The International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a nonprofit professional association that sets the standard for those who apply engineering and technology to improve the management, safety, and cybersecurity of modern automation and control systems used across industry and critical infrastructure. Founded in 1945, ISA develops widely used global standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; hosts conferences and exhibits; and provides networking and career development programs for its 36,000 members and 350,000 customers around the world.
ISA owns Automation.com, a leading online publisher of automation-related content, and is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org), an association of non-profit organizations serving as “The Voice of Automation.” Through a wholly owned subsidiary, ISA bridges the gap between standards and their implementation with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (www.isasecure.org) and the ISA Wireless Compliance Institute (www.isa100wci.org).
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ISA introduces new, enhanced suite of integrated industrial cybersecurity courses and certificate programs addressing the IACS lifecycle
ISA announces 2015 Fellows and Celebrating Excellence Award honorees
Early bird registration deadline for 2015 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium extended to 1 July 2015
ISA’s 58th POWID Symposium attracts 120 attendees to examine and offer solutions to critical automation challenges
ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute Certifies Three Yokogawa ISA100 Wireless Products
Beamex is pleased to announce its cooperation with Mark Draghicescu Racing at Silverstone race circuit
ISA and Beamex to co host web seminar on how to avoid the pitfalls of calibration system implementation
Honeywell Named Best Industrial Wireless Provider at 2014 Asian Manufacturing Awards
Beamex launches Mikes Calibration Corner
FDT Sponsors Webinar on Changes Needed for Successful Asset Management
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From the outset of my year as ISA President, I have witnessed the dedication and sterling contributions of ISA members first hand. Whether attending ISA division and section events or participating in the myriad of Society leadership, governance, and budget meetings, I have always come away impressed with and excited over members' passion and dedication. It's quite fitting that ISA has designated this month as ISA Member Appreciation Month. Throughout November, ISA is offering members special benefits, promotions, and discounts on products, and opportunities to win valuable gifts-including Starbucks gift cards and a 3-D printer.
Q&A with Steven Allee - This month's Q&A is with Steven Allee, product support engineer at B&R Industrial Automation in Australia. Allee is involved in the ISA Aerospace Division as a student volunteer, and he is a member of the ISA Baton Rouge Section. As a student at the University of Southern Mississippi, Allee also worked with ISA as a student volunteer, most notably at ISA's International Instrumentation Symposium.Beamex announced as ISA's Premier Strategic Partner for Calibration
Beamex, a leading calibration company with products, services, and support in 60 countries, will be ISA's Strategic Partner for Calibration. Through the partnership, Beamex and ISA will work together to provide ISA members and customers with access to Beamex's world-class calibration resources, including publications, case studies, seminars, expert advice, and more-including co-develop custom webinars, which will be offered at no charge to ISA members and customers world-wide.Case study provides valuable guide for ISA sections interested in sponsoring an ISA training event
ISA recently developed a case study that illustrates how the ISA Houston Section collaborated with ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA, to sponsor a highly successful comprehensive training event in Houston, Texas, USA, over four consecutive weeks in June 2013. This case study can serve as a valuable guide for other ISA sections interested in sponsoring an ISA training event in their geographic area. Read the Executive Summary (Technical Training Camp case study short version.pdf)ISA conducts 51st ISA Honors & Awards Gala
The 51st Annual ISA Honors & Awards Gala was held 4 November 2013 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The Honors and Awards program provides an opportunity for ISA to recognize outstanding individuals, corporations, and ISA sections and divisions for the contributions they have made to the Society and/or the automation industry.Recently conducted national survey examines why women are leaving the engineering field
The US needs technological expertise to be competitive in the global market, and it is critical to train engineers to provide that expertise. However, research shows that women are much more likely to leave an engineering career. Explore the results of this national research study that investigates the reason why this is occurring, and what steps can be taken to stem the tide of departure and increase women's success in engineering careers.Note: If the PDF doesn't load, paste this into your browser address bar: http://studyofwork.com/files/2011/03/NSF_Women-Full-Report-0314.pdfAutomation propels US manufacturing forward
Manufacturers across the board are increasingly turning to automation as a means to improve quality, productivity, safety, speed, and competitiveness, and to reduce costs. Read this informative article, which reports that the potential for continued growth in automation solutions is significant as advanced manufacturing processes continue to gain a foothold.
Motivate. Collaborate: Jar~With~A~Twist Delivers Disruption, Delight, and Innovation "Sean Echevarria, Michael Bissette, Stephen Smith, and Spencer Vaughn are the four North Carolina State University (NC State) engineers turned entrepreneurs who are rocking more than the peanut butter user experience by rethinking the condiment jar." More…
ISA100 wireless standard receives overwhelming approval in IEC technical voting More... ISA's 14th Annual LDAR-Fugitive Emissions Symposium issues Call for Papers More... 2014 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium issues Call for Abstracts More... Automation Federation and Alabama Technology Network announce seminar to explore implementation of recently released Cybersecurity Framework More...
Web Exclusive: Water and wastewater SCADA cybersecurityCo-authors Norman Anderson, P.E., and Bill Phillips, P.E., describe why network security for water sector process control systems (PCS), such as supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, is increasingly important and ever evolving due to the need for secure and reliable control systems.
Measuring the value of overall equipment effectiveness in manufacturing processesIs overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) a "magic metric" or just another flavor of the month measurement? The answer is: It can be either, but not both.
Wireless Networks for Industrial Automation, Fourth Edition In his new fourth edition, author Dick Caro includes an extensive analysis of new wireless technology intended for process control, such as ISA100 Wireless (ANSI/ISA-100.11a), WirelessHART, WIA-PA, and WiFi, including IEEE 802.11n and 802.11ac.
ISA Automation Conference 2013, Europe-Middle East-Africa8-12 December 2013Sheraton Damman Hotel & Towers Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Motor & Drive Systems 2014 January 29-30 2014 Orlando, FL; USA Cybersecurity Framework for Protecting our Nation's Critical Infrastructure21 February 2014Birmingham, AL; USA
Instrument Calibration and Documentation for FDA Regulated Industries (TI24) 2-6 December 2013ISA Headquarters, RTP, NC; USAProcess Automation Boot Camp For Non-Maintenance Personnel (PABC) 9-12 December 2013 ISA HeadquartersRTP, NC; USATechTour 2013: Final Stop! 16-20 December 2013Bakersfield, CA, USAISA's 2014 Training Catalog! DownloadISA's 2014 Training Schedule Poster!Download