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Attend ISA Technical Training Camp—Philadelphia 2015:

Presented by ISA and the ISA Philadelphia Section

The courage to challenge people

The courage to challenge people

Online  —  By attending one or more of the intensive, technical training events that make up ISA Technical Training Camp, you’ll attain the comprehensive, in-depth training you need to reach your true potential.

During four consecutive weeks in August, ISA’s world-renowned subject-matter experts will assemble in Pennsylvania to provide intensive, world-class technician skills, automation engineering, safety and security courses with these outstanding benefits:

  • Highly condensed, rigorous instruction that speeds learning and mastery of skills while saving time and expenses
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for each course successfully completed
  • The opportunity to take multiple ISA training courses at one location

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Server Virtualization for Automation Systems

Server Virtualization for Automation Systems

September speaker:
Brian Fields, Stratus Technologies, Channel Manager / Northeast US.
Brian Fields holds a B.Sc. from the University of Waterloo and has held various software development, consulting, and sales positions with IBM Canada, CrownTek (IT Services), and Stratus Technologies.


Server Virtualization for Automation Systems
Presentation addresses the benefits, and risks, of virtualizing your critical manufacturing applications.

Manufacturers are adopting new IT solutions on an unprecedented scale to meet efficiency, quality and regulatory compliance goals. Any time that you rely on complex integrated IT solutions in production environments, service interruptions quickly become unacceptable.

As computing servers become increasingly more powerful, organizations are employing virtualization technologies to consolidate multiple applications (SCADA/HMI, Historian, Terminal Services) onto single hardware systems to reduce costs and simplify operations. Continue reading

There’s still time to register for ISA’s Technical Training Camp—Philadelphia 2015!

Sponsored by the ISA Philadelphia Section

4502-main-art-layers_01Over several weeks in August 2015, ISA’s world-renowned subject-matter experts will assemble in King of Prussia, PA, USA, to conduct ISA’s most popular, world-class technician, automation engineering, safety, and security courses.

Weeks 3–4: Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) Boot Camp

Take advantage of two back-to-back weeks of escalating process safety training starting with two introductory safety courses followed by two advanced safety courses.

Part 1: 17–21 August 2015

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Electrical to Instrumentation Cross Training Boot Camp (XTBC)

ISA HQ | RTP, NC, USA |28 Sept. – 2 Oct. 2015

 XTBC - Extreme Instrumentality: Electrical to Instrumentation Cross Training Boot Camp ( September 2015 NC)

XTBC – Extreme Instrumentality: Electrical to Instrumentation Cross Training Boot Camp ( September 2015 NC)

ISA Training — This class focuses on the knowledge and skills-sets required to function as an instrument maintenance technician.

The electrical skills-set possessed by a trained electrician will serve as basis for expansion to include the skills-set required to maintain an instrument control system.

Process measurement techniques, measurement and control equipment, calibrations techniques and calibration equipment will be discussed and utilized in numerous hands-on lab sessions.

The knowledge and skill-sets gained from attending this class will lead the student to become an asset to an I&E maintenance team. Continue reading

ISA’s 2015 Process Control & Safety Symposium

Houston Marriott Westchase | 09-12 Nov 2015

Seven ISA Divisions Team up For Event

2015-PCS-web-page-imageThe 2015 Process Control Symposium-Sponsored by Process Measurement and Control, Safety and Security, Chemical and Petroleum, Communications, Education, Pulp and Paper, Management Division of ISA and the ISA Houston Section will bring a world-class program, exhibit, and networking event in Houston, Texas, in November 2015.

Conference tracks, featuring sessions led by the world’s leading experts, will cover critical instrumentation, communications, control systems, safety and security topics.

Engineers, technicians, and plant managers from the oil and gas, refining, chemical, petrochemical, and other process industries will benefit from this three-day intensive event.

Social gatherings, keynote presentations, panel discussions, training courses, and an exhibit featuring leading companies will round out the event. Continue reading

ISA Philadelphia 2015 Scholarship Awards

Our 2015 Section Scholarship award honors students who show exemplary performance in academics, the community, and look forward to careers where automation and controls play an important role.

The scholarship honors three past Philadelphia section presidents – Ross Forman, C. Blair Ives, and Cliff McLaughlin. These three gentlemen were truly giants of the past and illustrate the amazing history our chapter has in the development and progress in controls and automation.

It is fitting that we are awarding three candidates this year – two honorable mention candidates will be awarded $200 each, and the scholarship winner will be awarded $1000 to offset the cost of their education. All three candidates are good students, have been service oriented in the community, are involved in their school and discipline, and are great citizens of faith and honor. There are no losers here!

Technology changes in less than a year (the line ten years ago was technology changes every 18 months – shows my age!). If technology turns over as such, we need smart people to take the reigns for the future of ISA (and this section). From the looks of our award winners, we are in great hands.

Our honorees are:

Adam Poluka (honorable mention winner, center) with sponsor Charles Bissell (left) and Scholarship Chairman Fred DiPasquale at our May meeting.

Adam Poluka (honorable mention) – Adam is a graduating senior at Harriton HS and will be heading to Cornell University for Engineering. Adam had a 4.96 GPA at Harriton, National Honor Society member, took numerous AP classes, finished math early and is taking Vector Calculus online from the University of Illinois.

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