ISA Hamilton Section
February 2014 - Meeting Reminder & News

FebruaryIn This Issue:

1 - Our Membership Meeting - February 25th
2 - Save The Date - Events for our 2013/014 Season
3 - Winter 2014 Newsletter now Available
4 -
EXPO 2014 Update
5 - Our New Mailing Address
6 - Social Media Links
7 - Unsubscribe Information

Be sure to visit our updated web site and let us know what you think of our new look-and feel


Membership Meeting
Date: Tuesday - February 25, 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 - February 21st 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:   McMaster University - Engineering Technology Building - Room 237  (ETB/237)
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario,    L8S 4L8
  • There is plenty of parking available on the McMaster University campus.
  • Follow this link for additional information on our meeting location and parking area maps
  • Cost for parking is approximately $6.

Using Automatic Code Generation to Enforce SCADA Standards

Abstract:   The use of automation in the form of SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems is one of the cornerstones of operating a modern municipal water/wastewater utility. These systems are however fraught with a myriad of options and complexity that can make any standardization effort a daunting challenge.
In early 2010, Halton Region's water/wastewater department embarked on a pilot project to develop an automated code generation tool to help with some of the tedious aspects of SCADA standardization; namely the creation of PLC data tags, HMI tags, and the creation of the base functionality for PLC programs.  By automating much of the grunt work associated with the programming of these systems, Halton Region was able to free up programming resources and ensure better compliance with their standards.
Speaker:   Bob Loncar is the SCADA programmer at the Regional Municipality of Halton.  He has over 15 years of experience in the Water/Wastewater automation field.  He has been responsible for the creation and maintenance of programming standards for the City of Orlando (FL), Jefferson Parish (LA), the Region of Niagara (ON) the Regional Municipality of Halton (ON) and Haldimand County (ON).  Bob is currently involved in several pilot projects using higher level programming tools to enforce and maintain SCADA programming standards.


Save the Dates - Meetings & Events for 2013/2014 Season

Save The DateMark your calendar, Save the Dates and be sure to Join Us at our upcoming meetings and events. 
Details are being finalized and we'll be sure to provide regular updates via e-News and on our website.
  • Tuesday - March 25, 2014  -  ISA Hamilton EXPO 2014  -  Exhibition & Conference
  • Tuesday - April 29, 2014  -  Guest Speaker - ISA Standards
  • Friday - May 23, 2014  -  ISA Hamilton Annual Golf Tournament
  • Tuesday - May 27, 2014  -  ISA Hamilton - Annual General Meeting  -  Details to Follow


Winter Newsletter

The ISA Hamilton Section's Winter 20914 Newsletter is now available for online reading and/or downloading.

View and download your copy here...(PDF - 390 kB)


ISA Hamilton - EXPO 2014 Update

EXPO 2014
ISA Hamilton  -
EXPO 2014
Tuesday - March 25
th, 2014  --  9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

We're already looking forward to EXPO 2014 and will be looking forward to
another "best ever" exhibition & conference

For more information, visit pour web site at this link  >  ISA Hamilton - EXPO 2014

EXPO 2014 - Exhibitor Registration
For additional details on how you and your organization can increase your visibility and expand your outreach within the Golden Horseshoe's  community of Process Automation professionals...
Please contact , Cheryl Menzies (our EXPO coordinator) at


New Mailing Address

New Mailing AddressPlease take note and change your records as needed. 
The mailing address for the ISA Hamilton Section has been changed.
Our new permanent mailing address is:

ISA Hamilton Section Inc.
2186 Mountain Grove Ave., Suite 157
Burlington, Ontario
L7P 4X4


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