Ionikylation: Commercially Proven, Non-Hazardous, Non-Corrosive, and Environmentally Friendly Alkylation Technology of the Future
30 July 2019

Presented by: Well Resources, Inc.

Environmental sustainability and safety are important considerations when operating chemical processes. Traditional alkylation technologies utilize corrosive catalysts such as sulfuric acid or hydrofluoric acid, and these chemicals pose serious safety and environmental concerns when handled in large quantities. In addition, a number of recent high profile refinery explosions in the United States has renewed discussions over the use of dangerous chemicals near urban centers.

Ionikylation is a novel alkylation technology that uses a proprietary composite ionic liquid as the catalyst to produce alkylates that meet or exceed the quality of those produced from traditional means. The non-hazardous and non-corrosive nature of the catalyst allows process equipment to be manufactured using carbon steel and minimizes risks to refinery personnel. Join Well Resources’ Dr. Keng H. Chung as he discusses the development and widespread deployment of Ionikylation in Asia-Pacific and shares results and experience from commercial plant operations.

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How Oil & Gas Companies Are Transforming Operations with Drones & Data
17 July 2019

Sponsor: Honeywell 

We recognize that unexpected shutdowns can result in $1M in losses every day you have to take your equipment offline. Honeywell’s drone inspection and data analytics team work to reduce these events by working alongside our UOP field engineers to ensure every asset is inspected properly.

Join us for this educational webinar as we discuss how drones and data analytics are being used in oil and gas companies to lower cost, reduce unexpected shutdowns, improve safety and more. See the cost-savings for yourself and learn more about how Honeywell’s drone inspection and data analytics services can help your business achieve its goals.

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Taking the Digital Twin from Design into Operations by leveraging an EPC 4.0 strategy
25 June 2019

Sponsor: AVEVA and McDermott

As EPCs shift from a document-centric to a data-centric approach, the potential value realized by both the EPC and owner/operator is almost limitless. Digital Twins contain 3D models, engineering and process data, and operational processes that are the foundational building blocks for a suite of value-added applications in production optimization, visualization, artificial intelligence, automation, and predictive maintenance.

Vaseem Khan, Global Vice President Engineering at McDermott, will share his end state vision for the Design and Operational Twin, explaining how Design Twins created and refined during engineering, procurement and construction will become the Operational Twins once assets go live.

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Hydrocarbon Processing's Industry Outlook: 2019 Update
20 June 2019

Sponsors: Burns & McDonnell and Siemens

Over the past several years, the world has witnessed significant downstream capacity growth in all sectors of the downstream hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI). To satisfy increasing demand for refined fuels, petrochemicals and natural gas, every region is investing to increase downstream processing capacity. Although the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and US regions will be the leaders in capacity growth, other regions have announced capital-intensive projects to meet future demand. With more than $1.8 T in announced projects globally, it is imperative that HPI companies receive the most up-to-date and valid information on market trends, and the future development of the downstream processing industry.

During this live webcast, Lee Nichols and Thad Pittman will provide a mid-year update on capital projects around the world, as well as major economic, environmental and political market trends that are shaping and influencing the industry in the near-term.

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Training for Tomorrow at Total
4 June 2019

Sponsor: AVEVA

Any plant is only as good as the people operating it. A poorly trained operator can undo the most advanced engineering, placing the company’s profit at risk and, more importantly, its people.

Total, 2018’s most profitable oil major, sees training as a key enabler to achieving its goals for safety, sustainability and profit. Total’s OLEUM training centers provide tailored technical courses that address safety, process operations, and more. 

The next-generation program uses AVEVA Operator Training Simulators deployed in the cloud on AVEVA CONNECT to reach operators everywhere. AVEVA’s Cloud OTS enables widespread use of dynamic, high-fidelity simulation models that mirror the controls and behavior of actual site operations. 

In this webinar, Eric Scappazzoni from Total will share how they are bringing digital transformation into operator training with AVEVA Operator Training Simulators in the cloud.

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How Changes in the Claus SRU Impact Tail Gas Treating
22 May 2019

Sponsor: AspenTech

Sulfur recovery units (SRU) are often just one part of a process engineer’s responsibility, so when trouble arises in the SRU, it is helpful to turn to the experts. Sulphur Experts’ Ben Walton will join us to talk about how changes in the Claus section of the SRU can impact the downstream tail gas treating unit, and how to maintain the overall recovery.

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Robust New Semi-Regenerative Reforming Catalyst To Improve Unit Performance
16 May 2019

Sponsor: Honeywell UOP

Today’s market requires refiners like never before to simultaneously get the most return from their catalyst investments and maximum performance from their catalysts. One strategic driver to meet this demand is to employ latest generation semi-regenerative reforming catalysts to increase productivity and performance of existing operations.

Learn how you can cost-effectively meet the need for high-quality motor fuels and hydrogen, while achieving higher activity, stability and selectivity in your current operations. In this interactive webinar, you’ll discover the chemistry behind the latest developments, gain practical insights with case studies, and understand how the new catalyst technology delivers impactful business results.

Plus, UOP’s panel of experts will be on hand to answer your questions in the live Q&A session.

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A New Approach to Large Medium Voltage Drives
7 May 2019

Sponsor: Siemens

By attending this webinar, you will learn the benefits of using a single-channel, Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) solution for applications above 9,000Hp with operating voltages from 11kV to 13.8kV. We will explore a VFD solution that does not require a step-up output transformer but still provides maximum control, environmental and motor flexibility to the end user. We will also discuss how to provide maximum reliability using power cell redundancy and the removal of water cooled components. The topics covered in the webinar include:

  • A brief review of the multi-cell M2C topology
  • A review of the physical implementation and the advantages it offers to the end user
  • A presentation of the various implementations and ratings available for use on typical pump, compressor and fan applications.
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