ChemE On Demand - Webinars

Sponsored Webinar: Modeling Non-Ideal Reactors and Mixers

Archived Webinar
May 7, 2014
This webinar discusses methods for defining and solving detailed models, calibrating simpler models to these detailed models, and simulating a process line using process flowsheet models. It also shows how COMSOL can be used for analyzing and solving such models.

Sponsored Webinar: How Process Engineers Are Impacted by Mechanical Integrity

Archived Webinar
Apr 30, 2014
Process Engineers are instrumental to the design, production, and safe operation of oil, gas and petrochemical facilities. Of equal criticality is the Mechanical Integrity department, which helps contribute to the continuing availability and safe operation of the equipment residing in the facility...

Green Chemistry and Materials

Archived Webinar
Apr 24, 2014
Many advanced composite materials use hazardous chemicals in the adhesive resin and use inorganic fibers for strength. A typical composite like fiberglass might use a styrene-polyester co-polymer, a polyurethane, or an epoxy resin. While the cured resin is unreactive, the uncured form may be quite...

Transition to Work

Archived Webinar
Apr 23, 2014
Students and new engineers: Are you nervous about transitioning from school to "the real world?” Have no fear! This webinar prepares you to go from your college's or university's library to a plant site or head office of leading a company in industry. Topics include: marketing yourself to land an...

Young Professionals and AIChE

Archived Webinar
Mar 27, 2014
Whether you are a recent graduate looking to get involved or your AIChE communities are struggling without new interest, you will appreciate the practical advice and insight for and about Young Professionals. As chair of the Young Professionals Committee (YPC) in AIChE, Elizabeth will discuss the...

Sponsored Webinar: Has PSI Become a Data Management Nightmare?

Archived Webinar
Mar 26, 2014
This webinar addresses the importance of Process Safety Information (PSI) and PSI management, the potential limitations associated with PSI management within an organization, and real-world solutions for overcoming these limitations to build a robust PSI management program.

Sponsored Webinar: Realizing the Benefits of a Truly Integrated PHA Process

Archived Webinar
Feb 26, 2014
This webinar highlights and discusses the benefits and importance of integrating the Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) process with your Management of Change (MOC) process, conducting a PHA on Capital and Plant Projects, and ensuring the adequacy of the PHA team membership.

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...