Emerson Exchange 2008 Registration Now Open

From my stack of email, I received notice that the Emerson Exchange registration is now open for this year’s event September 29 through October 3 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, DC. Early-bird registration lasts until August 18th, which saves 25% over full conference price.

Although not yet final, check out the presentations, short courses and workshops currently slated. A final list will be available in early July. It’s quite an impressive list already, so if you want to take a closer look, I recommend downloading the spreadsheet version for easier sorting and searching.

The name Emerson Exchange comes from it’s single biggest value for most folks. That is, the exchange of ideas and expertise among automation professionals, Emerson and other automation suppliers, trade editors and analysts.

The email invitation did a nice job of previewing the tracks with some highlighted sessions. There is pretty much something for everyone.

Business Operations & Integration (21 topics)

  • How to Economically Justify New Automation Investments
  • Industrial vs. Enterprise Networks
  • Feedstock Dynamics – Moving from 1st to 2nd Generation Biofuels
  • Integration of SAP into DeltaV

System Applications (49 topics)

  • Case Histories – Control System Solutions
  • Ovation Provides Power Management for ConocoPhillips Bohai Project
  • Industrial Ethernet and Digital Buses
  • Cyber Security for Control Network
  • Antivirus, Patch Management and Disaster Recovery

Instrumentation (52 topics)

  • Best Practices in Applying Combustion Analyzers
  • Belgium Brewer Turns to Rosemount Analytical to Solve Harsh pH Application
  • LNG Analysis Fundamentals
  • Managing Gas Chromatographs (GCs) and Mass-spectrometers with multiple sequences through a DeltaV System

Valves / Valve Automation (23 topics)

  • Specific customer application issues solved by final control technology
  • Improving plant reliability through the application of on-line diagnostics
  • Review of advanced tuning concepts with digital valve controllers
  • New product testing and evaluation procedures to reduce risk in your plant

Safety Systems & Instrumentation (19 topics)

  • Automation and Safety Solutions of LNG Plants Today
  • Using DeltaV Platform
  • People – The Vital Link in Functional Safety
  • SIS with Foundation Fieldbus
  • The Role of Smart Instruments and Valves in Safety Instrumented System

Asset Optimization (33 topics)

  • Designing, Implementing and Optimizing an Asset Management Program in the Canadian Oil Sands.
  • Electromechanical Relay Replacement: Real World Examples
  • HART – Analog, Digital, and Wireless – All-in-one
  • How Monitoring Equipment Performance Reduced Fuel Consumption by 2% on a Pipeline Gas Turbine

Maintenance & Reliability (24 topics)

  • Modern Asset Management + Traditional Troubleshooting = Reduced Downtime and Optimized Control
  • Advanced Diagnostics Functions for Increased Safety and Throughput
  • Electrical Systems Testing at Utility Generation Plants
  • OxyChem improves Facility Reliability Using Predictive Cable Testing

Project Management & Engineering Tools (23 topics)

  • Extreme Make Over Emerson Edition: Refreshing BP Gas Plant Documentation
  • Cool Tools for DeltaV System
  • FAT?, SAT?, HAT?, CAT?, SIFT?, IFAT??? Making sense of acceptance testing
  • Execution of MIV Project. Opportunities & Challenges- View from Other side
  • Execution of World Class Petrochemical Projects, using Foundation Fieldbus Technology

Control System Modernization (17 topics)

  • Get lessons learned, successes, pitfalls, and best practices from over a dozen implementers’ experiences
  • Learn how technologies and execution methods can improve the economics of a controls upgrade project
  • Find the hidden benefits of control systems upgrades
  • Discover new methodologies to justify modernization projects

Process Optimization (26 topics)

  • Liquid Pipeline Control Optimization Maximizes Throughput
  • Gas Plant Throughput Maximization using PredictPro
  • Saving Energy With Improved Automation
  • Optimization of Emissions Reduction Equipment (SCR)
  • 4 Easy Steps to Better Decision Making with Advanced Diagnostics
  • Equipment Selection for Dynamic Control Requirements

Emerson Product and Services Updates (30 topics)

  • Overview of new product and service offerings from Emerson Process Management
  • Update of recent product enhancements with additional “how-to” detail
  • Review of resulting development actions from your PlantWeb feedback
  • Examples of how newly released products & services have benefitted end user applications

I look forward to seeing you there! Also, if you want to learn more about how Web 2.0/social media can help you, make sure to check out Deb Franke and my presentation.

Posted Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008 under Emerson Exchange.

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