ISA Expo 2007: Technical exchanges provide targeted learning


Houston, TX —ISA Expo 2007 rolls into Houston's Reliant Center Oct. 2 for a three-day conference billed as one event, six exchanges. Aimed at professionals in the field of automation and control, attendees can see the latest new product and choose from educational tracks targeting enterprise integration, environmental & quality control, process automation, safety, security, and wireless and networking. Each exchange offers in-depth discussion of the topic so both novices and experts will benefit.

The Enterprise Integration exchange will provide information on how asset management can move your company ahead of the pack. Learn how to use, appraise and hire a control system integrator in this exchange .

Quality of life issues pervade the Environmental & Technology exchange, as participants focus on standards for fossil power and nuclear power. Presentations will address in-line sensors, CEMs (continuous emissions monitoring) and building-control issues.

In 1984, ISA wrote the standard for process automation, and since then professionals must know even more about the subject. The Process Automation exchange offers education related to flow measurement, model predictive control, batch applications and advanced regulatory control, as well as panels on digital oil patch, wireless, distillation processes and instrumentation and valve standards.

Get educated and avoid lawsuits from fire and gas explosions. Attend the Safety exchange and learn about safety-instrumented systems, hazardous location, alarms, safety integrity level selection and boiler controls safety. Participate also will discuss electrical equipment for hazardous locations , instrument signals and alarms, and ISA-84 standards for use in process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals.

Those who attend the Security exchange will learn from cyber-security experts how to protect manufacturing automation and control systems' computer environments. Methods include standards such as ISA-99 manufacturing and controls systems security and ISA-100 wireless systems for automation.

And finally, attendees can choose to immerse themselves in the Wireless & Networking exchange. From SCADA to signal compatibility to cybersecurity and fieldbuses to industrial Ethernet and safety buses, attendees will devote their time in this exchange to the full spectrum of industrial networking technology .

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