ISA recently organised Automation India Week – 2016, a three-day conference and exhibition on the latest developments in automation technology in Mumbai. The purpose of the show was to bring synergy on automation technology for the varied industry segments including power generation, food, life sciences, oil & gas, metal, infrastructure, robotics, automobile and factory as well as process automation domains.
The first day of the conference started off with the topic, ‘A value centric approach to IIoT’. This was followed by the CEO conclave where prominent CEOs of the manufacturing sector shared their thoughts on ‘Make in India on IIoT’. Then, the ISA District 14 ISA’s progress and the way forward were discussed. After this, there were sessions on the industrial internet, which is more than just an IT-OT convergence, smart manufacturing, smart engineering and production. The first day concluded with a presentation on engineering platform for Industry 4.0, after which the ISA leaders meeting was held.
The second day of the conference began with a discussion on the roadmap and getting started with IIoT. This was followed by a presentation on the perspective on IIoT, Internet of Things, services and people, and the application of wireless technology in asset condition monitoring. The next presentation was on advanced wireless gas detection, which improves safety through asset integrity assessment and increased coverage. Subsequently, the session also covered topics, such as new developments in valve actuation, pervasive sensing for smart plant with greener future, RACS optimisation technology and green energy
The final day of the conference included a discussion on the human factor within a successful cyber security and cyber security compliance for industrial systems. This was followed by a session on integrated power and automation collaborative platform, bonding reality and possibility: IIoT integrated control rooms and trends in control room technology. The conference ended with a discussion on regulation and innovation in ambient monitoring and emerging opportunities in post COP- 21 energy market.