The 5th anniversary edition of the closed-door Petrochemical and Refining Congress: Europe, co-hosted by Neste, was successfully held on the BGS Online Platform on May 17-19. In the course of 2 days, delegates were tackling the most relevant downstream issues by attending sessions and taking part in B2B meetings organised with the help of a personal manager.
The third day of the Congress was dedicated to the virtual technological site showcase and a networking closing party. Neste’s top level discussion panel was followed by the NAPCON’s presentation of digital sustainable solutions, including plant operator training and refinery optimization based on machine learning. The day was finalized by a virtual tour into one of Europe’s cutting-edge facilities – the Porvoo Refinery Technology Center operated by Neste. A realistic 3D model of the site was used to conduct the demonstration.
Third day sponsor, NAPCON – a brand within Neste – presented its NAPCON Advisor, the industry’s most proficient Machine-Learning based solution for crude column on-line yield optimization which provides decision support for production personnel. Taking advantage of the most advanced technologies, such as AI/ML, and industrial IoT as well as digital twin, NAPCON Advisor predicts the future behaviour of the crude column process in real-time and produces operational suggestions through what-if scenarios, enabling personnel to intuitively envision the production process and make optimal decisions. Making an impact on safety and human skill development today, NAPCON Advisor creates room for Smart Refinery tomorrow.
The Congress was a gathering point for leading European oil companies, EPCs, refineries, chemical companies, licensors, equipment manufacturers and service providers. More than 500 delegates participated to address the vital topics of today’s downstream sector: energy transition, sustainability in downstream operations, refinery and petrochemical integration as well as circular economy issues.
Neste Сorporation continues to support the Petrochemical & Refining Congress: Europe and will co-host it for the second consecutive year. PRC Europe 2022 takes place in Helsinki, Finland on 30-31 May, 2022.
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