• September 2018

    ISA Insights

    President’s Message Insights Sept Edition Main image 1

    With an experienced new executive at the helm, ISA is confident, secure in its direction

    By Brian Curtis, 2018 ISA President

    It is hard to believe that we are fast approaching the fourth quarter of 2018, and our Annual Leadership Conference and Council of Society Delegate meeting will be held next month in Montreal (12-15 October). This has been a very dynamic year for ISA. More...

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    ISA announces appointment of Executive Director Mary Ramsey

    Ramsey, who has been serving as ISA's Interim Executive Director since January of this year, has more than 25 years of industrial automation experience, specializing in leadership, change management, and strategy development/execution. More...

    Coming up in October: ISA’s Annual Leadership Conference and Council of Society Delegates meeting

    ISA's Annual Leadership Conference and its related events (Honors & Awards Gala, President's Luncheon, Division Awards Luncheon, and Publications and Standards & Practices Awards Luncheon) as well as the Council of Society Delegates meeting will be held during mid-October in Montreal. Don't miss these high-profile Society events!.More...

    ISA84 approves IEC 61511

    ISA84, Instrumented Systems to Achieve Functional Safety in the Process Industries, has approved the newest edition of IEC 61511 as ISA and American National Standards.  More...

    ISA salutes 2018 Fellows and Celebrating Excellence Award honorees

    ISA is proud to announce those members elevated to the distinguished membership grade of Fellow and the Celebrating Excellence Award honorees for 2018, including Member’s Choice honorees.  More...

    ISA@Montreal keynote speakers have been announced

    Join industry leaders in Montreal, Canada during mid-October 2018 for ISA@Montreal. This new multi-dimensional track experience will bring together an array of automation industry professionals from various disciplines to present on best practices, emerging technologies, developments, and applications. View this year’s lineup of world-renowned keynote speakers.  More...

    Register for PCS 2018—Process Industry Event before 30 September and receive $100 off your registration

    Use coupon code PCS100 to receive $100 off your registration before 30 September 2018. This process industry event will feature expanded, more comprehensive technical content to reach a broader range of professionals in the energy processing and process manufacturing industries. Get all the details about this exciting, revamped event, to take place 30 October – 1 November in Houston.  More...

    Stay informed on ISA section and district news

    Keep up to date on the important events and activities occurring at the section-and district-level of the Society in this regular feature of ISA Insights. More…

    ISA News

    ISA announces appointment of Executive Director Mary Ramsey  

    Technical Knowledge on Demand

    On ISA Interchange

    What Observations Improve Specificity in Pipeline Leak Detection?

    The Past and the Future of Industrial Maintenance Management

    Key Insights to Control System Dynamics


    Inside InTech

    Feature: Cover
    Integrated manufacturing and production

    By Bill Lydon

    Feature: Process Automation
    Data filtering in process automation systems

    By Joseph. S. Alford, PhD, Brian M. Hrankowsky, and R. Russell Rhinehart

    Feature: Factory Automation
    Automated guided vehicles improve production 

    By Bill Lydon

    Certification Review

    Certification Review - CAP
    Certification Review - CCST

    Meet our Members

    Q&A with Jim Federlein

    Jim Federlein serves as Principal Engineer at Federlein & Associates, LLC, an industrial automation and controls consulting firm he founded in 1991. A member of ISA’s Standards and Practices Board, Federlein has been pivotally involved in developing numerous ISA standards since the mid-1990s. He’s also taught and updated a range of fundamental ISA courses.  More...

    Upcoming Industry Events

    Technical Training Course Series

    1–25 October 2018

    Houston, TX USA

    ISA@Montreal Symposium 2018

    Training: 15 October

    Conference: 16–17 October

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    ISA PCS 2018 - Process Industry Event

    1–25 October 2018

    Houston, TX USA

    Technical Training Course Series

    1–25 October 2018

    Houston, TX USA

    Make participating in an ISA technical division symposium part of your annual professional development plans

    The 2018 Symposia season is quickly drawing to a close. Make your plans now to take advantage of the professional development and networking opportunities through these unique, niche industry conference events.  

    Notable ISA Technical Resources

    ISA Technical Training

    Boiler Control Systems Engineering (ES15)
    1-3 October 2018
    ISA Headquarters
    RTP,NC (Greater Raleigh Area) USA

    Burner Management Systems Engineering Using NFPA Code 85 and ANSI/ISA77 Standards (ES16)
    4-5 October 2018
    ISA Headquarters
    RTP,NC (Greater Raleigh Area) USA

    Control Systems Engineering PE Exam Review Course (EC00)
    8-10 October 2018

    Newhall, CA (Greater Los Angeles Area) USA

    Installing, Calibrating & Maintaining Electronic Instruments (TI25)
    15-19 October 2018
    Edgemont, PA (Greater Philadelphia Area) USA

    Free Live and On-Demand ISA Webinars

    Automation Education Network
    Your free portal to ISA’s ever-expanding library of webinars (both live and on-demand) that are organized by type, technical topic, and ISA brand. Stay current with trends and changes in the marketplace. Connect to ISA’s Automation Education Network today.


    ISA Technical Publications

    Buzz on Books

    Prepare for the CCST®, CAP®, CSE, and PE exams

    A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge, Third Edition  

    Nick Sands,
    Ian Verhappen

    CCST Resource Library

    CSE Study Library

    Technician Guide Series

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