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2019 Annual Conference Calendar

16th European Conference – May 7th-9th 2019, Paris, France


Abstract submission deadline – July 3rd, 2018

Welcome to PCIC:

 PCIC invites you to actively contribute to the exciting programme of our forthcoming Middle East and European knowledge sharing events in 2019. PCIC-Europe is the premium forum for exchange of experience on the practical application of electrical and automation technology in the petroleum, chemical and pharmaceutical industries with conference topics targeted at our audience of end-users, consultants, engineering companies, and equipment suppliers.

So why submit an abstract?

Present your knowledge and practical experience to our worldwide discipline forum of more than 200 industry experts, on average. The depth of cross industry representation at conference enables you to raise your personal and your organisation’s profile at a senior industry level and network efficiently amongst your engineering peers. Meet likeminded professionals and enjoy the stimulating discussions as the fruits of your effort. This makes PCIC-Europe surely the annual must-attend event for authors and delegates, so why not?


Successful authors will:

Present their paper or technical tutorial at their selected conference

  • Have their paper or tutorial published with the official conference proceedings

  • Have their paper or tutorial published on our e-library and our website

  • PCIC may also, with the permission of the author, film the presentation for publication on our website


    Technical focus for potential authors of papers and tutorials:

    Our main themes for PCIC-Europe 2019 in Paris and Abu Dhabi will be:


    1.          The energy transition challenge.

    In the move to a lower carbon economy, Process, petrochemical and energy companies are key players in the transition.

    We see increased use of lower carbon electricity in the drive towards energy efficiency and electrification including

    - optimisation of process control for energy reduction using advanced techniques

    - replacement of steam turbine drivers with electric motors

    - electrification of other process loads, such as process heating

    - integration of renewables and storage into electrical systems

    Electrons are the new molecules!


    2.          Digitisation – the effective use of data in our industry

    While we hear so much about using data and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), we currently generate and use large amounts of data from our processes.

    In our 2019 conferences, we will be looking at

    - philosophy

    - implementation

    - use cases (case studies)

    - new developments


    In our 2019 knowledge sharing events we will be looking at these hottest of topics.

    The Electrical and Automation communities will be at the forefront of technology application and implementation. The subcategories to which these main themes belong are highlighted below.


Strategic topics:

Strategic topics

Sub-strategic topics

Equipment Types

Technical Issues & Processes

Topic 1: Equipment, Systems and Components

Topic 2: Asset Integrity and availability

Topic 3: Good Design Practice

Topic 4: Personal Safety

Advanced Technology

Asset Management and life cycle strategies

Energy Efficiency

Energy transition

Operation & Maintenance

Power Quality

Qualification of Personnel

Regulations & New Standards

Sustainability & Environmental Impact




  • Cables & Accessories
  • Electrical equipment instrumentation
  • Electrical Protection
  • Fuse & Short Circuit Protection
  • Hazardous Area Equipment
  • Lightning Protection & Earthing
  • Lighting Systems
  • Modular Units
  • On-line Monitoring & Condition Assessment Systems
  • Power Electronics
  • Process Heating Equipment
  • Rotating Equipment
  • Subsea Technology & Components
  • Substation automation and Control Systems
  • Switchgear
  • Trace Heating Systems
  • Transformers & Reactors
  • Uninteruptable Power
  • Variable Speed Drive Systems
  • Wireless systems 
  • Electrification

  • Application of New Technology
  • Arc Flash
  • Best practices (Project Execution)
  • Communication Protocols
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Construction & Commissioning
  • Design
  • Digitalization
  • Cyber Security
  • Equipment Design,
  • Data Exchange,
  • Data Management,
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • Ergonomics & Human Factors
  • Harmonisation of Regulations & Standards
  • Industrie 4.0
  • Integration of reneweables
  • Management of Ageing Installations
  • On-line Condition Monitoring
  • Power Management
  • Power Quality
  • Power System Modelling
  • Risk & Criticality Assessment
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis
  • Safety Critical Design Measures
  • Explosion Protection
  • Type Testing
  • Technology Readiness Level
  • Functional safety for electrical equipment and automation
  • Brownfield changes challenges (Life cycle management)

Please note that:

  • If the subject of an abstract is expected to require more elaboration or is similar to other abstracts for the same conference, the authors might be asked to cooperate and submit a tutorial instead of a paper.
  • Authors wishing to submit the same abstract for both conferences are required to submit the abstract twice, one time for each conference.
  • Tutorials are not included in the Conference Record
  • Our main themes should not prevent you from submitting abstracts relevant to our strategic topics


How to submit an abstract:

  • Go to http://www.pcic-library.com/ 
  • Then use your login and password if you have already created your author account on this platform OR create your personal account by clicking on NEW USER? ASK FOR IDENTIFCATION CODES
  • Then complete your abstract, after having chosen strategic topics, sub-strategic topics, etc.
  • Follow the simple instructions to complete your submission

Instructions and deadlines

We invite you to read carefully all the instructions and tips you will find on


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