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AUTOSOL | Western Canada Water (WCW) Annual Conference & Exhibition Sept. 18 – 21, 2018 Winnipeg, Manitoba

Join AUTOSOL at the Western Canada Water 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition Sept. 18-21, 2018 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. While at the show, you can schedule an appointment to meet with our SCADA experts.

This water conference itself features a well-rounded technical program, expo, water treatment facility tours, workshops, as well as many networking opportunities for those in the water industry.

The event will be held at RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg located at 375 York Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3, Canada.

For more information please visit http://wcw18.wcwwa.ca/.

AUTOSOL | The International Pipeline Exposition (IPC) September 25 – 27, 2018, Calgary, Canada

AUTOSOL | The International Pipeline Exposition (IPC) September 25 – 27, 2018, Calgary, Canada

AUTOSOL is excited to exhibit at The International Pipeline Conference and Exposition (IPC), September 25 – 27, 2018. The IPC features industry leaders and companies discussing the latest pipeline technologies, products and services.

Our staff will be happy to answer all your SCADA software questions in booth number 218 in the Upper Level at the Calgary Tellus Convention Center in Calgary, Canada. The convention center is located at 120 9 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3, Canada.

Visit https://internationalpipelineexposition.com/ to learn more. #IPC18

AUTOSOL | Appalachian Gas Measurement Short Course (AGMSC) July 30 – August 2, 2018 in Moon Township, Pennsylvania

Learn from AUTOSOL at AGMSC! The school features more than 180 classes covering a range of topics including natural gas measurement, regulation and control. Come exchange ideas and share information with your industry peers at one of the most highly regarded educational forums in the natural gas industry.

AUTOSOL can be found at Booth 201 Monday, July 30 until Thursday, Aug. 2.

The school is held at the Robert Morris University, Sewall Center, 6001 University Boulevard, Moon Township, Pennsylvania 15108. For more details, visit https://www.agmsc.org.

AUTOSOL | The World Gas Conference (WGA) June 24-25, 2018- 2018 in Washington D.C.

Come join AUTOSOL at a panel discussion with business development manager David Blanco.

On June 27 from 11:40 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. there is a panel discussion titled “Cybersecurity: Ensuring Protection of the Gas Industry Infrastructure.”

The natural gas industry is relying more and more on mobile devices and smart sensors to manage its system. As it also moves increasingly to Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, such as low-power Bluetooth sensors, the network becomes increasingly sensitive to cybersecurity issues. This session explores the developing technologies making the network more prone to security issues and the tools being developed to secure it.

Key topics include:

  • Application of IoT devices to operations and maintenance
  • Development of security software applications
  • Advantages and limitations to remote monitoring
  • Data storage of customer data

 

The WGA is only held every three years and boasts a 40,000 square foot exhibition hosting more than 350 exhibitors, including a Sustainable Energy Pavilion, a Robotics and Automation Pavilion, and a Gas for Transportation Pavilion.

For more information you can visit: https://Wgc2018.com. Come see how AUTOSOL can help keep your data in motion.

AUTOSOL | Global Petroleum Show June 12-14, 2018 in Calgary Alberta, Canada

Come connect with AUTOSOL at the Global Petroleum Show Tuesday, June 12 through Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Stampede Park, Calgary. The international show boasts more than 50,000 attendees and features an expansive line-up of strategic and technical conference sessions. Expect to see direct access to the entire supply chain, innovative technologies, products, services within the energy sector.

Find us at booth 2222 in the Corral. Stampede Park is located at 20 Roundup Way South East, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

For more details visit https://globalpetroleumshow.com/companies/autosol/.

AUTOSOL | Canadian Gas Association Gas Measurement and Regulation School June 4-7, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta

Come learn with AUTOSOL at the 2018 CGA Gas Measurement and Regulation School Monday, June 4th, 2018-Thursday, June 7th, 2018. The school will be held at the Edmonton South Conference Centre (Delta/Marriott).

AUTOSOL’s Kendra Spiers, Regional Sales Manager and David Blanco, Business Development Manager will each host presentations on measurement topics On Wednesday, June 6th:

Richard Bourque– 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Remote Telemetry
Fort McMurray

Understanding different types of remote monitoring and interpreting data, alarm set-point theory.

 

 

David Blanco– 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Technically Safe: How Technical Controls Create Safety for Industrial Control Systems
Medicine Hat

Managers have assumptions about their safety procedures that go overlooked when creating cybersecurity policies. First, that the data used for decision-making is accurate. Second, that there is only one entity exerting control over the equipment on that network. If these assumptions are false, then a company’s safety policy is undermined. This session will present the cybersecurity benefits of technical controls for industrial control systems over policy based ones as part of a safety program.

The school will also include panel discussions and presentations from other gas measurement and regulation experts. Expect to see hands-on learning sessions, manufacturer exhibits and a new product showcase.

The school will be held at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton South Conference Centre at 4404 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton, AB T6H 5C2, Canada. For more details visit https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/2018gmrs/577427/.

Large-Scale SCADA Modernization Case Study

Problem

Our energy infrastructure client acquired two companies in short time span with a large amount of pipelines, and needed to quickly integrate the data collection technology between the three merging companies. A competitor had been hired to complete the job but was not performing as expected.

Solution

AUTOSOL’ s expertise with both gathering (upstream) and gas transmission (midstream) SCADA systems allows us to rapidly create the database framework and implement equipment to monitor thousands of miles to client’s existing pipeline portfolio smoothly.

Large-Scale SCADA Modernization

Between 2011 and 2013, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America (our client) purchased both a natural gas producer with about 20,000 miles of pipeline, and a supplier with an additional 6,800 miles of natural gas pipelines. These transactions added thousands of miles to our client’s existing pipeline portfolio across the entire United States. This pipeline system now supplies billions of cubic feet of gas to power plants and homes throughout the American Southwest, the Deep South, Chicago and New England.

To complicate matters, these pipelines utilized various SCADA systems including Telvent, ClearSCADA, and CygNet, as well as applications that were built in-house.

To assist in bringing these newly-acquired SCADA systems into the fold, our client called on AUTOSOL to modernize and improve the SCADA systems across all their new and existing pipelines.

Autosol Communication Manager (ACM) and Schneider Electric’s ClearSCADA, used in conjunction with OneSCADA’s mass-building technologies, were selected to be the primary software of all the client-operated pipe.

Throughout 2013 and 2014, AUTOSOL partnered with our client to refine and implement a new graphical and alarm standard for their natural gas pipelines. The goal was to make the SCADA system consistent, easy to read and accessible for all users, while incorporating modern guidelines such as API 1165 and PHMSA CRM. During this time, the natural gas transmission company and the North Texas systems (which already were using ClearSCADA) received a graphical update which demonstrated these improvements.

Building off of these enhancements, several projects were kicked off using AUTOSOL’s OneSCADA software to rapidly build out the database framework. With support and guidance from AUTOSOL integrators, our client’s SCADA team was able to transition almost 8,000 miles of pipe from Telvent to ClearSCADA and ACM within eighteen months. Within four years, several more projects were completed, converting lines from Telvent and the built-in-house epSCADA, to ClearSCADA and ACM.

This allowed our client a more immediate return on their investment, a smooth transition to an updated software system, more efficient remote data collection and succeeded in simplifying their accounting processes.

After two years of lackluster results from another vendor, AUTOSOL’s support and guidance enabled one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in the country to plan, build, test and fully implement four pipelines large pipelines stretching over thousands of miles rapidly.

Within four years, twenty-six systems have been converted to AUTOSOL‘s ACM polling engine, and twenty-eight have had new or redesigned ClearSCADA HMIs built for them, totaling over 10,000 field devices and 64,000 miles of operational natural gas and liquids pipeline.

With four of the nation’s largest interstate gas transmission lines using ACM/ClearSCADA, our expertise proves that AUTOSOL can provide the tools and manpower needed to modernize SCADA systems in a timely manner.

 

AUTOSOL | ISA Edmonton Automation Expo and Conference April 25-26, 2018 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Join AUTOSOL at the ISA Edmonton Automation Expo (AEC) and Conference in Edmonton Expo Centre in Halls F and G in booth 1121.

ISA’s Edmonton AEC is one of North America’s largest bi-annual automation events and includes automation, instrumentation and control systems professionals from a diverse range of global industries including: petroleum (oil & gas), mining, power, water & wastewater, forestry, agriculture and more.

The event is held at the Edmonton Expo and Conference Center at 7515 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5B 0J2, Canada. For more details, visit http://www.isaedmonton.org/events-education/.

AUTOSOL | GPA Midstream Conference April 15-18, 2018 in Austin, Texas

Connect with AUTOSOL at the GPA Midstream Convention beginning Sunday, April 15 to Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Each year, the GPA Midstream Conference brings together more than 2,000 professionals involved in natural gas gathering, compression, treating, processing, storage and marketing, and natural gas liquids fractionation, transportation, storage and marketing, all with the common interest of making a difference in the midstream industry.

The conference will be held at the JW Marriott located at 110 E. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701. For more details on the convention, visit https://gpamidstreamconvention.org.

AUTOSOL | Canadian Gas Association Operations, Engineering and Integrity Conference April 9-12, 2018 in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Come join AUTOSOL at the OEI Conference Monday, April 9th through Thursday, April 12th, 2018.  This conference features a forum for discussion with the exchange of ideas around the safety, efficiency, integrity and the resilience of natural gas delivery systems. Suzzette Rainey, Vice President, Canada, Kendra Spiers, Regional Sales Manager and David Blanco, Business Development Manager will be in attendance to answer any AUTOSOL related questions you have.

The conference will be held in the Delta Hotels Winnipeg, Manitoba at 350 St. Mary Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2, Canada.

Visit http://www.cga.ca/event/2018-cga-operations-engineering-and-integrity-conference-april-9-12-2018-winnipeg-manitoba/ for more information.