Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (25 August 2014) - The International Society of Automation (ISA) today released the advance program for its 2014 Process Control & Safety Symposium, featuring world-class presentations, paper sessions, panel discussions, tutorials, training courses, vendor exhibitions, and other value-packed activities-all designed to help process measurement and control professionals in chemical and energy processing and other process industry sectors operate more safely and securely.
Leveraging the global expertise of six ISA technical divisions, the symposium is expected to draw more than 200 registrants 7-9 October 2014 in Houston, Texas USA. Attendees will learn how everyday decisions can have significant downstream results-both positively and negatively-on plant safety and security as well as on key quality and efficiency metrics.
An all-new event, the symposium brings ISA’s world-class technical content, training and exhibiting opportunities back to Houston in response to strong demand among the area’s automation professionals. Highlights include:
Four targeted ISA courses, led by ISA’s globally recognized subject matter experts.
Three keynote and invited speakers: Peter Martin, Ph.D., Vice President, Business Value Solutions, Invensys; Maurice Wilkins, Vice President, Yokogawa Global Strategic Technology Marketing Center; and Peggie Koon, Ph.D., 2014 ISA President and Vice President, Audience, Chronicle Media.
An extensive, content-rich technical program. (All sessions, segmented by topic, are listed further down in this press release.)
An outstanding vendor exhibit demonstrating the latest technologies and solutions from 25 industry leaders. (A complete list of exhibitors is included further down in this press release.) A special feature is Vendor Night, to be held on the evening of Tuesday, 7 October, when the exhibit hall will be open to all automation professionals in the Houston area at no charge, and a reception, with cash bar, will be offered.
Industry-proven ISA training in process safety, security and wireless systems Attendees can choose from four industry-proven ISA courses (and earn valuable CEUs) encompassing the critical components of safety, security and wireless communications. The training courses, all of which will be conducted on Monday, 6 October, include:
Industrial Wireless Systems (IC85C) - Examines the most relevant details of industrial wireless systems with an emphasis on how various technologies coexist, interoperate, and interact with each other. Numerous real-world examples are illustrated.
An expert-driven program of technical and tutorial sessions Attendees are sure to gain practical knowledge they can immediately apply in the workplace through expert-delivered tutorials and incisive, thought-provoking paper sessions on safety, communications, chemicals, instrumentation and control, and other vital topics.
Learn all about the latest developments and emerging trends in process control and industrial cybersecurity that are determining future operational needs, expectations, and requirements.
Below are some of the truly outstanding sessions on the conference agenda, segmented by topic.
Introduction to Safety Instrumented System Management
A Practical Example of ISA 18.2 Instrument Signals and Alarms
Delivering Value through an Instrument Reliability Program
Employee Engagement-Driving Diversity in the Workforce
Our Equipment Works-But What About the Human in the Loop?
Human Factors for Project Managers
High Performance HMI Roundtable
Technology to Improve Pipeline and Terminal Delivery Efficiency
Upstream Application of High Performance HMI
Secure Communications for Process & Safety Systems: An Overview of Industry Communication Landscape-Challenges, Opportunities, Disruptive Technologies
What is Industrial Internet of Things? IoT-Process, IoT-Buildings, IoT-Manufacturing-A Panel Discussion
Wireless Network Technology for Sea Water Cooling Tower: Design and Implementation
New Movement of the Field Wireless Solutions to Realize the “Wireless Anywhere”
New Wireless IR Gas Detector for SIL2 Applications Using MEMS Technology
Protocols and Technologies for the Communication of Advanced Sensors-A Working Collaboration
Wireless instrumentation installations: A key enabler for capturing reduced installation costs, increasing automation capability, enabling production optimization, and reducing risk
Eaton Wireless Application (ISA Partner)
HoneywellOneWireless Applications(ISA Partner)
GE Wireless Vibration Applications(ISA Partner)
Introduction to PLC Programming
Introduction to HMI Programming
Introduction to Fuzzy Designer
Panel: State of Automation Engineering Curriculum
Panel: State of Automation Engineering Workforce Development
Texas Board of Professional Engineers - Professional Practice Update/Ethics
Instrumentation and Control Sessions
Advancements in Coriolis flow measurement/Gains in Level Technology and their Contribution to Safety in the Workplace
Proof-testing Level Gauges Remotely from the Operator Room: A Realistic Dream or Not?
Innovation in Non-Metallic Materials Increases Service Life and Lowers Total Life Cycle Costs for Electrical Components Used in Harsh Environments
Increasing Accuracy Requirements for Field Calibrators
Partial Stroke Testing Devices-Why Users Correctly Distrust their PSTD’s Ability to Prohibit Spurious Over-travel, and a Logical Solution
Evaluation of Multivariable Process Control (MPC) in Demethanizer Unity of LNG Plant
Getting Your Control System to Deliver Economic Value
Vulnerabilities in Process Control Networks: What Are We Protecting Against?
Optimizing Gas Leak Detection with Acoustic Spectral Analysis
Performance Based on Fire & Gas Design
HMI Servers Acting as Backup for Peer-to-Peer Communications
Are You Protected? What You Need to Know About the Changing Patent Scene
Managing Alarms: The Bigger Picture
Avoiding Common Pitfalls When Submitting Products for Certification
Pulp and Paper Division Paper Sessions
Bleach Plant Control Optimization Using Inline Brightness and Residual Measurements Along With On-line Kappa Measurements
“Do You Need Advanced Control?”-A Successful Methodology to Select Advanced Control Approach
7 Methods to Improve Control Performance in Pulp and Paper
Process Variability Costs Money-Learn How to Monitor and Minimize it with Good Process Control
Fire and Gas Mapping Workshop using ISA TR 84.00.07
Effective Decision Support
Functional Safety and Reality
Want to Use Partial Stroke Testing on my Plant?
Practical Tips on the Application of Fault Tree Analysis for SIL Selection
The Role of HMIs in Human Error and Plant Performance (tutorial)
Case Study: Safety Instrumented System Lifecycle Implementation (Parts 1)
Case Study: Safety Instrumented System Lifecycle Implementation (Parts 2)
FOUNDATIONTM for Safety Instrumented Systems Panel
Common (and Intentional) Violations of NFPA Standards
High Integrity Pressure Protection Systems: Design, Analysis, Justification, and Implementation
Overview of NIST Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and Relationship to ISA 62443
Discussion of Best Practices related to Asset Management, Business Environment, Governance, Risk Assessment, and Risk Management
ICS Ethernet Performance Lab
Discussion on best practices related to Access Control, Awareness and Training, Data Security, Information Protection Processes and Procedures, Maintenance, Protective Technology
Reconfigurable Cybersecurity Testbed for Industrial Control Systems
Treating Security Like Safety
Demo: Lab in a Box
Lab 101: Hacking for Phun
Discussion of Best Practices Related to Anomalies and Events, Security Continuous Monitoring, Detection Processes
Workshop: Attack Process
Demo: Attacking Wireless
Respond and Recover Discussion of Best Practices Related to Response Planning, Recovery Planning, Communication, Analysis, Mitigation, Improvements
The Cybersecurity Framework for Critical Infrastructure
So You Want to be A CSE Professional Engineer
An Introduction to ISA Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) Certification
Basically…It’s Process Control
Technician Boot Camp: The Maintenance Skill Sets
Automation Engineering Survival Training - Can You Make the Cut?
The Road to Becoming a Certified Automation Professional
A sold-out vendor exhibit featuring premier companies and leading-edge solutions The premier companies serving the oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, and related markets will present and demonstrate their products and services at the exhibit component of the symposium.
Discover the latest technologies and applications across all core solution areas, including:
Data management instrumentation
Process and functional safety
The list of corporate sponsors and exhibitors includes:
INTECH Process Automation
ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute
M.V. Atchison & Assoc.
Owl Computing Technologies
SEC of America (Shinkawa)
Register Today! Given the depth and breadth of topics and issues to be explored, the 2014 Process and Safety Symposium is truly a can’t-miss event. Be sure to make your plans now. To register and to gain all the details on the symposium, visit the conference website. For more information or immediate assistance, email email@example.com or call +1 919-549-8411.
About ISA Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation.
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