Webcasts

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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HPI Outlook 2020: What Does 2020 Hold for the Downstream HPI?
11 December 2019

Sponsor: Burns & McDonnell

Join the editors of Hydrocarbon Processing as they present the downstream’s most trusted industry forecast. During the webcast, hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) professionals will gain expert insight into the 2020 spending and activities of the global HPI. During this live event, the editors will present projections for capital, maintenance and operating expenditures for the refining, petrochemicals and gas processing/LNG industries for 2020. They will highlight economic, environmental and industry trends impacting spending for the year ahead. The webcast will also include a Construction Boxscore Database overview of project activities in the refining, petrochemical and natural gas/LNG industries throughout the world.

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Meeting Europe’s Natural Gas Infrastructure Challenge: Opportunities and Outlook 2020
5 December 2019

Demand for Europe’s natural gas transmission infrastructure is increasingly in focus as the continent’s natural gas dependency continues to reach all-time highs. Amid steep year-over-year declines in natural gas production, the continent is increasingly reliant on LNG imports and international pipelines to supply key regions. But key restraints remain in areas where import capacity has insufficient access to growing demand centers. Additionally, emerging demand factors and remote upstream developments amid a push for lower carbon fuels provides a context for midstream infrastructure investment.

We examine the implications for managing the supply of natural gas through Europe to consumers. We examine capital investments, potential, and identify areas where a conflux of issues may lead to a gas transmission system shortfall. We examine regional natural gas transmission capacity and import facility capacities compared to the prospects of domestic supply and growing demand centers. Which areas require additional investment by midstream operators and what are the implications of this for the broader gas dynamics of Europe?

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Asset Performance Management: Creating an effective strategy that delivers
26 November 2019

Sponsor: Lloyd's Register

Whether RBI or RCM, the methodology that you follow is only one part of developing an effective asset performance strategy. More often than not, it is the commercial imperatives that can dictate and drive how organizations implement their strategy. At a time when operators are looking to achieve more with the same, or less, maintaining a level of robustness and flexibility in your asset performance management strategy is essential. Digital platforms play a critical part but having to strike a balance between technology and methodology to achieve your commercial goals is no longer a decision one needs to make.

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