Rockwell Automation opens registration for 2018 Automation Fair

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Registration is now open for the 2018 Automation Fair, hosted by Rockwell Automation and members of its global PartnerNetwork programme. The 27th annual Automation Fair will be held November 12-15, at the Pennsylvania Convention Centre. The event brings together approximately 10,000 manufacturers and producers from across the globe to learn about the newest innovations in automation and take part in training, industry forums and networking events.

“The next industrial transformation is here – and meeting its demands requires a more intelligent, connected and productive world,” Blake Moret, chairman and CEO, Rockwell Automation, said. “Rockwell Automation is committed to delivering innovative solutions to help companies address their toughest production challenges. Automation Fair will deliver comprehensive learning, innovative technologies and forward-thinking solutions to help customers realize the potential of a Connected Enterprise.”

On November 14 and 15, attendees can explore more than 150 exhibits showcasing the latest product innovations for industrial manufacturing and production from Rockwell Automation and its PartnerNetwork members. The event provides more than 400 hours of educational opportunities through forums, hands-on labs and technical sessions.

Forums will feature best practices from customers and leaders on nine critical industry topics including chemical, food and beverage, life sciences, material handling, mining, OEMs and smart machines, power and energy, water wastewater and workforce development. Hands-on labs will deliver interactive product training, while technical sessions will provide lectures with cutting-edge use cases and demonstrations. Both offer tracks in control; information solutions; network infrastructure; power, motion and motor control; process solutions; safety and security; services and solutions; and visualization.

On November 12 and 13 customers will discuss and learn about best practices, innovative approaches and new technologies in process automation at PSUG. The event will feature executive keynotes, 50 insightful technical and customer-led sessions, and 10 hands-on labs addressing today’s most relevant topics, including control strategies, optimization and process safety.

Global media and industry analysts are invited to attend Automation Perspectives on Nov. 13. Rockwell Automation executives and industry leaders will showcase how organizations are putting the Connected Enterprise into action to expand human possibility; share strategies to address opportunities and challenges in areas such as cybersecurity and workforce shortages; and highlight key partnerships including how Rockwell Automation and PTC are innovating together.

Registration for Automation Fair, PSUG and Automation Perspectives is now open.

The Rockwell Automation Partner Network program offers global manufacturers access to a collaborative network of companies mutually focused on developing, implementing and supporting best-in-class solutions to achieve plant-wide optimization, improve machine performance and meet sustainability objectives.

Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

China will lead global liquids storage with highest capacity additions and capex to 2022, says

China is set to lead the global planned and announced liquid storage capacity with the highest capacity additions and capital expenditure (capex) over the next four years (2018 to 2022), says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

The company’s latest report, ‘Global Capacity and Capital Expenditure Outlook for Liquids Storage’, forecasts that global liquids storage capacity will grow by 6.1% from 7,222 million barrels (mmbbl) in 2018, to around 7,659 mmbbl in 2022.

Asia, the Middle East and North America are expected to lead with the most planned liquids storage capacity additions of 283 mmbbl, 75 mmbbl and 69 mmbbl, respectively, during the outlook period. China is expected to add a storage capacity of 159 mmbbl and spend US$8bn as capex by 2022, followed by the US and India.

Soorya Tejomoortula, Oil & Gas analyst at GlobalData, comments, “China is rapidly increasing its oil storage capacity as part of its high priority program to increase its strategic crude reserves, this is also as a result of the trade tensions between the US and China.”

In the Middle East, Oman has the most planned additional storage capacity, with 35.1 mmbbl by 2022. In terms of capex, Iraq leads with more than 60% of the region’s capex (US$2bn) to develop planned storage facilities, followed by Oman, with US$1.3bn capex over the next four years.

In North America, the US is poised to lead in terms of both capacity additions and capex spent on the development of the upcoming storage facilities. The US is expected to add a storage capacity of 55.3 mmbbl by 2022, with a capital spending of US$8bn during the four-year outlook period.

Among companies across the globe, China Petrochemical Corp has the most oil storage capacity with 67.1 mmbbl, followed by Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited and Oil Industry Development Board, with the oil storage capacity of 39.7 mmbbl and 32.2 mmbbl, respectively.

In terms of capex, China Petrochemical Corp will lead globally among the companies. The company is expected to spend US$2.6bn, followed by State Company for Oil Projects and Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Ltd, both with US$2bn each.

– Sept. 19, 2018 @ 15:53 GMT |

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