Two weeks from now, July 23-27 2017, will be Emerson’s Power & Water Solutions business unit’s Ovation Users’ Group conference. This year will mark its 30th year. The Ovation Users’ Group is managed, guided, and run exclusively by its members, with Emerson’s Power & Water Solutions business unit providing financial, personnel, and product support as necessary.
This conference is put together by Ovation and WDPF control system users and Emerson folks to share information and best practices on emerging technologies and control system enhancements to improve overall plant performance. The conference will be held at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
I’ve not been to one in the past, but will be at this year’s conference and will try to cover as many workshops and sessions as I can, sharing updates in posts here on the blog as well as in Twitter and LinkedIn. You’ll also be able to follow the action on the @OvationUsers Twitter account.
The schedule begins on Sunday, July 23 and evening welcome reception and the conference kicks off in earnest on Monday morning with the general sessions and industry case studies followed by product demonstrations and an evening reception and networking dinner.
Tuesday through Thursday are filled with workshops and continuing education courses on topics including security, networking/connectivity/SCADA, advanced controls, turbine/generator control, Ovation technical tips, simulation, wireless instrumentation, control system migration and project management, digital bus technology, renewable energy and microgrids.
If you’re in the power generation, water or wastewater industries and use Ovation or WDPF systems, this is definitely a great conference to attend and connect with fellow industry and application experts. The conference is open to all members of the Ovation Users’ Group. If you are an existing owner of an Ovation or WDPF system, but not a member of the Users’ Group, register for membership here.
I look forward to seeing and connecting with you there!