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ISA Hamilton Section
September 2009 - Update & Meeting Reminder

September - Our New Season BeginsIn This Issue:
1 - Our Upcoming Meeting - September 22
2 - Standards & Practices Update
3 - Your Subscription & Privacy


CB AutomationThis issue of  ISA Hamilton Section e-News is sponsored by CB Automation Inc.  For more information on how you can support the ISA Hamilton Section and promote your company to 800+  local  automation professionals....  Contact Ashok Saha at marketing@isahamilton.com.


Our Upcoming Meeting

Date: Tuesday - September 22nd, 2009
Time: 6:00 PM  -  Networking and Dinner
7:00 PM  -  Meeting & Presentation
RSVP: ISA Hamilton Section cordially invites you to participate in a unique opportunity to network with Industry Experts and your Automation Peers. In addition to an interesting and informative presentation, a luncheon/meal will be provided.  (Don't forget to advise us of any dietary restrictions you might have)  Please RSVP by Monday (preceding the meeting) to allow us sufficient time to organize the meal and any dietary restrictions.
To confirm your attendance....
(1) Send an e-mail message to our Program Chairman (Ashok Saha) at program@isahamilton.com
(2) Send us a telefax at 905.332.4127
(3) Submit the Meeting Attendance Confirmation form which you access by clicking on this link: http://www.isahamilton.com/form/meetings.html 
Venue: Endress+ Hauser Canada Ltd.
1075 Sutton Drive, Burlington, ON

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Subject: —  International Project Work  —
The Challenges and Rewards of Working in the Middle East
  International Project WorkThough many local engineering firms are involved in international projects, relatively few engineers get involved on projects by working at site. This presentation shares some of the professional and cultural experiences of working for a major engineering firm in the Middle East on major projects, as well as providing some insight in the challenges of striking a balance between adapting to local customs and maintaining Canadian engineering ethics.
Speaker: Robert Plaschka   -   President   -   RHP Technical Services
  RHP Technical ServicesRobert Plaschka, P.Eng. is an electrical engineer and owner of RHP Technical Services Inc., a small local engineering firm that provides control system and automation solutions to industry. Currently, the company provides automation consulting to the automotive sector, and is involved in several projects in the mining industry. Mr. Plaschka has B.A.Sc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa (1990).


Standards & Practices Update

ISA HamiltonCompiled by Glen Taylor - S&P chair - ISA Hamilton Section.
For more information, visit ISA standards online at www.isa.org/standards
For information on the standards committees, visit www.isa.org/standardscommittees
Need to understand the application of an ISA standard? Register for a standards application seminar today.

Draft Standards Available for Review
ISA-60079-11 (12.02.01) Electrical Apparatus for Use in Class I, Zones 0, 1 & 2 Hazardous (Classified) Locations - Intrinsic Safety
ISA-60079-0 (12.00.01) Electrical Apparatus for Use in Class I, Zones 0, 1 & 2 Hazardous (Classified) Locations: General Requirement

Committee Meetings:  In conjunction with EXPO2009
Several ISA S&P Committee Meetings will take place during EXPO 2009 in Houston, Texas (October 5-8, 2009)

  -  ISA99 and ISA100 Standards Included in the EPRI Interim Report on the Smart Grid    Interoperability Standards Roadmap for NIST
  -  ISA Approves Widely Anticipated Standard on Alarm Systems
  -  ISA99 Plans Working Group on Cyber Security and Safety in Industrial Processes. New Working Group 7 to be a joint effort with ISA84 and other industry groups

In Development
Several S&P documents are in development with expected availability in Q4 2009.  Additional information and expanded details are available online at www.isa.org/standards.


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