Topics & Sessions

Theme:
“Delivering process efficiency through innovation and value creation


Main Topics:

Process Synthesis, Modelling and Optimization

  • Processes synthesis (techniques to create process schemas from enumeration to super structure)
  • Processes optimization (identifying the right balance between using mathematical techniques and applying chemical engineering principles and plant constraints}
  • Process integration (eco industrial park for integrating refinery & petrochemical plants to exchange heat and cooling and minimize population and waste)
  • Innovative flow schemes and mechanisms to reduce energy intensity of hydro processing units
  • Energy efficient aromatic complexes –  design concepts  & industrial experience
  • Energy efficient method for anode grade coke manufacturing from with high sulphur crude
  • CO2 sequestration & optimized hydrogen production methods
  • In-line environmental treatment & flare minimization
  • Molecular modeling (techniques for tracing the carbon molecule to improve on petroleum product quality and increase reaction yields )
  • Numerical analysis in chemical engineering (ex, identifying events by commotional fluid dynamics models to  generate proactive K.P.I.’s  for thermal and  corrosion issues in plants)
  • Better options for bottom up gradation
  • Optimization in refining utilities consumption 
  • Alternatives  methods for sulphur reduction from fossil fuels
  • Innovative technologies  in crude oil processing
  • Innovation in catalyst design
  • Flare recovery, zero flaring, H.I.P.S.
  • Quantitative failure analysis

Process & Equipment Design

  • End of the pipe environmental treatment & flare minimization
  • Chemical (process engineering) role in the automation of manufacturing operation (MOM) practices {modeling for planning, scheduling, data recompilation, fault identification, inferential)
  • Chemical (process engineering) role in the procedure automation (PA) of continuous process  {process step diagrams and PA modeling)
  • Process intensification  (use of alternative energy sources {ultrasonic, light} to improve mass and energy transfer
  • “Process intensification” for unconventional/ marginal gas processing
  • Equipment implants and process improvements with distillation units
  • Monetization of low BTU gas
  • Fuel & loss management in refining industry
  • Prudent methods for chloride management  in refining
  • Caustic & amine management with alternatives
  • Black powder issues and gas pipelines
  • Alternatives methods for sulphur reduction from fossil fuels

Process Retrofitting, Debottlenecking and Constraint Management

  • Retrofitting heat exchanger trains
  • Combustion flow dynamic modeling to predict proactive thermal, corrosion and reliability KPIs
  • On-line control modernization
  • Support model for automation applications
  • Hydrocarbon loss control
  • Operation risk in refineries & petrochemical
  • Problem solving of hydraulic de-bottlenecking
  •  Problem solving of thermal de-bottlenecking
  • Increased utilization & availability in plants
  • Benchmarking analysis of operation excellence
  • Automatic procedures for abnormal situation management
  • Management of change

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