• ISA Insights

    FEBRUARY 2013

    2013 ISA President, Terrence G. Ives, encourages greater involvement in ISA sections and divisions

    ISA provides numerous opportunities for its members to get involved in highly rewarding roles, activities, and programs within ISA sections and events. All ISA members are invited and encouraged to discover all the possible ways they can boost their participation in and contributions to the Society.

    The ISA Twin Cities Section presents "Best Use of Automation" award in conjunction with a national engineering competition
    On 19 January 2013, the ISA Twin Cities (Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota) Section presented a "Best Use of Automation" award to a Lino Lakes, Minnesota middle school in conjunction with a national engineering competition. The award was presented at a regional event of the Future City Competition, a national, project-based learning experience where students in the sixth through eighth grades imagine, design, and build cities of the future.

    ISA Automation Week 2013 issues Call for Papers, inviting abstract submissions for presentation consideration
    The Program Committee of ISA Automation Week 2013: Technology and Solutions Event has issued a Call for Papers inviting authors, experts, innovators, thought leaders, and automation and control professionals to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the conference, which will be held 5-7 November 2013 at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The abstract submission deadline is 2 April 2013.

    Reminder: Nominations for ISA's 2013 Celebrating Excellence honors and awards program are being accepted now through 31 March 2013ISA encourages you to consider the peer, colleague, and/or company that you believe deserves a salute in ISA's 2013Celebrating Excellence honors and awards program. The program is the opportunity for the Society to showcase the remarkable accomplishments and service of individuals and companies in the automation realm. Nominations for the 2013 program are being accepted now, and all nominations are due by 31 March 2013.

    Please take a few minutes now to review the descriptions of the award categories and be on the lookout for updates in upcoming issues of ISA Insights.

    Technical program for the 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automation Controls (WWAC) Symposium is developing rapidly, with the final conference program to be announced soon
    ISA announces the dates and conference details of its 2013 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium, which will take place 6-8 August 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Orlando-Universal Hotel in Orlando, Florida, USA. In addition, WWAC organizers report that the technical program for the event is taking shape, and the final program will be announced soon.

    Team up with ISA Training to earn additional revenue for your section
    There are two great ways you can boost revenue for your section: sponsor a high-quality ISA educational program in your local area; and identify onsite training opportunities for ISA Training.

    By sponsoring an ISA training event in your area, you can earn between 10-20 percent of the gross registration fees. ISA Training will work closely with each section on course selection and event planning, implementation, and promotion!

    In addition, ISA has introduced a new referral program that encourages section members to refer companies for private ISA training. If the referred company books a training class, your section could receive a Finder's Fee Award equal to 10 percent of the overall training contract.

    New international language books available on the ISA website
    As a globally focused professional association, ISA continues to explore new ways to reach automation and control professionals throughout the world. The Society recently added a new international language book page to its website, which currently showcases a book from the ISA Spain Section, and an ISA-published book in Chinese available as an eBook for the Kindle, iPAD, and other smart devices.

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    Web Exclusive: DP sensor system improves distillation tower operation
    For years, measuring DP across long sections of a distillation column has been challenging-but a solution is now available that saves energy, increases throughput, and reduces maintenance.


    Automation Federation Goes to Washington: Cybersecurity and the Shortage of Skilled Manufacturing Workers
    Last December, a senior task force from the Automation Federation held a series of strategic briefings in Washington D.C. with White House staff, congressional leaders, and a variety of governmental departments and agencies. The objective was to raise greater awareness for two pressing issues affecting automation in the process, manufacturing, and power generation industries.


    Industrial Automation and Control Systems Security Principles

    This brand new book develops a novel approach to securing industrial automation and control systems by generating applicable, useful, protection principles through the merging and adaptation of the best industrial and governmental standards and practices.


    Feb. 17-23, 2013
    Across the USA

    16th Arctic ISA Exhibit & Symposium
    March 27-28, 2013
    Anchorage, AK, USA

    Registration is open! 58th ISA Analysis Division Symposium
    April 14-18, 2013
    Galveston, TX, USA


    ISA TechTour | Stop 3:
    Feb. 25 - Mar. 1, 2013
    Baton Rouge, LA, USA
    Stop 4: - March 25-29,
    2013 | Beaumont, TX; USA

    NEW in 2013: 
    Fundamentals of
    March 13 & July 30, 2013
    ISA Headquarters,
    RTP, NC; USA

    ISA Automation
    Engineering Survival
    March 18-22, 2013
    ISA Headquarters,
    RTP, NC; USA

    NEW in 2013:
    Advanced Industrial
    March 18-22, 2013
    ISA Headquarters,
    RTP, NC; USA