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Pump Up Profitability by Minimizing Rotating Equipment Downtime

FREE | April 4, 2023


Mechanical seals have been the dominant sealing technology for refineries and chemical plants for decades. But how much do you know about proper system design and how it eases maintenance? Since something as simple as strategically integrating bypass lines can help increase rotating equipment uptime, it is important to understand the basics of how seal support systems work so you can optimize their use in your facilities.

If you are tasked with keeping rotating equipment online and operating efficiently, and you are interested in learning more about mechanical seals and the systems that support their long-term operation, Swagelok’s upcoming free webinar is for you. Join us on April 4 at 11 a.m. ET as Matt Dixon, Application Commercialization Manager, discusses:
• The main functions of a mechanical seal support system
• How these systems help eliminate potential leak points and increase safety while lessening time spent auditing connections and making repairs
• Optimal system designs according to API 682, and how to select them

Optimizing Operations and Mitigating Risks in the Chemical Industry through Digital Transformation

FREE | March 28, 2023


Despite the billions of dollars spent on sophisticated control and safety software, factors such as human error, manual processes, lack of process compliance, siloed systems, and poor procedures and training can contribute to unreliability and lead to costly industrial accidents.

So how can companies effectively mitigate industrial risk to provide a safer, more productive facility for their people, their business and the environment?

Join us as our panel of chemical industry leaders and operations experts discusses how Operations Risk Management (ORM) can help companies successfully address the chaos caused by costly human errors, disconnected, inadequate software systems and unreliable, paper-based processes and procedures.

Tune in to this informational webinar to learn how digitalizing your operations can transform your business by:
• Enhancing your safety-critical processes
• Improving high-risk operational procedures and work processes
• Visualizing your operations for clear, consistent process documentation and procedures
• Centralizing plant asset information
• Reducing human error and optimizing productivity using critical safety and production information for greater operator situation awareness

Get the Best of Your Data – Combining Integrity, Connectivity and Data Analytics

FREE | March 22, 2023


Battery production involves many variables that must be optimized to enhance battery lifetime and energy density. These processes generate a lot of data at every stage, including materials discovery, electrolyte preparation, and electrode and cell manufacturing. Some institutions generate more than 1 petabyte of data per year (1 million gigabytes or 1E15 bits), while others report over 700 million characterization data per day.

In our webinar, we show you how to get a handle on your data using Sartorius Lab Instruments and Data Analytics Software. Discover how data integrity and connectivity combined with robust data analytics can optimize your manufacturing processes, increase your yield, and help you bring quality cells and packs to the market faster.

Wed, Mar 22, 2023 · 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT -4:00) 
  • Data integrity and connectivity for lab instruments
  • Connecting Cubis II lab balance to a LIMS system
  • Advanced data analytics in battery production
  • Multivariate data analysis
  • Design of experiments

Integrated Digital Solutions: Key Steps Toward Greater Energy Efficiency

FREE | December 6, 2022


With dynamic market conditions, tight profit margins and stringent emission targets, process industries are facing a dual challenge of achieving ambitious sustainability goals while meeting growth targets. Companies must chart a course to rapidly overcome these challenges in a volatile market.

Join our experts as they share how innovative, integrated digital solutions enable you and your teams to:

  • Gain critical insights to help improve asset performance and maximize productivity while minimizing environmental impacts
  • Break down silos and create streamlined workflows for faster, smarter decisions across operations
  • Develop adaptable digital pathways to help ensure continuity and progression in your sustainability journey

Discover how industrial AI-powered energy efficiency solutions reduce energy 2-10%, increase production 5-15% and drive over $1M/year in profit margins while accelerating GHG emission targets.

OT/ICS Cybersecurity Risk: You can’t protect what you can’t see

FREE | December 8, 2022


Operational Technology/Industrial Control System (OT/ICS) Inventory encompasses endpoints, or components of an endpoint, that have a model number, serial number, or version number. This includes hardware, firmware and software running in the OT/ICS environment. The systems to be included in your OT/ICS inventory should include DCS, PLC, SIS, Vibration Monitoring, Fire and Gas Systems, Burner Management Systems, Advanced Process Control, Turbine Machinery Controller, Compressor Controls, Historians, Protective Relays, Smart Instrumentation, Operator Stations, Engineering Stations, Switches, Routers, Firewalls, etc.

In this webinar you’ll learn how to attain a comprehensive asset inventory that captures vital data from level 0 – level 3.5 of the Purdue Model to not only improve your cybersecurity posture but also your day-to-day operations.

Wet Surface Air Coolers For Cryogenic Systems

FREE | November 16, 2022


Condensing industrial refrigerants in cryogenic processes is a major contributor to energy consumption and has a direct impact on the production output of the facility.

By condensing at lower temperatures, the Wet Surface Air Cooler allows for increased condensing capacity when compared to dry coolers. When comparing to traditional evaporative cooling techniques, such as cooling towers and heat exchangers, the wet surface air cooler can save water as well. Traditional clean water sources are not required so alternative makeup streams allow even further savings.

Applications such as LNG, cryogenic distillation/separation and other industrial refrigeration processes can reduce operating costs and carbon footprint through the use of direct latent heat rejection via Wet Surface Air Cooling. The evaporative condensing process reduces the amount of air required for cooling and thus lowers motor power consumption as well.

Accelerating Digitization in Chemical Manufacturing with MQTT

FREE | November 15, 2022


IIoT makes it possible to automate chemical manufacturing operations, provide traceability of data for quality control and enable digitized regulatory reporting. The first step towards successfully implementing IIoT in chemical manufacturing is establishing connections to manufacturing machines, processes, databases, and supply chains and making the data available to the enterprise data center in a secure, scalable and reliable manner.However, data connectivity and availability are a big challenge.

Reducing the Commercial Risk of Hydrogen Projects Leveraging a Digital Twin

FREE | October 27, 2022


As the process industries transition towards new sustainability and decarbonization paradigms, digitalization plays an essential role for companies that intend to reach environmental targets and remain profitable. The tradition of having data embedded in physical documents has been replaced by the underlying data being stored digitally, which becomes the first step to build a reliable Digital Twin. By combining digital data with models and analytics, teams are empowered with proper and timely decision-making, driving operational excellence toward a more sustainable future. This webinar will use digital twin technology to illustrate the lifecycle of a renewable hydrogen plant from conception to production to deliver a cost-effective production solution. The webinar will also outline the development of digital tools and the necessary new technologies required to address the burgeoning needs of industry as it drives towards sustainability goals supporting net-zero manufacturing and the energy transition.

*Learn more about how Digital Twins are transforming the Hydrogen industry

*See how to make better use of your engineering and operating data to improve sustainability

*Explore how integrated digital solutions can reduce your commercial risk for new projects

Process Analytics 4.0: A Turnkey Solution for Moisture Analysis

FREE | October 26, 2022


Many industrial processes occur in difficult-to-access reactors, which are at times, under extreme pressures and/or temperatures. They may also use aggressive chemicals that may be acutely toxic and carcinogenic. At the same time, monitoring the moisture content of these substances is critical to ensure efficient drying, to produce a high-quality starting material and reduce overall operating costs. In practice, samples of the chemicals have to be taken from the process into the lab to be analyzed for moisture by coulometric Karl Fischer titration (KFT), but doing this can be unsafe and restrictive.

Join us during Part 3 of this four-part webinar series as Elena Hagemann and Andrew Tatsch demonstrate a new Process Analytics 4.0 enabling system. Using automation, the sample analysis of the primary method (KFT) is combined with Near-Infrared (NIR) spectral collection in real-time, resulting in a more accurate model with lower detection limits. Using this combined method, moisture measurements can be calibrated down to approximately 5 mg/L and delivered as a turnkey solution for installation in pipelines and reactors.

Catch up with our experts during the live Q&A forum at the end of this presentation and get your questions answered.

Applying AI to Materials & Chemicals R&D

FREE | October 19, 2022


AI and smart data management accelerate the discovery and development of sustainable, high-performing materials, chemicals, and manufactured products.

However, domain-specific challenges often arise when applying AI to product development and R&D data, which is often complex, sparse, an expensive to generate. In this webinar, we’ll share how organizations have overcome these challenges to successfully accelerate product development, develop more sustainable products, and improve customer responsiveness with an AI-guided approach to R&D.

In this webinar, attendees will:
• Understand how AI can be used in product development without the need for code
• Learn how expert knowledge can be used to improve the predictive accuracy of models
• See an end-to-end case study of AI applied to a sustainable product development challenge
• Learn how materials & chemicals companies are rolling out AI-guided workflows across their business units