ChemE On Demand - Webinars

Advances in Layer of Protection Analysis

Archived Webinar
Jan 29, 2014
Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) has become possibly the most commonly used quantitative risk methodology in the chemical industry. This webinar provides an overview of the content of two new LOPA texts published by CCPS.

New Interface Developments with the AMPL Modeling Language & System

Archived Webinar
Jan 28, 2014
A modeling language provides a powerful yet convenient interface to number-crunching "solvers" of large-scale optimization problems. But what is the interface to the modeling language? It turns out that several kinds of interfaces are needed for different purposes, ranging from interactive...

An Engineer's Guide to Using Humor

Archived Webinar
Jan 23, 2014
Engineers strive for efficiency and effectiveness. Sadly, humans aren’t always either one. Luckily we have a tool to help us get the most out of ourselves and our co-workers. Humor has been shown to improve communication, build relationships, enhance problem-solving, increase productivity, and...

Stochastic Optimal Control for Gas Networks

Archived Webinar
Jan 21, 2014
We present a stochastic optimal control model to optimize gas network inventories in the face of system uncertainties. The model captures detailed network dynamics and operational constraints and uses a weighted risk-mean objective. We perform a degrees-of-freedom analysis to assess operational...

Solid/Liquid Separation: Fundamentals and Applications

Archived Webinar
Jan 15, 2014
This webinar outlines a strategy for process owners and support personnel to guide design and insure tight integration of process properties and objectives with solid-liquid separation technologies.

Process Integration & Optimization Using Dynamic Systems Models

Archived Webinar
Jan 14, 2014
The webinar is from modeling and optimization experts at Idaho National Laboratory, Humberto Garcia and Richard Boardman. Their work has focused on topics ranging from biofuels to hybrid nuclear energy systems. It is an overview of process integration and optimization using dynamic systems models.

Sponsored Webinar: Introduction to Pressure Relief Systems

Archived Webinar
Jan 8, 2014
Pressure relieving systems are an integral part of any process facility, from offshore production platforms to petrochemical complexes, and usually provide the last line of defense against overpressure and loss of containment. Although ubiquitous, pressure relieving systems are not necessarily well...

Mixing for Success in Batch Systems

Archived Webinar
Dec 18, 2013
In this webinar, batch processes that require mixing are discussed and the mixing challenges and opportunities for achieving process success are described. How mixing affects the course of batch processes as well as the final process results are presented highlighting the pertinent physicochemical...

Treating Hydraulic Fracturing Flowback Waters

Archived Webinar
Dec 11, 2013
This presentation reviews membrane separation processes that could be used to treat hydraulic fracturing flowback waters. The advantages and limitations of these processes are highlighted. Data from commercial treatment facilities is also presented.

Water Reuse Challenges and Hydraulic Fracturing

Archived Webinar
Dec 4, 2013
GE Water & Process Technologies offers a broad product and solutions portfolio that addresses water challenges associated with hydraulic fracturing. This webinar discusses: Key technical and community challenges of hydraulic fracturing The drilling and production water life cycle GE’s fixed and...

The Chemistry of Chocolate

Archived Webinar
Nov 6, 2013
Steeped in tradition, chocolate evokes images of artisans making hand crafted delicacies in their kitchen, while little thought is given to the chemistry behind this art. This webinar explores the key reactions that take place in the production of a cherry cordial.

Mixing and Blending of Solids

Archived Webinar
Oct 30, 2013
This webinar provides an introduction to both the fundamentals of mixing processes and how to assess mixture quality and examine the qualities of industrial powder mixing equipment.

Mid-Scale LNG Processes

Archived Webinar
Oct 16, 2013
This Webinar presents the need for natural gas liquefaction (LNG), the LNG value chain, and compares several technologies such as the PRICO® single mixed refrigerant process.