One sure sign that Fall is arriving, other than the return to school is all the conventions that are scheduled during September through November. The busy season always seems to be the Spring (April through mid-June) and then again this time of year.
Heartiest congratulations to the automation thought leaders who are the recipients of honors or awards from ISA this year, including Control columnist Greg McMillan and John Gerry, George Cheng and Ian Nimmo.
As an active member of the ISA Edmonton Section, I participated in the Sections biannual Conference and Exhibition http://www.isaedmontonshow.ca/ this past week. Being there in person rather than seeking out information via the web, which I often do because of my location not only gave me a chance to meet...
Ever since the web browser was created, way back in 1993-1994, the paper trade directories have been doomed. They are only updated once a year, they are often out of date or incomplete. ISA has tried before to replace its venerable Directory of Instrumentation with online versions, but they have...
ASHRAE recently published a new standard 189.1 for the “Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-rise Residential Buildings” that can be viewed in the java based RealRead Viewer at http://openpub.realread.com/rrserver/browser?title=/ASHRAE_1/ashrae_189.1_113009M. Of most direct interest to the automation sector is part 7 of the document that deals with Energy Efficiency.
Hey, it doesn't get much better than that. ISA sent this reminder to my email box this morning. Check it out. SIS training and free CDs. Sweet.
The 7th annual Oil Sands Conference concluded one week ago in Fort McMurray, the heart of the oil sands and it was evident that automation will play a significant factor in the continuing development of this important hydrocarbon resource.
ISA Marketing and Sales Summit v.5.0
Thinking about taking ISA's CAP exam? Here's something that might move you over the edge on that. #pauto #isa
ISA is offering the CAP study guide free to people who register to take the CAP exam:
Guest blog from Joe Kaulfersch of Pepperl+Fuchs, who is one of the leaders of ISA Cleveland Section. For a little history lesson, Cleveland Section was one of the sections that pre-date ISA.