Optimize your Continuous Process Campaign

Originally delivered Jun 26, 2019
Source: AIChE
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Did you know there are simple tools that can significantly improve your process campaign strategy? Or reduce turnaround costs?

Many chemical product families are made in continuous process equipment operated in campaign mode. This webinar will give you the know-how and resources to optimize the order and duration of each product's campaign, constrained by available tankage.  We’ll also discuss how to evaluate and size additional tankage that can increase the campaign cycle time along with helpful calculation tools.   

You Will Learn:

  • How production rate, sales rate, and tankage are interrelated
  • How campaign strategy can affect annual turnaround costs
  • How to set up and solve the governing equations for your multi-product campaign process, demonstrated step by step with practical examples
  • How to set minimum inventory levels, also known as safety stock


Gary Sawyer, P.E.

Gary Sawyer, P.E., has more than 35 years of experience in the chemical industry, most of which have been supporting business and R&D decision analysis using process design, economic evaluations, and competitive technology assessments.  He was previously employed by Lyondell Chemical (formerly ARCO Chemical), and by Union Carbide prior to that.  He is now a consultant practicing as Process Evaluations LLC (www.process-evaluations.com).  He holds a B.S. and M.S. degree in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic...Read more

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