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Technology Introduction: Fired Heater Decarbonization Advancements via Hybrid Electrification and Energy Recovery
23 July 2024

Sponsored: Lummus Technology

The challenge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industrial operations is on, creating the need for petrochemical and refining operators to meet today’s energy transition goals. Cracking heaters and other fired heaters are a great starting point for decarbonization efforts, due to the high carbon emissions of traditional heat sources.

Join us for a virtual introduction of Lummus’ SRT-h hybrid cracking heater and LEAP™ technology to learn how they can be applied for partial COreduction or extended to net zero-level CO2 emission requirements for cracking heaters or other refinery and petrochemical process heating applications.

This webcast will cover:

  • Innovative approaches to electrification and energy recovery with a focus on decarbonizing existing assets
  • Lummus’ SRT-h hybrid cracking heater which combines fuel firing and electrical heating to reduce CO2 emissions by 15-40% without negative impact on the plant capacity or the steam balance
  • Lummus’ LEAP technology which reduces fuel firing for existing fired heaters through energy recovery from the convection section for new and existing heaters
  • Additional plant considerations, as decarbonization is not just about heaters
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Examining Carbon Capture Technologies to Find the Right Fit for Your Facility
18 June 2024

Sponsored by: Lummus Technology

Decarbonization is a complicated but critical challenge facing multiple industries that are vital to support society’s way of life. With so many carbon capture technologies available, it can be difficult to determine which one is right for your specific site, application and decarbonization goals. The type selected will have a significant impact on the economics and feasibility of any decarbonization project.

Join Lummus Technology experts as they review the application of three different carbon capture technologies:

  • Post-combustion carbon capture
  • Oxyfuel combustion with CO2 purification
  • Pre-combustion carbon capture

This webcast will discuss the general process of each of these technologies, explore the technical advantages and disadvantages of each, examine the utility consumption and its impact on overall Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions, and evaluate the economics (CAPEX, OPEX and cost of capture) of these technologies in a test case.

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Webinar with Shell: Implementing Aspen Unified Planning and Scheduling
12 June 2024

Sponsored by: AspenTech

Shell recently completed a pilot evaluation of Aspen Unified Planning™ (AUP) and Aspen Unified Scheduling™ (AUS) at the Pernis and Moerdijk manufacturing complexes. The objective of the project was to simplify and streamline the deployment of newer software versions to enhance the efficiency and usability of its planning and scheduling tools. Integration between planning and scheduling was also a key focus.

Shell recognized that having centralized, web-based applications offered several advantages:

  • Version Management: Centralization simplifies the rollout of new software and patches, making it easier to address software bugs promptly
  • Resource Efficiency: Individual users no longer require high-performance computers, as the heavy lifting is done on the central server
  • Script Elimination: Web-based applications eliminate the need for scripting software
  • Consistency: All users operate on the same version of the model, ensuring consistency between planning and scheduling

Following this successful evaluation, Shell has made the decision to transition their planning and scheduling models into production. AUP is already live, and AUS is scheduled to go live in the coming months. Join us as Sergio Vazquez, Margin Optimization Advisor at Shell, shares their experiences implementing AUP and AUS, including plans for rolling out the products to other manufacturing sites. Additionally, you will hear about the benefits and trade-offs of transitioning from PC-based tools to web-based applications.

Learn how this initiative represents a significant step toward optimizing planning and scheduling processes, improving efficiency and achieving greater consistency across Shell’s organization.

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Optimize Designs for Sustainability Projects with Concurrent Engineering
14 May 2024

Sponsored by: AspenTech

Delivering energy transition projects on time and on budget requires tight collaboration across multiple disciplines to synchronize various deliverables.

Join AspenTech experts as they share a Concurrent Engineering solution that integrates process simulation, equipment design, cost estimation, risk assessment and more—across the full project lifecycle—enabling you to:

  • Reduce CAPEX, save time
  • Automate data consistency
  • Improve collaboration
  • Advance sustainability projects

The webinar will also highlight case studies showing how industry leaders accelerate their digitalization journey. Register today to learn more!

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Pushing Boundaries of Residue Conversion
7 May 2024

Sponsored by: Lummus Technology

The global energy landscape is shifting, demanding refineries to adapt and extract maximum value from residual feedstocks. As market leaders in resid hydrocracking, CLG and ENI offer a complete portfolio for resid conversion with CLG’s LC-Platform and Eni’s EST technology.

Join us to discover how CLG and Eni combine their expertise to develop the next generation of slurry hydrocracking technology and push the boundaries of resid conversion. Hear from subject matter experts on:

  • The commercial success of Eni Slurry Technology (EST).
  • Enhanced Slurry Technology: Leveraging the strengths of two platforms, the collaboration aims to push the boundaries of slurry hydrocracking.
  • ISOSLURRY catalyst offers a cost-effective alternative to improve flexibility and performance. 
  • Metal Recovery from Bleed Catalyst: Efficiently recovering metals to reduce operating expenses. 

By embracing these advancements, energy producers, petrochemical manufacturers, and technology providers can unlock the full potential of resid conversion and transform today's refineries into the energy hubs of tomorrow.

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Optical Gas Imaging in US Regulatory Framework
24 April 2024

Sponsored by: FLIR Systems

Since its inception in 2005, Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) has been an integral part of emission reduction in the oil and gas industry. Over that time, OGI cameras have been the center of the LDAR and EHS markets as the flagship technology for emissions mitigation. Beginning in 2008 with the Alternate Work Practice and most recently as the BSER for NSPS OOOOb and Appendix K of the March 6, 2024, U.S. EPA regulation, OGI technology has proven to be an efficient and effective means of regulatory compliance while also empowering oil and gas operators to increase safety and enhance productivity. The newest in OGI cameras have advanced features that help users meet these stringent regulatory requirements and increase LDAR inspection efficacy. In this webinar, FLIR Global Business Development Manager, Craig O’Neill will discuss how the NSPS OOOOb elevates the use of Optical Gas Imaging for leak detection.

Who Should Attend: Air Quality Professionals, Compliance Officers, Directors of Compliance, EHS Professionals, Environmental Professionals, Fugitive Emissions Professionals, HSE Professionals, LDAR Professionals, Maintenance Managers, OGI Technicians, Operations Managers, Platform Managers, Reliability Professionals.

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Enabling the Power-to-X Value Chain: Minimizing Project Risk by Tracking and Managing Carbon Intensity
23 April 2024

Sponsored by: Honeywell UOP

As the world works to reduce global carbon emissions, an entirely new value chain is emerging: one that transforms green electrons into practical, transportable derivatives.  The market for green hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, and sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) is rapidly expanding, and that presents stakeholders with the challenging decision of where and how to engage this “Power-to-X” space.

Producing green hydrogen and renewable derivatives requires more than just efficient technology solutions—it requires seamless, real-time electron- and carbon-accounting. Investors, project developers, industrial operators, end customers, and policymakers are seeking end-to-end solutions that are low-risk, reliable, traceable and well-understood.

In this webinar, learn about key decision points in any Power-to-X project and how Honeywell is charting a clearer path to success at every step in the value chain with process and software solutions from energy storage to eFuels production. Leveraging more than 100 years of chemical process and controls engineering experience, Honeywell has developed a unique methodology and a suite of solutions that reduce uncertainty around carbon intensity, while maximizing end-to-end efficiency.

Join us to discover how Honeywell can help you unlock the full potential of renewable power to create a more sustainable and profitable future.

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Renewable Fuels Production: the Honeywell Advantage from Technology, Automation, and Digitalization
16 April 2024

Sponsored by: Honeywell 

Honeywell stands out in the renewable fuels sector through its two businesses, UOP and Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS), which specialize in process technology, catalysts, automation, process control, and digitalization. Together, they offer unique, integrated solutions to enhance customer efficiency, minimize project risks, ensure quicker start-ups, achieve faster full capacity, and maintain optimal and safe plant operations throughout its lifecycle.

Experion Solution Suites (ESS), a comprehensive automation package designed for Honeywell UOP units, integrates process solutions into Honeywell's ExperionPKS® platform. It includes pre-configured control designs, graphics, alarms, sequences for startup/shutdown, hardware designs, and process digital twins, tailored to UOP licenses. This approach aims to guarantee operational readiness from day one, shortening the time to reach full capacity. ESS supports renewable fuel production from fats, oils, greases via Ecofining technology, and offers Ethanol-to-Jet and Methanol-to-Jet processes, enhancing options for renewable fuel production.

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