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100+ Attend Multaqa 2011 - Dec 12-13 - Abu Dhabi

multaqa_11_audience_1_webmultaqa_11_demo_db_webThe Fieldbus Foundation Middle East Marketing Committee (FFMEMC) and the Foundation Fieldbus End User Council - Middle East (FFEUC-ME) were pleased with the success of the 6th biennial Middle East End User Council conference, Multaqa 2011, held from December 12-13, 2011, at the Le Royal Méridien, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Over 100 delegates attended the two-day event including end users, engineering companies, consultants and vendors and enjoyed an extensive program of presentations by end users and implementers of Foundation technology as well as Foundation technical presentations by worldwide experts. A formal dinner was held on the 12th for all attendees.

To view the conference agenda, download the presentations and for more information about the event, click ‘read more'

multaqa_11_demo_unit_2_webmultaqa_11_demo_unit_1_webmultaqa_11_demo_unit_3_webThemed workshops and live technology demonstrations offered delegates hands-on practical experience and the opportunity to participate in more focused discussions. With the theme "Foundation fieldbus - easier than you thought", one workshop addressed four key areas - best practices in Foundation fieldbus installation & commissioning; Foundation fieldbus field device replacement; diagnostics & asset optimisation with Foundation fieldbus, and Control in the Field (CIF). The second workshop focused on Foundation Fieldbus Safety Instrumented Functions (FFSIF).



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Monday December 12th, 2011



Future Developments in Physical Layer & Diagnostics

Dr. Gunther Kegel
Chairman - FFBOD

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Foundation for Remote Operations Management (ROM)

Richard J Timoney
President & CEO - Fieldbus Foundation

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Foundation Fieldbus Experience of Saudi Aramco

Hamad Balhareth
Saudi Aramco

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Fieldbus Interoperability Test from End User Perspective

Majid Al-Braik

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Foundation Fieldbus Commissioning and Operating Experience

Ramesh Subbaraman
Equate Petrochemical Co. 

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Benefits of Joining Foundation Fieldbus End User Council

Majid Al-Braik

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The Intrinsically Safe High Power Trunk

Thomas Klatt

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HSE-RIO - Bringing Remote I/O into Foundation Fieldbus Technology

André Fritsch

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(i) Fieldbus Reliability and Availability Studies for Single and Redundant Systems and
(ii) Understanding FF-SIF 'SIL' Certifications

Dr. Hassan El-Sayed

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Benefits of Foundation Fieldbus Based on Case Studies

Ian Ramsay-Connell

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Tuesday December 13th, 2011



Certified Training - An Eye Opener

Dr. Bindert Bouma
STC Group, Brielle

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All pre-registered delegates received a 10% discount voucher that can be redeemed against the costs of a certified Foundation fieldbus training course either held at STC-Group's certified training facility at Brielle, the Netherlands, or locally in the Middle East region by a certified STC-Group trainer.

multaqa_11_break_webIn addition to the presentation program a table top exhibition featuring products and devices from the 16 event sponsors offered attendees the opportunity to hear brief product overviews and discuss applications with a number of Fieldbus Foundation member companies. Events sponsors included ABB, Azbil Yamatake, Emerson Process Management, Endress+Hauser, Honeywell, Invensys, Metso Automation, MTL, Pepperl+Fuchs, Phoenix Contact, Rockwell Automation, R.Stahl, Samson, Siemens, Turck and Yokogawa.

About the FFEUC-ME:

End User Councils have been established across the world by the Fieldbus Foundation to provide a global input to the Fieldbus Foundation End User Advisory Council and its technology development initiatives, and to facilitate a multi-directional flow of information and applications experiences between the developers of Foundation technology, implementers and prospective implementers of the technology, and the suppliers of equipment and systems.

The FFEUC-ME committee was re-established in June 2009 and includes chairman - Majid Al Braik, ADMA OPCO; vice-chairman -Nilangshu Dey, Qatar petroleum; treasurer - Fahad Al Hamad, Saudi Aramco; secretary - Indira Molina, ADCO, and communications officer - Djamel Bari, ADMA OPCO.

The FFEUC-ME is committed to three key objectives:

  • Educate end users in process automation across the Middle East in Foundation technology and assist them in realising its benefits
  • Provide a forum to exchange information among Middle East end users
  • Assist the FFMEMC in establishing Foundation fieldbus training centres across the Middle East region to benefit its end users

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