Call for participation

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 – 08.45Kobus 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




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.

For more information, please contact:
Keri Garland: 011 021 8196 (
Kevin Brooks: 083 628 9509

Please contact SACAC for more information

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