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Implementing Enterprise-Wide Asset Performance Management: Where Do I Start?
6 September 2022

Sponsor: Honeywell

Digitalized asset performance management (APM) combines performance monitoring, machine learning, and predictive analytics to find the root cause of impending issues and reveal opportunities for performance improvement.  New technologies incorporate sustainability, business-level analytics, and strategic maintenance planning. Understanding underlying causes of low performance enables personnel to quickly bring assets back to established KPIs, industry standards, and regulations.  But, how can I actually improve operations and leverage these capabilities enterprise-wide?

Layered, holistic modeling can speed issue detection, provide the highest prediction confidence, and calculate remainder of useful life.  Results can be up to 25% improved advanced warning times allowing pro-active maintenance before failures, and 50% fewer false positives. Adding Cloud IoT streamlines scalability and data access – from unit, to site, to enterprise. 

Learn how combining Cloud-deployment with APM provides a simple, scalable, secure SaaS solution with enterprise-wide IoT services and business integration for supply chain facilitation, and sustainable energy and emissions.


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Green Refinery Challenges: Small-scale Sulfur Recovery
24 August 2022

Sponsor: Merichem

Renewable fuels production is achieved by hydrotreating vegetable oils (HVO) and waste greases. Within the new HVO processing technologies, there is co-production of carbon dioxide (CO2) and a small amount of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the reactor systems. An amine unit can remove the unwanted CO2 from the process but also removes the H2S. The resulting acid gas stream contains far less sulfur than is practical to remove with a typical refinery sulfur recovery unit (SRU) using Claus technology.

A multinational oil and gas company based in Europe uses a proprietary sulfur recovery technology to serve as the SRU. The liquid redox system uses a chelated iron solution to convert H2S to innocuous, elemental sulfur. The webcast will present a case study on the unit that is designed to remove about 4 metric tons per day of sulfur from an acid gas with up to 7 mol% H2S.

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Technology Solutions for a Sustainable World
17 August 2022

Sponsor: Lummus Technology

With an ever-increasing demand to reduce emissions and waste, companies are seeking to evolve operations to meet their environmental goals in a profitable manner. Solutions exist that can fulfill their energy transition requirements while hitting business and financial targets.

Join Lummus Technology’s Green Circle experts in a discussion of sustainable technologies focused on bio-based petrochemical production routes, CO2 utilization and waste plastic processing, and gain valuable insights into building an energy transition strategy that fits your facility and goals.

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Enable Digitization in Hydrocarbon Processing Industry with MQTT
3 August 2022

Sponsor: HiveMQ

The Hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) is being pushed towards sustainability and reduced dependency on fossil fuels given the global rise in energy prices and political uncertainties. COVID-19 led to demand uncertainty, and supply chain constraints. All of this accelerated the HPI to focus on Digitization, Industry 4.0 initiatives, and factory modernization. Data availability is at the forefront of this. Over the years, the MQTT protocol and the MQTT Sparkplug specification have emerged as clear leaders given their ability to enable data connectivity, break down data silos, and create data interoperability between OT and IT systems.

Join Ravi Subramanyan, Director of Industry Solutions Manufacturing at HiveMQ, on August 3, 2022, in this live webinar to learn how an MQTT and Sparkplug-based data broker can provide a reliable, secure, and a scalable foundation for HPI’s digitization initiatives.

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Introducing Sustainability in Bottom of the Barrel Upgrading
27 July 2022

Sponsor: Chevron Lummus Global, LLC

As the world transitions toward a lower-carbon energy supply, the industry will need an enormous investment for future greener energy supply. Energy producers, petrochemical manufacturers, and technology providers are developing creative and cost-effective solutions to transform today’s refineries into tomorrow’s energy hubs. Join this webcast to learn how Chevron Lummus Global (CLG), a market leader in resid hydrocracking, employs its LC-FINING technology and Eni’s Slurry Technology (EST) to introduce sustainability to conventional resid upgrading. Subject matter experts will share insights on producing chemical feedstocks, co-processing circular and renewable feedstocks and how to tackle challenging bio-renewable resid or circular feedstocks.

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The Drive to Net Zero: The Key Role of Digital Technology in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
26 July 2022

Sponsor: AspenTech 

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) will be an essential pathway as industries move to net zero. The ability to handle CO2 at both emission sources and directly from air, together with long-term storage in the subsurface, make CCS a crucial part of the energy transition.

Join AspenTech experts to learn how innovations in digital technology support end-to-end CCS, with faster, widespread scale-up and improvements in economics and efficiency. Learn how you and your teams can:

  • Use rigorous modeling and economic analysis for rapid design and scale-up of carbon capture processes
  • Evaluate all current and new technology areas (such as liquid and physical solvent absorption, zeolites, membranes and other approaches) to find the most viable solution for your use cases
  • Leverage subsurface models to select depleted reservoirs and aquifers for CO2 storage that meet technical and economic criteria
  • Support optimized control and ongoing operator training to reduce risks and ensure proper CO2 storage


You’ll see how chemical simulation models evaluate CCS approaches, such as converting CO2 to carbonates. Now is the time to adopt an end-to-end carbon capture and storage solution tailored to your needs.

We encourage you to join the conversation by submitting questions when registering for the event.

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Solving the Complexity of Energy Security and Sustainability with Digital Technology
29 June 2022

Sponsor: AspenTech

With the rapid escalation of energy prices and geopolitical risk in Europe, energy security has moved to center stage. At the same time, energy and chemical companies need to innovate and transform their business strategies to meet sustainability and profitability goals. Digital solutions are emerging as a strategic tool to help organizations navigate volatility short and long term.

Please join Hydrocarbon Processing Technical Editor Sumedha Sharma for a lively discussion with industry experts Dr. Carole Nakhle, Crystol Energy CEO, and Ron Beck, Senior Industry Marketing Director from AspenTech, as they provide insights on the following topics and more:

  • Economic and resource challenges associated with meeting energy transition goals
  • Barriers to electrification, energy security, energy efficiency and carbon removal
  • Role of technology in meeting global resource demands while advancing sustainability
  • Impact of global conflict on energy policy priorities

Sign up today to gain valuable insights to help you evolve your energy transition strategy. There will be a Q&A session following the event. We encourage you to join the conversation by submitting questions when registering.

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Hydrocarbon Processing’s Industry Market Outlook: 2022 Update
24 June 2022

Over the past several years, the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) has been engaged in a whirlwind of peaks and valleys. This included robust capital expenditures to build new refining, petrochemicals and gas processing/LNG capacity to satisfy future demand. However, COVID-19 created a fundamental shift in the capital projects market, leading to delays and even project cancellations. As lockdowns ease, dormant projects are receiving new life. What nations are investing in these projects? Why are they investing in new capacity? What major trends are driving the HPI globally?

During this live webcast, Lee Nichols will provide a mid-year update 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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