I would like to welcome each and every one of you to the 2018 Linde Olefin Academy. This one-week event will provide in-depth technical and commercial insights – which will prove especially valuable if you are just starting out in this exciting field.
With more than 100 years of experience in cryogenic separation and over 80 years of experience in ethylene production technologies, we are the world’s leading olefin Technology, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (T-EPC) company. We channel this experience, our hands-on insights and our technology innovation capabilities into our dynamic Academy curriculum to ensure a highly productive and topical learning experience that can be directly mapped to real-world olefin production and financial challenges.
Linde has been hosting the Olefin Academy with great success since 2006.
This year for the first time, we have condensed our conference into a one-week event to give you an even faster-track introduction to the world of olefin. In addition to standard ethylene production methods, we will be covering alternative and emerging paths such as the Oxidative Coupling of Methane (OCM). You will also discover how optimised equipment and furnace designs can increase operational efficiency, how to put the best safety practices in place, how to tackle issues such as fouling and manage revamps for minimal downtime.
Last but not least, this year’s Academy will be placing a special spotlight on the subject of digitalisation. We will be illustrating how virtual and augmented reality are re-defining plant engineering, training and maintenance.
So we hope you get the most out of this action-packed week and avail of the opportunity to network with your peers and our experts. We are certainly looking forward to spending the week with you.
Dr Reinhart Vogel
Executive Vice President Petrochemical Plants