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Automation Week: Safety/Environmental Performance Track


Holistic approach to safety and environmental concerns

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Track Chair: Paul Studebaker
Editor in Chief, Sustainable Plant Magazine





Safety and environmental integrity have always been critically important aspects of industrial operations. In recent years with increased regulatory and business pressures, the importance of effectively controlling safety and environmental concerns is much higher. Safety and environmental limits can impose tight constraints in the profitability of industrial operations.

This track covers approaches and technologies that ensure safe, environmentally sound operations as well as how holistic measurement and control of safety, the environment, and profitability can lead to new levels of operational and business performance.

Fast 5 Facts

  1. From design to migration to exotic applications, understand the entire lifecycle of safety systems
  2. Give your operators the best last chance to avoid a shutdown with the latest approaches to alarm management
  3. Take charge of an increasingly precious resource with better measurement, control, and security of water flows and systems
  4. Lower costs and give your plant a competitive edge with innovative ways to improve process energy consumption
  5. See how going beyond environmental compliance can boost your bottom line

Safety/Environmental Performance Sessions

  • Safety Systems: Fundamentals of Design and Engineering
  • Safety Systems: Maintenance, Upgrades, and Migration
  • Alarm Management: Life at the Operator Interface
  • Safety Systems: Solving Today's Toughest Applications
  • Safety Systems: Tomorrow's Challenges
  • Alarm Rationalization: Tips, Tricks, and Traps
  • Environmental Emissions: Cash in on Compliance
  • Water Systems: Controlling an Ever More Precious Resource
  • Energy Efficiency: Control Costs and Increase Independence

Register for ISA Automation Week and discover a holistic approach to safety and environmental concerns

ISA Automation Week 2012: Technology and Solutions Event
24–27 September 2012
Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse
Orlando, Florida, USA

“…ISA is indeed the “go to” source for the latest information in the automation field.”

Gerald Cockrell, CAP, Professor Emeritus, Indiana State University

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