Process system integrity: how can simulation help?

Thu, Jul 19, 2018 11:03 AM EDT{LOCAL_TZ}, 58 mins

System integrity is critical to the operation of safe, reliable and efficient production and processing facilities in the oil and gas and chemical process industries. Integrity risks come in many forms and must be addressed at the design phase and across the full lifecycle of the equipment or system in operation. This webinar aims to demonstrate the value of engineering simulation in both the design phase and during the operating phase of a process system for quantifying, managing and avoiding integrity risks associated with process system operation.

The webinar aims to address a number of critical integrity risks relating to phenomena such as:
  • Flow-induced vibration
  • Acoustic induced vibration
  • Low temperature operating conditions
  • Pressure surge & cavitation
  • Erosion
Dr Matt Straw, from engineering and technology consultants Norton Straw, will demonstrate how their company combines engineering expertise with simulation to address different of aspects of process system integrity using examples relating to their work across the oil and gas and chemical process industries. Dr Straw will discuss how simulation approaches, such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD, finite element analysis (FEA) and 1-dimensional system simulation can be applied and combined to find safe, practical and reliable engineering solutions to integrity challenges.
The webcast will begin with an introduction, provided by Dr Ravi Aglave, Director for Energy & Process Industries at Siemens PLM, who will provide an overview of the range and breadth of the simulation capability of Siemens Simcenter. Dr Straw will then discuss how Norton Straw uses different parts of Simcenter to address their clients’ integrity-related issues using project-related case studies and examples.



What the attendees will learn

Viewers of the webcast will have the opportunity to see how engineering simulation can help them to design and operate safer, more reliable and effective process equipment and facilities. The examples given will
  • describe the value and insight that can be gained through simulation of integrity-related phenomena
  • demonstrate the value of simulation-led design to minimise integrity issues in-service
  • show the role of simulation in managing integrity during operational phases of process equipment and facilities
  • explain when simulation is the most appropriate way to assess integrity risks

Who should attend 
  • Engineers, Product Managers and designers involved in the design of process equipment, technologies and facilities
  • Engineers, Operations Managers & Project Managers involved in the operation and maintenance of process equipment and facilities
  • Managers and Senior Executives responsible for technology and digital strategy relating to companies that design or operate process equipment and facilities

Hear from this expert 
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Dr Matt Straw
Managing Director
Norton Straw
Dr Matt Straw, from engineering and technology consultants Norton Straw, will demonstrate how their company combines engineering expertise with simulation to address different of aspects of process system integrity using examples relating to their work across the oil and gas and chemical process industries. Dr Straw will discuss how simulation approaches, such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD, finite element analysis (FEA) and 1-dimensional system simulation can be applied and combined to find safe, practical and reliable engineering solutions to integrity challenges. 



Moderator    
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Mary Page Bailey
Editor
Chemical Engineering magazine
Mary Page Bailey has been an editor with Chemical Engineering since May 2013, after working five years as a process design engineer at ExxonMobil Chemical Company’s joint venture, Univation Technologies, LLC. During her time with Univation, she designed equipment for numerous Unipol polyethylene plants and attended a plant startup in China. She holds a B.S. Ch.E. degree from the University of Oklahoma. 
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