The theme for this years PIP Conference was Changing Times The Common Denominator. With over 140 registered attendees the conference included participants from member, subscriber, and licensee companies as well as other invited guests from the industry.
Distillation has always been a critical and costly step in the manufacture of products in the petroleum, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries. Fractionation Research reveals how companies can pool their efforts to obtain experimental distillation data.
This years conference will feature 18 speakers, as well as panel discussions covering a wide range of topics of interest to automation users and suppliers, including ISA88 and ISA95. Keynote speakers will be Dave Beckmann and Ian Nimmo, both long-time veterans of the process control industry.
Pneumatic conveying has long been a popular choice for moving bulk materials. However, the technology hasn't been standing still, and this can influence the choice between several types of pneumatic systems.
A thorough inspection of plant equipment following tiny installations can prevent a lot of future problems. Go beyond just checking for compliance with drawings when looking at hardware and physically look at the equipment itself.
It has been nearly a decade since the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA) introduced S88, its first standard for batch control systems. Its still integral in optimizing operations today.