Educational classes, online courses and exam preparation for May cover a wide range of topics including control systems documentation, advanced system programming languages, cybersecurity and flow measurement engineering. Special training in the field of leak detection and repair (LDAR) will be held in conjunction with the 14th ISA LDAR-Fugitive Emissions Symposium from 19-21 May in New Orleans, La.Knowledge is the key to success

Onsite Training

In addition to taking ISA classroom training at ISA headquarters, regional locations and industry events, you can also receive customized ISA training at your facility through ISA Onsite Training.  This option can bring any ISA course or combination of courses – along with ISA’s world-class instructors, training materials and portable laboratories – directly to you.  Simply pick the time and place.  Contact ISA at +1 919-549-8411 or info@isa.org.

Note: If a class date is not showing in the course offerings page or registration appears closed, contact ISA at info@isa.org or call customer service at +1 919-549-8411 to get a registration update or waiting list status.

Featured Programs

Instrument Calibration and Documentation for FDA-Regulated Industries (TI24)
Do you want an untrained technician working on equipment that directly affects the quality and integrity of the product being manufactured at your facility? This course offers a combination of practical information and hands-on experience, covering fundamental principles of electronic process control instrumentation used in pharmaceutical and other life science industries. Proper calibration will be covered in hands-on lab exercises using common electronic instrumentation including analyzers. You will examine characteristics of electronic control systems and procedures for configuring transmitters, transducers, and controllers. A good portion of time is spent working hands-on with typical industry equipment. The 4.5-day class starts 5 May in King of Prussia, Penn.

Two highly informative one-day training courses will be offered in conjunction with the 14th ISA LDAR-Fugitive Emissions Symposium:

Fundamental Skills Training

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 starts 19 May at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Developing and Applying Standard Instrumentation and Control Documentation (FG15)
This course will present the methodology for designing and developing control systems documentation. The development of piping and instrument diagrams (P&IDs) and related ISA drawings are emphasized. This course covers both the development and the reading/interpreting of these documents, making it beneficial to engineers, designers, software programmers, system integrators, and technicians. The two-day class starts 29 May in King of Prussia, Penn.

Technical Skills Training − Instrumentation Maintenance

Instrument Calibration and Documentation for FDA-Regulated Industries (TI24)
Do you want an untrained technician working on equipment that directly affects the quality and integrity of the product being manufactured at your facility? This course offers a combination of practical information and hands-on experience, covering fundamental principles of electronic process control instrumentation used in pharmaceutical and other life science industries. Proper calibration will be covered in hands-on lab exercises using common electronic instrumentation including analyzers. You will examine characteristics of electronic control systems and procedures for configuring transmitters, transducers, and controllers. A good portion of time is spent working hands-on with typical industry equipment. The 4.5-day class starts 5 May in King of Prussia, Penn.

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 starts 19 May at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Technical Skills Training – Communications

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 12 May in Houston, Tex.

Industrial Data Communications Systems (TS06)
Starting from the basics, this course gives you the tools to design and maintain industrial communications systems on your plant floor. You’ll learn the underlying principles behind today’s industrial communications systems, including Modbus, Data Highway Plus, Ethernet, and TCP/IP. Real-life examples and case histories provide insight into the facts behind control networks and how to apply and maintain them effectively in your plant. The five-day class starts 19 May in Burbank, Calif.

Technical Skills Training – Control Systems

Designing and Applying Model Based Control Strategies (EC60)
This course will cover designing and applying Model Based Control (MBC) strategies, including the basic structure of all MBCs, the basic technology of Model Predictive Control (MPC), and how to successfully build and monitor controllers. The three-day class starts 28 May at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Automation and Control Training – Cybersecurity

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 19 May in King of Prussia, Penn.

Automation and Control Training – Measurement and Control

Industrial Pressure, Level, and Density Measurement Engineering (EI05)
This two-day course presents the principles and applications of modern pressure, level and density measurement systems. Emphasis is placed on instrument design technologies; system performance and design; and specification, selection, installation and maintenance requirements. The class will be held starting 19 May in Columbia, Ill.

Industrial Flow Measurement Engineering (EI10)
This three-day course presents the principles and applications of modern flow measurement systems. Emphasis is on flowmeter accuracy, performance, system design, sizing, specification, installation and maintenance requirements. The class starts 21 May in Columbia, Ill.

Automation and Control Training – Safety

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 12 May in Burbank, Calif.

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 class starts 13 May in Burbank, Calif.

Certification and Licensure Preparation

ExamPrepChecklist_80x80Certified 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 starts 5 May in Burbank, Calif.

ISA Training at Industry Events

Audit-Proofing Your LDAR Program (SP09PC)
This course will review LDAR compliance obligations under state, federal, and Consent Decree LDAR requirements. Attendees will learn advanced compliance strategies and best management practices compiled from over 100 industry facilities. Frequently asked questions on LDAR compliance issues from calibration to delays of repair will be addressed. The course also includes a review of common and uncommon LDAR audit findings and compliance “blind spots” to be addressed. The one-day training course will be held 19 May in New Orleans, La. in conjunction with the 14th ISA LDAR-Fugitive Emissions Symposium.

Implementation and Maintenance of LDAR Programs for Oil and Gas Sites (SP12PC)
The regulatory world for upstream and midstream oil and natural gas operations is rapidly changing. Many of these sites are now receiving more scrutiny from regulatory agencies, particularly for their leak detection and repair (LDAR) programs. This seminar is designed for the LDAR coordinator or individual responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the LDAR program at an upstream and/or midstream oil and natural gas site. The focus will be on definition of fundamental regulations, practical implementation strategies and quality assurance/control programs, in order to appropriately comply with federal/state regulations. The one-day training course will be held 22 May in New Orleans, La. in conjunction with the 14th ISA LDAR-Fugitive Emissions Symposium.

Online, Instructor-Assisted Courses

ISA’s CyberU online instructor-led training courses offer the benefits of high-quality ISA training courses with the added advantage of studying at your own pace in the office, at home or while traveling.  Courses use online training modules, additional text materials, online evaluations, and email discussions. Students have access via email to an instructor and have an opportunity to participate in live Q&A sessions with the instructor and other class participants.

OnlineCourse_80x80Control Systems Engineer (CSE) PE Exam Review Course (EN00E)
This online course reviews the knowledge and skills areas that are included on the Control Systems Engineer (CSE) Professional Engineer (PE) examination produced by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) and administered by U.S. state professional license boards each October. The intent of the class is to prepare an engineer with four or more years of experience to take the exam by providing instruction in the broad range of technical areas that will be tested. The content is based on the CSE Exam Specification that went into effect in October 2011. The 12-week course starts 5 May.

OnlineCourse_80x80Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) Level I Review Course (TS00E)
This course 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 ISA Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) Level I exam. Practice certification-type exams and an explanation of the examination process are provided. The 10-week Web class starts 12 May.


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Safety Instrumented Systems − Design, Analysis and Justification (EC50E)
ISA’s CyberU online instructor-led training course offers the benefit of a high-quality ISA training course with the added advantage of studying at your own pace in the office, at home or while traveling. This course utilizes online training modules, additional text materials, online evaluations, and email discussions. Students will have access via email to an instructor and have an opportunity to participate in live Q&A sessions with the instructor and other class participants. The 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 requirements. The eight-week course starts 31 March.

Note: This course is required for the ISA84 SIS Fundamentals Specialist Certificate Program. Click this link for details.

Version en LineaSistemas Instrumentados de Seguridad − Diseño, análisis y justificación (EC50ESP)
Los cursos de entrenamiento en línea o cursos cibernéticos (“ISA’s CyberU online instructor-led”) ofrecen todos los beneficios de alta calidad de cualquier curso de entrenamiento ISA con la ventaja de que Ud. puede tomarlos a su propio ritmo y a su conveniencia, bien en el trabajo como en la oficina o incluso mientras está viajando. Este sistema utiliza módulos de entrenamiento en línea, libros de texto adicionales, evaluaciones en línea y discusiones por correo electrónico. Los estudiantes tendrán acceso al instructor vía correo electrónico, además de la oportunidad de participar en sesiones de preguntas y respuestas en vivo, tanto con el instructor como con otros compañeros de clase.   El curso se enfoca en las especificaciones de diseño, el análisis y la justificación de sistemas instrumentados de seguridad para aplicaciones en la industria de procesos continuos. Los estudiantes aprenderán como determinar los niveles integrales de seguridad funcional (O SIL por sus siglas en Ingles) y determinar si dichos niveles de rendimiento son alcanzados, tanto en sistemas existentes como en sistemas propuestos. La clase de ocho semanas comienza 26 de Mayo.

Este curso es requerido para obtener el certificado como “Especialista en Fundamentos ISA84” (ISA84 SIS Fundamentals Specialist Certificate Program)

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