Welcome to the 57th International Instrumentation Symposium!
Sponsored by the Aerospace Industries, Test Measurement, and Process Measurement and Control Divisions of ISA, the 57th International Instrumentation Symposium (IIS) will provide an outstanding opportunity to gain valuable technical information and training in the traditional areas of measurements/sensors, instrumentation systems, data and advanced system/sensor technology, and many otherstate-of-the-art areas.
Industry experts will present papers on important topics like electronic instrumentation, wireless technology, Cybersecurity, aerospace systems, process measurement and control, virtual instrumentation systems, laser and electro-optics instrumentation, geo-science and remote sensing, and more. The event will also feature volunteer-led tutorials, social events, exhibits, networking, and social functions, including a student presentation/paper competition.
Three Confirmed Keynote Speakers Covering the full breadth of Turbine Engine Technology
Tuesday Morning - Jih Fen Lei, Director of the Research and Technology Directorate at NASA Glenn Research Center. Read more here.
Wednesday Morning – Roger Houck, Boeing Company, Chief Engineer - Instrumentation and Data Systems.
Thursday Morning - Theodore “Ted” Fecke, Senior Executive Service, Technical Adviser, Propulsion, Engineering Directorate, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Read more here.
Blade Tip Timing Short Course
Being taught by Pete Russhard – expert with over 30 years experience in Turbine Engine instrumentation and measurement technology at Rolls Royce plc.
Two Day Blade Tip Timing Workshop
This Workshop is a follow-on to the highly successful day and a half tip timing workshop held last year, which required moving the Workshop into a larger room, and resulted in a number of people requesting that we hold a second workshop again in 2011. Bryan Hayes from AEDC is again serving as the Organizer of this expansion on last year’s successful event.
Day and a Half Hot Section Sensors Workshop
This Workshop is being organized by Harvey Niska of Honeywell Engine Systems. The primary area of emphasis will be on the hot gas sensing capabilities required to advance the capabilities of future Turbine Engines. Of special interest will be the technologies determined by the Propulsion Instrumentation Working Group (PIWG) to be the highest priorities to meet the as yet unfunded needs of the Industry. The PIWG sensing priorities are to; accurately determine planar gas path temperatures in the hot section of the engine, Hot section blade tip clearance measurement, and high temperature dynamic pressure sensing.
Full Day Propulsion Instrumentation Working Group (PIWG) Paper Session
As has been the case for 10 years now, the PIWG will hold its Spring Meeting in conjunction with the IIS. PIWG will provide a full day of paper presentations on a variety of topics related to turbine engine instrumentation and testing technology on Thursday. On Friday PIWG will hold its closed Business meeting
Full Day Standards Committee Meetings in the areas of Blade Tip Timing, Blade Tip Clearance and Thermographic Phosphor Temperature Measurement
Turbine Engine Instrumentation Standards Committees have recently been approved by the ISA Standards Department to develop new Standards for the critical areas of Blade Tip Timing, Blade Tip Clearance and the accurate determination of High Temperatures in the hostile environment of a gas turbine engine.
Location and Accommodations
The 57th International Instrumentation Symposium (IIS) will be held at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Mention the ISA Leader Meeting or 57th IIS Symposium and get the $145.00 Room Rate per night.
Blade Tip Timing Short Course
Instructor: Pete Russhard The overall goal of developing a Blade Tip Timing (BTT) vibration measurement system is to provide a technically feasible, cost-effective way to identify potential rotor blade behaviour. Blade tip timing is not susceptible to some of the limitations of the current strain gauge measuring systems, but on the other hand does present some unique problems. Due to schedule and cost issues, the recent trend in vibration response measurements has been to rely more heavily on BTT and in a number of instances, have only used BTT measurements for vibration response assessments.
This course gives details about the application of BTT to a vehicle and identifies the support services required to make successful use of data collected using BTT. It also outlines the importance of instrumentation standards to a large company. The presentations also cover the content of a BTT data-set and show methods used to extract the relevant information and explain the concept of zeroing, filtering, correlation and conversion to a meaningful value. Uncertainty and technique validation methods will also be outlined with sufficient detail for the audience to form a view on its usefulness within their own organisation.
We will also present a brief overview of the tools used at Rolls-Royce for the analysis of data and how they fit into the overall data interpretation process.
Social Media for Engineers–Web 2.0 (NOTE: this course is held on Friday, 24 June)
Instructor: Jon DiPietro Course Description
It’s not enough to participate in social media, and it’s not even enough to understand its workings and implications inside and out. More and more, first impressions will be made not by cover letters, resumes, and handshakes, but by Tweets, blog posts, status updates, presentations, and emails. The quality and effectiveness of the content we produce in these various digital spaces will increasingly play a crucial role in shaping how we are perceived by our colleagues and peers, and the degree to which we are successful in spreading our ideas.
Social networking is an extension of Web 2.0 and refers to applications that allow users to interact with one another synchronously and/or asynchronously. These interactions are becoming increasingly complex, expanding from traditional text-based communication to include photos, videos, and even games. The convenience and ubiquity of these tools is resulting in ever-greater acceptance, making them more and more a part of our personal and professional routines. A recent survey by Microsoft indicated that 70% of companies surveyed admitted that they had decided against hiring someone because of information they had found online. A 2010 survey from Jobvite reported the following:
92% of companies were either actively recruiting via social media or planning to do so in 2010
Companies planned to use LinkedIn (86%), Facebook (60%) and Twitter (50%) for recruiting
50% of companies planned to increase social media recruiting spending, while 36% planned to decrease spending on job boards
This workshop explains the concepts, framework, and mathematics of social media, and even more importantly provides principles and techniques for developing the four skills that are essential for success in the Age of Content; webmaster, designer, storyteller, and marketer. The final sessions of the workshop cover the specific application of these skills in several of the predominant Web 2.0 platforms.
Workshop attendees will gain a deep understanding of the technological, economic and psychological factors that are contributing to and shaping the proliferation of social networks in our personal and professional lives. They will be introduced to four basic skills that are required in order to maximize their effectiveness with Web 2.0 and social media. Finally, they will be shown practical examples of how to use these skills to promote and enhance their professional goals.
The 57th International Instrumentation Symposium (IIS) is sponsored by:
ISA Corporate Partners:
Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Honeywell Process Solutions is a division of Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions (ACS) and has been a pioneer in automation control for more than 30 years. Honeywell Process Solutions and the other business units of ACS comprise nearly $14 billon of Honeywell’s overall $37 billion business. Honeywell Process Solutions employs more than 12,000 people in more than 100 countries and serves several industries, including refining, oil and gas, pulp, paper and printing, power generation, chemicals, life sciences, and metals, minerals and mining. www.honeywell.com/ps/hfs
Program Content Sponsor:
Exhibitors: Applied Rigaku Technologies
Propulsion Instrumentation Working Group
Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities
Exhibiting at or sponsoring the 57th International Instrumentation Symposium (IIS) puts you face-to-face with a variety of industry professionals searching for your products, services, and insights! In return for your exhibit or sponsorship dollars, you build alliances and increase prospects. Join us to help professionals in the water and wastewater industry understand how automatic control applications affect processing and distribution of water treatment.
Interested in exhibiting? Contact Carol Schafer at +1 919-990-9206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsorships and exhibit opportunities are limited and available on a first-come first-served basis. Reserve your spot today!