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 October 2014

Certified PROFIBUS PA Engineer Training
October 28 – October 31
This is a 3.5-day training program with an examination on the last day
Course number C201 (24 PDH hours upon completion of entire course)
The "Certified PROFIBUS PA Engineer" course is a worldwide recognized training program. It is standardized by PROFIBUS International to create a quality platform for PROFIBUS qualified persons who are acknowledged by an official exam. The Standard Certified PROFIBUS PA Engineer course is an intensive hands-on and theoretical 4-day training program. On the last day there will be an exam. The final examination consists of three parts:

  • Multiple choice questions 
  • Segment calculation 
  • Practical work

Certification: Upon successful passing of the final examination (70% of the max. number of points); the participant will receive a certificate and the right to bear the title "Certified PROFIBUS PA Engineer." All successful participants will be listed on the official PROFIBUS homepage.

The advantages of fieldbus products are recognized by most industries and the technology has been adopted in many applications. The use of fieldbus technology asks for a different approach with respect to defining, designing and realizing a PROFIBUS installation. The success of an implementation depends on an integral approach, based on knowledge and experience. Cost savings throughout a plant life cycle from planning, commissioning to maintenance. The training is designed to let the participant gain more knowledge of the PROFIBUS technology with all its features, to be able to select the correct components for application and installations, to be familiar with implementing instruments in a correct way as well as commissioning and troubleshooting.

Target audience:
System programmers, control and instrumentation engineers, engineers who plan in PROFIBUS plants as well as service engineers/installers.

Prerequisites:
Basic computer, electronics and mathematics knowledge.

Course Elements:

Theory I:

PROFIBUS organization structure
From 4 to 20 mA to Fieldbus
PROFIBUS Physical Layer
DP/PA PROFIBUS basics
DP/PA Link, Coupler
Components
Installation
Commissioning
PA segment calculation
System integration
Diagnosis, status

Theory II:

Termination
FISCO
Network components
Device management
GSD, DD, FDT/DTM
PA profiles
Cycle time
Important bus parameters
PROFIBUS protocol

Practical:

Wiring of a DP/PA bus segment
Commissioning with acrylic tool
Cyclic communication, OPC server
Device integration (ABB, Siemens, etc.)
Signal measurement and evaluation with oscilloscope
Current, voltage measurement
Handling with ProfiTrace bus analyzer
Troubleshooting

Tools and systems used during course:

FieldCare (FDT/DTM)
Softing OPC Server/Client
ProfiTrace bus analyzer
Oscilloscope
Different configuration software tools from: Siemens, ABB, SST, etc.
Latest troubleshooting tools

Register here

Understanding and Applying Specifications for Electrical Calibrators and Digital Multimeters
October 28     
8:00 am Pacific U.S. / 11:00 am Eastern U.S. / 9:00 am Mexico City, Mexico / 3:00 pm London, England
This seminar discusses how to interpet specifications in the area of Electrical Calibration. Specifications apply to instruments, either as sourcing instruments (electrical calibrators) or measurement instrument (digital multimeters). Such specifications describe an instruments operational characteristics by the manufacturer. In turn these specs are used to test and evaluate an instruments performance on an ongoing and periodic basis through its calibration/verification procedures. This seminar discusses how to understand both primary and secondary aspects of instrument specifications, how such specifications relate to estimating measurement uncertainty, and other common problems such as how environmental conditions are specified for their influence on instrument performance.

Understanding and Applying Specifications for Electrical Calibrators and Digital Multimeters
October 30     
11:00 am Pacific U.S. / 2:00 pm Eastern U.S. / 12:00 pm Mexico City, Mexico / 3:00 pm Buenos Aires, Argentina
This seminar discusses how to interpet specifications in the area of Electrical Calibration. Specifications apply to instruments, either as sourcing instruments (electrical calibrators) or measurement instrument (digital multimeters). Such specifications describe an instruments operational characteristics by the manufacturer. In turn these specs are used to test and evaluate an instruments performance on an ongoing and periodic basis through its calibration/verification procedures. This seminar discusses how to understand both primary and secondary aspects of instrument specifications, how such specifications relate to estimating measurement uncertainty, and other common problems such as how environmental conditions are specified for their influence on instrument performance.

 


 

November 2014

PID Loop Tuning & Advanced Process Control Strategy Training
November 3-4, Baltimore, MD
These HANDS-ON classes cover basic terminology and building blocks of process control as well as fundamentals and advanced process control techniques using our fully automated, award-winning control solutions. ControlSoft uses software to simulate loop tuning.
Please contact Karen Ledasil at 440-443-3900 ext. 103 or sales@controlsoftinc.com

Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet Network Professional Program
Industrial Ethernet
November 3-4, Atlanta
The best form of protection against expensive downtime in a modern industrial network is the assurance that on-site specialists and external service providers are qualified to quickly rectify faults or to prevent them from ever happening.Not every self-proclaimed "Expert" is up to the task. A certification from Hirschmann is confirmation of genuine, up to the minute expertise.

The International Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring Conference and Exhibition
November 5-6, Telford International Centre, U.K.
WWEM 2014, the 6th in a series of highly successful environmental monitoring events, will provide delegates with the latest information on the techniques, technologies, methods, standards and regulatory requirements that relate to the monitoring which takes place both on-site and in the laboratory, covering sampling, field analysis, gas detection and continuous water and wastewater monitoring applications.

The first day of the conference will include presentations by senior individuals from the Environment Agency, CSA-Sira, WRc and Siris Environmental, addressing key environmental monitoring issues such as Operator Monitoring Assessment (OMA), CEN standards for water quality and flow monitoring equipment, MCERTS, independent instrument approval, and examples will be given of ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’ of flow monitoring.

Addressing a laboratory analysis theme, the second conference day has been organized by British Measurement and Testing Association. The speakers represent the national accreditation body, UKAS, large water companies and commercial laboratory-based organisations, presentations addressing issues such as proficiency testing, the UKAS document TPS 47, the lowering of detection limits, good sampling protocols, mobile data capture and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). Intriguingly, Professor Clive Thompson from ALcontrol will deliver a presentation entitled: ‘Sampling and analysis in relation to Priority Substances Directive 2012/39/EU’ for which he says he will provide "a devil’s advocate response.”

In addition to the main conferences, delegates will also be provided with access to over 80 Workshops, a Flow Demonstration area, Forums on Flow and SMART Water, and an exhibition featuring over 130 stands representing more than 250 of the world’s leading providers of test and monitoring equipment and related services.

CPD points will be awarded to Conference delegates and the cost to attend will be £55 per day. However, registration for the event is free of charge and pre-registered visitors are provided with free access to the exhibition and to the workshops, in addition to free on-site parking, and complimentary lunch and refreshments.

Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet Network Professional Program
Industrial Networking
November 5-7, Atlanta
The best form of protection against expensive downtime in a modern industrial network is the assurance that on-site specialists and external service providers are qualified to quickly rectify faults or to prevent them from ever happening.Not every self-proclaimed "Expert" is up to the task. A certification from Hirschmann is confirmation of genuine, up to the minute expertise.

Open Space & Guided Wave Radar Level School 
November 6,  La Porte, Texas
This is an introductory course (8 hours) for Open Space and Guided Wave Radar Level for maintenance and engineering personnel. We will dedicate a half day to each technology to give you a basic understanding of these level technologies. The class will be a combination of classroom and hands-on training on either the PTU® (Process Training Unit), a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls, or live instruments in training stands designed to simulate operating conditions.

At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to:

  • Achieve a basic knowledge of these two level technologies and understand the strengths and limitations of each
  • Work with instrumentation specialists to specify the best type of level technology for a variety of applications
  • Set up and commission Endress+Hauser Radar & Guided Wave level instruments
  • Use on-board and pc-based tools within Endress+Hauser instruments to verify the health of the instrument and its signals
  • Diagnose and correct problems associated with radar level systems

The course will specifically cover:

  • Guided Radar
  • High & Low Frequency Radar
  • Endress+Hauser FieldCare Software Tooling
    8 PDH (Professional Development Hours) available upon completion of the entire course.

Register here

Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet Network Professional Program
Layer 2 Switching, Theory and Practice
November 10-12, Atlanta
The best form of protection against expensive downtime in a modern industrial network is the assurance that on-site specialists and external service providers are qualified to quickly rectify faults or to prevent them from ever happening.Not every self-proclaimed "Expert" is up to the task. A certification from Hirschmann is confirmation of genuine, up to the minute expertise.

2014 ISA Process Control and Safety
November 13, Houston
Workshops, tutorials, exhibition, keynote speakers, paper presentations, and exhibits include input from ISA's Chemical & Petroleum Industries Division, Communications Division, Education Division, and Pulp and Paper Division. For automation professionals in the instrumentation, communications, control system, and safety fields, there's a new road to take in expanding your knowledge and capabilities, and it leads directly to the 2014 ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium.

Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet Network Professional Program
Network Management, Theory and Practice with Industrial HiVision
November 13-14, Atlanta
The best form of protection against expensive downtime in a modern industrial network is the assurance that on-site specialists and external service providers are qualified to quickly rectify faults or to prevent them from ever happening.Not every self-proclaimed "Expert" is up to the task. A certification from Hirschmann is confirmation of genuine, up to the minute expertise.

2014 Water Infrastructure conference & exposition
November 16-20, 2014, New Orleans     
Join your fellow leaders from across the water sector to hear from leading experts at AWWA’s exciting new Water Infrastructure Conference & Exposition.
Attendees, presenters, and exhibitors will come together for four days to discuss essential water infrastructure planning, reinvestment strategies, critical infrastructure protection through emergency preparedness planning, and the application of heightened physical security and cybersecurity measures.
Focused on solutions for water utility asset and infrastructure challenges, this conference offers a thought-provoking Opening General Session, a comprehensive technical program, an exhibit hall, and tours of local water facilities, all designed to provide you with the most current information on the conference topics.

Uruguay Oil & Gas Summit
November 17-18, Montevideo, Uruguay
Held under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines of Uruguay, this summit will be a unique networking platform to be held at a 5 star venue, that will bring together existing and future operators in the oil and gas industry in Uruguay and Latin America, whereby issues concerning exploration and production will be discussed. Speakers will address a range of issues including the upcoming Ronda Uruguay bidding terms; the geological and geophysical potential of the country’s basins; an update on the regulatory framework; seismic data acquired so far; downstream opportunities and incentives and analysis of the onshore potential, among other topics. This unique event will offer an elite networking platform where delegates from international oil companies, the state oil company ANCAP, which is also officially supporting the initiative, and the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines, will all gather to discuss changes in the legislation and exclusive details on the upcoming bidding round.

More information about the high-level summit can be found on the website: www.uruguaysummit.com.

A New Century of CPI Innovation
November 17-19, New York City 
Commemorating the first chem show in 2015, this year's event is expected to attract more than 5,000 chemical processing industry (CPI) professionals, providing them with information they can use to discover the latest innovations and solutions. For more information, email info@chemshow.com or call 203-221-9232.

Automation Fair 2014
November 19-20, Anaheim, Calif.
Attend Automation Fair - a great opportunity to explore smart, safe, sustainable manufacturing solutions geared toward improving your business profitability.

  • DISCOVER how to improve productivity and efficiency throughout the life cycle of your automation investments.
  • LEARN how flexible, scalable automation solutions can lower costs and improve overall performance.
  • EXPERIENCE how sustainable production practices can increase your competitiveness and help you better manage energy and materials costs.

Register here.

Open Space & Guided Wave Radar Level School 
November 21,  Chalfont, Pennsylvania 
This is an introductory course (8 hours) for Open Space and Guided Wave Radar Level for maintenance and engineering personnel. We will dedicate a half day to each technology to give you a basic understanding of these level technologies. The class will be a combination of classroom and hands-on training on either the PTU® (Process Training Unit), a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls, or live instruments in training stands designed to simulate operating conditions.

At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to:

  • Achieve a basic knowledge of these two level technologies and understand the strengths and limitations of each
  • Work with instrumentation specialists to specify the best type of level technology for a variety of applications
  • Set up and commission Endress+Hauser Radar & Guided Wave level instruments
  • Use on-board and pc-based tools within Endress+Hauser instruments to verify the health of the instrument and its signals
  • Diagnose and correct problems associated with radar level systems

The course will specifically cover:

  • Guided Radar
  • High & Low Frequency Radar
  • Endress+Hauser FieldCare Software Tooling
    8 PDH (Professional Development Hours) available upon completion of the entire course.

Register here.  

 


 

December 2014

Basic Instrumentation School
December 9-10, Greenwood, Indiana

This introductory course to instrumentation will start by providing maintenance and engineering personnel with a basic understanding of wiring, signals, instrumentation technologies, applications and installations. Fundamental operation of the common instruments found in today's process industries will be examined from a view applicable to virtually any manufacturer's equipment. Typical troubleshooting procedures for instrumentation will be covered and practiced. The class will be a combination of classroom and hands-on training on either the Process Training Unit (PTU), a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls, or live instruments in training stands designed to simulate operating conditions.

At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to:

  •  Recognize the various type of process instrumentation found in processes of all types of industry 
  • Understand basic Piping & Instrument Drawings (P&ID), how instruments are installed and wired 
  • Properly install and commission common process instruments 
  • Troubleshoot instrumentation loops to determine malfunctioning elements within the loop and determine best how to repair the loop to operating condition

The course will specifically cover:

  • Flow Instrumentation - DP, Magnetic, Vortex, Coriolis 
  • Recording and display instruments 
  • Level Instrumentation - point level and continuous level 
  • Liquid Analysis Instrumentation - pH/ORP, Conductivity, analyzers 
  • Pressure Instrumentation - gauge, absolute, differential, hydrostatic 
  • Temperature sensors and transmitters 
  • Control Valves & final elements

Register here



February 2015

Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet Network Professional Program
Industrial Ethernet
February 2-3, 2015, Houston
The best form of protection against expensive downtime in a modern industrial network is the assurance that on-site specialists and external service providers are qualified to quickly rectify faults or to prevent them from ever happening.Not every self-proclaimed "Expert" is up to the task. A certification from Hirschmann is confirmation of genuine, up to the minute expertise.

Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet Network Professional Program
Industrial Networking
February 4-6, 2015, Houston
The best form of protection against expensive downtime in a modern industrial network is the assurance that on-site specialists and external service providers are qualified to quickly rectify faults or to prevent them from ever happening.Not every self-proclaimed "Expert" is up to the task. A certification from Hirschmann is confirmation of genuine, up to the minute expertise.

Hirschmann Industrial Ethernet Network Professional Program
Layer 2 Switching, Theory and Practice
February 9-11, 2015, Houston
The best form of protection against expensive downtime in a modern industrial network is the assurance that on-site specialists and external service providers are qualified to quickly rectify faults or to prevent them from ever happening.Not every self-proclaimed "Expert" is up to the task. A certification from Hirschmann is confirmation of genuine, up to the minute expertise.


 

May 2015

OPTIMIZE 2015
May 4-6, 2015. Boston
OPTIMIZE 2015 is the world’s only global conference focused exclusively on the process industries. Aspen Technology will be hosting the upcoming event in Boston, Massachusetts from May 4-6, 2015.  During the three-day event, more than 700 customers, partners, and process industry experts will gather to learn about new developments in aspenONE, as well as share best practices and insight to improving business performance with operational excellence by optimizing their Engineering and Manufacturing & Supply Chain operations. For the latest event information, including registration codes, keynote speaker highlights, track session updates and call for papers, visit the OPTIMIZE 2015 website.