• August 2016 Insights

    Section/District News

    CSE Study Group (Preparation for Texas PE Exam)

    Multiple dates – details below
    AMEC Foster Wheeler
    585 North Dairy Ashford
    Houston, TX 77079
    6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    Join the ISA Houston Section CSE Study Group to prepare for the Texas PE Exam. For more information, visit https://houstonisa.org/event/pe-study-group/2016-08-24/ or contact Steven Romero at steven.romero@chevron.com.

    PE Study Group Calendar Weekly Topics:
    24 August – Measurement – Pressure and Flow
    31 August – Measurement – Level and Temperature
    7 September  – Final Control Elements – Valves and Pressure Relieving Devices
    14 September – Final Control Elements – Valves and Pressure Relieving Devices
    21 September – Signals – Types, Transducers, IS barriers, Grounding and Shielding
    28 September – Networks – Architecture, Protocol and Transmission
    5 October – Control Systems – Theory and implementation
    12 October – Safety Systems – Theory, SIL Selection and Verification
    19 October – Codes, Standards and Regulations
    26 October – Preparing for the D-Day
    28 October – Exam Day

    ISA Expo Campinas

    Tuesday, 13 September 2016
    Ginasio Unisal
    Rua Arthur Paioli, s/n
    Entrada pelo portão 02
    Jardim Nossa Senhora Auxiliadora – Campinas | SP -  BRAZIL
    10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

    The ISA Expo Campinas is a technical event that will showcase technologies in automation, instrumentation, electrical, and electronic systems, and industrial control processes and equipment.

    The event is designed to highlight those products and technologies that can provide real-world automation solutions to companies in various sectors. The Expo will also feature technical seminars and presentations for large companies in the domestic and international markets.

    For more information, visit www.expocampinas.org.br or email eventos@isacampinas.org.br

    ISA Texas Channel Section Sporting Clay Shoot Benefit

    Friday, 16 September 2016
    Clay Mound Sporting Center
    2001 Texaco Road, Liberty, TX 77575
    9 a.m.

    For more details on this scholarship fundraising event, please visit www.functionz.net or contact Amanda Hardy by phone at 281-928-0462 or email at amanda@functionzinc.com.

    Las Vegas Section Fall Classic Golf Tournament & Table Top Show

    Thursday, 13 October 2016
    Golf Tournament at Las Vegas National Golf Course
    1911 E. Desert Inn Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89169 
    Golf tourney shotgun start: 7:30 a.m.
    Golf awards presented at 1 p.m.

    Tabletop Show at the Railhead Show Room at Boulder Station Casino
    4111 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, NV 89121
    Open from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Raffle prizes awarded:  5 p.m.. (Must be present to win)
    Happy Hour: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

    Please join us on Thursday, 13 October 2016 for our Annual ISA Las Vegas Fall Classic Golf Tournament and Table Top Show. This year the golf tournament will be followed by Table Top. Be sure to stop by the show and get valuable information on new technology and services from various vendors and suppliers in the automation industry. Additionally, there will be two technical training sessions during the show with PDH certificates for those who need them. Win various prizes towards the end of the show. We invite any interested vendors/suppliers to exhibit and/or provide technical training sessions for the show.

    Finally, for those visiting Las Vegas, Boulder Station is offering our section a great room rate of $45.00/night, plus tax and resort fees for Wednesday, 12 October and Thursday, 13 October. Please contact Jeff Blue (jeff.blue@lvvwd.com) or visit our section web site www.isalasvegas.org for registration forms and detailed information. PLEASE RSVP by Thursday, 29 September.

    Automation India Week 2016

    Hotel Taj, Santacurz, Mumbai
    14-16 October 2016
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

    With India’s high growth potential in the field of automation and many talented automation professionals, Automation India Week 2016 offers a great opportunity to learn and network. ISA District 14 has raised the bar to conduct a robust technical program cum exhibition at ISA Automation India Week.

    Exhibitors and other experts from various industry sectors are encouraged to be a part of the event. This is a great opportunity for all professionals and those interested in automation to interact and meet directly with industry experts who will discuss the hottest topics and newest techniques in automation.

    For more information, visit www.isadistrict14.org or contact Radheyshyam Tiwari at isadist14@gmail.com.

    ISA Pipeline Subsection Scholarship Golf Tournament

    Cypress Lakes Golf Course
    18700 Cypresswood Drive, Cypress, TX 77429
    Friday, 21 October 2016
    1 p.m. shotgun start

    For more information on this networking and scholarship fundraising event, please visit www.houstonisa.org or contact Amanda Hardy at amanda@functionzinc.om.

    ISA District 7 Leadership Conference

    Five-day Caribbean Carnival Cruise
    5-9 November 2016
    Departing Galveston Island, Galveston, TX

    Why attend?

    • Discover best practices for operating your section
    • Learn about the latest happenings within the Society
    • Meet other district and section officers
    • Network and have fun! Special off-site networking events will be held during the cruise.

    For details on costs and fees, please visit https://www.isa.org/events/from-the-world/2016-11-05-district-7-leadership-conference/.

    Additional details will be posted at http://www.isabrazos.org/. If you have questions, please contact Shelly Key at +1 979-237-6207/Shelly.Key@puffer.com or contact James Young at +1 979-238-9703/jayoung@dow.com.

    ISA Houston Section Expo & Chili Cook Off

    Houston Farm & Ranch Club
    1 Abercrombie Drive, Houston, TX 77084
    Thursday, 10 November 2016
    5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

    Attend the ISA Houston Section’s largest expo with over 65 companies and 2000 attendees on hand. Judge and eat more than 60 different types of chili; visit with sponsors; meet the Texans cheerleaders; and enjoy live music and a variety of activities, such as armadillo racing.

    For more details, visit www.functionz.net or contact Amanda Hardy at amanda@functionzinc.com.

    ISA Texas Channel Section Scholarship Golf Tournament

    The Battleground Gold Course at Deer Park
    1600 Georgia Avenue, Deer Park, TX 77536
    Friday, 9 December 2016
    9 a.m.

    Please join the Texas Channel Section for its second annual scholarship golf tournament in the heart of the ship channel. For more details, visit www.functionz.net or contact Amanda Hardy at amanda@functionzinc.com.

    Second Forum on Cybersecurity for Industrial Environments and Critical Infrastructure

     Second Forum on Cybersecurity

    The Second Forum on Cybersecurity for Industrial Environments and Critical Infrastructure, held in Bogotá, Colombia on 3 June 2016, brought distinguished experts from US and Colombia to speak on the critical issues and topics. Presenters outlined relevant advances on different cybersecurity regulations, including IEC 62443, ISA 84, ISA 99, and CONPES (National Council of Economic and Social Politics).

    The ISA Colombia Section is conducting these types of events with the active participation of Colombia’s Ministry of Defense and important companies within the industry sector. ISA Colombia is also offering valuable cybersecurity training for the companies interested in certifications. If your company is interested, please visit www.isacolombia.org or contact Carolina Luna at presidente@isacolombia.org.

    Automotive Industry Tech Talk: Applications of Robotics

    The Second Tech Talk in ISA Pune Section’s ‘Tech Talk Series,’ attended by more than 100 delegates, was delivered by Sanjay Sarolkar, Corporate Head- Sales, PARI Ltd., on the topic of robotics application in the automotive industry. His presentation highlighted case studies of many different projects executed by PARI in which robots provided solutions for powertrain shops, body shops, paint shops etc.

    He highlighted the many advantages of robotic applications in automotive industry, such as enhanced productivity, reduced operations costs, improved process quality with zero defects, improved environmental safety controls, greater manufacturing flexibility, and less material waste.

    For more information on the ISA Pune Section Tech Talk Series, please contact Dileep Miskin at dileepmiskin@gmail.com.

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