• ISA Insights

    APRIL 2013

    Message from the 2013 ISA President:
    ISA certification programs can position employees and employers to succeed

    Amid the backdrop of a highly competitive economy and labor market, ISA certification programs play a pivotal role in meeting the needs and objectives of both workers and the companies that employ them. ISA offers two outstanding certification programs: the Certified Control Systems Technician®(CCST®) program and the Certified Automation Professional® (CAP®) program.

    Member Spotlight:

    Young engineer from India shares his story of how ISA has benefited his growing career 
    Murtaza Gandhi, a young engineer from Ahmedabad, India, credits ISA mentors and ISA student section involvement for helping to inspire and cultivate his growing career. He encourages aspiring young engineers to get engaged in Society events and section activities, and build the skills and knowledge needed for professional excellence and leadership. 

    ISA announces Falcon Electric as an ISA Automation Week Partner 
    ISA recently announced that Falcon Electric, Inc., a leading manufacturer of award-winning power protection and conversion solutions, is an ISA Automation Week Partner. Falcon Electric's partnership agreement with ISA ensures that the company and its solutions will gain privileged brand exposure and marketing promotion at ISA Automation Week 2013. 

    ISA WWAC Symposium Partnership with WEF Heats Up with Award Recognizing Collaboration 
    The 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium, to be held 6-8 August 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Orlando-Universal Hotel in Orlando, Florida, USA, highlights ISA's ongoing partnership with the Water Environment Federation (WEF). An award recognizing the collaboration between the two organizations was recently bestowed on Thomas DeLaura, vice president of Eramosa International, Inc. 

    ISA unveils TechTour 2013, a new training program that brings ISA technical training to a variety of cities across the US 
    ISA recently introduced a new training program, ISA TechTour, designed to make it easier, more convenient, and more cost-effective for automation and control technicians and engineers to take several of ISA's most popular and comprehensive technical training courses at a variety of cities in the US where expert-led ISA instruction has not previously been offered. 

    Registration for ISA Automation Week 2013 is now open!
    Join leading automation and control experts, authors, innovators, and thought-leaders from across the globe as they congregate at ISA Automation Week 2013 to demonstrate how to fully leverage the power and potential of automation solutions. Attendees can save $150 if they register by the 20 August 2013 Early Bird Deadline. 

    Automation Federation co-sponsors free webinar, on 18 April 2013, featuring the latest research in image-guided robotics surgery 
    The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Automation Federation, and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) are co-sponsoring a webinar on the use of robotic technology for minimally invasive surgery.

    The webinar will feature a presentation, "Creating Robotic Technology for Ultra-minimally Invasive Surgery," by Pierre Dupont, Ph.D., chief of Pediatric Cardiac Bioengineering and staff scientist in Cardiovascular Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital.

    When: 18 April 2013, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. ET

    Special Announcement: 

    New ISA Member Benefits! 
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    Web Exclusive:
    Projects commissioning
    with Fieldbus Foundation

    Augusto Pereira and Ian Verhappen discuss how network commissioning and configuration are fundamental to plant startup. 


    The Elephant in the Room
    He had lost all of his process engineers to other companies over the past three months, taking all of his process and control system knowledge with them. 


    A foundation for success! New book titled, The MOM Chronicles: ISA-95 Best Practices Book 3.0, focuses on Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) system engineering to organize the complex 21st-century manufacturing plant and to optimize its role in a global supply chain. 


    OTC.13 | May 6-9, 2013
    Visit the ISA - Booth #S21
    Houston, TX, USA

    59th International
    May 13-17, 2013 
    Cleveland, OH, USA

    13th Annual ISA Fugitive Emissions-LDAR Symposium
    May 21-23, 2013
    New Orleans, LA, USA

    2013 Communications Division Symposium
    May 21-23, 2013 
    Washington, DC, USA


    ISA Technician
    Training Boot Camp
    April 22-26, 2013
    ISA Headquarters
    RTP, NC; USA

    ISA TechTour-Stop 5
    April 29 - May 3, 2013 
    Pasadena, TX, USA

    ISA TechTour-Stop 6
    May 20-24, 2013 
    Freeport, TX, USA

    ISA Technical Training
    Camp-Houston 2013
    The Month of June 2013
    Houston, TX, USA 

    ISA's 2014 Training Catalog! Download

    ISA's 2014 Training
    Schedule Poster!