Engineers are invited to ASME International Gas Turbine's Gas Turbine Users Symposium (GTUS) at the 2004 Power-Gen International conference in Orlando. The conference, being held (Nov. 30 to Dec. 2) will deliver training and information to engineers and other professionals who operate and maintain industrial gas turbines and aero-engine systems. In addition, four pre-conference workshops are being offered on such subjects as Gas Turbine Fundamentals, Gas Turbine Pollutant Emissions Fundamentals, and Gas Turbine Repair and Metallurgy Techniques. For more info, go to www.asme.org/igti.
In an age of globalization and rapid changes through scientific progress, two of our societies' (and economies') main concerns are to satisfy the needs and wishes of the individual and to save precious resources. Cloud computing caters to both of these.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.