Optimize Plant Performance with Real-Time Process Monitoring

Originally delivered Oct 10, 2018
Source: Sponsored
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Process analyzers are indispensable for ensuring safety and optimizing production operations with real time process monitoring. Real time analysis and result transmission keep process conditions within desired specification windows.

However, process analyzers often fall in a grey area between plant engineering and the analytical chemists in quality control. In order for analyzers to be trusted they must be integrated with validation capabilities, scheduled maintenance, and error monitoring to ensure proper functionality is maintained on a routine basis. Furthermore, process analyzers have to compete with standard pressure, temperature and flow devices that have been used for decades.

Join this webinar to hear Ryan Simpson, Chemical Engineer with Eastman Chemical, walk through ways to maintain optimum process analyzer performance to drive plant performance and efficiency.

Using his own process you will hear how real time result transmission and process control ensure that process conditions are kept within tightest windows.


Gerhard Kirner

Gerhard Kirner is the Product Manager for Process Analyzers at Metrohm USA. His background is in chemical engineering and he has been with the company in this role since 2016. Gerhard has been with the Metrohm organization for over 15 years, starting in Germany as a sales and service engineer for process analyzers. He took several different positions, including head of sales support, with Metrohm Germany before moving across the pond to Metrohm USA.Read more

Ryan Simpson

Ryan Simpson, P.E. graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2008 with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and math.  He obtained his Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University in 2011.  He joined Eastman Chemical in 2010 and for the last four years has been on staff in the Process Analytics group which oversees all process analyzer installations at the Kingsport, TN production facility and multiple other satellite sites.  He is the site expert in applied process analytical spectroscopy and since 2014 has installed over $4M in process analyzers. ...Read more



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