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PCIC Middle-East Preliminary Technical Programme

05 July 2012

The Technical Program consists of 16 papers written and presented by senior engineers working in End-User Companies (Shell, ExxonMobil, Hess ... ), Engineering Firms (Technip, KBR ...), and Equipment Manufacturers (ABB, Eaton, Schneider Electric, Thermon ...). The papers will be presented during 2 days in single sessions thus ensuring that no paper need be missed.

PCIC Middle East
PCIC Middle East

The main topics of the PCIC Middle-East conference are:
1. Energy efficiency and 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

The following are the confirmed papers to date:

Power Transformers:
*Increasing reliability and availability with on site overhaul and repair
*Improved safety and performance with natural ester dielectric insulating fluids

On-site Generation:
*Suitability of low NOx turbines for industrial sites
*Avoiding mistakes in defining essential / emergency Diesel generator power systems
*Making sure that your essential power system performs in crisis situations

High-voltage Switchgear and MCCs:

*How to correctly specify circuit-breakers close to gas turbine generators
*Basic design criteria for personnel safety while also enchancing availability

Low-voltage Switchgear and MCCs:
*Optimizing the design for operations and maintenance
*The state of the art for internal arc withstand testing

Electromagnetic Compatibility:
*How to achieve excellent performance in close proximity to high interference

*The User's dilemma of setting protection relays
*The big picture of arc-flash mitigation

System Design:
*How to design, test, commission and maintain intelligent power distribution systems
*How to design heat tracing systems in difficult situations

In addition to the above, papers on Large Drives will be presented. The selection process for these paper is not yet finished.

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