Meet the Experts

 

Round out your conference with practical working sessions focused on prevalent issues your operations face and the solutions you can apply. Meet, learn from and consult with the “Experts Behind the Technologies” in one of several sessions below:

Sessions are offered on Thursday, October 5th between 8:00 am – 9:30 am and again on Friday, October 6th from 8:30 am – 10:00 am.

Alarm Management Tips & Tricks

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An effective alarm management program provides in-depth, in-context operator guidance for consistent and timely responses. Learn from experts how to get clear and precise information from your alarm management system. Also, see how the new DeltaV Mobile app can be used to provide notifications, regardless of location, so that experts can collaborate with operators to resolve issues more quickly, and with more certainty.

An effective alarm management program provides in-depth, in-context operator guidance for consistent and timely responses. Learn from experts how to get clear and precise information from your alarm management system. Also, see how the new DeltaV Mobile app can be used to provide notifications, regardless of location, so that experts can collaborate with operators to resolve issues more quickly, and with more certainty.

Presenters:
Bob Halgren

DeltaV Product Marketing Director

Emerson Automation Solutions

AMS Asset Management Solutions Tips & Tricks

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To keep your plant assets available and producing revenue, you need solutions that are custom to the criticality of the asset being monitored. Experts will discuss how to implement predictive intelligence and integrated protection technologies to reach business goals.

To keep your plant assets available and producing revenue, you need solutions that are custom to the criticality of the asset being monitored. Experts will discuss how to implement predictive intelligence and integrated protection technologies to reach business goals.

Presenters:
Drew Mackley

Reliability Solutions Director Marketing and Sales Enableme

Emerson Automation Solutions

Backup and Recovery of DeltaV

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To keep your plant assets available and producing revenue, you need solutions that are custom to the criticality of the asset being monitored. Experts will discuss how to implement predictive intelligence and integrated protection technologies to reach business goals.

To keep your plant assets available and producing revenue, you need solutions that are custom to the criticality of the asset being monitored. Experts will discuss how to implement predictive intelligence and integrated protection technologies to reach business goals.

Presenters:
Milton Pollard

Lifecycle Services Program Manager

Emerson Automation Solutions

Phillip Smith

Senior Principal Software Engineer

Emerson Automation Solutions

DeltaV Configuration Standards & PCSD

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In this session, the expert panel members will present the future scope of PCSD and ask for feedback on future or past PCSD configurations. Some features of PCSD can be shown through a live demonstration to aid in the feedback discussion. This demonstration could include examples of batch, continuous and safety systems.

In this session, the expert panel members will present the future scope of PCSD and ask for feedback on future or past PCSD configurations. Some features of PCSD can be shown through a live demonstration to aid in the feedback discussion. This demonstration could include examples of batch, continuous and safety systems.

Presenters:
Matt Stoner

Senior Technical Consultant

Emerson Automation Solutions

DeltaV DCS Tips & Tricks

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This session covered DeltaV Best Practices specific to ProPlus performance, controller Loading, and DeltaV upgrade. For each topic, key considerations were presented, and a Q&A allowed for deep dives on specific focus areas. The ProPlus performance topic included maintenance and impact of concurrent engineering. The controller Loading topic focused on architecture and configuration impact. The DeltaV upgrade topic covered planning and execution.

This session covered DeltaV Best Practices specific to ProPlus performance, controller Loading, and DeltaV upgrade. For each topic, key considerations were presented, and a Q&A allowed for deep dives on specific focus areas. The ProPlus performance topic included maintenance and impact of concurrent engineering. The controller Loading topic focused on architecture and configuration impact. The DeltaV upgrade topic covered planning and execution.

Presenters:
Kenny Marks

DeltaV Engineering Environment Product Marketing Manager

Emerson Automation Solutions

Implementing an IIoT Vision

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There are many paths to achieving Operation Certainty, but deciding where to start can be a challenge. Emerson enables the Industrial Internet of Things with the Plantweb Digital Ecosystem, consulting, services, and existing data infrastructure. Experts in IIoT strategies will discuss a framework method for developing an IIoT vision based on ROI that determines general infrastructure requirements. The forum will be open to questions on technology, IT/OT collaboration, security, scalability, business justification and more.

There are many paths to achieving Operation Certainty, but deciding where to start can be a challenge. Emerson enables the Industrial Internet of Things with the Plantweb Digital Ecosystem, consulting, services, and existing data infrastructure. Experts in IIoT strategies will discuss a framework method for developing an IIoT vision based on ROI that determines general infrastructure requirements. The forum will be open to questions on technology, IT/OT collaboration, security, scalability, business justification and more.

Presenters:
Dan Carlson

Solution Architect

Emerson Automation Solutions

Justifying a Control System Upgrade

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Upgrading your control system and staying current with the latest technology enables new process performance and operator efficiency opportunities, increases your cybersecurity posture, and decreases the risk of unscheduled downtime and maintenance costs. Speak with experts to build a compelling strategic and financial justification to upgrade your control system.

Upgrading your control system and staying current with the latest technology enables new process performance and operator efficiency opportunities, increases your cybersecurity posture, and decreases the risk of unscheduled downtime and maintenance costs. Speak with experts to build a compelling strategic and financial justification to upgrade your control system.

Presenters:
Yoga Gorur

Program Manager, Lifecycle Services

Emerson Automation Solutions

Otis Raring

Product Engineering Manager

Emerson Automation Solutions

Kurt Russell

Eli Lilly and Company

Predicting PRV Stability on Safety Relief Valves

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Emerson—in conjunction with the University of Bristol and Budapest University of Technology and Economics—has been engaged in a four-year study on the stability of direct spring operated pressure relief valves used throughout the oil and gas refining and chemical process industry. The objective of this research was to determine, through detailed valve data analysis and computer modeling and simulation, whether a design tool could be developed to predict pressure relief valve instability on compressible and incompressible fluids with various inlet piping systems attached. This research resulted in a mathematical model for use in the designing pressure relief valves, edits to the sixth edition of API to include the findings of the research, and more.

Emerson—in conjunction with the University of Bristol and Budapest University of Technology and Economics—has been engaged in a four-year study on the stability of direct spring operated pressure relief valves used throughout the oil and gas refining and chemical process industry. The objective of this research was to determine, through detailed valve data analysis and computer modeling and simulation, whether a design tool could be developed to predict pressure relief valve instability on compressible and incompressible fluids with various inlet piping systems attached. This research resulted in a mathematical model for use in the designing pressure relief valves, edits to the sixth edition of API to include the findings of the research, and more.

Presenters:
Chris Buxton

Product Sales Manager

Emerson Automation Solutions

Process Control Optimization

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In this session the expert panel members will explore the challenges that are often encountered when using traditional and advanced control techniques to optimize plant operations. The experts will discuss basic steps that they recommend be followed when addressing a control optimization project. Also, each panel member will present an application they have commissioned that demonstrates how process control techniques were used to optimize process operation. The presented control optimization projects will demonstrate how to achieve technical and economic objectives in various industries.

In this session the expert panel members will explore the challenges that are often encountered when using traditional and advanced control techniques to optimize plant operations. The experts will discuss basic steps that they recommend be followed when addressing a control optimization project. Also, each panel member will present an application they have commissioned that demonstrates how process control techniques were used to optimize process operation. The presented control optimization projects will demonstrate how to achieve technical and economic objectives in various industries.

Presenters:
James Beall

Principal Process Control Consultant

Emerson Automation Solutions

Rosemount Instrumentation - Best Practices & Common Mistakes

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With the Emerson Exchange being in Minnesota, meet the faces behind the emails and phones of the Technical Support Specialists team that help users everyday with their questions on Rosemount Instrumentation. Rosemount experts will be prepared to discuss:

  • Common questions they receive on Rosemount Pressure, Temperature, DP Level, and DP Flow Instrumentation
  • Best practices in specifying, installing, operating, and maintaining Rosemount instrumentation
  • How to make the process of integrating and commissioning Rosemount devices into your control system and asset management program as simple and pain-free as possible
  • Other open questions from the audience on Rosemount instrumentation

With the Emerson Exchange being in Minnesota, meet the faces behind the emails and phones of the Technical Support Specialists team that help users everyday with their questions on Rosemount Instrumentation. Rosemount experts will be prepared to discuss:

  • Common questions they receive on Rosemount Pressure, Temperature, DP Level, and DP Flow Instrumentation
  • Best practices in specifying, installing, operating, and maintaining Rosemount instrumentation
  • How to make the process of integrating and commissioning Rosemount devices into your control system and asset management program as simple and pain-free as possible
  • Other open questions from the audience on Rosemount instrumentation
Presenters:
Kevin Branger

Lead DP Flow Specialist Engineer

Emerson Automation Solutions

Rick Fox

Lead Technical Support Specialist

Emerson Automation Solutions

Michael Olivier

Director of Product Management, Rosemount Pressure Products

Emerson Automation Solutions

Todd Wallace

Principle Application Engineer

Emerson Automation Solutions

Safety Instrumented Systems Tips & Tricks

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In this open discussion forum the expert panel will discuss major trends and topics related to Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) including: SIS Engineering Efficiency, Safety Lifecycle, and Cybersecurity on an Integrated SIS. You will have an opportunity to pose questions and participate in the discussion on how to reach safety goals.

In this open discussion forum the expert panel will discuss major trends and topics related to Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) including: SIS Engineering Efficiency, Safety Lifecycle, and Cybersecurity on an Integrated SIS. You will have an opportunity to pose questions and participate in the discussion on how to reach safety goals.

Presenters:
Sergio Diaz

DeltaV SIS Product Marketing Manager

Emerson Automation Solutions

Selecting The Correct Overfill Protection Technology

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It is essential for companies to implement overfill protection systems to minimize risk and improve safety. As part of a complete overfill protection system, automation technology is increasingly being deployed to replace mechanical devices and human factors, but it is important to understand that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. Overfill prevention experts will discuss the different layers of protection required and outline the challenges posed by the most common applications and the technologies available – especially level sensors. They will also provide recommendations for the most appropriate solution for each application.

It is essential for companies to implement overfill protection systems to minimize risk and improve safety. As part of a complete overfill protection system, automation technology is increasingly being deployed to replace mechanical devices and human factors, but it is important to understand that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. Overfill prevention experts will discuss the different layers of protection required and outline the challenges posed by the most common applications and the technologies available – especially level sensors. They will also provide recommendations for the most appropriate solution for each application.

Presenters:
Tadeu Batista

CFSE, DeltaV SIS Platform Business Development Manager

Emerson Automation Solutions

Mikael Helmer

Global Business Development Manager

Emerson Automation Solutions

Lydia Miller

Application Engineer

Emerson Automation Solutions

Nathan Stokes

Director of Product Management

Emerson Automation Solutions

Carsten Thoegersen

Technical Sales Manager/SME Safety Solutions

Emerson Automation Solutions

Teddy Tzegazeab

Product Manager

Emerson Automation Solutions

Christoffer Widahl

Sr. Strategic Product Manager

Emerson Automation Solutions

Selecting the Right Flowmeter

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Selecting a flowmeter is one of the trickier tasks that engineers perform.  There are many overlapping technologies, each with its own strengths and weaknesses, and lifecycle costs. Flow technology experts from Emerson will discuss how to select and own the best flowmeter technology for applications, balancing capital as well as operating expenses. The audience is encouraged to bring application examples and questions for the experts, creating a great learning experience.

Selecting a flowmeter is one of the trickier tasks that engineers perform.  There are many overlapping technologies, each with its own strengths and weaknesses, and lifecycle costs. Flow technology experts from Emerson will discuss how to select and own the best flowmeter technology for applications, balancing capital as well as operating expenses. The audience is encouraged to bring application examples and questions for the experts, creating a great learning experience.

Presenters:
Steve Ifft

Product Line Director

Emerson Automation Solutions

Support and Maintenance of DeltaV

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A proactive support and maintenance plan helps keep your plant operating safely, consistently, and economically. It also enables optimizing your plant performance and achieving your business goals. Speak with experts for recommendations to improve your DeltaV support and maintenance strategy, address risk, incident, and lifecycle management, and leverage globally standardized best practices.

A proactive support and maintenance plan helps keep your plant operating safely, consistently, and economically. It also enables optimizing your plant performance and achieving your business goals. Speak with experts for recommendations to improve your DeltaV support and maintenance strategy, address risk, incident, and lifecycle management, and leverage globally standardized best practices.

Presenters:
Bob Cruz

Manager - Guardian Support Program

Emerson Automation Solutions

Matt James

Director Lifecycle Services Marketing and Programs

Emerson Automation Solutions

John Robbins

Application and Infrastructure Group Manager

Novaspect Inc.

Tips & Tricks for DeltaV Operate

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Optimizing your plant operations has never been easier. Direct, intuitive access to all operating information – including process values, operating displays, and alarms – provides operators with the insight needed to make time-sensitive decision. Experts discuss how to improve decision making in your complex operations.

Optimizing your plant operations has never been easier. Direct, intuitive access to all operating information – including process values, operating displays, and alarms – provides operators with the insight needed to make time-sensitive decision. Experts discuss how to improve decision making in your complex operations.

Presenters:
Camilo Fadul

Product Marketing Manager - Operations

Emerson Automation Solutions

Valve Health Tips & Tricks

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Valve health is critical in keeping your operation running smoothly. Both operations and maintenance play a key role in monitoring valve health and performance to improve reliability by spotting problems before tehy affect your process. Join an expert discussion on wireless, safety, partial stroke testing and remote diagnostics.

Valve health is critical in keeping your operation running smoothly. Both operations and maintenance play a key role in monitoring valve health and performance to improve reliability by spotting problems before tehy affect your process. Join an expert discussion on wireless, safety, partial stroke testing and remote diagnostics.

Presenters:
Lorin Miller

Director of Marketing, Instrument Business Unit

Emerson Automation Solutions