Autopro School of Technology - Grande Prairie, AB

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Event Description

Autopro is pleased to invite you to the Autopro School of Technology in Grande Prairie, AB on Thursday, November 9, 2017. This half-day class is designed to give participants an understanding of the process of modernizing legacy control systems in industrial facilities.

Registration and Breakfast begins at 8am at The Pomeroy Hotel, and the School begins promptly at 9:00am.

This class qualifies for Professional Development Hours (PDHs) as defined in APEGA's Continuing Professional Development Program. A certificate of completion will be provided to all attendees.

There is no charge to attend this event.

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Challenges and Solutions in Modernizing Legacy Control Systems

Aging and looming obsolescence of existing control systems technology is only one of the production reliability risks faced by industry today.  Reliability is impacted by several factors including component failure rates, spare parts availability, availability of training for skill maintenance of plant resources, and access to external expertise.  Furthermore, the nature of reliability impact from these factors tends to increase exponentially over time as problems compound to result in more frequent incidents of increasing severity.

During this half-day educational session, we will discuss the complete modernization process from conducting a system audit and identifying high risk areas and evaluating control system solutions, to planning your project execution and effectively engaging team members.

Panel Discussion

Following the presentation, you will also have the chance to engage a panel comprised of senior industry experts in a question and answer session.

Presented by Gerald Friesen, PMP

An experienced Control Systems Designer, Programmer, and Project Manager, Gerald is a Senior Project Manager in the Edmonton branch.  Gerald has led a number project teams for PLC, SCADA & HMI migrations from legacy platforms to modern platforms. His experience with the hardware and software design on projects provides valuable expertise in understanding control system migrations from a hardware and software perspective. Gerald is a Journeyman Electrician, a Project Manager Professional, was the start-up Branch Manager for the Edmonton office, and previously the Field Services Manager in Grande Prairie.