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Real-life Digitalization Experiences: Think Big, Prove Small, Scale Fast
With 40,000 professionals, across 60 countries, Wood Group is one of the world’s leading consulting and engineering companies operating across Energy and the Built Environment. Ben Hewitt is a key member of their management team responsible for defining best practices when it comes to implementing digital technologies that improve asset operations and reliability.
Bentley Systems is a leading software vendor of solutions that design, construct and operate the world’s infrastructure, including heavy industrial assets such as process plants and mines. Alistair Stubbs is responsible for the development of Asset Performance Management software and his mantra is helping users get maximum value from their data. His 30 year career has spanned two leading software organizations and Lloyd’s Register.
During this panel discussion both will address key questions regards how best to think about and deploy today’s digitalization technologies especially digital twins. The process industries have always been at the forefront of using computers and digital systems, and today there is great pressure to use the massive amounts of data and information coming in from these systems to transform operations, support remote working, and improve asset performance. These experts will share their experiences gained from years of deploying digital solutions and will provide guidance on how to implement digital twin technologies.
Achieving Repeatable Golden Batch Outcomes
Learn about automation solutions that can improve the Right First Time Metric. Learn how to consistently hit quality and production targets while ensuring a safe and reliable operation. These strategies will help minimize out-of-spec batches avoiding costly, time consuming rework or scrapping. Capture the highest possible margins in your batch operations.
Improve the Safety and Efficiency of Your Gas Distribution Systems
Do you rely on gas systems to operate your facilities? Have you struggled to address and avoid leaks in your systems while dealing with other day-to-day tasks? Are you concerned about safety hazards posed by gases flowing around your plant? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes”, then be sure to register for this webinar on the common challenges with today’s industrial gas distribution systems.
Led by Karim Mahraz, Swagelok’s product manager for analytical instrumentation and custom solutions, this webinar will cover what a gas distribution system is, why to make such systems a priority, common challenges, the role of pressure regulators, and the benefits specific gas distribution system assemblies provide.
Differential Pressure Flowmeter Calibration – Best practices in the fieldREGISTER
Join us as we partner with Chemical Engineering for a discussion about pressure. This interactive webinar will be focused on differential pressure (DP) flow measurement and best practices associated with it. Flow measurement systems can be critical to control processes' efficiency and economic safety— especially when custody transfer and billing are involved. Therefore, periodic flowmeter calibrations to ensure accuracy can be crucial to the operation of many process plants and systems. Calibrating flow measurement systems in a flow laboratory can be logistically cumbersome and expensive. So, what do you do without a flow laboratory? What can you do in the field?
This webinar will answer these questions and focus on best practices to calibrate flowmeters in the field when calibration in a flow laboratory is not viable. A live demonstration of a DP flow transmitter calibration will also be shown, so if you are a calibration professional and want to make accurate flow measurements, register now!
Why is my powder flowing out of my hopper like a liquid?
Clients often come to us with questions like, “Why won’t my powder come out faster? I even tried speeding up the feeder!” or “Why is my powder flowing out of my hopper like a liquid?” Very frustrating!
These strange behaviors – problems with “not enough flow” when fine powders are rate-limited and won’t discharge any faster, or “way too much flow” when powders act like liquids and flood uncontrolled through the process – are all too common in processes across a variety of industries, including chemicals, cement, consumer products, food products, pharmaceutical production, powdered metals, and even in battery manufacturing.
At Jenike & Johanson, we refer to these behaviors of fine powders as “two-phase” flow interactions, where the two phases are (1) the powder and (2) interstitial air or gas. When not properly accounted for, two-phase flow interactions of powders can be highly problematic and result in product loss, quality control problems, process non-uniformity and segregation, decreased production rates, and significant safety and maintenance concerns.
Join Senior Project Engineer Josh Marion of Jenike & Johanson while he discusses why these fine powder flow problems occur, how they can be predicted, and how they can be prevented.
AI-Driven Analytics for ChemicalsREGISTER
During 2020 the Chemicals Industry became a highly dynamic environment increasing the need for companies to adapt to different demands and production loads. Among the top enablers to help face these uncertainties are Cloud and Artificial Intelligence. During this webinar, we will explore how cloud-based, AI-driven Predictive Asset Optimization provides very early detection of O&M issues and a 360o view of risk, facilitating optimization of operational efficiency, production, and costs based on known constraints or potential loss of equipment. As a result, plants can manage risks, thus decreasing production losses due to downtime and optimizing operations and maintenance strategies. We will explore this cutting-edge AI solution, the cognitive technologies behind it, and real world case studies that bring its value to the forefront.
Reaching Resilience Through Digital Innovation
How has the current pandemic accelerated the rate of implementation of digitalization and technologies? For the past 15 months, both the power generation and chemical processing sectors were pushed toward a greater level of remote communications, remote monitoring, and increased pandemic-mitigation protocols. In this webinar, end-users will share their experiences with digital twins, remote operation centers, augmented reality systems, and other technology applications during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters will discuss how these digital technologies supported operations during the pandemic and how they might be used in the future.
From Standards to Innovations, Learn the DCS Trends of the FutureREGISTER
Many chemical processes can be complex and depend on the Distributed Control System (DCS) to prepare teams to adopt with confidence new innovations that will drive lower costs, while speeding the development and startup of new process areas or plants. The backbone of innovation are the supporting standards to ensure consistency and robustness of new solutions to age old challenges. To put this into perspective, we will start with a quick look back of how standards have influenced today’s DCS, and then we will focus on the standards being developed now such as Modular Type Package (MTP) and Power Over Ethernet (PoE) that will drive innovations to make the DCS even more nimble and easier to implement than it is today.
Advantages of Ultrasonic Technology for Flare Apps in the Chemical, Petrochemical & Refinery IndustriesREGISTER
Since first developments of ultrasonic technology in the 1920s, it has continued to evolve and is now used for various applications, including measurement of flare gas flow. Join us in this webinar to learn trends and advantages to using ultrasonic technology for flare applications.
In this webinar, you'll learn:
• A brief history of ultrasonic flow meters in flare applications
• Advantages to using ultrasonic meters for flare measurement
• What new technology is emerging in the market
The Case for Plant Modernization And UpgradesREGISTER
If you're in a system that's outdated, you’re well aware of the risks of running your plant processes with aging hardware and software. Waiting to modernize will impact your cost of ownership due to shortages of critical parts, increase risk of an unplanned production shutdown and will have no incremental benefits.
A well-designed modernization approach will allow to reduce footprints and costs. Whether by eliminating unnecessary hardware, reducing wiring, or reducing project hours, these solutions all drive significant cost savings that add up to millions of dollars even on small projects.
Chemical Industry Economic Outlook: The Road to RecoveryREGISTER
This webinar examines the current status of the U.S. chemical industry as well as its outlook over the next several years. We will start with examination of the economic environment, with an emphasis on the recovery from the Covid-19 recession and additional focus on housing, light vehicles and other important end-use markets.
We will then focus on: 1) basic chemicals and synthetic materials; and 2) specialty chemicals. Our premise is that the shale-advantage of the former will be retained. On the latter segment, our premise is that it will reflect the recovery in manufacturing and will be possibly aided by reshoring in the upcoming years. Of particular interest to those in process engineering and chemical company capital programs, we will assess the capital spending outlook.
The Metering Pump Technology that Pioneered Systems DiagnosticsREGISTER
Today, more than ever, autonomous operations and auto adaptation is required to overcome system challenges in chemical feed systems. Manufactures often talk about the features and capabilities of products, but without directly linking these to applications, it can be difficult to see the value. Special technologies like Flow Control and Measurement capabilities directly integrated into a dosing pump sound interesting, but what does it really mean for your application? In this webinar, we will dive into the details of how this technology works and why it is something that should be considered for anyone looking for the most accurate, robust, reliable, and user-friendly chemical metering pump. Additionally, you will learn how this technology can deliver real-time diagnostics and chemical usage feedback to keep your plant running smoothly.
Understanding Liquid Grab Sampling Systems
As more industries bring more analytical equipment online, it is increasingly important to have high-quality sampling systems in place to accurately capture process conditions for later analysis. Sampling reliability is necessary to optimize your costs and ensure the quality of your process outputs, but finding the right system requires careful analysis of a variety of factors, including sample pressure, temperature, phase, compatibility, and chemical composition. Swagelok advisors routinely help customers work through the complex considerations necessary to choose a grab sampling system that will perform reliably in their specific applications, and our experts have tapped decades of chemical processing and sampling experience to design safe, easy-to-use, locally configurable grab sampling solutions. In this webinar, we will explain how to decide between grab sampling and online analyzer systems, requirements for designing a high-performing liquid grab sampling system, and tips to find a grab sampling system that meets your needs.
Designing with fluoropolymer components for combating corrosive chemicals
Maintenance and design engineers are increasingly searching for lightweight and cost-effective materials like plastics, which are easy to fabricate, and are capable of providing extended service life in a given application. For these reasons, plastics are being considered more frequently as the material of choice when designing components for use in chemical plants. However, choosing the correct plastic for the application is critical, as plastics offer an incredibly broad range of performance characteristics. For many decades, engineers have specified fluoropolymers, a specific family of plastics, for their plant’s critical fluid handling systems to transport some of the world’s harshest and most corrosive chemicals safely and dependably. Fluoropolymers offer a unique combination of thermal stability, chemical and corrosion resistance, and ultra-high purity that make them the ideal choice for a wide variety of applications.
This webinar will provide engineers and plant personnel case histories identifying where fluoropolymers, like Kynar® PVDF and Kynar Flex® PVDF, are currently used, why they were specified, and where they have been successfully handling the most corrosive and highly critical fluids for years. Performance against various chemistries such as concentrated strong acids, chlorinated solutions, and chemical mixtures will be discussed. Engineers will also learn about how to fabricate with fluoropolymers, including pipe joining methods, vessel fabrication, and tower packing considerations. By learning some of the sweet spots for fluoropolymers in chemical applications, engineers can design and implement longer lasting and more dependable fluid handling systems in a chemical plant’s harshest environments.
Digital Reliability: 24/7 Real-Time Machinery Diagnostics
When it comes to the reliability of equipment in process facilities, it is imperative that operators, managers, and maintenance teams have a clear picture of each machine’s health in real-time. COMPACS represents a paradigm shift from sudden equipment failures to early detection and identification of issues. What does this mean for your facility? In this webinar you will learn how to virtually eliminate all accidents and fires and knowing the real-time health of all the equipment in your facility empowers you to schedule maintenance and repairs in the most cost-effective manner possible.
This webinar will also cover:
• Operator Driven Reliability
• How to use Digital Reliability to Efficiently Plan Maintenance and Repairs
• Maximizing Machinery Uptime and eliminating Unplanned Downtime
Dynamics Scientific Production Center has spent nearly 3 decades developing the COMPACS System for real-time machinery diagnostics in process facilities. With the COMPACS System, you can achieve optimal reliability through real-time monitoring of vibration as well as other parameters. Through the system’s Artificial Intelligence, process facility teams will get real-time feedback on the health of machinery as well as specific prescriptions for maintenance and repair before catastrophic issues occur. The system detects and identifies root causes of malfunctions several minutes, hours or even days before equipment failure.
Temperature calibration – Overcoming real-life problems
What is the hardest thing you calibrate? What is your current method of getting the job done? Roy Tomalino and Ned Espy of Beamex are back for another webinar on temperature calibration! This webinar will highlight the real-life obstacles and difficulties that technicians face while calibrating in the field, and what can be done to improve the process for you and your results. Join us for a live demo based on actual challenges faced by one of our customers—a complicated loop calibration of a temperature probe, transmitter, and DCS readout. Once registered, we encourage you to send us what you consider to be the biggest challenge you face when calibrating, as we will address a select few of these during our interactive Q&A session! Instructions on how to do so will be included *below* this description in your confirmation email. We will also be discussing accuracy, ITS-90 and Callendar van Dusen coefficients, as well as sharing various calibration hacks and workarounds that will produce more consistency, and hopefully less work.
Improving Efficiency, Safety and Profitability in Refining & Petrochemicals – the Role of Predictive Engineering Analytics
If you’re involved in equipment design, maximizing refinery uptime and efficiency, troubleshooting problems or preparing for turnarounds, and are interested in the latest predictive digital simulation and analytics technology, this webinar is for you.
Operational excellence and innovation are key to increasing profitability in the refining and petrochemicals industries. To outperform in today’s competitive market, engineers need tools that enable them to develop the most complete understanding of the complex physical and chemical processes occurring in the equipment and facilities they design, operate and maintain.
Whether it’s quantifying risk of vibration in piping, maldistribution of flow causing catalyst exhaustion, separation performance, combustion, thermal fatigue or coking, successful management of fluid and particle dynamics, heat transfer and structural behavior are critical for maximizing refinery uptime and process efficiency and avoiding unplanned shutdowns.
This webinar will introduce the role of simulation-based digital twins in operating more efficient, more reliable facilities and in meeting environmental regulations. It will provide specific case study examples of how a predictive engineering approach is being applied in refineries and process systems and adding value throughout the engineering life-cycle.
Calculating the ROI of Digital Solutions and the Opportunity to Improve Reliability
Bentley Systems is a leading global provider of software solutions for the design, construction, and operations of asset intensive infrastructures. Bentley Systems is leading the evolution of Digitization technologies that impact Reliability, Maintenance, and Operational Excellence in the Energy Sector, by harnessing the power of APM and Digital Twin technologies.
In this webinar we will propose a value hypothesis based on a theoretical 100,000 barrel a day refinery as it relates to our APM and Digital Twin technologies. We will then validate said value hypothesis, by sharing results from three of our users who deployed and leveraged our technologies. Our first user designed and implemented an Information Plant (IP) at its refinery that integrated the facility’s technical data, engineering resource planning information, and documents into one reliable system, improving and supporting daily operations, maintenance, projects, and business decisions. Our second user implemented AssetWise Asset Reliability to digitalize, automate, and compile all reliability and integrity analysis and inspection data management into one connected data environment integrated to SAP Enterprise Asset Management system for work execution. Our last user example brought all their refinery asset data and information together to contextualize, validate and visualize complete asset and reliability data into a complete Digital Twin.
Digital Reliability: 24/7 Real-Time Machinery Diagnostics
When it comes to the reliability of equipment in process facilities, it is imperative that operators, managers, and maintenance teams have a clear picture of each machine’s health in real-time. COMPACS represents a paradigm shift from sudden equipment failures to early detection and identification of issues. What does this mean for your facility?
In this webinar you will learn how to virtually eliminate all accidents and fires and knowing the real-time health of all the equipment in your facility empowers you to schedule maintenance and repairs in the most cost-effective manner possible.
This webinar will also cover:
Operator Driven Reliability
How to use Digital Reliability to Efficiently Plan Maintenance and Repairs
Maximizing Machinery Uptime and eliminating Unplanned Downtime
Gaining Accuracy and Repeatability in Flare Gas Measurement Technology
Ultrasonic is the leading technology used in flare gas measurement applications for the chemical and petrochemical industry. The primary area of application involves calculating greenhouse gas emissions based on the amount of flare gas measured in accordance with regulatory requirements. SICK technology, like the ultrasonic flare flowmeter technology, has been developed precisely for this purpose.
In this webinar, you will learn how SICK can provide high-quality flow measurement technology to ensure accurate and reliable measurement for a variety of flare gas compositions and applications.
Basics of Temperature Calibration
Misconceptions surrounding temperature sensors remain common in the chemical process industries, and this webinar is designed to address them. Subject matter experts Roy Tomalino and Ned Espy of Beamex will help webinar attendees readjust their temperature-calibration mindsets by clearing up misunderstandings and demonstrating methods such as:
- Common and advanced temperature applications
- How to successfully use a temperature dry block to calibrate sensors
- Calibration of a traditional single-sensor probe
- Calibrating multiple sensors simultaneously augments time savings
Join us as we demystify temperature calibration!
Improve Plant Reliability, Efficiency, and Reduce Energy/Maintenance Costs with Flow Analysis Software
How much operational down time did your plant have in the last 5 years due to expensive system repairs caused by various operational problems? What was the maintenance cost for equipment repair after repair? How much did it cost to operate the system when it was running? Is there a solution available that can help minimize downtime, reduce repair/maintenance/energy costs, and increase profitability?
These are questions that all plant owners and operators should be asking themselves because operational problems may happen frequently. The good news is that there are tremendous opportunities available to solve these issues and dramatically improve the bottom-line profitability of plant operation!
Come and learn how one particular chemical plant gained a dramatic increase in reliability and efficiency after dealing with 5 years of expensive repairs costing over $1.23 million.
Interlocking to Drive Usability
Interlocking has evolved from physical relays and contacts to a software implementation of relays and contacts. Because software implementations are cheaper and easier to implement and to change, this can have the unintended consequence of creating complex interlocking schemas that are difficult to identify why a piece of equipment will not start.
This presentation will look at the engineering of interlocks as well as the operational strategies to give operators and technicians the tools necessary to quickly and effectively identify why a piece of equipment will not start or why it tripped offline.
How Digital Sample Systems Improve Efficiency and Reduce Costs in Chemical Plants
In this webinar, learn how digital sample systems enable you to leverage the three pillars of a successful digital program – data, analysis, and tools – so you can increase operational effectiveness, optimize asset availability, get the most out of limited human resources and cut costs. You’ll discover how connected digital sample systems technologies differ from traditional sample systems and why digital connectivity supports more cost-effective predictive maintenance practices. Plus, for a real-world perspective, LyondellBasell will share insights into what prompted them to implement a digital sampling system in several/one of their processing plants and how this new technology has impacted its operations.
Electrolysis Hydrogen Will Revolutionize Hydrogen Availability and Benefits
Green hydrogen, made economically using abundant, cost-effective renewable energy, is creating new chemical synthesis opportunities – fuels, intermediates, and polymers. As hydrogen storage continues to be a challenge, the ability to flexibly create storable products from hydrogen enables more effective use of hydrogen made from renewables. This webinar will introduce and discuss the challenges and opportunities created.
A Chemical Producer’s Guide to DCS Migrations Part 2: Implementation
This webinar will explore best-in-class approaches to DCS migrations in the chemical industry. The presenters will discuss areas of high risk around cost, scope-creep and schedule overruns; they'll also explore ways to mitigate risks during project execution. Better understand how to successfully implement your DCS migration project.
A Chemical Producer’s Guide to DCS Migrations Part 1: Planning
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This webinar will explore best-in-class approaches to DCS migrations in the chemical industry. It will focus on how to begin a successful DCS migration by addressing the justification and defining scope to gain insights into cost, schedule and impact on operations. As part of the discussion, MAVERICK Technologies and Rockwell Automation will share examples of how they help customers be innovative when migrating their DCS to help enable data-driven operations. Don't simply replicate decades-old technologies - innovate.
How To Tackle Common Powder Flow Issues
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More than 70% of all products contain ingredients that are handled in bulk solid form at some point during the production process. While bulk solid and powder handling is extremely common in industry, even some of the most basic fundamentals of material handling remain poorly-understood – largely because our education generally only focuses on handling liquids and gases, while bulk solids handling is usually left out. This lack of understanding often leads to numerous problems that can significantly delay project startup, bottleneck production, increase labor requirements, impact product quality, and potentially create unsafe working conditions. This presentation will focus on some of the most common material handling problems – e.g., flow stoppages/plugging, erratic flow, material non-uniformity, etc. – and will discuss proven and practical scientific approaches for solving them.
Reduce the human error impact on your Safety Instrumented System (SIS) with embedded Safety Lifecycle Tools
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Many operating process facilities work around highly hazardous chemicals and are faced with having to manage their process risks using sophisticated programmable safety instrumented system (SIS). As one might expect, employing the use of such technology opens up plenty of opportunity for human error such as; incorrectly specifying the wrong technology, level of redundancy needed, as well as properly managing the entire system after installation.
Over the past several years, national and international standards that were focused on the implementation of SIS’s moved towards performance oriented, rather than prescriptive. This simply meant, that these standards didn’t mandate the type of technology, level of redundancy, or maintenance test intervals, etc., instead they described what must be done to manage your process risks to tolerable levels. This was in line with OSHA’s national legislation for the U.S. (29 CFR 1910.119) on process safety management (PSM), which states that users must ‘determine and document’ that their facilities are designed and operating in a safe manner.
Introduction to 2-wire Coriolis Technology
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Chemical plants and refineries around the world are dealing with unreliable legacy 2-wire flow points and are looking for an upgrade migration path to a more accurate and reliable measurement. Traditionally, Coriolis meters have not been considered part of the 2-wire upgrade option, but Emerson’s recent release of the Micro Motion 4200 2-wire Coriolis transmitter that is now a possibility.
The 2-wire Coriolis flow meter improves reliability by providing an accurate mass flow and density measurement. It accommodates change by replacing unreliable legacy 2-wire devices and optimizing production, ensuring safety by producing accurate fills, resulting in less exposure or spills due to overfilling. Upgrading to 2-wire Coriolis also reduces cost because of reduced need for engineering and planning time.
Building a Digital Twin for the Process Industry
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Owners need easy access to accurate, up to date, engineering information and they need tools that make it simple to keep that engineering data up-to-date over the lifecycle of the plant, reflecting changes due to routine maintenance, turnaround or large-scale revamp projects. It takes too much time and effort to gather and verify the information they need to make decisions effectively, and for older plants that do not have 3D models, there is simply no visual way to verify and check information easily.