Transforming refinery operations via software innovations Ron Beck, Sunil Patil - AspenTech
The digital world driven by softwares and computers and now leapfrogging into artificial intelligence and Internet of Things can do wonders to industry. This article projects the potential of latest softwares, particularly in complex operations like in refineries, to derive greater efficiencies in every area of a plant’s operation. How software advances capabilities in three areas: Energy optimisation, reliability and Process Safety are described in detail.
is the Director of Industry Marketing, Energy, at AspenTech. During the past decade, Beck has been responsible for marketing the Engineering & Construction sector, the Engineering product portfolio, Aspen Economic Evaluation and Aspen Basic Engineering software. He is also a company spokesperson for his subject matter areas.
Beck has well over two decades of experience in evangelizing software solutions to process industries and over a decade of experience in commercializing chemical engineering technology. He has authored papers on key industry topics and had presented at several public industry events. Beck is a graduate of Princeton University in New Jersey in the US.
is the Director of Business AspenTech. Sunil manages a team of business consultants to support sales with a high level of client engagement. As a regional spokesperson with more than 18 years of experience at AspenTech, he covers a broad range of indus - tion, as well pharmaceuticals.
Previously, Sunil held technical roles at Honeywell Automation, Sulzer and Galaxy Surfactants in India. He holds a masters’ degree in chemical engineering from Shivaji University.