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Welcome the the Portland ISA section community. We're based in Portland, OR and hold virtual meetings the fourth Thursday of every month with the exception of Summer, Thanksgiving, and Christmas breaks. We always have engaging topics and enjoy sharing industry and technical information with each other. If you're looking for a place to engage about Instrumentation and Controls or Automation topics in the Portland metro, then please drop us a line. We look forward to seeing or hearing from you.


  • June 2nd - MES and Factory Automation Integration

    Learn about the process of bringing MES and factory automation together from Brendan Lennon P.E. Daimler Trucks North America.  The presentation will consist of: 
    • Overview of MES
    • Functionality of MES with regards to ISA-95
    • Integration methods between Enterprise and Automation
    • Factory Data Layer...PLM & MES
    Hope to see you there!
  • April 28th 6PM - IEC61499 Open Control System Hardware Standard

    Jerry Bartlemay from Schneider Electric will present details on the IEC61499 control system standard and explain the new exciting opportunities for vendor openness when constructing distributed control systems.
  • March 24th - Noon - Lessons Learned from 2021 Texas Gas Plant Winterization

    This presentation will look at the Texas “freeze” of 2021 and examine it from the perspective of vendors, end users and EPCs.  We will present and discuss some of the preparation tools now available because of lessons learned.   Recommended deployment of heat trace and other accessories such as heated instrument enclosures will be shown along with a quick review of common mishaps and top tips to remember during the design phase. 

    Presented by by Ryan Duffy and Jeff Blair, Eastern Controls - Edgemont, PA

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