On-Demand Webinars

On-Demand Webinars 2015

Reliability/Asset Management

Downtime can be devastating to 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 on demand webinar will provide pointers on how to make the most of production assets.

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Improve Plant Performance by Measuring TOC in Process and Waste Waters

How do you ensure that your water quality meets the demands of your industrial operation? This on demand webinar describes a quick, no-hassle strategy for water quality assurance. Registrants learn how an online Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analyzer, used in combination with Total Nitrogen (TN) and/or Total Phosphorus (TP) analysis, can monitor and control industrial water quality. Registrants will also discover why the patented Hach BioTector TOC Analyzer offers a reading accuracy of ±3% with certified uptimes of 99.86%. And when the presentation is complete, they will understand how to reduce water consumption, lower water/wastewater treatment costs, and maintain the water quality standards necessary for their operational requirements.

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How to Keep Accidents From Happening

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 on demand webinar will discuss how to achieve and maintain effective process safety.

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Understanding NEMA and IEC Standards and Certifications for Hazardous Areas

This on demand webinar will discuss the differences between NEMA and IEC motors and the terminology used by each organization for hazardous areas. 26% of the global market uses NEMA low voltage motors while the other 74% of the global market uses IEC motors. While these motors are physically different, operationally, these motors are fundamentally the same. NEMA and IEC motors can be suited for hazardous locations but the terminology and nomenclature between the two organization standards are vastly different. Download now and hear us compare the hazardous location terminology and applying the correct motor.

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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 on demand webinar delves into a variety of aspects of water use and stewardship.

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Pollution Control

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 on demand webinar discusses the current regulatory landscape as well as pollution-control technologies.

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Energy Efficiency

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 on demand webinar takes a look at various opportunities to achieve energy savings.

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Evaluate High-Risk Process Hazards using LOPA

The LOPA/SIS webinar covers Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) as a method to perform risk assessment relating to identified process hazards and as a basis for establishing Safety Integrity Level (SIL) targets for Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS). An overview of SIS lifecycle management is also presented.

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Increasing Driver Reliability on ACHE and Cooling Towers

The mechanical components used to bring ACHE fans and Cooling Tower fans to operating speed are maintenance intensive. Annual costs per fan run into thousands of dollars, and regular replacement of belts and couplings, or drive shafts and gearboxes can run into tens of thousands. Register now for this on demand webinar and hear more about the benefits of direct driving the fans with focus on reliability, low maintenance and the opportunity for energy savings.

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Beyond Switches for Pump Monitoring: What Changed with API Standard 682

How you can increase pump availability and reliability -- This webinar addresses the fourth edition of API Standard 682, the shift from switches to transmitters to monitor the auxiliary seal flush system and how this can improve your plants’ reliability and safety. Compliance with this standard can decrease pump repair costs, minimize failures and reduce downtime—resulting in payback within a few short months.

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Dust Control Strategies

NFPA 69 provides requirements for installing systems for the prevention and control of explosions in enclosures that contain flammable concentrations of flammable gases, vapors, mists, dusts, or hybrid mixtures. It is intended for use by design engineers and operating personnel.
In this 60-minute webinar our presenters establish the need for the NFPA 69 controls due to findings from the dust standards and highlight what types of controls are recognized within NFPA 69.
NFPA 69 provisions cover the following methods for explosion prevention: control of oxidant and combustible concentrations, predeflagration detection and control of ignition sources, explosion suppression, active isolation, passive isolation, deflagration pressure containment, and passive explosion suppression.

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On-Demand Webinars 2014

Webinar: Dust Control: Uncovering tell-tale signs of dust-explosion danger

Ensuring that dust-explosion risks are mitigated takes constant monitoring. In addition to capturing and containing the fuel source – dust, you must also focus on the various ignition sources – including electrical equipment. Modifying specially designed electrical equipment could cause catastrophic results if the modifications compromise the design features.

This free 60-minute webinar will outline some tell-tale signs of dust-explosion dangers and give you the tools to respond before disaster strikes.

Join Traci Purdum, editor of ChemicalProcessing.com, as she chats with Guy Colonna, NFPA Division Manager,  David Steil, pharmaceutical market manager at Camfil Air Pollution Control, and Bob Korn, Director of Sales for Explosion Protection Products at Fike. The panelists will help attendees

•    Understand proper equipment maintenance
•    Train employees to recognize and respond to potential hazards
•    Ensure protective measures are maintained as originally designed and can accommodate changes.
•    Understand which NFPA standards apply and the status of revisions

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Webinar: Gauging Reliability – Rethinking Instrumentation to Improve Uptime, Lower Costs

Industry estimates suggest as much as 5% of production capacity is lost each year as a result of unplanned shutdowns. Chances are you don’t think of pressure gauges as early warning devices that can identify potential problems before a failure or safety incident occurs. But in this day and age, when you’re challenged to do more with less, it’s time to rethink their role in keeping your plant productive and safe.

During this webinar, Jason Deane, a senior instrumentation engineer with WIKA Instrument, LP, will discuss how pressure gauges support a plant’s reliability centered maintenance efforts. You’ll also learn about the five-step audit process implemented at a customer’s plant to reset and sustain the accuracy of their mechanical gauge population – a process that helps lower costs, improve uptime and reduce safety risks.

In addition, Deane will present research about the current state of pressure gauges, the trends driving it and the associated risks. He will also discuss some common reasons for gauge failure identified by WIKA’s Full Audit Service Team, which has performed more than 300 instrument audits.

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Webinar: Cyber Security Assessments

With the emergence of security recommendations and regulatory compliance requirements throughout different industries, security has become an increasing concern within the industrial community.
Securing critical infrastructure is an evolving process with four distinct phases:
Assess, Remediate, Manage, Assure.

Each phase in the lifecycle is important; and, perhaps the most revealing is the Assess phase. Assessing the site’s assets and vulnerabilities against industry standards and best practices provides a roadmap to removing or diminishing revealed areas of risk.
During this webinar Benjamin Nagy, Honeywell’s Senior Security Consultant will talk with Traci Purdum Chemical Processing’s Digital Editor about the challenges faced by industries with regards to incorporating security into process control environments to deal with known threats, and industry compliance from management or government.

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Webinar: Energy Efficiency On-Demand

Energy usually accounts for a substantial portion of a plant's operating costs. So, cutting energy consumption can provide substantial savings that go directly on the bottom line. This panel discussion explores opportunities to pare energy use.

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Webinar: Pollution Control

Regulatory mandates require plants to limit the environmental pollutants they release, with failure to comply often leading to substantial penalties. This panel discussion looked at effective ways to control pollution and stay ahead of current regulations.

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Webinar: Optimize Your Compressed Air Systems

Compressed air is used to power actuators and other equipment, and for cleaning and other services. Too often, though, compressed air is mis-applied or wasted because users don’t appreciate the real cost of the utility. This panel discussion will offer real-world guidance on how to make the most of compressed air systems.

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