ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA EXPO ANNOUNCES SAFETY EXCHANGE TRACK AT 2008 ISA EXPO TRADESHOW
Research Triangle Park, NC (13 August 2008) – ISA EXPO 2008, 14-16 October at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas, will feature a dedicated conference track on safety.
The ISA EXPO Safety exchange track includes peer-reviewed technical sessions covering topics such as safety instrumentation, SIS application, alarm management, competency, and more. Several sessions are planned during the three conference days, including “SIS Applications in Oil and Gas Production,” a presentation that explores the new safety instrumented system engineering techniques required to meet HSE standards for energy facilities.
Another panel discussion, “Control Competency and Certification,” will consider the requirements of the end user community in terms of personnel competency verification, compares currently available options, and looks to the future of certification of personnel.
“Managing Safety Instrumented Systems,” “SIS Detailed Implementation,” and “Alarm Management,” are some of the additional conference sessions held during the safety exchange track.
In addition to peer-reviewed conference sessions, ISA EXPO is also offering X-Pod Technology Briefings throughout the conference where leading process automation experts deliver timely briefings on the latest technology developments, applications, and the effective implementation of industry standards. The briefings are available on the show floor and are free for exhibit attendees. X-Pod Briefings include:
Identifying and Fixing Your “Bad Actor Alarms”
Safety Buses – The Theory and the Reality
Safely Using Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Locations – ISA12 Applications
Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification
Alarm Systems in Process Automation – Using ISA18 Standards Effectively
In addition to the safety conference track, ISA EXPO will feature five additional tracks: enterprise integration, process automation, security, environmental and quality control, and wireless and networking. Each track will offer technical conference sessions and open-to-all X-Pod briefings on the show floor.
For more information on the ISA EXPO technical conference, exhibition, and special events, visit www.isa.org/isaexpo2008 or call (919) 549-8411.
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).