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ISA Hamilton Section

Merry Christmas - Happy Holidays


December 2006 Update


In This Issue:

1 - Message from our President
2 - Our Next Membership Meeting - January 2007
3 - Career Opportunities now on our Web Site
4 - ISA - Educational Partner at Automation World 2007
5 - Standards & Practices Committee Update
6 - Students Program - Lunch & Learn at Mohawk College
7 - Your Subscription & Privacy


Message from our President
Welcome to this, the final issue of the ISA Hamilton Section Update email newsletter for 2006.  Its been a terrific year of growth and renewal for our section; a time where we've been able to expand on our programs, visibility and our members' benefits.   First and foremost, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the members of our executive board and the countless volunteers who have worked with us to make our events and meetings so interesting and successful.  I'm very proud of our accomplishments to date and I'm looking forward to a very rewarding and enjoyable slate of ISA Hamilton activities in 2007.
Meetings & EventsPlease be sure to join us at our next members' meeting on January 30th where we'll learn about the practical side of designing and installing fieldbus segments.  I'm looking forward to seeing many of you at our next meeting and ask that if you haven't yet done so,  please mark it in your calendar and plan to join us on January 30, 2007.  (Be sure to visit our web site for more information on our Meetings & Events)  In addition to our members' meetings,  please be sure to join us for EXPO 2007, our annual Exhibition & Conference on March 27, 2007,  and our Golf Tournament on May 25, 2007.  Additional information will be provided in upcoming issues of our email newsletters in 2007 and and be sure to visit our web site for any updates and the latest information on these events.
Merry Christmas & Happy HolidaysIn closing....  with the Holidays and the New Year rapidly approaching I want to extend our best wishes to you and yours.  Have a very Merry Christmas,  the  Happiest of Holidays, and a safe, prosperous and wonderful New Year in 2007.

Warmest Regards,
  Jerry Gelata
President, ISA Hamilton Section

PS.   You can now pre-register to attend EXPO 2007.  Avoid the lines and the waiting at the conference/exhibit;  Click here to Pre-Register on-line and your badge/regisration details will be ready for you at EXPO 2007


Our Next Meeting - January 2007
Date: Tuesday - January 30, 2007
Time: 6:00 PM - Dinner (Cash Bar & Dinner)
7:00 PM - Technical Presentation
Venue: Pinetree Restaurant - 397 Centennial Parkway North - Hamilton
Follow this link for a map and directions to the Pinetree Restaurant.
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 - (519) 304-0488 -or-
- Telephone Jack Vincent - (519) 304-0489
Subject: Designing & Installing Fieldbus Segments
  Fieldbus SegmentsThe presentation and discussions will focus on the Practical side of designing and installing the physical layer of Profibus PA or Foundation Fieldbus H1 segments.  Specifically,  the importance of short circuit protection and the methods in providing this protection; Installing Fieldbus in Hazardous areas - Div 2 through Div 1, considerations for Intrinsically Safe requirements, the value of auto termination technology, how to implement a fully redundant H1 segment.
Speaker: Gary Prentice
  Gary is the Regional Sales Manager for Moore Industries-International.  Gary has spent the past 30 years applying instrumentation in a sales capacity and the last 14 years have been with Moore Industries. With their acquisition of the Hawke Fieldbus products and their continued technology developments,  Moore Industries' ongoing developments have led to a most robust physical layer for Fieldbus.


Career Opportunities

Career OpportunitiesSome of you may have already noticed the new Career Opportunities section/page on our web site... Several companies and organizations have advised us of career opportunities where they're looking for a variety of skilled personnel and professionals in various fields of Instrumentation & Process Automation.  We will post these opportunities and some basic information on this page and will update the information from time to time. 

As an additional service/benefit to our ISA Hamilton Section members...  If you're looking for a new job or want to make a change in your current career path,  you can use this page to post your resume.  Simply submit your CV to any one of our executive board members and (subject to applicable content review) we'll have your information on-line within a day or two.


ISA - Educational Partner at Automation World 2007

ISA - ABB Automation World Educational PartnerISA is proud to be an Educational Partner at ABB's Automation World 2007. A number of ISA one-day technical training courses and special topical presentations are scheduled as part of this larger event, to be held 20-22 March 2007 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, FL.    In addition to ISA training courses, an ISA bookstore will also be open to all attendees. Each Automation World 2007 attendee will receive a coupon onsite to receive a $10 discount off of any ISA publication sold in the onsite bookstore.

For a detailed list of "ISA Inside" course offerings/descriptions at Automation World 2007 and to register for these courses, click here OR on the individual course titles listed below:
  - Ethernet & TCP/IP on the Plant Floor (FG21C)
  - Implementing Enterprises/Control Integration Using ISA-95 Standards (IC55C)
  - Safety Instrumented Systems: The Must Know For Implementation (EC50C)
  - Overview of Measurement & Control Fundamentals (FG05C)
  - Securing Industrial Networks: Cyber Protection for Automation, Control & SCADA Systems (IC32C)
  - Introduction to Applying the Batch Control Standard ANSI/ISA 88.01 (IC40C)
ABB Automation World 2007NOTE: All individuals registering for a one-day ISA course also receive complimentary access to the ABB Technical Training Program & Exhibits at Automation World 2007, as well as a FREE one-year ISA membership!  

For more information regarding ABB Automation World 2007, click here.


Standards & Practices
Standards & PracticesYes, it’s that time again; time to stand in line at my local big box emporium of home improvement delights. Time to get that new string of energy efficient festive LED holiday lights for my festive holiday tree. But LED’s don’t twinkle. As I stood there with the designed in the USA, made in China, packaged in Quebec, to be installed on my Burlington Ontario holiday tree, non-twinkling lights, it occurred to me that none of this would be possible without international product and safety standards - and the people that make them happen. People like our local ISA members.
I would like to thank everybody who reviewed draft standards this year and ask for your continued participation.  For more information, visit ISA standards online at www.isa.org/standards,  for information on the standards committees, visit www.isa.org/standardscommittees, and for more information on how you can participate as a local standards reviewer please contact me at glen@ewerksinc.com.

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, and Best Wishes for a Prosperous New year.
  Glen Taylor
Standards & Practices Committee Chair,  ISA Hamilton Section


Lunch & Learn at Mohawk College
Lunch & LearnISA Hamilton Section encourages and supports local educational institutions in the community. One of the ways we do this is to host a one hour presentation on the “Benefits of ISA”.

The presentation is usually done as a Lunch & Learn where we provide the lunch, and the students come to learn about what ISA can do for them.

On November 22, 2006, Jack Vincent and Jerry Gelata hosted one of these sessions at Mohawk College. Klaus Schmidtsrauter helped to organize the meeting from the college side, along with assistance from Mike Edwards, George Voros, Roger Wilson and Cathy Usik.
The presentation covered what ISA is as a national organization, what the Hamilton Section is composed of and what we do locally. As well, we discussed how membership is a benefit to both students and professionals in the field of Instrumentation, Systems and Automation. We had a mix of approximately twenty students from the instrumentation and electrical programs attend and take in the presentation. As an added bonus, the ISA Hamilton Section then offers the students a free Student Membership for their first year of membership with ISA.


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