TRACK 3: Decarbonization, Safety, Special Topics

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Anil Khatri, Sales Director, Midstream Industry Solutions, Honeywell Process Solutions

Terminal logistics and operations digitalization is a complex and challenging undertaking, where many companies struggle for success. Honeywell will share its recipe for success, where it took a holistic approach to enable its customer with an integrated, multi-modal , optimized terminal logistics and operational process and solutions.

What attendees will learn

Attendees will learn how Honeywell “Terminal Manager “ solution has enabled Terminals operators to achieve success:

  • Integrated Terminal Logistics and Operations Execution solutions for Terminal Planning, Scheduling and Operations for Rail Tank Cars, Trucks; Marine Operations
  • Embedded data intelligent solutions to prioritize safety within planning and operational processes – e.g., product handling matrix for pre-planning/planning rules
  • Data Visualization for enterprise scalability and integration ; optimization around financial drivers , KPI(s) – Cycle Time, Safety and Automation
  • The future of terminals: Customer Portal

Zack Bondley, Global Technology Leader – Packing, Koch-Glitsch

Post-combustion carbon capture is a vital technology in the future of energy as we strive for decarbonization. Koch Engineered Solutions is uniquely leveraged with a complete range of capabilities designed to help achieve these goals. Structured packing and properly engineered packed tower internals are best utilized together to handle the unique requirements for Amine-based post-combustion carbon capture technologies by providing an optimal combination of efficiency and low pressure drop. Koch-Glitsch’s R&D carbon capture facility allows for testing of a variety of point source CO2 compositions with our structured packings to ensure a superior design for these units. This optimization helps to reduce the capital and energy requirements of full-scale carbon capture facilities. This presentation shows the capabilities that Koch Engineered Solutions capabilities has available and shows application of structured packing technology for post-combustion carbon capture units.

What attendees will learn

  • Decarbonization technologies
  • Amine-based carbon capture units
  • Selection of structured packing and internals
  • Techniques for keeping low pressure drop
  • Mechanical solutions for structured packed towers


Mark Karjewski, Director, Technical Services, Aspen Aerogels

Advances in thermal insulation materials provide facility designers and owners powerful tools to improve their facilities safety, reliability, efficiency while lowering carbon emissions. Insulations based on aerogel technology are available in the marketplace and have a proven track record of superior performance to historical commodity insulation products. Flexible aerogel blanket insulations will protect carbon steel assets from the specter of corrosion under insulation (CUI), they resist bulk water absorption which robs process BTU’s from producing product to vaporizing rainwater. They are removable and reusable and can also offer acoustical and passive fire protection in an easy to install, fault tolerant package. By design flexible aerogel blanket insulations exhibit long term durable thermal and physical performance so the thermal efficiency designed into a plant does not rapidly degrade as seen with traditional thermal insulations.

What attendees will learn:

  • How insulation material choice can have a profound impact on your facilities safety, reliability,
    efficiency, and carbon footprint.
  • How thermal insulation materials can mitigate or worsen CUI.
  • The value of having one material provide thermal, passive fire and even acoustical protection.

Ben LeBleu, Enterprise Mobility Business Development Manager, Exclock Intruments Inc.

Industrial valves are found in almost all production processes and are responsible for controlling flow, preventing backflow, regulating and relieving pressure and stopping the process flow when closed. However, studies show that 5-10% of valves in industrial plants are leaking internally which can lead to economic losses, health and safety issues or potentially to environmental pollution. The reason for this is the lack of simple tools and the difficulty for companies to build up expert knowledge internally due to the lack of skilled labour in industry.

As a result, valve leaks often remain unrecognised for a long time until they cause major damage to systems. Valve Sense – the smart and mobile inspection system can help to tackle these challenges. By developing a software-guided inspection process and using algorithms and artificial intelligence to analyze measurement data, valves can now be inspected quickly and easily by maintenance teams. Inspection results become reproducible, data is automatically analyzed and stored in a way that companies can further use it for preventive and predictive maintenance strategies.

What attendees will learn

  • Current challenges customers face with valve inspection
  • The advantages of acoustic emission as an inspection method
  • How algorithms and artificial intelligence can speed up inspection processes and generate more reliable results
  • Real-life case studies to improve efficiency and reduce costs due to leaking valves

Rick Jeffress, Director, Business Development, Fike Corporation

Fike and FM Global collaborated to generate standard FM 3270 Approval Standard for Hot Work Robots, to produce an automated, approved portable fire detection system to monitor areas post hot work. The system is also approved for monitoring areas where fire protection is offline or high-risk hazards. FM Global now recommends this portable fire watch to its insured customers in datasheet FM 10-3 Hot Work Management. Fike produces this equipment integrating FM-approved multispectrum infrared flame detectors, video analytics smoke detection, and fire alarm panel.

What attendees will learn
The presentation will discuss the technology, applications, monitoring, and annunciation, as well as applicable codes and FM recommendations

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