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ISA Hamilton Section
February 2008 - Meeting Reminder & Updates

February - WinterIn This Issue:
1 - Next Meeting - February 2008
2 - EXPO 2008 - Mark Your Calendar
3 - Golf Tournament
4 - Your Subscription & Privacy


Our Next Meeting - February 2008

Date: Tuesday - February 26, 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: Machine Health Monitoring and Control
  Case Study Presentation
Machine Health
MonitoringHistorically, dryer bearings have a tendency to suffer from split inner raceways, this defect is very difficult to detect with standard vibration signatures. Emerson's PeakVue technology has proven to be exceptional at detecting defects that would otherwise go un-noticed and potentially fail catastrophically. One case in point was on dryer 37 front-side bearing which was detected and changed on a scheduled outage with no loss of production.
The ability to monitor bearings continuously has proven invaluable. Case in point, dryer 35 backside bearing which began to fail very rapidly and was caught and tracked up to a scheduled maintenance outage with no loss of production. With the former periodic collection schedule, this bearing defect would not have been detected prior to the outage and would very likely have resulted in catastrophic failure.
With the use of the 4500 Online Monitoring System unscheduled downtime due to bearing failures has been practically eliminated - a saving expected to be in the order of 50 hours per year based on historical downtime data. Based on these numbers the system has actually paid for itself within eight months.
Speaker: Brent Gattoni  -   Lakeside Process Controls
  Lakeside Process
ControlsBrent, now the Machinery Health Specialist at Lakeside Process Controls, has been working in the Reliability Industry for over a decade both as an analyst and consultant. After graduating from the Computer Sciences program at Cambrian College, Brent began working as an industrial electrician in the mining industry. From there he developed an interest in Vibration Analysis and worked for Emerson Process Management as an analyst in Northern Ontario from 1997 to 1999 and in 2000 moved into a Reliability consulting and sales position. Brent has since moved to Southern Ontario and has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of industries including automotive, steel, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, petro-chem, power, water & waste-water, food & beverage, utility and specialty chemicals.


EXPO 2008 - Mark Your Calendar

EXPO 2008
Instrumentation & Process Technology
Exhibition & Conference

...Mark Your Calendar...
...Make Your Plans...
Be Sure To Join Us
for EXPO 2008

Date:   Tuesday - March 18, 2008
Time:   9:00 AM to 10:00 AM - Keynote Address
• Process Control & Profitability •
Presented by Michel Ruel of TOP Control Inc.

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - Exhibition & Conference
Exhibit Hall will be open at 10:00 AM - With 50+ Booths and Table-Top exhibits

▪ Conference Technical Presentations: *
10:00 AM - Instrumentation Update - Endress+Hauser
11:00 AM - Transient Surge Voltage Damage - Phoenix Contact
1:00 PM - Round-Table Discussion - Control System Life Cycle
2:00 PM - Power Scavenging for Wireless - Lakeside Controls
3:00 PM - Plant2Enterprise - Pros & Cons - Lakeside Controls

▪ Web Tutorial Seminars: *
- Every half hour; 10:00 AM through 5:00 PM
- Foundation Fieldbus H1 Installation & Commissioning
- Network Security 1 - Risk Assessment
- Network Security 2 - Firewalls & Filtering
- Network Security 3 - Encryptions & VPNs
- Wireless Networking - Applications & Techniques
- Industrial Ethernet Part 1 - Cabling & Hardware
- Industrial Ethernet Part 2 - Ready For The Plant Floor?
- Industrial Ethernet Part 3 - Designing Industrial Ethernet Networks
- Introduction to SCADA

Venue:   Royal Botanical Gardens
680 Plains Road West,  Burlington, Ontario

• More Information •
Download the information flyer covering EXPO 2008
PDF File Format (160 KB)
* Subject to Change
Pre-Registration for EXPO 2008 is now available
Avoid the line-ups at EXPO 2008 by confirming your attendance via the on-line pre-registration form
Be sure to visit our web site for the latest updates on EXPO 2008


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


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