The conference agenda included more than 30 technical presentations that facilitated exchange of information related to management, operations and automation of continuous and batch process manufacturing, especially by using the ISA-88 and ISA-95 standards.
At the ARC Forum earlier in 2006, it was noted that only about 18% of North American manufacturing concerns are doing any sort of real-time performance management, despite more than two decades of preaching by suppliers and consultants.
Emerson Process Managements Machinery Health Management technologies have enabled BASF Antwerp to maximize plant output and reduce costs through the introduction of a maintenance strategy based on predictive intelligence.
WBF the Forum for Automation and Manufacturing Professionals will hold it's bi-annual European WBF Conference November 13-15 at the Mechelen Conference Centre near Brussels, Belgium. Abstracts and papers can now be submitted.