Welcome to the PetroChem Canada Webinar Series

We are pleased to offer the PetroChem Canada Webinar Series. Topics will vary and hopefully be of interest to a wide range of participants.  Webinars are free-to-attend.

Previous Webinars

Petrochemical, chemical, and biochemical manufacturers, along with the entire downstream sector, face challenges to reduce emissions, adopt best practices, and meet strict government regulations. Unintended release of hydrocarbons affects the environment and your bottom line.

In this 60-minute (Including Q and A) webinar, our team of experienced technical representatives and Swagelok Field Engineers will discuss:


Fugitive Emissions

  • What are they and why should you be aware?
  • Options for Low Fugitive Emission Products and Testing.


Closed Loop Sampling

  • Reducing Emissions
  • Increasing Safety


Engineering Services

  • Training & Education
  • System Evaluation & Advisory Services
  • Custom Design, Fabrication, and Assemblies

About the Presenters:


Ken Armitage - Swagelok Ontario Business Development

Ken is based on based out of Sarnia-Lambton with 23 years with the Swagelok organization

Technical Support:

• General Industry, Chemical & Petrochemical

• On-Site Technical and Shutdown Support

• Grab Sampling Systems


• Process Analytical Sampling Systems


Phil Daniels, P.Eng. – Outside Engineering Lead

Phil has a B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (focus on Thermofluids) and has 8 years with the Swagelok organization.

Technical Support: 

• Field Engineering & Inspection Services

• Seal Support System Specialist

• Hose Advisory Services

• Pressure Regulator Selection

• High Pressure Systems

• Offshore Energy Specialist


Rich Wubs, P.Eng. – Regional Field Engineer & Design Lead

Rich has a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and has worked 25 years with the Swagelok organization.

Technical Support: 

• Sampling Systems

• Pump & Skid Systems

• Analytical Systems

• Pressure Regulators

To protect occupants and facilities against fire-related disasters, extensive protections are necessary. The larger, more complex, and higher-risk the facility, the more safeguards and fire protection are required. Routine inspections are required to ensure your fire protection equipment is operational when you need it is not only fundamental but it’s also legislated. Through three types of fire protection inspections, we illuminate why routine inspections are important, how inspections are typically completed and how leveraging digital inspection solutions can be a lifesaver. 


About the Presenter: Paul Amendola is the Co-Founder of Tap Report, a software IoT solution digitizing routine inspections and creating safer workplaces. He is experienced in Property/Facility Management, Crisis/Emergency Management, Fire & Life Safety, Fire Protection and Health & Safety.


About TAP REPORT: Tap Report is an inspection software solution for large facilities. It can be used on any location or equipment (i.e. Fire Equipment, Mechanical, Sanitation, Health and Safety, etc.). Tap Report ensures each area was visited, removes the need for paperwork, makes compliance effortless & mitigates risk. 

Aduro Clean Technologies will present features and capabilities of its Hydrochemolytic™ Bitumen Upgrading technology (HBU) for transforming heavy crude oil and bitumen feedstocks into lighter, higher-value crude. Instead of the traditional reliance on high-temperature cracking, HBU promotes certain chemical reactions in maltenes and asphaltenes under relatively mild conditions. It then obtains stable crude product by co-processing with biobased material to effect clean in situ quenching of reactive intermediates. This process provides an opportunity for prairie provinces to participate with Alberta in a greener, more sustainable approach to bitumen upgrading, while advancing ESG priorities. HBU is anticipated to yield pipelineable products with no post-processing, potentially eliminate the requirement for any diluent, and offer additional benefits, including reduced emissions and energy use.