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:
  • Melissa Donahue, 4th Year Graduate Student, University of Texas

    Melissa Donahue is a fourth year graduate student in the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. For her doctoral research, Melissa is studying the control of a dividing wall distillation column, a multicomponent separation technology that incorporates process intensification and advanced process integration concepts to improve upon the inefficiencies of traditional distillation columns, namely energy usage. The project is jointly funded by Emerson and Eastman Chemical Company.

  • Kurtis Jensen, Sr. Marketing Manager, Emerson Automation Solutions

    Kurtis Jensen is a Senior Marketing manager with Emerson focused on new product development for Fisher Instrumentation products.  He has over 35 years’ experience including field service, control systems, RTU, SCADA, communications, telecommunication, wireless technologies and field instrumentation.

  • Mark Nixon, Director of Research, Emerson Automation Solutions

    Mark was lead architect for DeltaV from its inception through 2005. In 2006 he took a very active role in the design and standardization of WirelessHART. Has been involved in several standards activities including the recently published ISA101. He currently leads the applied research group where he is pursuing his interests in control, analytics, wireless, operator interfaces, and advanced graphics. He holds over 125 patents and has coauthored four books on wireless, control, and systems. He is an ISA Fellow and a member of the Automation Hall of Fame. He received his bachelors from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

  • Eric Rotvold, Distinguished Technologist, Emerson Automation Solutions

    Eric Rotvold is a Distinguished Technologist at Emerson Automation Solutions and has been working in process automation for over 25 years. He has been involved in the development of many HART®, Profibus and Foundation™ Fieldbus measurement instruments during his career. Recently Eric has been engaged in the development of the IEC 62591 (WirelessHART®) standard and products that implement the standard. He is the system architect for Emerson Smart Wireless solutions and Pervasive Sensing systems. Eric has been awarded several patents related to process automation, instrumentation, communication and security.

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:
  • Mansour M. Al-Shehri , Instrument & Control System Manager , Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem)

    Mansour M. Al-Shehri , 10 years’ experience Control System Engineer in the petrochemical field. Current position is Instrument & Control System Manager in the Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem), Saudi Arabia. Responsible for the Company Cyber Security function related to the Control System network as well as the Disaster Recovery management system for 12 production affiliate plants.

  • 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.

  • Alexandre Peixoto , DeltaV Product Marketing Manager , Emerson Automation Solutions

    Alexandre has been with Emerson Automation Solutions since 2010. His current role is DeltaV Product Marketing Manager within the Process, Systems & Solutions business unit with responsibility over Cybersecurity & Network products.
    Alexandre has 15 years of experience in the process automation industry having worked for SMAR before joining Emerson, and has dealt with several different engineering companies and customers globally.

  • Jeff Potter, Director-Security Architecture, Emerson Automation Solutions
  • Riana Smalberger, Practice Manager, Foundstone Consulting Services – North America
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.

Panelists:
  • Ray Emerson, Sr. Lifecycle Engineer, New England Controls

    Ray Emerson has worked in process automation and integration for nearly 15 years, 10 of which have been spent with New England Controls. In that time, he has gained experience in cross-platform integration, virtualization, system administration, and many other facets of DCS design, implementation, and management.

  • William Harris, Control Systems Engineer, Control Systems Engineer for American Crystal Sugar Company

    William(Bill) Harris is a Control Systems Engineer for American Crystal Sugar Company at its East Grand Forks plant in Minnesota.  While working previously in the paper industry, he spent time at Boise Paper(Now PCA) in International Falls, MN and Graphic Packaging in West Monroe, LA as a Process Control Engineer.  Bill has just over 7 years of experience working with multiple platforms both in controls and I.T.

  • Matt Rauschke, Senior Division Engineer , 3M

    Matt Rauschke is a Senior Division Engineer with 3M Company in Maplewood, MN.  Matt has ten years of experience in process design and project management with a focus in controls projects.  He has degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from the University of Minnesota.

  • Serge Saakov , Specialist, IS Automation Engineer, Amgen
  • Ben Wiegers, Site Automation Specialist, Novaspect Inc.
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.

Panelists:
  • Tom Madilao, Operations Manager, Chevron
  • Jose Valls, IoT Strategist and Cloud Architect, Microsoft
  • Dave Van Dorselaer, Director for IoT Solutions, AT&T
  • Peter Zornio, Chief Technology Officer, Emerson Automation Solutions
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.

Panelists:
  • Dr. Kalus Blache, Director of the Reliability & Maintainability Center and Research Professor, University of Tennessee

    Dr. Blache has over 30 years of experience in various areas of manufacturing and continuous improvement (processes and people). Included are areas such as lean manufacturing, reliability & maintenance, competitive analysis, continuous improvement tools & techniques, new facility planning and implementation, industrial engineering, ergonomics, and change management. He has written and lectured globally in numerous technical and management areas.

     

    Klaus is currently at the University of Tennessee as the Director of the Reliability & Maintainability Center and Research Professor (College of Engineering). He is on the R&M Engineering – Advisory Board for the College’s seven Engineering Departments. Prior to that, his most recent corporate assignments were Manufacturing Engineering Director (Cadillac), Engineering Launch Manager (new assembly plant), Global Manager of Manufacturing Reliability & Maintenance, and Corporate Manager – Industrial Engineering for General Motors.

     

    Klaus is currently involved in several global benchmarking studies such as “Impact of an Engaged Workforce on Business Results” and “World Class Reliability & Maintainability”. Klaus has taught over 200 Lean and R&M Implementation Courses regarding all aspects of plant readiness. His experiences include implementing a plant-wide lean culture & process, developing a Corporate R&M process and global implementation, plant assessments/benchmarking and numerous related plant assignments. Klaus is also a past Chairman of SMRP (Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals). He has experience in implementing large changes and sustainable continuous improvement all around the world.

  • Mathieu Fyfe-Leblanc , Reliability / Maintenance Project Specialist , Greenfield Global Québec Inc.

    Mathieu Fyfe-Leblanc work as a reliability / maintenance project specialist at Greenfield Global Québec Inc. in Varennes.  He graduated from CÉGEP du Vieux-Montréal in 2002 as a maintenance technician and since 2012, he is certificated as a maintenance management professional from PEMAC.  (Plant Engineering and maintenance association of Canada). Hired as a millwright for the plant start-up in February 2007, he accepted in 2011 to become maintenance planner and the challenge of implanting a planning/scheduling process and improving the CMMS already in place.   Since 2014, he accepted the challenge to be in charge of Reliability improvement.  In March 2017, he was awarded the Certified Reliability Leader certificate.

    In addition to his job, he is taking part of multiples improvements and diagnosis group like KAIZEN, 8D, 5S, WCM and with more than 10 years’ experience, he’s looking forward for best practices integration to continuously bring maintenance to a higher level.

  • Oaula Hollywood, Senior Analyst, ARC Advisory Group

    Paula’s focus is on Asset Lifecycle Management, specifically Plant Asset Management and Asset Reliability. She has authored Worldwide Outlook reports in both of these areas of the Asset Lifecycle Management domain. Other areas in which Paula has been involved include Field Devices (Flow, Level, and Pressure), Process Analytical Chemistry, Intelligent Pumping Systems, and Laboratory Information Management Systems.

     

    Paula has over 30 years’ experience in automation. Prior to joining ARC in 2000, her roles included sales, marketing, and product management for suppliers of process automation hardware and software.

    She spent 14 years at The Foxboro Company in various capacities. She spent several years with a manufacturer’s representative company as an inside sales rep primarily responsible for sizing and selection of field devices including control valves and flow meters. At Kentrol she was also a member of the Quality Improvement Team. At Krohne America, Inc. Paula was level product manager for four years where her responsibilities included product technical support and directing US sales and marketing activities for all level products.

     

    Paula has a BS from Northeastern University and an MS from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

  • Terrence O'Hanlon, Publisher, Reliabilityweb.com®, RELIABILITY® Magazine, Uptime® Magazine

    Terrence O’Hanlon, CMRP is the Publisher of Reliabilityweb.com®, RELIABILITY® Magazine and Uptime® Magazine. He is a Certified in Asset Management by the Institute of Asset Management and is a Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional by SMRP.  Terrence is the acting Executive Director of the Association for Maintenance Professionals (AMP).   He is the executive editor and Publisher of the 5th Edition of the Asset Management Handbook.

     

    Terrence is also a voting member of the US TAG (PC251) for ISO 55000 – ASTM E53 Asset Management Standards Committee.  More recently Mr. O’Hanlon has been selected as the sole US Representation through ANSI for ISO Working Group 39 to create a standard for competence in assessing and certifying Asset Management programs known as ISO 17021-5.

     

    Mr. O’Hanlon is also a member of the Institute of Asset Management, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Association of Facilities Engineers, Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.

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.