• International Society of Automation News Release
    Contact: Jennifer Infantino
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    ISA unveils TechTour 2013, a new training program that brings valuable ISA technical training directly to a variety of cities across the US

    Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA (13 March 2013) - The International Society of Automation (ISA) announces the introduction of a new training program that makes available several of ISA's most popular and comprehensive technical training courses to a majority of cities in the US where expert-led ISA instruction has not previously been offered.

    The program, ISA TechTour, is designed to make it easier, more convenient and more cost-effective for automation and control technicians and engineers living in these cities and surrounding areas to obtain the in-depth technical training they need to improve their career skills.

    "At ISA, we're very excited about this new training concept as it brings extensive, detailed and hands-on ISA instruction-the very same classroom-quality training that's provided at our North Carolina headquarters and regional training centers-to new parts of the country," says Dalton Wilson, ISA's Manager of Education Services. "We believe strongly in the value of ISA training courses, for both individuals and employers, in raising standards of efficiency, reliability, safety and security. We want to make them as accessible as possible."

    Through participation in courses offered through ISA TechTour, students will experience highly intensive training taught by ISA's preeminent subject matter experts, and hands-on instruction using ISA's specialized equipment laboratories.

    ISA TechTour 2013 will be offering four select ISA courses in 10 communities throughout the southwestern and western US:

    • Beaumont, Texas - 25-29 March 2013
    • Pasadena, Texas -29 April - 3 May 2013 
    • Freeport, Texas - 20-24 May 2013 
    • Corpus Christi, Texas - 24-28 June 2013 
    • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - 29 July - 2 August 2013 
    • Amarillo, Texas - 26-30 August 2013 
    • Denver, Colorado - 23-27 September 2013 
    • Farmington, New Mexico - 28 October - 1 November 2013
    • Las Vegas, Nevada - 18-22 November 2013 
    • Bakersfield, California - 16-20 December 2013 

    The four ISA TechTour courses offered are:

    Introduction to Industrial Automation and Control (FG07)

    This popular course--ideal for technicians, engineers, and managers--combines lecture and hands-on labs to deliver a fundamental overview of industrial measurement and control.

    Tuning and Troubleshooting Control Systems (TC15)

    Designed to help technicians more effectively tune and troubleshoot control loops, this essential course reveals how pressure, level, flow and temperature loops operate to maintain sound process control systems.

    Advanced Operation of Digital (Smart) Transmitters and Digital Valve Controllers (TS16)

    This lab-intensive course, geared to providing hands-on, working knowledge of smart field devices, covers configuration fundamentals, calibration, measurement, maintenance and diagnostics.

    Installing, Calibrating and Maintaining Electronic Instruments (T125)

    Combining practical instruction with hands-on experience, this useful course emphasizes proper installation, calibration and maintenance of electronic instruments. Approximately 40% of course time is spent directly working with equipment.

    Registrants have the opportunity to attend one course per stop. Course offerings vary by location. Visit ISA TechTour 2013 at www.isa.org/PR13/TechTour for an up-to-date schedule of courses taught at each tour stop. For more information, email info@isa.org or call at +1919-549-8411.

    About ISA

    Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (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 conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).