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  • Coal power plant control systems have progressively evolved to meet the growing demand for efficient and flexible power generation whilst maintaining low emissions. In particular, optimisation of the combustion process has required increased use of online monitoring technologies and the replacement of standard control loops with more advanced algorithms
    capable of handling multivariable systems. Improved stoichiometric control can be achieved with
    coal and air flow sensors or imaging and spectral analysis of the flame itself, whilst in-situ laser absorption spectroscopy provides a means of mapping CO and O2 distribution in hot regions of the furnace. Modern plant control systems are able to draw on a range of computational
    techniques to determine the appropriate control response, including artificial intelligence which
    mimics the actions of expert operators and complex empirical models built from operational data.
    New sensor technologies are also being researched to further improve control and to withstand the high temperature and corrosive environments of advanced coal plant and gasifiers. Increased use of optical technologies is of particular interest, with sensors based on optical fibres able to perform low noise, highly sensitive, and distributed measurements at high temperatures.
    Microelectronic fabrication techniques and newly developed high temperature materials are also being combined to develop miniaturised devices which provide a robust and low cost solution for in-situ monitoring of gases and other parameters. These new sensors can be integrated with wireless communication technology and self-powering systems to facilitate the deployment of distributed sensor networks and monitoring of inaccessible locations. Using principles of self-organisation to optimise their output, such networks may play a growing role in future control systems.
  • FC, FCoE, NAS, iSCSI, DCB, traditional LAN, internet/WAN, HPC, clusters, clouds, server virtualization, storage virtualization, network virtualization, and more are all colliding in your data center. Redundancy, resiliency, security, I/O consolidation, network convergence, dynamic application distribution, and thin provisioning with high levels of service are desired at all layers and all data center sizes across a broad spectrum of use cases. You worry about operational separation, buying decisions, investment protection, cost and energy savings, and evolving standards while maintaining very high levels of service and security. Is the technology evolving to a dream come true or a nightmare? If that doesn’t keep you up at night nothing will.

    This session from SNIA will untangle, define, and illustrate the main ideas and concepts behind Data Center Evolution and Network Convergence to give context and a solid foundation for discussions with your vendors, as well as for your further reading and investigation. The point of view taken for this presentation is that of the network and transport characteristics in the face of the changes taking place.
  • Oil prices have been unstable in 2015, and many in the industry are seeking new opportunities.

    This webinar will:
    ·Provide a road map that will lead to opportunity
    ·Review the oil and gas industry, with a focus on M&A activity
    ·Discuss oil price volatility and the opportunity for growth
  • Energy storage is becoming an essential element in today's world of surging demand. Increasing importance of renewable energy, coupled with supportive legislation that promotes usage of solar PVs and wind turbines, drive the need for energy storage. Renewable grid integration is a key application that promotes energy storage globally. Large-scale PV farms and offshore wind farms in the US, China, and Europe make energy storage and its future interesting and inevitable.
  • This panel discussion will provide an overview of the current state of security in the Connected Home market and will discuss technology overviews, industry trends, key drivers, insights into important trends, and opportunities for growth in the market.

    This briefing will highlight on:

    - Key growth opportunities in the marketplace
    - Relevant trends and activities in the market
    - Up-to-date information about current & potential industry participants
    - Forecasts & predict future market movements
    - Key economic issues affecting industries and markets
  • This panel discussion will provide an overview of the current state of power quality equipment market and will discuss technology overviews, industry trends, key drivers, insights into important trends, and opportunities for growth in the market.

    This briefing will highlight on:

    - Key growth opportunities in the marketplace
    - Relevant trends and activities in the market
    - Up-to-date information about current & potential industry participants
    - Forecasts & predict future market movements
    - Key economic issues affecting industries and markets
  • This panel discussion will provide an overview of the current state of energy storage market and will discuss technology overviews, industry trends, key drivers, insights into important trends, and opportunities for growth in the market.

    This briefing will highlight on:

    - Key growth opportunities in the marketplace
    - Relevant trends and activities in the market
    - Up-to-date information about current & potential industry participants
    - Forecasts & predict future market movements
    - Key economic issues affecting industries and markets