23 – 25 May 2022 | Rotterdam Ahoy

StocExpo Conference

Day 2 programme.

Day two of the event will take a closer look at the journey to Industry 4.0 and the importance of digitilisation at the terminal.

Key speakers such as Leo Brand, CIO, Vopak, Rutger Van Thiel, CEO Alkion Terminals and Daniel Cadete, Manager of Digital and Business Solutions at Varo Energy will cover the need to digitilise tank storage assets, how to use data effectively and improve supply chain visibility.

Eduard Smits

9.50 Opening remarks from the Chair: Eduard Smits, Associate Director, Accenture

Eduard Smits

9.55 Mapping out the journey to industry 4.0

Eduard Smits, Associate Director, Accenture

  • Digital in IT- and Business deploy;
  • Focus on business value first, IT-architecture follows
  • Success and acceleration of Industrie 4.0 at scale
  • Scale processes, people, ecosystem
  • Within a plant (vertical) and across sites (horizontal)
  • How do other industries handle Industrie 4.0 and Digitalization wat can we learn from them?
  • In the car-industries Engineering & operations grow together more and more (the project Digital Twin and the Operational Digital Twin)
Manoj Matthew

10.20 Digital transformation of Terminal Operations

Manoj Matthew, Industry 4.0 leader, Cognizant

  • This is a case discussion on delivering a Future Operating Model for Intermediate chemical storage and handling
  • An integrated roadmap is designed keeping with the speed of change in both technology and operations
  • An agile governance and business design model is set up to realize measurable value.

10.45 NETWORKING BREAK

Leo Brand

11.10 The value of real time data in tank storage

 Leo Brand, CIO, Vopak

  • OT/IT architecture follows the strategy
  • The challenge of contextualizing data
  • How to build a data driven company?

11.35 Unlocking and sharing "trapped" data to improve supply chain visibility & efficiency

Mark Noordhoek-Hegt, CEO, Nxtport International

  • Case study: a neutral data sharing platform in the Port of Antwerp
  • Secure data sharing
  • Using data to its full potential

12.00 The Tank Terminal of the Future

  • How digitalisation helps owners and operators of tank terminals rapidly accelerate their progress
  • How concepts like Digital Worker, Smart Supply Chain and Data Analytics are used to drive sustainable innovation
Nick

Nick Kiran, Account Executive & Business Development, Siemens

Marvin

Marvin Lehel, Business and Account Developer, Siemens

Bert

Bert van Dam, Global Business Manager, Siemens

12.30 Digital transformation panel discussion: led by Eduard Smits

Leo Brand

 Leo Brand, CIO, Vopak

Bert

Bert van Dam, Global Business Manager, Siemens

Oistein Jensen

Øistein Jensen, Chief Sustainability Officer, Odfjell

Manoj Matthew

Manoj Matthew, Industry 4.0 leader, Cognizant

Mark Noordhoek-Hegt, CEO, Nxtport International

13.00 NETWORKING LUNCH

Sophie Winter

Sophie Winter, Rotating Equipment Engineer, Shell

Nadine Herrwerth

Nadine Herrwerth, Managing Director, TWTG

12.45 Changing the future of asset performance management: vibration measurement and IoT - Shell case study

The NEON Vibration Sensor is changing asset performance management by sending alerts to maintenance engineers, as soon as assets, such as engines, conveyor belts, and pumps start to fail. This sets off a trigger when a change of amplitude is detected in the vibration spectrum or when outliers in the data occur.

An engineer is alerted to check on this asset to prevent it from failure or long-term damage, which saves costs and ensures operational uptime. Now, assets which are not under constant supervision from operators, can be monitored around the clock. Together with the rotation experts at Shell Pernis, TWTG has fine-tuned the capabilities of this new NEON Sensor to not only provide RMS velocity and acceleration measurement but also Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) analysis via LoRaWAN, which is a game changer for the industry.

Jelle Swanenberg

12.30 Digitizing frontline operations at the terminal: future global standards with local autonomy

Jelle Swanenberg, COO, Smartflow

Sophie Winter

Sophie Winter, Rotating Equipment Engineer, Shell

Nadine Herrwerth

Nadine Herrwerth, Managing Director, TWTG

12.45 Changing the future of asset performance management: vibration measurement and IoT - Shell case study

The NEON Vibration Sensor is changing asset performance management by sending alerts to maintenance engineers, as soon as assets, such as engines, conveyor belts, and pumps start to fail. This sets off a trigger when a change of amplitude is detected in the vibration spectrum or when outliers in the data occur.

An engineer is alerted to check on this asset to prevent it from failure or long-term damage, which saves costs and ensures operational uptime. Now, assets which are not under constant supervision from operators, can be monitored around the clock. Together with the rotation experts at Shell Pernis, TWTG has fine-tuned the capabilities of this new NEON Sensor to not only provide RMS velocity and acceleration measurement but also Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) analysis via LoRaWAN, which is a game changer for the industry.

Sam Reid

13.00 How Embracing the Digital Supply Chain Can Improve Operations, Customer Experience, and the Bottom Line

Sam Reid, CEO, Dearman Systems

  • Introduction to Dearman Systems, the Industrial Automation Software Platform
  • You have the data, you’re just not using it
  • Enabling a digital supply chain with IoT automation and centralized data
  • Connecting the supply chain on a single platform = lower costs and increased throughput
Jamil Kanfoud

13.15 Is it really possible to manage your terminal with just your smartphone?

Ahmed Hadid, CEO, HYBIRD

  • How Computer Vision allows you to manage all of your terminals from anywhere
  • What your terminal is missing: 3DRM
  • 3DRM + AR + AI = €500k+ per year in savings per terminal
  • Reduce tank downtime by 85% and project man-hours by 60% using Clarity
  • How your 3DRM can pay for itself within 6 months and deliver a 7X ROI within a year

13.30 EXCLUSIVE NETWORKING LUNCH

Mark Waddington

14.30 Demand developments for the rest of the 2020s – and their impact on the storage sector in Europe

Mark Waddington, Director and Senior Consultant, Channoil Energy

  • What levels of storage are we seeing for crude and refined products, and what are the key drivers?
  • The current storage landscape in key regions: Asia, Middle East, and the US
  • Geopolitical tensions and other macroeconomic factors impacting demand for storage
Berend Paasman

14.50 Update of financing activity for liquid storage operators in last 12 months

Berend R. Paasman, Senior Vice President, DNB Bank ASA

  • Surge of private and institutional financing sources
  • ESG linked financing for terminal operators
  • Financing solutions for storage of future fuels/ energy transition

15.15 NETWORKING BREAK

Sprint robotics

15.45 Keynote: Introduction to SPRINT Robotics

Dr. Tjibbe Bouma, Chairman, SPRINT Robotics

The SPRINT Robotics Collaborative is leading the way in the effort to promote the field use of I&M robotics of capital-intensive infrastructure on a large scale. Launched in 2015 by several large asset owners from the energy industry, SPRINT Robotics has become an internationally recognized platform for I&M Robotics with a support base of over 100 companies and organizations globally. Engaging the whole value chain, from end users to service and technology providers, SPRINT Robotics strongly focuses on the value that robotics for I&M can deliver to end-user organizations.

Sprint robotics

16.10 Robotics in Tank Bottom In-Service Cleaning and Inspection

Edwin Rosier, Inspection Services

Intero Integrity presents use cases for online tank floor inspections with an ultrasound technique while a hydrocarbon product is still in the tank. The Explorer robot, which is ATEX certified for zone 0 in Europe and comparable to the UL Class I Div. I standard for USA, will demonstrate this. Besides taking measurements of corrosion defects on products and the soil side of the floor plates, the robot can report floor settlement. Optionally the robot can thoroughly inspect annular ring and the internal corner weld (eg. cracks).

Sprint robotics

16.30 Robotics in Chime Inspection - outside In-Service

Peter van Amsterdam, Sales Manager, Advanced Inspection Services

The Waygate Technologies Tank Annular Plate Scanner (TAPS) System inspects the annular plate of flat bottom tanks utilizing a guided wave technique to detect and quantify corrosion of the most critical zone. The outside of the tank can be inspected, not requiring it to be emptied. Monitoring the annular plate can extend the time period of emptying the tank for further inspections, leading to significant cost savings.
Using this technique, “corrosion under pipe support” (CUPS) can be identified and quantified. The method detects corrosion under clamps, rings, welded saddles and trunnions, and does not require the pipeline to be emptied or lifted, meaning reduced inspection costs. These robotic systems can inspect the shell and the tank roof, allowing inspections of pipelines and vessels especially in confined spaces.

Sprint robotics

16.50 Robotics in Shell or Roof – outside In-Service

Stuart Kenny M.Sc CEng FInstNDT, Centre of Excellence Director, MFL and NDT Robotics

A case study that illustrates the use of automated systems through remote login.

Automated non-intrusive inspection of large storage assets is now widely accepted as a suitable approach to risk based inspection. Using technology to remove the requirement to plant shutdown and confined space entry not only has commercial benefits, but also reduces the risk of human exposure to dangerous conditions. Robotic ultrasonic systems have been used for man years to provide operators with a quantitative data map of entire structures. This data can then be used for risk based assessment and remaining life calculations. Recent developments in automated crawlers has seen the introduction of advanced ultrasonic methods, such as Phased array, TFM and TOFD. These methods improve the productivity of the inspection and also provide high resolution images to allow detailed defect assessment. An advancement that is not as widely recognised is the ability to remotely operate these advanced robotic scanning systems. Using universal platforms, operators are now able to wirelessly access the motor controls of these systems and coordinating detailed scanning sequences and equipment calibration can be offered from the comfort of the office. This presentation looks at a case study that makes full use of this benefit.

Sprint robotics

17.10 Robotics in Data and Digitalization – Storage Tank Digital Twins

Duco Boer, CIO, Falcker

Falcker Innovations BV is a high-tech company that originated in the port of Rotterdam. Falcker develops state-of-the-art digital asset care solutions for companies in the energy and petrochemical sector. These software tools help identify asset anomalies and degradation, providing quantitative insight to improve asset lifecycle planning and ROI, reduce environmental risks, and improve safety and efficiency for our customers.
The Falcker Digital Asset Care Platform has proven to be the most progressive and effective digital asset inspection platform of our time. With knowledge and other input from a.o. Vopak, BP & SABIC, the Falcker platform will be further developed in the coming years so that broad support for all types of inspections on all types of storage assets can take place.

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Day 1
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Who is speaking on day 1.

As the energy transition rapidly unfolds the storage terminal must keep pace with change. During the event we will hear from 10 different terminal operators on their thoughts, perspectives and outlook on the future of the tank storage market.
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Day 3
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Who is speaking on day 3.

As hydrogen will such a key role in the industry’s decarbonisation, experts will cover this future fuel in depth - comparing difference hydrogen carriers, the potential of underground storage and possible pathways to develop large scale hydrogen storage.
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