Environment & Safety Gas Processing/LNG Maintenance & Reliability Petrochemicals Process Control Process Optimization Project Management Refining

Kalafatis, A.

Aspen Technology, Houston, Texas

Alex Kalafatis is the Vice President of Product Management at AspenTech. He is responsible for the manufacturing and supply chain management product portfolio. Dr. Kalafatis has spent most of his 25-yr career in the control and optimization of processing industries across the refining, upstream, chemicals and polymers industries. He strongly believes in digital transformation's value in industrial facilities as a critical factor in achieving new levels of operational excellence, including emissions reduction, energy efficiency and sustainability with profitability—advanced process control, optimization and embedded AI are key enablers for this transformation. Dr. Kalafatis earned an MS degree and PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Toronto.

Don’t just survive: Thrive with advanced process control

Emerson: Beebe, D.
Aspen Technology: Kalafatis, A.

There is a new adage in process manufacturing circles, and it resonates particularly deeply in the hydrocarbon industry: If you do not like market factors today, just wait a month.

Multivariable step testing for MPC projects reduces crude unit testing time

Irving Oil Limited: Craik, M.
Aspen Technology: Harmse, M.  |  Kalafatis, A.  |  Patel, K.  |  Zheng, Q.

The approach also improves model accuracy without sacrificing process safety

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