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Thursday, June 27

10:00am PDT

PM1: LoRa LPWAN: Pioneering a New Frontier in Oil & Gas
Digitalization is driving exponential changes in all areas of our lives. No longer are we restricted to WiFi or cellular to communicate. Different IoT “things” connect to each other, and more and more with a multi-modal fashion. Of importance is to understand which communication protocol is best representative to meet the requirements of these “things” at the lowest cost, and best performance manner. This session takes you on a journey to discovering how Shell pioneered LoRa LPWAN in a refinery setting.

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Marlena Nickel Johnson

IoT COE Manager, Shell
Ms. Marlena Nickel Johnson is the IoT Center of Excellence Lead for Shell.  She is responsible for creating and leading Shell’s IoT and Edge Strategy and has pioneered the first use of LoRa LPWAN technology in the Oil & Gas industry.  Her team’s focus is to identify, incubate... Read More →

Thursday June 27, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am PDT
Executive Ballroom B

11:00am PDT

PM2: An Independent Performance Characterization on Capacitive Ceramic Pressure Sensors
In an environment where mass production and miniaturization is driving the process industry there is a need for better and better sensors at lower and lower costs. This session presents the performance characterization results of small temperature compensated ceramic capacitance sensors capable of achieving high performance. It compares the results to the typical specifications offered in the market today by the manufacturers of small ceramic pressure sensors for both OEM or transducer pressure sensing applications.

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Dr. Jorge Andres Diaz

Professor, University of Costa Rica
Dr. Diaz is a University Professor focused on sensor design & instrumentation and head of the Sensor Characterization Laboratory.  He did his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota and has become an internationally expert and consultant in gas, flow and pressure sensing characterization... Read More →

Thursday June 27, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am PDT
Executive Ballroom B

1:30pm PDT

PM3: Challenges of Designing Sensors for Valve Applications in Rugged Environments
Industrial process control industries contain many applications where there are big challenges for designing control valve sensors in harsh environments like Oil & Gas, Power, Chemical, and other Process Industries. This session discusses some of the issues confronted when designing sensors for these conditions and form factors that work around valves and their applications. Examples of such sensors include pressure, vibration, acoustic, and others. In addition to the harsh environments, there are other challenges associated with available power and hazardous area classifications. Case study examples are presented to show benefits of the technologies.

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Shannon Jelken

Research Specialist, Emerson
Shannon Jelken is a Research Specialist with Emerson Automation Solutions focusing on flow controls products. Shannon has 13 years’ experience trouble shooting customer applications within the process control industry. Most recently he has been focused on integrating the “Industrial... Read More →

Thursday June 27, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm PDT
Executive Ballroom B

2:30pm PDT

PM4: Smart Sensors with Embedded Edge Pre-Processing are the Base of Predictive Maintenance for Process Manufacturing
The session examines Process Manufacturing Predictive Maintenance with a focus on the following two main differentiation factors: A) Preferred types  of sensors for Industrial IoT (the big six) and B) Pre-processing at the edge and how to use embedded edge technology to improve: 1) Connectivity: Resolves excessive payload, and bandwidth problems; 2) Database storage: Resolves clogging database with Terabytes of useless data; 3) Data homogenization: Resolves the data homogenization problem by assigning simplified vectorial values to complex spectrum like data & 4) A.I. Models: Greatly improves the results while A.I. by getting rid of garbage data.

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Jose Vigil

CTO, Alteria Automation
As main investor and promoter of Alteria Automation Jose Ramón Vigil is a Telecommunications Engineer by the Madrid Polytechnic University (U.P.M.) with major of Radio Frequency and Microwave systems. He completed his technical education with postgraduate courses and Cellular Systems... Read More →

Thursday June 27, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm PDT
Executive Ballroom B