Process points: ISA SP-88; Sensors Expo; Invensys conference

News of note from the process control industry this month includes word from ISA about the extension of SP-88 principles to non-batch applications, and two upcoming events: the Sensors Expo next week in Chicago, and Invensys Process Systems’ customer conference slated for Houston this fall.

06/01/2005


News of note from the process control industry this month includes word from ISA about the extension of SP-88 principles to non-batch applications, and two upcoming events: the Sensors Expo next week in Chicago, and Invensys Process Systems’ customer conference slated for Houston this fall.

A new initiative by the ISA (Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society) SP-88 Committee and the World Batch Forum (WBF) is striving to extend principles of ISA-88 to non-batch applications. The effort also intends to be compatible with the ISA-95 series of manufacturing integration standards. The approach is expected to enable end users to apply the principles of both standards more effectively to various manufacturing industries and extend benefits already realized by the batch industries to discrete and continuous manufacturing environments.

Click on the standard to learn more about SP-88 and SP-95 .

Next week’s Sensors Expo at Chicago’s McCormick Place will include two sessions on micro and nanotechnology. An afternoon session on Tuesday, June 7, will feature sensor technology and applications for military, aerospace, and homeland security. An all-day program on Nanotechnology and Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Microsystems Technologies (MST), and Micromachines on Wednesday, June 8, will focus on the significance and far-reaching applications of these advanced technologies.

Click here for detailed agendas . Click here for more on the Sensors Expo .

Invensys Process Systems ’ Customer Conference scheduled for Oct. 3-6 in Houston will bring together users of Avantis, Foxboro, SimSci-Esscor, and Triconex products, software, systems, and services in a variety of informative sessions. Program will include brand-specific technology and industry-focused events addressing such issues as security, safety, compliance, and maximizing asset and business performance. Industry tracks will include refining, petrochemicals, oil and gas, fossil and nuclear power, pulp and paper, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals, metals and mining, and water and wastewater. For more details, email cvc@invensys.com

—Jeanine Katzel, senior editor, Control Engineering, jkatzel@reedbusiness.com





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