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The South African Council for Automation and Control will be presenting a one-day seminar on quantifying the benefits associated with process control projects.
In a cash constrained environment all engineering projects must be able to demonstrate a return on investment. A number of methods exist to calculate the returns of these projects, and these will be discussed during the seminar. Case studies will be presented to demonstrate implementations of advanced control projects, and how the benefits associated with these projects are quantified.
At the conclusion of the seminar the attendees will have a thorough understanding of the types of methodologies used in evaluating the costs and benefits of control related projects, as well as practical aspects associated with benefit calculation
More information on this event
08.00 – 08.30: Registration (tea/coffee)
08.30 – 08.45: Kobus Oosthuizen
Welcome and introduction to SACAC
08.45 – 09.35: Kevin Brooks – BluESP
The statistics of benefit estimates – is it normal?
09.35 – 10.25: Margret Bauer – Wits
A review of economic assessment of APC ten years on
10.25 – 10.45: Tea/coffee
10.45 – 11.35: Tony Lange – Optin
Benefits from predictive maintenance – could they outweigh control benefits?
11.35 – 12.25: Drishti Beesham and Sydney Mantsho – Mintek
Milling and flotation – the quantifiable and soft benefits of implementing an advanced control strategy
12.25 – 13.15: Lunch
13.15 – 14.05: Alfred Schröder – Aurecon
Energy Efficiencies of Waste Water Biological Reactor Aeration Systems and Automatic Control
14.05 – 14.55: Chris Steyn – Anglo Platinum
APC – A Platinum Application
14:30 – 14:50: Tea/coffee
14.50 – 15.40 Laurentz Olivier – Sasol
Title to be announced
15:40: Closeout and Evaluation
Who should attend
The workshop will be useful to practitioners in the field of process control, as well as project managers involved in implementing control projects
Gemsbok Room, ABB Head office
2 Lake Rd
Longmeadow Business Estate
Registration enquiries & contact information
SACAC Members: R 2000
Non-members: R 3000
Students: R 1000
Invoices will be sent to delegates. Fees include workshop material, tea/coffee and lunch.
Please RSVP before 10 October by emailing your details
to Ms Keri Garland at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by using the RSVP button at the top of this page.
For more information, please contact:
Keri Garland: 011 021 8196
Kevin Brooks: 083 628 9509