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The Birmingham Section is dedicated to the advancement of the automation industry through education and networking. Our annual short course has provided many young engineers and technicians with the fundamentals they need to succeed in there career.



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  • ISA Birmingham Kick-Off Meeting

    ATTENTION ALL ISA BIRMINGHAM SECTION MEMBERS

    It is almost football season, and the ISA Birmingham Section is holding it first meeting of the year.  This will be a live in-person gathering at BBP company on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, starting at 4:00 PM.  The primary purpose will be to get back together fo socialize and network with our fellow section members.
    Soft drinks, snacks, pizza and light refreshments will be served as the section forms and plans for the 2022-2023 section year.  The various team leaders will be introduced and they will outline some activities that are to be offered during the year.  The meeting will take place at BBP Company, 1994 McCain Parkway, Pelham, Al  
     An event will be posted on ISA Connect at a later date, in order for attendees to RSVP.
    Save the Date and let's get together like before!!
  • Honors and Awards Dinner

    2022 ISA Birmingham Section H&A Dinner and Former President's Recognition Night


    The Birmingham Section of ISA – International Society of Automation will hold the annual Honors and Awards Dinner on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at the Red Lobster Restaurant, on Highway 31,  in Vestavia, AL.  All former presidents of the ISA Birmingham Section are invited to attend as a guest of the section.  There will be a social time prior to the dinner, an update on ISA today, recognition of all Former Section presidents, and the recognition of this year’s awards recipients.  This has been a lot of fun in the past and should be an outstanding evening for all of us.

            Date:  Tuesday – May 10, 2022

            Time:   Social    5:30 - 6:15 PM

                        Dinner:   6:15 - 7:00 PM 
                        Former President/Spouse/Guest/Significant Other is Free


                        
               Program:  7:00 - 8:15 PM
              
                       
                 Location:   Red Lobster Restaurant -  Highway 31 – Vestavia Hills, AL 

     
    We will recognize the ISA Birmingham Engineer of the Year for 2021 (Meg Moore – W. G. Yates Company), the ISA Birmingham Young Engineer of the Year for 2021 (Stefanie Funk – BBP Company), and present the Gerney Mitchell Distinguished Service Award for 2021 (Patrick Joseph – Southern Company Services).  One of our features will be the recognition of all the Section Former Presidents in attendance with an opportunity for some insightful remarks from these veteran sages of wisdom.  Also, there will be the introduction of the new officers for 2022-2023, with the transfer of the president’s gavel from the outgoing president.
     
    There you have it - a great night of fellowship, seeing old friends, making new friends, catching up on the latest ISA stuff, and an opportunity to protect yourself from being talked about if you are not  there.  You do not want to miss this outing for sure.

    In order to plan ahead, we are trying to get an approximate count of those planning to attend,  Please reply to gwilbankspe@charter.net and let me know if you can be there or not.  Also, please spread the word and invite other Former Presidents who we may have lost track of or do not have their e-mail address


    Hope to see you on May 10!

  • April Meeting of the ISA Birmingham Section

    You are invited and encouraged to attend the upcoming Zoom meeting of the ISA Birmingham Section.  This event will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, starting at 4:00 PM Central Time.   You can connect any time after 3:30 PM to visit with some of your fellow instrument and control system cohorts in a social environment. 

     

    After a time of welcome and introductions, the speaker will give a presentation starting at 4:15 PM.

     

    Technical Meeting – Online Zoom Meeting – Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 4:00 PM Central Time

     

    Speaker:   Clint Guillory - Automation Project Specialist at Sync Automation
     
    Topic:  “LoRa & LoRaWAN 101 – A Technical Overview”

     

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Description automatically generated with low confidence                        Abstract:

    • Technical overview of LoRa & LoRaWAN, an ITU recognized LPWAN industry standard with amazing range, long battery life and low cost to deploy

    • Security and flexibility of architecture to connect Sensor-to-Cloud IoT applications as well as integration of stranded assets into OnPrem Process Control Networks and SCADA systems.

    Clint has over 25 years of experience in SCADA and Automation Systems. He specializes in utilizing PLC/RTUs, EFM systems, and wireless data communications. In his current role as an Automation Project Specialist at Sync Automation, Clint is focusing on IIoT solutions using LoRaWAN, MQTT, and Sync Automation’s MS Azure cloud-based Ignition HMI hosting system, Site Sync.

    You do not want to miss this online meeting and presentation, which will qualify for continuing education credit in the form of Professional Development Hours (PDH).  Please contact your associates and encourage their attendance at this session.

     

    To join the Zoom Meeting, please click on the following link and wait to be admitted from the waiting room:

     

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84882079852

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