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Make Every Piece of Your Reactor Count: Mitigate Pressure Drop in Minimum Reactor Space
7 April 2020

Sponsor: Honeywell UOP

Hydroprocessing unit operators know every particle added to the feed process increases pressure drop and takes away from cycle length.  The result is unplanned shutdown time, reduced cycle time and a financial loss that can often creep into millions of dollars a year.

To mitigate this risk, operators seek ways to make the most of existing plant equipment by integrating new, more efficient technologies. The ideal solution is one that can maximize existing space and provide the best benefit.

To better help customers achieve this goal, Crystaphase and Honeywell UOP are integrating market-leading technologies that can enable processing heavier feeds, longer operations, extended time between turnarounds, and help inter-cycle skimming.

Join us for this interactive webinar and you’ll learn:

  • The science behind pressure drop
  • The first line of defense against crusting
  • How a ground-breaking technology can enable layers of protection, with flexibility that helps reduce unexpected problems

Plus, you can have your questions answered by a panel of Crystaphase and Honeywell UOP experts

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The Digital Twins of Process Plants in Practice – Improving Resilience and Performance
24 March 2020

Sponsors: Siemens and Bentley Systems

Jointly developed for the process industry by Siemens and Bentley, PlantSight is an open, cloud-based solution that makes it possible to collect, connect, contextualize, validate and make use of all existing plant data. It creates a complete, reliable and updated digital twin of a plant, not only integrating 1D, 2D and 3D data, but also bringing visibility to dark data, which is a type of unstructured and unlinked data.

The speakers will cover a real user experience, showing how PlantSight made it possible to achieve a new level of collaboration across all disciplines and all levels. They will discuss how new cloud services are changing the way they work, and how this is enabling them to derive and deliver greater value from their assets and resources.

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Optimize Your Operations and Gain Insights on Your Assets with Digital Twin Technology
17 March 2020

Sponsor: AspenTech

What is a digital twin? Why is it an essential building block for your organization’s initiatives, such as sustainability, operational excellence and improved margins? Leading energy and chemical companies are leveraging digital twin technology to model the behavior and performance of assets to improve their bottom line.

Please join AspenTech’s Marketing Strategy Director and industry expert Ron Beck as he shares how digital twin technology provides the following benefits:

  • Increased visibility into energy and water use
  • Improved sulfur recovery and reduced emissions
  • Improved utilization across a multi-asset network

There will be a live Q&A session following the event. We encourage you to join the conversation by submitting questions when registering.

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Asia's Natural Gas Midstream in Focus: Tracking Key Investment Patterns and Potential Impacts
12 March 2020

Speaker: Chris Cothran

Asia drives global LNG demand!

LNG exporters to Asia have a slew of challenges to contend with, including the prospect for project sanction delays, demand-side factors impacted by global health scares, relative economic underperformance and trade disputes and wars. Constraints continue as the global natural gas prices keep decreasing.

In this webcast we will discuss:

  1. Key drivers, challenges, and the impact on the Asian LNG capacity investment thru 2025.
  2. The effects of potential oil-linked vs hub-based pricing in the Asian project economic context.
  3. Critical factors supporting or inhibiting project progression.
  4. A five-year outlook on anticipated capacity expansion for key Asian LNG import nations, including China, Japan, India, and South Korea. 
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Advances in Sulfuric Acid Alkylation: McDermott’s Lummus CDAlky® Technology
11 March 2020

Sponsor: McDermott Lummus Technology

With demand for alkylate rising, Lummus Technology’s CDAlky® gasoline alkylation process is a versatile solution for refiners utilizing readily available feedstocks to produce motor fuel alkylate. The low temperature sulfuric acid alkylation process reacts light olefin streams from a variety of sources such as fluid catalytic cracking units and steam cracking units together with isoparaffins to produce high performance motor fuel alkylate.

Central to the CDAlky process is an advanced reaction system design that significantly improves mass transfer relative to conventional contactors without using moving parts inside the reactor. The CDAlky reaction system operates at substantially lower temperatures than conventional alkylation processes, thus minimizing undesired side-reactions. CDAlky is therefore able to produce a higher quality alkylate product while consuming significantly less acid than conventional technologies. As CDAlky does not require rotating mixers or caustic/water post-treatment steps, the process is far less complex than conventional designs, thereby reducing initial capital cost, minimizing maintenance expense, and improving operational reliability.

Lummus Technology successfully commercialized the CDAlky process in 2013, and since then, interest in the technology has expanded dramatically. Lummus has established a strong position in the marketplace with 14 licensed units in place, and additional opportunities in the proposal and design pipeline. This webcast will introduce the key advantages of the CDAlky technology and will present options for improving refining operations by adopting this flexible, innovative technology. 

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Digital Reliability: 24/7 Real-Time Machinery Diagnostics
5 March 2020

Sponsor: Dynamics Scientific Production Center 

Dynamics Scientific Production Center has spent nearly 3 decades developing the COMPACS System for real-time machinery diagnostics in process facilities. With the COMPACS System, you can achieve optimal reliability through real-time monitoring of vibration as well as other parameters. Through the system’s Artificial Intelligence, process facility teams will get real-time feedback on the health of machinery as well as specific prescriptions for maintenance and repair before catastrophic issues occur. The system detects and identifies root causes of malfunctions several minutes, hours or even days before equipment failure.

When it comes to the reliability of equipment in process facilities, it is imperative that operators, managers, and maintenance teams have a clear picture of each machine’s health in real-time. COMPACS represents a paradigm shift from sudden equipment failures to early detection and identification of issues.  What does this mean for your facility?

You can virtually eliminate all accidents and fires and knowing the real-time health of all the equipment in your facility empowers you to schedule maintenance and repairs in the most cost-effective manner possible.

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Discover Operating Efficiency Gains through an Integrated Approach to Asset Performance Management
18 February 2020

Sponsor: Schneider Electric 

The ability to identify, diagnose and prioritize impending equipment problems in real time can prevent costly failures and reduce downtime, allowing you to unlock the full potential of your assets and your people. Adopting predictive maintenance strategies can increase asset utilization while driving operational excellence. In this webcast, learn how an integrated vision will transform how people, processes and assets converge and interact through digital technology for improved business outcomes. We will share insight on how IIoT solutions, digital tools and digital services can help drive productivity and improve efficiency using cloud, IIoT analytics, and mobility to maximize return across the entire asset lifecycle.

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Improve Hydroprocessing Campaign Length, Product Quality with Solids and Water Removal
4 February 2020

Sponsor: Pall Corporation

Join Pall Corporation's Global Market Director and hydroprocessing expert, Robert James, in a discussion focused on ultra-low sulfur fuels increasing demand on hydroprocessing units. During this webinar, you will learn how to produce quality final product and ensure millions of dollars in revenue by:

  • Improving campaign length by controlling feed heat exchanger and catalyst fouling.  
  • Dehazing steam-stripped diesel by reliably producing on-spec product.
  • Protecting hydrogen recycle compressors by eliminating contaminant-related top end failure.
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