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Why Generic AI Fails in the Chemicals Sector

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The artificial intelligence (AI) market is growing at lightning speed. However, AI platforms come in different shapes and sizes that may not suit the industrial environment or the right power users. For example, some AI platforms are built for cross-vertical purposes, such as health, finance, logistics and retail. While these platforms may provide a horizontal offering, industrial companies need the depth of industrial-specific expertise that can manage the volume, variety and velocity of industrial data, and the variability that is typical in industrial environments.

Not all AI platforms can stand up to the complexities of the chemicals sector. So, when it comes to empowering the chemicals industry, generic AI platforms will simply fail. What’s more, some AI platforms are built for data scientists. However, the demand for data scientists globally far outstrips supply, and not all industrial companies may want to invest in teams of data scientists to fuel their AI strategy. By taking this approach, industrials also risk leaving the subject matter experts on the sidelines during the digital transformation of their operations. Instead, chemical companies should consider an Industrial AI platform that is built to support industrial operational environments and empowers industrial operators.

In this webinar, learn about the key capabilities that chemical companies need when they implement an Industrial AI platform.  Join Forogh Askari, Industry Lead at Canvass AI and Lloyd Colegrove, Dow retired, as they discuss the key challenges facing the chemicals sector, how Industrial AI can solve them, and how chemical engineers can successfully adopt and scale it across their operations.

Offered Free by: Canvass AI

Select A Pressure Regulator in Five Steps

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Pressure regulators play a crucial role in many industrial fluid and instrumentation systems, helping to maintain or control desired pressure and flow in response to system changes. It is important to select the right regulator to keep the system operating safely and as intended—the wrong choice can lead to inefficiency, poor performance, frequent troubleshooting, and potential safety hazards.

Knowing how to choose the right regulator requires an understanding of the different types of regulators, how they function, and how they can be applied to meet the needs of your system. Wouter will talk more about pressure regulators, their functionality, and how to determine the best option for your system needs.

Practical steps to improve operations through digital transformation

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So many people talk about it . . . . digital transformation! But what is it really? Why do you need to ‘transform’? What’s in it for your facility or enterprise, and what are the concrete steps you can take to begin?

To start, consider the daily challenges you face, like mitigating risk to equipment and personnel throughout your manufacturing process; an increasing shortage of skilled labor to maintain an ever-aging set of assets, escalating regulatory demands and a growing concern over sustainability and the circular economy.

Well, a comprehensive approach to digital transformation – and smart technologies including IIoT devices, cloud computing and analytics – can enhance overall efficiency and improve your response to regulatory demands and the other challenges impacting your business. 

The journey, however, is not as daunting as you think. Join us for this webinar and we’ll help you understand how to get started, where to begin and explain some of your options for enhancing every aspect of your operations to achieve a connected chemical plant.

Offered Free by: Rockwell Automation
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Mastering Hose Selection in Your Facilities

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Hoses may seem like straightforward components, but choosing the right one for your applications is not always easy. Not all hoses are created equal—even hoses of similar construction—and hoses must be carefully matched to applications.

Hoses will often fail or wear prematurely if they are not well suited for an application, and even properly selected hoses can fail if installed incorrectly. Hose failures are unfortunately a very common source of equipment downtime and can create significant safety risks, so it is important to treat hoses as critical equipment and handle their selection accordingly. In this webinar, we will teach you how.

Attend this presentation to learn:

  • How proper selection and installation can significantly increase hose life and reduce safety concerns within your facilities
  • Strengths and weaknesses of various hose types
  • The importance of proper hose routing and how to do it correctly
  • Why differences in hose construction techniques matter

Offered Free by: Swagelok

Digital Innovations for Improving Safety in Chemical Plants

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This course will help you learn how to achieve your safety goals by eliminating significant time and cost barriers that keep you from improving overall plant safety. You will learn how you can avoid safety incidents, keep site personnel safe, protect the environment and improve corporate financial health, all while having minimal impact on operational performance.

Emerson has a comprehensive set of technologies and services to provide early detection of potential safety incidents and to mitigate the consequences. Our digital innovations help reduce spills, leaks and prevent any hazardous releases by identifying corrosion or erosion risks, pressure relief events and tank overfills. Our comprehensive SIS portfolio with advanced diagnostics can ensure you are exceeding Safety Integrity Levels and extending proof test intervals. This includes detecting entrained air using our Coriolis meters that could be an indication of a seal failure. Also, our safety certified advanced diagnostics in our pressure transmitters can detect plugged impulse lines and electrical loop issues to keep processes running and people safe.

How to accelerate your digital transformation: Top 5 approaches to chemical organizations

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With the fast pace of change after the COVID-19 pandemic, chemical companies need to be more agile and resilient than ever. Engineers must be able to develop new sustainable processes faster. The visibility of the value chain is critical to have agility in responding to market demands. Intelligent and efficient operations will ensure maximum uptime and profitability. And, finally, we need to empower our workforce to solve problems in creative and innovative ways.

Digital transformation is the answer, but fast implementation is not enough. There are many tools available today, and it can be challenging to select and implement technology. A digital transformation strategy must be carefully designed to ensure quick investment returns while reaching sustainability targets.

In this webinar, you will learn the top five approaches to accelerate your digital transformation journey to gain a competitive advantage:
• Engineer the digital plant of the future
• Value chain optimization
• Strategy for maximum uptime
• Workforce empowerment
• The intelligent chemical plant

Real-life Digitalization Experiences: Think Big, Prove Small, Scale Fast

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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.

Driving Consistency & Profitability in Your Manufacturing Process

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Process variability is one of the key causes of waste in manufacturing. By maintaining process consistency we’re able to run our operations more efficiently – reducing waste and the cost of poor quality. In this webinar you will learn how to use centerlining and other process data visualization techniques to identify a problem in your process, proactively solve the problem, and implement a preventive operational solution and backstop if the problem is recurring.

Achieving Repeatable Golden Batch Outcomes

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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

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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.