Track Sponsored By
Track Developed By
Mark Ropchan, Nutrien
April 5 & 6, 2023
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Edmonton Expo Centre, Conference Rooms
Home safe, every day. The ultimate goal that we all strive to achieve. The scariest words any manager can hear are, “we’ve always done it this way”.
The AEC 2023 Safety Track looks at leveraging technology and automation, to assist our workers in doing their jobs and taking them out of the potential line of fire. We can’t hurt someone if we don’t put them in the area of the hazard. The sessions will deliver tremendous insights that can be applied throughout your own organization allowing you to get one step closer to the ultimate goal – sending everyone home SAFE at the end of the day.
The cost to attend the conference is $600/ISA Member and $900/Non ISA Member. To become an ISA Member click here. A professional development hours (PDH) certificate will be available to all attendees post event.
Please click the “Register Here!” button (bottom of your screen), choose the “Expo & Conference” registration option, and follow the prompts.
9:00 - 10:00
Return On Investment on Safety Instrumented System (SIS) Modernization
The 4th Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, is rapidly transforming the manufacturing sector. Many organizations are investing in innovative technologies to reap the benefits of this technological evolution.
However, as companies embrace modernization, existing safety systems, such as Emergency Shutdown (ESD), Fire and Gas (F&G), Burner Management (BMS), and High Integrity Pressure Protection (HIPPS), are often overlooked. These critical systems continuously perform vital functions to protect personnel, equipment, and profits, yet they operate silently in the background, and as a result, often go unnoticed. This can make it challenging for safety engineers to secure support and funding for upgrading aging safety systems.
In this presentation, we will discuss the various considerations that go into building a successful case for modernizing safety systems to improve process safety, increase plant uptime and profitability, and ultimately maximize the return on investment in safety system modernization.
Process Safety Business Development, Schneider Electric
10:30 - 11:30
Connected Workers & Data Driven Decision Making
Regional Sales Manager, Blackline Safety
1:30 - 2:30
Drone Technology & Risk Reduction
Cory Wald Manager SHE&S, Nutrien
Mark Ropchan Safety Specialist, Nutrien
3:00 - 4:00
Dynamic Process Hazard Analysis, A Safe Approach For The Changing World
Global Director Functional Safety, Schneider Electric