Schedule-at-a-Glance

Day Time Safety Security Energy Automation & Control Environmental Wireless & Networking Human Asset Optimization ARC Inside: The Business Case for Asset Performance Management
Presented by ARC Advisory Group
Tuesday, 5 October 8:30 a.m.—
10:00 a.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS by Dean Kamen, DEKA Research and Founder of First®
10:30 a.m.—
12:00 p.m.
Identification of Required Shutdowns—Procedures and Legal Implications
Open Q&A with a panel of end users, safety consultants, and legal authorities discussing the process of identifying required safety instrumented functions with a focusing on PHA & LOPA as a design tool and legal implications.
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ManagementEngineerAcademia/R&D/Scientist
What are Users Doing to Secure Their Industrial Control Systems?
This panel session offers attendees a glimpse into what practices end users have been successfully implementing as part of their industrial control systems security programs. With the advancement of ISA-99, emergence of regulatory requirements such as NERC CIP, and an increase in research and development into securing industrial controls systems across many industry sectors, this session offers insight into effective practices using real lessons learned. Panelists from various companies will present an overview of their scope of practices and experience, and will then debate and take audience questions and comments.
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Controls for Energy 1
Control systems from all vendors for energy generation have evolved to very sophisticated systems. This session will address using these systems for improved performance, efficiency and specialized applications.
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Instrument Implementation
This session will present various aspects of Instrument project implementation from pitfalls to avoid on projects; to a case history on using a Main Instrument Vendor; and onto one of the challenges faced in developing countries in the Oil and Gas industries.
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EPA Regulations
Moderated session on future regulations that are in the works.
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Convergence of Standards and Organizations
Field Device Integration (FDI) and what it means for the the cooperation of organizations and the convergence of standards.
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Educating the Automation Professionals—Are Our Colleges and Industry Doing Enough?
A panel of college professors and automation leaders will discuss educating the next generation of automation professionals. How are we educating our future Automation Engineers? Are our colleges filling the need and developing young adults who have all the needed skills? Should industry leaders be doing more to prevent the expected future shortage of qualified automation professionals?
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Next Generation Energy Management Using Smart Grid Technologies and Tactics
The majority of publicity concerning the Smart Grid has covered new Smart Meters and future applications that target the consumer market. A great deal of research and development has been undertaken to make electric power consumption visible to the consumer, and thus more controllable.
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Management
12:00 p.m.—
1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break / Exhibition
1:30 p.m.—
3:00 p.m.
Safety Field Bus for the Process Industry
Open Q&A with a panel of experts representing different “bus” communication technologies available for use in the process industry.
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Lifecycle of a Vulnerability from Detection through Mitigation
This session brings together several leading security experts to discuss effective practices in testing and discovering vulnerabilities, understanding and addressing vulnerabilities, and what to do once a vulnerability is found from both an end user and an owner perspective.
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Controls for Energy 2
Control systems from all vendors for energy generation have evolved to very sophisticated systems. This session is a tutorial addressing DOE grant projects using Model-Free Adaptive (MFA) Control for boilers and furnaces.
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Alarm Management Best Practices
Industrial alarm management has emerged as an important plant controls operator support tool. Properly applied, alarm improvement efforts will result in better plant operations, safer production and reduced plant maintenance costs. The three papers in this session discuss good engineering practices in the implementation of an alarm management system.
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Analysis Division GTFK Award
These are the top three papers from the ISA Analysis Division Symposium held in April, 2010
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Moving the Data— Backhaul
ISA 100.15 Backhaul including tie-in to other standards and application with Power Over Ethernet.
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Back to Basics: You Can Make the Most of Your Control System
This session will introduce how DCS distributed control systems and PLC programmable logic controllers are used to control a wide variety of manufacturing processes.

"You Can Make the Most of Your Automation System" through applications and untapped features that will help improve:

1) Operator Effectiveness – Giving the operator the information they need when they need it

2) Asset Optimization – Giving the user more real time information from the instrumentation, equipment, and processes within the plant.

3) Integration of Plant Systems – Giving access to beyond the control system with live information from Calibration, Maintenance, Quality, LIMS and other systems
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Engineer Technician
Leverage Maintenance and Operations Information to Recover Hidden Costs
Despite the potential benefits of improving the collaboration between maintenance and operations, initiatives consistently fail with high degree of predictability due to the lack of measureable benefits. However, the sharing of key information between maintenance and operations can improve production availability and utilization leading to reductions in asset maintenance cost and production cost by increasing product quality. This session will identify appropriate Asset Performance Management (APM) solutions and discuss available information from each solution and the potential benefits for maintenance and operations. APM solutions discussed include maintenance solutions (Enterprise Asset Management, Plant Asset Management, and Reliability) and operation solutions (process optimization, intelligent field devices, and ODR).
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Management
3:30 p.m.—
5:00 p.m.
Field Instrumentation-Proof Testing and Validation of Your Reliability Data
What is the objective of proof testing? Demonstrate that a SIF works as expected or…try to reveal any failures not revealed during normal operation? If the function works as expected does that means all failures have been detected, what kind of coverage can one claim for a proof test? During this workshop a team of experts will discuss how reliability predictions are made based on a number of conditions including, diagnostic coverage, calibration, set point selection and environmental conditions.
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Defense against Advanced ICS Attack Scenarios
Defense against Advanced ICS Attack Scenarios
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Energy Security
Security is a great challenge in today's energy industry. This session will deal with Cyber Security and Smart Grid security and control issues.
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ManagementEngineerTechnicianAcademia/R&D/Scientist
Enterprise Integration— How and Why to Do It?
This session will focus on practical examples of MES deployment and highlight a number of approaches in terms of integration and deployment. The end to end theme will cover Business, Technical and Operational aspects, and key enablers and pre-requisites will be discussed. A session to share theory and practice and take a closer look from an after action review perspective!
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Process Analyzer Marketplace Update
Discussion of the Process Analyzer Industry Market.
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Engineer Technician Management
Project Management for Wireless and Networking
An interactive workshop with panel style questions and answers.
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Social Networking Tools for the Engineer
This session captures the tools and processes to attract and retain professionals to the automation discipline. Many automation professionals are retiring and young adults in increasing numbers will be needed to design and implement automation.
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ISA's 4th Annual Executive Summit
Management
5:00 p.m.—
7:00 p.m.
Opening Night Reception in the Exhibit Area
Wednesday, 6 October 8:30 a.m.—
10:00 a.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS by David Cummings, DuPont Global PSM Competency Leader
10:30 a.m.—
12:00 p.m.
Alarm Management and the Functional Safety Lifecycle
Operator overloading with alarms is a major problem that results from increased automation in the industry. The introduction of layer of protection analysis results in increased claims for operators being a layer of protection. To effectively use operators as protection layers, alarm rationalization is a must. This tutorial will relate alarm management and functional safety and provide an introduction to the ISA S18 standard.
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Secure Remote Access to ICS Networks
Security and operational requirements for ICS Systems are often at opposite sides of the pendulum. While Corporate Risk and Security teams are often interested in closing off systems and isolating them from outside threats, the Operations side has real business drivers and needs to open up ICS systems to either internal employees, contractors, system integrators, or vendors for troubleshooting and maintenance work. The challenge lies in how to provide remote access to ICS systems in a secure manner.
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Technology for Energy Generation 1
Technology for field devices and monitoring systems have advanced greatly for the energy industry in recent years. This session will look at the uses of Fieldbus Technolgy and the use of vision based temperature monitoring.
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Justifying Technology Selection
This session will review methods being used to select automation technology levels and provide business justification on the economic value automation technology brings.
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Dinosaur Process Analysis Technologies—Are They for Real?
In this tutorial, a case will be made that there has not been any benchmarks set for what the characteristic of an ideal process analyzer might be. The tutorial will make an attempt to develop some consensus as to what these key attributes might be and then rate our current measurement technologies in terms of meeting these criteria. An attempt will also be made to identify technology trends (e.g. miniaturization of sensors/analyzers) that could significantly impact process analyzer technologies of the future.
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Common Installation Challenges
Common issues during installation of digital systems. Discussion of planning to prevent issues and what to expect during installation.
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Challenges Attracting the Next Generation of Automation Professionals
This session captures the tools and processes needed to attract and educate new automation professionals. Many automation professionals are retiring and young adults in increasing numbers will be needed to design and implement automation.
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EngineerManagementAcademia/R&D/Scientist
12:00 p.m.—
1:30 p.m.
Lunch Break / Exhibition
1:30 p.m.—
3:00 p.m.
SIS/Alarm Management Panel Discussion
This roundtable/panel discussion will be an open question and answer session with 5 experienced expert and active members of the ISA84/ISA18 committees. The panelists represent major end users, consultants, and engineering/construction firms. There is no need to be bored with yet another basic presentation that you’ve probably already heard! Come play hardball with the experts! Ask questions that you won’t get answered anywhere else.
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Emerging Research and Development in ICS Security
Emerging Research and Development in ICS Security
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Asset Management for Energy Sources and Generation
Asset management is an issue in all industries and has become especially important in the energy industry. This session will address the needs of asset management for the energy industry and the methods used to address the asset management issues.
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ManagementEngineerTechnician
Loop Tuning, One Size does not Fit All
This panel/debate on loop tuning methods will present solutions to problems submitted in advanced. Four experts will have to present how they would tune loops for 4 cases. They will debate on methods and best practices. Models and context will be sent to them in advance and a simulator will be used to demonstrate results.
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Emission Monitoring Systems to Meet EPA Requirements
Implementation of US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Requirements.
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The User Experience
Open Q&A with a panel of technology users. Focus on wireless and digital networks. Topics include lessons learned, savings realized, and future directions.
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Back to Basics—IT Tools and Process Control for Automation Professionals
This session provides you the invaluable tools you need to understand and apply Manufacturing IT standards to Process Control systems. It explains the important ISA 95 and ISA 88 standards that make up the core elements of Manufacturing IT and describe the fundamentals of data integration and architecture needed by all current automation professionals. Specific tutorials include: a primer on the ISA 95 standard, covering the important elements of MES and ERP to shop floor integration, a definition and description of data integration and network architecture issues addressed in most new automation environments, and a primer on the ISA 88 standards and how they apply to recipe management and automation integration in new systems.
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Engineer Technician
3:30 0.m.—
5:00 p.m.
What’s Up with SIS?
With over 20 years of work, you would think that the ISA 84 committee would be done with issuing standards and guidance on using instrumentation and controls in safety applications. But, new technology and improved practices ensure that the committee remains very active. This tutorial will discuss draft standard ISA 84.91.01, expected changes to ISA 84.00.01, the latest efforts on technical reports, and their impact on you.
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Demystifying ICS Security Certification Options
This paper session focuses on the topic of security certification for industrial automation and control systems.
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Management
Technology for Energy Generation 2
Technology for field devices and monitoring systems have advanced greatly for the energy industry in recent years. This session will look at the uses of Ethernet Systems applications and using a Quantum Cascade Laser Analyzer for energy savings.
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EngineerTechnician
Process Control Performance Measurement
This session will present methods and metrics on process control performance. How do we put numbers on performance? How many performance indices do we need? What is common to all plants? Can we use something similar to OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)?.
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Online Measurement
Techniques to monitor plant variables.
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Wireless Technologies for Process Control
An interactive workshop focused on applying performance based techniques to burner management application with small breakout groups covering multiple exercises with groups comparing and discussing their results.
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EngineerAcademia/R&D/Scientist
Building an Automation Professional Development Program
The objective is to present a path forward on how to implement a structured Automation Professional Development Program for their own company and be aware of the pitfalls others have encountered during that journey.
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Management
5:00 p.m.—
6:30 p.m.
Networking Reception in the Exhibit Area
6:30 p.m.—
9:00 p.m.
Morley Unplugged, dinner event with automation legend Dick Morley
Thursday, 7 October 7:30 a.m.—
8:15 a.m.
Breakfast and Solutions: Exhibitor Roundtable Discussion Groups
8:30 a.m.—
10:00 a.m.
Fire & Gas (F&G) System Design—Performance Based Modeling for your Mitigation Layer
This interactive workshop shall focus on the selection of the most appropriate fire & gas detector technology for various design scenarios and applying performance based techniques in the design of fire & gas systems with small breakout groups covering example exercises. Groups will then compare and discuss their results.
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The Convergence of Safety and Security
The Convergence of Safety and Security
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Technology for Energy Generation 3
Standards and technology for field devices and monitoring systems has advanced greatly for the energy industry in recent years. This session will look at methods to achieve real-time root-cause problem-solving and the ISAS84 vs. NFPA85 standards and ISA99 standard.
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Advanced Classical versus Model Predictive Control
This session attempts to place in perspective two powerful process control tools – Advanced Classical and Model-Predictive Control. Both are important, useful, functional tools. Many process control professionals ask, “Which is the appropriate technology for my situation?” Each of the first two speakers will discuss one of these technologies, providing technical aspects, examples, and application benefits. The third speaker, drawing on his background in industry and in the academic field, will provide a comprehensive overview touching on the process and human features that make one or the other a preferred application for a specific situation.
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Benefits Achieved with Process Analyzers
How process analyzers can reduce operating cost.
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EngineerTechnician
Asset Management— How to Handle and Use the Data
An interactive discussion of the future of asset management. The use of digital networks provides a large amount of data, processing and optimization based on the data are key to future success.
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How to Use Technology to Educate New Automation Professionals
With the current demographic shift of retiring baby boomers, many companies are losing the knowledge that was been acquired over years of experience. This session will outline technologies and methods of knowledge management that companies can utilize transfer the skills, knowledge, and lessons learned to the next generation of automation professionals
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Management Engineer
10:30 a.m.—
12:00 p.m.
Safety Application Workshop-Guidance on Identifying Safety Instrument Functions
This interactive workshop shall focus on applying performance based techniques to both burner management and fire and gas applications with small breakout groups covering example exercises with groups and then comparing and discussing their results.
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TBD Alarm Management
Alarm Management for the energy industry.
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Instrumentation Rules of Thumb
This session will present the theory behind the measurement, and the guidelines for application selection for Vibration Monitoring and Coriolis Flow metering. It will also provide an overview of the different types of Instrumentation you can expect to see when working in the Nuclear Industry.
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Analyzer Shelter Safety Concerns
Specialist from Analyzer Industry Approach to Shelter Safety.
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Future Direction of Wireless and Networking in Process Control
Q&A with a panel of users and vendors. Insight into the direction of the market and the expectations.
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Building the Automation Workforce of Tomorrow through Collaborative Partnership
Learn how university accreditation, inter-engineering society collaboration, and a defined competency model for a profession come together to create the foundation on which the automation profession can thrive for decades to come.
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