GALLERY: Scenes at the Honeywell Users Group forum
By BILLY THINNES
SAN ANTONIO -- An active week of automation chatter is coming to a close in San Antonio, and we would like to share with you several highlights from the Honeywell Users Group (HUG).
The first is an exclusive event for executives that is embedded within HUG called the Honeywell North America Executive Forum. The theme for the forum this year was smart capital. The executives pondered the challenges and opportunities posed by mega energy projects and the role automation can play in improving the ROIC for such projects. Featured speakers included Sandy Vasser from ExxonMobil, James B. Smith, former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Bob Fryklund, an oil industry strategist for IHS/CERA.
Out on the floor of the main event, the Honeywell Knowledge Center was a big hit with attendees. It offered over 70 live demonstrations, staffed by industry and technology experts. Demos were provided in the following subject matter: control room, field devices, safety and security integration and lifecycle investment protection.
Finally, there were a number of presentations to delegates this year. We were particularly entertained by two: a discussion of the integrated terminal project at Petrocity in Konza, Kenya, by Aman Kurji, a Petrocity employee; and advice on leveraging DCS modernization for cyber security by Derek Trumble and Noel Tabas from Agrium, with assistance from Donavan Dindill of Honeywell.
Below, please find a collection of photos from the event that are but a small representation of what took place at HUG 2014.