Bringing Deep Process Knowledge to Digitalization: A Practical Approach to Digital Operations
13 November 2018

Sponsor: Process Systems Enterprise 

Digitalization of process operations is currently a much-discussed topic throughout the process industries. Much of the recent focus is on the application of machine learning techniques on Big Data to derive statistical models that are then used in applications such as predictive equipment maintenance. 

An alternative – but not necessarily competing – approach is to apply the deep process knowledge embedded in high-fidelity predictive process models online within a digital applications framework. Using such detailed models in real-time process operations is a significant step forward from current online applications that are mostly based on simplified models of plants – often derived directly from expensive plant tests – and can lead to substantial improvements in terms of both enhanced performance and reduced cost of deployment. 

Overall, the creation of digital process twins that combine the richness of the plant data with accurate model predictions makes possible a new generation of monitoring, forecasting and optimization applications. This webcast describes the approach and illustrates it with practical applications for olefins production, petrochemicals process monitoring and utility system optimization.

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Maximizing Profits in the Current Olefins Market
6 November 2018

Sponsor: AspenTech 

Market volatility is an ongoing issue for olefin producers, as local and global events drive rapid changes. Unprecedented capacity expansions combine with feedstock and logistics constraints to create significant problems for operating companies. This webinar will discuss key business challenges and solutions in the face of this volatility. With new world-scale crackers coming online, all cracker operators need to establish optimal operating envelopes to drive greater efficiencies in an ever-evolving competitive environment.

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Filling the Propylene Gap: Shaping the Future with On-Purpose Technologies
1 November 2018

Sponsor: Honeywell

Global demand for propylene continues to rise, and the market is projected to enjoy solid growth rates for the foreseeable future. 

With this increase, however, traditional sources of propylene no longer meet the demand. On-purpose propylene solutions are necessary to fill the propylene gap. 

Join Honeywell UOP’s team of experts as they discuss market trends and explore a variety of on-purpose solutions with a focus on propane dehydrogenation and UOP’s Oleflex™ Technology solution.

You’ll learn what’s driving the market and gain insight to a variety of on-purpose technologies. 

Plus, a cross-functional panel of UOP’s R&D, technology and business leaders will be available to answer your questions in the Q&A session.

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GasPro 2.0: A Webcast Symposium
25 October 2018

The global LNG industry is becoming increasingly interconnected as grassroots export projects get off the ground. Another technology route for processing gas into fuels—GTL—is attracting renewed attention due to improving economics. Small-scale solutions for both LNG and GTL are at the forefront of new technological developments, while major projects using more conventional technologies continue to start up around the world.

During this webcast, we will focus on LNG, GTL, gas processing technology developments and deployments, operations, small-scale solutions, transportation, trading, distribution, safety, regulatory affairs, business analysis and more.

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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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