Speaker Name
Julie Valentine
Job Title
Director, Global Refining & Sustainability Measurement Solutions

Julie Valentine works with downstream manufacturers globally to enhance the selection of measurement and analytical devices that will enable manufacturers to effectively optimize plant operations.  She now has a heavy focus on measurement solutions that impact sustainability programs.  This includes renewable fuels, the hydrogen value chain, and carbon capture and storage.
Julie has more than 30 years of experience in the refining and petrochemical process and automation industries, both domestically and internationally. Before joining Emerson, she worked for a process licensor, primarily in the technical services group, where she was involved in the commissioning, start-up and troubleshooting of refining and petrochemical process units around the world.  Julie has authored numerous technical papers on various applications of measurement technology in the refining industry, and is a co-inventor in two U.S. patents.  Julie is a member of several working committees for the instrumentation and control group of the American Petroleum Institute’s Refining and Equipment Standards Program, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and various women in engineering and STEM programs.

Julie is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering.

Whether decarbonization efforts are focused on energy and emissions reductions, renewable fuels production, carbon capture, or a shift towards petrochemical production, digital technologies are an important part of the journey towards a more sustainable future. The digital ecosystem starts at the foundational level with smart instruments, valves, and analyzers, moves up to monitoring common assets with a wireless infrastructure, and continues to analyze and optimize the performance and efficiency of process units and more complex assets to identify operational problems before they occur. Real-time monitoring of carbon and energy intensity can only result in tangible and quantifiable improvements. This presentation will discuss several examples of the value of digital technologies for various decarbonization paths.