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Asset Lifecycle Management and Optimization/Strategy

One of the hottest topics in automation today, asset lifecycle management is part and parcel to the success of the process enterprise. This track will cover the application of asset maintenance and asset operations strategies and technologies to maximize business value and ROI. So get ready to broaden your perspective, and gain the comprehensive insights and knowhow to move all segments of your organization in an integrated manner toward positive and more predictable long-term results.

  • Alarm Management - Rationalization: Methods, Experiences, and Advice

    Asset Lifecycle Management and Optimization/Strategy
    Technician Management Engineer
    In this paper session, industry experts will discuss their extensive experience with alarm management improvement projects. With a focus on the alarm rationalization process, they will share many of the problems they have uncovered in plant alarming and provide guidelines for successfully implementing an effective alarm management system.
  • Cyber-Security Panel Session

    Asset Lifecycle Management and Optimization/Strategy

    Moderator Brigadier General Rudolf Peksens, US Air Force (Retired), says: "I am pleased to be hosting a distinguished panel of cybersecurity experts who are working in a hands-on capacity to help secure our critical infrastructure from cyber attack. We'll discuss President Obama's executive order for the cybersecurity protection of industrial automation and control systems and the engagement that ISA and the Automation Federation have with the White House staff and NIST personnel in developing the framework to implement this order. Join us for a lively discussion on these vital issues from panelists who aren't regularly available to those of us working in automation and controls but whose influence will be felt by us all."

    Invited Panel Members:
    Samara Moore, National Security Council, Director for Critical Infrastructure;
    Eric Cosman, Dow Chemical
    Dr. Timothy Rudolph, USAF;
    James K. Wholey, DillworthPaxson LLP

    Sneak Peek:
    1. Get a look inside the cybersecurity issue from the viewpoint of automation end-user, and see how those concerns differ from and are impacted by others working in this field -- such as attorneys and government officials
    2. Gather Insights as to how the President's executive order in support of cybersecurity for critical infrastructure will impact industrial automation and control systems globally
    3. Hear what's coming -- ready or not.
  • Smart Field Device Integration

    Asset Lifecycle Management and Optimization/Strategy
    Technician Marketing Management Executive Engineer Academia/R&D/Scientist
    This paper session focuses on driving more value from the use of smart field devices in process control. Specifically, industry experts will discuss how Field Device Integration (FDI) technology can greatly facilitate the integration of device packages into systems, and how the application of FDT Technology helps to leverage these assets to gain improvements in plant performance and costs.
  • Alarm Management - A Practical Alarm Management Discussion

    Asset Lifecycle Management and Optimization/Strategy
    Technician Management Executive Engineer
    Industry experts participating in this panel discussion will share experiences and provide practical advice for implementing an effective alarm management program. Topics will include implementation strategies, resource planning, system auditing, and alarm rationalization.
  • The Human Factor

    Asset Lifecycle Management and Optimization/Strategy
    Technician Management Executive Engineer Academia/R&D/Scientist
    In this paper session, industry experts will discuss the human element related to process automation. Automation works to enable higher levels of operator performance. However, to effectively manage this technology through its life cycle, companies must develop and retain the needed expertise, which in turn requires that employees feel valued for the knowledge and experience they bring to the table.
  • Plant Asset Management

    Asset Lifecycle Management and Optimization/Strategy
    Management Executive
    Effective asset performance management can enable significant improvements in plant performance and safety. In this paper session, industry experts will introduce the new ISO55000 Asset Management Standard, discuss the use of asset management solutions to obtain meaningful data, and provide techniques for using this data to drive performance enhancing decisions.
  • Alarm Management - Sustaining Alarm System Performance

    Asset Lifecycle Management and Optimization/Strategy
    Engineer
    In this paper session, industry experts will discuss the handling of alarm management in conjunction with DCS migration or expansion projects. Such projects provide great opportunities to review and improve alarm system performance, but many companies struggle to do this well. There is much to be learned from the case studies that will be presented.
  • Automation Systems Lifecycle Management

    Asset Lifecycle Management and Optimization/Strategy
    Management Engineer
    This session includes two papers in which industry experts will discuss automation system obsolescence issues and the importance of establishing life cycle management strategies to address the accompanying risks. A third paper will describe the selection of advanced control options when complex processes need to be improved.
  • Plant Performance Optimization

    Asset Lifecycle Management and Optimization/Strategy
    Technician Management Executive Engineer Academia/R&D/Scientist
    In this paper session, industry experts will discuss the leveraging of technology and services to improve overall plant performance. Areas of focus include process automation system support services, intelligent device enabled asset monitoring, and real-time energy demand management.

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Track Chair: Steven Schmitz
Dow Chemical
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