Yokogawa Users Group Conference & Exhibition - North America

Call for papers - now accepting abstracts

Submit your abstract

Users of products and services from Yokogawa and KBC (A Yokogawa Company) are invited to present at the Yokogawa North America Users Conference taking place August 31st to September 3rd, 2020. Presentations on the applications, concepts, techniques, and best practices used to derive value in plant operations are encouraged.

Through the theme, “Power To Transform,” this event will bring together process, automation, instrumentation, control and optimization professionals to showcase how safer, more reliable, and profitable operations can be achieved through People, Processes and Technology.

The event will focus on five main areas:

  • Measurement solutions for implementation of value-enhancing operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) integration.
  • Control solutions for nimble response to changes in management and operations to establish the foundation needed for high efficiency, high quality, safety, and stability in plant operations.
  • Transformation solutions that take a broad view on driving operational excellence throughout the enterprise from production to the supply chain and business management.
  • Lifecycle solutions that sustain and enhance the value to customers over the entire plant lifecycle.
  • Project execution solutions that enable industrial automation and digitalization projects to be delivered in ways that are agile and meet/exceed expectations regarding project schedule, budget, and quality.

The event registration fee will be waived for accepted abstracts/speakers.

We are now accepting presentations abstracts on the following topics

Key industry themes

Energy Transition: Transformation of energy systems from centralized, hydrocarbon generation to decentralized, lower emission generation, transportation, storage and use.

Value Chain Optimization: The agile and efficient alignment of supply of premium products as closely as possible to market demand with sufficient resilience or operational flexibility to readily adjust production and exploit market opportunities.

Value Engineering: The structured processes to ensure capital projects meet or exceed cost and schedule objectives without compromising project quality / performance.

Digitalization: The scalable application of digital technologies and alignment of organizational capabilities that operations should have and master with digital information at the core in order to achieve excellence.

Operational Excellence: The systematic application of technology and services, within a structured change management process guided by proven operational principles, that deliver safe, reliable and profitable operations to assure customers achieve their full potential, sustainably.

Automation: Justifying automation projects/ROI, managing Total Operational Expenditures (TOTEX) and lifecycle/obsolescence and migration considerations to deliver regulatory compliance and business influence.

Application areas

Focus area

Desired outcome

Enabling Technology/Services

Asset Availability & Reliability

No unplanned outages

Process Control & Safety Systems

Smart instrumentation & analyzers

Asset management

Data aggregation, quality and management

Flawless startup, shutdowns, and transitions

Agile Execution

Smart Commissioning Services

Modular Procedural Automation

Obsolescence management

Lifecycle Performance Services

Preventive/predictive maintenance

Smart instrumentation & analyzers

Plant asset management

Cloud-based, wireless monitoring

Human Effectiveness

A skilled, motivated and informed workforce

Simulation-based training

Knowledge retention programs

Decision support systems

Operations & maintenance effectiveness

Rigorous adherence to operating plans

Operations management tools

Modular Procedural Automation

Audit trail

Functional safety compliance

HSSE, Sustainability, & Compliance

Functional safety

Functional safety consulting

Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS)

Safety Lifecycle Services

Alarm Management

Override & safety function monitoring

Combustion & fired heater management

Physical and cyber security

Plant security lifecycle services

Environmental and regulatory compliance

Analytical system integration

Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems

Social license to operate

Operational Performance / Productivity

Revenue maximization

Integrated Production Management System

Operating integrity windows

Yield & feedstock optimization

Advanced process control

Capital expense management

Main Automation Contractor (MAC)

Agile Execution

Operating cost containment

Energy optimization

Low TCO sensing & instrumentation

Agile response to market changes

Supply chain optimization

Process unit monitoring

A culture of profitability

Digital transformation & change management services

Submit your abstract

You may also be interested in


US oil and gas downstream pivots to digitalization to sustain excellence

Aug 15, 2019

The timely combination of US tax reforms and changes to the global bunker fuel specifications in 2020 are poised to turn US oil and gas downstream into a cash generating machine. Our Chief Economists believe the net result will be US refiners flush with cash and looking for more investments to improve their bottom line.

Read full article

Baker Hughes, a GE company, and KBC partner to provide integrated software solutions to the oil and gas industry

Sep 19, 2017

Baker Hughes, a GE company, and KBC announce a preferred partnership that will provide a combination of process simulation, asset performance management and operational software solutions to the oil and gas industry.

Read full article

KBC establishes Energy and Sustainability Co-Pilot hub in Singapore

Oct 22, 2018

The hub will reduce energy costs and emissions of Singapore-based companies by 10 per cent through delivery of energy management and optimization solutions and next generation analytics via the Cloud.

Read full article

Get the latest updates from KBC

Sign up to our newsletter to receive our latest innovations, viewpoints and be informed about any upcoming events.