HART Communication Foundation Hosts Free End User Event

June 5, 2013
20th anniversary event includes speakers, workshops and demonstrations of HART and WirelessHART technology.

The HART Communication Foundation  will host a free one-day event for end users on June 27 (8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.) at the Marriott Westchase hotel in Houston, Texas. The event, HART: Benefits Today and Into the Future, includes presentations by end users and suppliers, a panel discussion, three technology workshops, and a networking reception. This event is free for users, but seating is limited and registration is required. Register at: REGISTRATION FORM

“This year the Foundation celebrates 20 years serving the process automation industry. To commemorate this milestone, we are hosting 20th anniversary events where users can learn more about the benefits and value of using the full capabilities of HART technology,” says Ron Helson, Foundation Executive Director. “We invite HART users to attend and learn how to save money and improve operations using HART Communication.”

The event features two user presentations that demonstrate the actual cost savings and benefits achieved using HART technology in real-world applications. A presentation by Dow Chemical Company, Delivering Value through an Instrument Reliability Program, will be presented by Christopher Garcia, Instrument and Electrical Technology Leader, and Shadrach Stephens, Electrical Engineer. A presentation by We Energies, Smart Instrumentation-Past, Present and Future, will be presented by Todd Gordon, Computer Instru­ment Technician Leader.

The speakers will then join Helson and David Eisner, Chief Engineer and Senior Engineering Fellow, Honeywell, in a panel discussion moderated by Harry Forbes, Senior Analyst, ARC Advisory Group.

Event activities continue with three educational technology workshops that include live demonstrations of HART and WirelessHART® communication. The workshops conducted by industry experts from major suppliers are: Using the Power of HART Device Diagnostics to Lower Operating Costs and Improve Performance; New Options for HART Data System Integration; and An Introduction and Applications Using WirelessHART Technology.

The event concludes with a presentation by Foundation Chairman of the Board Mark Schumacher, President and General Manager, Rosemount Pressure Business, Emerson, followed by a networking reception and 20th Anniversary gala celebration.

20th Anniversary events are sponsored by ABB, Analog Devices, ARC Advisory Group, Azbil, Emerson, Endress+Hauser, Honeywell, MACTek, Microcyber, MOL, Moore Industries, Nivis, Pepperl+Fuchs, ProComSol, Siemens, Supcon, and Yokogawa. 

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