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Technology Introduction: The Next Generation of Breech-Lock High Pressure Closures
21 June 2022

Sponsor: Lummus Technology

Shell and tube heat exchangers equipped with high-pressure breech-lock (or screw-plug) closures are used extensively in the hydroprocessing industry for high pressure and temperature services when there is a requirement to open the exchanger for inspection and maintenance and when a leak-free operation is paramount. The breech-lock closure allows for sealing adjustments without being dismantled, providing quicker opening and closing operations compared to TEMA closures.

Join us for a virtual introduction as Lummus Technology presents the latest innovation in breech-lock closures. This webcast will highlight the limitations of today’s breech-lock technology, explain Lummus’ path in development, and showcase how the next generation raises the bar to deliver a closure that is more easily operated and maintained.

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Fostering continuous improvement by turning disparate data into actionable information
15 June 2022

Sponsor: Siemens

Workforces around the world make vital operational decisions everyday. However, the plant related information required to stay in control and make the right decision at the right time is not always available or accessible. Business as usual for many companies means struggling with silos of data and lost opportunity across every shift.

To continuously improve, you need to continuously measure and identify deviations from plan, then make informed decisions in a timely manner.  This is only possible if the workforce has easy access to the data they need to see, in the way they need to see it.

Siemens and IT Vizion help companies around the world equipping their workforce with real-time decision support, increasing profits and reducing time-to-value.

Join our webinar to learn how companies have enabled proactive decision making with complete, real-time, situational awareness using XHQ software.

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Decarbonizing at mega scale with Blue Hydrogen
10 June 2022

Sponsor: Topsoe

With the ever-increasing commitments to CO2 reduction, the path has been set and it is now time to deliver on that promise.

Today, Topsoe technology is producing one third of the world’s hydrogen;  And as the technology leader, Topsoe’s mission is to deliver blue hydrogen at the necessary mega scale to reach our net zero targets.

Join us for a discussion on the growing global demand for hydrogen and on its new applications in the clean energy sector. Learn about the processes to produce blue hydrogen, with ultra-low carbon intensity at the lowest levelized cost, at mega scale. Find out how industry leaders are planning on decarbonizing their existing assets by using blue hydrogen and gain valuable insight into the respective international incentives for producing low carbon intensity hydrogen.

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Major Refinery in Asia Achieves Significant Energy & OPEX Savings with Real-Time Digital Twin
7 June 2022

Sponsor: AspenTech

Refineries are always looking to reduce their energy use and carbon footprint. Here is a unique opportunity to learn how a major refinery in Asia drastically reduced steam consumption by deploying a real-time digital twin that was built using Aspen HYSYS® and works with their Aspen DMC3™ advanced process control (APC) system.

Join refinery experts as they discuss their experiences with the solution, which was recently awarded the “Best Digital Twin of 2021” from Hydrocarbon Processing. Learn how you can:

  • Save energy with better process optimization using insights from online digital twins
  • Gain real-time insights to key operational parameters that are not directly measurable
  • Adopt best practices on maintaining and building an online digital twin

Discover how you can implement digital twin solutions to help your refinery meet sustainability and profitability targets.

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Refinery Petrochemicals Integration: Practical approaches to boost yields from existing assets
25 May 2022

Sponsor: Lummus Technology

Market pressures brought about by consumer behavior and governmental action are expected to result in reduced global demand for refined products by the end of the decade. Concurrently, regional population growth and increased demand for consumer products is expected to accelerate the global demand for petrochemicals into the future.

These complex market trends have refiners investigating a variety of options to reduce or eliminate gasoline and other fuels. This can be simple, light olefins and aromatics yield improvement projects to complex, fully integrated crude-to-chemicals programs. This webcast will focus on practical technology-based low to mid-size CAPEX upgrades that refiners can integrate into existing assets to increase conversion and boost petrochemicals yields.

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How Industrial AI Improves Reactor Operations with Unprecedented Simulation Accuracy
10 May 2022

Sponsor: AspenTech

Reactor operations continue to be critical for today’s refineries, but reactor simulation solutions have traditionally been difficult to use and maintain. The problem is magnified as experienced engineers and operators retire at a faster rate.

Join experts from AspenTech as they demonstrate how Aspen Hybrid Models™ work with Aspen HYSYS® process simulation to help a new breed of refinery teams: 

  • Reduce operational risks and uncover improvement opportunities with unparalleled accuracy in reactor simulation
  • Save up to 50% the time and effort required to maintain reactor simulations using AI
  • Eliminate dependency on expensive third-party consultants as in-house engineers maintain simulations


Learn how you can leverage the latest innovations in reactor simulations to improve operations, reduce emissions and drive profitability.

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Unleash the Potential of Your Naphtha Steam Cracker
3 May 2022

Sponsor: Honeywell

The global ethylene market grows at 3.0-3.5% annually, which amounts to 6-7 MM MTA increase in demand every year.  Greater than 95% of ethylene is produced using steam cracking.  The two of the main feedstocks for steam crackers are naphtha and ethane with each supplying >45% of all ethylene production.  Ethane cracking tends to have lower Cash Cost of Production, supply is regional and insufficient to meet the global ethylene demand.  Naphtha cracking has several disadvantages: high feed stock cost, lower ethylene yields and a large number of by-products with a wide range of values.  So how can the efficiency of naphtha crackers be improved?

Join us to learn more about how Honeywell UOP’s newly launched Integrated Olefin Suite of technologies (IOS) helps to:

  • Increases profitability from naphtha cracking operations to improve competitiveness.
  • Increases light olefin production (ethylene and/or propylene) even when feedstocks are constrained.
  • Increases, decreases, or eliminates steam cracker by-products (e.g., butadiene, butenes, benzene).
  • Facilitate an economic transition from fuels to petrochemicals.
  • Maximize production of light olefins from high-priced bio-naphthas.
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Navigating the Sustainability Shift in Capital Projects
27 April 2022

Sponsor: AspenTech

With an intense focus on decarbonization to achieve net zero, Engineering, Procurement & Construction firms (EPCs) and their clients will need to reallocate capital to take advantage of this new opportunity, raising questions such as:

  • What sustainability areas will projects concentrate on most?
  • How are companies organizing to react?
  • What are the challenges?
  • What are the opportunities?

These are just a few of the questions that we asked your peer companies in an online survey to better understand the strategies and actions decision makers are taking to successfully navigate the energy evolution and circular economy. Within the next five years, 60% of respondents believe that over 40% of their work will be in the sustainability area. The hottest project areas are in energy efficiency, carbon capture and hydrogen economy. In executing these new projects, the biggest barrier cited by 44% of the respondents was building a staff with the right domain expertise; the second largest barrier cited was the economics of the projects themselves.

Please join our panel as they discuss all of the survey findings and provide their unique insights. There will be a Q&A session following the event.

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