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The Innovation Theatre - free content sessions

The Innovation Theatre is the place where you can to gain insights into hot-topic content sessions and is hosted directly on the show floor. Led by industry associations and specialist innovation platforms, visitors can take part in workshops and presentations to develop best practice, keep abreast of industry standards and regulations to ensure a competent workforce with your business. Ensure you register in advance by clicking the link below!

Day 1 - Tuesday hosted by EEMUA

On the first day of StocExpo, EEMUA will be taking over the Innovation theatre talking about the importance of inspection, cyber security and running facilities in an uncertain future.

The five sessions include:

10:30 - 11:00: 25 years young: EEMUA 159 Silver Anniversary

11:00 - 11:30: Robotic inspection of storage tanks

14:00 - 14:30: Cyber security - key issues

14:30 - 15:00: Control rooms: new guidance

15:15 - 15:45: Running facilities in an uncertain future: EEMUA draws some lines in the sand


    Day 2 - Wednesday hosted by iTanks

    The second day will be hosted by iTanks and include a series of roundtable sessions of inspiring discussions, covering energy transition to H2 through innovation to store, handle and use H2, as well as the impact on the Rotterdam industry and trade of Hydrocarbon fuels.

    Topics include:

    Energy transition to H2 | 10:30 - 11:30

    • What techniques are to be used the handle, store and use H2.
    • What is the impact on the Rotterdam Industry and what is the trade of to Hydrocarbon fuels.

    Hosting two round tables on each subject | 13:00 - 14:00

    • The impact of H2 on assets, devices and handling.
    • The new horizon of H2 as a fuel. What will be the impact if the industry makes the energy transition to H2 as a really green fuel?

    See the full agenda


    Day 3 - Thursday hosted by VDMA

    The mechanical engineering industry association (VDMA) representing more than 3,200 member companies in Germany and Europe. They will be hosting content on terminal optimistation - safety and efficiency, environmental protection and terminal safety.

    Sessions include:

    10:00 -10:05 Introduction - Ragnar Strauch, Director, Oil Gas Petrochem, VDMA Forum Process Technology

    Terminal Optimisation - Safety and Efficiency

    10:10 - 10:30 Re-engineered screw pumps for Terminal and Refinery optimisations - efficiency and sustainability - Lars Henning, Sales Director Europe and Thomas Talarczyk , Business Development Manager, Leistritz

    10:30 - 10:50 Tank Inspections for Atmospheric flat-bottomed Cryogenic Storage Tanks - Tobias Puklavec, Sales Manager, TGE Gas Engineering

    10:50 - 11:10 Benefits of electrical fail-Safe Actuators - Kai Ewald, Head of Sales (Division Oil & Gas), AUMA Riester

    11:10 – 11:30 Optimization of Terminal Safety and Operation by using the newest Relief Valve Technology - Axel Sommer, MD Sales and Marketing, Protego

    Terminal Optimisation - Safety, Innovation, Digitalisation

    12:00 – 12:20 Magnet anchors: reliable and cost saving for the Tank storage industry - Edwin van der Heide, Marketing & Sales, McNetiq

    12:20 – 12:40 A Radical New Approach to Safety Management Systems - Henk Zeegelaar, QSHE IT Advisor, 4QUALIS, QHSE software

    12:40 – 13:00 Digital solutions for tank farms and terminals - Wilfried Kleiser, Senior Project Manager, Process Automation, Siemens Process Industries and Drives Division