ISA TechTour, the traveling technical training program, comes to Las Vegas, Nev. in November. TechTour brings ISA’s expert trainers and premier instructional resources to your doorstep to help you strengthen your career skills and expand your job prospects.  Training and education programs for the month also will cover topics such as safety instrumented systems, Learn to Lead and Earncybersecurity, system programming languages, safety integrity level (SIL) selection, introductory classes to automation and control and a web seminar covering proposed revisions to IEC 61511, the technical standard for safety instrumented systems.

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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 (IEC 61511) standard. The four-day course will be held twice in November, first on 2 November in Nashville, Tenn. and then on 19 November at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

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 4.5-day course starts 4 November at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

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 in King of Prussia, Penn. starting 4 November.

Using the ANSI/ISA99 (IEC 62443) Standards to Secure Your Industrial Control System (IC32)
The move to using open standards such as Ethernet, TCP/IP, and Web technologies in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and process control networks has begun to expose these systems to the same cyberattacks that have wreaked so much havoc on corporate information systems. This course provides a detailed look at how the ANSI/ISA99 standards can be used to protect 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. The two-day course starts 4 November in Nashville, Tenn.

Introduction to Boiler Control – Web Seminar (ES15W)
When working with balance draft boilers, regardless of the basic process control system or fuel being burned, you must control six basic functions – furnace draft, drum level, feed water, fuel, air, and steam temperature. This seminar will teach you what must be controlled and how the control systems operate.  The online webinar will be held 6 November.

Advanced System Programming Languages (IEC 6-1131-3) Utilized By PLC/PAC Systems (TC36P)
Today’s PLC/PAC systems are powerful computers that can be programmed in five different languages, and these various languages can co-exist on the same operating platform. All five languages conform to the IEC 6-1131-3 specification. This course was developed for those responsible for selecting the proper language or languages for an application. The five-day course starts on 11 November in Columbia, Ill.

Installing, Calibrating, and Maintaining Electronic Instruments (TI25)
This popular course offers a combination of practical information and hands-on experience, covering proper installation, calibration, and maintenance of electronic instruments. You will examine characteristics of electronic control systems; techniques for installing electronic instruments; and procedures for configuring and calibrating transmitters, transducers, and controllers. Approximately 40 percent of your time in this course is spent working with equipment. The 4.5-day class starts 11 November in Burbank, Calif.

Introduction to Industrial Automation and Control (FG07)
This course combines lecture and hands-on labs to provide an overview of industrial measurement and control. Technicians, engineers, and managers are provided with a foundation for communication with other control system professionals. The class serves as a solid fundamental course for introduction to other ISA courses. The 4.5-day class, which is part of ISA’s Las Vegas, Nev. TechTour, will be held in two locations starting 11 November in Houston, Tex. and 18 November in Las Vegas.

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 four-day course will be held twice in November. Classes start 11 November in Wilmington, Calif. and at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

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 12 November at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Is A Burner Management System (BMS) A Safety Instrumented System (SIS)? – Web Seminar (ES16PW1)
This seminar presents and discusses the direction in which the industry is heading with respect to the classification of a BMS as a SIS. The course will provide an overview of the current codes/standards related to burner management systems and how they relate to SIS standards. This class also presents arguments as to why a BMS could be considered a SIS. The online webinar will be held 13 November.

Advanced Operation of Digital (Smart) Transmitters and Digital Valve Controllers (TS16)
This lab-intensive course focuses on the configuration fundamentals, the calibration process, the measurements of multiple variables, and the utilization of computer-based configuration tools for both digital transmitters and digital valve controllers. This course offers hands-on, working knowledge of smart field devices with an emphasis on measurement accuracy, advanced information gathering, decreased maintenance time, ease-of-configuration and calibration, and diagnostic capabilities. The 4.5-day class is part of ISA’s Las Vegas, Nev. TechTour program and starts 18 November.

Process Safety Fundamentals (EC50CT)
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. The one-day class will be held 18 November at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Is a Fire & Gas System a Safety Instrumented System? − Web Seminar (ES16PW2)
This online seminar explores the current marketplace trends on fire and gas detection systems and their relationship to safety instrumented systems (SIS). It will be held 20 November.

Introduction to Boiler Control Systems (ES15C)
This seminar will give process control system engineers, managers, project engineers, operators, and technicians in boiler houses and power plants a basic understanding of boiler operation and control. The one-day class will be held in two locations in Canada.  The ISA Calgary Section is sponsoring the class on 19 November. The ISA Edmonton Section is sponsoring the class on 21 November.

Advanced Safety Integrity Level Selection (EC52)
This 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 two-day course starts on 19 November in Burbank, Calif.

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 start 21 November in Burbank, Calif.

Introduction to the 61511 Changes – Web Seminar (ES16PW2)
IEC 61511, the technical standard for safety instrumented systems (SIS) for the process industry sector, is currently undergoing a revision cycle. This webinar will provide an overview of proposed modifications to IEC 61511 with an emphasis on those modifications that could have an impact on the specification, design and/or operation of SIS. The online class will be held 27 November.

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