This Week at the 2020 AFPM Summit

by , , , , , | Aug 25, 2020 | Downstream Hydrocarbons

Jim Cahill

Chief Blogger, Editor

2020 AFPM SummitThe 2020 American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Summit starts today as a virtual conference. It is a learning event with in-depth sessions to share ways to improve plant performance.

From the agenda, I wanted to highlight some of the Emerson experts presenting this week. Tomorrow, August 26 at 1:30pm EDT, Meha Jha will present, Strengthening Your Career by Building Webs and Developing Spidey Senses. Meha:

…will cover tools, tips, and exercises for how to become the Spiderman of your career, from developing webs, or networks of people, to the career instincts needed to make strategic career decisions.

Also at this same time, Tim Olsen facilitates a session, Dynamic Real-Time Optimization for Value Sustainment: The Same Silos Are Not Going to Cut It. KBC Advanced Technologies’ Brian Burgio is the speaker and he will share how to gain:

…insight into the connectivity tools that will expand on the structural improvements that allow DCS raw data to be converted to value, through industry-leading reactor simulations, to rigorous modelling and finally to the applied advanced process control gain matrix.

Also on Wednesday at 3:30pm EDT, Julie Valentine joints other panelists from KBC Advanced Technologies and Chevron in a session, Improve Decision Making with Improved Mass Balance. This session’s focus is to gain:

…insight into measurement technologies, software and procedures for improving mass balance closure as well as operating company experience in justifying investments to improve the balance on either specific process units, or refinery-wide.

On Thursday, August 27 at 12:45pm EDT, Dr. Douglas White joins a panel facilitated by ARC Advisory Group’s Peter Reynolds. The panel includes experts from Marathon Petroleum and Sinclair Oil. They will provide case studies:

…from an operating company and solution provider perspectives on how to develop and execute a digital transformation program at your company.

Also on Thursday at 2pm EDT, Tim Olsen will also facilitate a panel featuring Pete Sharpe and an expert from Praxair, Digital Transformation: Case Studies on Developing Programs at Your Companies. They will review:

…new wireless sensors, the advances in predictive monitoring technologies of a cloud-based platform and its application to a facility.

Visit the 2020 AFPM Summit event page for more information and how to register for this virtual conference. You can also visit the Downstream Hydrocarbons section on Emerson.com for more on technologies and solutions to drive improved project and operational performance.

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