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Webinars Round Out New Normal

July 24, 2020
You can tap expertise on myriad topics via virtual events.

“Nobody told me there’d be days like these. Strange days, indeed.” John Lennon didn’t have a global pandemic in mind when he wrote those words but they ring true with what’s been happening since March. The new normal has caused workplaces to adapt.

According to our annual salary survey “Salary And Satisfaction Survive The Pandemic,” about two-thirds of the survey respondents are doing their jobs in a different manner. For example, 40% said they are currently working remotely full time; 25% split their days between on-site and remote work. (Read the July cover story here.)

Since the pandemic, attendance at our live webinars has increased — presumably because people have more time to fit these free, hour-long events into their schedules. And with most all trade shows and in-person events cancelled for the rest of the year, webinars are the perfect platform for subject-matter experts (SME) to deliver their messages.

We have plenty of topics and experts on hand to help you achieve success. Here is what is on deck for the remainder of the year. You can learn more and register for one or more of these at https://info.chemicalprocessing.com/upcoming-webinars. If you can’t make the live session, once registered you can view the webinar later on demand.

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Non-Invasive Ultrasonic Meters Take On A New Challenge Sept. 1 at 2 pm. ET
This presentation will highlight general uses but will mainly focus on new applications in the chemical industry. These include mass flow and concentration metering (replacing Coriolis), product vs. wrong product [clarify what this means] and contamination detection, steam measurement using transit time (temperature limited), and steam measurement using cross correlation (no practical temperature limit). SME: Frank Flow, regional sales manager, Flexim Americas Corporation.

Process Safety: Lessons From Other Industries Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. ET
Poor culture can result in incidents. Sometimes changes occur after incidents. In this webinar, we will explore some incidents in very different sectors to see what the learning parallels are with process safety. This will draw on examples from the theme park industry and the finance sector. SME: Trish Kerin, director, IChemE Safety Centre, Institution of Chemical Engineers

Pick the Proper Heat Exchanger to Optimize Process Performance Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. ET
The correct choice and use of heat exchangers can support reliable operations and reduce equipment failure and downtime. If properly designed, installed and maintained, a heat exchanger can be the most trouble-free piece of equipment in the system. To assist with choosing the right type of heat exchanger, we will review the different types, including shell & tube, plate and air cooled, and their advantages and disadvantages. SME: Mike Kissel, global product manager, Standard Xchange, a Xylem Brand

Powder and Solids Series: Testing for Effective Control of Particulate Air Pollution Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. ET
What tests should you perform on bulk solid material when designing an air filtration system? This webinar will describe the needed material tests and how the results affect sizing, and performance and selection of baghouses, cartridge filter units, and cyclones. The Kansas State University - Bulk Solids Innovation Center will issue a certificate of completion for 1 professional development hour. SME: Todd Smith, business and strategy manager, Kansas State University, Bulk Solids Innovation Center

Combustible Dust Roundtable Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. ET
We are bringing together industry leaders in hazard identification, evaluation and control of combustible dust hazards for an exclusive roundtable discussion. Our panelists will answer tough questions to increase awareness of the hazards and the available safeguards of fires and explosions within combustible solids processing and handling industries. SME: Guy Colonna, senior director, NFPA (National Fire Protection Association)

Leveraging OHS for Process Safety Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. ET
Organizations usually have more occupational health and safety (OHS) personnel than process safety personnel. How can we take advantage of the great work done in OHS in the past to improve process safety? By leveraging the systems, tools and people we have the potential to enhance process safety more quickly than trying to create new systems. This webinar will explore areas where similarities exist and how they can be leveraged. SME: Trish Kerin, director, IChemE Safety Centre, Institution of Chemical Engineers

In addition to all these upcoming events, you can access our on-demand webinar library. It covers topics including preventing human error, how to avoid common errors in vacuum system upgrades, real-time machinery diagnostics and creating a process-safety culture. Access all of these and register for the upcoming webinars here: https://info.chemicalprocessing.com/upcoming-webinars

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