ISA Training and Education in April: Learn, Advance, Succeed

The April schedule for training and education classes covers a variety of topics, including process safety, safety instrumented systems, SIL verification, boiler control systems and technical writing for engineers.  ISA is recognized worldwide as a leader in non-biased, vendor-neutral education and training programs for automation professionals. Courses are offered at all levels, from experienced engineers and practicing technicians to newcomers to the industry.Adult Ed - Study Partners

Certified Automation Professional® (CAP®) Exam Review Course (EC00)
This three-day course reviews the knowledge and skills areas included on the CAP examination. The intent is to prepare an automation professional who meets the exam criteria to take the exam. The content is based on the job analysis domains, tasks, knowledge areas and skill areas developed as the basis for the CAP certification exam. The course starts on April 9 at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Ethernet and TCP/IP on the Plant Floor (FG21C)
Ethernet is fast becoming the new standard for industrial control networking worldwide. Using process control concepts, this seminar explains both Ethernet and TCP/IP as they apply to the plant floor. Included are topics such as the various types of copper and fiber-based Ethernet, how to design Ethernet cabling systems and principles of network security. The one-day class will be held April 9 in New Haven, C0nn.

Fire and Gas System Engineering – Performance-Based Methods for Process Facilities (EC56P)
Fire and gas detection and suppression system design techniques that are currently in use are often considered to be unsatisfactory due to their nature of being rule of thumb and experience-oriented without any real ability to quantify risk. This has resulted in systems that are either over-designed or under-designed. Only after the ISA TR 84.00.07 was a comprehensive framework for performance-based fire and gas design established. This three-day course describes the techniques recommended in the technical report, along with hands-on use of the techniques and associated software tools. It will be held in Columbus, Ohio on April 9.

Process Safety Fundamentals (EC50T)
This one-day course is a quick reference for technicians and operators to understanding the principles governing the use of safety instrumented systems (SIS). Students will learn basic definitions and concepts, the different types of standards, and the role of personnel in the safety life cycle of such systems. It also serves as an introductory preparation for the more comprehensive ISA EC50 multi-day course covering design, analysis and justification of SIS and its related certificate programs. It is scheduled for April 15 in Newark, Del.

Practical Financial Fundamentals and Project Investment Decision-Making for Engineers and Technicians
This two-day course, offered in conjunction with IDC Technologies, will help you learn about the financial workings of your company, read and understand financial statements and drill down on economic evaluation techniques in project proposals.  The course start date is April 15 in Raleigh, N.C.

Boiler Control Systems Engineering (ES15)
This three-day course covers boiler components and their purpose. Additionally, the course explains the ISA symbols used in boiler control, how to identify the engineering and control of boilers using theses symbols, and a method of presenting the engineering. The class will start on April 15 at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Safety Instrumented Systems — Design, Analysis and Justification (EC50)
This course focuses on the engineering requirements for the specification, design, analysis and justification of safety instrumented systems for the process industries. Students will learn how to determine safety integrity levels and evaluate whether proposed or existing systems meet the performance and documentation requirements defined in the ISA 84 (IEC61511) standard. The four-day course will start on April 16 in Newark, Del.

Advanced Safety Integrity Level Selection (EC52)
This two-day course focuses on further hands-on examples of safety integrity level (SIL) selection using a variety of different techniques. Students will be better able to save their companies time and money through the optimization of system performance requirements.This course is a follow-on to EC50 (Safety Instrumented Systems—Design, Analysis, and Justification). The course is required for the ISA84 Safety Instrumented Systems Certificate Program 2. You can register for the course only or for the certificate program which includes course and exam. The course starts on April 16 at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Practical Project Management for Engineers and Technicians
This one-day class teaches you how to plan to meet deadlines and complete projects within budget and on time, manage resources effectively and develop personal skills needed for effective project management. The class, co-sponsored by IDC Technologies, will be held in Raleigh, N.C. on April 17.

Burner Management Systems Engineering Using NFPA Code 85 and ANSI/ISA77 Standards (ES16)
This two-day course covers the safe start-up, monitoring and shut-down of multiple burner boiler furnaces. It also discusses causes of furnace explosions and the relationship between burner management systems and boiler control systems. Prior attendance at ISA ES15: Boiler Control Systems Engineering Course or an understanding of boilers and boiler control is assumed. The class starts April 18 at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Advanced Design and SIL Verification (EC54)
This two-day course focuses on more detailed design issues and further hands-on examples of system analysis/modeling. Students will be better able to perform system design and analysis thus saving their companies time and money in optimizing system designs. This course will enable you to analyze any system technology and configuration to see if it will meet the required SIL (safety integrity level) and determine if existing systems are safe enough, if they need to be upgraded, and whether proposed systems will meet the performance requirements. The class will be held at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C. starting April 18.

Practical Specification and Technical Writing for Engineers and Technical People
In this two-day course co-sponsored by IDC Technologies you will learn how to design and write accurate and comprehensive technical specifications, and improve project management and performance by developing realistic specifications. The class teaches how to collect, organize and evaluate information and transfer technical content into powerful graphs, flowcharts and tables as well as create captivating oral presentations. The course will be held in Raleigh, N.C. starting April 18.

Using the ANSI/ISA99 Standard to Secure Your Control System (IC32)
This 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. This two-day course will be held starting April 22 in Columbia, Ill.

Advanced Industrial Cybersecurity (TS13)
This advanced course will expand your practical knowledge of cybersecurity technologies as applied to an industrial setting. The course will familiarize you with the latest developments in cybersecurity, including practical guides to design, implementation and testing industrial networks and applications to ensure their security and reliability in an industrial production environment. The course will discuss the functions and purposes of the elements used to create and protect an industrial network. The course will be held April 22-26 in Burbank, Calif.

ISA Technician Training Boot Camp (TTBC)
This five-day training program combines a unique technical training course—minimum lecture and maximum hands-on experience—with bonus features, including a plant tour, technical library and social events, to enhance the learning experience and to maximize knowledge gained. More than 75 percent of your time will be spent on equipment labs. This week of intensive training will cover a broad range of technical topics needed to get the job done right. Starting with basic instrumentation fundamentals and ending with the advanced and ultimate in smart technology, this comprehensive program will serve as a vital building block to your professional development and skills enhancement efforts. It will be held at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C. starting April 22.

Sizing, Selecting and Applying Process Control Valves (EI30)
You will gain a practical understanding of control valves, actuators and positioner designs and their applications. This course also provides methods that can be used to identify specific valve problems and to arrive at acceptable solutions within engineering tolerance. The three-day class will be held starting April 24 in Columbia, Ill.

ISA TechTour — Bringing ISA’s expert trainers and premier instructional resources to a city near you
ISA’s TechTour in April comes to Pasadena, Tex. ISA’s newest mobile training initiative brings world-class, in-depth technical training to locations throughout the U.S. If you are looking to strengthen your career skills and prospects, ISA wants to get you on the fast track during ISA TechTour. The April 29-May 3 “tour stop” delivers courses on  Tuning and Troubleshooting Control Systems (TC15) and Installing, Calibrating and Maintaining Electronic Instruments (TI25).

Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) Level I Review Course (TS00)
This is a fast-paced review of the knowledge and practical skills necessary to install and maintain standard measurement and control instrumentation. It is intended for practicing technicians preparing for the CCST Level I  exam. An explanation of the examination process and practice certification-type exams are provided. The course will be held April 30-May 2 at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

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