Travel season is starting in the manufacturing and controls arena. In a couple of weeks I’ll be at the PAS user conference and the AFPM trade show and conference both in Texas. Later is Honeywell User Group, Rockwell RSTechED and Siemens Automation Conference. Then I’m off for a week for a mission trip to an orphanage in Tijuana.

Here’s some news about the PAS user conference. The conference themes include best practices for operational safety and Cyber Security. The conference is May 19-21.

Industry leaders such as BASF, DOW, Shell, and Southern Company will be sharing of emerging best practices in process safety and cyber security.

“The PAS Technology Conference is a unique forum for sharing safety and security information among companies that are otherwise competitors in the same sector,” said Eddie Habibi, Founder and CEO of PAS. “When it comes to the important topics of protecting people and critical infrastructure, global companies collaborate openly and share their experiences. And they do it here at PTC2014.”

Topics at this year’s conference include how to enable a plant operator to make the right decision at the right time in order to successfully deal with issues from minor production upsets to catastrophic incidents, which impact personnel safety, profitability, and the environment. Decision support technologies including alarm management, high performance operator interfaces, control loop performance, integrated operational information, boundary management, and configuration management of highly proprietary industrial control systems all will be featured at PTC2014.

PAS will unveil cutting-edge new products for safe operations, advanced information visualization, and cyber security management at this conference, as well as key alliances and partnerships.

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