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PCIC Europe Conference programme, Prague 2012

25 May 2012

The 2012 PCIC conference will take place at the Marriott Hotel in Prague on June 19-21. Billed as an opportunity for end-users, engineering companies, manufacturers and regulatory bodies to meet and discuss matters of vital importance to the industry, the event has the technical co-sponsorship of the Industrial Applications Society of IEEE. Read more

PCIC Europe
PCIC Europe

All papers presented at the 2012 PCIC Europe conference will be digitally archived on IEEE Xplore and will be available on the IEEE Xplore website, and selected papers will be published in Industrial Applications Transactions and Magazine.

The main topics of the PCIC Europe conference are:
1. Energy efficiency & sustainable development
2. Safety in the Workplace
3. Experiences from Users with Regulations and Standards
4. Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Engineering Practices
5. Equipment, Systems and Components
6. Operation, Maintenance, Repair, Asset Management and Qualification of Personnel

Marriott Hotel
V Celnici 8, Prague, Czech Republic 110 00
Tel: +420 222-888 888


Tuesday, 19th. June 2012

13:30 - 15:30
Tutorial 1 - Most critical aspects to install VDFs

16:00 - 18:00 Tutorial 2 - Guidelines for designing intelligent electrical distribution

19:00 Welcome reception and speeches
19:25 IAS/IEEE/PCIC conference by Marty Cole
19:30 Guest speakers
20:10 Show
20:40 Cocktails
21:30 Hospitality Area opening

Wednesday, 20th. June 2012

08:30 Plenary, PR-36 International IECEx System – evolution and role of the United Nations, UNECE; Plenary, PR-11 High power electrical systems for air separation plants

10:30 Plenary, PR-32 Electrical power system challenges during the expansion of offshore oil & gas facilities; Plenary, PR-22 A view on internal arc testing of low voltage switchgear

*Switchgear, PR-37 Basic design criteria for switchgear and MCC selection
*Switchgear, PR-42 Benefits of withdrawable switchgear and motor control centers
*Asset management, PR-40 Advanced condition based management and energy efficiency solutions through intelligent process instrumentation and analytic technologies
*Asset management, PR-44 Assessing the cost of unreliability in gas plant to have a sustainable operation

*Engineering, PR-15 A user’s perspective: design considerations for power management systems at islanded facilities - Part 1
*Engineering, PR-18 How to increase EDG's reliability and performances while reducing space requirements on FPSO/FLNG
*Large machines, PR-02 Evaluation of hydrogen-cooled generators 
*Large machines, PR-43 Electric variable speed drives for gas

18:00 Hospitality suites open

Thursday, 21st. June 2012

*Engineering, PR-34 How to guarantee continuity of supply and reliability in the smart grids? Diagnostic systems in the MV network components, circuit breakers and switch disconnectors 
*Engineering, PR-45 Petrochemical plant power grid stability control system study 
*Large machines, PR-01 Motors in explosive gas atmospheres: selection, installation, inspection, maintenance following IEC standards
*Large machines, PR-19 Good performing induction motor at factory test – what factors affect poor performance at the operating site?

*Engineering, PR-07 Company Specific Technical Requirements
*Transformers, PR-13 Reduced environmental impact and improved safety and performance of power transformers with natural ester dielectric insulating fluids
*Switchgear, PR-08 IEC standard high voltage circuit-breakers: practical guidelines for overvoltage protection in generator applications
*Switchgear, PR-39 Electromagnetic compatibility – a vital issue for medium-voltage switchgear

*Safety, PR-14 The big picture of arc-flash mitigation
*Safety, PR-17 EC market surveillance: the role of ATEX ADCO structure for workers and plant safety
*Heat tracing, PR-23 Grounding arrangements in direct electrical heating systems
*Heat tracing, PR-25 The practical issues involved in designing, specifying and installing skin effect current tracing systems

Plenary Panel Discussions
* “What is the REAL value of IECEx for end-users, manufacturers and engineering companies?” Moderator: Marty Cole
* “Fixed or withdrawable switchgear and controlgear – what is best for your facility?”
Moderator: Jean-Charles Guilhem

17:30 Conference closes

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