Process Measurement and Control Division

Welcome to the Process Measurement and Control Division (PMCD), the largest technical division within ISA!

PMCD is organized within the Automation and Technology Department of ISA. Our primary goal is to advance the interests and knowledge of our members. PMCD supports nearly 6,000 members by operating Technical Committees, publishing an industry-specific newsletter and participating with other ISA divisions in technical symposia.

PMCD focuses on primary sensors, control hardware and software, and final control elements. Our active technical committees reflect these areas of interest:

Automation and Control Systems
Flow Technology
Pressure Technology
Temperature Technology
Level Technology
Field Calibration Technology
Final Control Elements

PMCD promotes a highly professional, responsible image of the process measurement and control industry through its various programs and helps its members to develop that image and to succeed in a highly competitive market. As a PMCD member, you gain access to a wealth of professional knowledge, you now have the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from your peers.

Get the Most out of Your Membership:

Annual Events- Participate in a joint symposium with the Aerospace Division and the Test Measurement Division to become a co-sponsoring division for the International Instrumentation Symposium (IIS)
Industry News- Receive PMCD director and director-elect messages posted in this Connect Community and on LinkedIn
Leadership Opportunity- Sharpen your leadership skills by helping plan and conduct various annual PMCD events
Technical Writing- Submit industry papers, review papers, and participate in developing sessions
Networking- Take advantage of the opportunity to network with other PMCD industry leaders
Valuable Information Resource- PMCD provides its members with comprehensive technical information to aid them in their profession. Their membership includes: 
1.) Comprehensive industry newsletters featuring articles and papers from PMCD members and symposium participants
2.) Access to the PMCD Connect Community that provides industry technical papers, webinars, Connect Live technical discussions, and answers to questions on the Technical Discussions page.
  • Industry Reach and Awareness – Establish and advance the division’s relevance and credibility as the home of automation for the industries we serve, working with stakeholders to develop and deliver pertinent technical content. Provide industry expertise to industry and education by developing external partnerships.

  • Member Development and Engagement – Enhance member value and engagement opportunities to nurture and grow a more diverse and global automation community within the industries we serve.

  • Technical Education and Certification – Become the recognized leader in automation and control education for the industries we server, providing relevant and topical resources to enable our members to meet technological and industrial challenges.


  • Leadership and Business Skill Development – Create opportunities for our members to improve critical leadership skills, to build a network of industry professionals, and to develop the next generation of automation professionals to serve our industries.

Do you have a PMCD technical question? Ask your question in the Technical Discussion Forum

 Missing out on face to face technical discussions with fellow industry professionals?
Participate in a PMCD Connect Live with your fellow members! Register here.

Apply for a scholarship at the PMCD Scholarship Portal.

Congratulations to Jacqueline Buskop, PMCD Outstanding Member of the year! Jacqueline serves on the Board as LinkedIn Chair, also has done much to set up ISA Connect for the PMCD Board, and is now working with Imaran Khan, ISA Connect Chair to enhance the “look and feel” of ISA Connect for PMCD. She is already a leader with ISA Young Professionals and has conducted surveys with PMCD members to better determine your needs and requirements this year. Jacqueline is going back to college this year and getting her M.S. in Environmental Analysis.

As Director, I am leading in an exciting time at ISA. 2020 is the 75th Anniversary of ISA, and we are marking the anniversary of the 75th through several activities this year, culminating with the PIC 2020 Conference in Houston. 

-Ardis Bartle, PMCD Director

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