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Beyond ProcessBook & PI Vision: Exploring Today’s Industrial Analytics Tools
9 April 2024

Sponsored by: dataParc

In the Manufacturing 4.0 era, industrial organizations have more data at their fingertips than ever, offering the promise of higher production rates, more consistent quality, and reduced costs through data-driven strategies. Standing between many businesses and this promise of process optimization are questions surrounding the right tools to harness this data effectively.

Join us as we discuss:

  • A framework for understanding and categorizing the current industrial analytics landscape
  • The roles new AI and machine learning applications play in optimizing processes
  • Methods for migrating from legacy systems
  • A firsthand look at the solutions dataPARC can offer in this evolving space
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Addressing Corrosion Risk in Sustainable Aviation Fuel and Renewable Diesel Production Through Online Monitoring
19 March 2024

Sponsor: Emerson

The adoption of biofuel feedstocks by refiners is driven by a variety of factors, including regulatory compliance, sustainability, and diversification of their product portfolio. However, the introduction of these feedstocks poses significant risks due to their chemical differences compared to traditional crude feedstocks. To address these risks, many refiners have undertaken costly conversion projects to protect their plants from damage caused by the biofuels. In addition, refiners are increasingly turning to online integrity sensors to quickly detect corrosion and mitigate unwanted risk, helping to ensure that their critical assets remain healthy and reliable. With these strategies in place, refiners can effectively manage the challenges of incorporating biofuel feedstocks into their refining processes while ensuring the safety and longevity of their equipment. This webcast will give an overview of the solutions available to understand and manage the increased risk from corrosion when co-processing bio-feedstocks.

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Improve Safety and Operations with Design and Rating for Complete Overpressure Protection System
5 March 2024

Sponsored by: AspenTech 

Safety remains a critical imperative for companies worldwide as it impacts the workforce, surrounding communities and operations of the plant or refinery. Yet engineers often struggle to analyze scenarios and design risks for an effective safety system.

Join AspenTech experts to learn about innovations in the design and rating of overpressure protection systems and how they can help you:

  • Ensure safety by avoiding overdesign of equipment
  • Incorporate latest standards in calculations
  • Ensure safety while reducing CAPEX by pinpointing exact piping locations that may require expensive materials
  • Identify potentially dangerous relief scenarios

Register now to save your spot at this informative webinar. A Q&A session will follow so come prepared with your questions.

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Petrochemical Transformation: Overcoming Challenges in the Olefins Industry with Naphtha to Ethane/Propane (NEP) technology
27 February 2024

Sponsored by: Honeywell UOP

The olefins industry confronts a range of challenges, including growing concerns on the price and supply of certain feedstocks and the need to become more sustainable.  While ethane remains the most economical option for ethylene production, its availability is regional with the Middle East and North America having the greatest supply.   Significant investments in steam cracking and ethane export facilities in North America have been made over the past decade leading to some forecasts predicting a future increase in the price of ethane.  Given the high cost to transport ethane, this poses a particular threat to steam cracking operators in Europe and Asia that have become reliant on imported ethane. 

To address these issues, the Naphtha to Ethane/Propane (NEP) technology emerges as a versatile solution to produce a tunable amount of ethane and propane from naphtha and/or LPG. The ethane from NEP is typically fed to an ethane cracker to produce the target amount of ethylene.  Propane can be fed to a propane dehydrogenation unit to produce the desired amount of propylene.  Compared to a mixed-feed steam cracker, a typical NEP-based olefins complex increases olefin yield by more than 40%, while also reducing cash cost of production, CAPEX per ton of olefin, and CO2 per ton of olefin. 

Join us to learn more about Honeywell UOP’s newly launched Naphtha to Ethane/Propane (NEP) technology.


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Scale Up the Hydrogen Economy—Faster and Safer—Digitally
20 February 2024

Sponsored by: AspenTech

To effectively scale the hydrogen economy to meet ambitious decarbonization goals by 2035, companies must accelerate innovation, increase production and reduce risk. A “born digital” strategy is essential—from project inception across the entire process and asset lifecycle.

Join experts from AspenTech and Emerson as they share insight on a proven, end-to-end solution that delivers unique benefits whatever your company’s role in the hydrogen value chain. Learn how you can leverage proven advances in process modeling, data integration and AI-enabled optimization to:

  • Apply a repeatable design for engineering that integrates renewables and green hydrogen
  • Drive down the cost of hydrogen production while ensuring safe, cost-effective storage and transport
  • Improve decision-making enterprise wide with actionable asset data using first principles and AI modeling
  • Adopt an “operational excellence” approach across all facets of the hydrogen economy, reducing risk and maximizing efficiency


In addition, we will highlight several customers who are implementing this digital strategy with measurable results. A Q&A session will follow, so please come prepared with your questions.

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A Transformative Impact to Plant Operations with Multi-Unit Dynamic Optimization
6 February 2024

Sponsored by: AspenTech

As the demand for chemicals and refined products intensifies, refineries and olefins plants are challenged more than ever to enhance efficiency and maximize yields.

Join AspenTech experts as they share details on a dynamic, adaptive optimization platform that coordinates multiple units in real-time, enabling your assets to run to the limits of performance. Learn how you can achieve transformative, profitable results with Aspen GDOT™ as you:

  • Maximize high-value products and reduce product giveaway
  • Democratize model creation and deployment with AI-powered templates
  • Deliver faster time to value

We will showcase real-world use cases during the presentation. A Q&A session will follow so please come prepared with your questions.

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Webinar with Fluor: Unleash the Power of RAM Analysis, Maximize ROI
30 January 2024

Sponsored by: AspenTech

Are you still relying on simplified RAM analysis or even “gut feel” to make critical decisions for your operations?  What if you could gain a more holistic view with in-depth insights to help quantify overall project value?

Join experts from Fluor and AspenTech as they discuss an innovative approach to get the most out of your capital investments by predicting system-level asset performance. Learn how Aspen Fidelis™ can transform your decision-making, enabling you and your teams to:

  • Identify design improvements that meet business expectations
  • Create a comprehensive bad-actor list
  • Optimize maintenance strategies
  • Conduct accurate lifecycle analyses

You’ll see real-world examples that showcase Aspen Fidelis' advantage over basic RAM analysis, optimizing systems and maximizing ROI. A Q&A session will follow so come prepared with your questions.

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Unlocking Hydrocarbon Processing Industry's Digital Potential: A Path to Sustainability
18 January 2024

Sponsored by: AVEVA

As the world races towards a net-zero economy, the hydrocarbon processing industry finds itself under intense pressure to rapidly deploy and scale innovative technologies.

In this upcoming webinar, join AVEVA’s industry principle, Cormac Ryan as he presents some of the challenges and opportunities of digital technology, including:

  • The pivotal role of digital tools in addressing workplace disruption, meeting sustainability regulations, and creating a living digital twin that thrives through asset lifecycle handovers
  • Building a resilient industrial information structure that guarantees your place in the digital future
  • Case study examples of how organizations have created and maintained a digital twin that reduces project costs and schedules
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