The theme of this year’s conference is ?Empowering Automation Occupations? and towards that end the committee has gathered a range of papers to help every member of the automation community increase their skills and knowledge in key areas of change in our continuously evolving industry. The conference creates a platform for automation professionals to learn from real-world scenarios related to implementation, share lessons about planning, project management and successful ROI and to keep pace with current technology and trends in an ever-changing industry.
EARLY BIRD pricing until April 2, 2019:
COMPLIMENTARY Expo pass ($50 value)
2-Day Conference Pass (ISA Member rate) – $435 (Save $65)
3-Day Conference Pass – $550 (Save $75)
*New addition this year – booklet of conference session tickets that can be shared with your colleagues
- Keynote presentations twice a day from top industry leaders
- Two full days of technical presentations and panel discussions
- 40+ speakers offering sessions geared towards the application of technology, equipment and knowledge to provide solutions to real-world problems
MAIN TOPICS OF DISCUSSION:
Process Measurements – Topics in the often overlooked but important Process Measurements track on April 9 include how IIOT can and will affect field measurements in the future, important considerations in selecting final control elements and analytical sensors to improve process control and environmental monitoring for operations from single wellhead, through the gathering system and processing to the distribution pipelines.
Engineering Design Construction -The Engineering Design Construction track looks at how the role of the engineering firm of the future will need to involve incorporating new technologies while maintaining a connection with existing / legacy facilities from physical connections, through the control system and operator interface to how to execute these complex projects most efficiently.
Cybersecurity – With the increased digitalization and integration between business and control systems across our industry, Cybersecurity is no longer optional. The Cybersecurity track provides a blend of presentations on how to implement OT projects as well as integrate them with IT systems to prepare for the potential offered by IIOT.
Hydrocarbon Processing – All our efforts are about how to apply automation and control technologies to our processes. Here in Alberta most of those processes are hydrocarbon based where the measurement principles discussed in day one are used controlling and monitoring the integrity of our facilities with the objective of maximizing performance.
Safety Systems – Safety and safety systems are being applied more regularly in a range of process industries. However, applying these systems requires compliance with international standards that are not always easy to understand. The five presentations and panel help you provide a better understanding of how to manage the risks and processes to apply this technology.
Environment – Using a range of technologies to manage fugitive emissions for monitoring and maintaining the environment as well as associated new Alberta regulations in an understandable way.
Presenting Companies Include: