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Be part of our digital journey which continues on 16 May 2024, starting at 11:30am BST (12:30pm CET).

FREE of charge for all. We'll bring you sessions of substance with a live Q&A.

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Welcome to our Webinar

Be part of our digital journey which continues on Thursday 16 May 2024, starting at 11:30am BST (12:30pm CET). A 60-minute session.

FREE of charge for all. We'll bring you sessions of substance with a live Q&A.

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The Programme

We are delighted to present our Virtual Programme to you.

Please note this is subject to change. Information is being added regularly so do come back!


Thursday 16 May 2024

11:30 - 12:00 BST

Desublimation for CO2 Capture
Werner Friedl, Kelvion Thermal Solutions

Desublimation is a not widely known substance separation method for gas mixtures. However, at KTS, desublimation is a well-established process for which we have been delivering equipment for more than 60 years for several applications. This successful history started in the 1950’s with the separation of phthalic anhydride as a product from a gas phase reaction. During the last few decades we have been expanding the range of application, finding new substances which can be separated using desublimation. Carbon dioxide is one of these applications, for which we have not only carried out a deep theoretical work with universities and well-renowned international institutes, but also, we have delivered desublimators for a full-scale pilot plant where our desublimators achieved the stringent requirements of the customer. We will present the results of this theoretical work, as well as the outcomes of the pilot plant.


12:00 - 12:30 BST

Digital Twins with Rigorous Separation Modelling – Key to Optimising Process Operations 
Tom Ralston, MySep Pte Ltd

Increasingly, process digital twins are being applied across oil & gas facilities to optimize operations.  These digital twins are usually based on commercial process simulation platforms with a detailed representation of the key process operations.  In upstream, midstream and downstream processing, operators target maximization of facility revenue and profit, without compromising safety or reliability. Process engineering teams will have to build a digital twin which represents all the important unit operations whilst embodying sufficient rigour to capture the fundamental system constraints. Phase separation is a key unit operation in many oil & gas processes – how can that be digitalized?

The presentation will include demonstration of a steady-state production digital twin, showing how it can be used to understand the real operational constraints, and the revenue impact these have on facility operations.  Additional material will touch on dynamic digital twins in production and examples from LNG and Downstream sectors.


Meet our Speakers

Werner Friedl

Born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1974
School and High School: Deutsche Schule (German School) Bogotá 
University:     Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Title: Ing. Químico (Chemical Engineer)
Post-Grad studies: RWTH Aachen, Bioprocess Engineering
Production Chief at Empresa Colombiana de Soldaduras (2001-2002)
Production shift supervisor, then process engineer and R&D at Carboquímica (2002-2004)
R&D director at Protabaco (2004-2006)
Since 2007 at KTS Germany in Bochum (formerly GEA Luftkühler) in different positions: Project and sales manager, R&D, Proposal Team at the Product Line Desublimators. 

Tom has a multifaceted career spanning experimental and analytical heat transfer research, software development, and process engineering. With technology leadership roles at the UK National Engineering Laboratory (NEL), Hyprotech and AspenTech, he has been instrumental in shaping heat transfer software businesses and driving digital process engineering growth.  His work with AspenTech culminated in the high-level integration of the EDR software suite, with Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Plus process simulators.  This made rigorous heat exchanger simulation available to process engineers optimizing operations and process designs.  Over the past 8 years with MySep Pte Ltd, his expertise has guided product development, market strategies, and partnerships.  He currently leads MySep Pte Ltd’s business development for digital process engineering and has recently published on process Digital Twins in LNG Industry Journal and in Petroleum Technology Quarterly.

Tom Ralston

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