Followed by its presence in the first regional conference on control and instrumentation in 2014 held at Arak University of Technology, MAPNA Electric & Control Engineering & Manufacturing Company (MECO) took part in the National Conference on Electrical Automation and Industrial Controls, the National Conference on Lighting and Energy Management and its subsidiary Exhibition on Electrical Engineering and Energy Management simultaneously. It was attended by prominent academicians, executives and professionals in Iran’s electricity and energy industry from 26 provinces.
By allocating 24 square meters of space for the exhibition, MECO Company promoted itself and the Mapna Group’s products and capabilities. It also presented a demonstration of the MAPCS system to visitors and answered their questions. Among the objectives of this conference were discussing the latest challenges in the field of science and technology, improving skills and encouraging support for national production in the light of an ongoing relationship between manufacturers and universities, convincing consumers to use national products, promoting the scientific and industrial position of Markazi Province as Iran’s second pole of mother industries and as Iran’s fourth industrial pole.
These two conferences were held in collaboration, both in material and spiritual terms, with Iran’s Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Tavanir Inc., Power Research Institute, Iranian Association of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Iranian Association of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Markazi Province Branch), Markazi Province’s Power Distribution Company, Bakhtar Regional Electricity Company, MAPNA Electric & Control Engineering & Manufacturing Company (MECO), Shayanbargh Company, Iran Aluminum Company, Markazi Province’s Industries and Mines Organization, Lajvar Company, Shazand Petrochemical Company, Imam Khomeini Refinery of Shazand, Shazand Powe Plant, Machine Sazi Arak, Rahnama Gearbox Company and Pars Jahd Company as well as in collaboration with Khaje Nasir Toosi University of Technology, Teacher Training University of Arak and the University of Tafresh.
The keynote speakers of the conference were Dr. Alipur, Director General of Tavanir Company’s Bureau of Technical Transfer, Dr. Latif, Head of Power & Energy Industrial Technology Development Organization and Mr. Kebriaee, Director General of Iran’s Energy Efficiency Organization (SABA), who presented their speech on the conference’s central themes. Five specialized round tables were held in the conference:
- Industrial Automation: In this round table, the challenges and methods of knowledge-based economy,
commercialization and localization in industrial automation and instrumentation were discussed with an emphasis on the domestic manufacturing of automation equipment such as HMI and PLC in modular and outsourcing forms.
- Instrumentation: In this round table, the level of technology and the need for the production of sensors, actuators and advanced analyzers were discussed with an emphasis on quality control, standards compliance and obtaining certifications by domestic instrumentation products manufacturers for sustainable market development.
- Power Network Automation: The items discussed in this roundtable included comprehensive production automation and management as well as electricity transmission and distribution with Distributed Control Systems (DCS) to increase productivity and reduce energy costs with an emphasis on the benefits of using DCS (including increased availability and reliability and reduced operating costs) and academic projects in the field of the IEC 61850 protocol with the aim of localizing the DCS technology.
- Power Electronics: The items discussed in this roundtable included strategies to improve the power electronics industry in terms of production, effective electricity transmission and distribution, observing the standards, international cooperation, technology transfer, access to infrastructure and supporting applied academic dissertations with an emphasis on encouraging the government industries to invest in value added fields in the area of power electronics.
- Lighting: The items discussed in this roundtable included economic resistance and energy management (commands 4 and 15), the introduction of organic diodes, production of different colors via LED’s, eliminating the problems of high costs and thermal dependence in LED’s, improving the advantages of LED’s including a long lifetime and low consumption and the need to use natural light as much as possible.
Also 7 workshops were held at the conference:
- Modern lighting workshop
- Workshop on the development of feasibility studies on energy management with an economic approach
- Training workshop on municipal lighting simulation software products
- Valve sizing workshop
- PLC delta workshop
- PID control designing, implementation and tuning
- Power quality workshop
In addition, 31 articles submitted from different universities across the country were presented in four parallel conference rooms on the themes of classical control, computational intelligence, industrial control, achievements of energy production and distribution systems and power electronics.
Technical knowledge of instrumentation, industrial automation and modeling and identifying systems
Instrumentation and industrial automation
New methods and interdisciplinary applications of control
Control and instrumentation applications in distribution networks, smart cities and buildings
Power System Automation:
Distribution network automation
Consumption management and smart networks
Distributed generation units and renewable energy sources
Safety and security of power systems
IT and GIS in power systems