At the upcoming Meridium conference, May 2-6 in Roanoke, Virginia USA, three Emerson presenters will be on the agenda: Stuart Harris, Augie Di Giovanni, and Mike Boudreaux. The AMS Suite: Asset Performance Management software is built upon Meridium’s APM enterprise software.
The software enables plant personnel to access integrated information from multiple sources, view real-time analyses and reports, and manage business goals to improve the performance of people, work processes, and plant assets.
The conference will have a wide variety of speakers from the process industries, academia, business analysts, and automation suppliers sharing trends and experiences in managing asset performance. Stuart Harris will provide one of the conference keynote addresses on May 4 and share his perspectives on the increasing focus in plant performance improvement to operate more reliably and safely, to optimize operating costs, to manage increasing technical complexity, and to respond more efficiently to increasing regulation.
Augie Di Giovanni will present The Meridium and Emerson Results: Improved Availability and Performance. His presentation synopsis is:
How can you ensure your asset management systems will drive improvements in unplanned downtime, maintenance costs, and employee productivity? Emerson’s AMS Suite: Asset Performance Management, built on Meridium’s APM software, allows you to see how well assets are performing, provides a structure to create strategies for asset care, and combines this information with the business layer so you know how these assets and practices impact the bottom line. This comprehensive platform brings new levels of insight into asset performance that can drive to better business results.
Combining the asset expertise of Meridium and Emerson ensures you attain the results you need along with the proof to show your program is making a difference. As a Meridium Certified Service Provider, Emerson is fully prepared to support your projects and help drive the results you require, by developing asset criticality analyses and asset strategies inside your APM Framework so your program clearly identifies and focuses resources on your most critical assets. The Emerson and Meridium experience in process plant operations and maintenance is amplified by deep knowledge of asset failure modes, bringing real-time asset information into your Meridium APM solution to drive decisions that will more effectively manage and maintain your most critical production assets. The result? Improved availability and performance.
Mike Boudreaux and Meridium’s Conrad Clark will be co-presenting, Best Practices for Integrated Safety Lifecycle Management. Their presentation synopsis is:
Operating companies are facing ever growing number of regulations, standards, and audits to ensure plant safety and regulatory compliance. Without processes and systems in place to support these efforts throughout the safety lifecycle, costs and inefficiencies can increase. Enterprise-level systems can help users maximize the availability of their safety system while minimizing both cost and risk throughout the safety lifecycle. This session will provide attendees a roadmap for leveraging a comprehensive approach to safe and reliable plant operations.
This session will provide attendees with a roadmap for leveraging a comprehensive approach to safe and reliable plant operations, conforming to local authorities, complying with international standards like IEC 61511, and safeguarding their company’s assets. Recommendations for what systems to use during specific phases of the safety lifecycle will be presented. Using this approach can maximize physical asset performance, mitigate risk, and optimize cost in the process industry.
Early registration ends this Friday, April 15. If you are responsible for the asset performance management in your operations, but can’t join the conference in person, make sure to follow the conference Twitter account, @MC2011APM and the conference #MC2011APM hashtag.
Update: I had the date incorrect on Stuart’s keynote. It’s on Wednesday May 4th instead of May 2nd. I’ve fixed it in the text above.