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Nine Local ISA Courses Featuring a 4 Day Technician Boot Camp

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Modern “whole plant” control solution for Power Generation

Scholarship to be awarded at this meeting.

Though a DCS is the traditional choice for control systems in this industry, this session will demonstrate the key elements of a Modern PAC (Process Automation Controller) based solution as used in a combined cycle gas plant application. Attendees will learn about the essential functions and features required by such a system, and how configuration software, Historian, visualization and asset management as components of the process architecture are applied. In addition attendees will hear about some of the APC functions that help optimize a PAC based application. Also we shall discover the role of the network topology and the importance of cyber security considerations as applicable to this topic. At the end of this session attendees will gain a clearer understanding of the evolution of the PLC into what can now be applied with confidence to any industrial application

Speaker: Lee J Ward. M.I.E.T.
Regional Business Manager serving the Heavy Industry Engineering, Rockwell Automation Continue reading

March meeting on Human Machine Interface design

March Speaker:
Paul Gruhn, P.E., Global Process Safety Consultant, Rockwell Automation/ ICS Triplex, Houston, Texas

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Paul Gruhn P.E.

ISA Fellow – Member of the ISA 84 standard committee (on safety instrumented systems) – Member of the ISA 101 standard committee (on human machine interfaces) – Developer and instructor of ISA courses on safety systems – Author of two ISA textbooks (“Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis & Justification” and “Sell More Through Effective Technical Presentations”), two chapters in other books, and over two dozen published articles – Developer of the first commercial safety system modeling software – B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology – Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas and member of CSE (Control System Engineer) exam team – ISA 84 Expert.


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Rockwell Automation
2650 Eisenhower Avenue
Suite 108B
Norristown, PA 19403

DATE and TIME: Wednesday March 18, 2015: Open 5:15 PM – Light meal at 5:30 PM (Cost $12.50); Meeting starts at 6:30 PM – Speaker’s presentation 6:45 PM to 7:45 PM – Vendor displays and socialize before and after talk.

LOCATION: Rumsey Electric Automation Solutions —
15 Colwell Lane, Conshohocken, Pa 19428 Phone: (610) 832-9000 Fax: (610) 941-8181

DIRECTIONS: Link to printed flyer with maps

MEAL COST: $12.50, payable online or at the door via cash or credit card. Please contact Sue DiPaolo by Monday, March 16th or by E-mail:, or by phone: 610-238-1067.

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