The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society of Southwest Idaho
An Officers' Meeting was held on October 26th. Meeting minutes are posted here:
An Officers' Meeting was held on August 27th. Meeting minutes are posted here:
An Officers' Meeting was held on May 12th. Meeting minutes are posted here:
THE 2009 ELECTION RESULTS:
President: Brett Bohannon
President Elect: John Nichols
Secretary: Bryan Pepper
Treasurer: Phil Custer
Exhibit Chair: Brian Seibert
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:
Instrument, Controls, & Automation Professionals,
We are looking forward to an exciting and beneficial year for the Southwest Idaho ISA section. This year our focus is on education. Plans are already being made to offer a variety of technical classes and seminars that will provide training that will assist you throughout your career while helping you reach the CEU and PDH requirements of your professions. Please let us know if there are any specific areas where training is needed or if there are ways we can help you meet your education requirements.
In this time of unstable economic conditions ISA can be a great way to keep your career moving ahead. ISA can keep you in the lead on automation and controls information and provide certifications such as CAP (Certified Automation Professional), CCST (Certified Control Systems Technician), and CIMM (Certified Industrial Maintenance Mechanics). ISA is also a great way to network with other instrument, controls, and automation professionals.
For those of you who are already ISA members, we look forward to your participation and feedback. And for those of you who aren’t members, now is a great time to join.
Brett Bohannon, President
Dear I&C Professionals of Southwest Idaho,
It's been a while since our ISA chapter last convened, so we are pleased to inform you of our next general meeting. Please join us for an evening of presentations, networking, and socializing with your local I&C and automation peers.
When: Tuesday, November 18th, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: The Watercooler. 1401 W Idaho St., Boise
Please RSVP Bryan Pepper via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil Custer will start the evening with the first presentation entitled "SCADA Systems: Achieving Reliability and Reducing Life Cycle Costs". Afterwards, John Nichols will wrap up the evening with a presentation entitled "The Art and Science of Brewing Beer - Part I". Please scroll down for more details on the presentations.
SCADA Systems: Achieving Reliability and Reducing Life Cycle Costs
Phil's presentation will provide useful and informative information for the automation professional. The following subtopics will be explored:
Factors that reduce your Control System's reliability
Methods to improve your Control System's reliability
A brief analysis of Mean Time to Failure (MTTF) and Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) - a surprising revelation that business managers don't take into account when outsourcing jobs
Life Cycle Costs - the dilemma of spending now or later?
The Art And Science of Brewing Beer -- Part 1
There's more to beer than just drinking it! John will discuss the following:
History of Beer
Beer Styles of the World
Getting Started in Home Brewing
After the presentation, you can sample various types of beer from different parts of the world. Participants in beer tasting must be able to show proof of legal drinking age in Idaho.
Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will also be provided.
Enjoy a great evening with your ISA colleagues. Be sure to mark your calendar.
An Officer's meeting was held on Oct. 30th. Meeting minutes are posted here.
An Officer's meeting was held on Oct. 2nd. Meeting minutes are posted here:
The first officer's meeting with the newly elected officers was held on September 3rd. We have been brainstorming ideas for future events, tours, and seminars. We plan on holding a general meeting in mid-November to regroup the Southwest Idaho Section.
Meeting minutes are posted here:
Happy Summer! We plan on having a general members meeting this September. The meeting date will be posted here once it is finalized.
Until then, watch a free web seminar! www.isa.org/memberbenefits
The S.W. Idaho section of ISA is pleased to present Certified Integrator Training - of particular interest to those of you involved in water/waste water operations
Please see attached: Certified Integrators Training, April 2008
Hello Southwest Idaho ISA Section Members,
It has been awhile since our seminars last Spring, and I wanted to let you know some of the latest local Section News:
This week the officers had a meeting to discuss some possible activities for the coming year:
Certified Automation Professional (CAP) training and certification.
Certified Control System Technician (CCST) training and certification.
Recreational and networking activities.
College Student Section and Mentoring.
We are beginning to schedule some training and/or seminars in the near future, but we would like to get your feedback on what is important to you. Please e-mail any of our officers below your thoughts on possible activities.
We are also going to re-vamp the section’s web site and keep it up-to-date with a calendar and activity information. We’ll send out that web address as soon as it is available.
Don’t forget to download your free Standards from the ISA Web Site. These standards used to be quite expensive to purchase, but now they are FREE! Browse the huge selection and download as many as you need by:
Go to www.isa.org
Click on “My ISA”
Click on “Access your ISA Standards Subscription”
With the Officer Elections coming up in June, we are curently accepting applicants for the following positions:
Note: The applicants for each position above will be interviewed, and the leading candidate shall be selected for nomination.
Additional Volunteer Positions:
Alt. Delegate (0030)
Program Chair (0950)
Education Chair (1350)
Membership Chair (0790)
Newsletter Editor (2970)
Exhibit Chair (0430)
Marketing Chair (1010)
Publications Chair (0970)
Honors & Awards (0510)
Student Section Liaison (2870)
Section-Division Liaison (2850)
Standards & Practices (1150)
If are are interested in holding any of these posistions, please e-mail one of the officers below.
That’s all for now – but we want to hear from you. Let us know what’s new in your Instrument, Controls, and Automation world!!
Phillip Custer, President