Process instrumentation is becoming more critical as water and waste water companies drive for automation, efficiency and control in a highly regulated sector. The introduction of innovative new process solutions, advances in process control and the realisation of big data analytics places more importance on the quality of data from instruments. A move towards remote decision making in today’s connected environment means we need ensure confidence in data.
For many analytical instruments the OPEX costs associated with keeping sensors operational far outweigh the purchase price over the sensor life. End users are now making decisions based on the whole life cost (TOTEX) of sensor systems taking frequency of visits, chemical consumption and general maintainability of sensors rather than the purchase price.
The event will break focus on three areas:
- Instrument design – Designing for reliability, availability and maintainability
- Service models – How the supply chain can add value
- End users – How can we ensure trust in data
Chaired by: Leo Carswell, WRc Plc and Richard Bragg, United Utilities
Sponsored by: Servitech & Z-Tech
Call for papers:
The call for papers has now closed.
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