Webcasts

Analysis of Recycled Plastics using the VUV Analyzer™ for Alternative Feedstocks
15 December 2021

Sponsor: VUV Analytics

Plastic waste is recognized as a significant environmental challenge as well as an opportunity. Many organizations are actively involved in recycling plastic waste and by using pyrolysis technologies converting it into usable petrochemical feedstocks. The output of this process is challenging to analyze with traditional analytical approaches used for traditional hydrocarbon streams. This presentation will preview a new automated application using Gas Chromatography (GC)-Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectrometry (VUV) that provides accurate identification and PIONA-type quantification of pyrolysis oils over a broad carbon number range.

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Plastic Pyrolysis Oil Analysis
23 November 2021

Sponsor: Vuv Analytics

Plastic waste conversion technology based on thermal pyrolysis will help reduce plastic waste through integrated processing solutions for turning end-of-life plastics into pyrolysis oil. The analyses of these samples are critical to the overall performance of the process and the usefulness of the product generated. Lummus Technology is at the forefront of this technology and the analytical support needed to make it successful. This presentation will focus on the hydrocarbon analysis of multiple samples from different plastic waste starting feeds and the power of the spectral analysis that GC-VUV provides.

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Implementing Condition Based Maintenance Strategy for Plantwide Automation Assets
19 November 2021

Sponsor: Schneider Electric

Plant automation including field devices is not only fundamental building block of any industrial plant but also represents significant capital and operational cost.

Traditionally, plants have adopted preventive maintenance practices to prevent unscheduled downtime. While this may uncover some possible problems, studies have found that not only this maintenance approach labor-intensive, it does not eliminate the possibility of catastrophic failures.

During this webinar we will discuss a Condition-Based Maintenance approach for plant automation assets, which will deliver higher plant productivity at lower risk.

In this webinar, you will learn about:

  • Constraints of current maintenance strategy for plant automation assets
  • Steps for an effective Condition based Maintenance program for plant automation assets
  • A customer success story
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How Turbomachinery Drives the Future of Renewable Hydrocarbons
17 November 2021

Sponsor: Atlas Copco Gas and Process

As the world transitions to a circular, decarbonized economy, renewable hydrocarbons such as renewable diesel are expected to play an essential role in the future fuel and feedstock mix. As is the case in traditional hydrocarbon processing, many of the future production processes will strongly rely on rotating equipment such as turbocompressors and turboexpanders to treat such challenging gases as CO2, hydrogen and syngas feedstocks.

This Webinar is focused on:
- The requirements of EPCs, process licensors and end users alike
- Giving a broader look at how turbomachinery can support renewable hydrocarbon processes
- Turbomachinery designs for handling the challenges of decarbonized production

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Proven and Cost-Effective Solutions for CO2 Reduction in Ethylene Plants
11 November 2021

Sponsor: Lummus Technology

Ethylene plants are the core unit in most petrochemical complexes and the CO2 production from a world-scale cracker is quite large. With the pressure to reduce emissions today, Lummus Technology believes the move of operators toward net-zero CO2 output for steam crackers will occur in phases as the technology evolves, requirements are implemented and solutions are commercially demonstrated. There are, however, several competitive and cost-effective strategies available today to reduce a plant’s CO2 emissions that can be economically implemented, particularly when coupled with a capacity expansion project.

Join us for a discussion where our experts will review the technologies available, considerations and strategies of implementation, and how these solutions can be applied to decarbonize an ethylene plant.

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Optimize Early Plant Design, Estimating and Construction Planning with Aspen OptiPlant 3D Layout™
2 November 2021

Sponsor: Aspen Technology, Inc.

With digital initiatives underway in the process industries, equipment layout, piping design, cost estimation and construction planning are getting a long-overdue overhaul. Learn how you can more easily move your engineering and estimating data across these functions for faster, more efficient FEED completion and handoff to detailed design. 

Join industry experts from AspenTech® and Black & Veatch as they share how innovations in Aspen OptiPlant 3D Layout help you:

  • Automate piping layout and equipment configuration
  • Connect your equipment and piping layout to your estimate
  • Achieve early construction planning for smooth execution
  • Reduce costs and schedule with a modularization strategy
  • Digitally hand over FEED data to detailed engineering

There will be a Q&A session following the event moderated by Lee Nichols with Hydrocarbon Processing.

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New techniques for process safety risk management
29 October 2021

Sponsor: Schneider Electric

As the world and global economy becomes more digital, market changes and pressures are becoming more dynamic. First, the speed of business continues to increase at a remarkable rate, which means business risks and variables, everything from fluctuating energy and feedstock costs to cybersecurity threats, are changing almost daily. Second, global policy initiatives and regulations that strive to create a more sustainable world mean companies now need to operate more efficiently, reliably and safely than ever. 

Identifying, mitigating and managing business, operating and environmental risks in real time or near-real-time has become essential for the short- and long-term success. With that in mind, it is time to challenge the status-quo and revisit risk-management strategies, particularly the strategies used to mitigate process safety risks, and explore how they can help you optimize your operations for a more sustainable performance. 

3 things the viewer will learn:

  1. Emerging elements on Process Safety Risk Management
  2. Effective Process Safety Risk Management during Operation and Maintenance phase of Safety lifecycle
  3. Dynamic Risk Visualization of Hazardous Events and associated Layer of Protections
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Fundamentals of a Successful Turnaround
27 October 2021

Join Hydrocarbon Processing, Aggreko and Evoqua as we explore the fundamentals of a successful turnaround.

Proper Planning to Mitigate Risk, Reduce Operating Costs and Increase Efficiencies. 30 years ago equipment was owned and maintained by the site owner. The equipment was expensive to maintain and added additional overhead. Additionally, there was no return on capital. In the mid-90’s, accounting laws changed making rentals favorable to Capex. This has created the rental industry as we know it today, with a keen focus on price, timely deliveries and  cost reporting. Leading with price has resulted in fewer services, creating a knowledge gap where owners order from a catalogue with limited input from the suppler. Clients need more from a supplier than a spec sheet – they need a technical resource with value added deliverables. We are going to discuss how proper planning can lead to a successful turnaround by mitigating risk, reducing costs and increasing efficiencies. 

Water and Vapor Solutions Maintenance Turnaround Events. Water and vapor emissions play a critical role in plant turnaround and maintenance events. Turnaround Teams are focused on safety, schedule, compliance, and budgets during a turnaround where water and vapor control can be an afterthought. With stringent emission limits and wastewater constituent loading on plant assets, turnaround events can pose challenges for operators. Incorporating a reliable water and vapor treatment specialist within front-end planning process can help support a successful turnaround. Find out how multi-solution providers such as Evoqua can mitigate compliance pitfalls and support turnaround events to ensure a safe and timely event occurs.

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