ISA Hamilton Section
April 2014 - Updates & News

April - Spring Weather, Finally !!In This Issue:

1 - Our Membership Meeting - April 29th
2 - ISA Hamilton - Golf Tournament - May 23rd
3 - Save The Date - Events for our 2013/014 Season
4 - Social Media Links
5 - Unsubscribe Information


Membership Meeting
Date: Tuesday - April 29, 2014
Time:   6:00 PM - Dinner & Networking
6:30 PM - Guest Speaker & Presentation
RSVP:   Space is very limited, so please RSVP by or before Friday - April 25th to allow us sufficient time to organize the details and logistics.
To confirm your attendance,  please
send an e-mail message to our Program Chairman (Michael Bovenkamp) at
Venue:   Endress + Hauser (Burlington) - Main Board Room
  1075 Sutton Drive
  Burlington, Ontario
  L7L 5Z8
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ISA Standards


The ISA has a wealth of knowledge to offer the process industries in the form of ISA standards. These standards written using a committee-based and cross-industry approach can equally applied to a wide range of industries including oil/gas, chemical, pulp/paper, mining, power, pharmaceutical and municipal water/wastewater, as well as batch and discrete manufacturing. Included in the ISA standards portfolio are technical reports, recommend practice documents, and the standards documents themselves. This presentation will provide an overview of some of the ISA standards are frequently used in process industries. In total the ISA has over 180 standards, recommended practices and technical reports, not including those that have been adopted as ANSI and IEC standards. The talk will begin with a synopsis of the 20 most commonly used standards, and discuss common applications were they can help the process plant designer, operator, maintenance manager and facility owner. In addition to the commonly used standards, some of the more specialized standards will also be covered in terms of the special situations that they relate to. The presentation will conclude with a short discussion of how the various ISA standards relate to each other. A handout will be provided to all attendees listing the major ISA standards, what they contain, and how they can be used for various automation applications.


Graham Nasby, P.Eng., PMP
Graham NasbyGraham is a senior I&C Engineer with Eramosa Engineering Inc., and is based out of their Guelph, Ontario office. He is a subject matter expert in alarm management and works extensively in the municipal water/wastewater sector. Nasby is a voting member of the ISA18 "Alarm Management" standards committee, co-chair of the ISA18-WG7 working group on packaged system alarming, and contributing member of the ISA101 "Human Machine Interfaces (HMI)" committee, as well as being active in the Canadian TC65A IEC committee under the auspices of the Standards Council of Canada. Nasby received his B.Sc.(Eng) in Systems Engineering from the University of Guelph in 2004 and has a certificate in Project Management from the University of Waterloo. In 2011, he was awarded the ISA's Keith Otto prize for "best article of the year" for his "SCADA Standardization" article in the May/June 2011 issue of InTech. In 2011, Nasby was featured in Control Engineering Magazine in their special issue "Leaders Under 40, Class of 2011". Earlier this year, he was awarded the ISA's society-level 2013 Technical Division Leader of the Year award for his work in ISA standards, the ISA water/wastewater technical symposium, and in local ISA section activities.


ISA Hamilton - Golf Tournament

The 2014 ISA Hamilton Golf Tournament will be taking place on Friday, May 23, 2014.
  - Tee-off is at 12:00 noon.

ISA Hamilton - Golf Tournament 2014Our golf tournament will be taking place at Chippeawa Creek Golf Club, which is about a 15 minute drive from Hamilton (via Hwy 6 south or Upper James Street). The tournament is played in foursomes with "best ball" in the Scramble Format, plus a few interesting house rules for fun.

Chippewa Creek Golf Club
3696 Chippewa Road
Mount Hope, Ontario

Costs are:

  • $595 per foursome, and includes 18 holes of golf, power cart, steak dinner, and prizes for 4 people, plus free company advertising package

  • $195 company advertising package only (hole sponsorship, ad with link on ISA Hamilton website for following year)

  • $130 single golfer rate

Registration is open from January to May.
For more details and additional information on how to register, visit our Golf Tournament web page...


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