ISA Honors Its Authors

This just in: Research Triangle Park, N.C. -- The International Society of Automation (ISA) has recognized some of its outstanding authors at a ceremony and reception on October 18 at ISA Automation Week in Mobile, Ala. The awards are given by the ISA Publications Department and Standards and Practices Department.

ISA Automation Week Wireless Track Sessions

Brad Carlberg, who chaired this year’s Wireless track at Automation Week in Mobile also recorded all the sessions as well so you are now able to get the benefit of both presenter and presentation at the following link

Automation Week 2011

It is Fall here in Canada which can only mean one thing – time to get ready for the annual Conference & Exhibition and of course associated Fall Leader’s Meeting in the days prior to Automation Week.  I will be attending and participating in Automation Week as a speaker on...

ISA Communications Division/ 57 IIS Symposium / Passive Wireless Sensor-Tag Workshop

Hello from St Louis! Just wrapping up a week of ISA symposium and meetings before heading home for a month and my list of summer yard chores.

Next Generation Professionals – Take 1

I was in Calgary most of this week for the ISA Calgary Exhibition ( ) more on that event next week) and one of the comments I heard many times while there and at SAIT ( local trade college) was the shortage of people entering and even considering automation as...

2011 ISA Oil Sands Automation Conference

I just returned from an informative 1.5 days back in my old “stomping grounds” in Fort McMurray and the annual Oil Sands Conference where I not only had  a chance to reconnect with my former colleagues but also learn about several new exciting developments in the oil sands industry.

Asset Management Standard Proposal

The vast majority of field devices in use today have the capability to communicate the diagnostic information on their health and general condition. Unfortunately, it is estimated that 85 – 90% of this data is not being used as part of an integrated maintenance strategy.

Automation Standards Listings

How often does each of us wonder “is there a standard for that?” I know practically every project that I work on is driven by standards – either project specific and most often related to another standard from a standard developing organisation such as ISA or the IEC.

The Human Network – Kuwait

I have just returned from an enjoyable two weeks in Kuwait where I was teaching SAIT’s Certified FF Professional course to a corporate client and what it did reinforce was that the most important network we can all join is the Human Network, so watch for more similar themed posts...

Brazil Automation ISA 2010

I was in Brazil this past week to participate in the ISA District 4 Leadership Conference and was also able to attend the opening day of the ISA 2010 Conference and Exhibition. There were over 100 exhibitors on the show floor and 6 parallel programming tracks associated with the conference.