Downstream 2019 has come to Houston and is being held at the George R. Brown Convention Center, June 11 – 12, 2019. The event has conference paper presentations and a large exhibition.
Here is a list of topics being presented at the conference, as well as the exhibition.
- Engineering and Construction
- Reliability and Maintenance
- Supply Chain and Logistics
- Shutdowns and Turnarounds
I was at the meeting on June 11th. After speaking to the exhibitors, I found that the overwhelming issue driving the conference is predictive maintenance. That is, use computers and software to take data on tools and equipment in order to predict when a process upset is coming; and thus, intercept the failure event in a managed way.
Downstream 2019 is being held right above the Channel 11, KHOU, news station. The interviews in front of the convention center make a nice diversion during meeting breaks. Reporter Shern-Min Chow in these photos is interviewing members of the mounted division of the Houston Police Department.
The conference ends today. Get your free exhibition pass: https://eloqua.petchem-update.com/LP=23742?extsource=media_partners . See you there.