"Electraulic" Actuation Technology
Electraulics 101. This presentation includes background, basics and a live demonstration of the practicality of Electro-Hydraulic Actuation.
Do You Trust Your Process Safety System?
Your process safety system is the silent workhorse protecting your plant, personnel, and environment. Due to the high reliability, these systems often receive less attention when it comes to maintenance and modernization. According to ARC, approximately $8 billion of installed legacy process safety systems will need to be migrated in the coming years for a variety of reasons. This session will provide a historical framework of process safety systems alongside drivers for modernization, including IEC 61511 (ISA 84), obsolescence, improvements in technology and hazard analysis, and navigating the infamous “grandfather clause”.
Heartbeat Technology™ - Monitor Device and Process Health 24/7
Next generation field instruments allow diagnostics, monitoring, and verification functions to be seamlessly accessed via preferred integration with PlantPAx. Learn how Heartbeat Technology™ works for users to streamline diagnostics. See on-demand confirmation of operational reliability and in-situ verification without process interruption.
Model Before You Specify
This course will demonstrate techniques, tips, and tricks to use Excel to create pump/system curves, size control valves, and model unit operations to assist in writing intelligent specifications. Engineers love to write “Performance” specifications because it puts the onus on the vendor to come up with the best solution. This saves the engineer time and it lets the vendor, an expert in his product line, provide an optimal answer to the problem at hand. Excel is in ideal platform for modeling systems, or portions of systems, without resorting to full-fledged process simulators. This presentation will illuminate some of the possibilities that Excel offers by showing completed examples with explanations of how to achieve similar results for your projects.
The 3 F's with Doc
This hands-on course will introduce beginners to the 3 F's of control valves: fit, form, and function. Attendees for this session will be exposed to several topics with include: the basic terminology of control valves, a review of the various types of valves and their functionality, and the basic materials of construction and core components. The agenda will include: • Globe Vs Rotary Vs Butterfly • On/Off Vs Control • Quick Change Trim Vs Threaded or Integral Trim • Actuation • Accessories
Can You Handle the Heat?
Many customers in the petrochemical, chemical, and other industries have adopted flame detection into their safety systems to augment their existing smoke and heat detectors. Joe DiFerdinando from Granger Energy will share his experiences related to this topic. MSA will conduct a live demonstration of various flame detection technologies from their test facility in Pittsburgh via a web link.
Device Configuration Workshop
This hands-on course will teach different ways of configuring and troubleshooting flow meters and radar level transmitters. Attendees will have the opportunity to push buttons; configure a radar using a Bluetooth phone; configure a flow meter using its built-on WEB server and their phone. iPad, or laptop; configure devices using DeviceCare and a laptop; run a Heart Beat diagnostic; and learn about the different communication boxes FXA 195, FXA 291, and FXA 193.
New Frontiers in Process Raman Spectroscopy for Life Sciences and Polymer
Raman spectroscopy is an established tool in research analytical laboratories because of its sampling versatility, chemically-specific spectrum, minimal sample preparation, and compatibility with aqueous systems. Advances in instrumentation technology have enabled application of Raman spectroscopy in fields such as polymer production, life sciences, biomedical specimens and process control in manufacturing environments. In these fields, the end goal is to make Raman spectroscopy a reliable analytical tool for non-specialists that is easy to use and with a low cost of ownership. Drawing on our 20 years of experience in process Raman, we present an overview of logistical and technological considerations for developing robust, reliable and proven Raman analyzers and sampling probes. We present customer examples that highlight the use of Raman spectroscopy to measure, understand, and control manufacturing processes. Integration of the Raman-derived process data into a quality management system for chemical, bioprocessing, pharmaceutical, or food safety testing improves process efficiency and safety. The utility of our unique solution to representative sampling is shown in pharmaceutical solids and polymer manufacturing. In one example, we show how a hybrid sampling approach improves understanding during polymerization of a spatially heterogeneous material. In a hybrid approach, micro-scale and macro-scale Raman measurements are collected during the process. The small sampling volume probe measures local polymer chemistry and the large volume sampling probe provided an indication of turbidity resulting from formation of two miscible phases. There are myriad benefits of in-situ Raman for bioprocess monitoring. The Raman spectrum simultaneously reports on nutrients, metabolites, and cell viability without the need to collect a sample from the bioreactor. Raman-based analytical models are easily transferred cross-scale and across instruments. The ability to continuously monitor and control a bioprocess using Raman is instrumental to developing a robust bioprocess. We present examples where a Raman-derived process control strategy increased process understanding, reduced process deviations, and increased product quality. Raman-based control of glucose and lactate during a cell culture bioprocess was shown to improve protein product quality and titer. As a platform technology, in-situ Raman is equally applicable to cell culture or fermentation bioprocesses and in environments from process development to GMP manufacturing. We provide an overview of software and hardware features that have made Raman spectroscopy a “turn-key” solution for bioprocessing.
*CLOSED WEDNESDAY* Control Valve 102 *OPEN THURSDAY*
Last year in our introductory session, entitled Control Valve Terminology, attendees examined control valve types, body styles, and trim design. In this follow-up session, Tom Kitko will take the course to the next level, and discuss fluid mechanics, flashing, cavitation and noise attenuation. Sign up for this class today!
"Electraulic" Actuation Applications in Refining
This course will cover the various refining applications for actuators including Cat Cracker Slide Gates, Isolation / ESD Vales, ReGen Valves and Damper Controls. Rotating Equipment application including steam turban controls, compressors and gas turbines will also be discussed.
The PlantPAx System, Instrument Integration, and the Future of Process Automation
As technology continues to evolve, you will need to leverage new technology to be more productive and drive inefficiencies out of your processes in order to stay competitive. The PlantPAx System provides a modern approach to distributed control systems. This course will introduce you to the PlantPAx System. Using the PlantPAx System as an example, you will hear about how device integration can help improve the operation and maintenance of the plant. We will also look at how emerging technologies are impacting automation systems and enabling new opportunities to improve productivity.
Functional Safety in the Process Industry
Safety is a constant concern for all facilities. Terms like SIL (Safety Instrument Level) are often discussed but, even when a formal SIL program is not in place, all facilities look at safety from a Risk assessment and mitigation standpoint. This presentation looks at the concepts of safety in the process industry defining terms, along with proof testing of instruments and why proof testing is necessary.
Mix Proof Valve Technolgy and Valve Manifolds for a More Sustainable Operation
Mix proof valve technology has been used extensively in automating process plants to eliminate manual connections and ensure safety of product and personnel. Transfer hose “snake pits” and swing bend panels are often found in brewing cellars, as well as food, beverage, and pharmaceutical process plants. Swing panels and hoses are used widely to route product and cleaning solutions through brewery piping systems, and has the advantage of lower investment costs. However, operational costs are considerably more than an automated system because it is very dependent on the operator. It is also much more difficult to clean and to eliminate oxygen pick-up in a swing bend system. Replacing hoses with valve manifolds can clean up cluttered cellars and improve safety, efficiency, shelf life of product, and reduce overall operating expenses. For the brewer or processor who is making constant brand changes and dragging hoses from tank to tank, ensuring consistent product quality is difficult. While there is no “magic number” as to a size or time when a plant should consider making the move to mix proof valves/manifolds, this technology needs to be on every production plant’s radar. Matrix piping systems have revolutionized the piping system in larger breweries and dairy, food and beverage plants by improving the process over manual options: - Space requirements are reduced considerably - Reduced oxygen pick-up - Reduced product losses - Ease of installation with reduced costs - Faster changeovers
Winter is Coming!
Northeast winters are known to be pretty brutal. It's never too early to shield your facility with the necessary tools to keep your impulse and sample lines, as well as you instrumentation, protected. This session will discuss the importance of protecting your facility from harsh weather environments using winterization products. Learn how to protect your plant and sign up for this course today!
Open Path Toxic Gas Detection Technology via ELDS
This presentation will define an alternate technology and monitoring method for Toxic Gases and Hydrocarbons using open path monitoring with Enhanced Laser Diode Spectroscopy-based technology. Ideal for use in numerous markets and applications, this revolutionary technology provides a greater level or protection and reduced costs for installation and maintenance. This results in an overall lower total cost of ownership. The ELDS technology overview, along with application opportunities will also be presented.
Role of US Regulations in ESD Valves Used in Safety Systems
This session covers the non-technical requirements that impact the selection and specifications of instrumented Emergency Shutdown Valves used in safety systems, as well as the kind of information that is required to produce during inspection based on CFR-1910-119.
Pressure Measurement: Considering the Best Technology to Match Any Pressure Application
Pressure measuring methods have varying suitability for different applications. Misapplied sensing technology effects process output, product quality, efficiency, and/or safety. The motivation of this presentation is to familiarize the audience with the various pressure measuring methods, as well as the available technologies. The aspects explored will include: • Traditional measuring techniques and technologies • Sensing pressure using ceramics • Process and environmental effects on pressure measurements • Selecting the proper pressure solution
Steam - Measuring ad Controlling Nature's Miracle Vapor
Many operations in a modern manufacturing plant depend on a very simple, yet quite complex fluid: STEAM. From boilers to evaporators; from steam-in-place to steam guns; and from flashing to stripping, precise steam measurement and control can make the difference between an efficient operation and a constant crisis. Through the use of actual industrial examples, steam measurement and control techniques will be highlighted with helpful hints and techniques to help improve your operation.
The 3 F's with Doc
This hands-on course will introduce beginners to the 3 F’s of control valves: fit, form, and function. Attendees for this session will be exposed to several topics which include: the basic terminology of control valves, review of the various types of valves and their functionality, and the basic materials of construction and core components. The agenda will include: • Globe Vs Rotary Vs Butterfly • On/Off Vs Control • Quick Change Trim Vs Threaded or Integral Trim • Actuation • Accessories
Double Block & Bleed & Instrument Interface Strategies ***ONLY AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 24TH
Processes in multiple industries require robust instrument interface valving and approaches to enhance accessibly, operational consistency, maintenance ease and safety. This course will discuss the strategies applied when a double block and bleed valve is employed as well as other customized solutions.
"Electraulic" Actuation Applications in Power Plants
This presentation will discuss Electraulic Actuation in the power industry. Topics covered will be; cold fire plants, including Drum Design and Super Critical Design. Also discussed will be applications in combined cycle plants.
Leverage the Internet of Things to Build Your Strategy to a Connected Enterprise
The Internet of Things is opening doors within the industrial markets. Big Data, Cloud Computing, Network Convergence, Analytics, Industrial Security and Operations Intelligence all require the integration of contemporary technologies to realize the potential of a secure Connected Enterprise. Learn how to develop a modernization strategy that addresses all aspects of your operation, including people, processes, and technologies, to achieve a highly connected knowledge-enabled enterprise.
The Level Three AOP Advantage: Integration and Operation of CM44 Liquiline Multiparameter Analysis System Using EtherNet/IP
The Level Three AOP (The PLATINUM Option Rockwell’s Customer EDS AOP) is the highest level of integration possible with an EtherNet/IP network. The session will provide examples of the many advantages realized when a multi-parameter, multi-sensor analytical transmitter with a Level Three AOP is integrated with a Rockwell PlantPAX DCS. The session will cover the fundamentals of an inductively-coupled digital pH sensor with an introduction to pH sensor theory, application installation, and predictive maintenance. A demonstration on how the Rockwell PlantPAX DCS and Endress+Hauser Liquiline CM44 are integrated and have become an integral part of a comprehensive maintenance program to improve process measurement availability will also take place.
The Evolution of the Butterfly Valve: From Concentric to Eccentric and Their Use in Steam and Other Critical Applications
This course will cover the following objectives: • Brief history of butterfly valves and their use: From general purpose use to critical applications • What does bubble tight mean? API acceptable leak classes • Triple (TOSV) off-set valve technology • Four off-set valve technology (does this really exist?) • Gate valve replacements - You have options! • Butterfly Valves for steam isolation? You bet! • Specific applications- Best valve-value/bang for your buck for your application
*CLOSED WEDNESDAY*Process Wiring in Hazardous Areas *OPEN THURSDAY*
For over 50 years, Turck has been a leader in providing products in Hazardous Areas such as Sensors, Cordsets, Remote I/O, RFID, and Intrinsically Safe Barriers. Turck will be presenting our Hazardous Area Demonstration, which is a demonstration on intrinsic safety and explosion-proof boxes. Topics will include the basics of Hazardous Area Classifications of Division vs. Zone and IEC/Ex standards. Various protection methods for using electronics in hazardous areas such as Intrinsic Safety, Explosion Proof Boxes, and Pressurizing and Purging will be discussed. An overview of using certified cordsets vs. conduit and poured seals will also be covered. Our objective is to provide an educational platform for helping customers learn about using electrical devices in hazardous areas.