Automation Week: Safety/Environmental Performance Track

Safety and environmental integrity have always been critically important aspects of industrial operations. In recent years with increased regulatory and business pressures, the importance of effectively controlling safety and environmental concerns is much higher. Safety and environmental limits can impose tight constraints in the profitability of industrial operations.

This track covers approaches and technologies that ensure safe, environmentally sound operations as well as how holistic measurement and control of safety, the environment, and profitability can lead to new levels of operational and business performance.

Automation Week: Security Technology Track

Automation Week: Security Technology Track

The security of our infrastructure, facilities, and manufacturing plants is of high concern 24/7, and we all agree it is prudent to be informed and stay vigilant against external as well as internal threats. Step into the Security Technology Track and learn more about ISA99, the Industrial Automation and Controls Security Standard, where it is going, and how to implement this standard in real world applications. Learn how security technologies are implemented in new building management systems, and take an investigative look into control systems forensics. Security is everybody’s business, and everybody’s responsibility. I’m excited to bring you this track, rife with knowledgeable and renowned speakers to help you stay safe, and stay secure.

Automation Week: Wireless Technology Track

  New wireless technologies connect the dots Register now Track Chair: Brad Carlberg Control System Engineer, BSC Engineering       By attending the Wireless Track, attendees can learn how companies are implementing wireless across their plants and...

ISA Mentor Program: A Guide to Success

Last year, at ISA Automation Week in Mobile, Alabama, automation and controls expert Greg McMillan successfully launched the ISA Mentor Program and shared his knowledge with ten protégés. Each of the program participants will present a paper and/or participate in an...

Automation Week: Asset Performance Track

  Maximize asset performance for increased profitability Register now Track Chair: John S. Mitchell Author, Physical Asset Management Handbook   Industrial operations perform as their assets perform. Industrial assets have been typically maintained by...

Automatic logic control of well water

This guest post is authored by Greg McMillan. One of the objectives of the ISA Mentor program is to increase the number of papers and presentations by users to share plant expertise and best practices to advance the automation profession. Each of the program...

Control valve versus variable speed drive for flow control

This guest post is authored by Greg McMillan. One of the objectives of the ISA Mentor program is to increase the number of papers and presentations by users to share plant expertise and best practices to advance the automation profession. Each of the program...

ISA Automation Week 2012 Program Chair QA

This is an excerpt from an April question-and-answer with Peter Martin. This year’s ISA Automation Week will be held in Orlando, Fla., on 24–27 September at the Orange County Convention Center. It will offer a world-class, unbiased technical program built around...

Brains vs Brawn: Towards a Comprehensive Asset Management

Check out what’s going on in the Power Industry. 54th ISA POWID Symposium presenter talk about the latest technologies covered at the ISA POWID Symposium in Charlotte, North Carolina in June 2011. ABSTRACT From the boots on the ground at the plant to the...

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