The Test Measurement Division of ISA has approximately 500 members mostly from the United States but also from a globally diverse membership. TMD promotes the technical areas associated with measurements for tests including instrumentation and sensor development, application of instrumentation and measurements to test, calibration of instrumentation systems, accuracy of the instrument output, and design of instrumentation system data acquisition and processing architecture that turn the measurement or sensor output into knowledge of the test article’s performance, operability, structural integrity, maintainability and functionality.
The types of instrumentation or measurements include conventional pressure, temperature and flow systems, miniaturized systems such MEMS and NEMS, non-interference systems such as laser anemometry and clearance measurements, and advanced systems such as thermal phosphors, sensors for high temperature and harsh environments and further miniaturization of systems. The measurements may be applied to test hardware in quantities up to 5000 for complicated development systems or only a few measurements for simpler mostly static systems. Test measurements provide the information to certify that the test hardware or system will perform its required processes and provide a path towards full automation of the system processes.
Membership in TMD affords and enhances contact with other professionals involved in test measurement through newsletters describing Division and ISA activities, technical articles, and division contacts. The division also sponsors, along with the Aerospace Industries Division and the Process Measurement and Control Division, the International Instrumentation Symposium. This symposium has paper sessions, tutorials, workshops and short courses on the latest in instrumentation and instrumentation systems. Proceedings of the symposium document and make available the papers of the symposium. The Symposium proceedings are free to attendees and are available on the ISA website under “publishing.”
For your benefit, get involved in TMD! Help us foster the instrumentation and measurement disciplines. You may participate in our conferences and symposiums by writing a paper or preparing a presentation, attending the conference to gain knowledge and offer your experience to others, chairing a session, reviewing papers, participating on the symposium or conference staff and participating on the TMD staff. If you are interested in joining the Test Measurement Division and want more information you can contact the Division Director, Grant Patterson at or the Division Director Elect, Brandon Jones at Joshua.Jones@arnold.af.mil. If we cannot provide the information you need we can refer you to other technical professionals in the Division. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Registration for the 60th IIS Symposium is now OPEN! Click here to register
ISA Test Measurement Division thanks our corporate partner, Honeywell for sponsoring the 57th International Instrumentation Symposium. Visit www.isa.org/iis
The Test Measurement Division encourages student participation at their annual IIS Symposium.
Attend and participate in the co-sponsored International Instrumentation Symposium (IIS) with ISA’s Aerospace Industries Division, Process Measurement and control Division, and TMD.
The opportunity to sharpen your leadership skills by helping to plan and conduct various TMD events.
The opportunity to network with other TMD industry leaders and be part of an active group that contributes to the development of test and measurement industry standards and conducts technical training control within the industry.
Support ISA Automation Week by submitting industry papers, reviewing papers, and planning session developments.
Valuable Information Resource
TMD provides its members with comprehensive technical information to aid them in their profession. Membership supplies:
- Comprehensive industry newsletters featuring articles and papers from TMD members and symposium participants
- Access to the TMD website that provides industry technical papers, web seminars, and a list serve of industry peers