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August 2014

Automation Engineering Survival Training: Integrator Version (AESTIV)
August 4-8, Research Park, North Carolina
Do you work for a system integrator? Do you support client projects? Do you need to expand your skills in working in a project design or commissioning environment? ISA’s new Automation Engineering Survival Training: Integrator Version (AESTIV), designed specifically for system integrators, focuses on concepts important to automation engineers and others involved in a project design and commissioning role. Plus, student will be able to see first hand how the concepts covered in the courses are applied in a real-world environment though a plant tour offered as part of the learning experience. New automation, control system, or process control engineers working for system integrators and seasoned system integration engineers looking to refresh their process automation skills are invited to attend. Topics to be covered include Measurement and Documentation, Control Valves, Control Strategies, and Loop Tuning, Advanced Control: Operator Effectiveness & Safety Systems, Industrial Security & Project Management and Advanced Process Automation. Register here

2014 ISA Water and Wastewater and Automatic Controls Division Symposium
August 5-7, Orlando, Florida
Given the many automation and instrumentation challenges in the water and wastewater industry, keeping up to date on the latest issues, technologies, and trends is vital. Otherwise, it's like getting stuck in traffic. Your progress will be slow and your options will be limited. ISA's Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium is keenly focused on the needs of professionals involved with automation, instrumentation, and SCADA in the municipal water and wastewater sectors. As a result, attendees are assured of keeping pace with sector changes, requirements, and other dynamics affecting the essential processing and distribution of water.

PID Loop Tuning & Advanced Process Control Strategy Training
August 6-7, Denver
These HANDS-ON classes cover basic terminology and building blocks of process control as well as fundamentals and advanced process control techniques using our fully automated, award-winning control solutions. ControlSoft uses software to simulate loop tuning.
Please contact Karen Ledasil at 440-443-3900 ext. 103 or sales@controlsoftinc.com

Open Space & Guided Wave Radar Level School 
August 7, La Porte, Texas
This is an introductory course (8 hours) for Open Space and Guided Wave Radar Level for maintenance and engineering personnel. We will dedicate a half day to each technology to give you a basic understanding of these level technologies. The class will be a combination of classroom and hands-on training on either the PTU® (Process Training Unit), a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls, or live instruments in training stands designed to simulate operating conditions.

At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to:

  • Achieve a basic knowledge of these two level technologies and understand the strengths and limitations of each
  • Work with instrumentation specialists to specify the best type of level technology for a variety of applications
  • Set up and commission Endress+Hauser Radar & Guided Wave level instruments
  • Use on-board and pc-based tools within Endress+Hauser instruments to verify the health of the instrument and its signals
  • Diagnose and correct problems associated with radar level systems

The course will specifically cover:

  • Guided Radar
  • High & Low Frequency Radar
  • Endress+Hauser FieldCare Software Tooling
    8 PDH (Professional Development Hours) available upon completion of the entire course.

Register here

Industrial Networking and Security 
August 18-22, Burbank, California
ISA is offering expert-led cybersecurity training to safeguard your industrial automation and control systems. 

You will learn about the latest developments in networking, including practical tips on designing,
implementing, and testing TCP/IP-based networks and how to apply them securely and reliably
in an industrial environment. You will discuss the functions and purposes of the elements used
to create and protect an industrial network, including switches, routers, firewalls, and intrusion
detection/prevention systems. This course will expand your practical knowledge of LAN, WAN, and
Web technologies. This course illustrates what is safe and practical for today’s plant floor, including
Internet technologies such as web servers, TCP/IP, and fiber optics. Special focus will be placed
on the questions of security in the industrial setting drawing on the work of the ISA99 standards
committee and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

You will be able to{

  •  Identify standards for analog dial-up connections and modems
  • Apply TCP/IP protocols, addressing, and troubleshooting
  • Estimate where web technologies can safely be used for process control
  • Identify security technologies such as firewalls, proxy servers, virus scanning, and intrusion protection
  • Perform basic security scanning on your networks and perform “hardening” of your computers 

You will cover: 

  • TCP/IP Networking
  • Secure Architectures
  • Packets and Protocols
  • Building a Plant Floor Web Server
  • Network Security Issues 

Classroom/laboratory exercises: 

  • Use TCP/IP diagnostic tools in Windows-2000/XP 
  • Use network analyzers to troubleshoot
  • Configure a security firewall for the plant floor
  • Perform a basic security scan o

Register here

Open Space & Guided Wave Radar Level School 
August 21, Chalfont, Pennsylvania 
This is an introductory course (8 hours) for Open Space and Guided Wave Radar Level for maintenance and engineering personnel. We will dedicate a half day to each technology to give you a basic understanding of these level technologies. The class will be a combination of classroom and hands-on training on either the PTU® (Process Training Unit), a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls, or live instruments in training stands designed to simulate operating conditions.

At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to:

  • Achieve a basic knowledge of these two level technologies and understand the strengths and limitations of each
  • Work with instrumentation specialists to specify the best type of level technology for a variety of applications
  • Set up and commission Endress+Hauser Radar & Guided Wave level instruments
  • Use on-board and pc-based tools within Endress+Hauser instruments to verify the health of the instrument and its signals
  • Diagnose and correct problems associated with radar level systems

The course will specifically cover:

  • Guided Radar
  • High & Low Frequency Radar
  • Endress+Hauser FieldCare Software Tooling
    8 PDH (Professional Development Hours) available upon completion of the entire course.

Register here

 


 

September 2014

IMTS 2014
September 8-13, Chicago, Ill.
The IMTS 2014 Conference brings the industry together, under one roof and at one time, to discuss new opportunities. Network with a community of your industry peers and explore fresh ideas to enhance your business. Leave with different perspectives on overcoming day-to-day and long-range challenges.

Annual Moscow Refining and Petrochemicals Week
September 8-11, Moscow, Russia
Event includes:

  • 13th Russia & CIS Petrochemicals Technology Conference & Exhibition - RPTC 
  • 14th Russia & CIS Refining Technology Conference & Exhibition - RRTC 

Moscow Refining & Petrochemicals Week is the most popular technology event in Russia and CIS. Traditionally, RPTC and RRTC gather Heads of Refining and Petrochemicals from Major Oil Companies, General Directors of Regional Refineries and Petrochemical Plants, Heads of Technical Departments, Project Directors, Licensors, Technology Solutions & Equipment Providers and many others. Register here

Using the ANSI/ISA-62443 Standards to Secure Your Industrial Control System (IC32)
September 10-11, Chicago 
This ISA course provides a detailed look at how the ANSI/ISA99 standards can be used to protect your critical control systems. It also explores the procedural and technical differences between the security for traditional IT environments and those solutions appropriate for SCADA or plant floor environments. Register here

ISA Automation Engineering Survival Training Series
September 15-19, Houston
Are you new to the automation engineering profession? Do you support a daily plant operation? Do you want to broaden or hone your skills as an automation engineer? ISA Automation Engineering Survival Training (AEST), now with more hands-on labs, focuses on concepts important to automation engineers in the plant environment.

PID Loop Tuning & Advanced Process Control Strategy Training
September 17-18, Cleveland
These HANDS-ON classes cover basic terminology and building blocks of process control as well as fundamentals and advanced process control techniques using our fully automated, award-winning control solutions. ControlSoft uses software to simulate loop tuning.
Please contact Karen Ledasil at 440-443-3900 ext. 103 or sales@controlsoftinc.com

Basic Instrumentation School 
September 16-17, Chalfont, Pennsylvania
This introductory course to instrumentation will start by providing maintenance and engineering personnel with a basic understanding of wiring, signals, instrumentation technologies, applications and installations. Fundamental operation of the common instruments found in today's process industries will be examined from a view applicable to virtually any manufacturer's equipment. Typical troubleshooting procedures for instrumentation will be covered and practiced. The class will be a combination of classroom and hands-on training on either the Process Training Unit (PTU), a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls, or live instruments in training stands designed to simulate operating conditions.

At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to:

  •  Recognize the various type of process instrumentation found in processes of all types of industry 
  • Understand basic Piping & Instrument Drawings (P&ID), how instruments are installed and wired 
  • Properly install and commission common process instruments 
  • Troubleshoot instrumentation loops to determine malfunctioning elements within the loop and determine best how to repair the loop to operating condition

The course will specifically cover:

  • Flow Instrumentation - DP, Magnetic, Vortex, Coriolis 
  • Recording and display instruments 
  • Level Instrumentation - point level and continuous level 
  • Liquid Analysis Instrumentation - pH/ORP, Conductivity, analyzers 
  • Pressure Instrumentation - gauge, absolute, differential, hydrostatic 
  • Temperature sensors and transmitters 
  • Control Valves & final elements

Register here

Basic Instrumentation School
September 23- 24, La Porte, Texas

This introductory course to instrumentation will start by providing maintenance and engineering personnel with a basic understanding of wiring, signals, instrumentation technologies, applications and installations. Fundamental operation of the common instruments found in today's process industries will be examined from a view applicable to virtually any manufacturer's equipment. Typical troubleshooting procedures for instrumentation will be covered and practiced. The class will be a combination of classroom and hands-on training on either the Process Training Unit (PTU), a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls, or live instruments in training stands designed to simulate operating conditions.

At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to:

  •  Recognize the various type of process instrumentation found in processes of all types of industry 
  • Understand basic Piping & Instrument Drawings (P&ID), how instruments are installed and wired 
  • Properly install and commission common process instruments 
  • Troubleshoot instrumentation loops to determine malfunctioning elements within the loop and determine best how to repair the loop to operating condition

The course will specifically cover:

  • Flow Instrumentation - DP, Magnetic, Vortex, Coriolis 
  • Recording and display instruments 
  • Level Instrumentation - point level and continuous level 
  • Liquid Analysis Instrumentation - pH/ORP, Conductivity, analyzers 
  • Pressure Instrumentation - gauge, absolute, differential, hydrostatic 
  • Temperature sensors and transmitters 
  • Control Valves & final elements

Register here

pH & Conductivity Measurement School
September 23, Greenwood, Indiana
This course will start by providing maintenance and engineering personnel with a basic understanding of pH and Conductivity analytical technologies. This basic portion will focus on concepts applicable to virtually any manufacturer's equipment. Following this introduction, we will proceed with in-depth training on pH and conductivity. The class will be a combination of classroom and hands-on training on either the Process Training Unit (PTU®), a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls, or live instruments in training stands designed to simulate operating conditions. At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to: 

  •  Recognize a broad variety of analytical technologies and understand the strengths and limitations of each 
  • Work with instrumentation specialists to specify the best type of analytical technology for a variety of applications 
  • Set up and commission pH and conductivity meters 
  • Use on-board and PC-based tools within Endress+Hauser instruments to verify the health of the instrument and its signals 
  • Diagnose and correct problems with pH and conductivity meters

The course will specifically cover:

  • pH Measurement 
  • Conductivity Measurement

Register here

Liquid Analytical Measurement School
September 24,  Greenwood, Indiana
This introductory course will start by providing maintenance and engineering personnel with a basic understanding of numerous analytical technologies. This basic portion will focus on concepts applicable to virtually any manufacturer's equipment. Following this introduction, we will proceed with in-depth training on pH, conductivity and chlorine monitors. The class will be a combination of classroom and hands-on training on either the Process Training Unit (PTU®), a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls or live instruments in training stands designed to simulate operating conditions. 

At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to:

  • Recognize a broad variety of analytical technologies and understand the strengths and limitations of each
  • Work with instrumentation specialists to specify the best type of analytical technology for a variety of applications
  • Set up and commission analytical instruments from pH to conductivity meters
  • Use on-board and PC-based tools within Endress+Hauser instruments to verify the health of the instrument and its signals
  • Diagnose and correct problems with pH, conductivity and chlorine

The course will specifically cover:

  • pH Measurement 
  • Chlorine Measurement
  • Conductivity Measurement

Register here

F-100 Coriolis Flow Fundamentals
Sept. 29, Greenwood, Indiana
This is a basic fundamental course (4 hours) for Coriolis mass flow technology for maintenance technicians. The class will be primarily classroom presentation, product demonstration, group discussion, and a small amount of hands-on training with working table top units. We will dedicate a half day to Coriolis technology to give a basic understanding of this flow measurement technology. There will be a live installation demonstration on a Process Training Unit (PTU®), which is a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls, designed to simulate real world operating conditions. Product experts will be on hand to field unique application questions to help solve specific problems.

At the conclusion of the course attendees should be able to:

  • Have a basic awareness of the Coriolis measuring principle and understand the strengths and limitations
  • Work with instrumentation specialists to specify the best type of mass flow technology for a variety of installations
  • Set up and commission Endress+Hauser Promass Coriolis flowmeter
  • Use PC-based software tools to setup Endress+Hauser Promass flowmeter and verify the health of the instrument and its signal
  • Diagnose and correct problems associated with Coriolis flow systems

The course will specifically cover:

  • Coriolis mass flowmeters
  • Endress+Hauser FieldCare Software Tooling


L-100 Radar Level Fundamentals
September 29, Greenwood, Indiana
This is a basic fundamental course (4 hours) for Guided Wave Radar Level for maintenance technicians. We will dedicate a half day to Radar technology to give a basic understanding of this level measurement technology. The class will be primarily classroom presentation, product demonstration, group discussion, and a small amount of hands-on training with working table top units. There will be a live installation demonstration on a Process Training Unit (PTU), which is a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls, designed to simulate real world operating conditions. Product experts will be on hand to field unique application questions to help solve specific problems.

At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to:

  • Have a basic awareness of Radar level technology and understand its strengths and limitations 
  • Work with instrumentation specialists to specify the best type of level technology for a variety of installations
  • Set up and commission Endress+Hauser Radar level instruments
  • Use PC-based software tools to setup Endress+Hauser Radar level instruments and verify the health of the instrument and its signals
  • Diagnose and correct problems associated with radar level systems

The course will specifically cover:

  • High & Low Frequency Radar
  • Guided Wave Radar
  • Endress+Hauser FieldCare Software Tooling

2014 Software Global Customer Conference
User Group & Tech Support Symposium
Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, Orlando, Fla.

2014 Schneider Electric Software Global Customer Conference
Sept. 30 - Oct.  2, Orlando, Fla.
Learn more about solving your most complex operational challenges through game-changing products, solutions, and services at this industry thought-leadership event. Network with industry media, analysts, and technology experts. Visit the website for additional information. Register here.


 

October 2014

Open Space & Guided Wave Radar Level School 
October 1,  Greenwood, Indiana
This is an introductory course (8 hours) for Open Space and Guided Wave Radar Level for maintenance and engineering personnel. We will dedicate a half day to each technology to give you a basic understanding of these level technologies. The class will be a combination of classroom and hands-on training on either the PTU® (Process Training Unit), a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls, or live instruments in training stands designed to simulate operating conditions.

At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to:

  • Achieve a basic knowledge of these two level technologies and understand the strengths and limitations of each
  • Work with instrumentation specialists to specify the best type of level technology for a variety of applications
  • Set up and commission Endress+Hauser Radar & Guided Wave level instruments
  • Use on-board and pc-based tools within Endress+Hauser instruments to verify the health of the instrument and its signals
  • Diagnose and correct problems associated with radar level systems

The course will specifically cover:

  • Guided Radar
  • High & Low Frequency Radar
  • Endress+Hauser FieldCare Software Tooling
    8 PDH (Professional Development Hours) available upon completion of the entire course.

Register here.

Pressure & Temperature School
October 2, Greenwood, Indiana
This introductory course will provide maintenance and engineering personnel with a basic understanding of numerous pressure and temperature technologies. This basic portion will focus on concepts applicable to virtually any manufacturer's equipment as well as the skills needed to set up and maintain such equipment. Introductions and lectures on the technologies will be followed with in-depth demonstrations and "hands-on” training exercises. The class will be a combination of classroom and "hands-on training” featuring either the Process Training Unit (PTU®), a full-scale, working process operation with on-line instrumentation and controls, or live instruments in training stands designed to simulate operating conditions. 


At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to:

  • Recognize a broad variety of pressure technologies and understand the strengths and limitations of each
  • Recognize a broad variety of temperature technologies and understand the strengths and limitations of each
  • Work with instrumentation specialists to specify the best type of pressure and temperature technologies for a variety of applications
  • Set-up and commission pressure and temperature devices
  • Use commonly accepted communications tools to set-up and verify the health of the instrument and its signals
  • Diagnose and correct problems with pressure and temperature products

The course will specifically cover:

  • Pressure Transmitters
  • Differential Pressure Transmitters - Flow
  • Differential Pressure Transmitters - Level
  • Diaphragm Seals
  • Temperature Transmitters
  • RTD/Thermocouple sensors
  • Displays & Relays
  • Communication Tools & Methods

Register here. 

2014 Process Control and Safety Symposium
Oct. 6-9, Houston

ISA Automation Engineering Survival Training Series
October 6-10, Carson, California
Are you new to the automation engineering profession? Do you support a daily plant operation? Do you want to broaden or hone your skills as an automation engineer? ISA Automation Engineering Survival Training (AEST), now with more hands-on labs, focuses on concepts important to automation engineers in the plant environment.

L-100 Radar Level Fundamentals
October 7, La Porte, Texas 

This is a basic fundamental course (4 hours) for Guided Wave Radar Level for maintenance technicians. We will dedicate a half day to Radar technology to give a basic understanding of this level measurement technology. The class will be primarily classroom presentation, product demonstration, group discussion, and a small amount of hands-on training with working table top units. There will be a live installation demonstration on a Process Training Unit (PTU), which is a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls, designed to simulate real world operating conditions. Product experts will be on hand to field unique application questions to help solve specific problems.

At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to:

  •  Have a basic awareness of Radar level technology and understand its strengths and limitations 
  • Work with instrumentation specialists to specify the best type of level technology for a variety of installations
  • Set up and commission Endress+Hauser Radar level instruments
  • Use PC-based software tools to setup Endress+Hauser Radar level instruments and verify the health of the instrument and its signals
  • Diagnose and correct problems associated with radar level systems

The course will specifically cover:

  • High & Low Frequency Radar
  • Guided Wave Radar
  • Endress+Hauser FieldCare Software Tooling

Certified PROFIBUS PA Engineer Training
October 28 – October 31

This is a 3.5-day training program with an examination on the last day
Course number C201 (24 PDH hours upon completion of entire course)
The "Certified PROFIBUS PA Engineer" course is a worldwide recognized training program. It is standardized by PROFIBUS International to create a quality platform for PROFIBUS qualified persons who are acknowledged by an official exam. The Standard Certified PROFIBUS PA Engineer course is an intensive hands-on and theoretical 4-day training program. On the last day there will be an exam. The final examination consists of three parts:

  • Multiple choice questions 
  • Segment calculation 
  • Practical work

Certification: Upon successful passing of the final examination (70% of the max. number of points); the participant will receive a certificate and the right to bear the title "Certified PROFIBUS PA Engineer." All successful participants will be listed on the official PROFIBUS homepage.

The advantages of fieldbus products are recognized by most industries and the technology has been adopted in many applications. The use of fieldbus technology asks for a different approach with respect to defining, designing and realizing a PROFIBUS installation. The success of an implementation depends on an integral approach, based on knowledge and experience. Cost savings throughout a plant life cycle from planning, commissioning to maintenance. The training is designed to let the participant gain more knowledge of the PROFIBUS technology with all its features, to be able to select the correct components for application and installations, to be familiar with implementing instruments in a correct way as well as commissioning and troubleshooting.

Target audience:
System programmers, control and instrumentation engineers, engineers who plan in PROFIBUS plants as well as service engineers/installers.

Prerequisites:
Basic computer, electronics and mathematics knowledge.

Course Elements:

Theory I:

PROFIBUS organization structure
From 4 to 20 mA to Fieldbus
PROFIBUS Physical Layer
DP/PA PROFIBUS basics
DP/PA Link, Coupler
Components
Installation
Commissioning
PA segment calculation
System integration
Diagnosis, status

Theory II:

Termination
FISCO
Network components
Device management
GSD, DD, FDT/DTM
PA profiles
Cycle time
Important bus parameters
PROFIBUS protocol

Practical:

Wiring of a DP/PA bus segment
Commissioning with acrylic tool
Cyclic communication, OPC server
Device integration (ABB, Siemens, etc.)
Signal measurement and evaluation with oscilloscope
Current, voltage measurement
Handling with ProfiTrace bus analyzer
Troubleshooting

Tools and systems used during course:

FieldCare (FDT/DTM)
Softing OPC Server/Client
ProfiTrace bus analyzer
Oscilloscope
Different configuration software tools from: Siemens, ABB, SST, etc.
Latest troubleshooting tools

Register here

 


 

November 2014

PID Loop Tuning & Advanced Process Control Strategy Training
November 3-4, Baltimore, MD
These HANDS-ON classes cover basic terminology and building blocks of process control as well as fundamentals and advanced process control techniques using our fully automated, award-winning control solutions. ControlSoft uses software to simulate loop tuning.
Please contact Karen Ledasil at 440-443-3900 ext. 103 or sales@controlsoftinc.com

The International Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring Conference and Exhibition
November 5-6, Telford International Centre, U.K.
WWEM 2014, the 6th in a series of highly successful environmental monitoring events, will provide delegates with the latest information on the techniques, technologies, methods, standards and regulatory requirements that relate to the monitoring which takes place both on-site and in the laboratory, covering sampling, field analysis, gas detection and continuous water and wastewater monitoring applications.

The first day of the conference will include presentations by senior individuals from the Environment Agency, CSA-Sira, WRc and Siris Environmental, addressing key environmental monitoring issues such as Operator Monitoring Assessment (OMA), CEN standards for water quality and flow monitoring equipment, MCERTS, independent instrument approval, and examples will be given of ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’ of flow monitoring.

Addressing a laboratory analysis theme, the second conference day has been organized by British Measurement and Testing Association. The speakers represent the national accreditation body, UKAS, large water companies and commercial laboratory-based organisations, presentations addressing issues such as proficiency testing, the UKAS document TPS 47, the lowering of detection limits, good sampling protocols, mobile data capture and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). Intriguingly, Professor Clive Thompson from ALcontrol will deliver a presentation entitled: ‘Sampling and analysis in relation to Priority Substances Directive 2012/39/EU’ for which he says he will provide "a devil’s advocate response.”

In addition to the main conferences, delegates will also be provided with access to over 80 Workshops, a Flow Demonstration area, Forums on Flow and SMART Water, and an exhibition featuring over 130 stands representing more than 250 of the world’s leading providers of test and monitoring equipment and related services.

CPD points will be awarded to Conference delegates and the cost to attend will be £55 per day. However, registration for the event is free of charge and pre-registered visitors are provided with free access to the exhibition and to the workshops, in addition to free on-site parking, and complimentary lunch and refreshments.

Open Space & Guided Wave Radar Level School 
November 6,  La Porte, Texas
This is an introductory course (8 hours) for Open Space and Guided Wave Radar Level for maintenance and engineering personnel. We will dedicate a half day to each technology to give you a basic understanding of these level technologies. The class will be a combination of classroom and hands-on training on either the PTU® (Process Training Unit), a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls, or live instruments in training stands designed to simulate operating conditions.

At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to:

  • Achieve a basic knowledge of these two level technologies and understand the strengths and limitations of each
  • Work with instrumentation specialists to specify the best type of level technology for a variety of applications
  • Set up and commission Endress+Hauser Radar & Guided Wave level instruments
  • Use on-board and pc-based tools within Endress+Hauser instruments to verify the health of the instrument and its signals
  • Diagnose and correct problems associated with radar level systems

The course will specifically cover:

  • Guided Radar
  • High & Low Frequency Radar
  • Endress+Hauser FieldCare Software Tooling
    8 PDH (Professional Development Hours) available upon completion of the entire course.

Register here

2014 ISA Process Control and Safety
November 13, Houston
Workshops, tutorials, exhibition, keynote speakers, paper presentations, and exhibits include input from ISA's Chemical & Petroleum Industries Division, Communications Division, Education Division, and Pulp and Paper Division. For automation professionals in the instrumentation, communications, control system, and safety fields, there's a new road to take in expanding your knowledge and capabilities, and it leads directly to the 2014 ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium.

Uruguay Oil & Gas Summit
November 17-18, Montevideo, Uruguay
Held under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines of Uruguay, this summit will be a unique networking platform to be held at a 5 star venue, that will bring together existing and future operators in the oil and gas industry in Uruguay and Latin America, whereby issues concerning exploration and production will be discussed. Speakers will address a range of issues including the upcoming Ronda Uruguay bidding terms; the geological and geophysical potential of the country’s basins; an update on the regulatory framework; seismic data acquired so far; downstream opportunities and incentives and analysis of the onshore potential, among other topics. This unique event will offer an elite networking platform where delegates from international oil companies, the state oil company ANCAP, which is also officially supporting the initiative, and the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines, will all gather to discuss changes in the legislation and exclusive details on the upcoming bidding round.

More information about the high-level summit can be found on the website: www.uruguaysummit.com.

A New Century of CPI Innovation
November 17-19, New York City 
Commemorating the first chem show in 2015, this year's event is expected to attract more than 5,000 chemical processing industry (CPI) professionals, providing them with information they can use to discover the latest innovations and solutions. For more information, email info@chemshow.com or call 203-221-9232.

Automation Fair 2014
November 19-20, Anaheim, Calif.
Attend Automation Fair - a great opportunity to explore smart, safe, sustainable manufacturing solutions geared toward improving your business profitability.

  • DISCOVER how to improve productivity and efficiency throughout the life cycle of your automation investments.
  • LEARN how flexible, scalable automation solutions can lower costs and improve overall performance.
  • EXPERIENCE how sustainable production practices can increase your competitiveness and help you better manage energy and materials costs.

Register here.

Open Space & Guided Wave Radar Level School 
November 21,  Chalfont, Pennsylvania 
This is an introductory course (8 hours) for Open Space and Guided Wave Radar Level for maintenance and engineering personnel. We will dedicate a half day to each technology to give you a basic understanding of these level technologies. The class will be a combination of classroom and hands-on training on either the PTU® (Process Training Unit), a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls, or live instruments in training stands designed to simulate operating conditions.

At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to:

  • Achieve a basic knowledge of these two level technologies and understand the strengths and limitations of each
  • Work with instrumentation specialists to specify the best type of level technology for a variety of applications
  • Set up and commission Endress+Hauser Radar & Guided Wave level instruments
  • Use on-board and pc-based tools within Endress+Hauser instruments to verify the health of the instrument and its signals
  • Diagnose and correct problems associated with radar level systems

The course will specifically cover:

  • Guided Radar
  • High & Low Frequency Radar
  • Endress+Hauser FieldCare Software Tooling
    8 PDH (Professional Development Hours) available upon completion of the entire course.

Register here.  

 


 

December 2014

Basic Instrumentation School
December 9-10, Greenwood, Indiana

This introductory course to instrumentation will start by providing maintenance and engineering personnel with a basic understanding of wiring, signals, instrumentation technologies, applications and installations. Fundamental operation of the common instruments found in today's process industries will be examined from a view applicable to virtually any manufacturer's equipment. Typical troubleshooting procedures for instrumentation will be covered and practiced. The class will be a combination of classroom and hands-on training on either the Process Training Unit (PTU), a full-scale, working process skid with on-line instrumentation and controls, or live instruments in training stands designed to simulate operating conditions.

At the conclusion of the course, attendees should be able to:

  •  Recognize the various type of process instrumentation found in processes of all types of industry 
  • Understand basic Piping & Instrument Drawings (P&ID), how instruments are installed and wired 
  • Properly install and commission common process instruments 
  • Troubleshoot instrumentation loops to determine malfunctioning elements within the loop and determine best how to repair the loop to operating condition

The course will specifically cover:

  • Flow Instrumentation - DP, Magnetic, Vortex, Coriolis 
  • Recording and display instruments 
  • Level Instrumentation - point level and continuous level 
  • Liquid Analysis Instrumentation - pH/ORP, Conductivity, analyzers 
  • Pressure Instrumentation - gauge, absolute, differential, hydrostatic 
  • Temperature sensors and transmitters 
  • Control Valves & final elements

Register here