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How to Create Refinery Margin Opportunity Through the Flexibility of the Hydrocracker
25 October 2018

Sponsor: Shell Global Solutions

Every few years, there are changes in refining trends that create margin opportunities.  The common recipe for success has been the ability to adapt quickly to the new economic incentives before good margins diminish.  Past trends have ranged from crude flexibility to Clean Fuels to maximum diesel production just to name a few.  Emerging trends include compliance with IMO 2020 to petrochemical integration to production of higher value products.  

This webinar reviews how to create refinery flexibility and capture refinery margin opportunity by efficiently modifying Hydrocracker equipment, catalyst and/or operations. It describes several commercial examples of refiners who have successfully adapted their Hydrocracker or high pressure Hydroprocessing unit to capitalize on emerging opportunities, executing their plans in an expedient and cost-effective manner.  Be ready for future changes by recognizing the trends and creating the flexibility in your Hydrocracker to capture the opportunities.

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UniSim® Design for Refining: A Solution for the Refining Sector Challenges
23 October 2018

Sponsor: Honeywell

The global refining sector has enjoyed a mini golden age of healthy margins in recent years. This is mainly because of an oversupplied crude oil market and lower oil prices. The next big challenge for the refining industry is expected to be the implementation of new tighter global bunker fuel specifications known as “IMO 2020”.

This disruptive change is just around the corner and UniSim Design for Refining provides a solution for refineries whether the long lead investments for this change are completed, underway, or just under evaluation. 

UniSim Design for Refining makes it easy to build refinery-wide flowsheets to evaluate the impact of crude oils and condensates available in the market for “IMO 2020” compliance. Whether for a simple refinery or a complex one, UniSim Design provides an easy to use tool to evaluate rerouting of intermediate products and blending scenarios to make this challenge an opportunity rather than a threat.   

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Gaining the Upper Hand in the Fight Against Corrosion: Installed Sensors, Predictive Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
16 October 2018

Sponsor: BHGE

Ultrasonic sensors enable operators to measure and monitor interior wall loss due to corrosion. Combining sensor data with BHGE's cloud-based predictive wall loss and Ionic analytics, operators - in particular, downstream operators - gain new abilities to manage and decrease corrosion risk. In this webinar, you will learn how BHGE is applying artificial intelligence-based analytics to improve your ability to define the optimum operating envelope for increased feedstock flexibility, respond to changing unit conditions for improved process reliability, increase capacity utilization for increased profitability, and extend equipment life.

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Energy Web Atlas Downstream Insight Product Overview
9 October 2018

Join our 30-minute overview and live demo webcast on “EWA Downstream Insight Product Overview”. This “Downstream Insight” integrates two flagship offerings from the Data Services Division of Gulf Energy Information. These are our Construction Boxscore database tracking active projects in Gas Processing, Petrochem and Refining; and our “Visualizing Energy Data” Energy Web Atlas application.

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Five Things to Consider When Sampling in a Hydrocarbon Processing Plant
3 October 2018

Sponsor: Sentry Equipment

The focus in hydrocarbon processing is keeping the product safely contained. There are only two exceptions: when product is sold and when it is sampled. Both cases come with risk to exposure to personnel and the environment. 

Sampling is essential for gaining visibility into product quality, identifying corrosion and ensuring processes are operating as expected. It occurs at multiple points across virtually every stage of hydrocarbon processing.

But, sampling doesn’t fit neatly into the organizational structure of refineries and petrochemical plants. 

That has left many organizations operating without a system in place to ensure safe, consistent sampling. Learn the five things to you need to know when sampling in a hydrocarbon processing plant.  

Sampling experts Rod Lunceford and Randy Cruse from Sentry Equipment will cover the following topics:

•    Safety & Environmental Considerations 
•    Matching Your Sampling Equipment to the Application
•    Operator Training and Installation Considerations
•    Benefits of Preventative Maintenance
•    Sampling Equipment Reliability
•    Questions & Answers

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Improving Profitability and Safety with State-of-the-Art Shell Reactor Internals
27 September 2018

Sponsor: Shell Global Solutions

Is your fixed-bed catalytic reactor facing issues such as high pressure drop or thermal maldistribution? Is the throughput of your unit bottlenecked or are you planning to process heavier, more difficult feeds? Are you seeking to improve your unit’s safety and reliability?

If your answer is yes to any of these questions, a quick and simple revamp involving the installation of the 2018 generation of Shell reactor internals will help address such issues.

With technologies developed over the course of 30 years and an experienced owner/operator of process and mechanical engineers, Shell Global Solutions has provided a wide array of custom made solutions in more than 1,700 reactors all over the world. Will your reactor be our next challenge? Follow our webcast and be introduced to Shell Global Solutions reactor internals technologies and services.

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What’s New in Water Treatment for the Oil & Gas Industry?
18 September 2018

Sponsor: Veolia Water Technologies

Veolia, the world’s largest environmental company, is focused on research and innovation, always seeking new and better ways to meet the needs of industry. New technologies emerge and new applications for proven solutions are discovered every day. 

Join us on Tuesday, September 18, to learn about the latest innovations in water treatment for refineries, chemical, and petrochemical plants. Bill Perpich from Veolia Water Technologies will reveal what the scientists at Veolia have developed to optimize water treatment efficiency, lower your operating costs, comply with new regulations, and utilize IIoT digital tools to your advantage.

Topics will include:

•    Recycle and reuse in refineries and how it’s accomplished
•    New technologies based on ballasted clarification
•    High-rate biological treatment for removal of phenol and benzene
•    The latest twist on DAF technology
•    A new design for water degasification
•    Modularized technology offerings
•    Application of TiPSS for HF Alkalyzation
•    And more!

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Higher Margin and Safe Production of Alkylate from Olefin Feeds Using Solid Acid Catalyst
13 September 2018

Sponsor: KBR 

Globally, the demand for cleaner burning gasoline blend components is increasing. Alkylate, isomerate, ethanol and ethers represent cleaner burning gasoline blend components. Among these, alkylate is the ideal clean fuel component because it has a high octane rating, exhibits low vapor pressure, low sulfur levels and does not contain aromatics or olefins. Alkylate is produced using either sulfuric or hydrofluoric acid as the catalyst, but both these acids are dangerous and can lead to corrosion-induced accidents. 

After years of development, a new solid-acid catalyst technology, ExSact, has reached the point of outperforming these liquid acids. The ExSact catalyst forms the core of a safe and efficient K-SAAT process that generates high-octane alkylate, without the dangers and costs associated with liquid acid technology. 

The stable catalyst performance greatly simplifies the overall process design, which reduces the capital cost of the alkylation plant, while lowering energy consumption. During this webcast, Sanjay Singh, Vice-President, New Technologies, KBR, will provide a detailed overview of the ExSact technology, its successes and benefits.

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