Impact of 4IR to be addressed at Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa 2019
Think remote monitoring, control and analysis of pumping systems. Think reducing water losses via Web Based IIOT technology. Think of connecting field instruments to IoT for predictive maintenance. Think of using an Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) software tool as a replacement to Materials Requirements Planning (MRP) within a valve manufacturing company.
All the above mentioned scenarios and more will feature in free-to-attend workshops, conference sessions and a stakeholder engagement forum as part of the Pumps, Valves & Pipes Africa 2019 expo and conference taking place 11-13 June at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg.
Co-located with African Construction Expo and Totally Concrete Expo, the event will address the impact of the 4IR and the way we view traditional, local sectors of the economy that are involved in the conveyance of liquids, gases & slurries.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) encompasses the Internet of Things, but goes beyond simple device connectivity toward being an ‘Internet of Everything’. At its core is the combination of big data, analytics and physical technology. It’s the collective force behind many products and services that are fast becoming indispensable to modern life.
According to Content and Marketing Project Manager, Nico Loretz, a high-level panel discussion will look at how the 4IR will affect the mind shifts in the way we view traditional and local sectors of the economy. He continues: “The growing focus towards industrial expansion with the petrochemical-, power-, mining- water- and growing food and beverage sectors will drive demand for industrial pumps, valves and pipes for years to come.”
According to a published TechSci Research report “Africa Industrial Valves Market By Type, By End User, By Country, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 – 2021”, that the industrial valves market in Africa is forecast to surpass $4 billion by 2021. And according to Frost & Sullivan, the global centrifugal pumps’ market revenue is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 2.5% and reach $28.57bn by 2023.
Loretz says presentations and case studies related to the 4IR will be delivered by AngloGold Ashanti, Franklin Electric SA, Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC), nCoded Solutions and others.
Apart from the free-to-attend conference, the event will feature exhibitions from leading manufacturers, equipment- and service providers. Visitors will be able to meet face to face with a network of new suppliers of pumps, valves, pipes and components and will be able to assess the latest products and innovations.
Entrance to the expo, workshops and conference is free. Visitors are requested to register and activate their free visitor passes online at www.pumpsvalvesandpipesafrica.com or contact the team at +27 11 783 7250.