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ISA Hamilton Section
April 2008 - Meeting Reminder & Updates

April - Spring Has ArrivedIn This Issue:
1 - Next Meeting - April 29
2 - Our Annual General Meeting - May 27
3 - Golf Tournament - May 23
4 - Standards & Practices Update
5 - EXPO News
6 - Your Subscription & Privacy


Our Next Meeting - April 29, 2008

Date: Tuesday - April 29, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM - Dinner (Cash Bar)
7:00 PM - Meeting & Technical Presentation
Venue: Pinetree Restaurant - 397 Centennial Parkway North - Hamilton
Follow this link for a map and directions to the Pinetree Restaurant    [Google Map]
Dinner cost is $5 for ISA Members and $15 for non-members.
Please be sure to confirm your dinner attendance!!
Reserve your space for dinner and confirm your attendance via:
- Submitting the online Attendance Confirmation form -or-
- E-Mail message to Jack Vincent -or -
- Telefax sent to the attention of Jack Vincent - (905) 333-4976
Subject: Realizing the Full Potential of SMART Instrumentation
  This interactive presentation will describe different busses and provide an overview of the various busses available today. In comparing the different busses and architectures, this presentation will explore, in an encapsulated form, the comparisons; highlighting the importance of choosing the right options for your plant application.     Through the use of a live Foundation Fieldbus demo, the presentation will visually demonstrate the set-up of a fieldbus system, the integration of different field busses and ways to maximize the potential of SMART instruments in a Bus based network.     The presentation will also cover new trends in selection & implementation of field buses in North America.
Speaker: Reynold Ramdial  -  Industrial Technical Services
  ITS - Industrial Technical
SolutionsCo-Founder of ITS, graduated from Technical Institute, Trinidad and Tobago (specializing in Process Controls and Analytical Instrumentation) and Business Studies from Atkinson College, York University.  In 25 years Reynold has established Industrial Technical Services as one of the Major Instrumentation Solution Provider in Southern Ontario. Reynold has extensive experience in refineries, chemical, pulp & paper, automotive, food & beverage, and water & wastewater facilities. Reynold is a proponent of latest technologies and developments in the instrumentation & automation industries.   Reynold is a former section president of the ISA Toronto and an active member the ISA executive committee.


Annual General Meeting - May 27, 2008

Date: Tuesday - May 27, 2008
Time: 6:00 PM - Dinner (Cash Bar)
7:00 PM - ISA Hamilton Section Annual General Meeting
7:30 PM - Membership Meeting & Technical Presentation
Venue: Burlington Art Centre
1333 Lakeshore Road - Burlington, Ontario

Follow this link for a map and directions to the Burlington Art Centre
Seating is limited. You need to reserve your space for dinner and
confirm your attendance via:

- Submitting the online Attendance Confirmation form -or-
- E-Mail message to Jack Vincent -or -
- Telefax sent to the attention of Jack Vincent - (905) 333-4976
Subject: "Collaborative Thinking"
  Randy ParkThinking is challenging enough when we do it on our own - but when we add other people, be they bosses, co-workers, or spouses - well, you better have a good idea of how to proceed. Randy Park is a professional speaker and author who studies how people think and make decisions, both individually and collectively.
In this entertaining, thought provoking, interactive session you will see why:
the people we learn the most from - if we let ourselves - are the people we like the least
....how to get other people to understand your viewpoint (including your spouse)
....a practical technique for pulling a group of people together so they're headed in the same direction
....why "tolerating" diversity sells it short - it should be championed
....as well as identifying aspects of your own thinking that are effective and sometimes not so effective.
You'll leave with action steps to help you make better decisions with fewer mistakes at work and at home. You will also leave with one of Randy's books or DVDs. Bring your partner, guests and your friends to this special wrap up to the ISA Hamilton Section's 2007/2008 season.
Speaker: Randy Park     -     Thinking For Results
  Randy ParkRandy Park has spoken at several ISA Hamilton Annual General Meetings. He works with people and organizations to help them perceive their situations more accurately and develop effective approaches for now and the future. Randy is an expert in how people think, make decisions, and communicate.    Randy holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Physics. He worked creating world leading technology products before his interest in thinking was sparked when he observed that even brilliant people sometimes do some not-so-brilliant things.    Randy has spoken to thousands of people across Canada, in the U.S., and in Panama and Turkey. He is the author of the book "Thinking for Results - Success Strategies" and the upcoming book "The Prediction Trap

Our very special Thanks and Appreciation to our sponsors for this Annual General Meeting

  eWerks Inc.
eWerks Inc.
Professional Project Services
Professional Project Services


Golf Tournament - May 2008

7th Annual Golf Tournament
Golf Tournament
FRIDAY May 23, 2008
(On Chippewa Road in Mount Hope)

Shotgun Start at: 12:00 noon
4-Person Team - Scramble Format (Individual or Team entries accepted)

$ 95 per person
Includes golf cart, prize, steak dinner including salads & desserts
(Note: please specify if a vegetarian meal is required)

$ 475 Corporate Foursome Package*
*Includes Corporate Sponsor Ad Package below

$ 125 Corporate Sponsor Ad Package sold separately**
**Includes your company logo/name on a sign posted at a designated tee
and a 1-year advertisement/banner with a link to your company/organization
prominently displayed on our web site.

For More Information....
Visit our web site at  www.isahamilton.com/golf_tournament.html

NOTE:   Space is filling-up very quickly.  Only a few spots left.

Standards & Practices Update

ISA - Standards & PracticesISA96, Valve Actuators
A newly completed technical report, ISA-TR96.05.01-2008, Partial Stroke Testing of Automated Block Valves, addresses the applications when partial stroke testing may be useful, the various methods used for partial stroke testing, and the advantages and disadvantages of each technology.  Partial stroke testing identifies failure modes associated with the block valve actuator and a limited number of failure modes associated with the valve body or internals (e.g., valve stem damage and stem to valve connection

ISA77, Fossil Power Plant Standards
The ISA77 committee met in February to review the progress and status of its series of standards. As a result, the committee is currently seeking new members for the following three subcommittees:
1) ISA77.20.01, Fossil Power Plant Simulators,
2) ISA77.70, Instrument Piping Standard, ISA S&P April.doc
3) TR77.70.01, Tracking and Controlling Instrument Documentation in Fossil Power Plants.
 If you are interested in any of these subcommittees, please contact Jennifer Crumpler, ISA Standards, jcrumpler@isa.org or 919-990-9227.

ISA5, Documentation
ANSI/ISA-5.06.01-2007, Functional Requirements Documentation for Control Software Applications, is now available from ISA.
This standard establishes functional requirements specifications for control software documentation that covers the classes of industrial automation equipment and systems consisting of distributed control systems, programmable controllers, and industrial personal computers.
It provides techniques for documenting control system software, and provides a basis for validation of run-time application software after it is developed and tested to ensure that the initial requirement specification has been met.

ISA100 Wireless Technologies Demonstrated at Conference in Chongqing, China
The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute demonstrated prototype ISA100.11a wireless standard-based products in the ISA100 booth at the March 2008 International Industrial Wireless Conference held in Chongqing, China.
The application demonstrated was a simple tank gauging solution, which is a use case that many users have stated as an initial deployment for wireless solutions in their plants. Two tanks were alternatively filled and emptied. This demonstrated both monitoring and control usage of the wireless technology.
The prototype ISA100.11a technologies ran on multiple radio platforms, from multiple vendors, communicating through backhaul routers to a single modbus host system. Both mesh routing and non-routing technologies were deployed proving each can operate successfully in a single wireless network.
This data viewed included the process variables (ie. traditional 4-20ma wiring), device diagnostics and configuration data (ie. existing digital fieldbuses).

EXPO - Exhibition & Conference News

WOW !!
Hamilton - EXPO

EXPO 2008 was indeed a special and most  exciting event. 
The feedback we've received to-date has been
greatly appreciated and very rewarding. 
We will endeavor to repeat the many success-stories and we're
already looking forward to EXPO 2009 !!

Please click on the link below to download
the Technical Showcase and Webinar presentations from
the presentations at EXPO 2008.

Technical Showcase Presentations {in PDF file format} - [2 MB]
Webinar Presentations {in PDF file format}  -  [3 MB]

EXPO 2009 has been scheduled & confirmed
==>>  March 31, 2009  <<==


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