eNews October 21, 2014

  • Tues, Oct 28, 2014 - Guest Speaker: Fraser Gorrie "Relentless Data"
  • Sat, Oct 25, 2014 - Memorial Gathering for Jim Dykes (1926-2014)
  • ISA Hamilton was at Canada's Wonderland
  • ISA Hamilton sends Delegates to 2014 ISA Fall Leaders Meeting
  • Save the Date - 2015 ISA Hamilton Expo - Tues, March 24, 2015
 Guest Speaker: Fraser Gorrie "Relentless Data" - Tues, Oct 28, 6:00pm
ISA Hamilton is pleased to announce that Guest speaker Fraser Gorrie will give a presentation how to effectively harness the power of analyzing process data after it leaves the control system.
Date: Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014
Location: Endress+Hauser (Burlington) – Board Room,1075 Sutton Drive, Burlington, Ontario L7L 5Z8 Canada
  • 6:00 – dinner & networking
  • 6:30 – guest speaker: 45 minutes.
A complementary light dinner is being provided courtesy of ISA Hamilton.

Talk Description
A lot of effort, expertise, and expense goes into the setting up, monitoring, and collection of sensor-produced streams of data. Protocols are in place to ensure that these data are accurate, precise and timely so that business goals and safety are ensured. Monitoring and control systems (SCADA, BAS, etc.) assess these streams and trigger alarms and control devices, but is that all these data are good for?
Both ISA members and non-members are welcome.
RSVP required to program@isahamilton.com

Memorial Gathering on Sat, Oct 25, 2014 for ISA Fellow: Jim Dykes 

A memorial gathering will be held for Jim Dykes:
  • October 25, 2014
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Open House in memory of Jim Dykes
  • Bay Gardens Funeral Home
  • 1010 Botanical Drive Burlington, Ontario, Canada, L7T1V1, Phone: 905.527.0405
Anyone who knew Jim Dykes is welcome to come. 
Jim Dykes was a long-time member of the ISA and very active in both the ISA Toronto Section and with ISA Standards.

Many you may have met Jim in the 1960s when he was the  I&C Chief at Domtar, a major Canadian Pulp & Paper and building products manufacturer.  He was an innovator then and continued to contribute significantly to the Automation profession.  Amongst other recognitions, Jim was elevated to a Fellow of ISA in November 2013.

Jim wrote two books relevant to his work as team leader of the Mechanical and Piping clauses of the proposed ISA Standard ISA-5.7 P&ID Drawings.  The clauses were “Identification Mechanical and Process Equipment” and “Identification Process Piping and Fluids”.  During the ISA-5.7 committee dormant period, Jim prepared a full draft proposal for a recommended practice document.  He was energetic and unstoppable, right to the end.  Jim will be sorely missed.

Jim worked independently without fanfare.  He passed away at the end of July 2014 after a short illness.

This is a link to Jim’s obituary:    http://www.baygardens.ca/obituary/17874
ISA Hamilton was at Canada's Wonderland  

On Saturday, October 4, 2014 members of the ISA Hamilton section were at Canada’s Wonderland for a backstage tour of the brand new “Guardian” roller coaster, as well as the classic “Wilde Beast” wooden roller coaster.   Many thanks to ISA Toronto for organizing the event, and to our tour hosts Peter, Lisa, Graham and Dave.   Hope to see you next year!

ISA Hamilton to send Delegates to 2014 ISA Fall Leaders Meeting

We are pleased to announce that ISA Hamilton board members Brent Killins and Graham Nasby will be attending the ISA’s society-level Fall Leaders Meeting on Nov 8-12, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. As part of the meetings, Brent and Graham will be participating is several society-level committees and functions.

Our section president Brent will be acting as our official representative of ISA Hamilton. In this capacity he will be attending ISA District 13 council meetings and acting as our delegate at the society-level Council of Society Delegates (CSD). The CSD is the highest decision making authority ISA, and meets each fall as part of the annual general meeting for the association. Brent will also be meeting with his colleagues in the ISA’s Analysis Technical Division.

Graham, who is our section past-president and current director of the ISA Water/Wastewater Technical Division, will be attending several division meetings, including the annual board meeting for the Water/Wastewater Division, as well as meetings for the ISA18 alarm management standards committee. Graham will also be participating in section/district meetings as his schedule permits.

The Fall Leaders Meeting bring ISA leaders from all around world together where conduct society business and participate in visioning sessions for the society’s long term planning. Both Graham and Brent are looking forward participating in the FLM’s workshops and attending the ISA’s annual Honours and Awards Gala. More information about the ISA Fall Leaders Meeting can be found at www.isa.org.

Save the Date: ISA Hamilton Expo - Tues, March 24, 2015

Our annual trade show and technical conference will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in the main exhibit hall at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington.  The show features approx. 50 table top display booths, a keynote speaker, a student poster show, and technical speakers. Admission is free and includes a hot lunch.    More information, including vendor booth info, can be found at www.isahamilton.com/expo/
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