Tap Chemical Processing Experts Via Webinars

Gain valuable insights on a variety of topics.

By Traci Purdum, Senior Digital Editor

The beauty of my job is I’m always learning. I get paid to have industry experts answer my questions. It’s a cool gig. Another cool gig is moderating Chemical Processing’s webinars aimed at helping our readers make their plants as efficient, safe, environmentally friendly and economically competitive as possible. These live, online events feature a question-and-answer session at the end. I ask the questions but they actually come from members of the audience, who get responses right then and there from the experts. It’s a great way to advance your knowledge in a 60-minute timeframe and walk away with specific answers.

Here is a list of upcoming webinars you can attend right from the comfort of your office. These events are free and you can register for as many as you wish via this URL: chemicalprocessing.com/webinars. I hope to see you in the audience this year.

Common "Design Flaws" Identified
April 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. ET
It is the goal of a pressure relief system analysis to identify possible gaps in a pressure relief system. In many petrochemical plants, and refineries, it’s common to encounter certain design flaws that can lead to overpressure scenarios where the system is not adequately protected.

This webinar will focus on five common design flaws and discuss a few common mitigations for each.

Dust Control
May 12, 2016 at 2 p.m. ET
The handling and processing of materials often generates dust. The dust can pose a variety of operational as well as health and safety issues. These can range from loss of valuable product to risk of explosion or toxic exposure. This webinar will explore effective ways to deal with dust-related problems.

Energy Efficiency
June 16, 2016 at 2 p.m. ET
Energy generally accounts for a significant portion of the cost of most processes — sometimes even exceeding the cost of raw materials. So, finding ways to enhance energy efficiency is crucial for improving the economic performance of a process. This webinar will take a look at various opportunities to achieve energy savings.

Pollution Control
July 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. ET
The ability of a plant to keep operating depends upon its not exceeding permit requirements for air, water and ground pollutants. Compliance often requires extensive and expensive pollution-abatement efforts. This webinar will discuss the current regulatory landscape as well as pollution-control technologies.

Water/Wastewater
August 18, 2016 at 2 p.m. ET
Water has become a major issue for many processors. They no longer take water for granted but worry about water availability and quality, wastewater treatment and reuse, and other water-related concerns. This webinar will delve into a variety of aspects of water use and stewardship.

Process Safety
September 22, 2016 at 2 p.m. ET
Many processes include operations that take place at high temperatures or elevated pressures or that handle materials that pose flammability, toxicity or other hazards. So, keeping these operations safe is priority number one. This webinar will discuss how to achieve and maintain effective process safety.

Reliability/Asset Management
October 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. ET
Downtime can devastate a plant’s bottom line. So, plants must ensure that crucial production assets are operating as well as possible, being properly monitored and adequately maintained when needed. This webinar will provide pointers on how to make the most of production assets.

Dust Control
November 10, 2016 at 2 p.m ET
The handling and processing of materials often generates dust. The dust can pose a variety of operational as well as health and safety issues. These can range from loss of valuable product to risk of explosion or toxic exposure. This webinar will explore effective ways to deal with dust-related problems.

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