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Process Automation Innovation Tour

Digitalization is going to change your business

Join us for the local process automation event near you

Hosted by technical and industry experts, these 2-day regional educational events are a great opportunity to learn best practices, interact with the latest technologies, stay informed about the industry, earn PDHs, network and ask your questions to technical experts. 

  • Learn best practices: See how colleagues are improving efficiency and reducing costs with automation. Presentations are specially selected for “actual” results on relevant issues such as reducing production costs and improving agility.
  • Interact with Siemens technologies: Touch and experience the breadth of innovative Siemens technologies all in one place by visiting our newly remodeled mobile showcase with live hands-on demonstrations.
  • Stay informed about your industry: Understand what your peers and local customers in your industry are doing to compete in challenging economic times. Industry-specific forums will cover pertinent topics such as operational strategies for uncertain times and meeting new regulatory requirements.
  • Meet with Siemens experts: Talk with the Siemens experts behind the technologies and learn how their innovations can be put to work for you. Subject matter experts will present product and service roadmaps, host demonstrations, and provide opportunities to speak specifically to your needs.
  • Network with peers: Network with your peers and other industry leaders and make the right connections. Throughout the conference, you can meet face-to-face with industry and process experts, speak with Siemens leaders, interact with fellow automation professionals and make new contacts.
  • Earn professional development credits: Receive training on the most prevalent industry technologies and products. In addition, all courses may be eligible for Professional Development Hours (PDHs).
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Automation & digitalization technologies are available to transform how you do business

Siemens has the know-how to help you select the best options for your most compelling ROI opportunities within your facilities.

February 26 - 27, 2020

Hilton Houston Westchase
9999 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77042

 

Cost: No charge for qualified, registered attendees
 

Agenda Day 1:

Date/Time
Track 1
Industry 4.0
Track 2
Process Applications
Track 3
Technology Innovations
Wed , Feb. 26, 2020
 
 
 
7:00 am - 8:00 am
                                                                                                              Registration and breakfast
8:00 am - 9:00 am
                                                                         General assembly - Keynote address
                                           Brian Clemons (DOW), Bob Foley (Siemens) and Rich Chmielewski (Siemens)
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Digital transformation

Presenter: Doug Duncan

 

Optimize productivity to stay ahead of your competition. Learn which digital technologies can help you today.

 

 

 

Manufacturing operations management

Presenter: Iiro Esko


A holistic solution that provides full visibility into your manufacturing processes, enabling a steady improvement to manufacturing operations performance.

 

Flow for water/wastewater treatment

Presenter: Jack Roushey

 

Learn how to determine the best flow technology for your water/wastewater treatment measurement requirements.

 

 

 

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Applying a DCS digital network
Presenter: Paul Morgan


Best practices, tips and tricks, and demonstration using PROFINET.

 

 

 

Cybersecurity for process industries

Presenter: David Burrell

 

Learn about cybersecurity risks, assessments and evaluations.

 

 

 

 

Trends in weighing applications

Presenter: Herman Coello

 

Learn how integrating weighing systems into your DCS can improve inventory management, optimize production, and improve quality.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Case Study: Birla Carbon's digital chemical plant

Presenter: Bill Mackin, Birla Carbon

 

End user's digitalization experience on digital networks, smart I/O and intelligent instrumentation.

 

 

Real time locating systems (RTLS)

Presenter: Mike Dalton

 

Keep track of your assets, eliminate long search times and loss, and optimize your processes.

 

 

Mobile operations, maintenance, and support

Presenter: Don Mack

 

Learn how operators and maintenance technicians can perform their jobs outside of the control room/maintenance shop.

 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm*
                                                                                                                      Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Digitalization use cases

Presenter: Don Mack and Ethan Cook

 

Get started with digitalization by focusing on use cases such as valve monitoring, control loop performance, alarm system monitoring, and control system health/maintenance.

 

Improve operator performance

Presenter: Amanda Thompson

 

Learn how control system simulation can improve your entire plant lifecycle, from virtual commissioning and testing configuration changes, to continuous operator training.

 

Pressure transmitter 101

Presenter: Polett de la Garza

 

Understand the differences in pressure transmitter technologies and determine which is right for your application.

 

 

 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Water management for O&G

Presenter: Herman Coello

 

As exploration practices evolve, learn how water management will be key to remaining profitable.

 

 

Case Study: operator training and simulator system

Presenter: Pablo Garcia

 

The impact a chemical plant realized when implementing changes to their DCS.

 

Choosing the right flow technology

Presenter: Jack Roushey

 

Which questions should be asked and answered to determine the best flow technology for measuring "what's flowing through your pipe?".

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Process safety lifecycle tools

Presenter: Charles Fialkowski

 

Learn how safety lifecycle tools can ensure your SIS keeps your plant OSHA compliant.

 

 

 

Services for the challenges of today and tomorrow

Presenter: Danh Diep

 

Overview of your service and support options, highlighting the value of Technical Support Agreements.

 

 

Solutions for pipeline losses

Presenter: Jack Roushey

 

Learn how clamp-on ultrasonic flow measurement can be used to limit lost and unaccounted for flow in pipelines.

 

 

 

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Digital Innovation Tour (live demonstrations, networking with the experts)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Networking dinner
*Lunch included
 
 
 
Course schedule subject to change
 
 
 

February 26 - 27, 2020

Hilton Houston Westchase
9999 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77042

 

Cost: No charge for qualified, registered attendees.

 

Agenda Day 2:

Date/Time
Track 1
Industry 4.0
Track 2
Process Applications
Track 3
Technology Innovations
Thurs, Feb. 27, 2020
 
 
 
7:00 am - 8:00 am
                                                                                                         Registration and breakfast
8:00 am - 9:00 am

Cybersecurity for process industries

Presenter: David Burrell

 

Learn about cybersecurity risks, assessments, and evaluations.

 

 

 

Control valve air consumption

Presenter: Polett de la Garza

 

Learn how to quantify the expense and potential energy savings with smart electropneumatic valve positioners.

Choosing the right flow technology

Presenter: Jack Roushey

 

What questions should be asked and answered to determine the best flow technology for measuring "what's flowing through your pipe?"

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Real time locating systems (RTLS)

Presenter: Mike Dalton

 

Keep track of your assets, eliminate long search times and loss, and optimize your processes.

 

 

 

 

 

Digitalization use cases

Presenter: Don Mack and Ethan Cook


Get started with digitalization by focusing on use cases such as valve monitoring, control loop performance, alarm system monitoring, and control system health/maintenance.

Improving weight measurement

Presenter: Herman Coello

 

Accurate weight measurement can reduce production costs and improve product quality while reducing raw material costs and equipment wear.

 

 

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Remote monitoring on the cloud

Presenter: Jack Roushey

 

Learn how Siemens Mindsphere and smart monitoring can track key measurements and your assets' health remotely, with or without a DCS.

Case study: operator training and simulator system

Presenter: Pablo Garcia

 

The impact a chemical plant realized when implementing change to their DCS.

 

Mobile operations, maintenance, and support

Presenter: Don Mack

 

Learn how operators and maintenance technicians can perform their jobs outside of the control room/maintenance shop.

 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Innovations in process control

Presenter: Amanda Thompson

 

Learn about new DCS technology that can improve usability, cybersecurity, global collaboration, and mobile operations.

 

 

 

Services for the challenges of today and tomorrow

Presenter: Danh Diep

 

Overview of service and support options, highlighting the value of Technical Support Agreements.

 

 

 

Pressure transmitter 101

Presenter: Polett de la Garza

 

Understand the differences in pressure transmitter technologies and determine which is right for your application.

 

 

 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm*
                                                                                                                      Lunch
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Manufacturing operations management

Presenter: Iiro Esko

 

A holistic solution that provides full visibility into your manufacturing processes, enabling a steady improvement to manufacturing operations performance.

 

Case study: Birla Carbon's digital chemical plant

Presenter: Bill Mackin, Birla Carbon

 

Learn about Birla Carbon's digitalization experience with digital networks, smart I/O, and intelligent instrumentation.

 

 

 

Compliant burner management

Presenter: Charles Fialkowski

 

Learn the latest requirements of industry standards (NFPA, API, ISA etc.) and what it takes to ensure your BMS is compliant.

 

 

 

 

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Digital transformation

Presenter: Doug Duncan

 

Optimize productivity to stay ahead of your competition. Learn which digital technologies can help you today.

SIMATIC PCS 7 V9 update

Presenter: Paul Morgan

 

Latest on SIMATIC PCS 7 functionality to improve operations (Management Console, Maintenance Station, and more).

Selecting the right level technology

Presenter: Herman Coello

 

Learn the basic principles of operation, applications, benefits, and limitations of various level technologies.

3:00 pm
                                                                                                  Closing remarks
*Lunch included
 
 
 
Course schedule subject to change
 
 
 

Classes may vary by location

 

Coming soon to:

April 2020: Charleston, SC

June 2020: Chattanooga, TN

October 2020: St. Louis, MO

November 2020: Park City, UT

 

For more information contact: Marlena.Samuelson@siemens.com

Registration for Houston event is now closed - check back to register for future events

For more information contact: Marlena.Samuelson@siemens.com