Making money via advanced control and systems integration will be key themes at this year’s technical conference series at the C&I Europe Show – the extended, four-day exhibition running at the NEC from 13-16 May. A programme of six half-day conferences is scheduled for the first three days of the Show.
`Advanced control and making money’ will look at how the new range of user-friendly software can now enable a broad spread of users to apply advanced control.
Next, `Systems integration’ is to be spread over three half-day sessions – each of which can be registered for separately. Organiser, Miller Freeman Exhibitions, says that these will be geared to providing a framework for business and project decisions.
First session will focus on the changing market for measurement and control – how smaller suppliers can offer solutions using hardware and software standards. Second and third sessions will examine designing control systems for new technologies. They will cover the blurring of the boundaries between systems for management, control, etc. Speakers from Microsoft and Sun are expected.
`Asset management’ is the next conference. This will cover the cost of ownership versus value of smart measurement/control systems dilemma. Finally, `Intelligent valves and pumps’ will look at the benefits of intelligent control valves and pump drives.
* The conferences are sponsored by the InstMC and the ISA England. Cost is £75 (tel: Diane Green on 0181 658 3611). The C&I Europe Show is in Hall 5 at the NEC; conferences in the Lucas Centre.