GlobalSpec Plant & Facilities Engineering Online Trade Show and Event Draws More Than 1,800 Attendees

86 percent of engineering, technical and industrial professionals at GlobalSpec virtual event are decision makers

East Greenbush, NY (April 19, 2012) – The “Plant & Facilities Engineering” online trade show and event on April 11 hosted by GlobalSpec drew more than 1,800 participants, with 86 percent of attendees reporting they are decision makers within their organizations. The free virtual conference is now available on demand to give engineers and industrial professionals easy access to educational presentations and industry-leading supplier resources from the live-day event.

GlobalSpec’s “Plant & Facilities Engineering” event provided learning opportunities to discover some of the latest trends, technologies, and innovations across key areas of plant and facilities engineering including: mechanical and electrical systems, maintenance and management, automation and instrumentation, products and services. Attendees also had the chance to share ideas and gain knowledge from industry experts and suppliers and participate in key educational sessions.

Industrial professionals were able to take advantage of these learning and networking opportunities from the convenience of their desktops, without having to budget for travel expenses or lose time away from the office.

“Our Plant & Facilities Engineering online event was a valuable opportunity for industrial professionals to hear from some of the foremost experts in the field and connect with leading suppliers about the latest technologies impacting this industry,” said Donna Lewis, vice president of e-publishing and e-events for GlobalSpec. “Our exhibitors took advantage of a highly engaged and captivated audience and were able to showcase their products, innovations and technologies.”

Speakers and topics at the event included:

  • Safer Lock-out/Tag-out with Permanent Electrical Safety – The relatively new concept of permanent electrical safety devices (PESDs) improves the workers' ability to safely isolate electrical energy beyond that which was originally conceived when Article 120 of the NFPA 70E was written.
    Presented by Phil Allen, President/Owner, Grace Engineered Products
  • Five Steps to Control Lubricant Varnish – While the formation of lubricant varnish in critical equipment can bring machinery and profitability to a sudden halt, varnish detection and control methodologies are still evolving. Attendees learned how to protect their plants from costly downtime due to sludge and varnish deposits.
    Presented by Greg Livingstone, Chief Marketing Officer, Fluitec International
  • Demystifying Real-time Data Acquisition – A properly designed and implemented Manufacturing Operations Management System (MOM) can add tremendous business value to any manufacturer. When properly implemented, MOM will improve operational effectiveness and efficiency and will assist in increased business value for companies from discreet manufacturing to continuous processing.
    Presented by Gerhard Greeff, Divisional Manager, Bytes System Integration
  • Why Middle Market Companies Need LeanSigma – Multi-billion dollar corporations have significantly reduced costs by driving process improvement, specifically Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma, throughout their organizations. Can middle market companies successfully reduce costs by embracing these principles?
    Presented by Fred Langer, Managing Director, Getzler Henrich and Associates LLC
  • How to Ensure Plant Floor Security – Cyber threats to industrial facilities are increasing in frequency, sophistication, and severity. Blame Stuxnet, the game-changing worm that attacked Iran’s nuclear program. Plant and facility managers need to understand why their networks and systems may be vulnerable, and how security improves plant floor reliability.
    Presented by Eric Byres, Chief Technology Officer, Byres Security Inc.

Companies exhibiting at this event included: PHOENIX CONTACT USA; Donaldson Torit – Donaldson Company, Inc.; FabEnCo, Inc.; Church & Dwight, Inc. Specialty Products Division; ECE Global, LLC; Enerquip LLC; Enertrols; Fluitec International; Grace Engineered Products, Inc.; Infraspection Institute; Pfannenberg Inc.; Sprint Communications Company, L.P.; Strongwell Corporation; Vaughan Co., Inc.; and Vesta Partners, LLC.

About GlobalSpec, Inc.
GlobalSpec, Inc. is the leading provider of digital media solutions designed to connect industrial marketers with their target audience of engineering, technical, industrial, scientific and manufacturing sector professionals. GlobalSpec provides its registered users with a domain-expert search engine to search more than 50,000 supplier catalogs by specification, a broad range of proprietary and aggregated Web-based content, over 15 annual online events, and more than 70 e-newsletters - helping them search for and locate products and services, learn about suppliers and access comprehensive technical content. For suppliers, GlobalSpec helps generate awareness, demand and engagement opportunities among the professionals they are looking to reach – from inbox to desktop, through networks and via real-time engagement.

GlobalSpec, SpecSearch, The Engineering Search Engine and The Engineering Web are registered trademarks of GlobalSpec, Inc.

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