This webinar was moderated by the GDA Project Management Technical Committee Chair Emad A. Al-Muhaisen, Head, Capital Efficiency Division – Saudi Aramco and attended by the Chairpersons and some members of GDA’s five technical committees (Project management, Technologies, Plant Reliability & Integration, Commissioning & Start-up and Energy Management).
The presenters were Ilya Rodin, Chief Executive Officer of Angara Industries, and Ed Cherednik, Chief Digital and Sustainability Officer, Global Climate Change expert in European Commission.
The discussion was centered around how heat exchangers’ fouling causes energy inefficiency and impacts refinery’s margin while increasing CO2 emissions. Angara shared its unique technology “Cognitive Cleaning” with realized benefits it has generated for the industry specially downstream. The recording of this webinar was subsequently premiered on the GDA’s channel on YouTube on June 4, 2020.
About Gulf Downstream Association
The Gulf Downstream Association (GDA) was established by its Founding Companies from Saudi Aramco, Kuwait Petroleum International (KPI), Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO), Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). GDA is a pioneering, non-profit association and “point of reference” for all downstream players including industry professionals, corporate executives and legislators seeking to foster excellence and drive advancement through mutually beneficial engagement and industry collaboration. The Association was established to aggregate the scattered wealth of knowledge that lies across the global downstream industry in order to accelerate development and serve as a catalyst for strong and sustainable industry growth in the Gulf region and worldwide. GDA takes a leading role in supporting the local, regional and international industry through sharing of knowledge, experience and best practices.