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Petr Niedoba, Connected Services Principal, OSIsoft EMEA

PetrNiedobaPetr Niedoba is the leader of the Connected Services business for OSIsoft in EMEA. Petr has over 18 years experience in the operations and productivity improvements solutions industry. Prior to OSIsoft Petr was at Honeywell Process Solutions as the Advanced Solutions Consulting Manager for EMEA, providing consultancy for numerous processing industry organisation to help them improve their operations and maintenance processes and procedures!


1. What are you looking forward to discussing with the audience?

The topic of the meeting is Connected Services, those can be defined as any services based on the customer operating data, with the purpose of bringing them added value. Some business examples include performance monitoring of the process or critical assets, predictive maintenance, fleet monitoring, facility management and many others – Connected Services are still developing and the opportunities seem to be endless. I want to discuss what added value the Connected Services bring to all stakeholders, share our experience and business cases from our customer community . We have sponsored a market research on the acceptance of Connected Services and the drivers for the asset owners to share data with their vendors and I will show the results. I would also like to hear how the companies in different industries are doing in this field – any positive or negative experience will be worth for the audience. For instance, many companies have already started to develop some Connected Services using in-house developed systems, but as their business grows they often see the system performance is not sufficient, the solutions are not scalable and the support is slow, or they need to unify various systems used by different departments.

2. Why did you decide to do a webinar with us?

OSIsoft has been a leader in providing the PI System for real time data collection and analysis to processing industries and power generation companies. 65% of fortune 500 companies use our system to collect the time series data from various sources to have one view on the truth and to feed the data to other systems such as ERP, CMMS or BI. We see now a growing demand to use such systems not only to share the data inside the company, but also with other parties – service vendors, critical equipment vendors, JV members or partners. We wanted to talk about our experience and hear from the other parties on how the operating data can be used outside of the companies who generate them. We believe the webinar is a good means of establishing the communication.

3. What do you most enjoy about your role?

If I should use just one word, it would be – versatility. With the IIoT “hype” it is progressively easier to add sensors to any equipment. Machines can generate more data than ever and companies are looking at new ways of creating value for their customers by using them. With all of that, we are amazed about how many different new Connected Services are being developed every day, and I am excited to be a part of it.

4. What has been the highlight of your career?

At the previous employer I was awarded the President’s Club, a very prestigious recognition that also included a trip to Florida for a couple of days where the winner can choose to undertake  some interesting activities . I chose deep sea fishing and I was very much looking forward to spending a day in a boat to catch big fish like the Hemingway’s Old Man Santiago, but in fact I spent all day just throwing up over the board.

5. Where is your favourite place in the world and why?

Anywhere on the saddle of my mountain bike or on my skis. But honestly, due to the extent of my business travel, I mostly enjoy being around my home with the beautiful landscape of the Berounka river valley near Prague.

Petr will be presenting the OSIsoft webinar ‘Connected Services: New Revenue Opportunities for Equipment Vendors and Remote Service Providers on the 23rd September. Register here.

Baumer and the “Bourdon Original”– a successful combination of innovation and reliability

By: Stefan Diepenbrock, Manager Public Relations, Baumer

Who would have thought it? While the wheel of innovation keeps turning faster and faster in the process industry, a more than 160-year-old technology is still used for pressure measurement today. When Eugène Bourdon filed a patent application for the “Bourdon tube” named after him in Paris in 1849, not even he expected that his technology would still be the most common method for mechanical pressure measurement, for example, in the oil and gas industry in the 21st century. Eugène Bourdon’s legacy is continued today by the Swiss sensor manufacturer Baumer, which currently is the owner of the only “Bourdon Original” label thanks to the takeover of the Bourdon-Haenni company in 2005 and its integration in the Baumer Group.

Today Baumer Bourdon Haenni is the competence center for mechanical measuring instruments within the Baumer Group, where Eugène Bourdon’s pioneering spirit is still ever-present. The Bourdon tube principle is combined with Baumer’s innovation know-how to create latest generation mechanical pressure gauges as part of an extensive product portfolio which Baumer has reliably provided for the petrochemical industry, power stations, water treatment plants, aviation and marine applications, and the food industry for many years.

Bourdon fits very well with the rest of the Baumer family

Reliability through innovation – both formed the basis of the Bourdon tube invented by Eugène Bourdon, and this principle is still valid today. It is not for nothing that many demanding customers rely on this pressure measurement method. Reliability through innovation is important in product development also to Baumer.  “That’s why Bourdon fits so well with the rest of the Baumer family,” explains Sascha Engel, Marketing & Sales Manager for Process Instrumentation at Baumer.

Thanks to its many benefits, the Bourdon tube in Baumer products continues to be a popular solution even after more than 160 years. During the construction of a steam engine, Bourdon noticed that the spirally wound tube used for compressing steam was flattened during production. To correct this, the tube was sealed at one end and pressurized at the other end. As a result, the spiral started to bend up while the tube tended to regain its round cross section. Impressed by this observation, Bourdon immediately carried out several tests and ultimately invented a pressure gauge based on the path change of the end of a bent Bourdon tube with an elliptical cross section.

This simplicity makes these Bourdon-tube gauges easy to handle and maintain. In addition, they are suitable for a wide pressure range and offer a high level of accuracy (up to 0.1 % of the end value). “Because they do not require an external power source, they are not prone to voltage fluctuations or power outages,” Sascha Engel explains.

Proven Bourdon principle is updated by leading-edge quality methods

Baumer continues to rely on this proven Bourdon principle for its mechanical pressure gauges. at its production site in Vendome (France) however, this traditional principle is updated by implementing -the latest quality methods which offer decisive benefits in demanding oil and gas applications.

Bourdon tubes, which have different dimensions depending on the nominal sizes of the measuring device and the measuring range, are manufactured from long stainless steel tubes in a bending machine. The Bourdon tubes are given their typical C shape and a flattened cross section. The Bourdon tubes are welded to the connection piece of the measuring device at one end and to the tube end piece at the other end. The welded measuring systems are checked for leaks and undergo an overpressure cycle to eliminate tensions in the material. Then they are welded to the pressure gauge housing in an automated laser welding plant.

After assembly of the pointer mechanism, the pressure gauge is adjusted and checked upon compliance with measuring range and accuracy class. This is done in a patented, semi-automatic process which virtually eliminates adjustment errors. The pressure gauge is completely assembled, sealed, and packed for shipment. On request, every pressure gauge comes with a calibration certificate issued by a computer-based system with optical scanning of the pointer position. The certificates are archived and can be allocated to the measuring device at any time.

BTrace – Baumer Traceability System

At Baumer, this completely documented and traceable process is called BTrace, which stands for “Baumer Traceability System”. It describes a unique method in order fulfilment. Combined with lean philosophy, it provides the customer with measurable added value in cost efficiency, reliability, and traceability. BTrace comprises several elements:

B – as in Baumer Business System: Effective production and management processes are combined in the Baumer Business System to meet customer requirements. Strictly oriented towards lean philosophy, it creates substantial customer benefits: the right product at the right place at the right time.

T – as in traceability: Baumer offers complete transparency throughout the entire order process. The result is a fully traceable product compliant to the highest safety standards.

R – as in reliability: Baumer pursues a “zero-defects philosophy”. –In doing so, core components are continuously monitored and undergo regular stress tests. All test results are checked and -archived.

A – as in automation: BTrace offers a progressive and patented calibration and certification system. The automated and EDP-based system guarantees complete traceability starting from material acquisition to the finished product by using 3.1 certificates.

C – as in consistency: Based on lean philosophy, MUDA, KAIZEN, and optimized sourcing methods, Baumer continuously works on improvements to provide the highest quality and safety standards. BTrace ensures consistency by transparent material and product codes based on universal configurations for an easy and flexible order process.

E – as in excellence: Highest quality for the customer is the core of the BTrace philosophy – at all levels.

Register here for the Baumer Webinar ‘Innovative Sensor Technologies for the Oil & Gas Industry’.

More information at: www.baumer.com/bourdon

Baumer Group
The Baumer Group is an internationally leading manufacturer and developer of sensors, and encoders, measuring instruments, and components for automated image processing. Baumer combines innovative technology and customer oriented service into intelligent solutions for factory and process automation and offers a uniquely wide range of related products and technologies. The family company has around 2,300 employees with manufacturing facilities, sales offices, and agents in 37 offices and 19 countries, always close to the customer. With consistently high quality standards worldwide and a huge potential for innovation, Baumer brings its customers critical advantages and measurable added value across many industries. For further information, visit www.baumer.com on the Internet.


How Can Energy Storage Help the Stability of Future Grids?

EnerSys Webinar

Energy storage is an established technology. Therefore, the dynamic behavior of storage is even more important than its long term capacity. Energy storage needs to be integrated in network-based energy systems, in the electrical grid system, heat and cooling network and gas networks. It can also provide an important contribution to the development and emergence of the Smart Grid concept at all voltage levels.

Power disturbances are a major cost and concern for today’s utilities and industries as they struggle to cope with growing demand, an aging infrastructure and the challenges of incorporating renewable resources. In fact, over the past 20 years, blackouts have increased 124%. Frequent and potentially destructive disturbances from power grids are also resulting in voltage sags, brownouts, over voltage conditions and power outages. Stabilizing the power grid means preparing for voltage regulation, frequency regulation, ramp control and peak shaving. Increasingly, utilities are discovering significant benefits through the integration of large battery systems into their power grid architecture

In time when renewable energy sources as part of the electricity network is higher than ever before we start to see multiple implications caused by voltage drops or frequency variations. This may have a significant impact, for example, to sensitive process industry or even actual grid balance. Correctly located storage with proper technology selection might be a solution to overcome some of these challenges.

Existing energy storage offerings currently on the market vary from relative small electrochemical storages up to MWh scale CAES (Compressed Air Energy Storage) and Pumped Hydro storages. The crucial thing for DSOs and TSOs is to understand the application they need to support it with. Is it then load profile, reaction time, frequency of the events for example, but all these should affect storage (technology) selection to maximize the benefit resulting in the best possible reliability and availability of the grid.

EnerSys is the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications. For over 100 years, EnerSys and its predecessor companies have been manufacturers of industrial batteries which are used in applications such as telecom, utilities, aerospace and defense, forklifts, industrial vehicles, rail equipment, cars, and boats. With financial strength, large volume production capabilities and proven product portfolio, EnerSys is uniquely qualified to supply the most complete, competitive and diversified line of capacity optimization solutions from a single source.

EnerSys serves its customers with multiple electrochemical storage options. The key take away from the webinar is to understand basic differences among the chemistries, what are the crucial steps when defining the storage and understand how it can help to balance the grid by operating as an active component. As an end-to-end solution, EnerSys does more than just provide the products needed to optimize capacity. Its’ experienced experts will evaluate the facility’s needs, recommend the best storage technology and provide a turnkey installation.

Register here for EnerSys Webinar.

To read more about EnerSys and our large scale energy storage, please visit www.enersys.com and http://www.optigrid.enersys.com/

Sascha Engel, Director Sales & Marketing Process Instrumentation from Baumer

Sascha EngelSascha Engel, born in 1972 in Germany with degree in electronics by holding academic master of science in strategy, technology and holistic management, has more over 20 years of experience in global business activity from the workshop up to corporate rehabilitation. Originally coming from the machinery and factory automation industry, Sascha Engel took over the global sales & marketing activity of Baumer Process Instrumentation in 2011 to contribute to the latest market challenges in the segment of process instruments, but very much focused in the field of Oil & Gas and related EPC business.

1. Why did you decide to do a webinar with us?
 We have been looking for an efficient platform to inform a relevant and interested audience about the needs of traceability and how it can be managed. This webinar platform allows us also to have interaction between the presenter and the participants which should lead into a fruitful discussion.

2. What are you looking forward to explaining to the audience?
 Nowadays, at least in our industry of instrumentation portfolio, products are becoming more and more utility level. This implicates less innovation character, which is true on the product itself, but not on the surrounding environmental. Mostly, product specification is given by the application of the installation, but where is the value provided to the customer? We think a correlated answer can be found in the trend and needs of the Oil & Gas industry as well in the latest era of Industry 4.0 which is a new technology based trend generated by high industrialized countries. The correlation between well established & proven technology to new and modern sensor systems is not a discrepancy rather than a paradigm change.

3. How did you get into the industry?
 With our brand of Original Bourdon® and the long related history of inventing the pressure gauge 165 years ago the footprint into the industry of Oil & Gas is given by default. Measuring physical parameter as pressure, temperature, level, etc. is one of the key applications in the Oil & Gas industry for producing quality products, and therefore our entire portfolio fulfils basic needs since decades.

4. What’s the best book you’ve ever read and would recommend?
My own one, of course. But instead of recommending a certain book I would rather recommend several authors as Miller Heiman, John Kotter, Al Ries, Fredmund Malik, Peter Drucker, John Spencer, Kim & Mauborgne, Reinhard Sprenger,  Sun Tsu, Peter Senge and a lots of others.

Sascha will be presenting Baumer’s webinar ‘Innovative Sensor Technologies for the Oil & Gas Industry’ on the 23rd April at 3PM London/10AM New York. You can read more and register here.

Markus Kupper , Application Engineering – oOEM Parts from EthosEnergy

Markus Kupper , Application Engineering – oOEM PartsMarkus Kupper is a B.Sc.Mech Engineer with 30 years experience in the Heavy Frame Gas Turbine Industry. Starting from design and development Engineering with an OEM, he held various Senior positions in Field Service, Project Management, Sales and Product Management at EE.


  1. Why did you decide to do a webinar with us?

I attended one of your previous webinars. It’s a great way of sharing information across a wide audience. Being able to interact with the presenters and getting feedback to comments or issues you may have on hand makes these sessions worthwhile the time.

  1. What will the audience gain from attending your webinar?

Spare parts represent probably 2/3 of the non-fuel operating cost of a GT power plant. Getting away from the traditional “remove-repair-replace” without signing up to LTSA’s and the like, is rather difficult. EE has developed a few alternative parts solutions which ensure your capital is efficiently deployed across your asset. I will be presenting some case studies where EE parts solutions have created a robust bridge between operational and commercial requirements.

  1. What is your favourite thing about presenting to a live audience?

I would like to say “The possibility to look each other in the eyes”. In case of this webinar, and looking at the truly “worldwide audience”, I am encouraged to see that the topic is “universal”. I hope sharing some, I like to call them “Best Practices”, will initiate some thoughts in the audience of getting them to introduce “optimization tools” in to their respective organisations.

  1. What motivates you?

Getting out of bed … seeing my kids venturing off to new endeavors with a SMILE. Giving “my” customers a “WOW” experience and at the same time building robust relationships … that is probably the shortest statement on this question!

Markus will be presenting EthosEnergy webinar ‘Reducing Risks and Costs Inherent in Your Parts Management Strategy’. You can register for their webinar taking place on the 12th March at  11am New York/3pm London here.


Grant Adam, Principal Engineer BSc, PgDip, CEng, CmarEng, MIMarEst from Jee

Grant AdamGrant is an experienced chartered engineer who has been working in the oil and gas industry since 1994. He is the head of Jee’s integrity management discipline and has an in-depth knowledge of the field and its associated areas, including internal and external inspection. Working closely with a number of major operators, Grant provides technical support and pipeline technical authority services, advising on all aspects of design, construction, integrity, repair and the operation of pipeline systems.

Grant has completed a number of integrity management related projects, including creating riser inspection strategies, inspection tool and stuck pig contingency plans, corrosion management strategies and pipeline lifetime extension studies.

With his vast technical understanding and dynamic presentation skills, Grant also presents Jee’s ‘Failure of deep-water pipelines and risers’ course around the world, successfully developing delegates’ competencies. 

1. What are you looking forward to explaining to the audience?

The webinar will discuss the consequences of ineffective subsea pipeline integrity management and why it is so important. I am looking forward to sharing my experience with the audience and hope the lessons learnt will prove to be a useful insight for oil and gas operators and service providers.

2. What is the most interesting thing you’ve done within your current role? 

As part of my role, I also present Jee’s ‘Failure of deepwater pipelines and risers’ technical training course around the world. Utilising case studies of real pipeline failures, this course looks at integrity management issues affecting deepwater risers and flowlines. Teaching provides a fantastic opportunity to travel, but more importantly a chance to give back to the industry and pass on lessons learned, improving industry standards and best practice.

3. What is the ideal outcome you would like from doing the webinar? 

We aim to provide attendees with an overview of subsea pipelines integrity management best practice in addition to examining the primary threats and lessons learnt. The webinar will also discuss how lifetime extension can maximise the profitability of mature assets and how integrity management is applied to decommissioned pipelines. I hope that all attendees go away with a better understanding of pipeline integrity management which will help them in their roles going forwards.

 4. Where is your favourite place in the world and why?

My favourite place in the whole world is my home. No matter where in the world you travel to and the experiences gained during these travels, it’s always nice to get home!

Grant Adam will be presenting the Jee webinar ‘Lessons Learned in Subsea Pipeline Integrity Management’ on the 24th February at 3PM London / 10AM New York. Register here.


Dr. Kai U. Ziegler, Vice President Engineering Compressors, MAN Diesel & Turbo

Kai Ziegler has the overall responsibility of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s compressor engineering departments in Oberhausen. He is deeply involved in project AIRMAX and pushed its development from scratch to market maturity. Ever since he finished his studies of mechanical engineering with a doctoral degree at RWTH Aachen, Ziegler dedicated his professional life to research, development and engineering of compressors. He joined MAN in 2005.

1. What are you looking forward to explaining to the audience?

My colleagues Sebastian Parzigas and Dr. Marco Ernst will reflect on the reasons that have led to the development of AIRMAX “mega-trains” for large air separation units. In short, they are mainly used to produce large amounts of oxygen for the subsequent Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. This is a future-oriented process that is used to produce synthetic fuels out of coal or natural gas. They will have a detailed look on the advantages of AIRMAX for our customers – mainly better price, higher efficiency and highest robustness. The audience will be introduced to the technical configuration of AIRMAX and the development of its new axial/radial main air compressor AR-MAX1. My colleagues will also reflect on the “first-time-right” shop tests, the erection of the first references in world scale coal-to-liquid plants and the latest machine concepts for high pressure air separation.

2. Why did you decide to do a webinar with Business Review Webinars?

We have recently organized physical events for our customers at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Oberhausen site in Germany. The feedback that we got was extremely positive. Now we are trying to allow even more interested parties to see and discuss our latest developments, independent from their residence and without the need of traveling. We regard a webinar with Business Review Webinars as a good option to continue and enlarge the dialogue with our existing and new stakeholders.

3. What do you most enjoy about presenting to a live audience?

It is clearly the chance to get a direct feedback from the audience and to answer their questions as close as possible to the point of time when they occur. In general, I enjoy uncomplicated ways of communication.

 4. What motivates you?

The development of the AIRMAX air compressor train was an ambitious and challenging task. In fact, it is the result of several years of intensive development work. Together with our development partner MTU Aero Engines in Munich we have combined for the first time the advantages of industrial compressors with the advantages of gas turbine or aero engine compressors, resulting in the new blading generation MAX1. It is extremely satisfying – and in a way overwhelming – how the market has responded. We have sold a total of 19 AIRMAX trains even before we had the first one running in the field. That success, supported by first-time-right shop test results, is highly motivating – for all our staff and for sure for myself.

In my every day working life I’m also motivated by the exceptional team spirit we have. When I’m walking through the offices I can often see that colleagues have put press clippings or pictures of AIRMAX on their walls. They are fully committed to our product. That’s very encouraging.

 5. What has been your best holiday and where would you recommend visiting?

That clearly depends on the life situation. I had my most fascinating vacation, when I was a doctoral student, by car from Germany through Spain and Portugal, including Gibraltar. Today I prefer more relaxed holidays in family clubs in Greece or Turkey, where I can play with my two boys in the pool or the sea the whole day long.

Dr Kai U. Ziegler’s colleagues Dr Marco Ernst and  Sebastian Parzigas will be presenting the MAN webinar ‘A New Generation of Air Compressor Trains for Air Separation Units’ on the 5th February at the following times:

8am London / 9am Paris

3pm London / 10am New York


We’ve done it this way. Why change?

By Kevin Kolmetz, Moog, Product Manager, LinkedIn, and Richard Kim, Moog, Engineering Manager, LinkedIn

In the some parts of the oil and gas industry, you may hear people say, “We’ve done things a certain way. It works. Why change what works?” While an organization might have always used, for example, a hydraulic solution for a topside drilling application, we would like to challenge them to look at improving on what works, perhaps by using an electro-mechanical solution for their application. Our solution approach is to “connect” with you or your director of technology and talk about what’s best for your motion control situation.

Let me take an additional example from the automotive test industry. We have developed a tire-coupled simulation system with actuators that move following a prescribed drive file that replicates the motion from a real world road test.  We’re moving each of the car’s wheels at an almost frenetic frequency. Typically a lot of people believe electric actuation is always faster than hydraulic actuation in that situation. But in hydraulics, you actually have more stored energy. With electric actuation, you have a motor that has to spool up – that takes time. In this case then hydraulics can actually be faster.

Moog became involved in this webinar because designing reliability and performance into your motion control applications matters. Speed, force, reliability and even profits hinge on motion control. You want to select the correct technology. We know that a lot is, literally, riding on your choice.

Here’s a three-step process we use to help people make their design choices.

First, we look at the architecture underpinning your application. When you think about older components as part of an architecture they tend to be run off a centralized control scheme. Newer, smart components have smart controls. For instance, you could have a master controller in a control room on an oil platform going out to every component which also each have a feedback device. And that smart component will tell you that you need to check something related to, say, one of the components on a pipe racking system. So, architecturally speaking, we dig into whether someone is working with a centralized control system or distributed control system. Knowing this will result in the best motion control solution.

Second, we examine device-level form factor. Simply put, that means we look at what a specific component does and its working environment. We look at the physical conditions and needs of what’s going on with your application. Your topside application need may be right over the wellhead which can give you a lot of room for a solution that requires a really rapid response time. Device-level form factor can also examine energy density. For example, you may need to move a valve that needs 30,000 pounds of force for a cutter assembly that’s part of a blow-out preventer. All these situations need to be considered for the best motion control solution.

And, third, we study device-level dynamics. In other words, how rapidly does your application move? Is it moving 18 times every tenth of a second? Alternatively, some devices move very slowly and some are needed for secondary and tertiary processes. Regardless of how quickly or slowly it moves, we design devices that control things at the component level that then fit into the entire motion solution.

Every application has some unique aspects to it. We’ve seen almost everything.  We have even come up against some customers who takes their “white space” and make a design more complicated than it needs to be. For instance one customer was trying to design a huge, precision winch to control a block and tackle for moving a drill pipe up and down requiring 3,000 hp. The customer designed a complex array of cables and pulleys as that kind of hardware was what they knew. We certainly listened. But ultimately gave them a solution with a much lower potential for problems.

We’ll discuss this in more detail in the webinar on the 16th October. In the meantime, what’s your design process? What works for you? What might be worth changing?

See you at the webinar! – ‘Hydralic or Electric? Engineering the Best Control Solution’

Kevin Kolmetz, Product Manager, Topside Oil & Gas, Moog


Kevin Kolmetz started at Moog in 2011. Kevin has spent 11 years supporting electro-hydraulic and pneumatic actuation needs of customers in the aerospace, defence and industrial markets. He has completed degrees in Mechanical Engineering and New Product Development from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY USA


What will the audience learn from attending the webinar?

As a company, we balance our technology solutions between hydraulic and electric. The audience will hear from an unbiased source about the pros and cons of both types of technologies across multiple applications. You never know what will ultimately meet the customer’s challenge. For example, we helped to engineer the roof over Wimbledon’s center court. Originally that was to be a hydraulic solution. Hydraulic fluid dripping on grass is a bad thing; we ultimately developed an electric solution because we had the know-how to do so.

How did you get into the industry and what do you most enjoy about your role?

I had a background in fluid power for the aerospace and industrial markets. I started working with small companies making valves for the aerospace and defense industries. I know how engineering works, but I’m also able to talk easily with customers. I enjoy interacting with and relating to people. I like figuring out who on our engineering team to line up with each customer. And I have a passion for fact-finding and understanding a customer’s business case.

What would someone be surprised to know about you?

I’m the stereotypical engineer, so there’s not much if anything to surprise anyone. When I’m not at work, I enjoy hunting or fishing.

Who or what is your inspiration?

I’m inspired by intelligent people much older than me. As a youngster, I worked for a gentlemen who had emigrated from Europe. He was a highly educated man, and he employed me to work construction learning various trades.

You can register now for Moog’s webinar ‘Hydraulic or Electric? Engineering the Best Control Solution’ taking place on the 16th October at 10am New York/3pm London.


Spotlight Interview: Andrea Magalini from Turboden

Andrea MagaliniAndrea Magalini,

Sales Director, Turboden

Andrea Magalini began his career as Research Engineer and later as Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Thermal Measurements at Università degli Studi di Brescia. From 2008 to 2010 he worked for McKinsey & Company as Associate Consultant. He joined Turboden in 2010 as Business Development Manager. Currently he is Sales Director of Turboden.

He holds a master degree in Mechanical Engineering.

1. Why did you decide to do a webinar with Business Review Webinars?

We decided to work with Business Review Webinars because of its knowledge and experience in energy webinars.

2. What are you looking forward to explaining to the audience?

How ORC technology can increase the overall efficiency of Oil & Gas sites, allowing to generate power exploiting unused waste heat streams.

3. What movie would you recommend and why?

Something’s Gotta Give (United States, 2003) because it shows how life is full of surprises and it teaches you are never too old to change your habits.

4. How do you relax in your leisure time?

I use to run. I love the sense of satisfaction that clears my mind.

5. What 1 item would you take with you to a desert island?

A mirror

Andrea Magalini will be presenting with Riccardo Vescovo the Turboden webinar ‘Waste heat: free fuel for efficiency improvement in Oil & Gas industry’ on the 26th June at 10am New York/3pm London. Click here to register.

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