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Welcome to the Richland Section of the

International Society of Automation, ISA.



Upcoming Section Events:

Richland Technical Societies Holiday Party

REACH Museum 

1943 Columbia Park Trail Richland, WA 99352

(509) 943-4100

Thursday, December 7, 2023

6:00 – 10:00 pm

Price $24.50 /person

You need to pay in advance by credit card, we will not be accepting money at the event, & we need to give a head count to the Caterers on on Monday, the 4th 

(Note: This GoDaddy payment link (below)  allows a person to pay with a credit card & have the funds sent directly to the ISA Richland section Umpqua bank account. I tested it with my personal AMEX credit card.)

Put the name of the particular technical society (e.g.: AIChE, ANS-EWS, ASME, IEEE, ISA, or SWE-EWS) in the Notes box




2000 Logston Blvd #126

Richland, WA 99354

We will not be accepting money at the event

We will be charging $3 / pint & we will collect the money via the GoDaddy PayLink when you purchase the dinner 

Please indicate how many pintsyou wish to purchase


Past Section Events:

International Society of Automation (ISA) Richland Section October, 2023 Monthly Lunch & Learn: Meet Brian Hartman, P.E., Bechtel's incoming Waste Treatment and Vitrification Plant Project Director

Brian Hartman comes to Richland after spending the previous four years as the Bechtel Corporate Manager of Engineering and Technology in Reston, Virginia. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and is a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Maryland

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Imagining tomorrow: a discussion with manager of Engineering & Technology, Brian Hartman - YouTube



ISA Richland section hosts a Lunch & Learn Noon meeting discussing ISA Pacific Northwest Sections collaboration with CISA Region 10 (Pac.NW) & IISSCC to insure control systems infrastructure is secure

Wednesda, March 8, Noon – 1:00 pm PST (UTC-8:00)

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

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ISA Richland Section November 30, 2022 Dennis Walters will speak on "Steam Methane Reforming Hydrogen Generator"
Wednesday, November 30, 2022;
5:00 - 8:00 PM

Face to face meeting at WSU Tri-cities campus in the Elson Floyd Bldg (TFLO) room 244.

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STARS Technology Corporation is pleased to announce that its first Commercial Prototype Hydrogen Generator has been delivered to Southern California Gas Company at the SunLine Transit Center in Palm Desert, California.

The steam methane reforming hydrogen generator will convert renewable natural gas for use with SunLine's fleet of 17 hydrogen buses. The "clean hydrogen" produced by the STARS' Beta-1 unit will provide fuel for up to 3 of SunLine's SunBuses.

ISA Richland Section September, 2022 Introduction to PLCNext Technology with Mark Dean, Peter Mannon, & Kaitlyn Arnoult
FOR 2022 Students
Friday, September 23, 2022;
2:00 - 3:00 PM

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As a member of one of the oldest ISA sections in the world (chartered in 1946), we hope you will take full advantage of the member benefits highlighted in this website.
The area around Richland centers around the Hanford Reach, a free-flowing section of the Columbia River—”Chiawana” (Big River)—(around 51 miles long), in eastern Washington. Upstream is Priest Rapids Dam and downstream is the McNary Dam. As early as 10,000 years ago, the ancestral inhabitants of today’s Wanapum People, Yakama Nation, Confederated Tribes of the Colville, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation, and the Nez Perce fished, hunted, and collected a variety of natural resources in the area.

In 1943, the Manhattan Project, designed to build the atomic bombs of WWII, came to Richland & built the B Reactor, the first full-scale reactor in the world, producing weapons-grade plutonium, in just 13 months. Plutonium from the B Reactor was used in the world’s first nuclear explosion, July 16, 1945, at the Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range in New Mexico. B Reactor plutonium was used in the “Fat Man” bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945. 

ISA Richland Section July, 2022 monthly Lunch-n-Learn
Wednesday, July 27, 2022; 11:30 - 12:30PM

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ISA Richland Section July monthly Lunch-n-Learn
Wednesday, July 14, 2021; 12:00 - 1:00PM

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Come to this mid-July lunch and learn to find out what the ISA Richland Section has planned for the coming year and meet the latest Richland Section Board Member, Ryan Beesley, CAP, Regional Engineering Manager for Concept Systems. Ryan will introduce himself to all y’all and give a virtual tour of the only underground coal mine (Signal Peak Energy in Roundup, MT) in the state of Montana where he worked as a second generation coal miner. He’ll answer the question: “Are coal mines still a viable energy source?”



We are an open society inviting all whom are involved in the automation industry, in any capacity, to be part. If you are connected to the automation field as a technician, engineer, educator, etc. you are welcome to attend any of the events and functions including the networking sessions. Should you decide to become an ISA member, the full benefit package will be available to you.

Annual Ice-Breaker BBQ
Tuesday, September 13, 2022; 5:00 - 9:00PM
South Gazebo at Howard Amon Park



The ISA Richland Section is dedicated to inspiring and engaging the community to achieve full accomplishment of corporate and personal goals as we work in this automation industry. With many annual events, you will have plenty of great opportunities to meet others of like-minded professional interests.

Upcoming Division Events:

ISA Virtual Events Program



Since there are only two sections in the State of Washington; Seattle on the west side of the Cascade Mountains and Richland on the east side.

 Technical Content



In 2021, the Richland section will begin to partner with our neighboring section to the east, Southwest Idaho, for our monthly meetings



We have several other programs for our members that are available throughout the year such as local co-sponsored ISA training for the new ISA/IEC S99/IEC 62443 CyberSecurity Certification, the Control Systems Engineer PE Review Course, CAP in a year classes, a new Engineering-In-Training EIT / Fundamentals of Engineering FE Review Course, and the Annual Leadership Conference 22-25 October 2021 La Concha Resort & Hotel San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA

Students: Join the Fundamentals of Engineering / Engineering-In-Training (FE/EIT) Exam Review Study Group



As a non-profit organization, the support of volunteers is critical to the success of the ISA Richland Section. We are extremely fortunate to have an incredible team of volunteers and volunteer leaders, but we are always looking for more people to help. Think about signing up and volunteering for an upcoming event - it's a great way to meet fellow automation professionals and a nice way to give back to the automation community.

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ISA Sections are organized geographically around the world; but if want to get more technical information you should join one of ISA's seventeen (17) technical Divisions if you want to learn, contribute, network, and help create technical content to build a better world through automation.



I look forward to meeting you and hope that you will let us know if there is anything we can do to enhance your member experience in the ISA Richland Section.

You can join any (or all) Division(s) at no additional charge. Please click here to add a Division to your membership.




  • ISA Richland Section Technical Meeting, Friday, September 15, 2023: 4th Annual Intro to PLCNext

    ISA Richland Section Technical Meeting, Friday, September 15: 4th  Annual Introduction to PLCNext Technology

    We are pleased to have Evan Farris & Mark Dean, of Phoenix Contact, give us an Introduction to PLCNext Technology for our ISA Richland Section Technical Meeting, Friday, September 15, 4:00pm-5pm PT (UTC-7:00).

    Microsoft Teams meeting

    Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

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    Mark Dean; Phoenix Contact, Project Sales Engineer; Benecia, California

    Evan Farris;  Industrial Automation, Controls, and Electronics | AK, ID, MT, OR, WA

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