Announcements

  • Awareness/Training session on "ISA Connect" on 31 Jul 2021

    An awareness/training session on ISA Connect is planned from 15:00 to 15:30 hrs on 31 Jul 2021 by a formal trainer. Link to participate is
    meet.google.com/wnj-rjir-fmi
    Let us utilize this opportunity and join the session to enhance our awareness.
  • ISA's Digital Transformation Virtual Conference Registration is open.

    Join industry colleagues and visionaries as we discuss what's next in digital transformation and how to transform your organization to support it. Learn how real-world end users leverage new technologies to make capital-intensive projects viable, even in a competitive cost environment. 
    Digital Transformation Virtual Conference.
  • Greater Oklahoma Section Restarts!

    The Greater Oklahoma Section held elections this month and the new officers for 2021-2022 are Dave Eskridge, President and Mike Miller- Treasurer.  We are actively seeking volunteers to fill the additional positions, in particular we'd like to have a Secretary and a Program Chairperson.  Please contact Dave at Dave.isatulsa@gmail.com or Mike at mmllrmnd@aol.com for more information or to volunteer.
  • ISA-BELGIUM wellcome for students & professionals

    We look for partners in our student hacketon.  It was a success in  februari 2022 and the start of a new student section.  
    If you know students or professionals who would like to be informed by ISA about the numerous enhancements, changes, technologies, cybersecurity and project management. 


    Wim.DeBruyn@hogent.be

  • 2021 Golf Outing

    International Society of Automation - St. Louis - Meeting/Event Information (isastl.org)

    Our annual outing in partnership with Master Brewer's Association of the Americas (MBAA) District St. Louis will take place at Quail Creek on Sept. 23, 2021 with a shotgun start at 8:00 am. We will have some light breakfast items before start, beers on the course and delivered via beer cart, and a great lunch to finish the day with some prizes for the flight winners.

    There are numerous opportunities to support ISA and MBAA STL and our missions through several sponsorships for the outing.

    Besides socializing, drinking some great beers, and maybe smoking a few cigars through attendance which as an individual is $100 and a Foursome is $380, there are some great opportunities to become a sponsor and get your name in front of a lot of people in the industries.

  • ISA Hamilton is on summer break - Summer 2021

    ISA Hamilton will be taking its traditional summer break from June to August 2021.  Stay tuned for programming announcements in fall 2021.
  • ISA Portugal - Curso de Instrumentação e Controlo

    A Secção Portuguesa da ISA (International Society of Automation) - https://isaportugal.org/ tem o prazer de vos convidar para um curso de formação de Instrumentação e Controlo. O curso irá realizar-se online ao longo de 10 sessões de 3 h e meia, às 19h00 (GMT - Portugal), e será transmitido em Português.

    A ISA Portugal convida-o assim para um curso dirigido a profissionais, técnicos, tecnólogos e engenheiros que necessitem de maior formação em instrumentação e controlo de processos, para auxiliá-los no desenvolvimento de suas atividades e decisões, para atuar em projetos de instrumentação, automação industrial e predial.
    No final deste curso os participantes deverão ter adquirido conhecimentos sobre técnicas de medição, conceitos básicos de instrumentação, tecnologias utilizadas na instrumentação e controlo de processos, simbologia aplicada e Normas utilizadas.
    Este curso é também uma oportunidade única de se fazer sócio da ISA e de usufruir de todas as suas vantagens.

    DATAS e CONTEÚDOS

    09/09/2021 – Origens da disciplina de Instrumentação, visão geral da Profissão e conceitos Metrológicos gerais
    16/09/2021 – Simbologia
    23/09/2021 – Medição de Nível
    30/09/2021 – Medição de Pressão
    07/10/2021 – Medição de Temperatura
    14/10/2021 – Medição de Caudal
    21/10/2021 – Outras variáveis
    28/10/2021 – Elementos Finais de Controlo
    04/11/2021 – Aplicações Típicas de Sistemas Instrumentados
    18/11/2021 – Sistemas de Controlo

    CUSTO:

    Sócios da ISA: grátis (exame incluído)
    Não sócios: $130 (€ 108 - exame incluído) - $65 valor reduzido para países elegíveis
    Não sócios estudantes: $10 (exame incluído)

    Pagamento através da inscrição de sócio: https://www.isa.org/membership/membership-options
    (As inscrições só se consideram válidas depois do pagamento confirmado e registo na secção Portuguesa).

    Aproveite a oportunidade, o custo do curso tem o mesmo valor de uma inscrição anual na ISA, tornando-se um membro… o curso será grátis!

    CERTIFICADOS:
    Será emitido Certificado de Assistência para todos os formandos que assistirem a 90% do curso.
    Os formandos que obtenham aprovação no curso terão direito a certificado da ISA Portugal.

    Inscreva-se no curso até ao dia 08 de setembro de 2021. O cronograma final do curso (bem como o link de acesso às sessões) será enviado para os inscritos e para o endereço de correio eletrónico indicado nesta ficha de inscrição.
  • INDÚSTRIA CONECTADA

    Encontro com Especialista

    INDÚSTRIA CONECTADA
    ACELERANDO AS OPERAÇÕES DE ALTO DESEMPENHO

    Convidado: Felippe Marques
    Especialista de Arquitetura e Software na Support Automação Industrial

    Convidado: Henrique Martinato
    Especialista de Acionamentos Elétricos na Support Automação Industrial

    A Indústria 4.0 é a aliada dos processos cada vez mais otimizados, trazendo a alta competitividade do mercado. Esta transformação digital nos permite conectar diversos dispositivos inteligentes, que nos fornecem dados para geração de informações, nos guiando para a redução de perdas e quantificação dos ganhos. Com a Indústria Conectada da Rockwell Automation, conseguimos levar as informações de chão de fábrica da indústria para o corporativo. Neste Webinar, vamos mostrar:

    - Transformação Digital
    - Oportunidade Industrial do IoT
    - Como chegar a Indústria Conectada
    - Sistemas Industriais
    - Desafios
    - Chaves para o Sucesso

    EVENTO GRATUITO! PARTICIPE!
    Inscrição 

  • 2021 ISA WWID Spring Newsletter

    Please click the link below to read our 2021 ISA WWID Spring Newsletter, which was posted today.

    Thank you Graham Nasby, and to all who contributed towards this newsletter.

    Regards,
    Manoj Yegnaraman, PE
    Director, ISA WWID
  • Longtime ISA volunteer leader Joe Provenzano gets 2021 ISA society-level award for Enduring Service

    The ISA Water/Wastewater Division is pleased to report that longtime ISA volunteer leader Joe Provenzano will be receiving the 2021 ISA society-level “Excellence in Enduring Service” award as part of a virtual awards ceremony in fall 2021.  Joe has been active in the ISA Water/Wastewater Division for over 50 years, and held many roles during that time. For the past 10 years, Joe has served as the Program Committee Chair for the WWID.

    Please join us in congratulating Joe Provenzano for the award and thanking him for his many years of service.  See the official announcement: https://www.isa.org/members-corner/isa-honors-and-awards

    About the ISA’s society-level Excellence in Enduring Service Award

    The ISA Excellence in  Enduring Service aware is awarded to a volunteer member with a minimum of 15 years of continuous service in a leadership position(s) within the society. The award recognizes dedicated volunteer service to the Society at the grassroots level.

    About Joe Provenzano

    Since the start of his career in 1957, Joe has been involved in the automation, instrumentation and control sector for over 50 years. He has worked in companies large and small, and been involved in positions ranging from hands-on technical roles to being part of executive management teams.

    He has been an active ISA member for over 20 years, holding positions throughout the organization that include officer-level roles at the section, district, division, and society levels as well as being involved with standards committee work. He was also one of the key organizers of the first ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium which took place in 2003, and has been heavily involved with the symposium ever since.

    Joe began his career in 1957 when he graduated with an Electrical Technology Associates Degree from Brooklyn Community College located New York City. His first job out of school was with Sperry Gyroscope where he started as an electronics test technician. He moved up through the ranks and was soon managing one of their electronics groups. While working at Sperry he completed courses at Adelphi University and graduated June 1965 with a degree in Applied Physics. In October of 1965 Joe got married.

    Towards the end of 1965, Joe joined ITT WorldComm in their downtown New York City office for a 7-month project where he designed ship-to-shore electronics. After that project was complete, he took a permanent position in with Data Master Inc. a division of the Bristol Company in their Long Island NY facility.

    In 1966 he bought his first home in Long Island New York.

    Joe went on to have a 29 year career with Bristol where he worked on a variety of projects. In 1983 Joe became VP of Systems Engineering. He was one of the key people involved in the development of the Bristol-Babcock RTU-3350, and RTU 3380. These RTU’s were then integrated into Bristol’s Network 3000 Distributed control System. (the RTU’s preceeded RTU-3330 that many of us are familiar with). During his time at Bristol, Joe was one of the key people who supervised many of the larger and complex system integration projects that the systems group undertook. While at Bristol, Joe also completed a Masters in Computer Science from the Pratt Institute located in Brooklyn New York in 1970.

    In 1994, Joe left Bristol to take position of General Manager with Aaron Associates, a Connecticut-based System Integration firm. As part of AA, he helped build the company form a small firm to one with over $4million/year in revenue.

    In 2009, Joe left Aaron Associates and joined Process and Energy Measurement Corp. that same year. As part of PEMO, Joe moved into the role of Environmental Specialist working at the plant level in Connecticut.

    Joe has recently has embarked on a new venture with a firm called KPRO Engineering Services LLC. The company will provide Instrumentation, and Engineering services to Contractors serving the Water and Wastewater Industry.

    Joe has been active with the ISA Water/Wastewater division since the 1970s.

  • Introduction to PLCNext Technology with Dave Eifert & Mark Dean

    We are pleased to have Dave Eifert & Mark Dean, of Phoenix Contact, give us an Introduction to PLCNext Technology for our ISA Richland Section September Monthly Meeting, Friday, September 10, 2:10pm-3pm PT (UTC-7:00)

    Mark Dean; Phoenix Contact, Project Sales Engineer; Walnut Creek, California

    Dave Eifert; Phoenix Contact USA; Vertical Market Manager - Water/Wastewater Bay Village, Ohio, United States

    _________________________________________

    News on PLCnext Technology (plcnext-community.net)

    Read more about PLCNext & the Open Process Automation Forum:

    ExxonMobil and PLCnext for New Open Process Automation - YouTube

    Read more about PLCNext:

    PLCnext - Connecting Industrial Automation to the IT World - YouTube

    _______________________________________

  • ISA HOUSTON TECHNICAL TRAINING Certificate Program

    Courses Included in this Certification at Kenexis


    TTBC Technician Training Boot Camp October 4-8 2021

    Class Number: IC37

    Dates/Length: Five Days (5)  8am-4pm

    Description: ISA Technician Training Boot Camp combines a unique technical training course with minimum lecture and maximum hands-on experience. Over 75% of your time will be spent on equipment labs!

    This week of intensive training will cover a broad range of technical topics needed to get the job done right. Starting with basic instrumentation fundamentals and ending with the advanced and ultimate in smart technology, this comprehensive program will serve as a vital building block to your professional development and skills enhancement efforts. This course also serves as a solid introduction to other ISA courses that will help you advance your automation and control career.

    This course focuses on the knowledge required by a control systems technician with five years' experience in performing maintenance, calibration and troubleshooting tasks typical of a plant floor environment. It will test an individual's skill sets and serve as a self-assessment of additional training needs and will:

    • Provide a review of industrial measurement and control concepts and terminology
    • Review and Refresh present skills
    • Introduce new skills

     Link    https://myisa.force.com/ISA/s/community-event?id=a1U1I00000CXQDxUAP

     

    AEST – Automation Engineering Survival October 11-15 2021

    Class Number: AEST

    Dates/Length: Five Days (5) 8am-4 pm

    Description: Automation Engineering Survival Training is a unique process automation engineering experience designed to hone your process automation knowledge and skills. This intensive technical training boot camp for automation engineers combines lecture and hands-on labs with bonus features, including a plant tour to maximize your learning experience.

    ISA's seasoned "Survival Expert" will guide you through a fast-paced and rigorous course of topics from process measurement fundamentals through advanced automation, and everything in between! This course also serves as a solid introduction to other ISA engineering courses that can assist in the advancement of your process engineering career.

     Link: https://myisa.force.com/ISA/s/community-event?id=a1U1I00000CXQCQUA5

     

    EC50 Safety Instrumented Systems- Design, Analysis & Justification      October 18-22  2021

    Class Number: IC50

    Dates/Length: Five Days (5)  8am-4pm

    Description:  This course focuses on the engineering requirements for the specification, design, analysis, and justification of safety instrumented systems for the process industries. Students will learn how to determine safety integrity levels and evaluate whether proposed or existing systems meet the performance and documentation requirements defined in the ISA 84 (IEC61511) standard.

    This course is required for the ISA84 Safety Instrumented Systems Certificate Programs. You can register for the course only or for the certificate program which includes course and exam.

    Those who successfully complete this course and pass the exam receive the designation of ISA84 SIS Fundamentals Specialist.

     Link   https://myisa.force.com/ISA/s/community-event?id=a1U1I00000CXQCfUAP

     

    EC52 Advanced Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Selection       October 25-26  2021

    Class Number: EC52

    Dates/Length: Two Days (2)  8am-4pm

    Description:  This course focuses on further hands-on examples of Safety Integrity Level (SIL) selection using a variety of different techniques and providing more insight into the factors that determine risk reduction requirements. Students will be better able to save their companies time and money through the optimization of system performance requirements. This builds upon the foundation set in ISA's EC50 (Safety Instrumented Systems-Design, Analysis, and Justification).

    Certificate Program: This course is required for the ISA84 Safety Instrumented Systems Certificate Program 2. You can register for the course only or for the certificate program which includes course and exam. Please send an email to info@isa.org for further requirements for the exam. ISA Course Safety Instrumented Systems-Design, Analysis, and Justification (EC50) or Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification (EC50E) and ISA Certificate Safety Instrumented Systems Certificate Program 1 are prerequisites for Certificate Program 2. Those who successfully complete this course and pass the exam receive the designation of ISA84 SIL Selection Specialist.

     Link   https://myisa.force.com/ISA/s/community-event?id=a1U1I00000CXQCWUA5

     

    EC54 Advanced Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Selection       October 27-28  2021

    Class Number: EC54

    Dates/Length: Two Days (2)  8am-4pm

    Description:  This course focuses on more detailed design issues and further hands-on examples of system analysis/modeling. Students will be better able to perform system design and analysis thus saving their companies time and money in optimizing system designs. This course will enable you to analyze any system technology and configuration to see if it will meet the required SIL (Safety Integrity Level) and determine if existing systems are safe enough, if they need to be upgraded, and whether proposed systems will meet the performance requirements. You will also be able to determine the optimum manual test interval for any system, saving your company time and money by not over- or under-testing systems.

    Certificate Program: This course is required for the ISA84 Safety Instrumented Systems Certificate Program 3. You can register for the course only or for the certificate program which includes course and exam. Please send an email to info@isa.org for further requirements for the exam. ISA Course Safety Instrumented Systems-Design, Analysis, and Justification (EC50) or Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification (EC50E) and ISA Certificate Safety Instrumented Systems Certificate Program 1 are prerequisites for Certificate Program 3. Those who successfully complete this course and pass the certificate program exam receive the designation of ISA84 SIL Verification Specialist.

    Link    https://myisa.force.com/ISA/s/community-event?id=a1U1I00000CXQCSUA5  



  • ISA HOUSTON Cybersecurity Certificate Program

    Courses Included in this Certification at Burns McDonnell

    IC32  Using the ISA/IEC 62443 Standard to Secure Your Control Systems (September 13-14 2021)

    About this course: Part of the ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Certificate Program. A detailed look at how the ISA/IEC 62443 (formerly ISA 99) Standards can be used to protect your critical control systems.

    Class Number:   IC 32

    Dates/Length: Two Days 8am-4 pm

    Description:  A detailed look at how the ISA/IEC 62443 (formerly ISA 99) Standards can be used to protect your critical control systems. It also explores the procedural and technical differences between the security for traditional IT environments and those solutions appropriate for SCADA or plant floor environments.  The course explores the move to using open standards such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, and web technologies in SCADA and process control networks that has begun to expose these systems to the same cyber-attacks that have wreaked so much havoc on global government and corporate information systems.

    Link:  https://myisa.force.com/ISA/s/community-event?id=a1U1I00000CXP46UAH

     

    IC33  Assessing the Cybersecurity of New or Existing IACS Systems  E-Course (November)

    About this course: Part of the ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Certificate Program.  .Assessing the Cybersecurity of New or Existing IACS Systems (IC33 ) is a course which will provide students with the information and skills to assess the cybersecurity of a new or existing IACS and to develop a cybersecurity requirements specification that can be used to document the cybersecurity requirements of the project.   

    Class Number:  IC 33

     

    Dates/Length: Three Days 8am -4 pm

    Description: The first phase in the IACS Cybersecurity Lifecycle (defined in ISA 62443-1-1) is to identify and document IACS assets and perform a cybersecurity vulnerability and risk assessment in order to identify and understand the high-risk vulnerabilities that require mitigation. Per ISA 62443-2-1 these assessments need to be performed on both new (i.e. greenfield) and existing (i.e. brownfield) applications. Part of the assessment process involves developing a zone and conduit model of the system, identifying security level targets, and documenting the cybersecurity requirements into a cybersecurity requirements specification (CRS).  

    This course will provide students with the information and skills to assess the cybersecurity of a new or existing IACS and to develop a cybersecurity requirements specification that can be used to document the cybersecurity requirements the project.

     

    Link:   https://myisa.force.com/ISA/s/community-event?id=a1U1I00000CXP3nUAH

     

     

    IC34 IACS Cybersecurity Design & Implementation

    About this course: The second phase in the IACS Cybersecurity Lifecycle (defined in ISA 62443-1-1) focuses on the activities associated with the design and implementation of IACS cybersecurity countermeasures. This involves the selection of appropriate countermeasures based upon their security level capability and the nature of the threats and vulnerabilities identified in the Assess phase. This phase also includes cybersecurity acceptance testing of the integrated solution, in order to validate countermeasures are properly implemented and that the IACS has achieved the target security level

    Class Number:  IC34

    Dates/Length: Three (3) Day 8am-4pm.

    Description:  The second phase in the IACS Cybersecurity Lifecycle (defined in ISA 62443-1-1) focuses on the activities associated with the design and implementation of IACS cybersecurity countermeasures.  This involves the selection of appropriate countermeasures based upon their security level capability and the nature of the threats and vulnerabilities identified in the Assess phase.  This phase also includes cybersecurity acceptance testing of the integrated solution, in order to validate countermeasures are properly implemented and that the IACS has achieved the target security level. 

    This course will provide students with the information and skills to select and implement cybersecurity countermeasures for a new or existing IACS in order to achieve the target security level assigned to each IACS zone or conduit.  Additionally, students will learn how to develop and execute test plans to verify that the cybersecurity of an IACS solution has properly satisfied the objectives in the cybersecurity requirements specification.

    Certificate Program: Part of the ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Certificate Program: After successfully completing all eight modules, students may take the exam for ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Design Specialist   .

     

    Link:  https://myisa.force.com/ISA/s/community-event?id=a1U1I00000CXP4GUAX

     

    IC37 IACS Cybersecurity Operations & Maintenance

    About this course:  Part of the ISA’s Cybersecurity Certificate Program The third phase in the IACS Cybersecurity Lifecycle (defined in ISA/IEC 62443-1-1)

    Class Number:  IC37

    Dates/Length:  Three Days 8am-4pm

    Description:  Part of the ISA’s Cybersecurity Certificate Program The third phase in the IACS Cybersecurity Lifecycle (defined in ISA/IEC 62443-1-1) focuses on the activities associated with the ongoing operations and maintenance of IACS cybersecurity. This involves network diagnostics and troubleshooting, security monitoring and incident response, and maintenance of cybersecurity countermeasures implemented in the Design & Implementation phase. This phase also includes security management of change, backup and recovery procedures and periodic cybersecurity audits. This course will provide students with the information and skills to detect and troubleshoot potential cybersecurity events as well as the skills to maintain the security level of an operating system throughout its lifecycle despite the challenges of an ever-changing threat environment.

    Link   https://myisa.force.com/ISA/s/community-event?id=a1U1I00000CXP4LUAX

  • 3-Day Lecture Series on "Aptitude Training for Campus Placement"

    Greetings from Instrumentation and Control Engineering Department, VGEC Chandkheda, Ahmedabad, Gujarat..!!

    We are pleased to invite you to the 3-day lecture series on "Aptitude Training for Campus Placement". The purpose of this lecture series is to help students in preparation of the Aptitude test taken during placement drive.

    Expert Speaker:
    Mr. Rohan Garg,
    Director ICE and career Launcher

    Dates: 7,8 and 12 July, 2017
    Time: 10:30AM ; @ Microsoft Team


    Registration Link:
    https://forms.gle/HCS3AARHzfAMPrud9


    Link of the webinar will be shared with all the registered participants.


    Organized by:
    ISA VGEC Student Chapter and TPO Instrumentation & Control Department,
    Vishwakarma Government Engineering College, Chandkheda, Ahmedabad

    Convener:
    Dr. M.K.Shah
    Department Coordinator , Instrumentation and Control ,
    VGEC, Chandkheda, Ahmedabad


    Patron:
    Dr. N. N. Bhuptani
    Principal,
    VGEC, Chandkheda, Ahmedabad



    For any query contact
    Shivam Bhavsar
    📞 8140447393

    Dip Thummar
    📞8690174050

    Rajvi Patel
    📞8980891254
  • Slides from ISA Connect Live webinar - ISA112 SCADA Systems management lifecycle - Jun 30, 2021

    Thank you to everyone who attended the ISA Connect Live Q&A webinar on the ISA112 SCADA Systems Management Lifecycle.  At the start of the Jun 30, 2021 webinar,  ISA112 committee co-chair Graham Nasby gave a short 15 minute presentation to introduce the ISA112 lifecycle. The slides are now available at on both ISA connect and via his website at http://www.grahamnasby.com/files_publications/NasbyG_2021_Intro-to-ISA112-Interview-Discussion_jun30-2021_slides.pdf and in WWID Library on ISA Connect
  • President`s Message July 2021

    Howdy ISA Houston Section members,

     

    We made it!  Welcome to a new term and hopefully the end of a global pandemic.  As we gear up to tackle the 2021-2022 term, I wanted to take the time to say thank you.  I am honored to serve as your new president and want to share a little about myself so that we can become better acquainted.  I graduated from Texas A&M University with a Chemical Engineering degree in 2012 and immediately began to work offshore as a Field Engineer doing cement jobs and some fracing jobs.  Later, I left the field for the office as Production Maintenance Engineer to maintain and increase levels of production in my designated oilfield area.  In 2018, I became a part of the automation community when I took a job as an Account Manager where I help several corporations around the Houston area solve their automation challenges.  I got married in September 2017, two weeks after Hurricane Harvey.  My wife and I recently had a baby girl on New Year’s Eve 2020.  I love my family more than words can say!  My hobbies are volunteering at my church, cooking, long distance running, and shooting firearms when I have the time.  The ISA Houston Section has been an amazing community, and it has enhanced my career through educational, networking, and leadership opportunities.  The Houston Section has much to offer its members.  It’s my hope that members will gain more knowledge about and take advantage of the Section’s benefits as I have.

    As the President, I hope to lead humbly, to challenge the organization to grow its local impact in its education program, membership experience, and community, and to push the members to grow personally and professionally.  We have all been through a lot over the past year and a half.  Now that the pandemic is in its last days, the infection rates are significantly down, the country is opening back up, and employers are having their employees return to their offices, I plan to join in the effort to get back to normal and have the Houston Section return to having in-person events.  However, I want to have options for everyone to feel safe and be able to participate at their own comfort level.  The efforts of the previous leadership will not be in vain as we will continue to move forward virtually, and attempt to enhance the digital experience for you.  This hybrid model of hosting our events live with a virtual option, will be the engine of our programs this year.  For those of you who are eager to meet face-to-face, we are open.  And for those of you not quite ready, we have an option for you too.

    My goals and initiatives for the Houston Section for the 2021-2022 term will align with the values, vision, and mission of ISA corporate.  Please see below for a list of initiatives:

    • As stated above, the Houston Section will continue to host events virtually and in person. This hybrid model will hopefully offer something for everyone.
    • ISA Connect will become the primary means of communication to local membership. If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit ISA Connect, please take this opportunity to visit the new platform by following this link: https://connect.isa.org/home.
    • Provide increased access to long-term and short-term volunteer opportunities to local membership. Please be on the look out for these opportunities on ISA Connect.
    • Expand the education program as in-person classes return to Houston. While the Section has done an outstanding job offering training for Cyber-Security, Safety, and basic Control Concepts for young professionals, the Section can offer more hands-on training for Technicians in our community.
    • Leverage technology to expand the Houston Section’s reach and membership.
    • Increase the scholarship fund.
    • Restore networking events.

    Please feel free to reach out to me anytime at president@houstonisa.org.  I would love to hear your thoughts, comments, criticisms, ideas, etc.  These are all vital to helping the board make wise decisions on your behalf.  I hope that we can make the Houston Section feel like your section and that you would want to invest the time and the energy into making it great this year and the years to come.

    I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

    Best regards,

    Jeremy Staggers

    ISA Houston Section President, 2021-2022

  • Ready to start studying for your Texas PE Exam?

    ISA Houston is offering the Control System Engineering CSE PE Exam Review Course in Person August 12-14 2021 at Vector!

    Date:  August 12-14 2021

    Venue: Vector, 14517 Kirby Drive Pearland TX  77047

    Price $2195, Member Price $1680

    Registration Link:  https://www.isa.org/training-and-certification/isa-training/instructor-led/course-descriptions/en00

    This course reviews the knowledge and skills areas that are included on the Control Systems Engineer (CSE) Professional Engineer (PE) examination – produced by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) and administered by US state professional license boards each October.  The intent of the class is to prepare an engineer with four or more years of experience to take the exam by providing instruction in the broad range of technical areas that will be tested

    EN00 Control System Engineering (CSE) PE Exam Review Course.    

    You will cover:

    • Sensors Technologies Applicable to Various Measurements (Process Variables): 
    • Calculations Involved In Process Measurements: 
    • Final Control Elements
    • Fluid Properties: 
    • Signal Types and Transmission Methods: 
    • Control Systems: 
    • Safety Systems: 
    • Codes, Standards, and Regulations
    • And more 

    Classroom/Laboraty Exercises:  Practice taking the CSE exam-related questions

    Registration includes ISA Text ($59 Value)  Control System Engineering Study Guide by ISA

  • EWAC Session 1 Today

    This is a reminder for you to sign up and attend the upcoming ISA Energy & Water Automation Spotlight Webinar Series on Tuesday June 29th, July 20th and August 3rd.

    Just a reminder all registrants will have access to the Webinars to view later:

    Please click the following link for the registration to all three (3) events. Be sure to look for "Part of the Energy & Water Automation Spotlight Series" and mark your calendar:
    https://isaautomation.isa.org/virtual-events-program-process-control-and-instrumentation/

  • ISA Kansas City Section 2021/2022 Officer Election Results

    ISA KC Section – Officer Elections and Summer Social was Friday, June 25th at TopGolf.

    7 Voting Members were present.  The results of the voting for 2021/2022 officers is:

    President:  David Visnich
    Treasurer:  Sam Polise
    Secretary:  John Wilson
    Delegate:  Ashley Weckwerth
    Past-President:  Zack Gutkowski

    Vice-President: no nominee, no write in votes.

     

    Department Chairs (Volunteers)

    Scholarship Chair:  Kevin Ross will continue in this role.

    Social Media Chair:  Alex Spellman will continue in this role.

  • ISA Expo & Chili Cook Off Early Bird Rate Ends 7-1-21

    Save the Date!
    ISA Houston Section Expo & Chili Cook Off
    Thursday November 4, 2021

    Exhibitor Early Bird Registration Ends July 1
    Hurry and secure your booth space!

    Contact amanda@functionzinc.com

    Attendee Registration Opens September 2021
  • CHEMPID Connect Live - Leadership Series Part 2

    Everyone Deserves a Great Manager Discussion (Part 2)
  • In Memoriam: Harold L. Wade August 12, 1929 - May 24, 2021

    ISA Houston Community,

    This announcement is to note the passing of a long standing ISA Houston Member.

              Harold Lewis Wade
      https://www.wadeco.com/principal.html

    Instructor, ISA conducted seminars in process control in the US and 13 other countries.

    Control magazine's "Process Automation Hall of Fame"

    ISA (fellow) and IEEE (life fellow)


            August 12, 1929 - May 24, 2021

    If you would like, Harold's memorial service may be viewed at the following URL link.

    HAROLD WADE MEMORIAL SERVICE

    Broadcasted 6/12/21 11:50am - 6/12/21 1:00pm

    Thank You,


    Frederic Scott Churchman
    ISA Houston Section President 2020 - 2021




  • Virtual Vendor Show: Siemens - Future of Automation virtual event June 23-24, 2021

    Turn your factory into a smart factory           

    Smart factories, smart data, smart manufacturing: the word “smart” has been around for quite some time in the industry. But smart applications are not always easy, are they? 

     

    How do you make your production smart – i.e. modular, sustainable and efficient  all at the same time? How can you react flexibly to ever-changing market requirements? We will show you how easy it is to make smart production a success with  Siemens Innovations - the Future of Automation.

     

    What you can look forward to: exciting live sessions and virtual tradeshow that demonstrate concrete solutions for today and tomorrow. Under the motto “Siemens Innovations - the Future of Automation” we turn challenges into opportunities and help you to  achieve goals that may seem unattainable.

     

    Join us for a 2-day live virtual event: 

    June 23-24, 2021.  

  • ISA Portugal - Webinar "Sintonia de anéis de controlo PID" - dia 20 de julho às 19:00 h (PT)

    Announcement for Portuguese-speaking ISA colleagues

    Estimados colegas do sector da Automação, Instrumentação e Controlo,

    A Secção Portuguesa da ISA (International Society of Automation) - https://isaportugal.org/ tem o prazer de vos convidar para um webinar gratuito intitulado "Sintonia de anéis de controlo PID". O evento irá realizar-se no dia 20 de julho de 2021, terça, às 19h00 (de Portugal), será transmitido em Português e terá uma duração aproximada de 1 hora.

    Orador: Gustavo H. Müller é consultor de Controlo Avançado de Processos na IPCOS e há 14 anos que implementa soluções de otimização (controlo PID & sintonia, APC, Gestão de Alarmes) numa ampla gama de processos e indústrias. Possui um Mestrado em Otimização e Controlo de Processos (2012) e uma Licenciatura em Engenharia Química (2007), ambos pela Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - Brasil (UFRGS). Também participou de projetos de investigação e desenvolvimento (R&D) com centros de investigação e universidades no Brasil.

    Tema: PID ainda é a estratégia de controlo mais difundida na indústria de processo. Um controlador PID otimizado traz segurança, estabilidade e melhor desempenho do processo. Os controladores PID otimizados também são o primeiro passo a ser dado para a otimização posterior de sua instalação. Embora o princípio do controlo PID seja simples, existem aspetos práticos que tornam difícil encontrar os parâmetros ideais que forneçam uma resposta estável e funcionem bem para toda a gama operacional do anel de controlo. Neste webinar, veremos exemplos de como os anéis de controlo PID se parecem na realidade e abordaremos algumas das melhores práticas para o ajuste/sintonia fácil (e segura!) dos anéis de controlo PID.

    Abaixo podem encontrar uma ligação para a inscrição no webinar e, mais tarde (na véspera), enviaremos uma ligação para participar no evento:

    Inscrição no webinar - Até ao dia 19 de julho de 2021

    A ISA Portugal pretende ser o ponto de encontro dos profissionais de Automação no nosso país. As conferências, cursos de formação, certificação, webinars, etc. são algumas das atividades mais relevantes duma secção ISA.

    SE ESTÁS NO MUNDO DA AUTOMAÇÃO, INSTRUMENTAÇÃO E CONTROLO, A ISA PORTUGAL É PARA TI!

    Preenche a inscrição, mesmo que não possas assistir, se desejares receber informação sobre as atividades da nossa secção ou caso queiras colaborar ativamente.

    Saudações Cordiais,

    Mário Mendes
    Presidente da ISA Portugal  
    mario.mendes@isa.org.pt
    Setting the Standard for Automation
    ISA Portugal website
    LinkedIn ISA Portugal


  • New ISA Connect Chair : Bobby Singh

    Bobby started his career in the industrial sales industry by working for rep firms.  This is where he had his first experience with process analyzers, his first ever analyzer sale was a moisture analyzer.  He quickly gravitated towards more complex analyzers like mass spectrometers, total Sulphur analyzers, and calorimeters.  A few years into his career, he was recruited by Emerson Process Management (Emerson Flow) to help grow the Coriolis, Magmeter, and Vortex flow meters in key accounts across South Louisiana. 

    His big “analyzer break” came when he joined AMETEK Process Instruments.  Quickly learning the numerous types of technologies, they had to offer along with building relationships with AMETEK Stakeholders.  Working for AMETEK not only gave him knowledge on analyzers but also sample systems and integration, which are key components to an analyzer’s success.  His mentor, Randy Hauer, (AD past director and longtime volunteer) quickly taught him not only the Sulphur Recovery process, but also “analyzer best practices”, which he still implements today. 

    He has come full circle now as part owner of Kaizen Controls and Automation, which has a heavy focus on analytical systems. 

     Bobby has been a member of ISA since 2012 when he joined Emerson Process Management and has attended the local events put on by the Baton Rouge chapter.  Once joining AMETEK, he quickly saw the value of the Analytical Division with the symposia that are held every year.  He has attended all the symposiums since 2014. 

    In his own words. “My goal is to not only to become a strong member of the ISA-AD community, but also help grow the AD division family, to the best of my ability.”

    We are delighted that Bobby has chosen to join the AD team and we look forward to helping him grow our online content via ISA Connect.

    Welcome to the team, Bobby.

  • ISA Kansas City Section Election Meeting and Social

    Completely free to ISA members!
  • ISA Young Professionals Connect Live 6/24/21

    ISA Connect Live with YPs

    Workplaces of the Future

    24 June | 8:00 PM ET

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  • Summer 2021 – Planning Season will be Hot – ISA St. Louis Section

    If the temperatures in my weather app are any indication, summer is here. Hopefully you have some summer fun planned – maybe a ballgame or two, maybe your first vacation in over a year, maybe just getting back out to the patio with some friends. After last summer was essentially cancelled, I think I am more excited for this summer than any in my life (all those summer school breaks included).

    Summer has always been the planning season for ISA St. Louis. We look back briefly at what we accomplished over the last program year and where we can improve going into the next. Halfway through my 2-year term, I’d like to remind you all the goals set out about a year ago and give you updates:

    • We will be working on updating our Bylaws to be in lock-step with the Society – Complete! We had our new Bylaws ratified back in November and created a living “Operating Document” that allows us more flexibility in how we manage the day-to-day activities of the Section.
      We will continue to identify and grow new Section Leaders – Ongoing. We have welcomed Hycintia and Andre’ to the Board over the last year and want to continue to grow our next generation of leaders. If anyone out there is interested, give me a call, send me an email, or connect with me on ISA Connect or LinkedIN.
      We will hold regular meetings and programs that engage an engineer’s natural curiosity – Completed and Absolutely Crushed last year. Credit to Kevin and Andre’ here as well as all of our volunteer speakers. We transitioned smoothly to virtual, met regularly, and learned quite a bit about emerging technologies. We are teeing up our programs for the next year – if you have a specific topic idea, please let us know. Looking forward to getting these back in person.
      We will improve our outreach to local companies and schools to share our resources as we are the local representatives of the organization that sets the Standard in Automation – To summarize this one down to two words: Grow Membership. We need better focus on this during the upcoming year. Last year we reached out to several companies and local schools, as well as attending virtual events to promote the ISA, but being handcuffed to the virtual world slowed our progress on this one.

    Now that you have been reminded of our goals and seen our scorecard, lets talk about the upcoming season – Planning Season!! We are in good hands with our Program team of Andre’ and Kevin to continue the track record of top-notch programs as we return these events to an in person environment. They are working hard at filling out our monthly program schedule. Leadership is in place and we will continue our smooth transition at the end of the Board terms a year from now, but we do need the next generation of leaders. That ties seamlessly to the real focus of our Section planning – growth.

    I don’t get it. St. Louis is home to world class companies in manufacturing, processing, and consumer goods. We are positioned in the geographic middle of 2 top-notch engineering schools, and we have great engineering and technical schools in the metro area. Interest in Automation should be at an all time high. However, over the last 10 years, we’ve seen our membership essentially be cut in half. Our plan going into our 2021-22 year is to accelerate our growth efforts and outreach. We will recruit new members and we will identify new leaders.

    Let me remind you – Automation is Everywhere! ISA sets the standards in Automation in every facet of industry. ISA opens the door to a global network of professionals and standards for everything Automation. Please, if you are reading this, consider joining us at isa.org/join. If you have any questions, I am always available to share my ISA story and why membership in this organization was the single greatest move in my career.

    See you soon,

     

    Cory N. Kniepp

    ISA St. Louis Section, President

     

  • Bylaw Post Date

    Section Bylaws will be posted on JUNE, 30th.
    Any and all feedback is welcome. A copy of the Temporary Bylaws will be found in the file library on JUNE 18th.
  • ISA PUPID ISAConnect Live "Pulp & Paper and the Progress of Industry 4.0" with Elliott L. Bell

    Hi there,

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: Aug 11, 2021 12:00 PM Sao Paulo (UTC-3:00)

    ISA PUPID ISAConnect Live "Pulp & Paper and the Progress of Industry 4.0" with Elliott L. Bell

    We are happy to schedule the ISA Pulp & Paper Industry Division (PUPID) ISAConnect Live Open Townhall Q&A Meeting for PUPID & ISA members & non-members. You are welcome to invite your peer professionals by forwarding the registration link to them. The meeting will be held in an open Town Hall Q&A format discussing "Pulp & Paper and the Progress of Industry 4.0" with Elliott L. Bell; Program Director, Pulp and Paper and Advanced Solutions at Radix Engineering and Software

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • ISA COMDIV ISAConnect Live Virtual Meeting with Summer Carter discussing "Asset Management"

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: Jun 24, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    We are happy to schedule the next ISA Communications (COMDIV) ISAConnect Live Open Townhall Q&A Virtual Meeting for ISA members & non-members. You are welcome to invite your peer professionals by forwarding the registration link to them. The meeting will be held in an open Town Hall Q&A format with Summer Carter, Solutions Consultant with PAS, discussing "Asset Management " tools used to collect & contextualize OT/ICS configurations from the sensor to the cloud, automates change management.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Call for Nominees

    To our fellow Rochester/Central NY ISA members –

    Time has come to call for nominees and volunteers to help organize and lead our Section.  We are early in our reboot efforts, and very encouraged by the level of activity in our first two events in May & June.

    The following elected Section Officer positions are open for nominations, to hold office from 1 July 2021 thru 30 June 2022, per our Section Bylaws:

    • President
    • President-elect
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary

    Please email your nominees to our current Section President Steve Sosik; sjsosik@process-logic.com or current Treasure Dawn Schweitzer; dawns2009@gmail.com  by 21 June 2021. 

    We will plan to open the election via email as soon as we confirm with ISA staff that all nominees are ISA Members in good standing.   And please know that you may volunteer and nominate yourself! 

    And if you’re not quite ready for one of the Officer roles, but have some time and interest, please let us know.  We are actively looking for people to assist in organizing technical programs and help us manage our membership activities.  We’ve set things in motion and are excited to keep the momentum going!  If you have questions, please contact Steve or Dawn.

    Sincerely,

    Steve Sosik, ISA Rochester Section President

    Dawn Schweitzer, ISA Section Treasurer

     

  • ISA-LA 2020-21 PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTATION

    ISA-LA Section Board of Directors is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: ISA-LA 2020-21 PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTATION

    Time: Jun 11, 2021 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)



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  • ISA PUPID ISAConnect Live with Brad Carlberg and Fulvia Borges

    Hi there,

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: Jul 28, 2021 12:00 PM Sao Paulo

    Topic

    ISA PUPID ISAConnect Live discussing "Screening Control Technology" with Brad Carlberg and "Optimization and Artificial Intelligence" with Fulvia Borges

    Description

    We are happy to schedule the ISA Pulp & Paper Industry Division (PUPID) ISAConnect Live Open Townhall Q&A Meeting for PUPID & ISA members & non-members. You are welcome to invite your peer professionals by forwarding the registration link to them. The meeting will be held in an open Town Hall Q&A format discussing "Screening Control Technology" with Brad Carlberg and "Optimization and Artificial Intelligence" with Fulvia Borges; Solution Consultant, Asset Performance Management of Aspen Technology

    Time

    Jul 28, 2021 12:00 PM Sao Paulo

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrf-2srD4rEtH7zIfyxG0gEymwMDnaONQ7

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • ISA PUPID ISAConnect Live "Predictive Maintenance, Optimization and Artificial Intelligence"

    Hi there,

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: Jul 14, 2021 12:00 PM Sao Paulo

    Topic

    ISA PUPID ISAConnect Live "Predictive Maintenance, Optimization and Artificial Intelligence"

    Description

    We are happy to schedule the ISA Pulp & Paper Industry Division (PUPID) ISAConnect Live Open Townhall Q&A Meeting for PUPID & ISA members & non-members. You are welcome to invite your peer professionals by forwarding the registration link to them. The meeting will be held in an open Town Hall Q&A format discussing "Predictive Maintenance, Optimization and Artificial Intelligence" with João Pedro (JP) Almeida, Rafael Araujo, & Fulvia Borges; Solution Consultant | Asset Performance Management of Aspen Technology

    Time

    Jul 14, 2021 12:00 PM Sao Paulo

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvdOqurDIoGtUvQ9qFHi-pzhUzvRJZ7BtQ

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • ISA PUPID ISAConnect Live discussing "Digital Twins" with Danuza Santana

    Hi there,

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: Jun 30, 2021 12:00 PM Sao Paulo

    Topic

    ISA PUPID ISAConnect Live discussing "Digital Twins" with Danuza Santana

    Description

    We are happy to schedule the ISA Pulp & Paper Industry Division (PUPID) ISAConnect Live Open Townhall Q&A Meeting for PUPID & ISA members & non-members. You are welcome to invite your peer professionals by forwarding the registration link to them. The meeting will be held in an open Town Hall Q&A format discussing "Digital Twins" with Danuza Santana, South America Portfolio Development Manager for Siemens in Louveira São Paulo Brazil

    Time

    Jun 30, 2021 12:00 PM Sao Paulo

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuf-uhrjIoHNefKKGyrT4Xg1-7eLqen0H1

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • ISA PUPID ISAConnect Live "Online monitoring of assets" with Marcelo Pimenta of Klabin

    Hi there,

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: Jun 16, 2021 12:00 PM Sao Paulo

    Topic

    ISA PUPID ISAConnect Live "Online monitoring of assets" with Marcelo Pimenta of Klabin's Monte Alegre mill

    Description

    We are happy to schedule the ISA Pulp & Paper Industry Division (PUPID) ISAConnect Live Open Townhall Q&A Meeting for PUPID & ISA members & non-members. You are welcome to invite your peer professionals by forwarding the registration link to them. The meeting will be held in an open Town Hall Q&A format discussing "Online Monitoring of Assets " with Marcelo Pimenta of Klabin's Monte Alegre mill

    Time

    Jun 16, 2021 12:00 PM Sao Paulo

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsd-GgqT8uGtCyAVJ3XhyO6mKg2dnHF_m0

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Section Meeting - Electromagnetic Flowmeter Presentation

    Hello All,

    June 10, 12 pm

    We are teaming with AWWA for a presentation on the current technology of Electromagnetic Flowmeters. Here is the Zoom meeting link!
  • Addressing Educational Gaps in Automation Today

    June 2021 Technical Meeting

     

    Tuesday June 15th, 2021, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

     

    Addressing Educational Gaps in Automation Today

    Join us on June 15th as we learn from Ed Shuler- Beamex about the educational gap between technicians fresh from school and seasoned technicians and what companies are doing.

    As automation and technology evolve, it is imperative for process plants to be proactive in adapting to these changes. A large part of proactivity includes addressing educational gaps between technicians fresh from school and seasoned technicians. Gathered from over 40 years of experience, this presentation will cover many common misconceptions/educational gaps taken straight from industrial plants.

    Ed Shuler has over 40 years of professional experience in Instrumentation and Controls. Currently, he serves as a Calibration Solutions Trainer at Beamex. He leads hands-on training courses for end user industrial facilities. From building marine sonic echo receiver cables for an oil exploration company to installing and troubleshooting instrumentation to working as an Instrument Tech at Hess, many experiences lead him to his passion on helping people gain a better understanding of various automation solutions. He has traveled worldwide for Foxboro and Honeywell, installing and training technicians on process controls systems and calibration systems. Ed is an Electronics Technician graduate from DeVry University.

    Virtual Event!

    We will be hosting this meeting Virtually!  Details to join the meeting will be distributed to registered attendees the day before the meeting.  You must register to get a link to the event.  Note the presentation will start at 7:00 pm.

     

    Register Now! [isawilldupage.us6.list-manage.com]

  • ISA-LA Section Meeting June 8, 2021 Overview of the DOE CCUS R&D Program By Mark Ackiewicz Director

    ISA-LA Section Meeting June 8, 2021

    Overview of the DOE CCUS R&D Program

    By Mark Ackiewicz

    Director, Division of Emissions Controls and CCUS R&D

    Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

    Mr. Mark Ackiewicz is the Director for the Division of Emissions Controls and Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) Research and Development (R&D) at the Department of Energy (DOE). He is responsible for planning, management, and administration of the division’s R&D portfolio. In this role, he leads a team of scientists and engineers that are collaborating and working domestically and internationally with industry, national laboratories, and universities on developing advanced and transformational CCUS technologies. Prior to his current position, Mr. Ackiewicz also served as DOE’s Carbon Capture Program Manager and Fuels Program Manager.

    Before joining DOE in 2007, he worked as a consultant, providing technical, analytical, and strategic planning services to the DOE and its technical research programs. Early in his career, Mark worked in the private sector in various industrial research and engineering positions, where he was responsible for process development and scale-up activities.

    Mark is a 2016-2017 White House Leadership Development Fellow alumnus. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and a Master’s in Engineering Management from George Washington University.

    Summary of Presentation

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) research and development (R&D) program advances efforts to reduce the cost of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture; discover ways to utilize CO2; and safely and securely store captured CO2 in geologic formations. The technologies developed and pilot-scale tests conducted through these programs will have applicability to power-generation and industrial sources, including cement, steel, refining, hydrogen, and ethanol production. The technologies will also be used to directly remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Through these CCUS R&D efforts, DOE is working with its domestic and international partners to enable CCUS as a viable carbon management option for reducing CO2 emissions on a commercial scale. This presentation will highlight some of the advancements and successes of the program, provide an update on the current status of CCUS in the United States and globally, and give an update on the current status and direction of DOE’s CCUS R&D program.

    Los Angeles Section of The International Society of Automation is cordially inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Date : ISA-LA Section Meeting June 8, 2021

    Topic: Overview of the DOE CCUS R&D Program

    By Mark Ackiewicz Director, Division of Emissions Controls and CCUS R&D Office of Fossil

    Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

    Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

    Brown bag session 11:30 am to 12:30 pm PDT &

    Happy hour session 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm PDT

    NOTE: Both meeting sessions are online.

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  • ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING : 2021 ISA Maharashtra Section

    Dear Sir,

     

    With reference to the above-mentioned subject, The  AGM -2021 details will  be  as  under :

    Date and  Time:  26th June 2021 @  5.00 PM To 7.00 PM

    Place: Virtual Meet

    (Link will be forwarded to you 24 to 48 hrs. before the meeting)

    Agenda: As per the notice.

    We look forward to your presence at this annual event.

     

    We hope you and your family are doing well and please continue to take good care of yourself and your loved ones.

     

    Stay Home, Stay Safe!

    Regards.

    Santosh Patil

    Honorary Secretary

    ISA- Maharashtra Section



  • ISA Pune Monthlu meeting tomorrow at 10 AM.

    Dear ISA Pune Team, 

    Please join tomorrow 6th June at 10 AM for the monthly meeting. Please find attached link for the meeting.


    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly.
    Regards,
    Vinod Joshi
    Secretary, ISA Pune Section.
  • ISA112 SCADA Standards Connect Live Event

    The WWID board is hosting a virtual Connect Live event to showcase the work done by the ISA112 SCADA Systems Standards committee. This virtual event is an opportunity for W/WW automation professionals to interact directly with the ISA112 Co-Chair, Graham Nasby, P.Eng, PMP, as well as several members of the committee while exploring the scope, purpose, and ideas behind the creation of this standard. This event is open to both ISA members and non-members, so please feel free to share with automation professionals you know. Excited to see you all there!

    Join us on June 30th at 10:00 AM-10:45 AM CDT.

  • Welcome to the British Columbia Section!

    We are currently laying down the groundwork for the section, more updates will follow in the days and weeks to come.
    Here is a link to join the team organization. Teams Link.
    If you have any problems or questions with joining Send Aaron Simons a message.
  • In Memorium: HAROLD (HAL) CURTIS COPELAND March 27, 1920- July 22, 2018.

    I just learned that Hal Copeland passed away three years ago. 
    I met Hal in 2014; and at 93, although Hal couldn't run anymore, he still rode his bicycle quite a bit.
    Hal Copeland, you will be missed.
  • CHEMPID Connect Live – Leadership Series



    CHEMPID Connect Live – Leadership Series

    Book Discussion: Everyone Deserves a Great Manager by Scott Miller – Session 1

    Monday, June 7 11:00AM CST (1 hour)

  • AD General Meeting

    I understand the link i posted for the meeting in the announcements list was not correct - so here it is again;

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: Jun 11, 2021 08:00 AM Edmonton

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcocO-trTwsHNwj-q5m_Qmqn10QUJmFRL-D

     

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • AD Survey

    Here's a copy of the link to the survey

    Here is the link: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/gnBU1i
  • New Email address for Pittsburgh Section

    The email address for our section has been changed to ISA.Pittsburgh.Section@gmail.com.   Please include this email in your contact list to prevent messages from going to spam folder.
  • AD General Meeting

    Just a friendly reminder, please sign up for our general meeting on the 11th June by clicking on the link below. 
    Looking forward to 'seeing' everyone online !

    https://connect.isa.org/communities/community-home/recent-community-events?communitykey=6b1876df-f9e9-4507-8ce4-bacce5172f7a&tab=recentcommunityeventsdashboard
  • Leadership Team

    Hey ISA Community! We are looking to revive the ISA Section Southeast. Let me know if you are interested. :)
  • Interested in Volunteering?

    Looking to build your professional resume? Have a topic you feel passionate about and want to share that with our members? Looking to network with other automation professionals? 

    If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, email me at president@isastl.org. I'd love to speak to you about volunteer opportunities we have available.
  • ChemPID Open Meeting

    Please join us for an open meeting to discuss recent activities and member engagement.
  • Three-days online Industrial Automation Training under ISA-VJTI Student Section

    ISA-VJTI has organised a three-days online Industrial Automation Training fro May 21-23, 2021 on Delta automation products by Delta Electronics in association with Absolute Motion.

    Schedule of three-days online Industrial Automation Training

    Day 1 May 21, 2021, 10am -12pm PLC programming
    Day 2 May 22, 2021, 11.30am -1pm Visualization (HMI and SCADA)
    Day 3 May 23, 2021, 10am -12pm Drives (VFD and Servo Drive/Motor)

    Interested Candidates, please contact.
  • ISA SUAI Students section

    The mission of the International Society for Measurement and Control, the ISA, is to advance the technology and the competence and careers of practitioners worldwide for the benefit of industry and humanity.

    Advancing the technology involves the high level Research and Development at the Technical Universities and Institutions where scientists worldwide create new theory and practices. Our competence and careers start also at these institutions where our future practitioners, you the students, are being formed trained and prepared for the future.

    It is therefore one of the most important focus areas of our Society to help and facilitate students during their studies in our professional fields. Over the years ISA has developed to become the primary source for information on measurement and control technologies. With training courses and materials, technical publications and magazines, standards and practices and other means, leading to a complete “knowhow house of information”, available for professors and students.

    Our world is changing on a very fast pace with electronic (data) communications and disappearing borders, becoming “one large village”. International careers come into reach of our students requiring you to start early in developing a global view, international contacts and visibility as well as a contact-network to create future opportunities. The ISA is offering all that to you if you join ISA as student member and become actively involved in our student programs, such as the European student paper competitions, International Student team competitions and other interesting European and global student activities.

    Therefore, we welcome you students and urge you to join ISA European Region as a student member. We assure you it will pay off now and in the future. For the benefits of humanity.

    Cor van Rouwendaal,
    ISA Chairman European Region 1997/1998

    http://isastuds.guap.ru

  • ISA Young Professionals Connect Live 5/27/21

    Calling all ISA Young Professionals! We'd love to have you join our next Connect Live chat. Details below.

    Connect Live with ISA Young Professionals

    Message Received: Communicating Effectively in the Workplace

    27 May

    9:30 am ET

    Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkde-vqzopHdFU6DqGGpxzFTW4W0o-4rXk

  • Analysis Division General Meeting

    Please plan to attend our General Meeting (June 11th) where we will have an open forum to discuss the future content and events of the Analysis Division. We will also be hoping for some new recruits to join the committee and help implement all these fabulous new plans ! See you there !
  • Analysis Division Survey

    Please take a few minutes to click on our AD survey and help us plan the future of the Analysis Division. Adding content and events via ISA Connect will be an excellent way to compliment and expand on the successes of our annual Symposia.
  • ISA COMDIV ISAConnect Live Virtual Meeting on Wednesday, June 16, 9:00 - 10:00 am ET (UTC-4:00)

    Hi there,

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: Jun 16, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0scO-urjstGdN4rIJxZxe1Biv4ysuWf7PD

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    We are happy to schedule the next ISA Communications Division (COMDIV) ISAConnect Live (Zoom) Virtual Meeting on Wednesday, June 16, 9:00 am ET (UTC-4:00) for ISA COMDIV members & non-members.

    You are also welcome to invite your peer professionals by forwarding the registration link to them. The meeting will be held in an open Town Hall Panel/Q&A format discussing OPC UA FX, & hopefully we can get to talking about the Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF) & SPE, TSN, APL, etc.

    The panelists will be:

    Thomas Burke

    Clark Case

    Greg Majcher

    Ron Bliss

    Georg Biehler

    Steve Jackson

    Dave Eifert

    Ira Sharp

    OPC Foundation

    Rockwell

    Siemens

    Phoenix Contact

    AND the COMDIV Executive Board:

    Peter Fuhr

    Victor Wegelin

    Dick Caro

    Ian Verhappen

    Eric Rotvold

    Jonas Berge

    COMDIV

    Direct

    PMA Concepts

     

     

    Emerson

     

  • MAY 2021 – THE RETURN OF NORMAL – ISA ST. LOUIS SECTION

    Wow. A lot has happened since my last entry. I received dose number 2, and side effects aside, I feel much better about so many things on the other side of that needle prick. The CDC came out and said fully vaccinated people can ditch the mask outdoors, and then earlier this week added indoors as well to their recommendation. I will temper the rest of my message with this – we aren’t out of the woods yet (especially looking around the globe), but the light at the end of the tunnel is a bright as it has ever been. Lets all do our part in getting us all the way back to normal.

    As for ISA St. Louis, May is traditionally the end of our Program year. We still work on great events throughout the summer, but the month to month Program routine gets a little bit of a break here. While we are planning to continue to utilize tools like Zoom as much as possible, we have had a couple planned speakers recently tell us they are comfortable presenting in person if we are ready for in person events. This is a good sign that normal appears to be returning.

    How do we shift gears back to normal? My hope is getting back in person will be a little bit like riding a bike. I truly feel that we now get to go back to what we do best – in person events, plant tours, and continuing education seminars for our professional community. We put up a poll on LinkedIn last month, and all though the sample size was small, everyone was at the very least somewhat comfortable going back to in person events. It seems like everyone is ready to get back to normal.

    Rest assured we will follow all local protocols and recommendations from the CDC and local health authorities to ensure we are presenting our programs and events in a safe manner. If you have any concerns or questions before you come to an event, let us know. We want to make sure everyone is as comfortable as possible attending our events and programs.

    Our programming team of Kevin and Andre’ are hard at work finding those in person events that meet the high expectations of this group. In the near term we are planning a low-key welcome back event at a local park, which will allow us to socially distance in the open air. You will also see info soon on our Annual Golf Outing with our friends at MBAA-St. Louis in September. We also have a couple really good updates in the works on some cutting edge technologies being used in industrial automation. If you know of someone that might be interested in hosting an event or speaking – let us know that too!

     

    Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

    Cory N. Kniepp

    ISA St. Louis Section, President

  • ISA-LA Section Meeting agenda June 8, 2021 "Overview of the DOE CCUS R&D Program"


    Agenda for ISA-LA Section Meeting June 8, 2021

    for Brown bag session & Happy hour session

    Time in PDT

    Topic

    Lead by

    11:30 am & 6:00 pm

    Welcome

    Nand Khidkikar

    President ISA-LA Section

    11:40 am & 6:10 pm

    Introduction of Speaker

    Dale Johnson

    Program Chair

    11:45 am & 6:15 pm

    Overview of the DOE CCUS R&D Program

    Mark Ackiewicz

    Director, Division of Emissions Controls and CCUS R&D

    Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

    12:30 pm & 07:00 pm

    Q & A

    Mark Ackiewicz

    12:50 pm & 07:20 pm

    Announcement of “ISA-LA 2020-21 Project of the year Award” Winners

    Jack Rosenthal

    Honors & Awards Chair

    12:55 pm & 07:25 pm

    Vote of thanks & adjournment of the meeting

    Nand Khidkikar

  • ISA Hamilton - virtual 2021 Annual General Meeting - Wed, May 19 at 6pm Eastern

    ISA Hamilton will be holding its 2021 AGM on Wed, May 19, 2021 at 6pm Eastern (UTC-4:00).  This year we will be holding the meeting via Zoom due to the covid-19 pandemic.  ISA Hamilton members are encouraged to tune in - please RSVP via ISA Connect to receive the Zoom connection information. More info can also be fount at http://www.isahamilton.com
  • Wireless HART May 27th 6PM

    Come Join us to Learn About :

    Wireless HART  

    By: Mr. Vinod Joshi - Zettaone Technologies

    Join the Portland ISA chapter as we watch a webinar presented by Vinod Joshi explaining wireless HART, how it works, special capability it provides, security built in and a variety of application examples utilizing it.

     

    Mr. Vinod Joshi graduated with a bachelors in Engineering Instrumentation from the University of Pune in 1993. He has worked developing and implementing products and solutions utilizing HART and wireless HART solutions at his company Zettaone Technologies.

    Although not required, thank you to those who have  RSVP'D .

     

     

    Schedule

    5:30pm Microsoft Teams Session Open
    6:00pm Meeting Begins  

    7:15pm Q&A.


    Location

     

    Virtual Meeting with Microsoft Teams. Click the following link to install Microsoft Teams and/or launch into the meeting. Alternatively, call the number and enter the conference ID provided below.

     

    Join Microsoft Teams Meeting  

    Or call in (audio only)
     
    +1 469-214-8538,,564101835#   United States, Dallas
     
    Phone Conference ID: 564 101 835#

    When

    Thursday May 27th, 2021 

  • ISA Standards and Practices News 2Q2021

    Read the latest ISA Standards update from our section Standards and Practices Chair @Dale Reed!​
  • Edmonton Section Annual General Meeting, June 3rd, Join Edmonton ISA and comedian Andrew Grose

    JUNE 03, 2021

    The ISA Edmonton Section invites you to our 2021 AGM & Networking Hour!

    We'll kick this complimentary event off with a joint welcome address from both Arthur Kloc, ISA Edmonton Section 2020/2021 President, and Ryan Warrington, ISA Calgary Section 2020/2021 President.

    Then get ready for a belly-aching laugh-out-loud headliner performance by Alberta's very own, Andrew Grose! We think we could all use a little comic-relief (or a lot) as we navigate through year two of a pandemic. 

    Following this, we'll continue with our breakout sessions; attend the ISA Edmonton Section AGM (the ISA Calgary Section AGM will be happening simultaneously), which will include the introduction of our 2021/2022 Board, a review of financials, a question & answer period, and an awards presentation. We'll only be about 30 minutes...

    ...then the real fun begins with an Alberta-wide combined ISA Calgary Section & ISA Edmonton Section networking hour - how fun :)

    Schedule of Events

    • 4pm - Login & Familiarize Yourself With The Event Platform
    • 4:05pm - Welcome Address
    • 4:15pm - Belly-Aching Laugh-Out-Loud Headliner Performance
    • 4:30pm - AGM
    • 5:00pm - Alberta-Wide Networking Hour

    Networking - How It Works

    The Networking feature is one of our favourite things about our virtual event platform. It’s personal, fun, and seamless. Attendees are automatically paired for a 1-on-1 video "blind speed date" that can last a maximum of three minutes. Once in the Networking tab all you need to do is click the “Ready” button, Hopin will then search for someone of the “opposite” ticket type that's also clicked the "ready" button; the two are matched instantly and the speed date video chat begins. Both participants will see a 3-minute countdown timer on the top of their screen - when the time is up, the speed date automatically ends (you can also click “leave” at any time after 15 seconds). Interactions (aka: "Speed Dates") are NOT recorded. Once you have a speed date with someone you won’t be matched with that person again.

    Registration

    ISA members and non-members welcome! Please register for this complimentary webinar via the below button. Instructions on how to attend will be provided to all registered attendees the week of the event.

  • Section Presidents message for May

    ISA Sarnia Section – President’s Message 

    May 2021

    Hello Everyone,

    Let me start off by saying thanks to all of you for continuing to support our section. These are troubled times, but we will find a way to work through them. I hope that this message finds you all safe.

    We have had to cancel our golf tournament due to the COVID-19 protocols and we are planning to convene a virtual Annual General Meeting. All of you will receive an invitation via our e-News announcements. Please attend if you can. Our AGM will be held on Monday – May 31st as if we were normally meeting. We’ll be sending out the invitation and additional information soon.

    We will be having another virtual District 13 District Leadership Conference as we did last year. Still no let up on our COVID-19 protocols.

    So far we have had virtual executive meetings and selected a vice president to take over for me in July (as I believe that it is time for me to back out a little). So the next president will be Kalpen Vachharajani and we have volunteers to progress past Kalpen. This will give us a presidential chain going forward.

    Take note we have volunteers for the presidential chain and now we require more volunteers for some of the remaining committees. Take a look and see if you can find the time to volunteer and assist us. It is not burdensome and we attempt to make all that we do short and timely. Please give it some thought. We need more faces and different skills and ideas.

    On two positive notes we did roll out our 23rd edition of our ISA Sarnia Section Reference Guide to the Measurement & Control Market for 2021 and we also supported the four scholarships for the Lambton College students.

    We work diligently to keep our website up to date so jump in and look at www.isasarnia.com and let us know what you think.

    It should be noted that ISA upgraded their website (www.isa.org) and it looks good and works well. Log in a take a look and if you see or have any issues please forward your concerns. ISA member services have also released “ISA Connect” for the use of all members and their communities. As everyone was sent an email invitation, please log in at your leisure and peruse the content.

    If you have any comments or concerns, please let your Executive know. Remember any unspoken ideas or concerns are wasted thoughts unless we share them and act on them.

    Again, I intend to keep you all informed as to what we are still doing or not doing as we step through this COVID-19 pandemic that still has us in its grip. Be safe and continue to adhere to our COVID-19 guidelines.

    Regards,

    Mike Murray

     President – ISA Sarnia Section

     Email:   mikemurraysr@gmail.com

     Phone:  519 336 1495

  • ISA CONDES ISAConnect Live "Automated Commissioning SaaS Tool" Wednesday, May 26, 2021 07:00 AM PT

    Hi there,

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 07:00 AM Pacific Time (UTC-7:00)

    We are happy to schedule the ISA Construction Design Division (CONDES) ISAConnect Live Meeting for the month of May. You are also welcome to invite your peer professionals by forwarding the registration link to them. The meeting will be held in an open Town Hall Q&A format discussing an "Automated Commissioning SaaS Tool" for Commissioning, Loop Checks, and Factory & Site Acceptance Tests & Commissioning, Loop Checks with Jacob Terry of CXAlloy,

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYodOCoqTwtE9xf3Nw8CFpnWzI80rxbEyy_

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • “DIREITO INTERNACIONAL, DIREITOS HUMANOS E DESENVOLVIMENTO”

    I Ciclo de Palestras Online da UNIGOIÁS

    31 de maio de 2021

    19h às 21h30

    Evento com Transmissão ao Vivo e Online, via plataforma Teams e Youtube

    Inscrições Gratuitas

    Quem pode participar?

    Interessados no Tema do Evento

  • "A Brief Insight of Modern Wireless Technology"

    Hello Everyone!!

    ISA BMSCE invites you to an online workshop "A Brief Insight of Modern Wireless Technology"


    The topics covered are as below:
    ▪Basics of vector modulation
    ▪ Requirements of next generation wireless communications
    ▪ Wideband communications
    ▪Multi carrier communications
    ▪Hardware imperfections and impairments
    ▪ Fundamentals of antenna arrays
    ▪Future improvements

    Speaker: Dr.Prasidh R, EIE, Batch of 2004

    Date: 8th May 2021
    Time: 1pm

    Meet link:
    https://meet.google.com/tzx-aekt-kqa

    For more details contact
    Sonal C Hasbi - 9035405682
    Sindhuja V - 9902488728

  • ISA Edmonton & ISA Calgary 2021 AGM & Networking Hour Invitation

    2021 AGM & Networking Hour - Register!

    The ISA Edmonton Section invites you to our 2021 AGM & Networking Hour...

    We'll kick this complimentary event off with a joint welcome address from both Arthur Kloc, ISA Edmonton Section 2020/2021 President, and Ryan Warrington, ISA Calgary Section 2020/2021 President.

    Then get ready for a 🤣belly-aching laugh-out-loud headliner performance by Alberta's very own, Andrew Grose! We think we could all use a little comic-relief (or a lot) as we navigate through year two of a pandemic. 

    Following this, we'll continue with our breakout sessions; attend the ISA Edmonton Section AGM (the ISA Calgary Section AGM will be happening simultaneously), which will include the introduction of our 2021/2022 Board, a review of financials, a question & answer period, and an awards presentation. We'll only be about 30 minutes...

    ...then the real fun begins with an Alberta-wide combined ISA Calgary Section & ISA Edmonton Section networking hour - how fun :)

    View Event Details & Register
  • The ISA Calgary Section AGM & Networking Hour- June 3rd, 2021 @ 4 p.m.

    We will kick this complimentary event off with a joint welcome address from both Ryan Warrington, ISA Calgary Section 2020/2021 President and Arthur Kloc, ISA Edmonton Section 2020/2021 President.

    Then get ready for a belly-aching laugh-out-loud headliner performance by Alberta's very own, Andrew Grose! We think we could all use a little comic-relief (or a lot) as we navigate through year two of a pandemic. 

    Following this, we'll continue with our breakout sessions; attend either the ISA Calgary Section AGM or the ISA Edmonton Section AGM. Both will include the introduction of their respective 2021/2022 Board, a review of financials, a question & answer period, and awards presentation. We will only be about 30 minutes...

    ...then the real fun begins with an Alberta-wide combined ISA Calgary Section & ISA Edmonton Section networking hour - how fun :)

  • May Section Meeting and Elections

    May 13th at Walk-Ons in Midland
  • ISA-Belgium back again

    Dear ISA friends,  

    ISA Belgium after a difficult restart is again active.
    We are working with our and connected ISA student sections.
    Belgium in the heart of Europe joins ISA again and is interested to organise some webconferences.  We are interested to join with Automation and ISA connected organisations and exchange experiences with users and partners

  • nteraction with Alumni - on Project and Internships

    Hello Everyone!!

    Are you all worried about which project to choose or where to do your internships??
    Dont worry, we are there to help you!!

    ISA BMSCE presents a session on "Interaction with Alumni - on Project and Internships"

    Speaker - Kanishk Rai, Batch of 2019, EIE,BMSCE

    Date- 3rd May 2021
    Timings- 4 to 5pm

    Meet link-
    https://meet.google.com/cuk-jcyv-saz

    For more details contact
    Sindhuja V- 9902488728
    Sonal Hasbi- 9035405682
  • ISA-LA Section Meeting June 8, 2021 Overview of the DOE CCUS RD&D Program By Mark Ackiewicz

    Los Angeles Section of The International Society of Automation is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Date : ISA-LA Section Meeting June 8, 2021

    Topic: Overview of the DOE CCUS RD&D Program

    By Mark Ackiewicz Director, Division of Emissions Controls and CCUS R&D Office of Fossil

    Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

    Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

    Brown bag session 11:30 am to 12:30 pm PDT &

    Happy hour session 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm PDT

    NOTE: Both meeting sessions are online.

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86266095858?pwd=WWRBNmVESSsxODlmUFNtenJveWNhZz09

    Meeting ID: 862 6609 5858

    Passcode: 539337

    One tap mobile

    +16699006833,,86266095858#,,,,*539337# US (San Jose)

    +12532158782,,86266095858#,,,,*539337# US (Tacoma)

    Dial by your location

    +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

    +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

    +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

    +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

    +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

    +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

    Meeting ID: 862 6609 5858

    Passcode: 539337

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kb0xdeF2JT

  • ISA-LA Section Meeting May 11, Intrinsic Safety Barrier Basics - Michael Klayman

    ISA-LA Section Meeting May 11, Intrinsic Safety Barrier Basics - Michael Klayman

    Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

    Brown bag session 11:30 am to 12:30 pm PDT &

    Happy hour session 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm PDT



    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86899692426?pwd=YU1uQ3N4OUcrQzB5L1lWUjF6eEc0QT09

    Meeting ID: 868 9969 2426

    Passcode: 400356

    One tap mobile

    +16699006833,,86899692426#,,,,*400356# US (San Jose)

    +12532158782,,86899692426#,,,,*400356# US (Tacoma)



    Dial by your location

    +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

    +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

    +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

    +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

    +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

    +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

    Meeting ID: 868 9969 2426

    Passcode: 400356

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdctBNUaze

    For more updated information visit https://isa-la.org/

  • ISA Monthly Meeting of Members

    Dear ISA Pune Members,

    From this year we are started conducting monthly meeting with all ISA members. In this process, we are meeting tomorrow at 10.30 AM to 11.45 AM to discuss different topics as mentioned in agenda.

    Apologies for the delayed notification.

    Stay home Stay safe!!

    Following is the Agenda:

     

     

    Chair:

    ISA Pune Section Meeting Agenda

     

    H.S.Pansare

    Recorder:

    Vinod Joshi

    Date/Time:

    2nd May 2021/10.30-11.45AM

    Distribution:              

    All ISA Members and Working Committee

     

     

     

     

    1. WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS | 3 mins | Vinod Joshi
      1. Call to order
      2. Confirm quorum
      3. Review and approve agenda
      4. Review and approve previous meeting minutes
    2. Section Update in DLC meeting                                            |  10 mins | H S Pansare
      1. Initiatives
      2. MOU with Bhaskaracharya Pratishtan
      3. Points discussed
    3. Program Update                                                                         | 5 mins | Shridhar Kulkarni
      1. Tech Talk by Mr. Jaju
      2. Next month programme if any
      3. Supporting Partner for ESSS 2021
    4. Student Section Update                                                               | 5 mins | Kapil Mundada
      1. Tach Talk on Valve Positioners on 5th May
      2. New Sections formation process – MIT and COEP
      3. Rebates and Student Section maintenance
      4. VIT Section workshop on Ind.Automation & IIOT.

                  e.Hakathon arranged in May by VIT.

    1. Summer Internship or Semester long internship opportunities to student members
    1. Membership Update : !5 min !  Ravi Maknikar
    2. Marketing Update !5 min ! Arvind Tilak
    3. Update on Cybersecurity Training !5 min ! Vijay Jaju
    4. Yearly Plan                                                                 | 10 mins |  Vinod Joshi
      1. Plan submitted to DVP.
      2. Review activities
      3. Implementation issues
    5. Financial Updates                                                                          | 5 mins | Gurmeet Anand
      1. Receivables of Conference outstanding
      2. Any other points
      3. Talking Point
    6. News Letter Update                                                           | 5 mins | Gurmeet Anand
      1. Articles planned
      2. Advertisements
      3. Other information
    7. Networking:                            ! 30 min.  |All members
    8. NEXT MEETING / ADJOURNMENT                                              | 1 minute | Vinod Joshi
      1. Date and time for next meeting

    Regards,
    Vinod Joshi
    Secretary ISA Pune section.
  • Know you ISA section leaders

    Dear ISA UAE Section Members,

    We wish you and your family a blessed month of peace, health and prosperity. Ramadan Mubarak.

    We are delighted to inform you that ISA UAE section leadership voting is concluded and the following Members have been confirmed as UAE section leaders based on your votes.

    President             Khaled Alblooshi

    President-elect   Sherif Hassan

    Treasurer             Gilles Loridon

    Secretary             Hareesh Ramachandran

    Delegate               Mohamed Abbas

    Program Chair     Neli Fazel (nominated by UAE section leaders).

    The elected UAE section officers will work to reposition the UAE section among the top sections. And we count on UAE section Member engagement in the upcoming announcements to make this community a value add to your professional networks and careers.

    Having said that, below leadership roles are still vacant and the UAE section members are encouraged join this noble mission and to properly activate ISA section to help our community. 

    1. Student Section Liaison
    2. Section-Division Liaison
    3. Webmaster / Connect Chair
    4. Scholarship Chair

    Together we shall make this community a success.


    Please connect with any of UAE section leaders if you want to join the leadership team or for clarifications.

    Regards 

    Khaled Al Blooshi 

    President, ISA UAE section
  • Call for Papers for the 2022 Am. Control Conference (ACC).

     ISA is a member of the Am. Automatic Control Council (A2C2), along with IEEE, AIChE, ASME, and 5 other professional societies.  A2C2 hosts the annual ACC, partly sponsored by ISA, and ISA is seeking larger member participation/representation in the ACC.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Kelvin (kte@mst.edu) or to Russ Rhinehart (rrr@okstate.edu) directly.

    ACC2022 CFP for ISA.pdf
  • ISA MAHARASHTRA'S MEGA EVENT FOR THE YEAR 2021 "POWER PETROLEUM & PROCESS AUTOMATION(PPPA) MEET 2021

    Dear Sir / Madam, 
    We are glad to present you with #ISA #MAHARASHTRA'S MEGA EVENT FOR THE YEAR 2021
    "#POWER #PETROLEUM & #PROCESS #AUTOMATION(PPPA) MEET 2021"
    Date - 11th and 12th June 2021

    After a successful inception and a grand organization of PPPA in the year 2020, we are back with second edition of this event with equal enthusiasm.

    Looking at the conditions around, and for safety of all our participants, delegates and our team we have planned to go completely virtual this year.

    With the #COVID pandemic, trying to reduce the pace of our daily activities, we all have successfully found ways via virtual means to not let this situation completely bring us to a standstill.
    Seeing such developments and happenings around us, led us to present a platform to bring in more thoughts and discussions on this topic and thus we are glad to announce our theme for this year's PPPA 2021 MEET
    "#DIGITALIZATION IN POST COVID ERA"

    You can visit our YouTube page to see the trailer for PPPA 2021
    https://lnkd.in/eWAVkim

    You can find more details of the event and can REGISTER for the event at the below link:-
    https://lnkd.in/eA2_B5s

    #event #innovation #iot #networking #PPPA
  • ANDREW JAMISON McCABE RECIEVES 2021 PUPID SCHOLARSHIP

    The ISA Pulp & Paper Industry Division is pleased to award the 2021 $2000 PUPID Scholarship for the second time to Andrew Jamison McCabe from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. A member of the University’s Honors Program, Andrew raised his GPA from 3.79 to 3.83 this year. Andrew will graduate this December with a Bachelor of Science in Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Applied Mathematics.

    Describing his school activities and leadership roles: Since last year when I received the 2020 PUPID Scholarship, I have been fortunate to hold the position of President at the local student section of TAPPI. Going into this role I expected an entirely different world, let alone a different mindset, but have been fortunate to work with a passionate executive board of students that have worked together to put on over two dozen events this past year. These events range from volunteering to employer nights and have been a stable way of creating the community we are so accustomed to here in our ‘paper family’ despite the current global situation.

    Andrew’s other scholarships include:

    • Major Elbert A. Welsh Education Award (2020)
    • Armstrong Energy (2020)
    • WMU CHEG Endowed (2020)
    • ISA PUPID Scholarship (2020)
    • Voted ‘Outstanding Student for Community Involvement’
    • Charles E. Bayliss (2019)
    • TAPPI Process Control (2019)
    • Haenicke Institute Scholarship Recipient (2018)
    • Paper Technology Foundation Recipient (2016 – Present)
    • WMU CAES (2016 – 2020)

     

    Regarding his extracurricular activities and hobbies, Andrew says; “I still care for home repair and woodworking. This past year has also enabled me to visit my partner out west where she temporarily worked as a conservationist crew lead at Petrified Forest National Park. Here I walked the aptly named Devils Playground loop in the middle of the summer - a 8-mile loop I turned into a 13-mile hike by mistake. As I graduate at the end of this year, I also hope to be able to take some time off to hike the 3100-mile Continental Divide Trail from México to Canada. The freedom this inspires often distracts me here at home and is something I believe I must do”.

    Andrew goes on to describe the most important things he has learned from his employment is “People. I continue to become more passionate about teams working well together and wish to see myself continue to learn more in this field. In my work at Wieland, the general contractor building the new Graphic Packaging International K2 ‘BRONCO’ Paper Machine, I have now worked with over a dozen subcontractors and have worked on the early parts of bid deliberation as well as executing said work in the field. It is my paper experience that means I have been able to contribute to a team that has already built several mills in the country. It is working with these many groups of people, through varied subcontractors, that I have continued to learn about project management and the effect it plays on every size project as well as to appreciate a diverse background of people. Nearly everyone I work with is from Texas, Louisiana, or Arkansas – I have been fortunate to learn to appreciate their homes as a place of beauty from their varied stories and photographs.

    In talking about his Need for the Scholarship, Andrew says that specifically, this contribution to my schooling would pay for some of my summer courses I am taking this year to be able to graduate by the end of the year. The courses I am taking are Physical chemistry, discrete mathematics, and organic chemistry 2. This funding would of course enable me to focus more time on my studies and less time on my work (until I finish my hike at least!).Interest in GPS, Paper and Allied Industries. The graphic printing sciences, paper, and affiliated industries, specifically paper machine runnability and improvement, offer such an array of technical challenges that I believe I will never be an expert at any of these subjects. I constantly enjoy personal improvement and learning. It is these industries that I continue to believe offers the most to learn from of any industry. With this new construction taking place there is many opportunities for me to get involved in instrumentation and all aspects of the controls behind these great machines. I believe going forward that I wish to work in the maintenance department at a mill at some point and to get a Masters In Electrical Engineering so I can pivot out of machine runnability and into design. My courses right now include Fourier transforms and signal processing through an advanced calculus course and I am thoroughly enjoying these topics.

     

  • CONDES Newsletter coming soon

    Hi CONDES members,

    This is Phil Reppert, the Division Director, and I just wanted to put out the word that we are working on a division newsletter and anticipate highlighting the Troubleshooting Pressure Gauges and Impulse Lines March Ebook InTech article.Plus some other items.

    Thanks,

    Phil
  • Symposia Past Papers

    We have started to add old Symposia white papers to our AD library. If you are interested in seeing some of the great papers presented in the past, please come and check out the library.
  • ISA PUPID ISAConnect Live with TAPPI Fellow Dick Reese & Tim Hasbargen " Papermaking & Energy"

    Hi there,

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: Jun 2, 2021 12:00 PM Sao Paulo 11:00 am ET (UTC-4:00)

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvcO2uqz0qGtRzZfVx2BxaKMT89avAtq_J

     

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

     

    We are happy to schedule the next ISA Pulp & Paper Industry Division (PUPID) ISAConnect Live Open Townhall Q&A Meeting for PUPID & ISA members & non-members. You are welcome to invite your peer professionals by forwarding the registration link to them. The meeting will be held in an open Town Hall Q&A format with TAPPI Fellow Dick Reese & Tim Hasbargen discussing papermaking expertise & Energy Optimization applied to the Pulp and Paper Industries.

    Dick Reese is a TAPPI Fellow (since 1992) & recognized papermaking, engineering, and technology consultant with a proven record of evaluating and improving paper machine performance.

    Tim Hasbargan is an Energy Advisor/Energy Specialist for Clean Tech Partners Focus on Energy bringing twenty-six years experience at Wausau Paper & Expera Energy

    ISA PUPID's Board invites you to participate, learn and share your experience about performance evaluation, machine optimization, energy conservation, feasibility and operations troubleshooting during this event with the P&P sector.

  • ISA PUPID ISAConnect Live with AVEVA/OSISoft's Mariana Sandin "Using PI as a Digital Twin"

    Hi there,

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: May 19, 2021 12:00 PM Sao Paulo

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsceutrD8iGNR9TcF6pAn2qvLm9VTf5KC2

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.We are happy to schedule the next ISA Pulp & Paper Industry Division (PUPID) ISAConnect Live Open Townhall Q&A Meeting for PUPID & ISA members & non-members. You are welcome to invite your peer professionals by forwarding the registration link to them. The meeting will be held in an open Town Hall Q&A format & the second meeting with Mariana Sandin, Industry Principal, Forest & Paper Products for AVEVA/OSISoft discussing "Using PI as a Digital Twin"

  • ISA PUPID ISAConnect Live "How One Pulp Mill Cut Variability in Half Without Spending Capital"

    Hi there,

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: May 5, 2021 12:00 PM Sao Paulo

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqd--gqjovH9wSJeuuDT6fXald5l_uwV_1

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    We are happy to schedule the second ISA Pulp & Paper Industry Division (PUPID) ISAConnect Live Open Townhall Q&A Meeting for PUPID & ISA members & non-members. You are welcome to invite your peer professionals by forwarding the registration link to them. The meeting will be held in an open Town Hall Q&A format discussing how "How One Pulp Mill Cut Variability in Half Without Spending Capital"

    Klabin’s Ortigueira mill is a large, complex industrial plant. It is the only factory in Brazil that simultaneously produces short-fiber pulp (eucalyptus), long-fiber pulp (pine) and fluff pulp (the basis for diapers and absorbents). Known as the Puma plant, it is located in Paraná, Ortigueira, and has been operating since 2016, with a capacity of 1.5 million tons/year. Puma is one of the 18 mills of the Brazilian multinational company, Klabin.

    Klabin partnered with Neles to stabilize plant operations. WIth over 2000 automatic control valves, and thousands of control loops, the team used software tools and new procedures to reduce variability. Over a period of two years, the team continued to reduce variability, and drive the process toward more efficient operation. This presentation shows the techniques used, and the significant final results in stability and variability reduction.

    Outline of the talk:

    * Background: Klabin Puma and Initial variability issues

    * Actions taken: Hardware fixes, software monitoring, and controller changes

    * Results: Variability reduction, examples, and economic benefits

    Speakers: Mr. Diniz Rodrigo Araujo Carvalho, Klabin, Mr. Thiago Pecora, Neles

  • ISA Calgary Technical Webinar- VIRTUAL SENSORS - THE NEW NORMAL? May 18 @ 7 p.m.

    The ISA Calgary Section invites you to a free Technical Talk on May 18th titled, Virtual Sensors - The New Normal?

    This complimentary webinar will explore how artificial intelligence is being used to either complement or replace traditional physical sensors.

    Virtual sensors are becoming increasingly common as alternatives to traditional physical sensors since they can be deployed quickly, at low cost, and for applications and environments that are challenging for physical sensors. Additionally, they leverage the recent advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning that have allowed for the development of self-driving cars, voice and facial recognition, and many other new technologies.

    This presentation will look at virtual sensors based on computer vision algorithms and based on analyzing the inputs from multiple physical sensors, as well as how these sensors can contribute to the control and optimization of industrial processes.

  • ISA Young Professionals Connect Live 4/28

    Calling all ISA Young Professionals! We'd love for you to join our first Connect Live chat. Details below.

    Connect Live with ISA Young Professionals
    Getting to Know YPs
    28 April
    10:00 am ET
    Registration: https://lnkd.in/eyr9rDH

  • ISA Aerospace/Test Measurement Division ISAConnect Live "VIPR III on-wing engine ingestion tests"

    Hi there,

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: Jun 10, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We are happy to schedule the second ISA Aerospace/Test Measurement Division (ASD/TMD) ISAConnect Live Open Townhall Q&A Meeting for ASD/TMD & ISA members & non-members. You are welcome to invite your peer professionals by forwarding the registration link to them. The meeting will be held in an open Town Hall Q&A format discussing the United States Air Force, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the FAA Joint Vehicle Integrated Propulsion Research (VIPR) Testing Program focusing on the on-wing engine ingestion tests.

  • ISA Aerospace/Test Measurement Division ISAConnect Live "VIPR II on-wing engine health monitoring"

    Hi there,

    You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

    When: May 20, 2021 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We are happy to schedule the second ISA Aerospace/Test Measurement Division (ASD/TMD) ISAConnect Live Open Townhall Q&A Meeting for ASD/TMD & ISA members & non-members. You are welcome to invite your peer professionals by forwarding the registration link to them. The meeting will be held in an open Town Hall Q&A format discussing the United States Air Force, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the FAA Joint Vehicle Integrated Propulsion Research (VIPR) Testing Program focusing on the on-wing engine health monitoring.

  • ISA Portugal - Webinar sobre Realidade Aumentada, dia 26 de maio de 2021, às 19:00 h (PT)

    Announcement for Portuguese-speaking ISA colleagues

    Estimados colegas do sector da Automação,

    A Secção Portuguesa da ISA (International Society of Automation) - https://isaportugal.org/ tem o prazer de vos convidar para um webinar gratuito intitulado "Casos Práticos de uso da Tecnologia de Realidade Aumentada Aplicada à Indústria". O evento irá realizar-se no dia 26 de maio de 2021, quarta, às 19h00 (de Portugal), será transmitido em Português e terá uma duração aproximada de 1 hora.

    O orador será Luís Murcho, Co-fundador e COO da Glartek. Atualmente é responsável por Produto na Glartek onde identifica oportunidades para usar tecnologias inovadores no contexto industrial. Previamente esteve no departamento de gestão de projetos na SEABRA – Global Engineering Solutions, empresa do setor industrial, onde foi responsável pela criação de layouts industriais e pelo desenvolvimento do 3D em todas as instalações e pela implementação de ferramentas BIM. Formado em arquitetura e possui mestrado pela universidade LUCA School of Arts na Bélgica.

    Abaixo pode encontrar uma ligação para a inscrição no webinar e, mais tarde (na véspera), enviaremos uma ligação para participar no evento:

    Inscrição no webinar - Até ao dia 25 de maio de 2021

    A ISA Portugal pretende ser o ponto de encontro dos profissionais de Automação no nosso país. As conferências, cursos de formação, certificação, webinars, etc. são algumas das atividades mais relevantes duma secção ISA.

    SE ESTÁS NO MUNDO DA AUTOMAÇÃO, INSTRUMENTAÇÃO E CONTROLO, A ISA PORTUGAL É PARA TI!

    Preenche a inscrição, mesmo que não possas assistir, se desejares receber informação sobre as atividades da nossa secção ou caso queiras colaborar ativamente.

    Saudações Cordiais,

    Mário Mendes 

    Presidente da ISA Portugal

    Setting the Standard for Automation

    https://isaportugal.org

    https://www.linkedin.com/groups/1790636/

  • Join us on LinkedIn

    ISA Toronto Section 
    Join us on LinkedIn
  • ISA Tech Workshop on IoT and Robotics

    As the summer begins, it's time to upskill! Have you been interested in the field of Robotics and IoT and want to know more about what the field has to offer?

    ISA Manipal in collaboration with ISA MUJ Student Chapter present a technical workshop on IoT and Robotics. Get an exciting introduction to IoT in "Introduction to IoT and its applications" and learn more about how mathematics and robotics go hand in hand in "Mathematics in Robotics"!

    Details
    • Date: Sunday, 25th April
    • Time: 3-6pm IST
    • Platform: Microsoft Teams
    Poster for the workshop.
  • Tar Heel Capital Area Section Meeting - June - Paperless Manufacturing

    Tar Heel Capital Area Section Meeting - JUNE Paperless Manufacturing

    Siemens will be hosting a paperless digitization presentation June 9th from 12PM-1PM EST

    Digitalization at every point along the value chain helps the pharma industry get pharmaceuticals from the lab to the patient more swiftly.

    Consistent, top-level quality and compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and all requirements of the law are essential factors. Other trends in the digitalization of pharmaceutical manufacturing include process optimization and continuous paperless production. The introduction of Process Analytical Technology (PAT) supports a right-first-time production process that delivers the correct product quality straight away and enables Real Time Release Testing (RTRT) providing benefit for both batch and continuous manufacturing.

     

    This webinar will explain the value of Paperless Manufacturing and Real Time Release Testing in the life sciences manufacturing industries, as well as the digital solutions which enable these technologies to be implemented and maintained.

    Austin Little, Life Sciences Industry Consultant USA, Siemens

    Mr. Little has worked within the Life Sciences industry since his start with Siemens in 2018. Austin earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University. He began his career at Siemens Digital Industries providing Manufacturing Execution System (MES) technical demonstrations for the US sales team. In addition to his business development responsibilities, Austin has also led trainings for project engineers implementing the Siemens MES solution, Opcenter Execution Pharma. Austin is involved in his local ISPE community with the Delaware Valley Chapter

    Pamela Docherty, Life Sciences Industry Manager USA, Siemens

    Mrs. Docherty has over twenty years’ experience in batch automation with over fifteen of them focusing on pharmaceutical production. Pam earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University and a Masters’ in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University. She began her career at Siemens Energy and Automation where she worked five years as a batch product specialist. She then worked five years at Merck & Co in West Point, PA as an Automation Engineer supporting their Biologics Pilot Plant. After Merck she joined Honeywell where she provided Manufacturing Execution System (MES) technical demonstrations for the sales team. Her responsibilities continued through project implementation where she served as technical lead to ensure smooth transitions from sales through project implementation. Mrs. Docherty returned to Siemens Industry as the Life Sciences Industry Manager in 2013. Pam applies her pharmaceutical knowledge to implement Siemens innovative and digital solutions throughout the life sciences community. Pam is involved in her local ISPE community where actively participates in the Oral Solid Dosage Community of Practice for International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE) International and on the steering committee for Biophorum Operations Groups (BPOG) Technology Roadmap.


    For more information on this technology contact:

    Elliot Consoli

    Account Manager – Process Automation

    Siemens Industry, Inc.

    4424 Taggart Creek Rd. STE 105

    Charlotte, NC 28208

    Mobile: (704) 497-6998

    Email: elliot.consoli@siemens.com

    https://siemenspi.webex.com/siemenspi/onstage/g.php?MTID=e327eb8a8420fc1c93f435e23c024d245

  • Rob Beason, Idaho National Laboratory “Consumer Reports of Cybersecurity Products and Vendors"


    Thursday, April 15 – 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
    Click the URL to join the Microsoft Teams meeting
    Dial 208.901.7635 #378818148 to join by phone

    Abstract: In the aftermath of the SolarWinds breach, what is the state of cybersecurity product evaluations? Not the evaluation of the cybersecurity of products but the cybersecurity evaluation of cybersecurity services, products, and technology? Safety testing is performed by third parties on toys to vehicles. What kind of third-party testing is done with technologies that are built with the intent to secure organizations? This will be a survey of current cybersecurity technology reviews and a discussion on ways that could further advance the validation of tools that are created to secure an organization.

    Bio: Rob Beason has a broad range of industry expertise in cybersecurity for IT and OT environments. Rob had a career in the US Army and Arkansas National Guard as a member of the Signal Corps and has performed network security operations in a broad range of environments from small mobile data networks to enterprise class data center environments supporting the Oil Industry. Rob is a cybersecurity professional at Idaho National Laboratory whose mission is to build more cyber resilient systems which can endure adverse events with zero critical impacts to the safety and physical well-being of asset owners and those dependent upon those systems.
  • Free Webinars

    https://isaautomation.isa.org/virtual-events-program/

    Free Webinars

    IIoT & Smart Manufacturing Series
    Setting the Standards for Smart Manufacturing
    14 April

    1:00 pm ET

    REGISTER



    IIoT & Smart Manufacturing Series

    Industrial IT & Cybersecurity Strategies for IT/OT Convergence
    20 April

    1:00 pm ET

    REGISTER

  • W. Carolinas April 2021 Section Meeting

    "Cybersecurity Challenges in the Water and Wastewater Industry" is our April Technical meeting topic. Presented by Krish Sridhar and Ted Justice of aeSolutions Industrial Cybersecurity group. 
    Tuesday, April 13th from 12-1 pm EST. Join via Microsoft Teams link. Contact Emily Henry with any questions. Hope you can join us!
  • Happy 75th Anniversary ISA New Orleans Section

    ISA New Orleans 75th Anniversary LogoJoin us in celebrating our 75th year as a section.  We are offering a special "Diamond" anniversary sponsorship program as part of our celebration.
  • ISA Portland Executive Board Elections 2021

    Your ISA Portland Section is run by a team of members elected by you and the other members of the ISA Portland Section. Due to us not meeting in person right now, our elections are being held virtually. Below is a link to the is the official virtual ballot for the ISA Portland Executive Board in 2021. Please fill out the form by 5pm on April 22nd, 2021. Results will be announced later that day at the section meeting.

    https://forms.office.com/r/KKdrdPPUYh