• Events and Conferences

    Best Calibration Practices: Interactive Workshop

    For engineers and technicians
    Co-hosted by ISA and Beamex

    Space Center Houston
    1601 NASA Pkwy, Houston, Texas, USA
    Thursday, 18 August 2016

  • Click here for a PDF of the Program – which includes descriptions of the presentations and the schedule.

    Speakers

    With over 100 years’ combined experience in automation and instrumentation, these well-rounded experts from various backgrounds are sure to engage you in a meaningful experience.

    Faran Rolingson, Senior Control Engineer, Alabama Power
    Rolingson, Faran

    Faran Rolingson is a Senior Control Engineer Southern Company’s Alabama Power Plant Miller in Quinton, Alabama. Faran studied electrical engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, he began working for Schlumberger as a Field Engineer based in Berwick, Louisiana. His position with Schlumberger offered valuable work experience but lacked the technical challenge he was looking for. Faran moved back to New Jersey and began working for Degremonte Technologies as a Field Engineer.

    During his tenure, he worked with PLC controls, instrumentation, valves and pumps. Furthermore, he was involved in commissioning million dollar Ozone systems, as well as UV systems in water treatment facilities all over the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Faran earned a Masters in Engineering Management in 2010. Shortly after, in 2011, Faran relocated to Birmingham, Alabama and began working at Plant Miller as a Plant Control Engineer. Today, he holds the title of Senior Control Engineer, managing maintenance projects, including the calibration of instrumentation for all of the plant’s units and scrubbers.

    William L. Mostia, P.E., ISA Fellow, SIS-TECH Fellow

    Mostia, WilliamWilliam L. Mostia has over 35+ years of experience in the process industries; the majority of which has been with petrochemical operating companies (Amoco, Texas Eastman, & Dow Chemical Co.). His experience includes: safety instrumented systems, process hazards/risk assessments, process and electrical safety, instrument and electrical measurement and control systems, PLC’s, maintenance, troubleshooting, process information systems, and industrial training and college instructor. He has served as a project engineer and project manager for plant projects ranging from a few thousand dollars to in the millions. He has also served as a company wide consultant in instrumentation, safety, troubleshooting, and programming. Early in his career, he has also been an electronic technician and an instrument technician for 8 years.

    Member of ISA since 1977. Senior Member since 1992, Senior Life Fellow Member since 2014. Elected to the grade of ISA Fellow in 2013. He has also been a member of ISA 84 committee since 1987 and is a member of several other ISA standards committee’s such as ISA 90, 91, and several committees in the 12 series.

    He has published over 75 articles and papers on various instrumentation subjects including safety instrumented systems, electrically classified hazardous areas, troubleshooting, accuracy, power quality, grounding, maintainability, human factors/errors, risk assessments, and instrument failures. He is also the author of a book on troubleshooting and has contributed to several instrumentation books. He has also regularly presented technical talks for ISA and other professional organizations.

    Hunter Vegas, Project Engineering Manager, Wunderlich-Malec

    Hunter Vegas Hunter Vegas has worked in the automation industry for 30 years and has executed over 2000 automation projects in the nuclear, pulp and paper, and specialty chemistry industries. He is a frequent contributor to several controls magazines, is a Co-Mentor for ISA’s Mentor Program, and recently co-published his first book, “101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career” with Greg McMillan. Hunter currently works for Wunderlich-Malec as a Project Engineering Manager and lives in North Carolina.

    Ned Espy, Technical Director, Beamex, Inc.

    Ned Espy Ned Espy, Technical Director, has been promoting calibration management with Beamex for over 20 years. Ned has helped develop best practices for calibration, with a focus on pressure, temperature and multivariable instruments. He is a consistent editorial contributor to leading industry publications, and has received significant recognition within the automation industry. Today, Ned teaches calibration best practices and provides technical support to end users and the Beamex sales team in North America.

    Roy Tomalino, Professional Services Engineer, Beamex, Inc.

    Roy Tomalino Roy Tomalino has been teaching calibration management for 15 years. Throughout his career, he has taught on 4 different continents to people from over 40 countries. His previous roles include Technical Marketing Engineer and worldwide trainer for Hewlett Packard and Application Engineer with Honeywell. Today, Roy is responsible for all Beamex training activities in North America.