ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Releases Updated Schedule of Automation + Control Web Seminars
Research Triangle Park (7 June 2005) – ISA's live, interactive Web Seminars offer a convenient, cost-effective way for automation + control professionals to continue their education.
ISA subject matter experts lead each 90-minute, web-based seminar. Each seminar provides time for questions and answers and there is no limit to the number of individuals at a single location. All that’s needed to participate is a Web connection and a separate telephone line. The scheduled seminars, through December 2005, are listed below. New offerings are continuously being added to the schedule.
6/14 - CSE PE Exam Review Part 2: Measurement I
6/15 - Industrial Ethernet Series Part 1: Understanding Ethernet Cabling & Hardware
6/22 - Introduction to the GAMP Model for Computer Validation
6/23 - Safety Instrumented Systems Series Part 3: Field Device Issues and Their Impact on System Performance
6/28 - CSE PE Exam Review Part 3: Measurement II
6/29 - Industrial Ethernet Series Part 2: Is Ethernet Ready for the Plant Floor?
7/6 - Grounding in Instrumentation Systems
7/7 - Boiler Control Fundamentals
7/12 - CSE PE Exam Review Part 4: Control System Analysis
7/13 - Industrial Ethernet Series Part 3: Designing Industrial Ethernet Networks
7/14 - Is a Boiler Management System (BMS) a Safety Instrumented System (SIS)?
7/20 - Overview of Noise Reduction
7/21 - Introduction to Safety Instrumented Fire and Gas Systems
7/26 - CSE PE Exam Review Part 5: Final Control Elements
7/28 - Overview of Enterprise Control Integration
8/2 - Introduction to SCADA
8/3 - Overview of Foundation Fieldbus Technology
8/9 - CSE PE Exam Review Part 6: Control System Implementation
8/16 - Hybrid Systems Overview
8/17 - FOUNDATION™ Fieldbus H1 Field-Level Installation and Commissioning
8/30 - Introduction to DCS Alarm Management
8/31 - Next Generation Fieldbuses - Picking the Right One
9/6 - Cyber Security Risk Assessment for Automation Systems
9/13 - DCS Alarm Assessment Overview
9/14 - How Can OPC Reduce Your Plant Control Integration Costs?
9/20 - Firewalls and Filtering Security on the Plant Floor
9/21 - Engineering Influence: Unlock the Secrets to Getting Your Way
9/22 - Wireless Networking of Sensors and Instrumentation: Applications and Techniques
9/27 - Motivating Team Members
10/4 - Encryption and Virtual Private Networks
10/5 - Effective Project Team Building
10/13 - Overview of Fiber Optic Sensing
11/2 - Boiler Control Fundamentals
11/10 - Overview of 40 CFR 60 Appendix A Method 21
11/16 - Is a Boiler Management System (BMS) a Safety Instrumented System (SIS)?
11/30 - Is a Fire & Gas System a Safety Instrumented System ?
12/1 – Grounding in Instrumentation
12/15 – Overview of Noise Reduction
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).
WBF provides an open forum for the exchange of information related to the management, operation, and automation of manufacturing processes. Created in 1994, members of the non-profit, professional organization include end-users, vendors, consultants and academics. WBF provides organization, management, and structure to facilitate networking among its members and sharing of knowledge and information related to manufacturing processes. WBF documents best practices and guidelines for implementation of standards that apply to batch control and the exchange of batch data, as well as conducting technical conferences and technical training programs. WBF is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org). More information about WBF is available at www.wbf.org.
OMAC–The Open Modular Architecture Controls Users’ Group (www.omac.org) is an affiliate organization of ISA- The Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society- and works to collectively derive common solutions for both technical and non-technical issues in the development, implementation, and commercialization of open, modular architecture control (OMAC) technologies, and to facilitate the accelerated development and convergence of industry and government developed OMAC technology guidelines to one set that satisfies common use requirements. OMAC has about 500 member representatives from end-user companies, OEM's, and technology providers and integrator companies. OMAC currently operates three Work Groups: Packaging Machinery, Manufacturing Infrastructure, and Machine Tool. OMAC is a founding charter member of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).