Workshops & Short Courses

Learn best practices, implementation successes, tips and tricks, and proven project solutions shared by users. More than 300 Workshops and Short Courses are planned this year, covering a wide spectrum of industry and technology specific topics.

Workshop (45 minutes): Typically presents a case history, a project experience, and/or specific tips or techniques used (or learned) during a project implementation

Short Course (minimum of 90 minutes, maximum of 3 hours): Provides organized instruction on a particular technology, application, project tool, or methodology

Downloading Presentations from Conference

We are in the process of collecting final presentations from presenters and will make the PDF presentations available for download on Emerson Exchange 365 by mid-November. All attendees will receive an email as soon as they are available for download.

Session Catalog

Search through the hundreds of sessions offered at this year’s conference via the online Session Catalog. Customize your search by industry, job position or track to fit your specific interests.

Session Catalog

 

Download 2017 Session List

 

2017 Conference Presentation Tracks

 

Solve and Support

Track 1

Sessions highlight the robust array of process automation and asset optimization services, asset management by developing and using metrics to manage asset performance, engineering tools, project management, migration of existing systems, sustainability solutions and / or development of plant and technical personnel.

Subjects might cover:

  • Migrations of existing systems (Emerson & non-Emerson) to latest Emerson systems & platforms
  • Installation methods that reduce overall conversion/configuration time
  • Control room ergonomics
  • Project workflow optimization / improvements
  • Engineering tool solutions (SPI)
Sub Categories:

Consulting Services
Project Services
Lifecycle Services
Educational Services

Sessions highlight the robust array of process automation and asset optimization services, asset management by developing and using metrics to manage asset performance, engineering tools, project management, migration of existing systems, sustainability solutions and / or development of plant and technical personnel.

Subjects might cover:

  • Migrations of existing systems (Emerson & non-Emerson) to latest Emerson systems & platforms
  • Installation methods that reduce overall conversion/configuration time
  • Control room ergonomics
  • Project workflow optimization / improvements
  • Engineering tool solutions (SPI)
Sub Categories:

Consulting Services
Project Services
Lifecycle Services
Educational Services

Measure and Analyze

Track 2

Sessions are designed to illustrate applications of precision instruments for measuring pressure, level, temperature, flow and analytical composition of gases and liquids.   Other sensing applications included are safety and reliability, machinery health and monitoring instrumentation.  Additional topics presented on more complicated device strategies and capabilities such as advanced communication protocols, onboard analytics, diagnostics as well as wireless technology implementation.

Subjects might cover:

  • Best practices in selection, installation, commissioning and operation of process instrumentation
  • New technology developments in instrumentation
  • Wireless instrument installations
  • Calibration, maintenance and reliability practices
  • Safety related instrumentation qualifications and applications
Sub Categories:

Analysis Methods
Analytical
Communication Protocols
Diagnostics
Instrumentation
Efficiency
Reliability Monitoring
Safety Monitoring, SIS / SIL

Sessions are designed to illustrate applications of precision instruments for measuring pressure, level, temperature, flow and analytical composition of gases and liquids.   Other sensing applications included are safety and reliability, machinery health and monitoring instrumentation.  Additional topics presented on more complicated device strategies and capabilities such as advanced communication protocols, onboard analytics, diagnostics as well as wireless technology implementation.

Subjects might cover:

  • Best practices in selection, installation, commissioning and operation of process instrumentation
  • New technology developments in instrumentation
  • Wireless instrument installations
  • Calibration, maintenance and reliability practices
  • Safety related instrumentation qualifications and applications
Sub Categories:

Analysis Methods
Analytical
Communication Protocols
Diagnostics
Instrumentation
Efficiency
Reliability Monitoring
Safety Monitoring, SIS / SIL

Operate and Manage

Track 3

Sessions highlight best practice in plant performance optimization, cost reductions and HSE regulation compliance using process control systems, safety instrumented systems, asset management systems and reliability systems.

Subjects might cover:

  • DeltaV and Ovation applications and control strategies.  Integration of systems to DeltaV and Ovation.
  • Virtualization of DeltaV and Ovation hardware for on-line and off-line systems applications.
  • Advanced process control technologies.  Loop and plant performance audits.
  • Successful integrations of Emerson systems and Safety Instrumented Systems.
  •  Justifying, designing, implementing and/or optimizing an asset management program.
  • Experience with diagnostic tools and techniques.
Sub Categories:

Process Control
Plant Operations management
Safety, Health and Environmental compliance
Asset Management and Protection

Sessions highlight best practice in plant performance optimization, cost reductions and HSE regulation compliance using process control systems, safety instrumented systems, asset management systems and reliability systems.

Subjects might cover:

  • DeltaV and Ovation applications and control strategies.  Integration of systems to DeltaV and Ovation.
  • Virtualization of DeltaV and Ovation hardware for on-line and off-line systems applications.
  • Advanced process control technologies.  Loop and plant performance audits.
  • Successful integrations of Emerson systems and Safety Instrumented Systems.
  •  Justifying, designing, implementing and/or optimizing an asset management program.
  • Experience with diagnostic tools and techniques.
Sub Categories:

Process Control
Plant Operations management
Safety, Health and Environmental compliance
Asset Management and Protection

Final Control and Regulate

Track 4

Sessions are designed to illustrate solving both the common and the most challenging process control problems with the application of control valves, regulators, actuation systems, isolation valves, digital valve controllers and / or other field instruments.

Subjects might cover:

  • Best practices in selection, installation, commissioning and operation of control valves, actuators, isolation valves and pressure regulator offerings.
  • Use of new or existing Emerson mechanical products to solve severe service, environmental regulation, SIS, or unique process control applications.
  • Applications illustrating the use of digital valve positioner or wireless valve control technologies to improve process performance, reliability and safety.
  • Valve, regulator and actuator diagnostic and maintenance activities including use of predictive technologies, outage planning and day-to-day repair activities.
Sub Categories:

Control Valves
Pressure regulators
Actuation
Isolation Valves
Valve Instrumentation

Sessions are designed to illustrate solving both the common and the most challenging process control problems with the application of control valves, regulators, actuation systems, isolation valves, digital valve controllers and / or other field instruments.

Subjects might cover:

  • Best practices in selection, installation, commissioning and operation of control valves, actuators, isolation valves and pressure regulator offerings.
  • Use of new or existing Emerson mechanical products to solve severe service, environmental regulation, SIS, or unique process control applications.
  • Applications illustrating the use of digital valve positioner or wireless valve control technologies to improve process performance, reliability and safety.
  • Valve, regulator and actuator diagnostic and maintenance activities including use of predictive technologies, outage planning and day-to-day repair activities.
Sub Categories:

Control Valves
Pressure regulators
Actuation
Isolation Valves
Valve Instrumentation

Business Management and Career Development

Track 5

Multi-disciplinary projects and practices addressing operational improvement that lead to increased organizational and business performance.

Subjects might cover:

  • Improvements in business operations
  • Business Intelligence
  • Manufacturing Execution System (MES) integration
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) integration
  • Cost accounting and the fundamentals of project justification
  • Career development and team building
  • Development of plant and technical personnel
  • World class manufacturing – Driving culture change through proven processes (Six Sigma, TPM, etc.)
Sub Categories:

Business Processes and Operations
Continuous Improvement
Career Development
Personal Productivity
Managerial Skills

Multi-disciplinary projects and practices addressing operational improvement that lead to increased organizational and business performance.

Subjects might cover:

  • Improvements in business operations
  • Business Intelligence
  • Manufacturing Execution System (MES) integration
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) integration
  • Cost accounting and the fundamentals of project justification
  • Career development and team building
  • Development of plant and technical personnel
  • World class manufacturing – Driving culture change through proven processes (Six Sigma, TPM, etc.)
Sub Categories:

Business Processes and Operations
Continuous Improvement
Career Development
Personal Productivity
Managerial Skills

Emerson Presents

Track 6

These presentations are focused on new Emerson products and services, or products that have had significant upgrades in the previous 24 months.  Update presentations generally provide significantly more design and application detail than discussed in the Roadmap sessions. These sessions are given by Emerson Product Experts and are typically focused on product improvements, new features and added benefits. These sessions also provide an opportunity for user feedback directly to the Emerson product team.

Subjects might cover:

  • Overview of new products or services
  • Update of recent product enhancements
  • Examples of how newly released products and services are applied and provide new benefits to the end user
Sub Categories:

Emerson Product Update
Emerson Service Update

These presentations are focused on new Emerson products and services, or products that have had significant upgrades in the previous 24 months.  Update presentations generally provide significantly more design and application detail than discussed in the Roadmap sessions. These sessions are given by Emerson Product Experts and are typically focused on product improvements, new features and added benefits. These sessions also provide an opportunity for user feedback directly to the Emerson product team.

Subjects might cover:

  • Overview of new products or services
  • Update of recent product enhancements
  • Examples of how newly released products and services are applied and provide new benefits to the end user
Sub Categories:

Emerson Product Update
Emerson Service Update