(BlockBar) HIMA, the world’s leading specialist in automated safety solutions, protecting a wide range of global customers in the process industry, logistics, and the rail sector, makes its foray into the emerging and vibrant Vietnam market to help protect local industries with its Smart Safety solutions, with a keynote speech and exhibiting key Boiler Control Systems (BCS) solutions at the International Society of Automation (ISA) Vietnam Event 2019, June 13, 2019 (Thursday), Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This is HIMA’s debut in Vietnam.
Vietnam has been growing rapidly, since the Đổi Mới (Renovation) initiative by the government in 1986 onwards. With a healthy 6.8% real GDP growth in 2017 over 6.2% in 2016, coupled with a low unemployment of just 2.2%, Vietnam is beating some of its neighbors in ASEAN and Asia Pacific (source: “Report for Selected Countries and Subjects”, imf.org, 2018-09-11).
With a rapid national growth, energy is a key sector and the national consumption is growing by more than 10% per year (source: “Vietnam’s Solar Energy is Developing Ahead of Expectations”, Global Markets International, 2019-04-21). The plastics industry is slated to grow between 14% to 16% in the coming years, with 2,000 companies processing plastics for packaging, building materials, and household items (source: “Vietnam’s Chemical Industry Suffers from Slow Refinery Expansion”, Global Markets International, 2019-02-11).
“The ICA Event series throughout Asia is a pivotal opportunity for many industry practitioners to congregate and share insights on important industrial automation best practices. With the burgeoning economy and industrialization of Vietnam, and the inflow of more human capital-intensive manufacturing into Vietnam, this is the perfect time for HIMA to introduce our Smart Safety solutions and best practices here,” says Friedhelm Best, Vice President, Asia Pacific, HIMA. “Around the world, the functional safety of turbines and compressors is becoming a focal point of many heavy industries. A small accident can have catastrophic consequences, endanger human lives, and incur high costs. The International Electrotechnical Commission reacts by introducing stricter safety standards – which can readily be met with a single system for safety and critical control. FlexSILon TMC ensures all turbomachinery runs safely.”
Mr Friedhelm Best will deliver a keynote at 0845 hours, on the HIMA Smart Safety principles and practices. Mr Sujith Bhaskara Panikkar, Director of consulting, HIMA, will speak on Functional Safety and Cybersecurity. Mr Andrew Chee, business development manager, HIMA, will speak on High-Integrity Pressure Protection Systems (HIPPS).
During the exhibition, HIMA displays a full-sized mock-up of a burner process and how HIMA optimizes the Air/Fuel ratio for customers.
The International Society of Automation (ISA) is delighted to announce that the ISA Vietnam Event 2019 will be held at Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers on 13 June 2019. The event features several technical sessions and workshops that are designed to cover innovative technologies and solutions to the pressing technical challenges of today.
The HIMA Group is the world’s leading independent provider of smart safety solutions for industrial applications. With more than 35,000 installed TÜV-certified safety systems worldwide, HIMA qualifies as the technology leader in this sector. Its expert engineers develop customized solutions that help increase safety, cyber security and profitability of plants and factories in the digital age. For over 45 years, HIMA has been a trusted partner to the world’s largest oil, gas, chemical, and energy-producing companies. These rely on HIMA solutions, services and consultancy for uninterrupted plant operation and protection of assets, people and the environment. HIMA’s offering includes smart safety solutions that help increase safety and uptime by turning data into business-relevant information. HIMA also provides comprehensive solutions for the efficient control and monitoring of turbomachinery (TMC), burners and boilers (BMC) and pipelines (PMC). In the global rail industry, HIMA’s CENELEC-certified SIL4 COTS safety controllers are leading the way to increased safety, security and profitability. Founded in 1908, the family-owned company operates from over 50 locations worldwide with its headquarters in Bruehl, Germany. With a workforce of approximately 800 employees, HIMA generated a turnover of approximately €123 million in 2017.