• ISA Insights

    May 2014

    President's Message

    Are you qualified?

    Are you qualified Competency

    By Peggie Koon, 2014 ISA President

    This week hundreds of educators and professionals from government and public and private industry sectors converged on Washington, DC to attend the US News STEM Solutions National Conference. The sessions covered an array of topics related to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math); I had the honor of participating on a panel entitled "Customized Credentials Come of Age." More...

    ISA95 Issues First Ballot on New Part 6 Standard

    Following a mid-March meeting in Golden, Colorado, the ISA95 committee has issued a committee ballot on "Enterprise-Control System Integration Part 6 - Information Service Messaging Model."More...

    Upcoming ISA Cybersecurity Conference 2014 features leading cybersecurity experts, interactive panel discussions, and leading-edge technology solutions

    The ISA Cybersecurity Conference 2014, to be held 9-12 June in Detroit, Michigan, USA, will bring together some of the foremost experts in industrial cybersecurity, proven, best-practice security approaches and leading technology solutions-all focused on helping owners and operators of plants, processing facilities and other critical infrastructure contain the ravages of cyberwarfare. More...

    Industry Trade Association Releases Market Information for the Process Measurement & Automation Solution Providers

    2013 bookings in the process measurement and automation industry grew approximately 5.3% according to data reported to members of the Measurement, Control & Automation Association.More...

    Honeywell's Latest Experion PKS Orion Release Improves Design and Operational efficiency

    Honeywell Process Solutions today launched its latest version of Experion® PKS Orion, featuring advanced capabilities that allow industrial plants to implement automation projects faster and more efficiently, while making it easier to manage daily operations. More... 

    Your opinions matter

    Automation professionals in oil & gas, we are interested in your perspective on the industry. Please take 5 minutes to complete this 10 question survey. Your input will inform the direction of many products and services being developed. In appreciation, you will also be entered to win a $500 gift card. More... 

    ISA News

    Conference program for upcoming ISA Cybersecurity Conference 2014 features

    Automation Federation and Southern Polytechnic State University to co-sponsor Cybersecurity Framework seminar 22 July 2014 in Marietta, Georgia, USA

    ISA announces Ultra Electronics, 3eTI as ISA Promotional Partner

    Technical Knowledge on Demand

    On ISA Interchange

    How Can Employees and Employers Partner to Close the Skills Gap In Manufacturing?

    Inspire the Next Generation of Leaders by Volunteering for FIRST

    The Many Reasons and Ways for Calibrating Switches


    Inside InTech

    Industrial automation industry exploring and implementing IoT

    Changing the paradigm from inspect and reject to predict and prevent

    An hour with Doctor Flowmeter

    Meet our Members

    Q&A with Katherine Martinez

    Katherine Martinez, the Vice President of the ISA Student Section at the University of Houston, explains how being involved in ISA has improved her communications skills, underscored the importance of leadership and volunteerism, and better prepared her for a career in automation. More...

    Society News and Announcements

    Have you voted? The voting period for member's choice awards ends 31 May 2014!

    The Member's Choice Award offers a unique opportunity for peer recognition. Unlike other ISA honors and awards, ISA members nominate and, by their votes, select the honoree. More...

    Upcoming Industry Events

    14th ISA LDAR Fugitive Emissions Symposium
    19-21 May 2014, New Orleans, LA 

    Web Seminar: Proactive Condition Based Maintenance Strategies for Improved Plant Reliability - FREE
    20 May 2014, Hours: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET Online
    Brought to you by ISA and FDT Group
    Register or Learn More

    Web Seminar: Front End Loading (FEL) for Control System Migration - FREE
    29 May 2014, Hours: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET Online
    Brought to you by ISA and MAVERICK Technologies
    Register or Learn More

    Honeywell Users Group Americas Symposium 2014
    1-6 June 2014, San Antonio, TX 

    ISA Cybersecurity Conference 2014
    10-11 June 2014, Detroit, MI 

    6th Annual 2014 Chem/Petrochem and Refinery Shutdowns & Turnarounds Conference
    29-31 Jul 2014, Astor Crowne Plaza, New Orleans, LA 

    ISA members receive $200 off their registration fee through Wednesday, April 30! 
    For more information, please e-mail Robin Yegelwel at robiny@marcusevansch.com or call (312) 894-6377

    Notable ISA Technical Resources

    ISA Technical Publications

    Bottom-Line Automation, 2nd Edition
    By Peter G. Martin

    Motors & Drives: A Practical Technology Guide
    By Dave Polka

    Foundation Fieldbus, Fourth Edition
    By Ian Verhappen and Augusto Pereira


    ISA Technical Training

    AESTIV,  5/5-9, IL More...

    EN00E,  Online More...

    TI24, 5/5-9, PA More...

    TATC,  5/12-16, NC More...

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