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ISA Calgary Show
May 11-12, 2022
Telus Convention Centre - Calgary, Canada

  • 7 00 AM
Registration Opens
  • 7 30 AM
Breakfast Service Begins
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wednesday May 11, 2022
Opening Keynote Breakfast

Welcome Message from ISA Calgary Section

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Mark Tarrant 300x300
Mark Tarrant Lead DCS Instructor SAIT Polytechnic
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Opening Keynote Presentation: Net-Zero and People Sustainability

Opening Keynote Breakfast

Now could not be a better time to think about reducing workplace stress to net-zero. With the current economic, health and political climate we are prone to stress and burnout at work. Yet, we can...

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wednesday May 11, 2022
Opening Keynote Breakfast

Opening Keynote Presentation: Net-Zero and People Sustainability

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Now could not be a better time to think about reducing workplace stress to net-zero. With the current economic, health and political climate we are prone to stress and burnout at work. Yet, we can work towards reducing workplace stress by learning how to sustain both ourselves and our team to prevent burnout. Learning some healthy habits will help you work towards net-zero stress and sustainability.

This presentation will help you reflect on your recent stressors, recognize when you are stressed, and figure out a better response to stress. You will learn a couple of easy relaxation techniques to reduce your stress at work instantly. Finally, we will look at the role of leaders in creating healthier work environments for our teams.

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Nicola McCrabbe MSc PCC ICF Professional Certified Leadership Coach Nicola McCrabbe Coaching
  • 9 30 AM

Panel: Automation and the Energy Transition

Panel Discussion

• What are some of the benefits and challenges the energy sector faces by changing their core business model and operational strategies to comply with increasing environmental regulations?
• Which...

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wednesday May 11, 2022
Panel Discussion

Panel: Automation and the Energy Transition

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• What are some of the benefits and challenges the energy sector faces by changing their core business model and operational strategies to comply with increasing environmental regulations?
• Which technologies will lead the transition to increase efficiency and reduce costs?
• What kind of support does the industry need to increase the implementation new technology quicker and easier in an ever-changing industry?

Moderator
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Katie Smith-Parent Business Development, Industry Diversification Spartan Controls
Connor O'Shea
Connor O'Shea President Westgen Technologies
Cheryl Trudell 300x300
Cheryl Trudell Joint Interest Production Manager/Chair-Elect Imperial/PTAC
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Billy Rideout CEO Exergy Solutions
Bruce Duong 300x300
Bruce Duong Senior Manager, Recovery Technologies Alberta Innovates
  • 10 45 AM
Coffee Break & Visit Exhibition
  • 11 15 AM

New Innovations in Online Control System Migrations

Control Systems

Control system migrations are complicated. Now imagine being able to wire, test and commission your new control system while the plant is running, then complete the swingover at the press of a butt...

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  • small-arm11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
wednesday May 11, 2022
Control Systems

New Innovations in Online Control System Migrations

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Control system migrations are complicated. Now imagine being able to wire, test and commission your new control system while the plant is running, then complete the swingover at the press of a button.

During a conventional control system migration, wires must be moved from the old system to the new one. Traditionally, this was accomplished in two ways; either a rip-and-replace requiring an outage, or online requiring extensive field work, forces, and complicated wiring. TEMPUS, a new innovation developed by CIMA+, offers the best of both worlds.

Using a unique combination of in-house developed hardware and procedures, TEMPUS allows for zero downtime and a seamless cutover to a new control system.

This presentation summarizes how TEMPUS simplifies projects, reduces costs, and eliminates downtime.

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David Findlay Partner / Instrumentation and Controls Lead / Industry CIMA+
  • 11 15 AM

Next Generation Clamp-on Non-contact Flow Measurement for Liquids and Gases

PMCD - Ultrasonic Flow Measurement

Industries including Green Energy Producers, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Water and Wastewater, Utilities etc. are increasingly using clamp-on type non-contact type ultrasonic flow meters due to its non-i...

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wednesday May 11, 2022
PMCD - Ultrasonic Flow Measurement

Next Generation Clamp-on Non-contact Flow Measurement for Liquids and Gases

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Industries including Green Energy Producers, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Water and Wastewater, Utilities etc. are increasingly using clamp-on type non-contact type ultrasonic flow meters due to its non-intrusive measurement ability and small size light weight sensors that are easy to clamp-on from outside on the existing piping networks from 3/8” (DN10mm) to 394” (DN10000mm) without process modifications and minimal maintenance costs throughout its life of operation. Over last 20 years of Research & Development efforts, manufacturers like Siemens have developed the next generation of cost-effective clamp-on flow measuring systems for stable and robust performance with fastest response to process changes, and removed any complexity to install, commission and troubleshoot the clamp-on ultrasonics flow meters. This paper describes the basic measuring principle, types of sensors shear mode and lamb wave, installation “dos and don’ts”, easy start-up and diagnostics of Clamp-on ultrasonic flow meters to meet the challenges of different process industries. The paper explains the algorithms developed to mitigate the constraints of non-ideal installations and insufficient up/down stream straight runs. The advancement in extensive data logging capabilities on SD card that provides the users with real-time process values, diagnostics values, alarm history, audit trail etc. are also discussed with examples. Applications with examples are discussed from standard cases like drinking water flow measurements in small to very large pipes (50mm up to 10 meters diameter pipes) of various material to special applications used for monitoring aircraft testing in quality control are discussed and explained. The clamp-on flow meters are being developed for Hydro-Carbon liquid flow measuring application using API (American Petrochemical Institutes) standards to very accurately monitor the flow but also detect the product in the pipeline using their API density and liquident values. Advanced applications to monitor actual and standard volumetric and mass flow of Natural Gases based on AGA 8 tables and flare gas measurement are also discussed. Certain special features like application of portable clamp-on flow metering system used to verify the other in-line flow meters or flow surveys or pump and plant monitoring will be discussed with examples. Additionally, the paper compares the Clamp-on flow measuring technology pros and cons with other flow technologies. The participants will be benefitted in learning the new developments in the clamp-on flow measurement technologies and its limitations, best installation practices and use of advanced diagnostics and process data available from the flow metering system. Paper will touch on digitalization and cloud connectivity of the clamp-on flow meters. So, that participants can apply in their day-to-day life in selecting the correct flow technology and their benefits/limitations and digitalization of the data.

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Vijay Acharya Sr. Product Manager (Flow Technologies) Siemens Canada
  • 12 00 PM

Keynote Luncheon: The Space Quest Within Us

Luncheon Keynote Presentation

The space age began when the first human-made satellite successfully launched into outer space, on October 4, 1957. In the intervening 65 years to present day, from communications satellites and ro...

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wednesday May 11, 2022
Luncheon Keynote Presentation

Keynote Luncheon: The Space Quest Within Us

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The space age began when the first human-made satellite successfully launched into outer space, on October 4, 1957. In the intervening 65 years to present day, from communications satellites and robotics, to human beings-in-space programs, technical successes of spacecraft launches and missions have overshadowed failures in accessing space. The vast reach of technology relies on the flow of continuously changing knowledge and application of basic science, engineering, computing and medicine. Although it is tempting to assume that Star Trek is real, given fictional storytelling on screen and in print, and the seemingly infinite, accessible computer simulations, application of advanced technology may not be immediate, and can lag behind imagination, invention, testing and understanding of human behavior.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Roberta Bondar
Dr. Roberta Bondar Astronaut | Physician | Scientist | Photographer
  • 1 30 PM

What is Safety?

Digital Integration

A common belief is that a safety instrumented systems (SIS) is the “thing” which keeps a plant safe. However, the Hazard Identification process is a very wide-ranging endeavour covering much more t...

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wednesday May 11, 2022
Digital Integration

What is Safety?

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A common belief is that a safety instrumented systems (SIS) is the “thing” which keeps a plant safe. However, the Hazard Identification process is a very wide-ranging endeavour covering much more than the SIS, which is only but one layer protecting process plants. There are other prevention and mitigation layers that are also required to ensure that the tolerable risk criteria for the plant in question are achieved (e.g., relief valves, fire & gas systems).
But should prevention and mitigation layers be our main defence against incidents leading to a hazard? How does plant operability and process control fit into a good safety model?

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Simon Lucchini Instrumentation and Controls SME DyCat Solutions Inc.
  • 1 30 PM

The Metaverse and Business Process Automation

AgTech

The Metaverse is getting a lot of hype, and controversy, these days as the next great social environment. However, there are tremendous opportunities to leverage this same solution approach to driv...

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wednesday May 11, 2022
AgTech

The Metaverse and Business Process Automation

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The Metaverse is getting a lot of hype, and controversy, these days as the next great social environment. However, there are tremendous opportunities to leverage this same solution approach to drive significant improvements in business operations. Join us as we dive into the metaverse and explore ways for you to take advantage of this technology for your business today.

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Jeff LaFrenz President VizworX Inc.
  • 2 15 PM

Implementing Safety Instrumented Functions (SIL rated) in a SCADA Environment

Digital Integration

The requirement for SIL in industrial control is becoming increasingly common with a resulting increase in complexity of scope arising from meeting SIL requirements. Implementing SIL functionality...

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  • small-arm2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
wednesday May 11, 2022
Digital Integration

Implementing Safety Instrumented Functions (SIL rated) in a SCADA Environment

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The requirement for SIL in industrial control is becoming increasingly common with a resulting increase in complexity of scope arising from meeting SIL requirements. Implementing SIL functionality in the same SCADA system that controls non-SIL functions is impractical as SIL certification would expand to include all SCADA functionality and the normal evolution of SCADA system configuration would be complex and challenging. Alternatively, implementing SIL rated functions in standalone systems that are separate from the SCADA system results in inadequate operator attention as their focus is on the SCADA system. To bridge this paradox, this paper will present a standards-based solution that combines the core IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 concepts and other safety standards to provide an integrated SCADA system meeting the safety requirements with high reliability and high availability. The solution presented in this paper documents how the concept as implemented, allows operators, SIL functions are fully integrated into their normal daily routines. From a certification perspective, SIL functionality is isolated from the SCADA system, allowing appropriate change control and standards compliance while being capable of supporting SIL elements or zones without the associated constraints imposed/required of a formally certified SIL rated system.

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Ian Verhappen Senior Solutions Architect Willowglen Systems
  • 2 15 PM

Reducing Downtime during Control System Migrations

Control Systems

The presentation will cover possible ways of migrating from a legacy control system to a new platform focusing on minimizing downtime. The presented solutions will showcase options of either keepin...

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  • small-arm2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
wednesday May 11, 2022
Control Systems

Reducing Downtime during Control System Migrations

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The presentation will cover possible ways of migrating from a legacy control system to a new platform focusing on minimizing downtime. The presented solutions will showcase options of either keeping the existing rack in place or replacing it with a migration chassis to reduce the downtime from days to hours while taking advantage of pre-configured cabling solutions to eliminate wiring errors.

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Andrey Goreev Key Accounts & Major Projects Manager Klippon Engineering, a Weidmueller company
  • 3 00 PM
Coffee Break & Visit Exhibition
  • 3 30 PM

Operating Wells By Exception Using Remote Video Analytics and Automation

ChemPID - Oil & Gas Operations

Due to current economic and operational challenges, HSI’s oil and gas clients approached us to design a remote monitoring system for sites and facilities. There were a number of challenges present...

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  • small-arm3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
wednesday May 11, 2022
ChemPID - Oil & Gas Operations

Operating Wells By Exception Using Remote Video Analytics and Automation

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Due to current economic and operational challenges, HSI’s oil and gas clients approached us to design a remote monitoring system for sites and facilities. There were a number of challenges present for site operation, including access (due to weather, travel, and time), geographical limitations, staffing constraints, limited time on each location or facility, environmental risks, and safety concerns. The solution we came up with to provide automated 24/7 site information and viewing was remote telemetry with high speed wireless data utilizing integrated cameras and new AI features. The key to this project was our joint-design approach. We collaborated with technology manufacturers as well as energy producers from the downtown Calgary ? striving to incorporate their viewpoint as the on-site well operators. With their support and our design we created our new consumer-level industrial technologies product with no monthly operational costs or upkeep requirements. We have a selection of cameras offering a wide range of options for each application. This includes Pan-Tilt-Zoom for cameras that require movement, as well as fixed cameras for watching a specific location or device, thermal imaging for seeing potential HSE concerns or alerting operations changes, and explosion proof cameras for views within hazardous locations or even vessels. Our team was also mindful or the requirement for multiple voltages: 12vdv, 24vdv, 120vac, and solar/TEG offerings. We approached our first product from the viewpoint of our customers’ needs ?" which meant tailoring the solution towards monitoring remote wellheads and locations. Then we built on that success by creating large wireless point to point networks to allow customers to add more devices. This included such things as VoIP, PLC / DCS integration, off site data, and internet on locations. These networks started with simple connections (under 400 meters) and moved up to a couple kilometers. We then reached multi-points from multiple towers and connections tied into large scale multi-kilometer network assemblies over large fields (ex. Swan Hills to Judy Creek to Virginia Hills to Fox Creek). With our data back bones in place and our customers positively responding to the idea of owning their own equipment with no monthly costs, we put our sights on creating more innovations for our applications. In the end we created a design for sites that utilize a wireless backbone and a camera on location for approximately $1,000 per location. This includes labour and materials for a standard location. Our new product offerings are on the forefront of innovations in the “Internet of Things” of the oil and gas industry. This is because HSI is driven to working smarter with the newest of technologies. With the support of our technology partner, Hikvision, we have started field trials of new opportunities. We first tested ColorVu night vision. This technology allows for ultra high definition views of remote wells without the additional requirement of changes on location. We streamlined the IT operation with the integration of Hik-Central and the use of Microsoft active directory - allowing access control and users to have a simple way of connecting to the application. Our next offering, driven by the demands at the field level, was to allow monitoring of sound from site and to provide the ability to speak to people on locations. The sound-from-site was a request from a user with older wells who had a risk of pump jacks being off balanced and making noise or having a gas leak on the wellhead. Our next request was a bi-spectrum thermal imager on site with dual lens - thermal and HD video - for less than $1,500. Once again, with the support of Hikvision we attained this and now have them implemented on locations with for leak detection, packing failures, SAGD wellhead and pipeline issues, pipeline and header monitoring. Our newest addition was directly requested for the Montney plays. We are also now offering explosion proof cameras for direct installation in dangerous conditions. In summary, we are proud to offer our customers a dedicated view on location with integrated AI for automated responses and solutions without requiring operations to be onsite daily to support your production, midstream, and refining processes.

Brodie Tebay 300x300
Brodie Tebay Managing Partner - COO HSI Group - a div of Heating Solutions International Inc.
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wednesday May 11, 2022
AgTech

Harnessing the Potential of Current and Future Feedlot Technologies

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Eric Behlke Professional Services Veterinarian and Production Consultant Feedlot Health Management Services by Telus Agriculture
  • 4 15 PM

Rod-Pump Optimization Using High Frequency, High Resolution, Surface Pressure Data

ChemPID - Oil & Gas Operations

In recent years, the investment community has been increasingly placing pressure on oil and gas producers to deliver better investment returns. As a result, producers are giving more attention to...

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  • small-arm4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
wednesday May 11, 2022
ChemPID - Oil & Gas Operations

Rod-Pump Optimization Using High Frequency, High Resolution, Surface Pressure Data

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In recent years, the investment community has been increasingly placing pressure on oil and gas producers to deliver better investment returns. As a result, producers are giving more attention to finding ways to operate more efficiently. As producers struggle to strike the optimal balance between staffing and operational performance, there is an increasing need for monitoring solutions that provide informative and actionable insights. Rod pumping performance has always been a focus of oil production. With the gas interference issues common with horizontal wells it has become increasingly so. Historically, rod pump monitoring has focused on one of, or a combination of, the prime mover (pump jack), the polished rod and the driver. Unfortunately, the costs associated with these traditional monitoring methods have been prohibitive when evaluated for aging, low-decline wells which make up the vast majority of North American production. Although not utilized in the past, tubing pressure monitoring is a promising alternative when the fluid dynamics of the pumping action can be visualized through detailed pressure measurement. With accurate, high-resolution pressure measurements and a sampling rate of once per second (1Hz), evaluations can continuously be made as to the operational status of a downhole pump based on the pressure derivative with respect to time. From the data, operators can know whether the pump is effectively moving liquid (i.e., good), operating but not effectively moving liquid (i.e., poor) or not moving at all (i.e., off). Similarly, with high quality pressure data and a sample rate of 13 Hz, a clear, stroke-by-stroke view of pressure changes associated with the movement of the downhole pump emerges. From that, key performance metrics such as pump fill, plunger efficiency and overall pump efficiency can be accurately inferred using a fluid dynamics approach. This paper will describe the method of evaluating rod-pump performance through detailed wellhead tubing pressure measurement and provide an explanation of insights that producers can gain through applying this technique.

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Ryan Gordon Customer Support Manager Toku Systems Inc.
  • 4 15 PM

The Renovation of Farming and AgriFood, and the Opportunities Available

AgTech

This presentation will give attendees an overview of some of the challenges facing farming and the agrifood industry, the new innovations appearing, and how the adoption has been.

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  • small-arm4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
wednesday May 11, 2022
AgTech

The Renovation of Farming and AgriFood, and the Opportunities Available

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This presentation will give attendees an overview of some of the challenges facing farming and the agrifood industry, the new innovations appearing, and how the adoption has been.

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Chris Paterson xarvio Project Lead for North America BASF
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End of Day 1 Programming
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wednesday May 11, 2022

Networking Reception - Pub Night

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  • 7 00 AM
Registration Opens
  • 7 30 AM
Breakfast Service Begins
  • 8 30 AM
thursday May 12, 2022
Opening Keynote Breakfast

Welcome Message from ISA Calgary Section

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Mark Tarrant 300x300
Mark Tarrant Lead DCS Instructor SAIT Polytechnic
  • 8 45 AM

Opening Keynote Presentation: Cyber Security: The Invisible War

Opening Keynote Breakfast

You may not know it, but we are at war. Not in Iraq. = Not in Afghanistan. But in our own country.

Every minute of every day, companies and governments are under attack from an invisible enemy....

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thursday May 12, 2022
Opening Keynote Breakfast

Opening Keynote Presentation: Cyber Security: The Invisible War

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You may not know it, but we are at war. Not in Iraq. = Not in Afghanistan. But in our own country.

Every minute of every day, companies and governments are under attack from an invisible enemy. An enemy who is not limited by rules of engagement or ethical boundaries. An enemy whose goal is to develop the capability to disrupt our commerce, our infrastructure, and our military.

Here are some scary stats:

• The energy company, BP, reports 50,000 hacking attempts every day.
• The Pentagon reports 10 million hacking attempts every day.

However, it is not just companies who are combatants in this invisible war. It’s also you and me. Every day criminals, spies, and vandals attack us online in an attempt to steal our identity and our money.

What can you do to reduce your chances of becoming a victim? Quite a lot actually.

Chris Mathers will explain who exactly the bad guys are, what they’re trying to do, and how you can protect yourself and your organization from becoming the next headline.

Keynote Speaker
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Chris Mathers Crime, Terrorism and Security Expert
  • 9 30 AM

Panel: Challenges and Benefits of Automating Industrial Cybersecurity

Panel Discussion

• The importance of IoT and IIoT and how to mitigate attacks between cyberspace and physical worlds.
• How do companies deal with legacy systems and their incompatibility with IoT/IIoT?
• How th...

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  • small-arm9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
thursday May 12, 2022
Panel Discussion

Panel: Challenges and Benefits of Automating Industrial Cybersecurity

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• The importance of IoT and IIoT and how to mitigate attacks between cyberspace and physical worlds.
• How do companies deal with legacy systems and their incompatibility with IoT/IIoT?
• How the skill gap shortage in North America and reliance on contract workers is preventing consistent standards.
• How the use of multiple vendors and the lack of widespread compliance to industry-adopted standards introduces risks and challenges to the security of many products.

Moderator
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Jeff Brown Regional Sales Manager Operational Technologies Fortinet
John Hill 300x300
John Hill Senior Vice President of Digital & Information Technology Suncor Energy
Cara Wolf 300x300
Cara Wolf Founder and CEO Ammolite Analytx
John Hewie 300x300
John Hewie National Security Officer Microsoft Canada
  • 10 45 AM
Coffee Break & Visit Exhibition
  • 11 15 AM

Basic Chromatography- In Layman's Terms

Process Analysis

Basic Gas Chromatography- In Layman's' Terms Topics of discussions will have the following headings: Terminology : Glossary of terminology used in the analytical industry. What they mean and why a...

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thursday May 12, 2022
Process Analysis

Basic Chromatography- In Layman's Terms

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Basic Gas Chromatography- In Layman's' Terms Topics of discussions will have the following headings: Terminology : Glossary of terminology used in the analytical industry. What they mean and why are they are used. Terms such as Un-normalized, calorific values/heating value, integration, etc. What is chromatograph: Description how chromatograph works with the use of power point presentation and animation/ diagrams. Details on how components are separated within a packed column. Description of sample loop, multiport valves, inject, backflush. Different types of detectors: Cover the 3 different types of detectors operating principle used in chromatography, TDC (Thermal Conductivity), FID (Flame Ionization), and FPD (Flame Photometric), Why each detector is used. Sample systems: From sample probe to sample purge time, this will provide and overview of a basic sample system and the components required to provide a clean and representative sample Applications: What industries used chromatography from basic transmission/sales gas to analyzing plant processes.

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Tuan Tsiu Technical Sales Specialist Tundra Process Solutions
  • 11 15 AM

Artisan - AI Enabled Platform for Engineering Digitalization

Digitalization

Artisan is Drishya’s platform for Engineering Digitalization. Artisan uses AI to read P&IDs and Isometrics in seconds of industrial plants to build a “digital twin" of the plant in minutes.

Ever...

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thursday May 12, 2022
Digitalization

Artisan - AI Enabled Platform for Engineering Digitalization

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Artisan is Drishya’s platform for Engineering Digitalization. Artisan uses AI to read P&IDs and Isometrics in seconds of industrial plants to build a “digital twin" of the plant in minutes.

Every industrial project has 1000s of engineering drawings. Reading these drawings manually is tedious, prone to human error, & costs the organization 100s of engineering-hours.

EPCs & asset owners often end up spending a lot of manpower to study and understand the existing systems. The study further supports baselining the brownfield facility digitally through combined field verification and digitization programs.

The Digital Twin that Artisan builds from paper i.e. P&IDs and Isometrics helps solve the following problems for brownfield plants

● Create master asset inventory
○ Valve, Lines, equipment, I/O, control loops, etc.
● Create 3D model of the plant
● Generate Engineering Deliverables
● Digitalize management of change and enable reconciliation of data from PLCs, Historian’s etc.

Artisan enables asset owners to either augment 3D scans for large facilities or build the 3D models of distributed assets like well pads that are not economical for 3D scans.

Artisan enables EPCs to achieve efficiency in quickly generating engineering deliverables, greater capacity to execute more projects and generate more revenues by being able to generate more accurate bids.

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Amardeep Sibia CEO Drishya AI Labs Inc.
  • 12 00 PM

Keynote Luncheon: Reducing Industrial Operators' Risk Exposure Using Artificial Intelligence

Luncheon Keynote Presentation

ISA members know that instrumentation, systems, and automation are critical components of industrial process control. For decades, operations technology (OT) teams have been working to continuously...

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  • small-arm12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
thursday May 12, 2022
Luncheon Keynote Presentation

Keynote Luncheon: Reducing Industrial Operators' Risk Exposure Using Artificial Intelligence

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ISA members know that instrumentation, systems, and automation are critical components of industrial process control. For decades, operations technology (OT) teams have been working to continuously assure complex facilities run according to the engineered design basis. What started as a movement away from local analog control has turned into a tidal wave of centralized digital transformation opportunities. While technologies have evolved, the OT professional's ultimate task remains the same: use information (data) to keep the process in check and prevent abnormal situations. Enter artificial intelligence (AI). In this address, Greg will showcase the importance of AI in exposing blind spots, preventing catastrophic events, and ultimately improving operational certainty. Furthermore, Greg will articulate why ISA members and OT professionals alike should be at the center stage of transformation through AI; with their domain expertise they are the ones who best understand the context around how it will be applied.

Keynote Speaker
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Greg Fagnan CEO Bluemarvel AI
  • 1 30 PM

Fugitive Emissions Monitoring - How Taking to the Sky Can Help

Pipeline Monitoring

Methane emissions are a global issue when it comes to climate change. According to NASA, Methane Gas traps heat 28 times more effectively than CO2 over a 100-year timescale. Drones are able to prov...

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  • small-arm1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
thursday May 12, 2022
Pipeline Monitoring

Fugitive Emissions Monitoring - How Taking to the Sky Can Help

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Methane emissions are a global issue when it comes to climate change. According to NASA, Methane Gas traps heat 28 times more effectively than CO2 over a 100-year timescale. Drones are able to provide an aerial advantage to methane emissions monitoring by increasing safety, quality of data, and reliability, all while reducing time on site. With the Alberta Energy Regulator putting Directive 60 into place which has created a need for methane emissions and quantification, companies are looking for options when it comes to their full Methane Surveys and Screenings.

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Jared Seufert Manager of Operations and Logistics AltoMaxx Technologies
  • 1 30 PM

My Automation Project Needs to be LEAN! Utilizing Lean Design Methods to Improve Return on Investment for Industrial Project

Engineering Skills

Executing industrial capital projects has proven to be high risk in not meeting the project business objectives. As projects increase in their size and complexity, they will frequently experience t...

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thursday May 12, 2022
Engineering Skills

My Automation Project Needs to be LEAN! Utilizing Lean Design Methods to Improve Return on Investment for Industrial Project

  • pr-alarm1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
  • pr-locationROOM C

Executing industrial capital projects has proven to be high risk in not meeting the project business objectives. As projects increase in their size and complexity, they will frequently experience the corresponding increase in cost and time to deliver and there is an uncertainty of the project achieving the desired performance objectives. In addition, due to the current economic situation, 83% of Capex investments are most likely going to be deferred or canceled as per the PwC survey published in May 2020. The automation scope of projects can be even more complex with ever changing technologies and demanding business requirements. Managing the automation interfaces with the other project disciplines is also crucial to maintain project cost and schedule. Lean engineering and design methods have been implemented by facility owners as well as Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies in several industries to reduce the overall capital expenditures and allow projects to proceed past the funding gate. There are lean engineering and design methods that the instrumentation and controls groups can use to help improve a project Net Present Value (NPV) or Internal Rate of Return (IRR). This presentation will discuss several methods that can be used., including implementing new digital technologies, aligning the class of plant with business needs, performing a life cycle cost analysis and optimizing standards and specifications. By incorporating these methods onto your project, you will be successful with reducing the projects overall lifecycle costs and meeting the projects NPV / IRR requirements.

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Cathy Farina Vice President - Operations Dycat Solutions Inc.
  • 2 15 PM

Going Beyond Compliance: Alternative LDAR Technologies

Pipeline Monitoring

Despite advancements in the availability of “alternative” technologies for measuring oil and gas methane emissions, they have not yet been deployed at scale. Oil and gas methane reduction is a new...

  • locationROOM B
  • small-arm2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
thursday May 12, 2022
Pipeline Monitoring

Going Beyond Compliance: Alternative LDAR Technologies

  • pr-alarm2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
  • pr-locationROOM B

Despite advancements in the availability of “alternative” technologies for measuring oil and gas methane emissions, they have not yet been deployed at scale. Oil and gas methane reduction is a new field that is highly fragmented across multiple silos including technology providers, software companies, and emissions consultants. The lack of consolidation of solutions, availability of technologies and data management software, and a general fear of change has hampered progress of emission reduction initiatives. In this presentation I will explore some very promising alternative technologies (i.e. mobile vehicle-based, drone based and installed sensor arrays) for the detection, triangulation and measurement of fugitive emissions. I will discuss how these technologies can be used to supplement or work in conjunction with a standard regulatory approved" technologies such as optical gas imaging. I will also show case study information on how these technologies have been successfully utilized by our company.

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Faizal Damji Operations Supervisor, Canadian LDAR division Montrose Environmental
  • 2 15 PM

I’m a Controls Tech/Engineer, What Do I Need to Know About Cybersecurity?

Engineering Skills

Cybersecurity of Industrial Control Systems is in the spotlight these days, but the narrative in the media, guidance by government agencies, and recommendations by Operational Technology (OT) exper...

  • locationROOM C
  • small-arm2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
thursday May 12, 2022
Engineering Skills

I’m a Controls Tech/Engineer, What Do I Need to Know About Cybersecurity?

  • pr-alarm2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
  • pr-locationROOM C

Cybersecurity of Industrial Control Systems is in the spotlight these days, but the narrative in the media, guidance by government agencies, and recommendations by Operational Technology (OT) experts are not always aligned to the daily workflow of the personnel actually involved in ICS operation and maintenance. ICS practitioners are having to work harder just to keep up with extra tasks that sometimes seem arduous or irrelevant, while at the same time dealing with more bottlenecks in performing their jobs. This talk distills the key aspects of OT Cybersecurity, connects the dots between technology, regulation and risk-mitigation for those ICS technicians and engineers.

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Vivek Ponnada Regional Sales Director Nozomi Networks
  • 3 00 PM
Coffee Break & Visit Exhibition
  • 3 30 PM

Value Added Pipeline Applications Using High Fidelity Fiber Optic Monitoring & Machine Learning

Monitoring

Distributed fiber optic sensing has been gaining significant momentum in pipeline industry adoption. The primary application of this technology has been in preventative leak detection. However, ne...

  • locationROOM B
  • small-arm3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
thursday May 12, 2022
Monitoring

Value Added Pipeline Applications Using High Fidelity Fiber Optic Monitoring & Machine Learning

  • pr-alarm3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
  • pr-locationROOM B

Distributed fiber optic sensing has been gaining significant momentum in pipeline industry adoption. The primary application of this technology has been in preventative leak detection. However, new value-added applications are now emerging with potential to deliver extra value to the pipeline operators, over and above leak detection. Different fiber optic sensing technologies exist which can be appropriately positioned for various applications. One of these specialized fiber optic sensing approaches is known as high fidelity distributed sensing (HDS) which uses a different interferometry to achieve very high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). Along with high SNR, HDS also provides integrated acoustics, temperature and strain/vibration, and is optimized to do so over long distances without degradation of fidelity. This makes the HDS technology particularly appropriate for preventative pipeline leak detection as well as a number of other value-added applications. Case studies will be provided to showcase the value of using artificial intelligence and supervised / unsupervised machine learning to explore new frontiers in pipeline monitoring; including a variety of “value added” applications such as flow anomaly detection, flow rate, pressure, and density estimation. Other applications such as pig, vehicle, and train detection / filtering, tracking and analysis will also be presented.

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Steven Koles President & CEO Hifi Engineering
  • 3 30 PM

From No Data to Actionable Information in 30 minutes

Digital Integration

Do you have “orphaned” data points that you need to monitor but they are too remote and expensive to connect to your existing SCADA system?

Maybe you don’t have a SCADA system and rely on “wal...

  • locationROOM C
  • small-arm3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
thursday May 12, 2022
Digital Integration

From No Data to Actionable Information in 30 minutes

  • pr-alarm3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
  • pr-locationROOM C

Do you have “orphaned” data points that you need to monitor but they are too remote and expensive to connect to your existing SCADA system?

Maybe you don’t have a SCADA system and rely on “walk up SCADA” to collect the information you need.
Is it too expensive and difficult to get power to the areas that need to be monitored?

This session will introduce you to some battery powered and wireless technologies that can help you fill those data gaps to help meet regulatory compliance and make better use of you personnel and resources.

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Paul Cook Technical Sales Representative SFC Energy Ltd.
  • 4 15 PM

Digitalization Reimagining SCADA in an IIoT Environment

Digital Integration

SCADA systems have been designed to integrate real time information from widely dispersed edge devices since their inception. Does this make them a 'natural' choice to expand that role to the IIoT...

  • locationROOM C
  • small-arm4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
thursday May 12, 2022
Digital Integration

Digitalization Reimagining SCADA in an IIoT Environment

  • pr-alarm4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
  • pr-locationROOM C

SCADA systems have been designed to integrate real time information from widely dispersed edge devices since their inception. Does this make them a 'natural' choice to expand that role to the IIoT realm?

SCADA has the potential to answer the question "What could you do with inexpensive, trivial to add, IIoT devices that can be deployed by anyone who needs them, when and where they need them?" This presentation will discuss how a modern SCADA platform can answer this question with a resounding "Yes!" by addressing the challenges of IIoT including:

• order of magnitude increases in the number of devices
• massive proliferation in the variety of devices to be connected not only in a single industry but across industries
• wide variation in the capability of the edge devices from single task execution, to traditional controller, AI capable processors, and local display devices and
• large number of messaging formats and protocols
• and the cybersecurity requirements of such a widely diverse and dispersed systems into a single integrated SCADA environment.

End Users, Integrators, and IIoT device developers will gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities IIoT brings while seeing how an integrated SCADA solution is core to being able to capture the resulting benefits.

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Ian Verhappen Senior Solutions Architect Willowglen Systems
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Scott Greig Senior Product Manager Willowglen Systems
  • 5 00 PM
End of Day 2 - Conference Concludes