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Baltimore / Washington DC (BWDC) Section was formed in early 2008 with the merger of the Baltimore and Washington DC Sections into a single section.

We offer frequent virtual Section meetings featuring presentations on a full range of industrial automation topics to our distribution network of well over 1000 instrumentation and controls professionals, including ISA members and Professional Engineers in the Baltimore / DC area and beyond.  We curate presentations with deep technical content placed in context of a broad industry perspective, with thoughtful industry observations and technical insight.  We decline commercial presentations focused on the features of a particular product or service, instead directing our presenters to observe similar guidelines to those typically observed while writing technical papers and making presentations at industry conferences.

We warmly welcome non-members as well as members from other Sections, offering Professional Development Hour (PDH) certificates free for ISA members and $5 for non-members.  We hope that you'll consider joining us for our next Section meeting.


  • BWDC & Philadelphia ISA Co-Host Meeting - Fixed Gas Detection and History

    Baltimore / Washington DC and Philadelphia ISA Members and Friends,

    Meeting agenda: (All times shown are Eastern Time)

    11:00 – 11:30 – Networking and direct access to Fixed Gas Detection technical expert.

    11:30 – 11:35 – BWDC ISA Section greeting

    11:35 – 13:00 – Technical presentation

    13:00 – 13:30 – Networking and direct access to Fixed Gas Detection technical expert.

    Meeting notice for speaker bio and presentation abstract will be posted in Library.

    Note that the time before and after meeting is available for folks to socialize and/or chat with the technical expert speaker about any Fixed Gas Detection questions or issues you may have. 

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    Video Conference ID: 115 796 301 4

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    Lloyd J. Risser III, P.E. (PA)

    ISA, Baltimore / Washington DC Section

    Vice President

    Program Manager

    859 626 3433 (desk)
    301 305 1458 (mobile)
    240 392 4645 (fax)



  • ISA BWDC Section Meeting Notice 11APR2022 – Tank Blanketing and Inert Applications

    ISA Baltimore / Washington DC Section Members and Friends,

    You are invited to our Section’s next meeting on Monday 11APR2022, including a presentation about Tank Blanketing and Inert Applications from 11:30 to 13:00 Eastern time.  This presentation will review three approaches along with advantages and disadvantages of each.  See meeting notice for speaker(s) bio and presentation abstract in the Library.

    Advance registration is required before midnight on 10APR2022 at  Note that no physical meeting locations are offered; this will be an online meeting only using Microsoft Teams.  The meeting link will be included in a confirmation email you receive after registering.

    We offer a Continuing Education Professional Development Hour (PDH) certificate at no cost for ISA members and $5 for non-Members.  Specify your preference at registration.

    We continue to warmly welcome non-members and member from other ISA Sections to our monthly meetings.  To join our section of the ISA (or to renew if your membership has expired,) simply go to: and remember to select Baltimore / Washington DC where it asks for Section.  Note that college graduates can join ISA with full professional membership free for one year -  Also note that ISA offers a hardship waiver of membership fee for up to two years -

    We are always looking for Instrumentation and Control Systems topics and presenters for our meetings.  If you know Subject Matter Experts in those areas with an interesting perspective to share, let us know so we can ask them to join our presentation schedule.  If you have any interesting projects or technical papers, please consider sharing as a presenter.  Your input will help make the ISA BWDC Section that much stronger.

    Direct questions or list removal requests to Lloyd Risser at or 859-626-3433.  Please feel free to forward to anybody you think might benefit from attending.



    Lloyd J. Risser III, P.E. (PA)

    ISA, Baltimore / Washington DC Section

    Vice President

    Program Manager

    859 626 3433 (desk)
    301 305 1458 (mobile)
    240 392 4645 (fax)

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