• Chemical & Petroleum Division

    The Chemical and Petroleum Industries Division (also known as ChemPID) is organized within the Industry and Sciences Department of ISA. ChemPID aims to contribute to the professional involved in the processing of chemicals, petrochemicals, petroleum, and natural gas.  From raw materials to products ChemPID strives to advance best practices in: Safety, Environmental, Production Efficiency, Operations, Process Control, and Automation.

    With global competition no operation can run the same year after year.  Your plant is either improving or declining.  ChemPID is here to give you the tools you need to improve your plant!

    Have you ever wondered if someone else has already figured it out?  Why re-invent the wheel?  The key to success is to capitalize on problems that have already been solved and focus your engineering talent on problems that require innovation!

    ChemPID Member Benefits and Opportunities

    As a ChemPID member, you will join one of the largest divisions within ISA.  There are numerous benefits and professional opportunities presented by ChemPID:

    • Leadership Opportunities - The opportunity to improve your personal leadership skill level and participate on panel discussions as well as serving as a session developers for ChemPID conferences and symposia.
    • Technical Writing - Reviewing papers or writing articles for the ChemPID newsletter or Web pages.
    • Networking - Increase your visibility in the ChemPID industry to benefit both you and your employer and the opportunity to have a positive impact on the industry.
    • Valuable Information Resources - In addition to the above, ChemPID membership supplies:
      • Two to three comprehensive industry newsletters per year featuring articles and papers from the ChemPID Members and symposium participants.
      • Access to the ChemPID website that provides industry technical papers, web seminars, and a list serve of industry peers.

    More info:

    Download the Chemical and Petroleum Division Brochure

    Join the 16,000 ISA Members who have already realized the value of Technical Division membership.


    ChemPID Newsletter-Fall 2017  
    ChemPID Newsletter-Winter 2017  
    ChemPID Newsletter--Spring 2016  
    ChemPID Newsletter--Summer 2015
    ChemPID Newsletter—Winter 2014


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  • Contacts

    Ashley Weckwerth

    (816) 4479907

    Past Director
    Matthew Conklin

    (912) 7138030

    Past Director
    Rhonda Pelton

    (713)246 0628

    Symposium Contact
    Nilangshu Dey


    Symposium Contact
    Nicholas Sands

    (302)983 8800

    Cheri Haarmeyer

    (575)441 6644

    Education Chair
    Kevin Busch

    (330)316 7904

    Membership Chair
    Ashley Weckwerth

    (816) 4479907

    Newsletter Editor
    Neelesh Shah

    (225)313 8216

    Ashley Weckwerth

    (816) 4479907

    Section-Division Liaison
    Greg Lehmann

    (303)877 3681

    Special Assignment
    David Lee

    (336) 8161419

    I & S Department VP
    Graham Nasby


    Staff Contact
    Kimberly Belinsky

    (919) 9909404