• Technical meeting on Mechatronics

    Saturday, 14 October 2017 (Madrid)
    Monday, 16 October 2017 (Santiago)
    4 p.m.

    Join the ISA Spain section for a conference followed by open debate on the status and future trends of Mechatronics.

    Please visit the section website at http://www.isa-spain.org/.

    Training course on Expert in Functional Safety

    Monday, 16 October - Thursday, 19 October 2017
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Training course on:

    • Concepts on Life Cycle of a SIS
    • Risk Analysis techniques
    • Protection layers analysis techniques
    • Reliability concepts related to a SIS
    • SIS design according to safety requirements
    • SIL analysis in SIS

    The course will be followed by an exam for certification.

    More information on the event can be found at http://www.isa-spain.org/actividad.asp?id=331.

    WISA Industrial Automation Show & Conference - along with D2 DLC

    Crowne Plaza-Wilmington North Hotel
    630 Naamans Rd, Claymont, DE 19703
    Wednesday, 18 October 2017
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    The Wilmington Section of the International Society of Automation (WISA)  is organizing a unique event for its area: An Industrial Automation Show & Conference.  The full event (including the sessions listed below) will be FREE and open to the public. The exhibition floor is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Furthermore, we are organizing a District Leadership Conference in conjunction with this event.

    Exhibitors include:  Applied Control Engineering, CA Briggs Company, Cemtech Energy, Eastern Controls, Emerson Process Management, EZSoft, F S Welsford, Industrial Controls, Ives Equipment, National Basic Sensor, Neal Systems, North East Technical Sales, Panelmatic East, PD-IR, Rumsey, TRIFLOW CORP, United Electric, and WGS Equipment.


    10:45 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.: Future of Technology in Process Automation

    • What are the future trends in technology in process automation and how should you prepare?
    • Who are some of the innovators, visionaries, and pioneers locally in the Mid-Atlantic and in ISA?

    1:30 p.m.  - 2:45 p.m.: Professional Development and Leadership in Process Automation

    • What advice and insights do industry and society leaders have to provide based upon their own experiences?
    • Who are some of the leaders in process automation in the Mid-Atlantic and in ISA?

    The Mid-Atlantic region has long been home to leaders in the field of process automation, from technical experts recognized as ISA Fellows to business leaders, many of whom developed their leadership skills and professional networks through ISA. The panel sessions described above provide a unique opportunity to gain insight from and interact with leaders of the industry and ISA. Furthermore, we are organizing a District Leadership Conference in conjunction with this event (details to follow shortly).

    Admission to the event is FREE and open to the public.  We encourage online pre-registration at https://attendwisashow.eventbrite.com to allow your name tag to be pre-printed and waiting for your arrival. This will also ensure that you are kept up to date on any changes to the program. Attendees of the event will be eligible for door prizes. This is a great opportunity to network with the industrial automation community of the Mid-Atlantic. PDH certificates will be provided on request for registrants attending each session.

    For more information, please contact Jeff Arbogast at wilmingtonisa@gmail.com or jeffrey.arbogast@airliquide.com. Interested in exhibiting? Please see https://exhibitatwisa.eventbrite.com for more information.

    Expo ISA Vale Section Industry 4.0

    Guaratinguetá - São Paulo, Brazil
    Thursday, 19 October 2017
    10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    The event will feature exhibitions and seminars with national and international companies along with expert panels discussing themes of Industry 4.0.

    Visit www.isavale.org.br/expo for more event details.

    IV Symposium of Automation and Control Solutions for the Water and Waste Water Industry

    Complexo Ponte Pequena, Espaço Vida
    Avenida do Estado, 561- São Paulo/SP
    Tuesday, 7 November 2017
    8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    The event, in its 4th edition, brings to the automation public relevant technical knowledge, addressing current issues in the sanitation sector. It's aimed at technicians and engineers of instrumentation and control and automation as well as technicians and engineers managing and maintaining plant treatment of water and effluents.

    Registration is now open and is free for members of ISA, Sabesp employees and sponsors of the event.

    For more information and registration please go to www.simposioisasp.com.br.

    St. Louis Section - November 2017 Special Event

    No Way Out Escape Room
    Thursday, 9 November 2017
    4:45 p.m.

    Ready to put your problem-solving skills to the test? Come join us for our first-ever Escape Room adventure. We are trying to beat the statistic that less than 30% of teams can successfully solve a problem in 60 minutes or less. As a group of automation professionals, we are built for this kind of mission and ready to work together to try and set a record.

    Please join us as we honor our veterans and celebrate this adventure with food and drinks (to be served following the adventure).

    For more information, visit our website, www.isastl.org or our "Team App" at https://isastlouissection.teamapp.com.

    Industrial IoT: The Automation Perspective

    Pune, India
    Saturday, 11 November 2017
    9 a.m.

    The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has been a very hot global topic driving the 4th industrial revolution. IIoT is a focus area in every major industrial event the world over including the Hannover Industrial Exhibition. Industrial automation and control systems (IACS) play a very vital role in IIoT. In fact, IACS are the foundation on which IIoT systems are built.

    In India, IIoT evolution has already started and some early adopters have successfully implemented SMART systems. These include automotive majors, paint manufacturers, foundries, and plastics manufacturers to name a few. IIoT adoption is beneficial to large corporations as well as MSME sectors.

    The focus of the conference will be to elaborate on the complete lifecycle of IIoT adoption for user industries. The conference will showcase how collaboration between IT, OT and IACS creates huge value for the industry. The conference will bring out various opportunities in IIoT, especially for IACS professionals, OEMs and system integrators.

    Please contact Satish Pathak (svp.technocrat@gmail.com) and Rahul Karale (rahulmkarale@gmail.com) for further event information.

    Ametek Calibration

    The Cotton Room
    Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901
    Tuesday, 14 November 2017
    6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    ISA's Savannah River section will host a section meeting to discuss the evolution of dry block technology and driving down uncertainty.

    Please contact Dave Lachman, davelachmanee@bellsouth.net, for more information.

    Training: Instrumentation Design and ISA 5.1

    Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
    Monday, 27 November - Friday, 1 December 2017
    8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    You're invited to attend a five-day training course (40 h) covering instrumentation projects design. The course is intended for engineers and technicians involved in activities relating to instrumentation projects, incorporating everything from the conceptual design to construction and final acceptance.

    Course topics include: Instrumentation designer competencies, Industrial Projects Phases, ANSI/ISA 5.1 Symbols and P&IDs, Design Criteria, Data Sheets and Project Documents, Instruments Sizing and Specification, Control Systems Architecture, Networks, HAZOP, Cause x Effects Matrix, Procurement, Schedule and Construction Documents.

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    Course information and registration can be found at http://www.isacampinas.org.br/detalhamento/?t=curso&curso=45.

    2017 GTA Table Top Show for Automation Technology

    Sandman Signature Mississauga Hotel
    5400 Dixie Rd., Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 1E6, Canada
    Thursday, 30 November 2017
    11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    The event features product demonstrations by industry experts. Technical presentations are also scheduled throughout the day as are networking opportunities to meet other professionals in the field. Free parking, refreshments and drawings for some great prizes.

    For more details on this trade show visit: http://www.isatoronto.com/expo-trade-show/.

    Technical meeting on DCS and the evolution towards Industry 4.0

    Algeciras, Spain
    December 2017
    4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    After the success of holding technical meetings in other cities, ISA Spain decided to organize an event in Algeciras. Mr. Fernando Trucharte (Siemens) will introduce the subject for one hour and afterwards there will be a debate open to the public attending. The conference will start with a brief overview of the history of DCS and the current situation, followed by a description of the digitalization of industrial processes and the role of DCS in Industry 4.0 era.

    For more information, visit the section website at  www.isa-spain.org.

    St. Louis Section - December 2017 Holiday Honors Luncheon

    BrickTop's Restaurant
    10342 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63131
    Monday, 11 December 2017
    11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

    This special holiday event continues the tradition-begun last year-that celebrates the season, the year, and honors those who have contributed so much to our organization (ISA Fellows, etc.). Please join us for lunch and help us defray the cost for ISA Fellows and honorees.

    Registration will be available online at www.isastl.org.

    Wonderware Migration

    The Cotton Room
    Enterprise Mill, 1450 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901
    Tuesday, 9 January 2018
    6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    Migration of a plant's Wonderware process control system will be discussed during the Savannah River Section's January 2018 meeting.

    For more information, visit the section website at isaga@isaga.org or contact Dave Lachman, davelachmanee@bellsouth.net.

    Product Education Night

    The Columbia County Exhibition Center
    212 Partnership Road, Grovetown, GA 30813
    Tuesday, 13 March 2018
    4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

    Join the Savannah River section for product education night! There will be displays of vendors' new and exciting products. Plus, seminars on Process Control Migration and Control Room Lighting.  Also, discover demonstrations of 3D printing.

    For more information, please visit isaga@isaga.org.

    Technical Lecture: Cyber ​​Security - Risk Analysis, Definition of Metrics, Technical Norms and Cyber ​​Security Solutions for the Industry

    The ISA São Paulo section, in partnership with ISA Student Section Poli-USP, held a technical meeting 30 August 2017 to bring together cybersecurity experts from the industrial automation market.

    ISA São Paulo Section President, Ana Cristina Rodrigues, opened by clarifying how ISA has been structured to standardize, train and certify professionals, suppliers and user companies on the issue of industrial cyber ​​security (ICS). After that were presentations by Daniel Quintão, Senior Project Engineer, Chemtech Solutions; Newton Fernandez, Technical Manager, Baumier Automation; Maximillian Kon, CEO, WisePlant; and Renata Valente de Araújo, Cyber ​​Security Engineer, Braskem.

    At the end of the event, the speakers gathered for a debate with the audience, formed by more than 70 participants from major industries (such as Petrobras, Braskem, Nestlé, CBMM, AkzoNobel, Colgate, Nitroquímica, among others) educational institutions, engineering and systems integration firms, and automation equipment manufacturers.

    All the event details, including the presentations, can be found at: www.isasp.org.br/conteudos-tecnicos/palestra-tecnica-seguranca-cibernetica.html.

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    Amphitheater audience at ISA São Paulo section technical lecture

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    A debate session with the audience

    New Theologies in Measurement and Control of Municipal and Industrial Waste Streams

    This past September, the ISA Israel section participated in a new Theologies in Measurement and Control of Municipal and Industrial Waste Streams event, which took place at the Tel Aviv Convention Center.

    Among topics discussed were: state-of-the-art waste treatment, new technologies for potable water, improving energy efficiency in waste water treatment plants, and new theologies in process parameters measurement for water and sewage.

    II Technical Meeting on AES Eletropaulo - Digital Transformation in the Energy Sector

    The ISA São Paulo Section hosted a technical meeting at AES Eletropaulo on 1 September, focusing on the digital transformation affecting energy companies. In its second edition, the meeting relied on the support of the AES Engineering, IT and Operations departments. Highlighted by seven technical lectures and four exhibitors, the event was attended by approximately 120 people, including AES Eletropaulo employees, integrators, engineering companies and manufacturers of automation technology and management systems.

    The event began with a presentation by Ana Cristina Rodrigues, President of ISA São Paulo Section, about ISA and its role in the energy sector. It was followed by a speech by AES Eletropaulo's Engineering Director, Charles Capdeville, and Renato Costa, IT Manager at AES Eletropaulo, who spoke about digital transformation at AES Eletropaulo.

    The program was followed by lectures by company representatives from Wago, Instronic, Electron, Ladder, Schneider Electric, Wipro and Flir.

    During the coffee break, attendees were given the opportunity to view the products and solutions of the exhibitors (companies Electron, Instronic, Ladder and Wago). Some participants were invited to visit the AES Eletropaulo Operational Center.

    All the event details, including the presentations, can be found at: www.isasp.org.br/conteudos-tecnicos/ii-encontro-tecnico-isa-sao-paulo-na-aes-eletropaulo.html

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    Featured above is the exhibition area at the AES Eletropaulo event.

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    Attendees were invited to take a guided tour of the AES Eletropaulo Operational Center.

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    An interested audience gained insights on the digital transformation in the energy sector.

    ISA Expo Campinas 2017

    The 10th ISA Campinas EXPO & SEMINAR ISA was a one-day event-held on 19 September 2017-highlighted by 18 technical presentations and 53 exhibitions. More than 1,300 professionals and 500 students attended the successful gathering.

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    ISA Campinas directors were on hand to formally open the EXPO to visitors.

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    Technical sessions were well attended.

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    The EXPO drew throngs of attendees to discover the latest products and services.

    Journey toward building smart manufacturing plants

    A tech talk was held on 21 September 2017. Sujata Tilak, ISA Pune Section President, kicked off the event by providing an introduction to ISA and to the activities and focus of the ISA Pune Section.

    With mounting interest in IIoT and smart manufacturing, Tilak stressed that ISA and ISA standards have a pivotal part to play in the automation and manufacturing environments.

    Vishal Pansare, Business Manager, Manufacturing IT, Logicon Technosolutions, PVt. Ltd., in Pune delivered the technical presentation. He provided an explanation of the complete project life cycle and detailed, in particular, valuable aspects of IIoT implementation, which kept the audience highly engaged.

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    Welcoming attendees to the event was Sujata Tilak, ISA Pune Section President.

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    Vishal Pansare of Logicon Technosolutions, PVt. Ltd., in Pune delivered the technical presentation.

    Engineering and Informatics Technology Week

    In early October, the UniCarioca University, working with the College of Engineering and Informatics, organized Engineering and Technology Week. The purpose of the event-attracting students, faculty, staff and alumni-was to celebrate the important role of engineering and technology.  Seminars and workshops focused on the present and future needs of society.

    In particular, the event provided students with the opportunity to interact with fellow students, faculty, and company representatives in both a professional and social manner. In addition, it helped educate the public about engineering and provided a service to the community.

    Events such as these help introduce people to ISA as well as highlight the advantages of ISA student sections. Student involvement in ISA helps provide a path toward academic and professional growth and demonstrates to employers participating students' commitment to stay ahead of the crowd.

    Are you interested in featuring important events and activities occurring at the section-and district-level of the Society in ISA Insights? Please contact sections@isa.org for more details.