ISA Hamilton Section
July 2013 -  Welcome to our 2013/2014 Season

Summer DaysIn This Issue:

1 - Welcome to our 2013/2014 Season
2 - Planned Membership Events
3 - Our 2013/2014 Executive Board
4 - Safety Instrumented Systems - Certification Training Course
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Welcome to our 2013/2014 Season

Graham NasbyGreetings! It is a great honour to be elected into the role of Section President for the next two years. During the summer our section executive is hard at work planning events for our upcoming 2013-2014 year. I look forward to working with everyone on our volunteer board as these events take shape. On behalf of the entire executive, we look forward to putting on another great year of programming for you, including ISA Hamilton EXPO 2014, our annual Golf Tournament, various Guest Speakers, and Industry Tours.

Please mark your calendars with the below shown dates. More details will be coming shortly once these events get firmed up. In the coming months I invite you to get more involved with our section. You can keep up to date by visiting our website, reading our newsletter and by receiving our e-News. Want to get involved but don’t know where to start? Feel free to contact myself or any of the other section executive members to find out more about getting involved.

Warmest Regards,
   Graham Nasby
   ISA Hamilton Section President


Planned Membership Events

Mark 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 - September 24, 2013    -  Valve Shop Tour
  • Tuesday - October 29, 2013  -  Guest Speaker - Getting Your Projects Approved
  • Tuesday - November 26, 2013  -  Manufacturing Plant Tour being planned
  • Tuesday - February 25, 2014  -  Plant Tour or Guest Speaker (In Planning Stage)
  • 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


Our Executive Board for the 2013/2014 Season

We are pleased to confirm the 2013/2014 Executive Board Officers
President Graham Nasby  

Executive Board

Vice-President Maulik Shah  
Treasurer Kenneth Hamilton  
Secretary Jerry Gelata  

Executive Board Committee Chairs will be confirmed after the next meeting of the Executive Board in August.



Safety Instrumented Systems - Certification Training Course
ABB will be providing a training course at their Burlington facility on September 9-12, 2013 covering
Safety Instrumented Systems - TÜV Functional Safety Engineer.

The goal of this course is to learn the principles and requirements of Functional Safety according to IEC 61508 / IEC 61511. This includes the complete safety lifecycle in the context of Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) projects. Course attendance is open to all interested parties. Achieving the threshold mark for the examination and meeting the prerequisites as detailed below will result in the candidate becoming a certified TÜV Functional Safety Engineer.

Additional course details, goals, objectives, topics, prerequisites, and course outline are available in the downloadable Course Description (PDF File).

To register for this course -->> ABB Training T142 Functional Safety Systems

All ISA Members are eligible for a $50 discount off the course tuition fee.


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