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2019 Measurement & Automation Conference Agenda

 

 

 

Be sure to check out all the 2019 Measurement and Automation Conference curriculum offerings in conjunction with the ABB Customer World 2019.  Workshop registration is not required this year.  Seating limited for hands-on training courses and is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  You’re encouraged to arrive early.  Our hands-on classes and breakout sessions will be on the 3rd floor of the Hilton Americas Hotel across from the George R. Brown convention center.

 

We are offering 29, 1-hr sessions focusing on Automation, Measurement, Liquids and Analytics.  There will also be 3, 3 ½ hr Hands-on sessions coving the Flow,computer, Natural Gas Chromatograph and RMC (as seen in red).

 

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

 

  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm   Discover the Benefits of ABB Automation Applications   Participants learn about the automation applications available for Totalflow Products.  Topics include:  Trending, Alarms, Valve Control, PID, and Shutdowns.

 

  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm   NGC Apps   Product Overview - Learn the basics of how to measure gas using the natural gas chromatograph and its TCD detectors. Review of the modular concept for the NGC/PGC analyzer platform and available analytical measurement applications. Presentation includes use of PCCU to highlight possible startup or maintenance activities.

 

  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm   ABB CoriolisMaster Meters - Twisted Measurement   Explore how the Coriolis works, and how to choose the right one based on the application. Discussions include LACT, allocation metering, (produced water, oil) or from a separator, etc.

 

  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm   Flow Comp App   Overview of Gas Measurement applications (AGA3, AGA7) as well as a live demonstration of the enhanced measurement applications and BLM requirements.

 

  • 1:30pm – 5:00pm   XCORE - The One Unit Solution   This class covers functionality and performance, integration into ABB enclosures (Xcore), examples of different wellpad configuration files, interfacing with instrumentation, host systems, and local HMIs.

 

  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm   ABB Instrumentation - Robust, Accurate and Easy   Review of the features and benefits of monitoring and control with ABB’s suite of pressure, temperature, I/P converter, and new multivariable transmitters.

 

  • 1:30pm – 5:00pm   Hands-On NGC   The NGC training class is designed to equip students with a basic understanding of how to configure and work with ABB’s natural gas chromatographs. This class includes a comprehensive overview of chromatography, installation of the NGC, identification of the hardware components, Collection Unit Software (PCCU) setup, and NGC setup. This training utilizes ABB’s NGC simulator

 

  • 1:30pm – 5:00pm   Hands-On RMC   Discover ABB’s powerful new solution with the Remote Modular Controller. The class covers various aspects of the RMC configuration, such as functionality & performance, integration into ABB enclosures (Xcore), examples of different wellpad configuration files, interfacing with different instrumentation, host systems, and local HMIs.

 

  • 2:45pm – 3:45pm    Unlock the Value in Your ABB Plunger Lift Program   This class will cover the ABB Plunger Lift Application's functionality, optimization features and shared best practices.    Plunger Analysis Software (PAS) will also be covered as a supplemental "Managed by Exception" approach to an asset of Plunger wells.

 

  • 2:45pm – 3:45pm    Introduction to the PGC5000   Review the PGC 5000 gas chromatograph product in terms of overall capabilities and specifically addressing applications in the Natural Gas and NGL markets for Transmission, Gas Processing and Fractionation market segments

 

  • 2:45pm – 3:45pm   Spirit FlowX - One Module, Thousands of Possibilities   This class covers liquid custody transfer applications such as LACTs, crude oil gathering stations, and pipeline metering stations along with an in depth look at configuring the Flow-X flow computer.

 

  • 2:45pm – 3:45pm    Field Troubleshooting the Flow Computer   Study best practices for assessing and solving problems in the field. Topics include battery, configuration, charger, XMV, electronics, and comms. Come prepared to participate during the Q&A session.

 

  • 2:45pm – 3:45pm    Innovative Solutions to Challenging Problems   Interactive discussion and presentation of use cases where innovative sensor technology coupled with analytics drive new insights into process automation.

 

  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm    Automate & Optimize with the ABB Gas Lift Application   Learn how to optimally inject and reduce your injection gas cost with the ABB Gas Lift solution.

 

  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm    LGR Intro    Intro to measuring various components with Model 950 OA-ICOS Tunable Diode Laser analyzer. Includes sample considerations and challenges in measuring in a hydrocarbon stream with a focus on H2S, H2O, CO2, and O2. Explore application examples in natural gas transport & processes.

 

  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm    Spirit - A New Generation of Measurement Software   This class covers the Spirit IT software solutions related to gas & liquid custody transfer applications such as LACTs, crude oil gathering stations and pipeline metering stations. Host software systems for both gas and liquid applications such as system balancing will be presented.

 

  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm    ABB Instrumentation - Robust Accurate and Easy   Review of the features and benefits of monitoring and control with ABB’s suite of pressure, temperature, I/P converter, and new multivariable transmitters.

 

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

 

  • 8:30am – 9:30am    Mag/Vortex Liquids App   This class will review the application of differential pressure, vortex, and thermal mass flow metering, differences between meters, pros and cons of use, product installation, and the different applications and benefits of the flow meters in upstream oil & gas applications. Case studies will be presented.

  • 8:30am – 9:30am    Advanced RTU/FCU   Learn the basic functions and controls available utilizing the Totalflow operations and trending applications. A general explanation of these functions will be presented, as well as a “real world” custom configuration that will demonstrate how an advanced function can be developed and implemented.  Describe and setup the ABB measurement applications as it relates to field measurement.

 

  • 8:30am – 9:30am    XCORE—The One Unit Solution    The class covers functionality & performance, integration into ABB enclosures (Xcore), examples of different wellpad configuration files, interfacing with instrumentation, host systems, and local HMIs.

 

  • 8:30am – 12:00pm     FCU Hands On   This class is an overview of the µFLOG5 and XSeries flow computers and explores a history of the Flow Computer Unit (FCU) and the features of the FCU including applications and operations. This session covers the 32-Bit Loader, collecting and saving data, calibration, trending, display programming, operations, and Ethernet remote communications.

 

  • 8:30am – 9:30am    What's New - Product Updates   Overview of the various updates and features that will be available through 2019 such as ABB Digital (Lighthouse) and wireless instrumentation.

 

  • 8:30am – 9:30am    Grounding Bonding   Learn to properly size solar/battery systems and design/configure comms for measurement & automation sites. Understand why & how devices and locations are considerations in sizing decisions. Sizing review for current draw based on sleep mode, transmit and receive will be discussed. Explore simple to complex ideas for installation of equipment in transient environments. Learn how transients originate, how they impact equipment, and how to minimize their impact. Emphasis is given to wiring of ABB devices, but can also be applied to other instruments

 

  • 9:45am – 10:45am    Building Programs with IEC   Learn PLC programming to create your own custom solution while having access to existing applications. Through our implementation of the IsaGraf IEC-61131 industry standard you can now measure, control and automate all in one

 

  • 9:45am – 10:45am    NGC Field Troubleshooting   Learn various gas chromatograph troubleshooting techniques. Topics include PCCU to troubleshoot, what to expect when hardware fails, and proper setup and maintenance for preventing sample handling problems. Come prepared to participate during the Q&A session.

 

  • 9:45am – 10:45am    RVP   Review the RVP 4500 product for the measurement of Reid Vapor Pressure for NGL and Crude Oil products, how to locate these applications and ABB Solutions for RVP measurement.

 

  • 9:45am – 10:45am    Digital Oilfield   A configuration of a digital solution that can provide an environment of collaboration, control, analysis and optimization for the wellhead operation utilizing field-mounted controllers and measurement devices as network edge devices.

 

  • 9:45am – 10:45am    Station Control   Explore RMC and Spirit IT Control Applications for transmission industries.  Includes Station Control and Totalization (Tube Switching), Remote Mainline Valve Actuation and other standard application support for pipeline.

 

  • 9:45am – 10:45am    SCADAvantage    Attendees study the use of SCADAvantage software to schedule, collect, configure, edit, and report on data coming in from the well sites to maximize field system performance.  

 

  • 9:45am – 10:45am    ABB CoriolisMaster Meters - Twisted Measurement   Explore how the Coriolis works, and how to choose the right one based on the application. Discussions include LACT, allocation metering, (produced water, oil) or from a separator, etc.

 

  • 11:00am – 12:00pm    Intro to PGC5000   Product Overview - Learn the basics of how to measure gas using the natural gas chromatograph and its TCD detectors. Review of the modular concept for the NGC/PGC analyzer platform and available analytical   measurement applications. Presentation includes use of PCCU to highlight possible startup or maintenance activities.

 

  • 11:00am – 12:00pm    Liquid Measurement App   Overview of the liquid measurement calculations in the flow computer or RTU as well as a live demonstration of the application.

 

  • 11:00am – 12:00pm    Field Troubleshooting the Flow Computer   Study best practices for assessing and solving problems in the field. Topics include battery, configuration, charger, XMV, electronics, and comms. Come prepared to participate during the Q&A session.

 

  • 11:00am – 12:00pm    · ABB Wireless   Learn about ABB’s modern wireless architecture and purpose-built solutions for oil and gas infrastructure that enable real-time SCADA, video, and mobile work order applications anywhere in the field.