Technology Roundtables

 

Keep up with the latest advancements in automation technology. Learn how industry leaders are applying the latest technologies for bottom-line results. Discuss emerging technological trends, current use cases, practical issues, and benefits with industry experts and peers. Technology Roundtables will focus on the latest major technology developments in the following topics.

Technology Roundtables are scheduled for Tuesday, October 3rd, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm and Wednesday, October 4th, 1:15 pm – 2:45 pm.

Control with Wireless

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WirelessHART (IEC 62591) field devices have been used to address a wide variety control applications. This panel will include discussions on how distillation overhead and bottom temperature, and heater temperature, feed and steam flow control applications that have been successfully addressed using wireless instrumentation. Examples will be used to show how tank level and temperature control have been addressed using wireless discrete valves. Information will be provided on a prototype Gateway platform with a PID+ inside to perform modulating control applications. Guidelines for the application of wireless control will be presented and discussed as well as a new Device Family addition with the HART Foundation.

WirelessHART (IEC 62591) field devices have been used to address a wide variety control applications. This panel will include discussions on how distillation overhead and bottom temperature, and heater temperature, feed and steam flow control applications that have been successfully addressed using wireless instrumentation. Examples will be used to show how tank level and temperature control have been addressed using wireless discrete valves. Information will be provided on a prototype Gateway platform with a PID+ inside to perform modulating control applications. Guidelines for the application of wireless control will be presented and discussed as well as a new Device Family addition with the HART Foundation.

Panelists:
  • Kurtis Jensen, Sr. Marketing Manager, Emerson Automation Solutions
  • Mark Nixon, Director of Research, Emerson Automation Solutions
  • Eric Rotvold, Distinguished Technologist, Emerson Automation Solutions
Moderators:
  • Neil Peterson, DeltaV Product Marketing Director, Emerson Automation Solutions

    Neil is the DeltaV Product Marketing Director responsible for control & I/O, SIS, hardware, engineering tools, communications, security and wireless. Neil has over 20 years of experience in control system development – in particular with systems integration, security and communications. He currently works for Emerson in their Austin, Texas headquarters.

Cybersecurity

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The Cybersecurity Technology Roundtable is a forum for users to meet and discuss their cybersecurity concerns and problems.  Topics will be customer testimonials on who and how they have been attacked.  These discussions will include:

  • Discovered the attack
  • Steps taken to stop the attack
  • Recovery from the attack

Sharing of this information from users, to users will help everyone understand the circumstances and how we can make it more difficult for attackers to get to other process control entities.

McAfee will also provide a speaker who will discuss the most recent aspects of attacks and what they (and Emerson) are doing to fight these attackers.

The Cybersecurity Technology Roundtable is a forum for users to meet and discuss their cybersecurity concerns and problems.  Topics will be customer testimonials on who and how they have been attacked.  These discussions will include:

  • Discovered the attack
  • Steps taken to stop the attack
  • Recovery from the attack

Sharing of this information from users, to users will help everyone understand the circumstances and how we can make it more difficult for attackers to get to other process control entities.

McAfee will also provide a speaker who will discuss the most recent aspects of attacks and what they (and Emerson) are doing to fight these attackers.

Panelists:
  • Lothar Lang, Ph.D., Global Process Control Manager, Cristal

    Born and raised in Germany. Educated as a Chemical Engineer:

    • BSc from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (foreign exchange student)
    • MSc from the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany
    • D. from the University of Stuttgart, Germany

    Worked 15 years for Bayer in different functions:

    • Established and led the first Group for Dynamic Process Modeling
    • Plant manager of a complex distillation train and methyl chloride and hydrolysis units
    • Head of Advanced Process Control
    • Engineering fellow at the Global Polyol Technology Center near Philadelphia and later at the Baytown, Tx, facility

    He joined Lyondell in 2005 to establish a new focus area as the global lead engineer for Critical Condition management, which encompasses alarm management, operator HMI , Human factors and control loop performance monitoring.  In 2013 he joined Prosys as a consultant for alarm management, operator HMI and Advanced Process Control. In 2015 he returned to the manufacturing industry to join Cristal, a Titanium dioxide producer, as their Global Process Control manager.

Moderators:
  • Rick Gorskie, Asset Strategy & Management Program Manager, Emerson Automation Solutions

    Rick has served the process controls industry for more than 40 years in a combination of executive, marketing and sales roles.  His career includes direct background in the fields of control valves, field instrumentation (pressure, temperature and flow), single-loop and multi-loop panel-mounted controllers and several DCS systems.  He has also held other positions in competitive intelligence as well as in both aerospace instrumentation and process controls asset management solutions.   Rick is now serving Emerson Automation Solutions in the Process Systems and Solutions Lifecycle Services program management organization and leads services development for DeltaV Cybersecurity Services.

Getting the Most Out of a Virtualization Infrastructure

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Virtualization is becoming commonplace in DeltaV deployments.  Since its release in 2013, DeltaV Virtual Studio has been deployed on over 600 systems across all industries.  In 2015, Chemical Processing Magazine awarded DeltaV Virtual Studio their Vaaler Award, in the category of Innovative Software Technologies.  DeltaV Virtual Studio 3.3, based on Server 2016 has recently been released.

 

Now that you’ve got DeltaV Virtual Studio deployed, how can you take advantage of your deployment to maximize your benefits?  Still on the fence about virtualization or not sure how to get started?  Come here from your peers and industry experts as they discuss strategies and trends for virtualization and DeltaV Virtual Studio.

Virtualization is becoming commonplace in DeltaV deployments.  Since its release in 2013, DeltaV Virtual Studio has been deployed on over 600 systems across all industries.  In 2015, Chemical Processing Magazine awarded DeltaV Virtual Studio their Vaaler Award, in the category of Innovative Software Technologies.  DeltaV Virtual Studio 3.3, based on Server 2016 has recently been released.

 

Now that you’ve got DeltaV Virtual Studio deployed, how can you take advantage of your deployment to maximize your benefits?  Still on the fence about virtualization or not sure how to get started?  Come here from your peers and industry experts as they discuss strategies and trends for virtualization and DeltaV Virtual Studio.

Moderators:
  • Bruce Greenwald, DeltaV Platform Business Development Manager, Emerson Automation Solutions

    Bruce Greenwald is the DeltaV Platform Business Development Manager for Emerson Automation Solutions, based in Austin, TX.  Bruce is a 1979 graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Chemical Engineering.  He started his career with Dow Chemical in Freeport, TX and joined Fisher Controls in 1983 as a systems engineer.  Bruce joined the RE Mason company in 2000 as a lead systems engineer, executing PROVOX and DeltaV projects.  His 4 decade-long career has been focused on process control, with the majority of his project work focused on batch in the Life Sciences.

Industrial Internet of Things

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The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has become a key enabler for companies to achieve their digital transformation goals. The Plantweb digital ecosystem is a portfolio of solutions that harnesses the power of the IIoT to enable customers to work towards achieving Top Quartile operational performance. It is the result of an evolution of Emerson strategies and technologies, rooted in our broad portfolio of foundational solutions that leverage intelligent field devices and digital asset management strategies to fundamentally improve process control and plant operations. Now, using new IIoT solutions, we are helping customers securely connect OT data with their existing IT infrastructure, and providing them with the capabilities to extend digital transformation beyond process control and across the operational enterprise. Join a panel of industry experts in a discussion on what is being done to deliver value today and where things are headed in the future.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has become a key enabler for companies to achieve their digital transformation goals. The Plantweb digital ecosystem is a portfolio of solutions that harnesses the power of the IIoT to enable customers to work towards achieving Top Quartile operational performance. It is the result of an evolution of Emerson strategies and technologies, rooted in our broad portfolio of foundational solutions that leverage intelligent field devices and digital asset management strategies to fundamentally improve process control and plant operations. Now, using new IIoT solutions, we are helping customers securely connect OT data with their existing IT infrastructure, and providing them with the capabilities to extend digital transformation beyond process control and across the operational enterprise. Join a panel of industry experts in a discussion on what is being done to deliver value today and where things are headed in the future.

Moderators:
  • Mike Boudreaux, Director, Connected Services, Emerson Automation Solutions

Reliability Programs of the Year: Technology and Best Practices

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Ever wonder how some companies are able to proactively manage their site reliability while others seem to struggle to keep up with day-to-day firefighting?  During this session, three companies with best-in-class reliability programs will present the details of their company’s program, highlighting their effective use of reliability-based technologies, effective work processes, integrated maintenance best practices, leadership commitment and the associated business results.  There will be time for questions at the end of each customer presentation.  At the end of the second session of the week, a panel of reliability experts will recognize the company with the best reliability program and award them the “2017 Reliability Program of the Year” trophy.

Ever wonder how some companies are able to proactively manage their site reliability while others seem to struggle to keep up with day-to-day firefighting?  During this session, three companies with best-in-class reliability programs will present the details of their company’s program, highlighting their effective use of reliability-based technologies, effective work processes, integrated maintenance best practices, leadership commitment and the associated business results.  There will be time for questions at the end of each customer presentation.  At the end of the second session of the week, a panel of reliability experts will recognize the company with the best reliability program and award them the “2017 Reliability Program of the Year” trophy.

Moderators:
  • Bruce Hawkins, Director of Technical Excellence, Emerson Automation Solutions

    Bruce Hawkins is the Director of Technical Excellence with Emerson Reliability Consulting.  A management consultant with more than 39 years of experience in the Maintenance and Reliability field, Bruce has co-authored two books, authored numerous papers in trade magazines and has a background in chemical processing, power generation and food products manufacturing.  He has held the positions of Chairman of the Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Certifying Organization, Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) Best Practices Committee Chair, and SMRP Body of Knowledge Director. He currently serves as the SMRP Certification Director.  He is a member of the US Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 251, responsible for the ISO 55000 Asset Management standard. He is a Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional and a Certified Asset Management Assessor.