Achieve Operational Excellence via High-fidelity Operator Training Simulators: A Customer’s Perspective
19 June 2018

Sponsor: AVEVA

Companies struggle with operating more complex plants with fewer people responsible for more tasks. Operators run mission critical processes across multi-billion dollar businesses where missteps can be very costly in terms of safety and profitability. To increase confidence under various operating scenarios, Shell trains its operators and control system engineers on high fidelity training simulators. These simulators are based on first principle models of refinery processes and can be used to test control strategies, reduce start-up, and optimize training. Earl Wallace, Shell Canada Scotsford, will share his experiences with implementing this technology to drive operational excellence through long-term training strategies.

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Improving Your Gas Processing Plant's Efficiency and Reliability through Turbomachinery Standardization
13 June 2018

Sponsor: Atlas Copco

How can your process benefit from using a centrifugal machine, or a few of them in the same cycle? Considering how flexible today’s gas processing plants have to be to accommodate changing demand, it’s essential for rotating equipment to share that flexibility. Join Atlas Copco Gas and Process as they discuss the benefits of turboexpanders and integrally geared compressors used in the hydrocarbon industries. You’ll learn about how these technologies can be further optimized to offer maximum flexibility with minimal CAPEX due to the modularity, high efficiency and superior reliability that the design of these machines provides.

Key learning objectives:
•    Understand the features of centrifugal propane refrigeration compressors
•    Compare integral-gear technology with other types of compressors and analyze its impact on process flexibility, efficiency and risks
•    Learn how integrally geared turbocompressors can fit into your gas plant process
•    See mechanisms of turboexpander optimization and what it can bring to your process.

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Hydrocarbon Processing’s Industry Outlook: 2018 Update
5 June 2018

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 will provide comprehensive detail 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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China’s growing gas demand: Key projects and market insights
23 May 2018

Attend this webcast to hear from Hydrocarbon Processing's Lee Nichols, Editor and Energy Web Atlas’ Peregrine Bush, Senior Cartographic Editor and Scott Allgood, Director of Data Services, as they discuss the state of natural gas and LNG in China and give an outlook via the Energy Web Atlas, a web-based GIS platform which allows users to track global industry developments.

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Importance and Advantages of Updating Acidity in Ethanol Titrations
26 April 2018

Sponsor: Metrohm

Rapidly growing demand for Earth-friendly ethanol provides numerous opportunities to improve quality testing measures.  An increasing demand for high-quality ethanol creates an increased demand for better acidity testing methods. Titration is a common laboratory measurement used across many applications and industries but, is extremely helpful in providing quick results for ethanol acidity.  

Register for this webinar to hear from industry expert Kristy Moore of KMoore Consulting discuss fuel quality issues and best practices for increasing collaboration between renewable fuel and chemical producers.  You’ll also hear from Lori Spafford, Titration Product Manager, discuss the advantages of switching from manual titration to a dedicated analyzer for method ASTM D7795.  

Key learning objectives:
•    Acidity is a key performance parameter in ethanol specifications globally
•    Understand the measurement of acidity, recognize interferences
•    Understand advantages of updating titration method to D7795

Who should attend:
•    Ethanol and Gasoline scientists, quality managers
•    Anyone working in third party fuel laboratories
•    Logistics, Storage and Handling quality managers

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Maximum Performance & Minimum Emissions: A New Process Burner Retrofit Option for Fired Heaters
19 April 2018

Sponsor: Honeywell UOP

Modern plants need environmentally compliant burners that operate safely with low oversight or operator intervention. To meet this need, Honeywell UOP Callidus has developed an innovative burner technology ideal for new or existing wall fired petrochemical and reformer furnaces that delivers a compact, high performance, easy to install, low maintenance solution.  

Join Matthew Martin, Senior Product Line Manager and Honeywell Fellow, who has been working in the combustion industry for 25 years, for an informative webinar to learn more about this latest development in Callidus burner technology.

Targeting challenges faced by plant operators, Matthew will highlight testing scenarios with rigorous simulations and offer recommendations to close performance gaps and drive operational excellence.

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Mexico's Unfolding Natural Gas Transformation
10 April 2018

The global energy industry has seen how the shale boom turned the US into a leading gas producer and exporter. Much of the recent development in the Americas natural gas/LNG sector has been concentrated in the US Gulf Coast region, which is the key energy hub for much of the world. But what about Mexico? During this 60 minute live webcast, Energy Web Atlas’ Brian Balboa, Research Coordinator, Peregrine Bush, Senior Cartographic Editor and Scott Allgood, Director of Data Services, will discuss the potential future of Mexico by addressing:

  • What does the current natural gas/LNG sector look like in Mexico?
  • What is the status of Existing, Planned and Under Construction Pipelines in Mexico?
  • And most importantly, what key factors should the industry be aware of?
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Reduce Time and Cost by Accelerating Process Design: A Customer’s Perspective
27 March 2018

Sponsor: AVEVA

Do you want to improve employee efficiency and productivity? Equip your engineers with the best tools to effectively execute their process designs. Fluor, knowing the importance of getting the most from their employees and their technology, tasked Lei Lei Liu with modeling an intricate cooling water system in a new process simulator. In just weeks, with no previous training, she had built the model.

The idea behind this new tool, SimCentral Simulation Platform, is to replace multiple point solutions; allowing for seamless transitions between calculation modes. EPCs and operating companies alike can reduce time and cost by accelerating process simulation and design. In this webinar, Lei Lei Liu, will share how to maximize the benefits by using one simulation tool to do rigorous steady-state, hydraulics, and dynamic modeling quickly and efficiently in SimCentral Simulation Platform.

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