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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ISA's new website will be a state-of-the-art hub for technical information, networking conversations, and leveraging your membership. The new isa.org will deliver enhanced search and filtering capabilities site-wide; a brand new navigation with mega-menus that allow users to browse three levels deep in the site by hovering over a navigation button; and an easy, intuitive, and fast check-out process.
Q&A with Peter MartinFortune magazine named Peter Martin, Ph.D., a "Hero of US Manufacturing" for many good reasons. He has been responsible for numerous patents; served in a variety of executive positions in automation training, engineering, product planning, marketing, and strategic planning; and authored or co-authored several books as well as a host of articles and technical papers. Learn more about the remarkable background, accomplishments, and life of Dr. Martin in this month's Q&A feature.New ISA standard classifies airborne contaminant effects on electronic hardwareANSI/ISA-71.04-2013, Environmental Conditions for Process Measurement and Control Systems: Airborne Contaminants establishes a classification system for airborne contaminants and biological influences that may affect electronic hardware, including process measurement and control instruments, information technology, telecommunications, networking and data center equipment, and electronic office equipment.Cyberattacks target everyday people as well as governments, organizations, and industriesIt is vital for manufacturers to conduct network-security risk assessments and then put into place risk-mitigation processes. Developing solutions that utilize open standards, tools, and best practices, such as segmentation and IP security, is a good place to start.ISA to host its 51st Honors & Awards GalaISA will be hosting its 51st Honors and Awards Gala to celebrate the achievements of those individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the Society and to automation. This year's Honors and Awards Reception and Gala will be held on 4 November 2013 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Nashville, TN, USA. We hope to see you there!
Review key findings, recommendations, and proposed amendments to ISA Bylaws to be considered by the Council of Society Delegates. The direct election of Society leaders by ISA members (Motion 7) and elimination of multiple roles for vice presidents (Motion 3) are two of the opportunities addressed in the proposed changes to the ISA Bylaws.Automation Federation to host fifth NIST workshop at North Carolina State University
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced that the fifth Cybersecurity Framework Workshop will be hosted by North Carolina State University 14-15 November 2013 at the Hunt Library on the Centennial Campus of the university. The Automation Federation was instrumental in scheduling this fifth workshop.
ISA and China Instrument & Control Society (CIS) finalize Memorandum of Cooperation. More...Foundation Issues FOUNDATION Fieldbus Preliminary Specification (PS) Addressing Fieldbus Transducer Blocks for ISA100 Wireless Devices. More...ISA announces keynote speakers, executive panels, and general session highlights for ISA Automation Week 2013. More...ISA to introduce an innovative, island-style exhibit pavilion, featuring numerous automation companies, at WEFTEC 2013 in Chicago this October. More...2014 ISA Analysis Division Symposium issues Call for Papers. More...2014 ISA Power Industry (POWID) Symposium issues Call for Papers. More...
Guidelines for procedure automation in continuous process operations
A new ISA technical report addresses good practices regarding procedure automation in process operations and strategies for incorporating automated procedures into industrial automation and basic process control systems.
What is the futureof the pulp andpaper industry?
The paper industry has experienced considerable change over the past 15 to 20 years. The biggest change was in the leadership throughout the industry.
NEW TITLE:Managing Industrial Controls
Author Bill Battikha has written this handy reference book as a guide to help train industrial control managers and future managers on how to manage control system projects and industrial control groups.
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