• Industrial IoT: The Automation Perspective

    Pune, Maharashtra, India
    Saturday, 11 November 2017

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    Functional Safety in accordance to IEC 61508:2010/IEC 6511:2003, Functional Safety Engineer Level-1 Certification Program

    Wednesday, 15 November – Saturday, 18 November 2017
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

    ISA’s Delhi Section is organizing a three-and-a-half-day certification course. Experienced instructors from TUV-SUD shall be conducting this certification program. On the last day, 18 November, participants will take the test to evaluate their competency. Successful candidates will be awarded a “Functional Safety Engineer Level-1” Certificate.

    For more information on this course please contact Radhey Shyam, info@isadelhi.org.

    November workshop: Cost Reductions using Assets Management

    UNISAL - Rua Arthur Paioli, s/n - Campinas – SP - BRASIL
    Tuesday, 21 November 2017
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Attend a free one-day workshop seminar to learn and discuss “Cost Reductions using Assets Management.” This is a great opportunity to get updated on the newest technologies and developments in this area.

    Complimentary brunch will be served to all attendants; enjoy and develop your professional networks.

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    For more information, please visit the ISA Campinas page at http://www.isacampinas.org.br.

    ISA Campinas Section Annual Dinner

    Premium Hotel – Rua Novotel, 981 – Jd.
    N. Aparecida Campinas – SP - BRASIL
    Saturday, 25 November 2017
    7:30 p.m.

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    The ISA Campinas Section Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday 25 November. This will be a special opportunity for ISA Campinas Sections members, all ISA members, invited sponsors and contributors to get together, celebrate 2017 achievements, and enjoy a tropical dinner.

    Each Campinas Section member and his or her one guest will be able attend at no charge. Reduced invitation fees are offered for all ISA members. For more information, please visit the event web site: https://www.sympla.com.br/jantar-tropical---confraternizacao-de-fim-de-ano__200599?token=59e904ed5e1c2.

    Training: Instrumentation Design and ISA 5.1

    ISA Campinas Section
    Rua Barão de Paranapanema, 146 - Conj. C 51 - Campinas - SP
    Monday, 27 November – Friday, 1 December 2017
    8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily

    The ISA Campinas Section announces a five-day training course (40 hours) covering the instrumentation projects design. The course is intended for engineers and technicians who are involved in activities related to instrumentation projects—from conceptual design to construction and final acceptance.

    Content includes:
    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, scheduling and construction documents.

    For more information, please visit the event page: http://www.isacampinas.org.br/detalhamento/?t=curso&curso=45 for details.

    2017 GTA Table Top Show for Automation Technology

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

    Discover a wide range of product demonstrations by industry experts, technical presentations scheduled throughout the day, and networking opportunities for meeting other professionals in the field. Free parking, refreshments and drawings for some great prizes.

    Please visit http://www.isatoronto.com/expo-trade-show/ for more details.

    2017 Trainings

    The ISA Curitiba Section has developed a comprehensive training program to meet the needs of industrial automation professionals. In 2017, the courses include basic theory, instrumentation applications and hands-on training. The classes are taught by field-experienced technical experts.

    The ISA Curitiba Section appreciates the valuable institutional support from the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), which will offer its facilities for course instruction, in Curitiba City (Paraná, Brazil).

    The course schedule is included below:

    • November
      • "Machine Learning"
      • "Project Management"
    • December
      • "NR12 - Solutions for Adequacy to Processes and Equipment Safety"

    Visit www.isacuritiba.org.br for more information.

    Technical Meeting on DCS and the evolution towards Industry 4.0

    December 2017
    4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

    After holding successful technical meetings in other cities, ISA Spain decided to organize a meeting on DCS and the evolution toward Industry 4.0 in Algeciras. Fernando Trucharte along with Siemens representatives will deliver a presentation followed by a debate open to the public attending. The conference will begin with a brief history review of DCS and its status and then cover digitalization of industrial processes and the role of DCS in Industry 4.0 era.

    Discover more by visiting the ISA Spain page at www.isa-spain.org.

    ISA St. Louis Section – December 2017 Holiday Honors Luncheon

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

    Continuing the tradition started last year, the ISA St. Louis Section will celebrate the season, recognize the year's accomplishments and honor those who have contributed so much to the section (ISA Fellows, etc.) during this luncheon event. Please join us for lunch and help us defray the cost for ISA Fellows and honorees.

    Registration is available online at www.isastl.org.


    ISA Sudan Section Kickoff Meeting 

    In September, a meeting was held by newly chartered Sudan section leaders to announce the activation of the section. The meeting covered a range of topics and activities to commence startup procedures. These included outlining: the vision and scope of the section; new position chairs handled by leaders; legalization of the section inside Sudan; plans for conducting training workshops, free seminars and related events for Sudan members; plans for section funding and available resources; preparations to utilize the section website and quarterly magazine; engagement with universities and institutes to introduce the section; membership status and roles for new submissions of new members; and general guidelines for scheduled section committee meeting dates.

    Photos taken at the kickoff event are included below.

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    Training - Basic Instrumentation 

    The ISA São Paulo Section held a course on Basic Instrumentation 18-22 September in São Paulo, SP. Delivery of the course was made possible through the participation of four professionals and the teaching of the renowned instructor, Paulo Roberto Frade Teixeira.

    Douglas Venâncio, Sales Assistant at Wika Brasil, reported that the training will help him more quickly specify instruments and understand the needs of his customers. Érica Poggi, Project Engineer at DuPont do Brasil, said the training was valuable, particularly the information covering instrument installation.

    Beatriz Batista, Application Engineer at Yokogawa, indicated that the instrumentation training directly related to her workplace responsibilities and clarified several concepts involving basic instrumentation. Leandro Barbosa, Installation Supervisor for Fives Lille of Brazil, said the instruction clearly outlined basic concepts.

    Below, students taking the ISA São Paulo Section course refer to content material.

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    St. Louis Section - October 2017 Meeting

    The St. Louis Section held its monthly meeting 10 October at Mead O'Brien Inc. The section was honored to have highly recognized automation professional Greg McMillan attend and share a presentation entitled, "Solutions to Stop Most Oscillations."  The presentation focused on advanced process control and modeling.

    The address by McMilllan, a retired Senior Fellow at Solutia/Monsanto and an expert in engineering technology and process control improvement, prompted great interest and discussion among those attending.

    Technical Lecture: SCADA Systems 

    A technical lecture on SCADA systems was held 18 October at the Amphitheater of Electrical Engineering of USP, in São Paulo. The event included presentations by several SCADA specialists.

    In the first presentation of the evening, Carlos Paiola, Commercial Manager at Aquarius Software, spoke about the present and future of SCADA systems. Paiola emphasized that they are more than an operating interface. They serve as the heart of industrial automation, collecting information from various sources and delivering data/interface for different people/systems throughout the plant. During the presentation, he showed some examples of architecture and application, and emphasized the importance of examining the evolution of graphical capacity and forms of access, not forgetting the inclusion of technology within the context of Industry 4.0 and IIoT development platforms.

    Afterwards, Marcelo Salvador, Product Director of Elipse Software, presented on and addressed: the importance of industrial information management (trends and needs); information flows between SCADA and PIMS; the use of modeling capabilities; OPC UA functionality (monitoring, query and aggregation), use cases and benefits.

    Marcelo Pessoa, Schneider Electric Technical Consultant, then spoke about Hybrid Systems and Augmented Reality in SCADA Systems. He explained the differences between using a CLP/SCADA or hybrid systems (a solution with integrated supervision system) and the segments that most use each solution. Marcelo also talked about the tendency to have a new human machine interface (HMI) with the use of augmented reality.

    Ana Cristina Rodrigues, a project consultant, followed with a presentation on Good Practices for the Development of SCADA Applications. She addressed how technical standards, technical recommendations and technical reports of ISA are developed, through standards committees composed of experienced professionals in HMI and SCADA around the world. She explained the value of the ISA101 (IHMs), ISA99 (Cybersecurity), ISA18.2 (Alarms Management) and ISA106 (Automation of Procedures) standards.

    At the end of the event, a panel discussed the Challenges of Integration and Standardization of SCADA Systems in large companies. The panel was composed of professionals responsible for the implementation of SCADA and/or PIMS projects in large companies. Companies represented included: Ambev (Marcello Gulinelli), Linde Gases (Luís Gustavo Mamede), Transpetro (Raphael Senra Santos) and Sabesp (Wagner Preda).

    The photographs below were taken during technical presentations on SCADA systems.

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    Presenter Carlos Paiola

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    Presenter Marcelo Pessoa

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    Discussion panelists Marcello Gulinelli, Luís Gustavo Mamede, Wagner Preda and Raphael Senra Santos.

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