Events & Conferences

Monday, 06 Oct 2014

2014 Process Control and Safety Symposium
South Houston, TX
10/6/2014 12:00:00 AM

The Call for Papers for this event is closed.

Location & Accommodations
is scheduled for Monday, 06 Oct 2014

The event will be held at:
South Houston, TX

Accommodations Update !!!

Thank you for your interested in ISA's 2014 PCS Symposium. On-line Registration is currently closed. You may register by calling (919) 549-8411 or you may register on-site in Houston, Texas.

ISA announces that all the rooms within the ISA room block at the Houston Marriott West Loop by The Galleria (the conference hotel) have been sold out and the deadline for obtaining the discounted ISA rate has passed. However, there are still rooms available at the hotel at its regular rates.

In addition, there are several hotels nearby the Houston Marriott West Loop by The Galleria. Four of these hotels are listed below. To gain details regarding rates and availability, refer to their respective websites and phone numbers.

Click here to access the 2014 Process Control and Safety Symposium advanced program.

Click here to access the event registration form.  

Platinum Sponsors 

  Fluke                 Partner Maverick       AE Solutions
Platinum Luncheon Champion      Platinum Registration Champions  
Platinum Reception Champion

Gold Sponsors

Partner Intech               Partner Ultra Electronics            
Partner Siemens
       Partner Prime Technologies      
     Partner Beamex  

Owl Computing




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Training Courses

Training Course Fees:

IC39C-Introduction to the Management of Alarm Systems    
This course focuses on the key activities of the alarm management lifecycle provided in the ANSI/ISA18.00.02 standard, Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries. The activities include the alarm philosophy development, alarm rationalization, basic alarm design, advanced alarm techniques, Human Machine Interface (HMI) design for alarms, monitoring, assessment, management of change, and audit.

IC32C- Introduction to Industrial Automation Security and the ANSI/ISA99 (IEC 62443) Standards
Understanding how to secure factory automation, process control, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) networks is critical if you want to protect them from viruses, hackers, spies, and saboteurs. This seminar teaches you the basics of the ISA/IEC 62443 standards and how these can be applied in the typical factory or plant. In this seminar, you will be introduced to the terminology, concepts, and models, as well as the element of creating a cybersecurity management system will be explained along with how these should be applied to industrial automation and control systems.  

EC50C- Introduction to Safety Instrumented Systems 
There are many different ways of designing a safety instrumented system (SIS). Questions like these are being asked by users and engineering firms alike: 

  • Which technology should be used (electric, electronic, or programmable)?
  • What level of redundancy is appropriate (single, dual, or triple)?
  • How often should systems be tested (monthly, quarterly, yearly, or once per shutdown)?
  • What about field devices (technology, level of redundancy, and test intervals)?

Debate continues as to how one even makes these choices (past experience, qualitative judgment, quantitative analysis, etc.). This seminar will cover the basics of what needs to be done in the design and selection of safety systems.

IC85C- Industrial Wireless Systems
Wireless systems and wireless technologies have advanced to the point where stable, robust, and secure networks are ready for deployment in industrial settings. As such, professionals crossing many disciplines (e.g., process, automation, IT, controls) come face-to-face with understanding the implications and opportunities that such wireless networks may provide to them and their plant. This course will cover the most relevant details associated with industrial wireless systems with an emphasis towards how the various technological choices coexist, interoperate, and interact with each other.

Marriott Houston Meeting Rooms


Click here to access the 2015 Process Control and Safety Symposium Prospectus.

Click here to access the Exhibit Contract.


Full registration includes:

  • 1 copy of Conference Handouts
  • Lunch Monday and Tuesday
  • Food function
  • Exhibits

(ISA training course registration is separate)

Registration Pricing:

$515 ISA Member
$645 Community Member/List
$100 Student (banquet not included)
$250 Nonworking Retiree (banquet not included)
Confirmed Speaker Pricing
$100 - 1 Day Event Speaker
$300 - 3 Day Event Speaker

Dates: 9-12 November 2015

Hours: 7am to 9pm

Registration Cutoff Date: 11/9/2015


Marriott Westchase Marriott Houston


Houston Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark Drive
Houston, TX 77042
Phone: +1 713-978-7400

Rates: $185.00 per night (ask for the ISA PMCD/Safety-Security Symposium Rate)

Cut-off date: 18 October 2015

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