Edwardsville, IL (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
The NCERC at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Siemens, Inc. invite the community to participate in hands-on demonstrations, interactive process simulations and video training in the Siemens mobile showcase Tuesday, Nov. 6. The showcase will visit the Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Center’s parking lot.
The 53-foot tractor trailer features a fully functioning instrumentation demo on wheels. It has made more than 100 stops spanning 18,000 miles across the United States as part of its “Measuring Success” tour. Siemens occupies leading market and technology positions worldwide with its business activities in the energy, healthcare, industry, infrastructure and cities sectors.
“We are excited to host Siemens as they showcase the latest and greatest in their process instrumentation and analytics products,” NCERC Director John Caupert said. “Our pilot plant is operated by a state-of-the-art Simantic PCS 7 control system, valued at more than $1 million, which was donated to the Center by Siemens in 2007.
“From workforce training programs and hands-on instruction in biofuels process control to generous capital gifts to the Center, Siemens has been a long-time partner of the NCERC. We look forward to seeing their latest advances firsthand.”
The showcase features the latest in Siemens Process Instrumentation and Analytics products, including: point and continuous level measurement; pressure, temperature and flow transmitters; valve instrumentation; regulators and relays; process protection instruments; belt scales and weigh feeders; gas chromatographs; continuous gas analyzers; laser analytics; and reporting software tools.
Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call (630)-757-1750.
About the Center
The NCERC at SIUE is a nationally recognized research center dedicated to the development and commercialization of biofuels, specialty chemicals and other renewable compounds. Established through federal and state initiatives, with support from the Illinois and National Corn Growers Associations, the Center promotes rural development and economic stimulus and is providing tomorrow’s workforce with the skills needed to meet the challenges of a changing energy environment. Designated as a Biorefining Center of Excellence, the Center assists in developing the technologies needed to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil and provide consumers with economically sound and environmentally responsible fuel options. Research initiatives in renewable energy at the Center are supported through grants, contracts and donor contributions. For more information, contact Courtney Breckenridge, (618) 401-9218, cbreckenridge(at)ethanolresearch(dot)com, or visit http://www.ethanolresearch.com.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville provides students with a high quality, affordable education that prepares them for successful careers and lives of purpose. Built on the foundation of a broad-based liberal education and enhanced by hands-on research and real-world experiences, SIUE students are equipped to thrive in the global marketplace and make our communities better places to live. Situated on 2,660 acres of beautiful woodland atop the bluffs overlooking the natural beauty of the Mississippi River’s rich bottom land and only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, the SIUE campus is home to a diverse student body of more than 14,000.