Webcasts

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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Capitalizing on Integrated Base Oil Solutions
30 April 2019

Sponsor: Shell Catalysts & Technologies

The base oils market is a rapidly growing, high margin industry in transition.  Refiners are moving away from Group 1 base oils and looking for new and better ways to produce Group 2 and Group 3 base oils.  Shell Catalyst and Technologies is in a very unique position to provide integrated base oil solutions ranging from catalyst, licensing, services, to lubricants support. Register for this webcast to learn more about the market and how to capitalize on these industry changes.

Join us on April 30th to learn how Shell Catalyst and Technologies can help support you on your journey to create high quality base oils.  Topics include:

  • Introduction of Shell Catalysts & Technologies
  • Base Oil Market Overview
  • Shell Catalysts and Technologies Integrated Base Oil Solutions
  • A Base Oil Case Study – Hyundai
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Webinar with ARC: Closing the Gap between Plan and Actual Operations
23 April 2019

Sponsor: AspenTech 

 Refineries and olefin plants are constantly challenged by the gap between their plan and actual plant performance, leaving millions of dollars per year in lost margins on the table.

Join ARC Advisory Group’s Contributing Analyst Peter Reynolds as he addresses this challenge while presenting a huge opportunity. You’ll learn how newly available, breakthrough technology and best practices enable you to:

  • Optimize multiple units in real time by coordinating site-wide APC applications
  • Keep process models updated automatically with actual plant performance
  • Increase production, reduce product giveaway and save energy costs

In addition, AspenTech’s Henrik Terndrup, Sr. Director of Product Management, will explain how dynamic optimization technology - Aspen GDOT – is helping more than 15 companies meet or even exceed planned targets.

Sign up for this insightful webinar and discover how your refinery or olefins facility can improve margins by vertically integrating planning, scheduling and advanced process control in a closed loop.

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Clean Fuels: The Advancements to Zero-Sulfur
17 April 2019

During this live webcast, Lee Nichols will provide an overview on the advancements in clean fuels regulations around the world, along with capital expenditures on clean fuels projects by region and country. This webcast will be the first in a series on the topic of Sustainability in the HPI to detail the many efforts taken place around the world to produce low-sulfur and ultra-low-sulfur fuels.

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