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Process Control & Automation Excellence for Chem, Petrochem & Refining

Strengthening Enterprise Control Reliability through Improved System Integration, Alarm Management, and Innovative Technologies

13-14 Jan 2016
Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria - Houston, TX, United States of America

Why You Should Attend

Process Control & Automation Excellence for Chem, Petrochem & Refining

Ensure your facilities are equipped with the process controls necessary to guarantee safe and efficient operations. Heads of automation, process controls and control technologies from the chemical, petrochemical and refining industries attend this meeting to increase productivity and cost effectiveness.

The conference will address key areas such as advancing automation controls, adhering to ISA standards via safety controls, sustainable alarm management, employee training, developing succession plans, strengthening reliability of equipment and instrumentation, minimizing risk with LOPA, adopting new technologies, integrating both control systems and safety systems, converting to virtualization, collecting and assimilating Big Data, preparing for obsolescence, system migration, and addressing the aging infrastructures through wireless instrumentation.

Key Topics

  • Develop techniques for prioritizing alarms in order to block, detect, and stop aberrant situations that affect the control operations environment
  • Integrate control system across various locations to increase enterprise productivity
  • Optimize process control with big data analytics and system virtualization to improve productivity and gain a competitive edge
  • Address the aging infrastructures and cutting costs through wireless instrumentation
  • Plan for distributed control system (DCS) hardware and obsolescence to establish preparedness and ensure finances are in order
  • Previous Attendees Include

    BASF Corporation, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co, ConocoPhillips, BP, Luminant, The Dow Chemical Company, DYNO Nobel, Ashland Inc., Ergon Refining Inc., ExxonMobil, Flint Hills Resources, Georgia Gulf Chemicals, Honeywell, Huntsman Corporation, Axiall Corporation, Husky Energy, INVISTA, Lubrizol Corporation, Westlake Petrochemicals, Dow Corning, Marathon Petroleum, North Atlantic Refining Ltd., Shell Upgrader, Tesoro Petroleum, Americas Styrenics, Valero, Petrotechnics USA, NiSource, Syncrude Canada LTD, United Refining, Air Liquide, NOVA Chemicals, Vertex Refining, Eastman Chemical Company, Koch Industries, Praxair, We Energies, and others!

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    Event Partners

    Practical Insights From

    Keith Dicharry
    Principal Expert, Process Control / Automation Director, NCE/T, Technical Expertise

    Rejeeve Limaye PE, CFSE
    Director - Control Systems & Instrumentation / Leader in Process Automation & SIS
    Praxair Inc.

    Reginald D. Joseph, Sr.
    Global Principal Automation Engineer
    Chemtura Corporation

    Steve Bitar
    R&D Program Manager

    Robert Confair
    Process Control Engineer
    INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA, Chocolate Bayou Plant

    Marty Martin, P.E., CAP
    Manager of Advanced Process & Control Systems / Air Liquide International Expert
    Air Liquide Industries

    Obi Nwigwe
    Automation and Process Control Engineer
    Luminex Corporation

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • "Great networking opportunity with good group discussion and questions and answers." Marathon Petroleum
    • "Enjoyed networking with folks that are in the same field as well as having identical concerns." Eastman Chemical
    • "marcus evans put on a very practical agenda with speakers covering a number of topics that I can apply." Shell
    • "It was a pleasure to meet and interact with others, the topics were pertinent to today's needs." PCS Nitrogen
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    Event Contact

    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Tyler Kelch

    455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
    9th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60611

    Fax: 312-894-6304