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ISA announces registration call for 2018 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium
July 11, 2018

ISA announces registration call for 2018 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium

To be held at the Hyatt Regency , from 7-9 August 2018 in Bethesda, Maryland, the event will include briefings by American Water Works Association (AWWA) and Water Environment Federation (WEF) officials, training opportunities, and a vendor exhibition that will showcase new products and services.

ISA releases Safety Instrumented Systems: A Life-Cycle Approach book
July 09, 2018

ISA releases Safety Instrumented Systems: A Life-Cycle Approach book

Safety Instrumented Systems: A Life-Cycle Approach by Paul Gruhn, PE, CFSE, and Simon Lucchini, CFSE, MIEAust CPEng, leverages the performance and documentation requirements defined in the ISA/IEC 61511 functional process safety standard.

ISA helps facilitate cybersecurity training at Cyber Shield 2018
May 24, 2018

ISA helps facilitate cybersecurity training at Cyber Shield 2018

More than 800 soldiers, airmen and civilians from across 40 US states and territories participated in Cyber Shield 2018 at Camp Atterbury in Indiana

ISA announces ISASecure Overview and 2018 Update: Securing Control Systems to IEC 62443 webinar
May 17, 2018

ISA announces ISASecure Overview and 2018 Update: Securing Control Systems to IEC 62443 webinar

Participants in the May 24, 11AM EDT webinar will learn about the structure and content of the international IEC 62443 control systems cybersecurity standards and the related ISASecure conformity assessment program.

ISA publishes third edition of A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge
May 08, 2018

ISA publishes third edition of A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge

This release has been updated to reflect the continuing evolution of digital technologies and their impact on automation processes as well as automation standards in such areas as alarm management, HMI design and operational technology cybersecurity.

ISA announces Stratus Technologies as newest ISA Partner
May 04, 2018

ISA announces Stratus Technologies as newest ISA Partner

Under the partnership agreement, Stratus will work with ISA to co-develop a range of informational and promotional resources, including: ad inserts within ISA’s bi-monthly InTech magazine; and a diverse range of online and e-newsletter ads, video alerts, and ebook sponsorships delivered on and through Automation.com

Automation and gaming come together with ISA at USA Science & Engineering Festival
April 12, 2018

Automation and gaming come together with ISA at USA Science & Engineering Festival

At the exhibit sponsored by the International Society of Automation (ISA) and its umbrella organization, the Automation Federation (AF), hundreds of young people and their parents as well as other visitors competed in a computerized game based on an actual industrial automation and control system.

ISA to promote automation careers at 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition
April 05, 2018

ISA to promote automation careers at 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition

The annual championship—which celebrates excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), innovative thinking and teamwork—takes place 18-21 April in Houston, Texas and 25-28 April in Detroit, Michigan.

ISA announces newly published ISA/IEC 62443-4-1-2018 security standard
March 28, 2018

ISA announces newly published ISA/IEC 62443-4-1-2018 security standard

ISA/IEC 62443-4-1-2018, Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems Part 4-1: Product Security Development Life-Cycle Requirements, specifies process requirements for the secure development of products used in an IACS. It defines a secure development life-cycle for developing and maintaining secure products.

June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018

Introduction to Industrial Processes, Measurement and Control


Shakopee, MN

This course combines lecture and hands-on labs to provide an overview of industrial measurement and control. Technicians, engineers, and managers are provided with a foundation for communication with other control system professionals. Serves as a solid fundamental course for introduction to other ISA courses.

August 7, 2018 - August 9, 2018

2018 ISA Water and Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium


Bethesda, MD, United States

This 3-day symposium, from 7-9 August, is focused on the challenges associated with automation and instrumentation in the water and wastewater sectors. It features 2 full days of presentations on each day, a tour of a local water/wastewater facility, a general reception, networking events, a poster session, and a supplier showcase.

June 26, 2018 - June 28, 2018

ISA Power Industry Division Symposium


Knoxville, TN, United States

The 61st Annual ISA POWID Symposium is coming to Knoxville, TN. The Symposium will be held 26-28 June 2018.

May 1, 2018 - May 3, 2018

Fundamentals of Industrial Automation, Instrumentation, and Control


Birmingham, AL, United States

This three-day class, from May 1-3, will provide instruction on the foundational aspects of industrial automation, instrumentation and control.  It is intended for engineers, technicians, I&C team leaders, sales personnel, and other technical/automation professionals who are responsible for the design, installation and maintenance of instrumentation and control equipment and systems.

ISA announces registration opening for 2018 Analysis Division Symposium
March 14, 2018

ISA announces registration opening for 2018 Analysis Division Symposium

The conference program incorporates the critical insights of experts who will deliver peer-reviewed technical papers; provide important technical updates; highlight trends and innovations; and review best practices and success stories in the process analytical arena.

April 22, 2018 - April 26, 2018

2018 ISA Analysis Division Symposium (AD)


Galveston, TX

Mark your calendar today to attend ISA's 63rd Analysis Symposium 22-26 April in Galveston, Texas. The Analysis Division aims to contribute to the professional involved in every aspect of process stream and laboratory methods of analysis-from theory and development to application, training, calibration, and others.

March 6, 2018 - March 8, 2018

2018 ISA Leak Detection and Repair/Fugitive Emissions (LDAR) Symposium


Galveston, TX

2018 ISA Leak Detection and Repair/Fugitive Emissions (LDAR) Symposium - is a "don't miss" air compliance industry conference dedicated SOLELY to sharing best practices for leak detection and repair (LDAR), and directed inspection and maintenance programs (DI&M).


ISA and Automation Federation promote Engineers Week 2018
January 31, 2018

ISA and Automation Federation promote Engineers Week 2018

Sponsored and organized by DiscoverE, Engineers Week, 18-24 February 2018, celebrates how engineers make a positive difference in our world and seeks to raise awareness around the need to attract more young people to the engineering profession.

ISA and Automation Federation celebrate kickoff of 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)
January 25, 2018

ISA and Automation Federation celebrate kickoff of 2018 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC)

Once the students build a robot, their teams will participate in one or more of the global 158 regional and district events that measure the effectiveness of each robot, the power of collaboration, and the determination of students. The competition culminates at the 2018 FIRST Championship, 18-21 April in Houston, Texas and 25-28 April in Detroit, Michigan.

ISA announces Beamex to continue for 5th year as ISA partner
January 23, 2018

ISA announces Beamex to continue for 5th year as ISA partner

This announcement signifies that Beamex will continue to work with ISA to co-develop informational and educational resources, such as custom webinars on vital issues in calibration and instrumentation process improvement—which are offered at no charge to ISA members and customers worldwide.

ISA announces Brian Curtis as its 2018 Society President
January 09, 2018

ISA announces Brian Curtis as its 2018 Society President

Curtis is the Operations Manager for Veolia Energy Ireland, providing services to Novartis Ringaskiddy Ltd. in Cork, Ireland. He has more than 35 years of experience in petrochemical, biotech, and bulk pharmaceutical industries

ISA and Beamex announce free webinar: How to Document Safety Instrumented Systems Inspections and Tests
January 04, 2018

ISA and Beamex announce free webinar: How to Document Safety Instrumented Systems Inspections and Tests

The webinar, which will be held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., EST on 31 January, will feature three automation experts: Paul Gruhn, Global Functional Safety Consultant at aeSolutions; Ned Espy, Technical Director at Beamex; and Roy Tomalino, Calibration Engineer at Beamex.

ISA announces Don Dickinson as Symposium Chair for 2018 Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium
December 13, 2017

ISA announces Don Dickinson as Symposium Chair for 2018 Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium

Taking place at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda on 7-9 August 2018—only 15 minutes from the nation’s capital—the WWAC Symposium will feature two days of technical speakers, an exhibitor hall, a tour of a local water plant, and technical training courses on a variety of topics.

ISA and Honeywell to co-host Nov. 21 webinar on integrated DCS solutions
November 20, 2017

ISA and Honeywell to co-host Nov. 21 webinar on integrated DCS solutions

The webinar, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., EST on Nov. 21, will feature two subject matter experts: Eric Cosman, Co-Chair of the ISA99 Committee, and Shivendra Mishra, Global Product Marketing Manager at Honeywell Process Solutions.

ISA announces creation of Richard E. "Dick" Morley Innovation Scholarship
November 10, 2017

ISA announces creation of Richard E. "Dick" Morley Innovation Scholarship

The scholarship fund will be funded by ISA with a $50,000 endowment. ISA has also pledged to match the next $50,000 of donations. Morley was an engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, consultant and author who contributed to a range of high-technology advancements over more than four decades.

ISA announces fourth edition release of The Condensed Handbook of Measurement and Control
October 25, 2017

ISA announces fourth edition release of The Condensed Handbook of Measurement and Control

The revised edition is designed to make it easier to select and implement measurement and control devices for process automation applications. Readers will gain practical, knowledge-based answers to questions pertaining to ISA symbology, instrument and control valve selection criteria, conversion guidelines, maintenance, calibration, decision-making and consulting.

ISA and Honeywell to host 3 November cybersecurity webinar
October 17, 2017

ISA and Honeywell to host 3 November cybersecurity webinar

The webinar, which will be held from 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m., EST will focus on how to address cybersecurity concerns in gas metering and data management.

ISA publishes new book: Process Analyzer Systems Project Engineering and Management
October 11, 2017

ISA publishes new book: Process Analyzer Systems Project Engineering and Management

Process Analyzer Systems Project Engineering and Management by Gary Nichols, PE, CAP®, includes specific recommendations for defining hardware and documentation deliverables, adhering to procurement policy, working with team members in other disciplines and in the supply chain, and communicating among project teams.

ISA and Automation Federation highlight need for skilled labor ahead of Manufacturing Day
October 02, 2017

ISA and Automation Federation highlight need for skilled labor ahead of Manufacturing Day

As Manufacturing Day, 6 October 2017, approaches, the International Society of Automation (ISA) and its affiliate association, the Automation Federation, celebrate the importance of manufacturing to the world’s economic health and future.

ISA announces winners of 2017 Author Awards
September 29, 2017

ISA announces winners of 2017 Author Awards

Winners are recognized for their editorial contributions to a wide range of ISA publications, including ISA books; InTech, ISA’s bi-monthly magazine for automation and control professionals; and ISA Transactions, ISA’s bi-monthly professional journal dedicated to the science and engineering of measurement and automation.

ISA releases technical report on capturing and transmitting knowledge in continuous process automation
September 21, 2017

ISA releases technical report on capturing and transmitting knowledge in continuous process automation

The work of the ISA106 standards committee, Procedure Automation for Continuous Process Operations, is intended to provide a framework for building some of that knowledge into automated procedures.

ISA announces release of Safety Instrumented System Design: Techniques and Design Verification book
September 14, 2017

ISA announces release of Safety Instrumented System Design: Techniques and Design Verification book

Starting with a description of the entire SLC process, the authors illustrate the advantages and importance of performance-based design, from conceptual design to design verification.

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ISA announces appointment Rick Zabel to Group Publisher position
August 31, 2017

ISA announces appointment Rick Zabel to Group Publisher position

Zabel has directed content development and delivery on Automation.com since the website was launched in 2000. Automation.com is a leading online publisher of automation-related content, featuring 45 topic-specific portals that post timely articles, news, products, white papers and other resources. More than 100,000 users visit the website per month.

ISA and Siemens partner to advance industrial cybersecurity awareness
August 30, 2017

ISA and Siemens partner to advance industrial cybersecurity awareness

The partnership, forged in response to the changing industrial security landscape and growing cyber-threats to automation networks and systems, specifically focuses on broadening understanding and adoption of industrial automation security standards.

ISA announces plans for new leadership of professional staff
August 21, 2017

ISA announces plans for new leadership of professional staff

The International Society of Automation (ISA) announced that Executive Director and CEO, Patrick Gouhin, will be stepping down. Peggie W. Koon will serve as Interim Executive Director, while a Search Committee will be formed in the immediate future to identify Mr. Gouhin’s successor.

ISA salutes 2017 Fellows and Celebrating Excellence Award honorees
August 01, 2017

ISA salutes 2017 Fellows and Celebrating Excellence Award honorees

Elevation to the distinguished grade of ISA Fellow is granted to Senior Members in recognition of their exceptional engineering scientific contributions to the field of automation.

Industrial Cybersecurity for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses:  A Practical Guide
July 28, 2017

Industrial Cybersecurity for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses: A Practical Guide

Effective cybersecurity management is essential for all organizations, regardless of size. This ISA document is intended to provide a starting point for small- and medium-businesses (SMBs), particularly those that manage industrial processes and employ some level of automation.

ISA publishes 'Industrial Cybersecurity for Small and Medium Sized Businesses' whitepaper
July 26, 2017

ISA publishes 'Industrial Cybersecurity for Small and Medium Sized Businesses' whitepaper

This white paper is designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) recognize their vulnerability to industrial cyberattack and forge an effective cybersecurity plan based on established standards and practices.

ISA releases Calibration Handbook of Measuring Instruments
July 19, 2017

ISA releases Calibration Handbook of Measuring Instruments

The Calibration Handbook of Measuring Instruments by Alessandro Brunelli, an expert in the measurement and automation of industrial processes, helps guide and manage industrial process measurement

June 23, 2017

Automation Instrument Summit


Milan, Italy

The Italy Section of the International Society of Automation (ISA) is sponsoring a major international meeting 5-6 July 2017 near Milan, Italy to highlight significant advances in automation and demonstrate how these technologies are being applied globally to improve productivity, quality and sustainability

ISA announces Fundamentals of Industrial Process Measurement & Control (FG05M) now available in modular format
June 22, 2017

ISA announces Fundamentals of Industrial Process Measurement & Control (FG05M) now available in modular format

FG05M, an overview course that provides technicians, engineers and managers the basic understanding of industrial process measurement and control and a foundation for communicating with other control systems professionals, is now offered in a training format that delivers the same valuable information in small, computer-based chunks.

ISA and the Automation Federation to work with US and the UK on initiatives to reduce risks of industrial cyberattack
June 01, 2017

ISA and the Automation Federation to work with US and the UK on initiatives to reduce risks of industrial cyberattack

The objective of the gathering was to examine operational technology/Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) cybersecurity challenges facing both the US and the UK.

ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute hosts successful interoperability event
May 23, 2017

ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute hosts successful interoperability event

The April 2017 event was a part of a regular schedule of interoperability events. It featured more than 20 devices from 13 different suppliers. These events provide ISA100 WCI member organizations an opportunity to validate the ISA100 Wireless brand promise of assured interoperability.

ISA and Automation Federation help advocate STEM for students at 2017 FIRST Championship
May 11, 2017

ISA and Automation Federation help advocate STEM for students at 2017 FIRST Championship

The competition provides students, from grades 9 through 12, with the opportunity to use sophisticated software and hardware, learn from professional engineers, collaborate, earn recognition, and qualify for millions of dollars in college scholarships. In all, approximately 83,000 students on 3,336 teams from 25 countries competed in FIRST competitions during the 2017 season.

ISA announces lineup of technical division symposia for automation and control
May 09, 2017

ISA announces lineup of technical division symposia for automation and control

Each year, ISA’s technical division symposia events bring together innovators, thought leaders and other automation and control professionals from around the world to explore the latest technologies, trends and best practices.

ISA delivers  industrial cybersecurity training for U.S. National Guard at Cyber Shield 17
May 04, 2017

ISA delivers industrial cybersecurity training for U.S. National Guard at Cyber Shield 17

More than 800 soldiers, airmen and civilians from across 44 states and territories participating in Cyber Shield 17 at Camp Williams in Utah

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ISA Society Goes to Washington: Building America's Engineering Vision
April 28, 2017

ISA Society Goes to Washington: Building America's Engineering Vision

By Paul Gruhn, ISA Society Leader
Pat Gouhin (ISA CEO and Executive Director), Robert Lindeman (AAES Board member and former ISA Society President), along with Eric Cosman and Paul Gruhn (two ISA Society Leaders), attended a number of meetings in Washington D.C. in late April, discussing the future of American engineering with the government

ISA announces publication of Driving Business Value in Industrial Innovation: Disciplined Agility for Manufacturing Automation
April 19, 2017

ISA announces publication of Driving Business Value in Industrial Innovation: Disciplined Agility for Manufacturing Automation

The book encourages both manufacturers and automation suppliers to better capitalize on fast-emerging innovations in industrial technology, such as process automation systems, to drive transformative improvements in manufacturing.

ISA announces third edition release of Basic and Advanced Regulatory Control: System Design and Application
March 31, 2017

ISA announces third edition release of Basic and Advanced Regulatory Control: System Design and Application

Dr. Wade—who has more than 50 years of experience designing, applying and installing process control systems—says the updated edition builds upon the real-world experiences and process knowledge of engineers and technicians to demonstrate the application of successful regulatory control strategies and techniques.

Second Annual Global Day of the Engineer Set For Wednesday April 5
March 30, 2017

Second Annual Global Day of the Engineer Set For Wednesday April 5

The second annual Global Day of the Engineer, presented by DiscoverE, is a one-day event that unites individuals, engineering employers, educational institutions, governmental bodies and engineering associations, all of whom pledge to join in celebrating engineers and engineering.

ISA to hold pharmaceutical-focused meeting on industrial cyberattack protection
March 29, 2017

ISA to hold pharmaceutical-focused meeting on industrial cyberattack protection

The meeting event, “Pharmaceutical Cybersecurity Convocation: A Critical Executive Dialogue,” will be held at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Convention Center in Framingham (Boston area), Massachusetts, in conjunction with ISA’s Food & Pharmaceutical Industries Division (FPID) Symposium.

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ISA and Automation Federation expert Steve Mustard to present at Advanced Design and Manufacturing conference
March 24, 2017

ISA and Automation Federation expert Steve Mustard to present at Advanced Design and Manufacturing conference

Mustard is featured in an online article—posted by PLASTICSTODAY—that promotes the presentation he will be giving next week at the Advanced Design and Manufacturing conference, to be held 29-30 March at the Huntington Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

ISA releases iOS app to calculate process variables and loop signals
March 15, 2017

ISA releases iOS app to calculate process variables and loop signals

The tool is at users' fingertips on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, and it allows the user to choose from a variety of engineering units (like pressure, temperature, level, or flow) and process signals (like 4–20 mA or 1–5 VDC) for the calculations.

Fieldbus International (Fint) joins the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute
March 13, 2017

Fieldbus International (Fint) joins the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute

Fint provides fieldbus network products and services to vendors and users in the process control and offshore industry. Fint specializes in products based on the Foundation Fieldbus, Profibus, HART, WirelessHART and now ISA100 Wireless technology.

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Society of Women Engineers to conduct congressional outreach event on STEM
March 07, 2017

Society of Women Engineers to conduct congressional outreach event on STEM

The 15-16 March 2017 event, centered on the theme of "Diversity and Inclusion Fuels Innovation in STEM,” is designed to increase awareness within the US Congress of the need for and the importance of increased diversity and inclusion in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce.

ISA announces publication of Detecting Leaks in Pipelines book
March 01, 2017

ISA announces publication of Detecting Leaks in Pipelines book

The book explores the complex requirements for effective leak detection of petroleum pipelines and improved pipeline safety.

ISA announces IACS Security Lifecycle Training Program w/ Cyber Trainers
February 28, 2017

ISA announces IACS Security Lifecycle Training Program w/ Cyber Trainers

The Cyber Trainers are designed and equipped with full-function industrial automation system hardware and software configured to perform like the IACS and networks in a real operating water plant or other critical infrastructure.

ISA Director: Oil & Gas facilities must take action now to protect against cyberattack
February 20, 2017

ISA Director: Oil & Gas facilities must take action now to protect against cyberattack

Patrick J. Gouhin, speaking at a Bloomberg LIVE conference in Houston, Texas on the future of cybersecurity in the US oil and gas sector, urged energy executives to take action now to protect their facilities and operations from cyberattack.

ISA and Automation Federation promote participation in 2017 Engineers Week
February 01, 2017

ISA and Automation Federation promote participation in 2017 Engineers Week

Sponsored and organized by DiscoverE (formerly the National Engineers Week Foundation), Engineers Week, 19-25 February, celebrates how engineers make a positive difference in our world and seeks to raise awareness around the need to attract more young people to the engineering profession.

ISA publishes fifth edition of Measurement Uncertainty: Methods and Applications
January 24, 2017

ISA publishes fifth edition of Measurement Uncertainty: Methods and Applications

The book’s new appendices: include condensed descriptions of the basics of uncertainty analysis, pinpoint the advantages and disadvantages of several uncertainty models used throughout the world, and provide key equations for uncertainty analysis—all in an easy-to-use format.

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ISA announces Call for Abstracts for 2017 Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium
January 12, 2017

ISA announces Call for Abstracts for 2017 Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium

Abstracts should include a 250-word proposal outlining the topic to be presented. Prospective authors have the choice of presenting a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation, a paper presentation, or a poster session. Deadline for submission is 31 January 2017.

ISA and Automation Federation announce kickoff of 2017 FIRST Robotics competition
January 11, 2017

ISA and Automation Federation announce kickoff of 2017 FIRST Robotics competition

This year’s FRC, titled FIRST STEAMWORKS, is expected to involve approximately 85,000 high school students on more than 3,400 participating teams throughout the world.

ISA welcomes Steven W. Pflantz as its 2017 President
January 06, 2017

ISA welcomes Steven W. Pflantz as its 2017 President

In this position, Pflantz will work with Society leaders and staff to increase awareness of the value and relevance of the ISA brand and build on ISA’s range of capabilities and resources for automation professionals.

ISA announces 2017 Call for Papers for ISA Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Symposium
January 05, 2017

ISA announces 2017 Call for Papers for ISA Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Symposium

The symposium will focus on how automation is used to address the impact of increased regulation, manufacturing costs, and security threats related to the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries.

ISA's 2016 Process Control Symposium draws over 300 attendees
November 28, 2016

ISA's 2016 Process Control Symposium draws over 300 attendees

Attending engineers, technicians and plant managers gained the latest insights, news and trends in process measurement and control across key process industry sectors. Particular attention was placed on the critical issues in instrumentation, communications, control systems, safety and security.

ISA publishes third edition of Industrial Ethernet: How to Plan, Install, and Maintain TCP/IP Ethernet Networks
November 14, 2016

ISA publishes third edition of Industrial Ethernet: How to Plan, Install, and Maintain TCP/IP Ethernet Networks

The book serves as an excellent reference tool on networking in industrial environments. Best-practice recommendations for installation, maintenance, security, and troubleshooting are clearly outlined.

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ISA’s Standards & Practices Board presents annual awards
November 02, 2016

ISA’s Standards & Practices Board presents annual awards

This year, five individuals were presented with awards at the recent ISA Leaders Meeting by Nicholas P. Sands of DuPont, the 2015-16 Vice President of ISA’s S&P Department.

ISA opens Saudi Arabian training center at Jubail Industrial College
October 20, 2016

ISA opens Saudi Arabian training center at Jubail Industrial College

The Jubail-ISA Training Center brings ISA’s globally recognized automation and control instruction—as well as its certification review and certificate program courses—to Jubail Industrial City, home to one of the world’s most advanced industrial and engineering complexes.

SecurityWeek’s ICS Cyber Security Conference to be held next week in Atlanta, Georgia
October 19, 2016

SecurityWeek’s ICS Cyber Security Conference to be held next week in Atlanta, Georgia

The International Society of Automation (ISA) serves as an alliance partner of the event, which takes place 24-27 October at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center.

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ISA announces 2016 author award winners
October 05, 2016

ISA announces 2016 author award winners

Winners are recognized for their editorial contributions to a wide range of ISA publications, including ISA books; InTech, ISA’s bi-monthly magazine for automation and control professionals; and ISA Transactions, ISA’s bi-monthly professional journal dedicated to the science and engineering of measurement and automation.

ISA and the Automation Federation draw attention to the growing need for skilled manufacturing workers
September 28, 2016

ISA and the Automation Federation draw attention to the growing need for skilled manufacturing workers

A pressing challenge facing manufacturers in the US is the growing skills gap. Experts project that over the next 10 years nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be needed. However, because of the ongoing shortage of qualified workers, up to 2 million of these jobs may go unfilled.

ISA announces Industrial Control Training event in Northwest Pennsylvania
September 23, 2016

ISA announces Industrial Control Training event in Northwest Pennsylvania

Two industry organizations—the Northwest Industrial Resource Center (NWIRC) and Process and Data Automation (PDA)—will co-sponsor an ISA training event in Erie, PA from 31 October through 4 November 2016.

Riken Keiki SDWL1RI wireless gas detector gains ISA100 Wireless certification
September 21, 2016

Riken Keiki SDWL1RI wireless gas detector gains ISA100 Wireless certification

The SDWL1 is a wireless flammable gas detector built to extend the benefits of wireless detection into safety applications. The SDWL1’s non-dispersive infrared detection system ensures accuracy while the advanced reliability features of ISA100 Wireless ensure wireless communication signal truancy.

ISA announces Beamex donation to Process Measurement and Control Division scholarship fund
September 01, 2016

ISA announces Beamex donation to Process Measurement and Control Division scholarship fund

Beamex has donated $4,155.00 to ISA’s Process Measurement & Control Division (PMCD) educational scholarship fund. The donations will fund scholarships awarded to college or university students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contribution to the fields of automation and control.

ISA to participate in the Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance
August 29, 2016

ISA to participate in the Canadian Cybersecurity Alliance

The primary purpose of the CCA-ACC is to enhance the professionalization of the Canadian cyber domain through effective inter-association engagement and knowledge-sharing.

2016 ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium and Exhibition features three acclaimed speakers
August 29, 2016

2016 ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium and Exhibition features three acclaimed speakers

Attending engineers, technicians and plant managers will be able to gain the latest insights, news and trends in process measurement and control, particularly in the chemical and energy processing and other key process industry sectors.

ISA is accepting applications for 2017 educational scholarships
August 24, 2016

ISA is accepting applications for 2017 educational scholarships

ISA educational scholarships—which fund tuition, related expenses and research initiatives—are distributed annually to undergraduate students at two-year and four-year colleges and universities, and to graduate students.

2016 ISA Water/Wastewater & Automatic Controls event draws 165 global attendees
August 18, 2016

2016 ISA Water/Wastewater & Automatic Controls event draws 165 global attendees

The Symposium focused on the needs of automation professionals and on the varied challenges associated with automation and instrumentation in the municipal water and wastewater sectors, including emerging automation and control systems trends, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), instrumentation, systems integration, optimization, cybersecurity and alarm management.

System Wide Awareness Training (S.W.A.T.)
September 12, 2016 - October 7, 2016

System Wide Awareness Training (S.W.A.T.)


Houston, TX

Intensive training for protecting control systems from cyber attack

During four consecutive weeks, ISA—the developer of the world’s only consensus-based industrial cybersecurity standards (ISA/IEC 62443)—will be offering a series of basic-to-advanced, hands-on and highly-intensive industrial data communications and cybersecurity training courses.

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IACS Cybersecurity Training Camp
September 7, 2016 - September 29, 2016

IACS Cybersecurity Training Camp


Houston, TX

Get the comprehensive operational (OT) cybersecurity training you need

Only a staff well trained in operation focused cybersecurity can protect the vital industrial automation software, systems, and devices that control an industrial facility.

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ISA launches SCADA Systems Standards Committee
August 02, 2016

ISA launches SCADA Systems Standards Committee

ISA112 will develop standards and technical reports intended to improve the overall reliability of supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system design, installation, integration and operation of the infrastructure for pipelines, water and wastewater, power, oil and gas, and other industries.

47th Annual "Fundamentals of Industrial Automation, Instrumentation, and Control"
May 2, 2017 - May 4, 2017

47th Annual "Fundamentals of Industrial Automation, Instrumentation, and Control"


Birmingham, AL

The course will cover fundamentals of process variable measurements; process control loops and tuning with process control exercises. Programmable Logic Controls (PLC), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), and final control elements will be presented and discussed.
The course is directed towards engineers, technicians, I&C team leaders, sales personnel, and other technical/automation professionals.

ISA publishes second edition Industrial Automation and Control System Security Principles
July 21, 2016

ISA publishes second edition Industrial Automation and Control System Security Principles

The title of the second edition—Industrial Automation and Control System Security Principles: Protecting the Critical Infrastructure—was expanded and updated to reflect the latest advances in industrial automation and control system (IACS) security.

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ISA salutes 2016 Fellows and Celebrating Excellence Award honorees
July 08, 2016

ISA salutes 2016 Fellows and Celebrating Excellence Award honorees

Elevation to the distinguished grade of ISA Fellow is granted to Senior Members in recognition of their exceptional engineering scientific contributions to the field of automation.

ISA’s 59th Power Industry Division and EPRI Symposium draws more than 150 power generation professionals
July 08, 2016

ISA’s 59th Power Industry Division and EPRI Symposium draws more than 150 power generation professionals

Attendees met face to face with the leading authorities and thought leaders at the pulse of change in the energy industry and gained the critical insights and perspectives needed to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving energy marketplace.

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IET releases technical program for its 2016 EVI-GTI and PIWG conference
July 05, 2016

IET releases technical program for its 2016 EVI-GTI and PIWG conference

Drawing on the expertise and insights of some of the world’s leading gas turbine experts and specialists, the technical program will showcase instrumentation techniques, developments and applications within gas turbines measurement and control systems.

ISA and Beamex to co-host webinar on differential pressure flowmeter calibration
June 28, 2016

ISA and Beamex to co-host webinar on differential pressure flowmeter calibration

The webinar, which will be held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, will feature three automation experts: David Spitzer, PE, founder of Spitzer and Boyes; Ned Espy, Technical Director at Beamex; and Roy Tomalino, Professional Services Engineer at Beamex

Early bird registration deadline for ISA’s 2016 Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium extended to 1 July
June 17, 2016

Early bird registration deadline for ISA’s 2016 Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium extended to 1 July

The best and brightest minds will explore the critical issues and challenges in automation facing the water/wastewater industry at the event, which will be held 2-4 August 2016 at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort in Orlando, Florida.

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ISA releases preliminary program for Power Industry Division (POWID) and EPRI Symposium
June 15, 2016

ISA releases preliminary program for Power Industry Division (POWID) and EPRI Symposium

The 59th Power Industry Division (POWID) and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Symposium will be held 27-30 June 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina USA.

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Increasing Diversity in Automation
June 06, 2016

Increasing Diversity in Automation

This article shares the opinions of minority participants actively working in the field of automation. Their experiences serve as a sanapshot of the reality that they and their peers face in today's automation industries.

ISA’s 16th Fugitive Emissions-LDAR Symposium draws more than 120 air quality professionals
May 26, 2016

ISA’s 16th Fugitive Emissions-LDAR Symposium draws more than 120 air quality professionals

More than 120 plant, refinery, air quality and emissions professionals attended ISA’s 16th annual Fugitive Emissions-LDAR Symposium 16-20 May 2016 in scenic Denver, Colorado USA.

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May 24, 2016

ISA releases abstract call for 2016 Process Control and Safety Symposium and Exhibition

The ISA program committee calls for process industry leaders, particularly in the chemical and energy processing fields, to submit abstracts for presentation consideration prior to July 22

Registration opens for ISA’s 2016 Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium
May 20, 2016

Registration opens for ISA’s 2016 Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium

This event—focusing on the challenges associated with automation and instrumentation in the water and wastewater sectors—includes an extensive, two-day program of technical presentations; a tour of a local wastewater treatment plant; and a supplier showcase.

August 8, 2016 - September 1, 2016

Technical Training Camp Colorado - August


Denver Area, CO

The benefits of attending ISA Technical Training Camp
Highly condensed, rigorous instruction that speeds learning and mastery of skills while saving time and expenses.
The opportunity to take multiple ISA training courses at one location, and at a discounted rate.
The ability to earn Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for each course attended.

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NC Army National Guard honors ISA for providing industrial cybersecurity training at Cyber Shield 2016
May 13, 2016

NC Army National Guard honors ISA for providing industrial cybersecurity training at Cyber Shield 2016

ISA was selected by the National Guard to provide hands-on industrial cybersecurity training in support of Cyber Shield 2016. More than 1,000 soldiers across all branches of the military participated in the event at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

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June 8, 2016

Strategy, Tactics, and Tools for the Safety Lifecycle

Learn how one manufacturing organization approached the challenge of implementing and complying with the ISA84 Safety Lifecycle in existing facilities by adopting new management practices and software tools. What problems did they encounter? What key wins are expected, or have been realized, from the effort?

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May 18, 2016

How to Protect Your Industrial Control Systems / SCADA Systems using Cryptography

SCADA Systems and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) have their own challenges to overcome such as adhering to industry regulations, maintaining field equipment, and integrating legacy devices into modern communication networks. Attend this webinar to learn more...

ISA and Automation Federation take part in annual FIRST Championship
May 04, 2016

ISA and Automation Federation take part in annual FIRST Championship

More than 20,000 students from around the globe, from ages 6 to 18, gathered April 27-30 at various venues throughout St. Louis, Missouri, USA to put their engineering skills and scientific know-how to the test in four different age-specific, team-oriented FIRST programs.

ISA's 61st Analysis Division Symposium draws event's largest turnout ever
May 03, 2016

ISA's 61st Analysis Division Symposium draws event's largest turnout ever

More than 400 process and analytical professionals, industry experts and vendors from across the world gathered in Galveston, Texas last week to explore and discuss the latest advances in analytical processes, techniques and applications.

16th ISA LDAR Fugitive Emissions Symposium
May 17, 2016 - May 20, 2016

16th ISA LDAR Fugitive Emissions Symposium


Denver, CO, United States

ISA’s LDAR Symposium is the longest-running technical conference in America devoted solely to LDAR and air compliance professionals and their needs and concerns.

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ISA releases advance program for its 16th ISA LDAR-Fugitive Emissions Symposium
April 28, 2016

ISA releases advance program for its 16th ISA LDAR-Fugitive Emissions Symposium

ISA’s LDAR Symposium is the longest-running technical conference in America devoted solely to LDAR and air compliance professionals and their needs and concerns.

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Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) Study Guide Level III - $31.00
April 26, 2016

Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) Study Guide Level III - $31.00

Each domain area includes separate tasks which are noted in the study guides, with practice questions relevant to the tasks that pertain to the Level III exam.

Revised ISA alarm management standard approved by ANSI
April 26, 2016

Revised ISA alarm management standard approved by ANSI

Among the key changes in the new version of the standard are stronger requirements for control systems to have the functions to support good alarm management practices, new requirements for package systems such as compressors and heat trace systems, and clarifications in some terminology.

ISA promotes automation at USA Science & Engineering Festival
April 21, 2016

ISA promotes automation at USA Science & Engineering Festival

An estimated 350,000 people attended last week’s USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest STEM celebration and education event of its kind in the US

ISA delivers cybersecurity training courses at  National Guard’s Cyber Shield exercise
April 20, 2016

ISA delivers cybersecurity training courses at National Guard’s Cyber Shield exercise

More than 900 soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines will focus on training cyber teams on network defense, forensic analysis, reporting and mitigation, and incident response through interagency partnerships and collaboration.

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ISA publishes third edition of Automation Network Selection: A Reference Manual
April 20, 2016

ISA publishes third edition of Automation Network Selection: A Reference Manual

The new edition is intended to help bring clarity to a marketplace marked by a rapidly increasing number of automation networks.

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Advances in Temperature Measurement and Control, Second Edition - $79.00
April 13, 2016

Advances in Temperature Measurement and Control, Second Edition - $79.00

This book provides a comprehensive view of what is needed to take advantage of the latest developments in smart and wireless temperature measurements and control strategies.

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FIRST Championship provides a showcase for STEM-gifted young people
April 13, 2016

FIRST Championship provides a showcase for STEM-gifted young people

The April 27-30 championship—which celebrates excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), innovative thinking and teamwork—culminates regional qualifying competitions involving K-12 students across 39 countries into a final experience.

 ISA100  certifies Flowserve's PMV D3 Wireless enabled valve positioner
April 12, 2016

ISA100 certifies Flowserve's PMV D3 Wireless enabled valve positioner

The PMV D3 improves operational efficiency by allowing communication to and monitoring of process control/sensor equipment, wherever they are sited, but especially for remotely located valves.

March 31, 2016

ISA expands industrial cybersecurity certificate program

ISA now offers four different cybersecurity certificate program levels.

March 31, 2016

ISA and Automation Federation to take part in USA Science & Engineering Festival

The fourth biennial USA Science & Engineering Festival will be held 15-17 April 2016 in Washington, DC.

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March 30, 2016

ISA and Beamex to conduct workshop on calibration best practices

Calibration Best Practices: Interactive Workshop will be held Thursday, 18 August 2016 at the Space Center Houston in Houston, Texas, USA.

March 24, 2016

ISA and Beamex to conduct workshop on calibration

The Calibration Best Practices: Interactive Workshop will be held Thursday, 18 August 2016 at the Space Center Houston in Houston, Texas, USA.

March 21, 2016

Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division (FPID) Symposium report

This year's event—first time held outside of North America—draws nearly twice as many attendees as previous year.

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ISA100 Wireless End User Conference report
March 17, 2016

ISA100 Wireless End User Conference report

On March 1st the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute hosted an End User Conference with a general focus on ISA100 Wireless Applications.

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April 4, 2016 - April 8, 2016

Process Automation Boot Camp For Non-Maintenance Personnel (PABC)


Santa Ana, CA, United States

This course was specifically developed for non-maintenance personnel with little or no background in the field of process measurements and control.

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March 08, 2016

ISA 2016 FPID Symposium

The 2016 ISA Food and Pharmaceutical Industries (FPID) Symposium will be held 14-15 March in Cork, Ireland.

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March 07, 2016
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February 29, 2016

ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute certifies Murata module

Murata’s ISA100 Wireless Stack & Communication Module has achieved ISA100 Wireless Certification

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February 25, 2016

2014 ISA President Peggie W. Koon to present at conference of the National Society of Black Engineers

Peggie W. Koon, the first African American to have held the office of ISA president, will deliver a presentation at the 42nd Annual Conference of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), to be held 23-27 March 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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February 24, 2016

ISA’s 2016 FPID Symposium

FPID on March 14-15 showcases two acclaimed keynote speakers, an extensive technical program, and two valuable training courses.

February 16, 2016

ISA and Beamex to co-host web seminar on building a calibration system

The free webinar 8 March 2016 shows how to build a business case for a calibration system.

February 11, 2016

ISA recognizes Black History Month

ISA applauds the contributions of African-American automation professionals and engineers

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February 11, 2016

Petronas receives ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute Award

The award is for a research project that quantified the performance of an ISA100 Wireless based safety system at an offshore operational site.

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February 04, 2016

ISA publishes third edition of CSE examination study guide

The third edition features more comprehensive coverage of pertinent subject matter and new calculations, sample problems and tables for improved test preparation.

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February 03, 2016

ISA announces Beamex continues as Premier Strategic Partner for Calibration

This announcement signifies that Beamex will continue to work with ISA to co-develop informational and educational resources, such as custom webinars

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January 29, 2016

ISA and the Automation Federation encourage automation engineers and professionals to participate in this year’s Engineers Week

Week of activities introduce young people to the value of STEM learning and careers. 27 February 2016

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January 21, 2016

ISA to provide project management course for systems integrators

ISA and CSIA will collaborate on a web-based project management course customized to meet the specialized needs of system integrators.

January 13, 2016

ISA and Automation Federation commemorate 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition

This year’s FRC, titled FIRST STRONGHOLD , is expected to involve nearly 80,000 high school students on more than 3,100 participating teams throughout the world.

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January 12, 2016

BiTherm wireless steam trap monitor obtains ISA100 Wireless certification

The SmartWatchWeb Radio Frequency (SWWRF40) Steam Trap Monitor checks for gas and steam leaks, temperature, pressure and other relevant information related to valves and the steam system.

January 08, 2016

ISA welcomes James Keaveney as its 2016 President

Keaveney, Northeast Regional Manager and Key Account Director at Emerson Process Management, brings a strong track record in automation technologies sales and marketing and business planning.

December 17, 2015

ISA100 certifies Spirax Sarco Wireless Steam Trap Monitor

The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute certified the STAPS ISA100 Wireless Steam Trap Monitor from Spirax Sarco.

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December 16, 2015

ISA Executive Director delivers keynote at US Chamber of Commerce Cybersecurity Conference

Patrick Gouhin delivered a keynote address entitled, “Utilizing an Operational Technologies Approach to Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk” at the Cybersecurity Conference in Raleigh, NC.

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ISA publishes Foundation Fieldbus book
December 15, 2015

ISA publishes Foundation Fieldbus book

“Applying FOUNDATION Fieldbus” examines the theory of the operations and basic concepts of the FOUNDATION Fieldbus standards.

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December 14, 2015

Armstrong wireless steam trap monitor receives ISA100 Wireless certification

The AIM ST6700 has successfully achieved ISA100 Wireless certification.

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November 19, 2015

Bob Lindeman elected board member for the American Association of Engineering Societies

Lindeman will be serving a 3 year term that will allow him to further correlate ISA strategies with the broader engineering community.

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November 19, 2015

ISA’s 2015 Process Control and Safety Symposium report

The 2015 ISA Process Control and Safety Symposium, held last week in Houston, Texas, drew more than 400 attendees.

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November 09, 2015
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December 3, 2015

How to calibrate temperature instruments (part 2)

This webinar will begin with the complex applications that drive temperature measurement, such as dual element sensors and checking multiple sensors. Other advanced topics, such as end-to-end temperature loop calibration and partial loops, along with best practice applications, will be discussed. It will also include several calibration demonstrations and interactive question and answer sessions.

November 05, 2015

ISA and Beamex to co-host web seminar on advanced temperature calibration

ISA and Beamex will co-host a free webinar 3 December 2015 on advanced temperature calibration topics.

November 03, 2015

ISA and Automation Federation designate November 2015 Automation Appreciation Month

Throughout November, ISA is offering its members special benefits, promotions and discounts on multi-day classroom or online, instructor-assisted ISA training and other select ISA products.

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October 19, 2015

DAkkS signs MOU with the ISA Security Compliance Institute

DAkkS agrees to provide accreditation for Germany-based ISCI ISASecure certification bodies.

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October 13, 2015

ISA releases program for 2015 Process Control & Safety Symposium

Leveraging the global expertise of seven ISA technical divisions, the symposium is expected to draw more than 200 registrants 9-12 November 2015 in Houston, Texas USA.

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October 13, 2015

ISA approves Hitachi Raven ES Test tool

The ISA Security Compliance Institute authorized the Raven test tool for use by certification bodies in the ISASecure industrial automation and control system (IACS) cybersecurity certification program.

October 12, 2015

KPMG joins ISA Security Compliance Institute

Japan-based KPMG Consulting Co., Ltd. joined the ISA Security Compliance Institute as a technical member.

October 08, 2015

ISA International Instrumentation Symposium issues Call for Papers

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 January 2016.

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ISA publishes Industrial Data Communications book
October 01, 2015

ISA publishes Industrial Data Communications book

ISA published a fifth edition of its best-selling book, Industrial Data Communications by Lawrence (Larry) M. Thompson and William T. “Tim” Shaw.

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September 28, 2015

exida accredited to issue ISASecure certifications

exida is now conducting ISASecure SDLA certifications for supplier development organizations of industrial control and automation systems (IACS) products.

September 21, 2015

ISA recognizes Manufacturing Day

In recognizing Manufacturing Day, ISA and the Automation Federation draw attention to the growing need for skilled manufacturing workers

September 17, 2015

ISA announces 2015 author awards

Winners are recognized for their editorial contributions to ISA publications, including books, InTech and ISA Transactions.

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Honeywell Controller receives ISASecure certification
September 16, 2015

Honeywell Controller receives ISASecure certification

Exida certified the Honeywell Experion C300 Controller R410 to the ISASecure Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification.

September 15, 2015

ISA to present webinar on cybersecurity best practices

ISA and Ultra Electronics 3eTI will conduct the webinar at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 September.

September 10, 2015

Tailored Solutions & Consulting joins ISA Security Compliance Institute

Tailored Solutions & Consulting specializes in the protection of trade secrets, intellectual assets, and other sensitive information.

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Beyond Security’s beSTORM to be used by ISASecure
September 09, 2015

Beyond Security’s beSTORM to be used by ISASecure

The eSTORM software security testing tool can be used by certification bodies in the ISASecure industrial automation and control system (IACS) cybersecurity certification program.

ISA Security Compliance Institute announces Governing Board
September 04, 2015

ISA Security Compliance Institute announces Governing Board

Governing Board officers serve two-year terms and ensure adherence to annual plans and budgets.

ISA Security Compliance Institute updates cybersecurity certifications
September 02, 2015

ISA Security Compliance Institute updates cybersecurity certifications

New version of EDSA and SSA certification requirements to become effective 1 February 2016.

August 26, 2015

2015 ISA WWAC Symposium report

The 2015 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium drew 187 attendees, 35 expert speakers and 35 exhibitors to Orlando, Florida.

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August 25, 2015

ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium

The 2015 ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium will be held 9-12 November in Houston, Texas, USA.

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ISA publishes book on Fire and Gas Systems
August 06, 2015

ISA publishes book on Fire and Gas Systems

The Performance-based Fire and Gas Systems Engineering Handbook is a guide to designing and implementing performance-based Fire and Gas Systems (FGS) for process industries.

July 29, 2015

Web seminar: How to calibrate temperature instruments

ISA and Beamex will co-host a free web seminar 1 September 2015 on how to calibrate temperature instruments.

Bedrock Automation joins ISA Security Compliance Institute
July 21, 2015

Bedrock Automation joins ISA Security Compliance Institute

Bedrock is the latest in a growing number of companies to support the ISASecure Cyber Security Conformance Scheme.

July 08, 2015

2015 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium

The symposium will be taking place 4–6 August 2015 at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort in Orlando, Florida.

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June 30, 2015

ISA introduces cybersecurity courses and certificate programs

Courses include Using the ANSI/ISA-62443 Standards to Secure Your Industrial Control System); Cybersecurity for Automation, Control, and SCADA Systems; and Introduction to Industrial Automation Security and the ANSI/ISA-62443 Standards.

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June 25, 2015

ISA announces 2015 Fellows and Celebrating Excellence Award honorees

Award presentations will be made at the 53rd Annual ISA Honors & Awards Gala, which will be held on Sunday evening, 11 October 2015, at the Louisville Marriott Downtown in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

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June 18, 2015

ISA Power Industry Division (POWID) Symposium report

POWID attracts 120 attendees to examine and offer solutions to critical automation challenges

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June 16, 2015

Early bird registration deadline for ISA Water/Wastewater symposium extended

The deadline for early bird registration for the ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium has been extended to 1 July 2015. The original deadline was 15 June 2015.

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ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute Certifies Three Yokogawa Products
June 10, 2015

ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute Certifies Three Yokogawa Products

FN110, a Field Wireless Communication Module; FN310, a Field Wireless Multi-Protocol Module; and FN510, a Field Wireless Multi-Function Module have achieved ISA100 Wireless certification.

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June 09, 2015

Bitherm SL Joins the ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute

Bitherm SL offers a variety of products including steam traps, a monitoring system, compact steam trap stations, manifolds and portable detection equipment.

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June 09, 2015

NIST Updates Industrial Control Systems Security Guide

The Special Publication 800-82 references ISA/IEC-62443 on 39 separate occasions.

June 09, 2015

ISA introduces three courses for automation and instrumentation technicians

Courses cover PLCs, electrical controls and instrument maintenance.

June 03, 2015

ISA adds Mangan Software Solutions as ISA Corporate Partner

Mangan Software Solutions (MSS) is a provider of SIS Lifecycle and Process Safety Management Software.

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ISA100 Wireless exhibits at ACHEMA
June 03, 2015

ISA100 Wireless exhibits at ACHEMA

The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute (ISA100 WCI) will exhibit at the 2015 ACHEMA tradeshow in Frankfurt Germany, 15-19 June.

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June 01, 2015

ISA’s Fugitive Emissions-LDAR Symposium report

More than 160 plant and refinery professionals attended Fugitive Emissions-LDAR Symposium held 19-21 May in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

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May 21, 2015

ISA International Instrumentation Symposium report

The 61st Annual ISA International Instrumentation Symposium was held May 12 at the Westin Hotel in Huntsville, Alabama

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May 21, 2015

ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium

The 10th Annual ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium, will be held 4-6 August 2015 in Orlando, Florida.

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May 14, 2015

ISA Leak Detection and Repair (LDAR)-Fugitive Emissions Symposium

Reflecting the EPA’s Next Generation Compliance initiative, the symposium, to be held 19 May through 21 May in New Orleans, will outline the direction and recommendations needed to follow best practices

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ISA publishes Fourth edition of pocket guide on automation system tuning
May 08, 2015

ISA publishes Fourth edition of pocket guide on automation system tuning

“Good Tuning: A Pocket Guide” by Gregory K. McMillan has been updated to deliver more precise and optimal tuning for nearly all types of applications in the process industries.

ISA and Automation Federation take part in annual FIRST Championship
April 29, 2015

ISA and Automation Federation take part in annual FIRST Championship

More than 18,000 students from around the globe, from ages 6 to 18, gathered 22-25 April at the America’s Center Convention Complex and the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

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April 15, 2015

ISA supports upcoming FIRST Championship

The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship, 22-25 April 2015, culminates months of planning, inventiveness and qualifying competitions

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April 08, 2015

ISA wants to keep unemployed members

ISA allows members who are unemployed at their membership renewal date can extend their full membership status by nine months.

April 01, 2015

ISA and Beamex to conduct calibration conference

Less Risk, More Performance: Best calibration practices conference will be held Thursday, 24 September 2015 in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

March 18, 2015

Registration opens for ISA's 58th Annual Power Industry Division Symposium

2015 ISA Power Industry Symposium features five acclaimed keynote speakers,
an extensive technical program, training opportunities and more.

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March 13, 2015

ISA conference to be held in Abu Dhabi

ISA and DMS Global will host automation conference and exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 26-27 May 2015.

March 09, 2015

2015 ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium issues Call for Papers

The symposium will be held 9-12 November in Houston. Abstract submissions are due by 21 July 2015

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ISA publishes book that explores evolution of temperature, pressure and flow technologies
March 04, 2015

ISA publishes book that explores evolution of temperature, pressure and flow technologies

"The Tao of Measurement: A Philosophical View of Flow and Sensors,” by Jesse Yoder and Richard E. Morley, describes the underlying principles of flow and measurement to reveal how evolving technologies have paved the way for modern developments.

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February 27, 2015

Registration opens for ISA’s 60th Analysis Division Symposium

The 2015 Analysis Division Symposium will explore the latest advances in analytical processes, techniques, and applications 26-30 April 2015 in Galveston, Texas, USA.

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Bah humbug!
February 23, 2015

Bah humbug!

InTech
By Peggie Ward Koon, ISA
ISA is working to secure control systems using ISASecure components and systems from the ISA Security Compliance Institute. The ISA Security Compliance Institute manages the ISASecure program, which recognizes and promotes cybersecure products and practices for industrial automation suppliers and operational sites.

February 23, 2015

ISA-95 standard to reduce time to integrate business and operational systems

InTech
The ISA95 committee has completed the sixth standard in the widely used Enterprise-Control System Integration series with the publication in late 2014 of ANSI/ISA-95.00.06-2014, Enterprise-Control System Integration Part 6 – Messaging Service Model. Part 6 provides a standard set of services for the exchange of messages between systems.

Plant historians
February 23, 2015

Plant historians

InTech
By Bill Lydon
Plant historians acquire real-time data from automation and other systems to store time-stamped data at high speed to maintain a chronology of information. Plant historians were handling large volumes of data before the term “big data” become popular.

February 18, 2015

Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division (FPID) Symposium report

Nearly 130 professionals within the automation and control field and the pharmaceuticals and food industries gathered in Philadelphia.

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ISA publishes new book by Peter G. Martin
February 12, 2015

ISA publishes new book by Peter G. Martin

“The Value of Automation: The Best Investment an Industrial Company Can Make” contends that the immense capabilities of automation systems are untapped because their true potential value is not adequately measured or recognized.

February 12, 2015

Four ISA partners renew their agreements with ISA for 2015

Beamex, FDT Group, Eaton and Ultra Electronics renewed their partnership contracts with the Society.

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February 11, 2015

ISA promotes Girl Day, 26 February 2015

Girl Day is an annual celebration of girls’ interests and aptitude in STEM education and potential in STEM-related career fields.

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Peggie W. Koon assumes role of 2015 Automation Federation Chair
February 06, 2015

Peggie W. Koon assumes role of 2015 Automation Federation Chair

During 2014, Dr. Koon served as President of the International Society of Automation (ISA), which is the founding entity of the Automation Federation.

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February 05, 2015

2015 ISA Power Industry Symposium extends abstract submission deadline

Abstract submission deadline moved to 20 February 2015

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ISA publishes Measurement and Control Basics book
January 27, 2015

ISA publishes Measurement and Control Basics book

Fifth edition has been extensively updated to reflect the latest advances in automation technologies and incorporate valuable new self-study exercises and challenge-solution examples.

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January 26, 2015

ISA and Beamex host web seminar on how to calibrate pressure instruments

The free web seminar, the second in a two-part series on pressure measurement calibration, will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m.

ISA announces Rick Roop as 2015 President
January 23, 2015

ISA announces Rick Roop as 2015 President

Roop is a financial management executive, an instrument and electrical engineer, and a power plant manager.

January 22, 2015

Automation Federation to conduct cybersecurity program

The program will be held at the ARC Industry Forum, 9-12 February in Orlando, Florida

January 22, 2015

Schneider Electric FCP280 receives ISASecure EDSA certification

Exida, an ISASecure accredited test lab, certified the Schneider Electric Field Control Processor 280 to the ISASecure Embedded Device Security Assurance (EDSA) certification.

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ISA publishes book on wireless field devices
January 15, 2015

ISA publishes book on wireless field devices

Wireless Control Foundation: Continuous and Discrete Control for the Process Industry, aims to improve wireless control planning, commissioning and troubleshooting.

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ISA Publishes Reactor Measurement and Control book
January 13, 2015

ISA Publishes Reactor Measurement and Control book

Written from a practical perspective, Advances in Reactor Measurement and Control book explains how to improve batch and continuous reactor and control system performance

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January 08, 2015

ISA Power Industry Symposium issues Call for Papers

Abstract submissions are due 15 January 2015 for the POWID symposium, being held 7-11 June 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

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January 07, 2015

ISA reaccredited as an Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs

The accreditation period extends for five years, and includes all programs offered or created by ISA during this time.

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January 07, 2015

ISA and Automation Federation applaud 2015 FIRST Robotics Competition

Approximately 3,000 teams are projected to compete for the chance to gain top honors at the FIRST Championship, which will take place 22-25 April 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA

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January 07, 2015

ISA accepting applications for 2015 educational scholarships

More than $65,000 in scholarships funds are expected to be distributed in 2015. The application deadline is 15 February 2015.

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November 19, 2013

Centero joins ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute

Centero offers product integration services to process control device suppliers who are adding ISA100 Wireless capability to products in their portfolios.

November 18, 2013

ISA's Patrick Gouhin presents at Cybersecurity Framework workshop

Protecting industry and critical infrastructure from cyberattack requires the implementation of comprehensive industrial automation and control systems (IACS) cybersecurity standards, said Patrick Gouhin, Executive Director and CEO of ISA.

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September 25, 2013

ISA offers cybersecurity training at ISA Automation Week

An educational track at ISA Automation Week 2013 will provide practical guidance on how to improve cybersecurity of industrial automation and control systems.

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August 28, 2013

Peggy Smedley to keynote ISA Marketing and Sales Summit

Peggy Smedley, Editorial Director of Connected World magazine will be the keynote speaker at ISA’s 8th Marketing and Sales Summit, which will be held 11-13 September 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

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April 25, 2013

ISA announces introductory course on process safety

Process Safety Fundamentals (EC50CT) provides a sound foundational understanding of leading process safety concepts, standards and procedures, and accentuates the need to regard process safety as a fundamental daily priority.

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March 13, 2013

ISA announces TechTour 2013

Training program makes available several of ISA’s technical training courses to a majority of cities in the US where expert-led ISA instruction has not previously been offered.

February 14, 2013

Automation Federation helps Obama with cybersecurity

Representatives of the Automation Federation participated in key meetings with White House National Security Staff to help forge national cybersecurity standards, guidelines and compliance testing.

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February 12, 2013

ISA publishes new book on cybersecurity

"Industrial Automation and Control System Security Principles" outlines security principles, practices and standards that can safeguard critical infrastructure, defense establishment, and production capabilities from the risks of cyberattack.

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February 04, 2013

ISA Automation Week 2013 issues Call for Papers

Call for Papers invites authors, experts, innovators, thought leaders, and automation and control professionals to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the conference, which will be held 5-7 November 2013 at the Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

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April 11, 2011

ISaGRAF releases version 6.0.1

This latest release bundles all available ISaGRAF 6 plug-ins and includes a series of training videos and tutorials.

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November 11, 2004

Hoffer President Joins ISA Conference Committee (Sensing and Measurement Division), Issues Call for Papers and Presentations

Bob Carrell, President of Hoffer Flow Controls, Inc., has recently joined the ISA Conference committee for the Field Devices-Sensing and Measurement category. The ISA Conference for 2005 will be held in Chicago, IL next year during October 25th-27th. To this end, we are issuing a call for papers, asking you to join [...]

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ISA Automation has introduced in innovative tool to assure true user accountability

ISA Automation inc. (Rouyn-Noranda, Qc) has released their identification add-on named “Only U”. We believe that Only U is the single most efficient tool to implement true security and traceability in Visual Basic compliant SCADA applications. Our field experience has shown us that security has always been put [...]

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