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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

Solids Flow Stoppages 101



Solids handling problems are common throughout many industries, thanks to a lack of focus around bulk solids training, and common trial-and-error approaches. 70% of all products contain at least some ingredients handled as bulk solids, and studies have shown problems around bulk solids handling has led to higher production costs and lower product quality.

This webinar will provide insights into common flow problems, and offer general steps on how to solve them.

Effective strategies to help achieve decarbonization in your chemical plant



The chemical processing industries are among the top of all heavy industries in CO2 emissions. With ever-evolving climate change accords and pressure to decarbonize and achieve net zero, major chemical producers have developed aggressive goals and announced major investments. But many are left wondering where to decarbonize and how to get started.

It is important to have a modern control system to serve as the digital foundation for measuring and monitoring. You can’t make improvements without access to the baseline data. Equally important is working with an automation and digitalization partner that has in-depth industry knowledge to maximize your plant’s performance while helping to meet your sustainability goals.

The chemical processing industries play a significant role in helping to reach global Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals by modernizing their control systems and deploying the latest digital technologies.
This webinar examines decarbonization opportunities and some key applications that address needs in many segments of the chemical processing industries, as producers look to meet their ESG goals.

  • The best places to begin decarbonization efforts
  • The role a digital foundation can play in reaching goals
  • Why the right partner is essential for ensuring success

How Chemical Plants Can Reduce Time, Cost and Risk in Tote and Tank Cleaning



Cleaning tanks, totes, reactors, vessels and mixers/blenders is necessary maintenance for chemical processors. This webinar shows how it can also become an efficiency driver for your plant.

Spraying Systems Co. experts will share ways to reduce cleaning time by up to 75%, cut water usage by millions of gallons, save chemicals and energy—and recoup your investment in months if not weeks.

This webinar will demonstrate how automated equipment can improve cleaning effectiveness, reduce cost and extend equipment life. You’ll also see how to eliminate worker risk from caustic chemicals and hazardous environments.

Attendees will learn how automated cleaning of tanks, totes, reactors, vessels and mixers/blenders can:

  • reduce cleaning time
  • decrease cost
  • cut water use significantly
  • minimize chemical/ingredient use
  • lower energy use
  • extend equipment life
  • reduce maintenance cycles and downtime
  • eliminate worker risk

Anyone involved with chemical plant operations and maintenance, sustainability, productivity, safety and quality will benefit by attending this webinar.

Offered Free by: Spraying Systems Co.

Preventing Network Breaches with Secure Vendor Access Management



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



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



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?



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



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



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