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Agenda is provisional and subject to change. All agenda times are listed in CDT (GMT -5)


Monday 22 May

14:00 Exhibition & registration open

17:00 Welcome reception

18:30 Close of day one

Tuesday 23 May

Plenary Keynote Session

09:00 Welcome remarks from Committee Chair
Darrell Allman, Vice President of Asset Care Excellence, LSB INDUSTRIES, Inc.

09:15 The CRU View: Nitrogen market outlook
Alexander Derricott, Senior Cost and Emissions Analyst, CRU

09:45 Methanol market outlook
Presenter to be confirmed

10:15 Networking break

Dual Streamed Technical Agenda

Decarbonization technologies for ammonia and syngas

11:00 Casale blue technologies to meet the sustainable transition challenge
Davide Carrara, Casale

11:30 Low carbon hydrogen production with phased CO2 capture for Steam Methane Reformers
Maximilian Helmle, Air Liquide Engineering & Construction

New technology developments in measurement and monitoring systems

11:00 On-line Raman Gas Analysis in syngas and hydrogen production
Susan Harris, Endress + Hauser, Inc

11:30 Increased throughput in steam methane reformers with innovative sensor for the most accurate continuous tube wall temperature monitoring
Alina Green, WIKA

12:00 Networking Lunch


Decarbonization technologies for ammonia and syngas

13:30 Recuperative reforming – A key element for blue syngas production
Sanjeev Sekhri, Technip Energies

14:00 State-of-the-art catalysts to tackle the challenges of ammonia cracking
Andreas Bachmeier, Clariant Catalysts


Improving plant reliability through effective inspection techniques

13:30 Syngas catalyst tube health monitoring
Timothy Hill, Quest Integrity USA LLC

14:00 Steam Methane Reformer tube lifecyle improvement via inspection and operations best practices
Grant Jacobson, Becht


14:30 Networking Break


New developments in methanol technology

15:00 TrueBlue Methanol - Low carbon emission methanol production
Steve Lancaster, BD Energy Systems

15:30 How nanoscale discoveries can result in mega-scale benefits for methanol producers
Rishika Chatterjee, Topsoe


Materials and technology options for improving plant reliability 

15:00 Importance of the macrostructure in the creep resistance of reforming tubes
Rafael Andrade, ENGEMASA Engenharia e Materiais LTDA

15:30 Risk Basked Inspection Programs for the nitrogen/fertilizer Industry – Are they worth it?
Vishal Lagad, Vysus Americas Inc.


16:00 Close of sessions

17:00 Exhibition closes

19:30 Nitrogen + Syngas USA 2023 Party


Wednesday 24 May

Improving production capacity and plant economics

09:00 Feedstock evaluation studies enable syngas plant operators to improve flexibility
Danish Parbtani, Johnson Matthey

09:30 Digital solutions to maximize carbon credits in ammonia plants
Satish Baliga, KBR


Process Control

09:00 Increasing syngas and ammonia production by eliminating boiler trips with improved pressure control
Mark Ferra, Aaron Bridge, REXA

Improving reliability of waste heat boilers through automation of chemical feed

Robin Wright, Veolia Water Technologies and Solutions 

10:00 Networking Break


New technologies to support improvements in production and energy efficiency

10:45 Energy Monitoring 4.0 - Increasing transparency and collaboration
Lisa Krumpholz, Navigance GmbH

11:15 Shaping the Nitric Acid Technology for a greener future
Carmen Perez, Stamicarbon

11:45 Decarbonizing fertilizer processing through moving bed heat exchange technology
Jill Caskey, Solex Thermal Science


Reliability improvements

10:45 How to increase your coupling reliability and runtime
Joe Moreno, FlexElement Couplings

11:15 Pump system optimization- A case study in increasing reliability and reducing energy cost
Christen Mancini, Hydro, Inc

11:45 Safety and reliability considerations for ammonia storage and terminaling
Joe Zalac, Matrix PDM Engineering


12:15 Networking Lunch


Water treatment

13:45 Real change starts today: Decarbonization – smart management of water-centric systems through digital process technologies in emissions reduction
Thomas Lu, Nalco Water

14:15 Improved environmental compliance using sustainable chemistry and water system operation
Prasad Kalakodimi, ChemTreat, Inc.

14:45 Networking Break

15:15 Reduce fuel use and decarbonize the process with improved heat transfer efficiency

Christan Chanel, Integrated Global Services (IGS)

15:45 Presentation reserved

16:15 Closing drinks reception

18:00 Close of conference