Technology Innovations Conference 2014

View the 2014 Technology Innovations Conference for an idea of what to expect for 2016. We had 42 PDH approved “Meet the Experts” style seminar topics in four conference tracks.

Attendees could mix and match any of the 25 minute seminars to obtain up to 5.5 hours of PDH credit. These were the guidelines:

  • No PDH credit for attending a single 25 minute session only. Minimum available PDH is 1 hour, maximum is 5.5 hours
  • Any multiple of half hour credits is available for total sessions attended
  • The morning keynote session was not included for PDH. The noon hour seminars, however, did qualify for PDH

Complimentary registration (Note: Registration is complimentary. Advance sign up will save you time)

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8:30am – 9:45am

Keynote: Accelerate Expansion and Improvement of Manufacturing and Engineering Capabilities

Industrial Perspectives:

Cari Parker, Vice President, Corporate Technology (Process Improvement, Pilot Plants & Analytical), Eastman Chemical Company
Bryan Suggs, Director of Global Procurement for Capital, Sourcing and Contracts
Jeff Pierson, Director of Engineering, BAE Systems Holston Plant (invited)
Ronald K. Dailey, Director of Engineering, Nuclear Fuel Services
Thomas Kastenberger, Head of Engineering, Wacker Polysilicon

Supplier Perspectives (Gold Sponsors):

Emerson Process Management, Teikoku USA, RedGuard, Johnson Controls

Innovation Snapshots (Silver Sponsors):

Xytel, Bentley Systems, Samson Controls, Enress+Hauser, AMACS Process Tower Internals, Rain for Rent, PAS

10:00am – 4:15pm

8th eChemExpo Solutions Marketplace

(Over 150 solutions providers representing hundreds of products and services)

10:15am – 4:00pm

6th Technology Innovations Conference

Over 40 “meet the experts” seminars

Track #1 Track #2 Track #3 Track #4
Process, Mechanical, and Advanced Heat Transfer Wastewater, Environment and Corrosion Management Plant Reliability, Energy Efficiency and Modular Design Wireless, Instrumentation, Safety Systems and Modeling
10:15am – 10:40am

Design for Effective Liquids Removal in Suction Drums

AMACS Process Tower Internals

Temporary Capabilities in Waste Reduction, Wastewater, Solid Waste and Storage Management

Rain for Rent

Instrument Calibration Life cycle management best practices

Endress+Hauser

Improving Manufacturing Capabilities while Reducing Capital Investment with Wireless HART

Emerson Smart Wireless

10:45am – 11:10am

Plug & Play Modular Construction

Xytel

Latest Innovations with Grinding Technologies

JWC Environmental

Why Vibration Analysis? Understanding how vibration can help your machines last longer

Ludeca

ISA Wireless Vibration Monitoring

GE Measurement & Control

11:15am – 11:40am

Rotating Element Monitoring in Sealless Pumps

Teikoku USA

Reducing Risks & Costs in Wastewater Treatment with Analytical Instrumentation

Endress+Hauser

Modular Blast Resistant Building Design, Part 1

RedGuard

Groundbreaking Technology for Safety System Migration

United Electric Controls

11:45am – 12:10pm

Enhanced Engineering Efficiency in Sealless Pump Specification

Teikoku USA

Optimizing Wastewater Treatment Design Using Agitators and Static Mixers

Chemineer

Modular Blast Resistant Building Design, Part 2

Red Guard

Implementing Real-Time Alarm Management

PAS

12:20pm – 12:50pm Featured Sessions:

Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Industry Panel (sponsored by AEE)
Reliability Metrics, Trends and Viewpoints (sponsored by the UT Reliability & Maintainability Center)
Best Applications for Wireless in Process Manufacturing (sponsored by ISA 100 Wireless Compliance Institute)

1:00pm – 1:25pm

Distillation and Absorption using the Latest Generation Random Packing

Koch-Glitch

Enhanced Valve Sealing with Metal Bellows Technology

Samson Controls

Energy Savings and Optimization, Part 1: Beyond the Algorithm … Ensuring Persistent Success

Johnson Controls

Streamline Automation Modernization Projects

Emerson Process Solutions

1:30pm – 1:55pm

Agitation Improvement in Vessels

Ekato

Comparison of chilled water optimization strategies – Traditional to the Latest

Siemens

Energy Savings and Optimization, Part 2: The Near Future … Minimizing Cost, Not Just Energy

Johnson Controls

Bridging the OPEX CAPEX Divide with Advanced Engineering Information Management

Bentley Systems

2:00pm – 2:25pm

Welded Compact Heat Exchange Technology

Alfa Laval

Durable Corrosion Protection for Concrete Structures: Comparing Cost, Service Life, Turnaround Time

ErgonArmor

Best Practices in Servicing Rotating Equipment

Neuman & Esser

Predictive Analytics & Diagnostics

GE Measurement & Control

2:30pm – 2:55pm

Using Conductive Heat Transfer to Gain Efficiency and Effectiveness

Qmax

Structural Extruded Plastic Tanks

Houston PolyTank

DCS Best Practices in Factory Acceptance Testing

Siemens Process Automation

Cyber Security: Modern Day Threats

Mesa Associates

3:00pm – 3:25pm

Advanced Static Mixer Technology in Heat Transfer & Reaction

Sulzer Chemtech

Enhancing Fall Protection

UltraSafe

Dry Vacuum for Improved Process Efficiencies

SIHI Pumps

Demonstration of ISA 100.11a Wireless Technology

Yokogawa

3:30pm – 3:55pm

Choosing the Right Mass Flow Controller for your Gas Application

Brooks Instrument

To be announced

Liquid Ring Vacuum Pumps: Innovations & Design

Nash Vacuum

Life Cycle Dynamic Simulation

MYNAH Technologies

See classroom locations on the Exposition Floorplan