In an earlier post, I mentioned a series of European Chemical Industry Wireless on-line webinars. I received a note from the team that the dates and topic focus for the rest of the 2009 webinars have been set. The intent is to show ways chemical manufacturers are using wireless technologies to improve the way they operate their plants. Squeezing out greater efficiencies is critical in these challenging economic times.
The next one, Doing More with Less with Wireless, is slated for September 14 at 3pm GMT (10am U.S. Eastern time). The Emerson European team, consisting of Peter Schellekens, Chris Hamlin, Manu Verschueren, and Ann Robin, identify several areas where wireless enables production, operations, maintenance and project functions to take a fundamentally different approach, which will have an immediate impact on business performance. The team will share examples that have been deployed by chemical manufacturers.
Although registration is not yet open for these future webinars, the rest of the year’s schedule is:
Wireless in Projects – A Faster, Cheaper, Manageable Infrastructure – October 19, 3pm GMT
…demonstrate how wireless technologies have the potential to bring alignment between project organizations, with their emphasis on risk, cost and time, and the on-going systems and I/E engineering functions who are more concerned with consistency, sustainability and supportability.
Improving Production Performance with Wireless – November 16, 3pm GMT
…illustrate how wireless can change your approach to performance measurement and monitoring, and bring about significant improvements in productivity, yield and availability. At the same time, applying the same wireless technologies can also positively impact energy efficiency and personnel productivity.
Wireless – More Reliability, Less Maintenance – December 14, 3pm GMT
…illustrate how wireless technologies can reduce the frequency and severity of unplanned equipment failures, enable you to move away from reactive or periodic practices to truly predictive maintenance. Wireless enables you to properly understand the condition of field and process equipment in real-time. This means that you only take equipment out of service if and when it is really necessary, and because problems are identified early and accurately, the duration of any maintenance outage is minimized. Not only does this improve production rates, it also has a very significant impact on maintenance productivity.
Whether you’re in the European region or not, or in an industry outside of chemical manufacturing, there just might be an application nugget or two that you can apply in your plant.