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ISA updates its website

The web site showcases ISA’s products, services, resources and technical information.

ISA releases InTech Plus app

InTech Plus mobile app for the Apple iPad enables automation professionals to rapidly access, scan and digest a diverse range of technical and educational content.

Leine & Linde provide safety data for Machinery Directive

Leine & Linde provide reliability data for their 500 and 800 series encoders in support of Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.

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Logic Solvers for Overpressure Protection

By Moore Industries
This paper explores some of the possibilities available to the SIS designer of an overpressure protection system for the logic solver and to show examples of straightforward system topologies and their associated safety integrity level (SIL) calculations.

Protecting our Water – Keep Chemicals in the Tank

By Bill Sholette and Ricardo Chavez, Endress+Hauser
Leaking or overfilled tanks can cause environmental problems, contaminate drinking water and cost a company millions of dollars. Proper instrumentation, monitoring and control can prevent these problems. This white paper explains how.

Proof Testing Level Instruments

By Bill Sholette and Craig McIntyre, Endress+Hauser
Many manufacturers provide SIL-rated level instruments, but end user testing procedures for maintaining SIL ratings over the life of the instruments vary significantly. The end user is ultimately responsible for ensuring that partial and full proof tests are conducted to maintain the SIL rating of level instruments, but selection of the right instrument can ease compliance. Here’s how to do it.

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Early detection of gas leaks is vital

Oil and Gas Engineer
By Adam Walker, Inspectahire Instrument Company
The Inspectahire team is using the Flir GF320 optical gas imaging camera for maintenance inspections and for all its hydrocarbon detection jobs, in hydrocarbon production plants or for the inspection of any material that uses hydrocarbon as a fuel.

Deep water: the Shell experience

Safely drilling a well far below the ocean surface in extreme pressures demands strict safety procedures and rigorous design, construction and maintenance standards. Shell’s technical approach to the safety of wells is combined with extensive safety training of its well engineers.

World-class vodka from Russia

South African Instrumentation & Control
A modernisation project at Russian Standard’s Buinsk distillery included a Metso DNA upgrade, replacing existing VME controllers, and a HIMA safety interlock system.

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April 23, 2014 - April 26, 2014
San Diego , CA, USA

This year’s CSIA conference provides systems integrator members with educational and networking opportunities to help your company put on an Inspiring Performance for your customers.

June 2, 2014 - June 6, 2014
San Antonio , TX, USA

The agenda for this event is largely developed by customers, for customers with opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking. Join us as we discuss trends and new technologies impacting the automation industry.

June 15, 2014 - June 20, 2014
Orlando , FL, United States of America

RSTechED is a training event for end-users, systems integrators, partners and OEMs. With the latest Rockwell Automation products and technology solutions on display, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how the Integrated Architecture is information-enabling global companies.

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April 21, 2014 - April 22, 2014
Calgary , AB, Canada

This 2-day course is designed to deliver expert instruction on how to successfully plan and execute Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Determination studies efficiently, effectively and in accordance with the IEC 61511 standard. This includes understanding the principles behind three of the most commonly used SIL Determination methods (Layer of Protection Analysis, Calibrated Risk Graph and Safety...

April 23, 2014 - April 24, 2014
Calgary , AB, Canada

This 2-day course is designed to provide students with the tools necessary to perform SIL Validation studies compliant with the IEC 61511 standard. The practical course uses real life examples to demonstrate to students how to conceptually design multiple Safety Instrumented Functions (SIFs) to meet the specified safety integrity levels. Price: $1,850 CDN

April 28, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Calgary , AB, Canada

The TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineering Certification Workshop trains experienced safety engineers who wish to obtain a TÜV Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) certificate verifying their expertise. The workshop has been reviewed and accepted by TÜV Rheinland, and passing a final exam at the end of the five-day course will earn the certificate. Price: $4,300 CDN.