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Annual Calibration Exchange 2021

September 29th & 30th • NASA Space Center • Houston, TX

Designed to equip managers, engineers, and technicians in the field with strategies for improving daily maintenance processes and tasks.

 

 

Two days all about calibration

 

Why attend?

 Highlights from the program include:

Open discussion of the best calibration practices
How to perform complex calibrations
Strategies for eliminating paperwork
Ensuring data integrity 
Hands-on multivariable transmitter workshop
Calibration competitions with prizes 

Get educated. Continuing education is a vital part of every success formula. Learn about the newest processes, advancements in technology, techniques to save time, lower costs, increase safety and improve your business. Discover the most advanced strategies that are working for others and find out what didn’t work, so you don’t waste your time, energy, and resources.

Get focused. Being around like-minded people is refreshing. Attending this conference will help you regain focus, which can greatly improve productivity. Use this opportunity to explore new ideas and systems that can help you overcome the challenges you are facing. This conference will give you a chance to learn as well as “rest and reflect.”

Get inspired. Meet and network with industry experts. You will get to meet the experts face to face. It’s good to connect through email or webinars, it is better to connect on the phone, but the best way to safely connect is face to face, and always will be.

 

WE'RE EXCITED TO BE BACK!

ACE2020 was a virtual event.  We are so happy to announce that we will be back with an in-person event.  Watch the video to learn more about ACE2021.


 

 

Program


Guest speakers

Industry experts
 
 100 + years experience
Wednesday, September 29th
8:00 AM
Breakfast & Registration
Check-in, pick up your event goodies and get settled in for the day.
8:30 AM
Welcome to the Annual Calibration Exchange
From the Beamex USA President, Greg Sumners.
8:45 AM
How to build calibration asset data compatible with CMMS and calibration software
Jody Damron
Learn how to avoid the common pitfalls when building calibration data for CMMS and Calibration Systems, the data points that provide value to both systems, how asset and calibration visibility can be provided to all users, and examples of asset and calibration documentation that supports troubleshooting in the field.
9:30 AM
The “mentality of a municipality"
Brian Pozwick
Learn how to leverage instrumentation technology / CMX data to peak performance
10:15 AM
Break
Take this opportunity to network with peers, exchange feedback on the morning's presentation and reflect on what you have learned so far. Or, simply get caught up on email.
10:45 AM
“Things I Wish I Knew When I Started My Career”(or more appropriately titled)“Stuff I Learned the Hard Way”
Hunter Vegas
After 35 years in the field of automation, Hunter has learned much in regards to technical issues, project management, and the many and varied quirks of people in general. Some knowledge was gifted by his parents and mentors, some were learned through painful lessons of his own, and some learned from watching other’s spectacular mistakes, but all of it has been invaluable. This presentation will highlight the (somewhat stark) differences between expectations of what a career in automation would be like and the reality of what it actually was. So sit back, enjoy a tour down this somewhat rocky, but entertaining, quest for knowledge.
11:45 AM
Lunch
Who wants BBQ? Enjoy a hearty lunch of Texas barbecue featuring all the fixins including sweet corn, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, biscuits and jalapeno cornbread. Top it all off with a fresh berry crumble and banana pudding.
1:00 PM
The transition from a paper-based CMMS to CMX
Steve Jerge
Technology is transforming the automation workforce. The increasing speed of business and the requirement for measurable business value continue to influence how calibration is performed and managed. How can we keep up?
2:00 PM
Break
This is your second opportunity of the day to network with peers, exchange feedback on the day's presentation and reflect on what you have learned so far. Or, simply get caught up on email.
2:30 PM
Roundtable open discussion
Join an engaging conversation with your peers and industry leaders to discuss the challenges you are facing right now. The toughest situations will be examined, giving you the opportunity to learn how others have overcome similar dilemmas and tactics you can apply immediately to resolve them.
3:15 PM
Closing remarks
Beamex USA's President, Greg Sumners, will comment on the day's presentations and conclude the formal program of Day 1.
3:30 PM
Networking Reception
Private Space Center Tour & Reception
Directly after closing remarks, the group will go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Johnson Space Center via the Tram Tour (Please note: Face masks are required on the Tram). Then enjoy a reception under the stars (indoors) in the Starship Gallery, home to the largest Moon rock collection, a real flown spacecraft, and the historic Skylab 1-G Trainer. Passed hors d'oeuvres and a premium open bar included. It'll be out of this world!

Thursday, September 30th

8:00 AM
Breakfast & check-in
Check in, enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and get settled in for the day.
8:30 AM
Welcome back to the Annual Calibration Exchange
From the Beamex USA President, Greg Sumners.
8:45 AM
Eat the world
Antonio Vega
“Comerse el mundo” or “eat the world” is an expression that means “great work”. Antonio will discuss how using the right tools for the job can help you eat the world. He will share real-world examples of how multi-functional and accurate tools can easily solve even the most seemingly complex calibration issues. How can working with the best calibrator help you achieve amazing results and “eat the world”? Join us for this presentation and find out.
9:30 AM
Industry adoption of cloud-based asset management/calibration software
George Lister
How has industry adoption of cloud-based asset management/calibration software and applications changed the process industry landscape? George will explain.
10:15 AM
Break
Take this opportunity to network with peers, exchange feedback on the morning's presentation and reflect on what you have learned so far. Or, simply get caught up on email.
10:45 AM
CMMS and calibration management integration - Bridging the gap
Patrick Zhao
See how the largest petrochemical company in the Americas integrated their computerized maintenance management systems and calibration management software.
11:45 AM
Lunch
Wolfgang Puck Catering will delight your senses with an amazing Italian buffet featuring two salad options, chicken piccata, eggplant parmesan and hand-formed seasonal tortelloni. Be sure to save room for a dessert of tiramisu parfait or miniature cannoli. Why not try both?
1:00 PM
Calibrating multi-variable flowmeter best practices
Have questions about calibrating multi-variable transmitters? We thought so! Join us for this interactive session that will provide you tips and tricks on getting it right.
2:30 PM
Break
Take this opportunity to network with peers, exchange feedback on the the day's presentations and reflect on what you have learned so far. Or, simply get caught up on email.
3:00 PM
Experience sharing and open discussion
Join an engaging conversation with your peers and industry leaders to discuss the challenges you are facing right now. The toughest situations will be examined, giving you the opportunity to learn how others have overcome similar dilemmas and tactics you can apply immediately to resolve them.
3:30 PM
Closing Remarks
Beamex USA's President, Greg Sumners, will conclude the 2021 Annual Calibration Exchange.
 

Keynote Speakers

100+ years' combined experience in automation and instrumentation

Brian Pozwick

Northeast Ohio Region Sewer

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George Lister

Del Mar College

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Patrick Zhoa

Braskem

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Hunter Vegas

Wunderlich-Malec Engineering

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Antonio Vega

NECI

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Steve Jerge

Lonza

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Jody Damron

Salt River Project

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NASA Space Center

1601 NASA Pkwy,
Houston, Texas, USA
77058

 

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Admission to all technical sessions and networking event
Access to experts with combined 100+ years's experience
5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) per day
 
$300 for full access advanced registration (ends August 20th)
$195 for a one-day access

A majority of the proceeds will be donated to a scholarship fund!

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