The chemical processing industries are among the top of all heavy industries in CO2 emissions. With ever-evolving climate change accords and pressure to decarbonize and achieve net zero, major chemical producers have developed aggressive goals and announced major investments. But many are left wondering where to decarbonize and how to get started.

It is important to have a modern control system to serve as the digital foundation for measuring and monitoring. You can’t make improvements without access to the baseline data. Equally important is working with an automation and digitalization partner that has in-depth industry knowledge to maximize your plant’s performance while helping to meet your sustainability goals.

The chemical processing industries play a significant role in helping to reach global Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals by modernizing their control systems and deploying the latest digital technologies.
This webinar examines decarbonization opportunities and some key applications that address needs in many segments of the chemical processing industries, as producers look to meet their ESG goals.
  • The best places to begin decarbonization efforts
  • The role a digital foundation can play in reaching goals
  • Why the right partner is essential for ensuring success
Ramon Farach
Global Industry Consultant, Rockwell Automation
As the Global Chemical Industry Technical Consultant for Rockwell Automation, Ramon is responsible for providing industry and technical insights to help understand and solve customer challenges, develop product and service messaging, and support product development.

Ramon has 20 years of Chemical Industry experience in process engineering, operations support, process design, installation and commissioning, research and development, process control and environmental, health and safety. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech, and he is a certified ISA/IEC 61511 SIS Expert. Ramon resides in Nashville, TN, USA.
Rick Ng
Strategic Marketing Manager, Rockwell Automation
Rick has more than 25 years of experience as a global market development manager, technical advisor, and project manager in the Oil and Gas and Chemical industry with Sasol, Chevron, and ExxonMobil before joining Rockwell Automation in 2021. Currently, he is the global market development manager responsible for industry strategy and marketing in Chemical and Oil and Gas. His role includes developing market strategy to capture market share and business growth in these industries.

Rick strives to work with global sales and marketing, and business units to develop market growth strategies and technology investment to solve our customer challenges including chemical plant modernization, digital oil field, sustainability ventures in decarbonization with hydrogen (Blue/Green) and carbon capture and storage (CCS), using Rockwell Automation’s best-in-class automation and digitalization technologies. His work is to drive solutions that enable valued customer outcomes building on Rockwell hardware, software, services, and consulting.

Rick’s educational background is focused on chemical engineering. He has a PhD and a MS Degree from the California Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston. He resides in the Houston area.
Mary Page Bailey
Associate Editor Chemical Engineering magazine / Moderator
Mary Page Bailey has been an editor with Chemical Engineering since May 2013, after working five years as a process design engineer at ExxonMobil Chemical Company’s joint venture, Univation Technologies, LLC. During her time with Univation, she designed equipment for numerous Unipol polyethylene plants and attended a plant startup in China. She holds a B.S. Ch.E. degree from the University of Oklahoma.
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