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ISA Calgary Show
April 5-6, 2022
Telus Convention Centre - Calgary, Canada

  • 7 30 AM
Registration Opens
  • 8 30 AM

Opening Keynote Breakfast

Opening Keynote Breakfast
  • locationROOM A
  • small-arm8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
tuesday April 05, 2022
Opening Keynote Breakfast

Opening Keynote Breakfast

  • pr-alarm8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • pr-locationROOM A
  • 10 00 AM
Coffee Break & Visit Exhibition
  • 10 30 AM

My Automation Project needs to be LEAN! Utilizing Lean Design Methods to Improve Return on Investment for Industrial Project

Engineering Skills

Executing industrial capital projects has proven to be high risk in not meeting the project business objectives. As projects increase in their size and complexity, they will frequently experience t...

  • locationROOM A
  • small-arm10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
tuesday April 05, 2022
Engineering Skills

My Automation Project needs to be LEAN! Utilizing Lean Design Methods to Improve Return on Investment for Industrial Project

  • pr-alarm10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • pr-locationROOM A

Executing industrial capital projects has proven to be high risk in not meeting the project business objectives. As projects increase in their size and complexity, they will frequently experience the corresponding increase in cost and time to deliver and there is an uncertainty of the project achieving the desired performance objectives. In addition, due to the current economic situation, 83% of Capex investments are most likely going to be deferred or canceled as per the PwC survey published in May 2020. The automation scope of projects can be even more complex with ever changing technologies and demanding business requirements. Managing the automation interfaces with the other project disciplines is also crucial to maintain project cost and schedule. Lean engineering and design methods have been implemented by facility owners as well as Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies in several industries to reduce the overall capital expenditures and allow projects to proceed past the funding gate. There are lean engineering and design methods that the instrumentation and controls groups can use to help improve a project Net Present Value (NPV) or Internal Rate of Return (IRR). This presentation will discuss several methods that can be used., including implementing new digital technologies, aligning the class of plant with business needs, performing a life cycle cost analysis and optimizing standards and specifications. By incorporating these methods onto your project, you will be successful with reducing the projects overall lifecycle costs and meeting the projects NPV / IRR requirements.

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Cathy Farina Vice President - Operations Dycat Solutions Inc.
  • 10 30 AM

Operating Wells By Exception Using Remote Video Analytics and Automation

ChemPID - Oil & Gas Operations

Due to current economic and operational challenges, HSI’s oil and gas clients approached us to design a remote monitoring system for sites and facilities. There were a number of challenges present...

  • locationROOM B
  • small-arm10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
tuesday April 05, 2022
ChemPID - Oil & Gas Operations

Operating Wells By Exception Using Remote Video Analytics and Automation

  • pr-alarm10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • pr-locationROOM B

Due to current economic and operational challenges, HSI’s oil and gas clients approached us to design a remote monitoring system for sites and facilities. There were a number of challenges present for site operation, including access (due to weather, travel, and time), geographical limitations, staffing constraints, limited time on each location or facility, environmental risks, and safety concerns. The solution we came up with to provide automated 24/7 site information and viewing was remote telemetry with high speed wireless data utilizing integrated cameras and new AI features. The key to this project was our joint-design approach. We collaborated with technology manufacturers as well as energy producers from the downtown Calgary ? striving to incorporate their viewpoint as the on-site well operators. With their support and our design we created our new consumer-level industrial technologies product with no monthly operational costs or upkeep requirements. We have a selection of cameras offering a wide range of options for each application. This includes Pan-Tilt-Zoom for cameras that require movement, as well as fixed cameras for watching a specific location or device, thermal imaging for seeing potential HSE concerns or alerting operations changes, and explosion proof cameras for views within hazardous locations or even vessels. Our team was also mindful or the requirement for multiple voltages: 12vdv, 24vdv, 120vac, and solar/TEG offerings. We approached our first product from the viewpoint of our customers’ needs ?" which meant tailoring the solution towards monitoring remote wellheads and locations. Then we built on that success by creating large wireless point to point networks to allow customers to add more devices. This included such things as VoIP, PLC / DCS integration, off site data, and internet on locations. These networks started with simple connections (under 400 meters) and moved up to a couple kilometers. We then reached multi-points from multiple towers and connections tied into large scale multi-kilometer network assemblies over large fields (ex. Swan Hills to Judy Creek to Virginia Hills to Fox Creek). With our data back bones in place and our customers positively responding to the idea of owning their own equipment with no monthly costs, we put our sights on creating more innovations for our applications. In the end we created a design for sites that utilize a wireless backbone and a camera on location for approximately $1,000 per location. This includes labour and materials for a standard location. Our new product offerings are on the forefront of innovations in the “Internet of Things” of the oil and gas industry. This is because HSI is driven to working smarter with the newest of technologies. With the support of our technology partner, Hikvision, we have started field trials of new opportunities. We first tested ColorVu night vision. This technology allows for ultra high definition views of remote wells without the additional requirement of changes on location. We streamlined the IT operation with the integration of Hik-Central and the use of Microsoft active directory - allowing access control and users to have a simple way of connecting to the application. Our next offering, driven by the demands at the field level, was to allow monitoring of sound from site and to provide the ability to speak to people on locations. The sound-from-site was a request from a user with older wells who had a risk of pump jacks being off balanced and making noise or having a gas leak on the wellhead. Our next request was a bi-spectrum thermal imager on site with dual lens - thermal and HD video - for less than $1,500. Once again, with the support of Hikvision we attained this and now have them implemented on locations with for leak detection, packing failures, SAGD wellhead and pipeline issues, pipeline and header monitoring. Our newest addition was directly requested for the Montney plays. We are also now offering explosion proof cameras for direct installation in dangerous conditions. In summary, we are proud to offer our customers a dedicated view on location with integrated AI for automated responses and solutions without requiring operations to be onsite daily to support your production, midstream, and refining processes.

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Brodie Tebay Managing Partner - COO HSI Group - a div of Heating Solutions International Inc.
  • 11 15 AM

Closing High-Value Services - 8 Clear Reasons You're Not Closing and How to Fix Them

Engineering Skills

Unlike selling small transactional products, selling services is a completely different beast. There is much more we need to know about our clients, about how we can impact their business, and how...

  • locationROOM A
  • small-arm11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
tuesday April 05, 2022
Engineering Skills

Closing High-Value Services - 8 Clear Reasons You're Not Closing and How to Fix Them

  • pr-alarm11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • pr-locationROOM A

Unlike selling small transactional products, selling services is a completely different beast. There is much more we need to know about our clients, about how we can impact their business, and how our services will help them help their customers. When a client can't hold onto the product you are selling, how do you communicate its value and a return on their investment? When it comes to selling higher value services it's about focusing on impact and results. This hour is going to completely spin everything you thought you knew about selling your services and show you how by changing a few small things you do, you're going to sell more faster! This is a 60-minute presentation and learning objectives include; 1. Learn the acronym BANT (Budget, Authority, Need, and Timeline) and why these groupings of questions are the only ones you need to ask in order to determine if the client is worth an additional meeting, or not. 2. How to ask more emotionally-charged questions that will ultimately help the clients to close more deals in a faster timeframe and for more revenue 3. Learn The 6-Slide Proposal template and method that makes creating and delivering proposals easier than ever.

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Kim Orlefsky CEO / International Speaker KO Advantage Group Ltd
  • 11 15 AM

Rod-Pump Optimization Using High Frequency, High Resolution, Surface Pressure Data

ChemPID - Oil & Gas Operations

In recent years, the investment community has been increasingly placing pressure on oil and gas producers to deliver better investment returns. As a result, producers are giving more attention to...

  • locationROOM B
  • small-arm11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
tuesday April 05, 2022
ChemPID - Oil & Gas Operations

Rod-Pump Optimization Using High Frequency, High Resolution, Surface Pressure Data

  • pr-alarm11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • pr-locationROOM B

In recent years, the investment community has been increasingly placing pressure on oil and gas producers to deliver better investment returns. As a result, producers are giving more attention to finding ways to operate more efficiently. As producers struggle to strike the optimal balance between staffing and operational performance, there is an increasing need for monitoring solutions that provide informative and actionable insights. Rod pumping performance has always been a focus of oil production. With the gas interference issues common with horizontal wells it has become increasingly so. Historically, rod pump monitoring has focused on one of, or a combination of, the prime mover (pump jack), the polished rod and the driver. Unfortunately, the costs associated with these traditional monitoring methods have been prohibitive when evaluated for aging, low-decline wells which make up the vast majority of North American production. Although not utilized in the past, tubing pressure monitoring is a promising alternative when the fluid dynamics of the pumping action can be visualized through detailed pressure measurement. With accurate, high-resolution pressure measurements and a sampling rate of once per second (1Hz), evaluations can continuously be made as to the operational status of a downhole pump based on the pressure derivative with respect to time. From the data, operators can know whether the pump is effectively moving liquid (i.e., good), operating but not effectively moving liquid (i.e., poor) or not moving at all (i.e., off). Similarly, with high quality pressure data and a sample rate of 13 Hz, a clear, stroke-by-stroke view of pressure changes associated with the movement of the downhole pump emerges. From that, key performance metrics such as pump fill, plunger efficiency and overall pump efficiency can be accurately inferred using a fluid dynamics approach. This paper will describe the method of evaluating rod-pump performance through detailed wellhead tubing pressure measurement and provide an explanation of insights that producers can gain through applying this technique.

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Ryan Gordon Customer Support Manager Toku Systems Inc.
  • 12 00 PM
Lunch Break & Visit Exhibition
  • 1 30 PM

Evolution Not Revolution: How IIoT Technologies Do and Don't Change SCADA Telemetry

Digital Integration

Attendees of this session will be introduced to the idea that many new technologies of Industry 4.0 and IIoT can create great value for their companies when integrated, not replacing, existing syst...

  • locationROOM A
  • small-arm1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
tuesday April 05, 2022
Digital Integration

Evolution Not Revolution: How IIoT Technologies Do and Don't Change SCADA Telemetry

  • pr-alarm1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
  • pr-locationROOM A

Attendees of this session will be introduced to the idea that many new technologies of Industry 4.0 and IIoT can create great value for their companies when integrated, not replacing, existing systems. Specifically, attendees will be presented with: - New communication protocols MQTT vs OPC UA - (Telemetry vs. local) - Native Protocol Communication vs 4.0 protocols - (When OPC UA and MQTT aren't needed) - how 4.0 isn't a monolith turn key, but rather a series of interconnected value applications - (optimized plunger lifts, take monitoring, compressor station data-loss prevention, leak detection, etc.)

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Lee Cysouw Regional Sales Manager AUTOSOL
  • 1 30 PM

Automating Industrial Cybersecurity

Panel Discussion
  • locationROOM B
  • small-arm1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
tuesday April 05, 2022
Panel Discussion

Automating Industrial Cybersecurity

  • pr-alarm1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • pr-locationROOM B
  • 2 15 PM

The Autonomous Mill: Utilizing Digital Twins to Optimize the Pulp & Paper Mill of the Future

Digital Integration

This paper will describe the Autonomous Mill of the future as a mill that benefits from the use of Digital Twins utilizing a Process Model coupled with a Control Model of the real-time Control Syst...

  • small-arm2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
tuesday April 05, 2022
Digital Integration

The Autonomous Mill: Utilizing Digital Twins to Optimize the Pulp & Paper Mill of the Future

  • pr-alarm2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

This paper will describe the Autonomous Mill of the future as a mill that benefits from the use of Digital Twins utilizing a Process Model coupled with a Control Model of the real-time Control System to allow the Autonomous Mill to “run itself” with little or no human intervention. This paper will then give an overview of the unit operations and equipment common to pulp and paper mills and conclude with several examples of specific opportunities where control systems optimization through Advanced Process Control (APC) and Model-Based Predictive Control (MPC) can increase production; reduce costs, and autonomously operate the mill of the future. The pulp and paper mill is often divided into six main “islands” of automation; raw material receiving and preparation (the woodyard), the pulp mill, the powerhouse, the paper mill, converting and finishing, and effluent treatment. Each of these islands presents their own, unique set of unit operations; but, perhaps not surprisingly, you can see similar unit operations in various industries besides pulp and paper. For example, the powerhouse equipment, besides the main difference being that the fuel is “black liquor”, the equipment can be found in any other industrial power plant. In the paper machine “island”, the use of cascaded variable-speed drives to control the paper sheet tension is also seen in the draw line of a steel, textile, or fiber mill. And, as a final example, the effluent treatment facility of the paper mill has many of the same equipment you will find in a municipal water/wastewater plant. Several examples of specific control systems optimization included for each of these “islands” include chemical savings in the lime kiln and causticizing, pulping, screening and refining, washing, and bleaching processes of the pulp mill; energy savings in recovery boiler soot blowing and the lime kiln, pulp stock preparation including cleaning and refining and the paper pressing and drying sections of the paper mill; and the environmental savings involved in effluent treatment and recycling water. Lessons learned: 1. What is an Autonomous Mill 2. What is a Digital Twin 3. understand the equipment and the processes in a pulp and paper mill 4. understand the similarities to other industries 5. understand specific areas where control system optimization can decrease costs and/or increase production.

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Brad Carlberg Control Systems Engineer BSC Engineering
  • 3 00 PM
Coffee Break & Visit Exhibition
  • 3 30 PM

Implementing SIL Compatible SCADA

Digital Integration

The requirement for SIL in industrial control is becoming increasingly common with a resulting increase in complexity of scope arising from meeting SIL requirements. Implementing SIL functionality...

  • locationROOM A
  • small-arm3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
tuesday April 05, 2022
Digital Integration

Implementing SIL Compatible SCADA

  • pr-alarm3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
  • pr-locationROOM A

The requirement for SIL in industrial control is becoming increasingly common with a resulting increase in complexity of scope arising from meeting SIL requirements. Implementing SIL functionality in the same SCADA system that controls non-SIL functions is impractical as SIL certification would expand to include all SCADA functionality and the normal evolution of SCADA system configuration would be complex and challenging. Alternatively, implementing SIL rated functions in standalone systems that are separate from the SCADA system results in inadequate operator attention as their focus is on the SCADA system. To bridge this paradox, this paper will present a standards-based solution that combines the core IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 concepts and other safety standards to provide an integrated SCADA system meeting the safety requirements with high reliability and high availability. The solution presented in this paper documents how the concept as implemented, allows operators, SIL functions are fully integrated into their normal daily routines. From a certification perspective, SIL functionality is isolated from the SCADA system, allowing appropriate change control and standards compliance while being capable of supporting SIL elements or zones without the associated constraints imposed/required of a formally certified SIL rated system.

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Ian Verhappen Solutions Architect Willowglen Systems
  • 3 30 PM

Continuous Measurement of “Wet” Gas using Ultrasonic Flowmeters

PMCD - Ultrasonic Flow Measurement

Since the advent of the first mechanical, and then later, electronic means of flow measurement, the accurate measurement of gases, either by volumetric or mass basis, has been more difficult than m...

  • locationROOM B
  • small-arm3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
tuesday April 05, 2022
PMCD - Ultrasonic Flow Measurement

Continuous Measurement of “Wet” Gas using Ultrasonic Flowmeters

  • pr-alarm3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
  • pr-locationROOM B

Since the advent of the first mechanical, and then later, electronic means of flow measurement, the accurate measurement of gases, either by volumetric or mass basis, has been more difficult than measurement of liquids. However, for single phase gases, technology has been developed that allows accuracy in the range of 0.1% of flow rate for custody transfer applications. In more recent measurement applications, a new demand emerged and has continued to grow for operators, engineers, and others in the process industries ? the need for reliable, robust measurement of so called “wet” gases. Although these applications exist in almost all process industries, from chemical to water & wastewater, they are especially prevalent in oil & gas production, specifically as a byproduct from unconventional oil & gas wells. In particular shale gas formation production has continued to rapidly increase, accounting for an ever-increasing portion of the world’s natural gas production.

In these unconventional applications, emphasis is usually on physical separation of the multiphase flow into three distinct streams of oil, water, and gas via a two or three phase separator, heater treater, or combination thereof. The goal is to allow each fluid to be measured in a single phase, where there are usually many different technologies that can be employed to attain desired measurement performance. Theoretically, this would allow excellent measurement, however, this assumes that the separator is operating optimally throughout the lifetime of the reservoir. Often this can result in heavy liquid loading, leading to wet gas measuring conditions. Recent developments in wet gas measurement with ultrasonic flow meters have the ability to still give repeatable, reliable measurement.

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Chad Kiel Business Development Manager Endress+Hauser
  • 4 15 PM

Virtual Selling: More Effective Meetings and Faster Sales Cycles

Digital Integration

Do you really need to meet your prospects face-to-face to sell? Business is adapting by getting more meetings faster through entirely virtual environments. What is the perfect meeting length on Zoo...

  • locationROOM A
  • small-arm4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
tuesday April 05, 2022
Digital Integration

Virtual Selling: More Effective Meetings and Faster Sales Cycles

  • pr-alarm4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
  • pr-locationROOM A

Do you really need to meet your prospects face-to-face to sell? Business is adapting by getting more meetings faster through entirely virtual environments. What is the perfect meeting length on Zoom? How are others meeting new prospects when you can't drop off coffee at a job site anymore? What's the best way to get the decision-makers to listen to a proposal when they're taking all their meetings from home? By the end you'll no longer feel having an entire sales cycle via webcam is painful and distorted. Instead, you'll be excited as you'll see the best in class ways people are conversing with more prospects, hosting laser-focused discussions, and closing deals in less time. Learning Objectives include; 1.How meetings have changed, and how you can use the research to significantly improve your close ratio 2. How to create more value with LESS prospecting 3. Dramatically increase your win ratio when this is on.

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Kim Orlefsky CEO / International Speaker KO Advantage Group Ltd
  • 4 15 PM

Next Generation Clamp-on Non-contact Flow Measurement for Liquids and Gases

PMCD - Ultrasonic Flow Measurement

Industries including Green Energy Producers, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Water and Wastewater, Utilities etc. are increasingly using clamp-on type non-contact type ultrasonic flow meters due to its non-i...

  • locationROOM B
  • small-arm4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
tuesday April 05, 2022
PMCD - Ultrasonic Flow Measurement

Next Generation Clamp-on Non-contact Flow Measurement for Liquids and Gases

  • pr-alarm4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
  • pr-locationROOM B

Industries including Green Energy Producers, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Water and Wastewater, Utilities etc. are increasingly using clamp-on type non-contact type ultrasonic flow meters due to its non-intrusive measurement ability and small size light weight sensors that are easy to clamp-on from outside on the existing piping networks from 3/8” (DN10mm) to 394” (DN10000mm) without process modifications and minimal maintenance costs throughout its life of operation. Over last 20 years of Research & Development efforts, manufacturers like Siemens have developed the next generation of cost-effective clamp-on flow measuring systems for stable and robust performance with fastest response to process changes, and removed any complexity to install, commission and troubleshoot the clamp-on ultrasonics flow meters. This paper describes the basic measuring principle, types of sensors shear mode and lamb wave, installation “dos and don’ts”, easy start-up and diagnostics of Clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters to meet the challenges of different process industries. The paper explains the algorithms developed to mitigate the constraints of non-ideal installations and insufficient up/down stream straight runs. The advancement in extensive data logging capabilities on SD card that provides the users with real-time process values, diagnostics values, alarm history, audit trail etc. are also discussed with examples. Applications with examples are discussed from standard cases like drinking water flow measurements in small to very large pipes (50mm up to 10 meters diameter pipes) of various material to special applications used for monitoring aircraft testing in quality control are discussed and explained. The clamp-on flow meters are being developed for Hydro-Carbon liquid flow measuring application using API (American Petrochemical Institutes) standards to very accurately monitor the flow but also detect the product in the pipeline using their API density and liquident values. Advanced applications to monitor actual and standard volumetric and mass flow of Natural Gases based on AGA 8 tables and flare gas measurement are also discussed. Certain special features like application of portable clamp-on flow metering system used to verify the other in-line flow meters or flow surveys or pump and plant monitoring will be discussed with examples. Additionally, the paper compares the Clamp-on flow measuring technology pros and cons with other flow technologies. The participants will be benefitted in learning the new developments in the clamp-on flow measurement technologies and its limitations, best installation practices and use of advanced diagnostics and process data available from the flow metering system. Paper will touch on digitalization and cloud connectivity of the clamp-on flow meters. So, that participants can apply in their day-to-day life in selecting the correct flow technology and their benefits/limitations and digitalization of the data.

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Vijay Acharya Sr. Product Manager (Flow Technologies) Siemens Canada
  • 5 00 PM
End of Day 1 Programming
  • 5 15 PM

Networking Reception

  • small-arm5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
tuesday April 05, 2022

Networking Reception

  • pr-alarm5:15 PM - 7:00 PM
  • 7 30 AM
Registration Opens
  • 8 30 AM

Opening Keynote Breakfast

Opening Keynote Breakfast
  • locationROOM A
  • small-arm8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
wednesday April 06, 2022
Opening Keynote Breakfast

Opening Keynote Breakfast

  • pr-alarm8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  • pr-locationROOM A
  • 10 00 AM
Coffee Break & Visit Exhibition
  • 10 30 AM

On-line Monitoring of H2O using Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS) to Optimize Recovery of Natural Gas Liquids

Pipeline Monitoring

Raw wellhead natural gas is a complex mixture of methane, hydrocarbon condensates (natural gas liquids ? NGLs), water and contaminants; hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen, mercu...

  • locationROOM A
  • small-arm10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
wednesday April 06, 2022
Pipeline Monitoring

On-line Monitoring of H2O using Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS) to Optimize Recovery of Natural Gas Liquids

  • pr-alarm10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • pr-locationROOM A

Raw wellhead natural gas is a complex mixture of methane, hydrocarbon condensates (natural gas liquids ? NGLs), water and contaminants; hydrogen sulfide (H2S), carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen, mercury, and other compounds. Natural gas processing involves separating methane (CH4) from NGLs and removing entrained contaminants. The design and complexity of natural gas processing plants varies based upon the end products being recovered and entrained contaminants being removed. Plants designed to recover C2+ NGLs employ cryogenic processing. Operation and control of molecular sieve dehydration dryer vessels has a direct impact on cryogenic processing equipment in NGL recovery plants. One study noted; “The most common disturbances in downstream cryogenic units due to molecular sieve systems occur as a result of having a freshly regenerated bed being brought on-line.” Molecular sieve dehydration must be used to obtain the very low H2O concentration (< 0.1 ppmv) required in low temperature and cryogenic processes for NGL extraction and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production. The Gas Processors Suppliers Association (GPSA) Engineering Data Book states; “Molecular sieve dehydrators are commonly used ahead of NGL recovery plants designed to recover ethane. These plants operate at very cold temperatures and require very dry feed gas to prevent formation of hydrates. Dehydration to a -150°F dew point is possible with molecular sieves.” This paper explores the application of Tunable Diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy (TDLAS) as a fast, accurate, robust, and reliable technology for measuring moisture at the outlet of the Mole Sieve Dehydration process. Additionally, comparisons are drawn to the online measurement data of thin film technology utilizing Aluminum Oxide (AlO3) and quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) technology employed in parallel to the TDLAS.

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Greg Lankford Director Business Development Endress+Hauser
  • 10 30 AM

Basic Chromatography- In Layman's Terms

Process Analysis

Basic Gas Chromatography- In Layman's' Terms Topics of discussions will have the following headings: Terminology : Glossary of terminology used in the analytical industry. What they mean and why a...

  • locationROOM B
  • small-arm10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
wednesday April 06, 2022
Process Analysis

Basic Chromatography- In Layman's Terms

  • pr-alarm10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  • pr-locationROOM B

Basic Gas Chromatography- In Layman's' Terms Topics of discussions will have the following headings: Terminology : Glossary of terminology used in the analytical industry. What they mean and why are they are used. Terms such as Un-normalized, calorific values/heating value, integration, etc. What is chromatograph: Description how chromatograph works with the use of power point presentation and animation/ diagrams. Details on how components are separated within a packed column. Description of sample loop, multiport valves, inject, backflush. Different types of detectors: Cover the 3 different types of detectors operating principle used in chromatography, TDC (Thermal Conductivity), FID (Flame Ionization), and FPD (Flame Photometric), Why each detector is used. Sample systems: From sample probe to sample purge time, this will provide and overview of a basic sample system and the components required to provide a clean and representative sample Applications: What industries used chromatography from basic transmission/sales gas to analyzing plant processes.

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Tuan Tsiu Technical Sales Specialist Tundra Process Solutions
  • 11 15 AM

Going Beyond Compliance: Alternative LDAR Technologies

Pipeline Monitoring

Despite advancements in the availability of “alternative” technologies for measuring oil and gas methane emissions, they have not yet been deployed at scale. Oil and gas methane reduction is a new...

  • locationROOM A
  • small-arm11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
wednesday April 06, 2022
Pipeline Monitoring

Going Beyond Compliance: Alternative LDAR Technologies

  • pr-alarm11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • pr-locationROOM A

Despite advancements in the availability of “alternative” technologies for measuring oil and gas methane emissions, they have not yet been deployed at scale. Oil and gas methane reduction is a new field that is highly fragmented across multiple silos including technology providers, software companies, and emissions consultants. The lack of consolidation of solutions, availability of technologies and data management software, and a general fear of change has hampered progress of emission reduction initiatives. In this presentation I will explore some very promising alternative technologies (i.e. mobile vehicle-based, drone based and installed sensor arrays) for the detection, triangulation and measurement of fugitive emissions. I will discuss how these technologies can be used to supplement or work in conjunction with a standard regulatory approved" technologies such as optical gas imaging. I will also show case study information on how these technologies have been successfully utilized by our company.

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Terence Trefiak Vice President - Operations Montrose Environmental
  • 11 15 AM

Process Analyzers Sample Conditioning Systems for Gas and Liquids

Process Analysis

For reliable online analysis of hydrocarbons in Hydrocarbon Processing plants, a representative sample must be delivered to the analyzer for accurate reliable operation. The sample must be deliver...

  • locationROOM B
  • small-arm11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
wednesday April 06, 2022
Process Analysis

Process Analyzers Sample Conditioning Systems for Gas and Liquids

  • pr-alarm11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • pr-locationROOM B

For reliable online analysis of hydrocarbons in Hydrocarbon Processing plants, a representative sample must be delivered to the analyzer for accurate reliable operation. The sample must be delivered in a single phase from the process to the process analyzer. A sample point must also be selected with single-phase process flow IE no liquid aerosol in vapor phase streams and no bubbles in Liquid phase streams. Composition, temperature, pressure and access must be considered when selecting a sample point location. Once a sample point is selected temperature and pressure can be used to maintain sample a single phase sample while being transported to the process analyzer for online analysis. This presentation will discuss sample point location, sample transport, sample return and sample conditioning systems. Final discussions will include how to specify analytical instrumentation based on measurement specifications and potential interference from background components.

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Murray Fraser Process Analyzer Specialist Tundra Process Solutions
  • 12 00 PM
Lunch Break & Visit Exhibition
  • 1 30 PM

Fugitive Emissions Monitoring - How Taking to the Sky Can Help

Pipeline Monitoring

Methane emissions are a global issue when it comes to climate change. According to NASA, Methane Gas traps heat 28 times more effectively than CO2 over a 100-year timescale. Drones are able to prov...

  • locationROOM A
  • small-arm1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
wednesday April 06, 2022
Pipeline Monitoring

Fugitive Emissions Monitoring - How Taking to the Sky Can Help

  • pr-alarm1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
  • pr-locationROOM A

Methane emissions are a global issue when it comes to climate change. According to NASA, Methane Gas traps heat 28 times more effectively than CO2 over a 100-year timescale. Drones are able to provide an aerial advantage to methane emissions monitoring by increasing safety, quality of data, and reliability, all while reducing time on site. With the Alberta Energy Regulator putting Directive 60 into place which has created a need for methane emissions and quantification, companies are looking for options when it comes to their full Methane Surveys and Screenings.

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Jared Seufert Manager of RPAS Operations AltoMaxx Technologies
  • 1 30 PM

Hydrogen Opportunities in Alberta

Panel Discussion
  • locationROOM A
  • small-arm1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
wednesday April 06, 2022
Panel Discussion

Hydrogen Opportunities in Alberta

  • pr-alarm1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • pr-locationROOM A
  • 2 15 PM

Laser-based Solutions for Detection and Quantification of Natural Gas Leaks while Driving, Flying and Walking

Pipeline Monitoring

A novel and comprehensive gas leak detection platform makes it possible to find and quantify leaks throughout the entire natural gas infrastructure ? upstream, midstream, downstream, and from utili...

  • locationROOM A
  • small-arm2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
wednesday April 06, 2022
Pipeline Monitoring

Laser-based Solutions for Detection and Quantification of Natural Gas Leaks while Driving, Flying and Walking

  • pr-alarm2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
  • pr-locationROOM A

A novel and comprehensive gas leak detection platform makes it possible to find and quantify leaks throughout the entire natural gas infrastructure ? upstream, midstream, downstream, and from utilities ?" with far higher reliability and speed, cybersecure measurement technology, and advanced data analytics. An ecosystem of leak detection solutions is defined to cover mobile vehicle mounted gas detection for wide area and long-distance coverage (driving), localized measurement for isolating the source of emission or leak (walking), UAV/drone mounted measurement for difficult to reach areas (flying) and fixed monitoring for localized measurements around critical assets or potential leak areas (static). The platform of digital solutions employs a common cavity enhanced laser absorption (OA-ICOS) measurement technology that provides high sensitivity, accuracy and reliability and can differentiate biogenic from natural gas by simultaneously measuring both methane and ethane. In addition to detection, these systems can compute the likely location of the leak origin and display it in real-time on geospatial maps. The mobile and drone-based systems integrate the laser-based analyzers (gas concentrations), anemometers (wind velocity) and GPS detectors (geographical coordinates), along with simple-to-use (open source) mapping software, to provide measurements with high accuracy and rapid time response. Field measurements display results on Google Earth maps and automatically summarized in comprehensive digital reports that can be directly uploaded in real-time securely to the Cloud. As a result, data ownership is protected and allows visualization of the results anywhere for immediate safety and compliance monitoring.

Allan Rilling 300x300
Allan Rilling Global Product Manager, Oil & Gas ABB
  • 3 00 PM
Coffee Break & Visit Exhibition
  • 3 30 PM

Optimizing Production of Condensate, Crude Oil and NGL's

Pipeline Monitoring

Online process analytics enables producers, mid-streamers, and fractionation plant operators to increase production volumes and revenues. Such analytical measurements have historically been diffic...

  • locationROOM A
  • small-arm3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
wednesday April 06, 2022
Pipeline Monitoring

Optimizing Production of Condensate, Crude Oil and NGL's

  • pr-alarm3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
  • pr-locationROOM A

Online process analytics enables producers, mid-streamers, and fractionation plant operators to increase production volumes and revenues. Such analytical measurements have historically been difficult to implement as the fluids are difficult to measure and analytical systems often required excess maintenance. Advances in spectroscopic methods, such as Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) and Raman spectroscopy have begun to address to those difficulties and are creating new opportunities. Users are seeing improved performance, better quality management and blending capabilities and increased revenues as a result. Custody transfer of hydrocarbons such as natural gas liquids and crude oils requires that certain product quality specifications be met. In most cases, there exists an opportunity to increase production volumes and operation costs by running closer to the specification but the producer risks penalties if they exceed the specification. Online process analysis can be used to optimize production of fluids such natural gas condensates (C5+) and natural gas liquids (C3+) and operate facilities such as condensate stabilizers and de-ethanizers more effectively. As well, such analyzers may be used to determine product quality in multiple streams or sources, and optimize blending of such fluids to produce the highest volume of the most valuable products. The application of NIR and/or Raman allows for real-time measurement of product streams and data to implement real time controls. These systems have been installed in a large number of installations across Western Canada and the USA and customers are seeing lower maintenance costs, improved process visibility and increased revenues.

Phil Harris 300x300
Phil Harris President Insight Analytical Solutions Inc.
  • 3 30 PM

Emissions 101

Emissions Monitoring

1. Introduction: Definitions, History, Testing Overview of the Environmental Protection Agency. 2. Regulations on Fugitive Emissions Monitoring: Understanding the Clean Air Act, Industry Practices,...

  • locationROOM B
  • small-arm3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
wednesday April 06, 2022
Emissions Monitoring

Emissions 101

  • pr-alarm3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
  • pr-locationROOM B

1. Introduction: Definitions, History, Testing Overview of the Environmental Protection Agency. 2. Regulations on Fugitive Emissions Monitoring: Understanding the Clean Air Act, Industry Practices, what is Low E Technology, and how to Implement Low E Technology. 3. Fugitive Volatile Organic Compounds Emission Properties. 4. Fugitive Emission Sources: Effects of Low E Technology on Valve, Pumps, Compressor, Pressure Relief Devices, Agitators and Valve Packing Manufacturing, Valve OEM Emission Technology and Controls”, Packing Manufacturer’s Fugitive Emission Requirements. 5. Federal Reference Method 21 and Implementation. 6. Leak Detection and Repair Program: LDAR 101. 7. Recordkeeping 8. Q&A

Gobind Khiani 300x300
Gobind Khiani CWR Engineering Specialist Enbridge Inc.
  • 4 15 PM

Value Added Pipeline Applications Using High Fidelity Fiber Optic Monitoring & Machine Learning

Pipeline Monitoring

Distributed fiber optic sensing has been gaining significant momentum in pipeline industry adoption. The primary application of this technology has been in preventative leak detection. However, ne...

  • locationROOM A
  • small-arm4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
wednesday April 06, 2022
Pipeline Monitoring

Value Added Pipeline Applications Using High Fidelity Fiber Optic Monitoring & Machine Learning

  • pr-alarm4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
  • pr-locationROOM A

Distributed fiber optic sensing has been gaining significant momentum in pipeline industry adoption. The primary application of this technology has been in preventative leak detection. However, new value-added applications are now emerging with potential to deliver extra value to the pipeline operators, over and above leak detection. Different fiber optic sensing technologies exist which can be appropriately positioned for various applications. One of these specialized fiber optic sensing approaches is known as high fidelity distributed sensing (HDS) which uses a different interferometry to achieve very high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Along with high SNR, HDS also provides integrated acoustics, temperature and strain/vibration, and is optimized to do so over long distances without degradation of fidelity. This makes the HDS technology particularly appropriate for preventative pipeline leak detection as well as a number of other value-added applications. Case studies will be provided to showcase the value of using artificial intelligence and supervised / unsupervised machine learning to explore new frontiers in pipeline monitoring; including a variety of “value added” applications such as flow anomaly detection, flow rate, pressure, and density estimation. Other applications such as pig, vehicle, and train detection / filtering, tracking and analysis will also be presented.

Steven Koles 300x300
Steven Koles President & CEO Hifi Engineering
  • 4 15 PM

How Technology Can Make the New CEMS Code Work For You

Emissions Monitoring

Alberta is leading the way to a cleaner future, and has released a new CEMS code, taking effect January 2022. The new code includes approaches that maintain regulatory compliance, while saving time...

  • locationROOM B
  • small-arm4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
wednesday April 06, 2022
Emissions Monitoring

How Technology Can Make the New CEMS Code Work For You

  • pr-alarm4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
  • pr-locationROOM B

Alberta is leading the way to a cleaner future, and has released a new CEMS code, taking effect January 2022. The new code includes approaches that maintain regulatory compliance, while saving time and money - allowing a facility to focus on operational excellence. This presentation will look at CEMS technology, and technology-abilities that help ensure compliance, advise of issues before non-compliance occurs, and allows a company to focus on it’s core business (power generation or product to market).

Lewis van Kamp 300x300
Lewis van Kamp Technical Sales Specialist Canada ABB
  • 5 00 PM
End of Day 2 - Conference Concludes