Chemicals & Materials

Sponsored Webinar: Chemical Reactivity Management

Archived Webinar
May 10, 2017
Could there be potential reactive hazards in your facility you’re not aware of? Don’t let undesired reactions lead to uncontrolled situations and reactive chemical incidents. In this ioKinetic sponsored webinar, learn an approach to identifying and characterizing reactive materials and how to...

The Impact of Discharge Criteria on Spent Caustic Treatment Options

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 8:00am-11:30am
Sodium hydroxide, in caustic solutions, is used in the hydrocarbon processing industries to extract and neutralize gases such as hydrogen sulfide and...

How Big a Future Cracker Should You Consider?

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 2:00pm-5:00pm
The plant capacity of ethylene plants has evolved over more than last six decades. Every time businesses have struggled with the same question - how...

Examining Combustion Control Options for Fired Heaters and Boilers

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 1:30pm-5:00pm
Energy efficiency, safety, and environmental impact are all important issues concerning any type of combustion operations. Variability in the...

Converting Propane and Butane (LPG) in to High-Value Products

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:15am-11:45am
Shale oil and gas operations in North America generate abundant and low-cost supplies of LPG. At the same time, high production levels of shale oil...

Impact of Light Tight Oils on Distillate Hydrotreater Operation

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
Light Tight Oil (LTO, also known as Shale Oil) formations are providing a new crude source to North America and soon to the world, with the recent...

Ageing Assets in the Process Industry -  an Holistic View

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 2:00pm-5:00pm
Introduction: Ageing is something natural. Everything is ageing including us as human beings. When we get older we will visit a doctor more often, we...

Modeling and Optimization of a Cracked Naphtha Post-Treater

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
FCC cracked naphtha is a valuable component of the gasoline pool that, when untreated, is characterized by high olefin and sulfur content. The...

Automation: Integrating Capital Projects with Turnarounds

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 8:00am-9:30am
The traditional view of turnarounds is that they are just maintenance events. In reality, these planned shutdown events are very strategic...

Deep Desulfurization Guardbeds for Hydrocarbon Processing

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 3:30pm-5:30pm
Traditionally sulfur removal from hydrocarbon feeds is carried out in a two-step process: hydrodesulfurization (HDS) of the organic sulfur compounds...

Feedstock Contaminants in Ethylene Plants - 2017 Update

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:00pm-5:00pm
Ethylene plant operators were polled for their responses on a wide range of feedstock contaminant issues. This paper presents the responses to this...

Large Steam Turbine Overspeed Trip Mitigation in Large Olefins Plans

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:00pm-5:00pm
Steam turbine overspeed events in large olefins plants can happen from a sudden loss of load in the driven equipment or instantaneous loss of coupled...

Oil-Free Screw Compressors in Ethylene Storage Boil Off Gas Service

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 2:00pm-5:00pm
Major Ethylene production facilities utilize large atmospheric tanks to store liquid Ethylene at its cryogenic saturation temperature of -155 °F...

Benefits of Novel Cooling Water Chemicals on Refinery Economics

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Some 35 years ago phosphate and zinc based programs emerged as the cooling water treatment technology of choice when the industry was strongly...

Alkylation and Other Processes for Refinery Propylene

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Propylene, originating from catalytic and thermal cracking processes like Fluid Catalytic Cracking, FCC and Delayed Coking, DCU, presents a...

Last Line of Defense - Improving Our Step Back 5x5

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Last Line of Defense - Improving Our Step Back 5x5 Â Step Back 5x5 is our last layer of defense and perhaps our most important. This paper shows how...

Trace Contaminant Removal in Petroleum Refining Processes

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Adsorbents are widely utilized for trace contaminant removal in petroleum refining processes, including fluid catalytic cracking, catalytic reforming...

New Cumene Alkylation Technology

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Selective benzene alkylation to cumene using a variety of propylene derived feeds is an important process for production of phenol as a building...

Particle Technology

eLearning (online) Course
Difficulties in handling or processing powders are often overlooked and can result in production stoppages. Gain a practical introduction to particle...

Basics of the Chemical Industry

eLearning (online) Course
The chemical industry value chain is complex. In this online course, you’ll gain a high-level review of the manufacture and markets for roughly 70...

New Products: May 2017

May
2017
New Products
Instrumentation Miniature Multichannel Detectors Withstand Harsh Environmental Stressors The cap of conventional multichannel detectors usually includes sensitive narrow-bandpass channel filters. Instead, these sensors include a central window — a...

SAChE® 证书课程–氮在过程安全的作用

eLearning (online) Course
这门SAChE安全证书课程重点讲化学工业中的基本物质-氮气。因为是惰性气体,氮气在化工生产、加工、处理和运输等各个方面有着广泛的应用。氮封使可燃物的安全储存和使用成为可能,还有助于防止可燃粉尘爆炸。但是,它也是一个明显的窒息性气体,在其处理和使用中必须应用安全原则。

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

Public (classroom) Course
Gain a better understanding of pneumatic conveying problems and principles, allowing you to evaluate and troubleshoot your in-plant systems to...

Crystallization Operations

Public (classroom) Course
A practical overview of the basics of crystallization and precipitation and how to apply the fundamentals of crystal growth and nucleation to...

Crystallization Process Development

eLearning (online) Course
An in-depth overview of what theories, methods and techniques should be on the radar of every engineer involved in crystallization processes and...

Pneumatic Conveying of Bulk Solids

eLearning (online) Course
Learn design and troubleshooting strategies that result in trouble-free flow. This online course addresses challenges like wear, attrition, rate...

CEP: News Update

May
2017
News Update
4D Printing Creates Shape-Shifting Materials Scientists at Georgia Institute of Technology and Singapore Univ. of Technology and Design have developed a way to 3D-print objects that can easily change shape when they are heated. The process could...

Purifying Water in Developing Countries

Archived Webinar
Sep 21, 2016
Engineers know how to produce safe drinking water, but transferring it to those in need is another story. In this webinar, Dr. Velegol discusses her experience developing a technology using the seeds of the Moringa oleifera tree to clean water. Hear her scientific results and lessons learned while...

Advancing Base Metal Catalysis in Pharma

Archived Webinar
Sep 7, 2016
Involved in metal catalysis in the pharmaceutical industry? Relying on precious metal catalysts? This webinar is for you. In 60 minutes, this webinar will discuss the pros and cons of base metal catalysts and precious metal catalysts from a cost, toxicity and supply risk perspective. You’ll...

The Flint Water Crisis - Explore What Occurred and How

Archived Webinar
Apr 8, 2016
The Flint water crisis created a perfect storm of drinking water issues, exposing 100,000 residents to unsafe drinking water. Join us to revisit what happened and how. In 60 minutes, you’ll explore how the Flint, Michigan water crisis arose. You’ll learn about the decision to switch to the...

Molecular Simulations of Surfactants, Lipids, and Polymers

Archived Webinar
Jan 20, 2016
Explore the growing power of molecular simulations to address a variety of problems. In 60 minutes, you’ll delve into the basics of molecular simulations and see examples of their applications to simulations of surfactants, lipids and polymers. You’ll consider the range of time and length scales...

Introduction to Surfactants

Archived Webinar
Dec 9, 2015
This session is a basic introduction to the types of surfactants found in industry, their properties, and how those properties translate into improved performance in specific applications. Surfactants can be found in a wide range of products we use every day such as personal care products, cleaners...

From Atoms to Holographs: Chemical Engineering in the Electronics Industry

Archived Webinar
Jul 22, 2015
This presentation shows the ever-increasing role of chemical engineering in a diversifying electronics industry that shows continued growth and increasing variety for the future. Our current research in integration of magnetic and ferroelectric materials “from the atoms up” serve as an example of...

Sponsored Webinar: Mixer Simulations, Modeling Non-Ideal Reactors and Mixers

Archived Webinar
Jun 25, 2015
Mathematical modeling and simulations of reactors and mixers can be done at different levels of detail for different purposes. The initial use of a model may be to run simulations in order to understand the process at hand. A fairly detailed model is then required in order to account for the main...

Engineering Adventures from Outer Space To Patient Safety And Then Some

Archived Webinar
May 28, 2015
Dr. James P. Bagian will share some of his career experiences, from his diverse "jobs" as astronaut, engineer, doctor, and patient-oriented healthcare delivery expert. Dr. Bagian is a physician and engineer who currently serves as the Director of the Center for Healthcare Engineering and Patient...

Look Who's 213: The DuPont Story

Archived Webinar
Apr 23, 2015
One of the oldest companies in the world, DuPont has invented thousands of materials, played critical roles in both World Wars, and has indirectly saved the lives with its aramid fibers, Nomex® and Kevlar®. Jim Porter, retired VP of Engineering and Operations and Chief Engineer who employed by...

Through a Glass, Darkly - Early Chemical Technologies

Archived Webinar
Mar 26, 2015
Dr. Jennifer Brand will introduce the history of chemical industries that have shaped the world since time immemorial and the ways they changed lives, often in unforeseen ways. She will also discuss an engineering approach to historical lessons.

Intro to Maintenance and Reliability

Archived Webinar
Mar 11, 2015
This presentation provides those in the process and discrete manufacturing industries an introduction to the best practices in Maintenance and Reliability aimed at improving uptime and productivity. The relationship between asset care delivery and equipment performance are highlighted. Work...

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...

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.
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