Flow Forum 2018 Sessions

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Registered Flow Forum attendees will receive a certificate for 11 Professional Development Hours upon completion of the conference program.

May 7, 2018

7:00 am – 8:30 am

Registration Opens / Networking Breakfast

 

8:30 am – 9:30 am
KEYNOTE

Bridging the divide between veteran engineers and the next generation
A blend of ideas, tools, and yes, even more questions, about optimizing the interaction between seasoned engineers and the next generation of technical professionals to better meet the needs of the industries we serve.

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Joseph A. Untener, P.E.
University of Dayton
About this Speaker

9:45 am – 10:45 am
BREAKOUT SESSION 1A

FLOW

Handling entrained gas in fluid loading and unloading applications
Explore how modern flow measurement technology can be leveraged to ensure continuous accurate measurement – even with high entrained gas conditions – across a wide range of sizes and meter configurations for mobile or fixed installations.

Learn More

Steffen Baecker
KROHNE
About this Speaker

BREAKOUT SESSION 1B

TEMPERATURE

Advances in temperature calibration procedures
How sensor technology is making calibrations easier and less expensive, and often lengthening intervals between calibrations.

Learn More

Keith Riley
Endress+Hauser
About this Speaker

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
BREAKOUT SESSION 2A

FLOW

Getting maximum flow performance in difficult installation conditions
How the most popular flow measurement technologies of today perform in less-than-ideal piping conditions. Very few installations are perfect, so it is important to know the options when less-than-ideal piping cannot be avoided.

Learn More

Jack Roushey
Siemens Industry
About this Speaker

BREAKOUT SESSION 2B

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION/IIOT, PUMP SYSTEMS, VALVES & ACTUATORS

Realizing the benefits of IIoT-enabled pumps, valves & equipment
How visual plant monitoring can be beneficial to all user groups, such as management, safety and maintenance, driving financial benefit and increased productivity.

Learn More

Todd Loudin
Flowrox
About this Speaker

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Opens / Networking Lunch / Tabletop Discussions

 

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
BREAKOUT SESSION 3A

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION/IIOT

The compounding effect of wireless on IIoT infrastructure
Examination of several applications leveraging non-invasive sensing and wireless IIoT infrastructure, each with payback in 3-9 months, that lead the way to a possible 15 percent annual earnings (EBITDA) improvement.

Learn More

David Gustafson
Emerson Automation Solutions
About this Speaker

BREAKOUT SESSION 3B

PUMP SYSTEMS

Understanding pump curves and pump efficiency
A review of the fundamentals needed to interpret pump curves, evaluate pump and system operation and make decisions related to maximizing the efficiency of pump operations.

Learn More

Eugene Vogel
EASA
About this Speaker

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
BREAKOUT SESSION 4A

FILTRATION

Power plant water — wanted dead and alive
Discussion of the latest in process technologies to elegantly and cost effectively treat effluent water and increase dissolved oxygen levels.

Learn More

Jim Lauria
Mazzei Injector
About this Speaker

Mike Spillner
Mazzei Injector
About this Speaker

BREAKOUT SESSION 4B

FLOW, VALVES & ACTUATORS

Flow control strategies for wide flow rate ranges
Consideration of an alternative approach for handling wide flow rate ranges, which often present challenges for flow control, particularly when steady state flow is required.

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Jeff Jennings
Equilibar Precision Pressure Control
About this Speaker

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BREAKOUT SESSION 5A

PRESSURE

The truth about pressure transmitter performance specifications
A detailed examination of pressure transmitter specifications reveals there is more to instrument accuracy and performance than the headline specification would lead one to believe.

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David W. Spitzer
Spitzer & Boyes LLC
About this Speaker

BREAKOUT SESSION 5B

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION/IIOT

Overcoming maintenance and reliability issues for process improvement
Examination of the core elements of maintenance and reliability and how to achieve, sustain and measure the impact on the organizational objectives, including detailed, real-world case studies.

Learn More

Jeremy Wright
Advanced Technology Services
About this Speaker

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Networking Cocktail Reception / Exhibits


May 8, 2018

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Networking Breakfast / Exhibits

 

8:30 am – 9:30 am
GENERAL SESSION

The state of industrial instrumentation — A roundtable discussion
During the Flow Control “State of Industrial Instrumentation” roundtable discussion, leading experts will share their thoughts and insights on how modern instruments and sensors are evolving to enable enhanced application insight for the digital age.

Learn More

Matt Migliore
Flow Control
About the Moderator

David W. Spitzer
Spitzer & Boyes LLC
About this Speaker

Walt Boyes
Spitzer & Boyes LLC
About this Speaker

9:45 am – 10:45 am
BREAKOUT SESSION 6A

FLOW

The business case for BTU control in fired heaters via energy flow
How mass-based Coriolis flowmeter technology eliminates much of the variability in BTU applications, allowing feed-forward control.

Learn More

Tom O’Banion
Emerson Automation Solutions
About this Speaker

Thomas Langel
Emerson Automation Solutions
About this Speaker

BREAKOUT SESSION 6B

PUMP SYSTEMS

A study of vibration caused by cavitation
A review of a pump test setup designed to illustrate cavitation under varying flow conditions sheds light and lessons learned on the potential effectiveness of monitoring process and machine parameters to detect cavitation.

Learn More

Eugene Vogel
EASA
About this Speaker

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
BREAKOUT SESSION 7A

LEVEL

Optimizing the steam generation cycle and condensate recovery process for profit
Key areas in the steam generation cycle, condensate recovery system, and waste heat recovery process where cost-effective instrumentation solutions offer a tangible return on investment over the short term.

Learn More

Donald Hite
Magnetrol International
About this Speaker

Thomas Kemme
Magnetrol International
About this Speaker

BREAKOUT SESSION 7B

FLOW

A case study in flow measurement of hazardous/corrosive toxic fluids
Detailed analysis of highly corrosive crude methacrylic acid application challenge at a multinational corporation, where non-intrusive ultrasonic flowmeters provided an alternative solution.

Learn More

John Accardo
Siemens Industry
About this Speaker

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch / Exhibits

 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
BREAKOUT SESSION 8A

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION/IIOT

IIoT at the edge — Best practices for now and going forward
Successfully leveraging IIoT is more than just installing applications to analyze sensor data and update production schedules or maintenance windows. This presentation will explain how today’s operators have been able to reduce barriers to IIoT deployment with strategic infrastructure upgrades.

Learn More

John Fryer
Stratus Technologies
About this Speaker

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
BREAKOUT SESSION 8B

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION/IIOT

How IIoT and Industry 4.0 are changing operations, maintenance, and process design
Considering how the proliferation of new sensors called for in the Industrial Internet of Things and the huge data extractions for Industry 4.0 have the potential to drive significant changes in how plants are designed, operated and maintained.

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Walt Boyes
Spitzer & Boyes LLC
About this Speaker

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
BREAKOUT SESSION 9A

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION/IIOT

Preparing millennials to fill the widening engineering talent gap
How millennials can be attracted, trained and continually prepared to lead a new age of industrial performance, what industrial professionals need to do right now to help bring them in, and why the millennial generation has the exact attributes required for success.

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Peter Martin, Ph.D.
Schneider Electric, Foxboro
About this Speaker

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
BREAKOUT SESSION 9B

FILTRATION

Benefits of batch filter presses to continuous vacuum filtration upgrades
How creative thinking optimized the filtration process for a zinc oxide product, leading to 50 percent savings in wash liquids per batch, as well as a reduction in labor and operating costs.

Learn More

Barry Perlmutter
BHS-Sonthofen
About this Speaker

3:15 pm

Conference Adjourns


May 7, 2018

7:00 am – 8:30 am

Registration Opens / Networking Breakfast

 

8:30 am – 9:30 am
KEYNOTE SESSION

Bridging the divide between veteran engineers and the next generation of technical professionals

Joseph A. Untener, P.E.
University of Dayton
About this Speaker

This presentation will offer a blend of ideas, tools, and yes, even more questions, about optimizing the interaction between seasoned engineers and the next generation of technical professionals to better meet the needs of the industries we serve.

Learn More
 

9:45 am – 10:45 am
BREAKOUT SESSION 1A

FLOW

Handling entrained gas in fluid loading and unloading applications

Steffen Baecker
KROHNE
About this Speaker

This presentation will explore how modern flow measurement technology can be leveraged to ensure continuous accurate measurement – even with high entrained gas conditions – across a wide range of sizes and meter configurations for mobile or fixed installations.

Learn More
 

BREAKOUT SESSION 1B

TEMPERATURE

Advances in temperature calibration procedures

Keith Riley
Endress+Hauser
About this Speaker

Because temperature is such a critical measurement in life sciences, and in many other process applications, regulatory agencies require regular calibration of temperature sensors. This presentation describes how sensor technology is making calibrations easier and less expensive, and often lengthening intervals between calibrations.

Learn More
 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
BREAKOUT SESSION 2A

FLOW

Getting maximum flow performance in difficult installation conditions

Jack Roushey
Siemens Industry
About this Speaker

This presentation will examine how the most popular flow measurement technologies of today perform in less-than-ideal piping conditions. Very few installations are perfect, so it is important to know the options when less-than-ideal piping cannot be avoided.

Learn More
 

BREAKOUT SESSION 2B

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION/IIOT, PUMP SYSTEMS,
VALVES & ACTUATORS

Realizing the benefits of IIoT-enabled pumps, valves & equipment

Todd Loudin
Flowrox
About this Speaker

This presentation will demonstrate how visual plant monitoring can be beneficial to all user groups, such as management, safety and maintenance. The potential financial benefit and increased productivity will be examined, highlighting how companies embracing IIoT technologies are performing in the top 25 percent when compared to their peers.

Learn More
 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Exhibit Hall Opens / Networking Lunch / Tabletop Discussions

 

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
BREAKOUT SESSION 3A

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION/IIOT

If you build it, they will come: The compounding effect of wireless on IIoT infrastructure

David Gustafson
Emerson Automation Solutions
About this Speaker

This presentation will highlight several applications leveraging non-invasive sensing and wireless IIoT infrastructure, each with payback in 3-9 months, that lead the way to a possible 15 percent annual earnings (EBITDA) improvement.

Learn More
 

BREAKOUT SESSION 3B

PUMP SYSTEMS

Understanding pump curves and pump efficiency

Eugene Vogel
EASA
About this Speaker

This presentation will provide the fundamental understanding needed to interpret pump curves, evaluate pump and system operation and make decisions related to maximizing the efficiency of pump operations. Instruction will also be provided in evaluating the potential for cavitation on a pump and system, relative to the information included on the pump curve.

Learn More
 

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
BREAKOUT SESSION 4A

FILTRATION

Power plant water — wanted dead and alive

Jim Lauria
Mazzei Injector
About this Speaker

Water is the lifeblood of electrical power plants, whether they are water-cooled steam plants or turbine-spinning hydroelectric installations. This presentation will discuss the latest in process technologies to elegantly and cost effectively treat effluent water to increase dissolved oxygen levels.

Learn More
 

BREAKOUT SESSION 4B

FILTRATION

Flow control strategies for wide flow rate ranges

Jeff Jennings
Equilibar Precision Pressure Control
About this Speaker

Wide flow rate ranges often present challenges for flow control, particularly when steady state flow is required. A traditional solution is to use parallel flowmeters and control valves, one sized for the lower flow range and one sized for the upper flow range. This method can work well but involves increased cost as well as operational limitations. An alternative approach is to use a dome-loaded multiple-orifice valve with direct sealing diaphragm to extend the flow range.

Learn More
 

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BREAKOUT SESSION 5

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION/IIOT

How equipment maintenance and reliability issues can kill your process improvement initiative

Jeremy Wright
Advanced Technology Services
About this Speaker

This presentation will examine core elements of maintenance and reliability and how to achieve, sustain and measure the impact on the organizational objectives. It will include detailed, real-world case studies of the impact on the U.S. economy, successes from individual plants and corporate initiatives, and how companies are leveraging successes for competitive advantage.

Learn More
 

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Opening Cocktail Reception


May 8, 2018

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Networking Breakfast

 

8:30 am – 9:30 am
GENERAL SESSION

The state of industrial instrumentation — A roundtable discussion

Moderator
Matt Migliore
Flow Control
About the Moderator

During the Flow Control “State of Industrial Instrumentation” roundtable discussion, leading experts will share their thoughts and insights on how modern instruments and sensors are evolving to enable enhanced application insight for the digital age.

Learn More
 

9:45 am – 10:45 am
BREAKOUT SESSION 6A

FLOW

Establishing the business case for BTU control in fired heaters via energy flow

Tom O’Banion
Emerson Automation Solutions
About this Speaker

In refining and petrochemical plants where fuel gas is used, relatively large amounts of excess air is typically added to provide a “safety margin” due to periodic and sudden step changes in energy content. Current technology responds too slowly to see these step changes. This presentation will explain how switching to a mass-based Coriolis flowmeter technology eliminates much of the variability in BTU, allowing feed-forward control.

Learn More
 

BREAKOUT SESSION 6B

PUMP SYSTEMS

A study of vibration caused by cavitation

Eugene Vogel
EASA
About this Speaker

A pump test setup designed to illustrate cavitation under varying flow conditions produced some unexpected results. Those results, however, do shed light on the potential effectiveness of monitoring process and machine parameters to detect cavitation. This presentation will review the setup and test results and provide some important lessons learned.

Learn More
 

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
BREAKOUT SESSION 7A

LEVEL

Optimizing the steam generation cycle and condensate recovery process for profit

Donald Hite
Magnetrol International
About this Speaker

Thomas Kemme
Magnetrol International
About this Speaker

This presentation will identify key areas in the steam generation cycle, condensate recovery system, and waste heat recovery process where cost-effective instrumentation solutions offer a tangible return on investment over the short term. The goal is to reduce heat rate, environmental impact, fuel and water consumption, and water treatment and maintenance costs in commercial and heavy industries where steam generation is essential to the production process.

Learn More
 
 

BREAKOUT SESSION 7B

FLOW

A case study in flow measurement of hazardous/corrosive toxic fluids

John Accardo
Siemens Industry
About this Speaker

Highly corrosive crude methacrylic acid was proving difficult to measure with wetted flowmetering at a multinational corporation. Handling required use of lined pipe (Teflon or glass). An alternative solution was found in the form of non-intrusive ultrasonic flowmeters. This presentation will provide a detailed analysis of this application, as well as highlight the potential benefits of modern noninstrusive flow measurement systems.

Learn More
 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

 

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
BREAKOUT SESSION 8

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION/IIOT

Taking advantage of IIoT at the edge — Best practices for now and going forward

John Fryer
Stratus Technologies
About this Speaker

Successfully leveraging IIoT is more than just installing applications to analyze sensor data and update production schedules or maintenance windows. This presentation will explain how today’s operators have been able to reduce barriers to IIoT deployment with strategic infrastructure upgrades.

Learn More
 

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
BREAKOUT SESSION 9

FILTRATION

Benefits of upgrading from batch filter presses to continuous vacuum filtration

Barry Perlmutter
BHS-Sonthofen
About this Speaker

Madison Industries (Madison) and BHS-Sonthofen Inc. (BHS) have worked together through laboratory testing and field pilot testing to develop an optimized filtration process for a zinc oxide product. This presentation will explain how creative thinking led to a 50 percent savings in wash liquids per batch, as well as a reduction in labor and operating costs.

Learn More
 

3:15 pm

Conference Adjourns