First wave of ISA’s 2016 technical division symposia is fast approaching

Make plans now to attend!

The first set of this year’s ISA technical division symposia is fast approaching. If you haven’t done so yet, make your plans now to attend the symposium or technical conference of your choice and field of expertise.

You’ll be sure to experience the outstanding learning, personal development, networking, and social opportunities these events are known for throughout the automation community.

You’ll meet face to face with renowned experts and presenters, hear firsthand about the latest technologies and trends, and gain the high-value, peer-reviewed technical content that will keep you and your skills on the cutting edge.

Below are informational highlights of the year’s initial events, listed in chronological order:

The 2016 ISA Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division (FPID) Symposium

14–15 March 2016
Rochestown Park Hotel
Cork, Ireland

The 2016 ISA Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division (FPID) Symposium will provide the very latest updates, news, trends and projections—direct from leading industry and solution experts—for pharmaceutical and food processing companies seeking to improve quality, safety, reliability, profitability, cost control and production throughput.

Among the diverse range of issues and topics to be covered at the event—titled “Food and Pharmaceutical Futures: Technology and Innovation for 2020 Global Demands”—are:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Data integrity
  • Alarm management
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Usage of Cloud for automation
  • Batch management and MES
  • Process optimization
  • Serialization/Track and Trace
  • Digitization
  • Data analysis and utilization
  • Security
  • Equipment effectiveness


In addition, two valuable ISA training courses are offered:

  • Introduction to the Management of Alarm Systems (IC39C)
  • Introduction to Industrial Automation Security and the ANSI/ISA-62443 Standards (IC32C)


To register and to obtain all the details, go to

The 16th Annual ISA Fugitive Emissions-LDAR Symposium

16–19 May 2016
Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center
Denver, Colorado USA

The 16th Annual ISA Fugitive Emissions-LDAR Symposium, sponsored by ISA and endorsed by the ISA’s Chemical and Petroleum and Safety and Security divisions, will take place 16–19 May 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center.

Get the latest air compliance and LDAR program solutions; and learn from industry experts about best practices, compliance requirements, and EPA regulations at this one-of-a-kind industry event.

Technical sessions will cover the following core topics:

• Environmental/LDAR compliance
• LDAR compliance
• LDAR design and validation
• Reducing air emissions
• Consent Decree updates
• Emission performance
• Implementing LDAR programs
• LDAR regulations at plants and refineries
• Environmental corrosion
• Fugitive emissions
• Infrared technologies
• NCPC Quado

A new, expanded program also will cover:

• Contractor reliability
• Emerging technologies in LDAR
• LDAR records maintenance and reporting
• New EPA alerts—new emission regulations
• Oil and gas
• QA/QC of LDAR data
• Subpart W
• Regulations from the EPA and TCEQ
• Upstream and midstream technology

To obtain more details, go to

62nd International Instrumentation Symposium and MFPT 2016 Joint Conference

24–26 May 2016
Dayton Convention Center
Dayton, Ohio USA

The 62nd International Instrumentation Symposium is recognized internationally as the outstanding forum for the exploration of new and innovative instrumentation techniques, development, and applications.

The symposium will include paper sessions, short courses, workshops, and tutorials. For the latest list of short courses, workshops, and tutorials refer to the event website. Topics include but are not limited to:

– Sensors
– Transducers
– Wireless, electromagnetic, & RF
– Remote sensing
– Environmental monitoring
– Laser and electro-optics
– Power systems, radiation, & nuclear

Data systems
– Measurement standards
– Automated measurement techniques

– Telemetry
– Industrial instrumentation

Turbine engine testing
– Tip Timing Technologies, Tip Clearance
– Hot Section Gas Temperature

Platform testing
Test facilities
Cyber and homeland security
Safety Instrumented Systems
Process measurement and control
Control system instrumentation
Student paper sessions

To register, and gain more information, go to