|DAY 1: Wednesday 23 October 2019|
|09:00||Registration and lunch snacks|
|13:30||Welcome and Introduction||EEPC Chairman, P Broekaart|
|Chair: Jos Vankevelaer, BASF|
|13:40||Introduction to EEPC||Philip de Smedt, PetrochemEU|
|13:50||Crude oil to chemical||Matthew Thoelke, IHS|
|14:20||Keynote presentation on “The future of the Chemical Industry by 2050"||Rafael Cayuela Valencia, Dow|
|15:05||Panel discussion||Martin Harvey, Sabic
Jens Utecht, BASF, LOSG Chair (facilitator)
Rafael Cayuela Valencia, Dow
Matthew Thoelke, IHS
|17:15||Check valves for ethylene transfer line to prevent backflow||Markus Vorderwülbecke, Adams|
|17:35||Visual clues into ethylene service fouling||Debby Rossana, Nalco|
|17:55||Engineers development program||Sandybek Kuttubaev, Sibur|
|18:25||Workshop 2020 – Furnace Asset Management||Theo Knijff, Dow|
|18:40||Issue Group Turnaround - relaunch||Jos Vankevelaer, BASF|
|18:50||Issue Group Training of Young Staff||Martin Harvey, Sabic|
|19:15||Cocktail reception at hotel|
|DAY 2: Thursday 24 October 2019|
|Chair: Paul Broekaart, Dow|
|08:30||Introduction to the break-out sessions||Paul Broekaart, Dow
Jos Vankevelaer, BASF
|08:45||Break-out sessions on "Challenges and opportunities for the Industry"
|11:40||Low-Emission Cracking Furnace||Peter Oud, Technip, Georgios Bellos, Dow|
|12:00||Environmental challenges for the Industry||Philip de Smedt, PetrochemEU & Martin Harvey, Sabic|
|Chair: Martin Harvey, Sabic|
|13:30||Tutorial on flare systems||Karl Niesser, Linde & Carl Schietekat, BASF|
|14:10||Brownfield furnace safeguarding upgrade and transition sequence automation||Richard Berends, Shell|
|14:40||Issue Group Furnace Safety report
||Johan Van der Eijk,Technip|
|14:55||Protection of pygas first stage hydrogenation reactor in aromatic unit of ethylene plant||Ryan Grothe, Saudi Chevron & Emmanuelle Biadi, Pall|
|15:45||Working Group 2: introduction
||Ferran Cortes, Dow
Andreas Loschelder, Shell
Ferran Cortes, Dow
Sofie Poppe, Total
Andre Vilelas, Repsol
|16:45||Issue Group NOx in cold box report
||Laurent Lemineur, Total & Peter Feld, Dow
Peter Feld, Dow
|17:25||Root cause analysis of premature flooded debutanizer using gamma scanning. Engineering & bypass line installation by hot tapping||Thomas Walter, Linde & Berthold Budde, BP|
|17:55||End of Second day|
|18:25||Gathering in the hotel lobby|
|18:30||Departure by bus for the visit of the Acropolis museum and dinner|
|22:30||End of dinner|
|DAY 3: Friday 25 October 2019|
|Chair: Gunther Kracker, Linde|
|08:30||Issue Group Turbo Machinery Safety and Reliability
|09:45||Issue Group Reactive Chemicals update
||Anne Spindelndreher, Linde
Phil James, Evonik
|11:05||Issue Group Maintenance report
||Theo Knijff, Dow|
|11:50||Surface corrosion in cooling water line caused wash-out and resulting in cracker shutdown||Wilfried Klein, LyondellBasell|
|12:10||Safety Culture Workshop feedback||Pascal Coenen, Shell|
|12:25||Conclusions||EEPC Chair, Paul Broekaart|
|12:40||End of the conference, followed by lunch|
Breakout Sessions on Challenges and opportunities for the Industry
facilitated by Theo Knijff, Dow
Cracking furnaces are the heart of making Olefin molecules in steam crackers and are a costly investment with a substantial operating cost. Good asset management of these units is crucial. This Break out session deals with that aspect. Examples of opportunities and challenges that will be discussed in this BO session are:
- Convection banks - Is the destiny to accept unplanned breakdowns vs. can we apply right management for a defined predictive convection bank lifetime
- Refractory - operate to failure, predictive or condition based maintenance, detection of integrity etc.
- Industry 4.0 big data "buzz word" or value creation by applying smart sensoring technology of furnace key indicators and elements.
Early Detection / Prevention of Failures in Cold Box
facilitated by Martin Harvey, Sabic & Gunther Kracker, Linde
Failures of and damage to Aluminum Plate Fin Heat Exchangers (PFHEs) in Cold Boxes have, in the recent decades, been experienced in different plant types containing cryogenic equipment, including ethylene plants. Different mechanisms for these cold box failures exist, including thermal stress / fatigue and Mercury corrosion. Prevention measures and early detection of these failures are of utmost importance to mitigate safety hazards, plant damage and loss of production.
The break out session will explore the different mechanisms for cold box failures, their early detection and related prevention, including life cycle considerations. Experiences from contributors will be shared covering plant operation, equipment design and project considerations.
Conditioning of Steam and Condensates
facilitated by Philip de Smedt, Petrochemicals Europe
Quality and purity of steam and condensates is known to be a key parameter for the long-term reliability of steam crackers. Poor performance and quality excursions of these key utilities have a proven track record of causing serious corrosion and fouling problems, which in itself can lead to severe incidents. Some industry examples of significant unplanned utility quality events will be discussed. From there the basics of steam and condensates conditioning and monitoring will be presented. The remainder of the break-out session will deal with exchanging practices how quality and purity of steam and condensates is controlled at your site and what kind of incidents you experienced.
Develop a Digitalization Roadmap for Your Plant
facilitated by Rombout Keldermans, BASF
Industry 4.0 or Smart Industry drives a significant transformation in the way we will operate our plants.
A well digitalized plant allows for optimal workflows regarding operation, maintenance and asset management.
Our plants can benefit from the development and implementation of a digitization roadmap.
Augmented Reality, e.g. use of smartphones or tablets in the field, and fast access to all relevant data can improve connected operations intelligence.
Model Predictive Control and Real-time Optimization can unburden operators and improve economics.
Use of 3D-Models and Digital Engineering will enable advanced Asset Management and can in addition be employed by operations e.g. for visualization of ongoing activities in the plant.
In the Break-out Session we will discuss how to develop and implement such a Roadmap for our Plants, the enablers, the pitfalls and the constraints.
facilitated by Pascal Coenen, Shell
The Safety Culture Workshop organized in February was a great success and had as objectives to learn, meet and engage and take action on improving our safety culture.
In the workshop we learned a lot on the safety culture, attitudes and behavior, the safety culture ladder, the human brain and what is needed to make a change.
As we all aim for zero incident, zero harm to people and zero leaks, all of us need to be committed to take action regarding what we learned.
It is not just having the right attitude that matters, the right behavior is what really counts.
In our 2019 Conference we will rerun one of the most successful break-out sessions we had in our Safety Culture Workshop.