Webcasts

Process Optimization using Verified Hydrocarbon Analysis
23 February 2022

Sponsor: VUV Analytics

Characterization of hydrocarbon streams, including speciation and quantitation, has traditionally been accomplished using Detailed Hydrocarbon Analysis, or DHA, by GC-FID. Requiring long run times, very good chromatographic separation, significant manual review of data, and specialized resources; traditional DHA has changed little since it was first introduced over 40 years ago.
Verified Hydrocarbon Analysis™ is a modern approach to traditional DHA using Gas Chromatography (GC)- Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroscopy (VUV) and spectral validation to characterize complex hydrocarbon streams – accurately, without the need for human intervention, and in a fraction of the time of traditional DHA.

This presentation will describe VHA, technology and methodology, and provide relevant examples including of how VHA can be implemented by refinery operations to optimize FCC and Alkylation unit processes.

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3 Ways to Drive Progress with Sustainability and Net-Zero Targets
1 February 2022

Sponsor: AspenTech

As sustainability remains an industry imperative, it’s essential you make progress with both your near- and long-term sustainability targets. Whether identifying improvements in current operations, cost-effectively integrating new technologies to existing processes or innovating processes to include new feedstocks and products, your approach to sustainability demands extensive understanding, planning and knowledge. 

Join our experts to learn how new software innovations enable energy and chemical companies to:

  • Improve efficiencies to reduce energy and raw material consumption
  • Find economically viable ways to implement existing technology to reduce carbon footprint
  • Accelerate innovation across teams to realize long-term net-zero goals faster

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

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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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