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Presenting ARC's Fifteenth Annual Orlando Forum

ARC World Industry Forum:  Driving Innovation, Sustainability and Performance

 

February 7-10, 2011 - Orlando, Florida

Energy Management Solutions for Industrial and Commercial Facilities

Virtually all industries are faced with the question of predicting and managing the lifecycle of their Electrical Power Distribution Systems and Motor Controls.  Since these systems are crucial to the success of operations from so many aspects, having a strategy based on best practices is essential. 
 
Intelligent motor control has evolved from being just a safe, flexible and centralized means to control and protect motors, to a ‘smart’ energy manager that brings advances in applications ranging from the most complex auxiliary drive systems to the most basic control of fan or pump motors.  Uptime and equipment reliability are critical in applications where even a short period of downtime can prove extremely costly.
 
This program includes several sessions which discuss energy management solutions based on the latest developments in electrical systems and intelligent motor controls.

 

Who Should Attend

This forum program is a must-attend event for:

 

  • CEOs, COOs, and Presidents
  • CFOs, VPS, and Directors of Finance
  • CIOs and CTOs
  • VPs and Directors of IT
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Operations
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Engineering
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of New Projects
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of Procurement
  • Directors, Managers and Architects of Automation and Enterprise Integration

 

 

Executive Speakers

The following executives are among those that will present in this forum program. Click on the speaker name to view a brief bio.

  
Head of Strategic InitiativesABB
  
President, Power Products Division North AmericaABB
  
Power Markets CoordinatorAlcoa
  
Energy ManagerArchitect of the Capitol
  
Group Operations DirectorAVEVA
  
Sr. Vice President & Chief Information OfficerBechtel Group
  
Vice President, Operations Product ManagementBentley Systems
  
CEOCypress Envirosystems
  
Key Account ManagerDeckel Maho Gildemeister
  
Vice President, Advanced MaterialsDow Chemical
  
Exec. Vice President, Global Business Development Intergraph
  
Director, Building & Energy Management Systems  MGM Resorts International 
  
Environmental DirectorMiddelfart Municipality
  
Product Manager, Variable Frequency Drives and Package SolutionsMitsubishi Electric
  
Founder and CEOOSIsoft
  
Industry Solutions Manager, Water Wastewater Business Rockwell Automation
  
Sr. Vice President, Manufacturing & Consumer Industries SAP
  
Senior Vice President, Industry BusinessSchneider Electric
  
Executive Vice President & Global Head of Industry BusinessSchneider Electric
  
Sr. Vice President Strategy and CommunicationSchneider Electric
  
General ManagerSterling Ethanol
  
PresidentThe Haymarket Group
  
Director, Smart Grid StrategyVentyx, an ABB Company
  
Senior Manager, Material Handling & LogisticsWalmart Logistics
  
Senior Project Engineer Woodard and Curran

Agenda

Agenda details for this program are shown below.  Times and sessions are subject to change.

DescriptionFilter
Industry-to-Grid (I2G) Summit

The industrial sector consumed 30% of the power used in the US in 2009 (DOE), yet the voice of this consumer segment has largely been absent in the Smart Grid policy, regulatory, and
implementation discussions happening today.

How does Smart Grid deployment impact the industrial consumer? In a word, significantly.

From time-based pricing, to automated demand response and energy generation, all facets of the energy value chain have meaningful implications for the company’s bottom line.  When is the best time to power up a manufacturing line?  What design choices can help industrial customers better utilize smart energy?  Can smarter energy decisions help companies save money and even generate revenue?

General Session #1

Several senior executives from major corporations will share their experiences with the attendees.

General Session #2
Top industry leaders will discuss key challenges facing our industry including topics such as: process safety, energy optimization, sustainability, and operational excellence.
Energy Management Strategies for Operational Excellence
Energy Management has become an increasingly important part of industries pursuit of operational excellence.  Not only is energy expensive, but the excessive use of energy has consequences beyond the bottom line.  This session will include a discussion of latest developments and industry experiences in Energy Management and Optimization. 
Smart Infrastructure for Energy Management

Intelligent plant control is growing from its traditional role of control and protection into a ‘smart energy’ infrastructure that enables advanced energy applications.  Uptime and equipment reliability remain critical.  But beyond this, owner-operators will seek to derive additional value from energy infrastructure that can operate intelligently in the era of the Smart Grid, electric power markets, and volatile electricity prices.

This session will address advances in intelligent control technology for electric equipment, showing how several leading plants are utilizing real-time monitoring and energy integration with their production operations.  It is designed for end users, equipment suppliers, and engineering service firms who work with energy-intensive electric-powered equipment, control equipment, and systems.

 

Energy Management and the Evolution of Intelligent Motor Control and Drives

Intelligent motor control and drives have evolved from being just a safe, flexible and centralized means to control and protect motors, to a ‘smart’ energy manager that brings advances in applications ranging from the most complex auxiliary drive systems to the most basic control of fan or pump motors.  Uptime and equipment reliability are critical in applications where even a short period of downtime can prove extremely costly. This is where the implementation of intelligent motor control and drives play an increasingly important role, performing critical protective and troubleshooting functions while providing detailed diagnostics to help improve productivity and minimize downtime.   This session will address advances in intelligent motor control and drives technology,  including how plants are leveraging  real-time monitoring and integration into its plant-wide networks.

This session is designed for end users, equipment suppliers, and engineering service firms who work with Motor Control, Drives and Energy Management.

Making Buildings Green
Commercial buildings consume nearly 20% of total electricity in the US and energy costs represent approximately 30% of an office building's total operating costs.  Significant opportunity exists in both new and existing buildings to install intelligent building automation systems that increase control, reduce environmental impact, and most importantly, lower energy costs and extend equipment lifecycle. 
 
This session will discuss leading trends in the building automation industry in regards to increasing energy efficiency by automating building processes and integrating disparate building systems.  The discussion will talk about the latest technologies and outline effective strategies for both new and existing buildings.
Workforce Development

The Automation Federation is pleased to present a session at the 2011 ARC Forum that will discuss the AF Workforce Development Initiative and the focus of this Initiative on the Automation Competency Model developed by the Automation Federation and The US Department of Labor in 2009.  The session will feature Dean Ford, Steve Pflantz, and Jerry Gipson, who will discuss the Automation Competency Model, how it has been a catalyst to focus attention on the importance of the automation profession, and what it means for the future of manufacturing.

Industry Standards Update
Several executives will provide an update on the latest industry standards.
Wil Chin on Energy Management