The Navigance Blog

Sharing new thinking and expert insights from the world of chemical production optimization.


Navigance: A cloud-based software service for the chemical industry

Posted by Lisa Krumpholz on Jun 9, 2021

 

What is cloud computing? How can it help chemical producers access the capacity, technology and expertise they need easily now? And how does Navigance build on proven, secure cloud platforms to provide a tailored solution to optimize your operation?

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Join Navigance online at ACHEMA Pulse

Posted by Lisa Krumpholz on May 28, 2021

While face-to-face events don’t take place just yet, you can still tap into the expertise and technologies you need right now to take your chemical process to the next level.

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SCIF Online Session: Digitalization of production at chemical enterprises

Posted by Lisa Krumpholz on Apr 15, 2021

On 28th April 2021, we will present at the fifth technical online session of the SCIF Discussion Club. This online event is focused on the implementation of digital technologies in chemical plants and experience sharing from industry examples. 

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Why you need to optimize your chemical process now – part 2

Posted by Lisa Krumpholz on Apr 1, 2021

In our last post, we looked at how economic downturn and its effect on the chemical industry is driving the need to optimize its processes.

In this continuation, we consider two other trends that are doing the same – and accelerating. Plus, how digital tools can help get ahead of those trends.

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Why you need to optimize your chemical process now - part 1

Posted by Lisa Krumpholz on Mar 24, 2021

In chemical manufacturing, the need to find ways to optimize is growing like never before. While it might still seem like a nice-to-have today, emerging and accelerating trends in the industry and other external factors will mean it’s increasingly a necessity.

Here, we focus on some of the most...

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Opportunities for data-driven analytics: Nitrogen+Syngas magazine feature

Posted by Sebastian Werner on Mar 19, 2021

Read in the March/April 2021 edition how you could benefit from data-driven analytics

What’s the potential for process optimization in chemical plants like yours today and tomorrow? And how can you start realizing these opportunities now, to get ahead of growing pressure to improve the...

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CRU Nitrogen + Syngas Europe 2021

Posted by Lisa Krumpholz on Feb 12, 2021

From 1st-3rd March we will have the pleasure to join the CRU Nitrogen & Syngas 2021 Virtual Conference as an exhibitor and sponsor – we are proud to be part of the world's leading technical event for the nitrogen and syngas community.

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Digitalization: a roadmap for chemical plants

Posted by Lisa Krumpholz on Oct 29, 2020

We would like to continue sharing highlights from extensive Navigance research conducted with people in various roles across the chemical manufacturing sector. Now we focus on the journey of digitalization in chemical plants.

In our last article, we summarized the realities of their day-to-day...

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Digitalization: the landscape and needs of chemical plants

Posted by Lenz Kroeck on Oct 2, 2020

Over the past few months, Navigance has been talking extensively with professionals across chemical manufacturing – especially those with continuous processes – to capture the realities of their daily plant operations, their needs and goals, and any overarching trends affecting them. 

Our...

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Chemical process models – from first principle to hybrid models

Posted by Sebastian Werner on Jun 19, 2020

In this article, we explore the role, common uses and limitations of the first principle approach to chemical process modelling. And we contrast this with the advantages and disadvantages of using empirical or statistical models.

We then look at how taking the first steps into new, intelligent...

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