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Preventing Network Breaches with Secure Vendor Access Management

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Presented as part of the Connected Plant Conference

Sponsored by: XONA

Manufacturers worldwide are adopting capabilities that allow for more remote operations. While the benefits of remote and mobile access are multifaceted, remote operations can pose new risks to critical infrastructures. When workers and third-party vendors use remote communication technologies to directly access critical OT systems, the attack surface can become increasingly complex with new vulnerabilities.

To prevent direct access to network access, manufacturers must prioritize security measures that ensure any remote vendor access is closely managed and monitored.

In this webinar, attendees will learn:

  • How a zero-trust architecture immediately eliminates common attack vectors in critical infrastructures
  • How components of a zero-trust architecture can make vendor access management more secure, efficient, and scalable
  • How manufacturers can grant third-party vendors with temporary, controlled access to their systems

Offered Free by: Power Magazine

There is no better time to modernize your DCS

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Are you relying on knowledge passed from one employee to the next to run your plant? Has your control system evolved over 20-years or more? And does it span a wide range of technologies, sub-systems, standards and work processes? Perhaps it’s time to assess your Distributed Control System (DCS) and begin planning for the future and a connected chemical plant.

But you know as well as anyone that chemical processes are inherently complex. Migrating a legacy DCS is equally complicated. You need to understand the most effective ways to plan for a migration that’s going to give you a digital foundation, a foundation on which you can build for the future and optimize your operations. You need to look at innovating rather than just replicating what you’re currently using.

This webinar will help you navigate the right ways to plan your migration and help you understand how you can benefit from putting in place a digital-ready control system.

Offered Free by: Rockwell Automation

Sustainability Simplified: Easy Steps to Save Resources, Time and Money

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Increasing your plant’s sustainable practices can yield significant results for your operations and pay for themselves in a matter of months, if not weeks. This webinar will delve into the role spray technology has in saving water, chemicals, coatings, energy, money and time. You’ll learn how to simplify sustainability, increase productivity, ensure product quality and improve worker safety on every shift.

Experts will share tips on simple ways to operate more sustainably in cleaning, coating, gas cooling and spray drying applications. Topics include right-sizing spray nozzles, reducing misting and overspray, ways to automate various operations to minimize waste and improve worker safety and how to decrease compressed air use and, in some applications, use available plant steam for atomization.

Circular Economy Benchmarking: How Do You Compare?

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Recently AspenTech® and the ARC Advisory Group conducted a study on the circular economy among industrial manufacturers. Early results indicate that complex supply chains and proven technologies are the most significant barriers to achieving circular economy goals with 75% of respondents believing digital capabilities are essential.

Join our experts, including Vice President of ARC Peter Reynolds, as they address the top challenges facing today’s industry leaders in advancing the circular economy. Topics will include:

  • Key trends, comparisons and findings from the study
  • Most valued digital capabilities to overcome circular economy challenges
  • Other critical factors in realizing circular economy goals and successes

The webinar will also address how industry leaders in the chemicals and petrochemical industries are leveraging the circular economy and digital technology as part of an overall sustainability initiative.

Rethinking Reactive Metal Pipe Systems: A Revolutionary Pipe Product

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Reactive metals such as titanium and zirconium are long trusted by chemical plant owners, operators, and licensors for corrosion-resistance in demanding high-pressure and high-temperature piping systems. However, these metals are costly and may have design and reliability limitations including toughness and crack growth concerns when used in solid form. Cladding titanium or zirconium alloys to the interior of carbon steel or stainless-steel pipe with very well characterized mechanical properties offers the anti-corrosion benefits of reactive metals at a significantly reduced cost.

NobelClad has developed a unique cladding process that greatly exceeds the loose-lining process, allowing for a substantially higher mechanical integrity across the entire piping system. The product is marketed as DetaPipe™ and can be formed into pipes and elbows and soon into tees, ranging from 3-inch NPS (80 DN) to 30-inch NPS (750 DN). The new pipe adheres to the ASME B31.3 standards and withstands pressure ratings from full vacuum to well above 70 bar (1000 psi). Pipe spools have several connection types such as ANSI B16.5 or ANSI B16.47 flanges, including other commercially available energized seal options.

During this presentation, the authors will present the general mechanical properties and attributes of this clad pipe product, and how it offsets the concerns of using solid refractory metals when handling acids such as acetic acid, acrylic acid, nitric acid, sulfuric acid, urea, and many more.

Offered Free by: NobelClad

Capitalizing on AI for Plant Operations

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Technologies that utilize artificial intelligence (AI) have been expanding rapidly within the power and chemical process industries. Deploying AI technologies carries potentially large benefits in identifying ways to optimize processes, but also carries risks associated with what data are used to “teach” the programs, and how the technology hones in on answers. This webinar is designed to show examples of areas where AI has proven itself to be vital in solving complex problems, such as in increasing safety and security.  Join us for this webinar to learn more about these real-world examples.

Sponsored by: Canvass and Samsara

The Value Of Digitalization

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Whether you are just beginning your digital journey are well on your way with the end goal in mind the hardest part of transitioning is creating in ROI. This webinar will look at the value of the digitalization focusing on how you can turn your cost in two assets.

Presented as part of the Connected Plant Conference

Sponsored by: Siemens Energy

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

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