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Independent Free Seminars

Complementing 2012's Drives & Controls, Plant & Asset Management Exhibition, Air-Tech and The International Fluid Power Exhibition (IFPEX) at the NEC, Birmingham between 17-19 April 2012, is a FREE highly focused seminar programme.

New for 2012 is the Energy and Safety seminar theatre, sponsored by CompAir where themed panel discussions and seminar presentations will focus on key energy management topics, ranging from wind turbine maintenance, to the latest legislative debates surrounding health and safety, including machinery safety, and ATEX.
Also new for 2012 is the Motion and Control Industry seminar theatre which will include more technical workshop style presentations, with practical issues being discussed concerning the various sectors that makes up Drives and Controls Exhibition, Air-Tech, and IFPEX.

In addition the Plant and Asset Management Exhibition will have two free seminar theatres, but you will need to book in advance to guarantee a seat. Despite only being launched in February 2011, momentum is building, with the floor plan having to be enlarged to accommodate additional stand space and a second seminar theatre added. Already, over 30 companies have either booked or reserved space, companies including Antech Hydraulics, Artesis, ChA Oil/Triple R, Das Developments, Derma Shield, Flir, EA Technology, Flowcrete, Fluke, Forward Industrial Products, GDO Engineering, Helmets UK, Icon Research, Idhammar Systems, Keytracker, Mainnovation, Mistras, Monition, Petro-Canada, PCMS, RMS, Schaeffl er, Shire Systems, Strategic Maintenance, Tempus Software, Testo and Xetec.

Real depth
To give a flavour of the depth and range of seminar topics being presented, the following are just two of the sessions so far submitted and accepted. Andrew Stevens, from EA Technology, will deliver the session on 'Condition Assessment of HV Assets', against the following synopsis: EA Technology has developed condition assessment techniques over the last 40 years that are recognised and used globally. Andrew will describe these techniques and explain that, when used in conjunction with the Health & Safety Guidelines, HSG230, they not only make sure legal obligations are met but also ensure the continuous operation of high voltage assets.

Timothy Bradshaw, an Applications Specialist with Mistras, will deliver a session on the 'Application of On line Asset Inspection and Monitoring'. His focus will be on: The use of on line inspection and monitoring techniques allows the intelligent prioritisation of asset maintenance that minimises unnecessary down time. Timothy will discuss the range of techniques that are available (together with their benefits and restrictions) - techniques covering pipework, storage tanks, pressure vessels, structures, transformers, etc, that allow the maximum amount of data about an assets condition to be established without its removal from service.

Other sessions in the pipeline include:
The early and accurate detection of rolling element bearing faults; Risk mitigation through strategic maintenance and reliability; Knowledge management and global asset management; OEE and effective asset management; and Linking maintenance and asset management.

Combined the seminar theatres will give delegates the opportunity to pick up best practice tips and valuable advice from a variety of speakers, representing a cross section of the engineering and manufacturing sector.

Further details of the seminar programme will be available shortly, please visit www.drives-expo.com for the latest information.

Organisations represented in the 2010 seminar programme included: GAMBICA, the British Gear Association, Carbon Trust, HSE, Barclays Bank, The Institute of Marketing, The British Compressed Air Society, The British Fluid Power Association, The Institution of Diagnostics Engineers, The University of Bath, Cranfield University, BINDT, plus many others.

2012's seminar programme is expected to be equally well attended and reflect both commerce and industry keen to participate in key issues and discussions at such a crucial time in the recovery.

Ian Atkinson commented: "The combination of leading manufacturing events, with a highly focused seminar programme, will give visitors a unique opportunity to formulate the whole of their manufacturing strategy at once, while keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in industry."

The bi-annual events - Drives & Controls, Plant & Asset Management 2012, Air-Tech, and IFPEX Exhibitions - will return to the NEC, Birmingham between 17-19 April 2012, alongside MACH.


The NEC in April 2012 is set to be the focus of the largest manufacturing and engineering event of 2012. Drives and Controls Show, The Plant and Asset Management Exhibition, Air-Tech, and the International Fluid Power Exhibition (IFPEX) taking place between the 17-19 April 2012 at the NEC, Birmingham will form part of the manufacturing and engineering series of shows alongside MACH 12.
Show organiser DFA Media believes its series of events ensures industry professionals will be able to gain the broadest insight concerning what industry solutions are currently available on the market.

For more information, please contact :-

For further information please contact:
Aaron Blutstein
PR & conference manager
DFA Media Ltd
01732 370340
aaron@dfamedia.co.uk

Show websites :
www.drives-expo.com

www.airtech-expo.com
www.ifpex-expo.com
www.maintenanceuk-expo.com

January 2012

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