• Fossil Power Plant Standards Committee Chairs seeking new members

    Robert Hubby and Daniel Lee, Co-Chairs of the ISA77 Fossil Power Plant Standards Committee, are seeking greater volunteer participation in fossil power plant standards activities. Current standards committee members are retiring or moving into other positions within their companies, but the need for knowledgeable contributors to the standards continues. The following message from Hubby and Lee is directed to ISA members and the general community involved in fossil power generation.

    “The ISA77 Fossil Power Plant standard committee is soliciting new members. This committee was formed in 1987 to develop and maintain standards, recommended practices and technical reports on topics related to power generation. The ISA77 documents provide industry practitioners a resource for definitions, measurement requirements, design minimum requirements, references, practical industry principles, and applications practices. Currently, the ISA77 committee maintains sixteen (16) documents and is in the process of drafting two (2) new documents. The ISA77 committee consists of end users, architect engineers, equipment manufacturers, as well as vendors who are currently working in the power generation industry. For more information about ISA77, please visit our web site.

    As a leader in instrumentation and controls to the power industry, we invite your participation in the development of the important technical standards that apply to our work. The ISA77 committee members are volunteers who comply with the ISA antitrust policies with the overall objective to draft, comment, and ballot on minimum requirements of various topics for the power industry. Most of our work is accomplished via email and WebEx meetings, with perhaps one physical meeting per year in conjunction with the annual ISA Power Industry Division (POWID) Symposium.

    Involvement as a member of ISA77 will greatly expand your knowledge of industry codes, good engineering practices, and networking through dialog with other power experts in drafting and maintaining these ISA documents. We invite your support and involvement in this important effort to develop power industry standards. If you have any questions about ISA77, then please don't hesitate to contact either of us (Robert Hubby - bob.hubby@verizon.net or Dan Lee - dan.lee@us.abb.com or ISA staff contact Eliana Brazda - ebrazda@isa.org). We look forward to your favorable response.”

    ISA77 Co-Chairs
    Robert Hubby & Daniel Lee