• ISA power plant standards committees to be held during 2014 ISA Power Industry Division (POWID) Symposium

    The ISA67, Nuclear Power Plant Standards and ISA77, Fossil Power Plant Standards Committees are gearing up for meetings at the 57th Annual ISA Power Industry Division (POWID) Symposium, 1-6 June 2014 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.  Due to tightened travel budgets and the ease of electronic meetings, the standards committees have held multiple web meetings and teleconferences during the past year.  This ensures that the work of standards drafting and editing keeps pace and the completed standards are available for industry and end-users in a timely manner.  The ISA67 and ISA77 meetings in June look to be well attended as the 2014 ISA POWID Symposium will draw power generation leaders across the globe for technical paper presentations and sessions on fossil fuels, nuclear power and renewable energy, keynote messages from industry leaders and ISA and industry training sessions.

    The standards committee meetings will be held 4-5 June, with the main ISA67 and ISA77 meetings on Wednesday, 4 June at 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., and the ISA67 and ISA77 subcommittee meetings on Thursday, 5 June at 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Itemized schedules and agendas will be available closer to the date of the symposium.  ISA67 is responsible for all ISA nuclear plant instrumentation and control (I&C) standards, and Chair Bob Queenan reports they are currently updating standards addressing transmitter installation, sensing lines, leak detection instrumentation, setpoints and uncertainty calculations, and performance monitoring. They are also considering standards on fiber optics, digital I&C, and a host of other topics. ISA77 also maintains an active schedule, presently reviewing documents covering instrument piping installation, boiler combustion controls, steam turbine controls, human-machine interface, I&C data tracking and reporting, turbine steam bypass systems, and unit/plant demand development.  In addition, ISA77 Chair Dan Lee notes that through diligent monthly teleconferences, a new technical report on dynamic performance for power plant control systems is close to balloting.

    New members to the nuclear and fossil power plant standards committees are always welcome.  For more information on the ISA67 and ISA77 standards committees, contact Eliana Brazda at ebrazda@isa.org.