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SAIMC: Secunda branch

July 2018 SAIMC

The SAIMC Secunda Branch Technology evening for May was presented by Kallie Bodenstein from Yokogawa. He gave a very informative presentation that touched on all aspects of Distributed Control Systems (DCS) including I/O, controllers, HIS (Human Interface Station), communication protocols, graphics, as well as the network that connects everything.

From l: Johan Maritz, SAIMC Secunda chairman; Kallie Bodenstein, Yokogawa.
From l: Johan Maritz, SAIMC Secunda chairman; Kallie Bodenstein, Yokogawa.

A DCS is used for process control and an ESD (Emergency Shutdown Device) or safety system is used to protect people, resources and the environment. Emphasis was placed on redundancy of all aspects in a PAS (Process Automation System). This will allow for high availability of the control system/safety system. The evening was ended with a live demonstration on a plant simulator. We would like to thank Kallie Bodenstein for his informative presentation.

All instrumentation and control-related mechanicians, technicians and/or engineers are welcome to attend our monthly technology events in 2018. The planned dates for the rest of the year are:

• 14 June 2018.

• 05 July 2018.

• 02 August 2018.

• 06 September 2018.

• 11 October 2018.

• 01 November 2018.

All the Secunda SAIMC presentations will earn CPD points for ECSA registered persons and any enquiries can be directed to the branch chairman, Johan Maritz, at johanmaritz260@gmail.com or +27 (0)82 856 3865.



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