The Navigance Blog

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


Cloud services in the chemical industry: reliability, scalability, and rapid adoption

Posted by Elmar Peters on Jul 27, 2021

In part three of our focus on cloud services, we look at the benefits and opportunities these technologies offer to chemical producers and the accelerated adoption they’re now driving in the sector.

In this article you can read about:

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Cloud security and how Navigance protects your data

Posted by Sebastian Werner on Jul 14, 2021

Security concerns still hold some chemical producers back from realizing the benefits of cloud computing. But serious, long-mature service providers have made huge strides in data security and privacy – and can help you solve other operational headaches too.

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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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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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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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