ISA Analysis Division Symposium going to Baton Rouge

  • April 04, 2014
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April 4, 2014 - The presentation of more than 30 technical papers—covering the critical challenges and most recent improvements in the analytical sciences—and both introductory and advanced training courses highlight the agenda at the 2014 ISA Analysis Division Symposium to be held 4-8 May 2014 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Supplementing the content-rich technical presentations and the high-value training courses are vendor exhibits representing the top names in process analyzer manufacturing and services, the annual ISA Analysis Division banquet, various social activities, and a fun and relaxing Cajun country venue. Get in step with the latest improvements and developments The symposium will cover the latest advances and most innovative techniques, processes, developments and applications in:

  • Chemical analyzers
  • Systems integration
  • Physical properties
  • Maintenance
  • Spectroscopy
  • Chromatography
  • Chemiluminescence
  • Gas detectors
  • Sampling systems
  • Emerging technologies
  • Validation/Calibration
  • Environmental solutions

Particular emphasis will be placed on:

  • Outlining how to properly select, install and maintain process analyzers for the benefit of end users, vendors and EPCs.
  • Introducing new tools and smarter analyzers that require less support and EPCs with smarter networks that can lower the cost of ownership designs.

Technical sessions are organized in the following segments:

  • Spectroscopy, with presentations by Stuart Rye at Mettler Toledo; Michael von Edlinger at Nanoplus GmbH; Phil Harris at HariTec; Al Kania at Siemens Industry; Airat Amerov and Mike Fuller at Ametek Process Instruments and John Orendorff and John Howse at LyondellBasell; and Paul Pulicken at Bayer Business and Technology Services
  • Process Analytics, with presentations by Gary Brewer and Matthew Johnson at ABB Process Analytics; Michael Tang and Greg Meredith at Matheson Gas; Rui Huang at Applied Lab Automation Corporation; and Yufeng Huang at GE Measurement and Control
  • Emerging Technology, with presentations by Marcus Trygstad at Yokogawa Corporation of America; Paul Black at Cascade Technologies Limited; Greg Lankford at SpectrasSensors; Steve Doe at Parker Hannifin; Knut Sandven at Gas Secure; and Manny Alvarez at Alvarez Process Measurements
  • Advances in Sample System Design, with presentations by Phil Harris at HariTec, and Glenn Sheffield and Carroll Cobb at Sheffield Separator Co. LLC
  • Analyzer Maintenance & Engineering, with presentations by David Fahle, James Hobby, Janardhan Madabushi and Richard Kovacich at Servomex; Mike Powell at H2scan Corporation; and Tony Myles at Ametek Process Instruments
  • Management of Analytics, with presentations by Wendy Buskop at Buskop Law Group; Luc Belliere, Ph.D., at Sofraser; and Stephen Walton at PAI Partners
  • Physical Properties, with presentations by Tal Cohen at Modcon; Vickie Olson at Honeywell Field Products; and Zhisheng Sun and Steven J. West at Invensys Industrial Automation
  • Process Applications, with presentations by Zewu Chen at XOS; Doug Simmers at the Rosemount Analytical Division of Emerson Process Management; Marcus Trygstad at Yokogawa Corporation of America and Dana Horgen at Baylor University; Stefanie Koch at Bartec Benke GmbH; Mike Pliner at LAR Process Analysers; and Ryan Graham, Nick Stylianos and Yoav Barshad at Applied Analytics
  • Process Analytics & Safety, with presentations by Martin Hess at Intertec-Hess GmbH; Robert Bambeck at Bambeck Systems; and Nandkishor Khidkikar at Bayer Technology Services Americas

Both introductory and advanced training opportunities

On Sunday, 4 May 2014, before the technical program begins, three valuable training courses will be conducted:

  • Fundamentals of Process Analysis, an eight-hour introductory training class targeting newer professionals in the analytical field. The course, updated each year, delivers a sound overview of gas chromatography, spectroscopy, discrete gas analyzers, system design, sample conditioning systems and communications networking.
  • Increasing Sample System Reliability by Better Design, a one-day, vendor-led course that presents advanced concepts in the design and commissioning of analyzer sample systems. The course will demonstrate how to improve process analyzer reliability through better sample system design.
  • Statistical Quality Assurance Fundamentals for Laboratory Test Methods and Process Analyzers, another advanced, vendor-led course. This training focuses on statistical quality assurance fundamentals for laboratory test methods and process analyzers, and provides statistical methodologies and work processes for quantifying test result uncertainties.

Valuable training provided by industry-leading vendors On Thursday, 8 May 2014, attendees can choose from among five highly informative vendor training sessions:

  • Maxum edition II (gas chromatograph), delivered by Siemens
  • PGC5000 (gas chromatograph) - Basics of Operation, delivered by ABB
  • WDG Series of (Zirconia) Combustion Analyzers, delivered by Ametek
  • SERVOTOUGH Oxy (Paramagnet) 02 Analyzer, delivered by Servomex
  • GC800 (Gas Chromatograh), delivered by Yokogawa Training
  • Sola II On line Sulfer Analyzer, delivered by Thermo Scientific

A world-class vendor exhibit with more than 50 companies represented The premier names in process analyzer manufacturing and services will be represented at the vendor exhibit. More than 50 companies have already registered to present their solutions. Attendees will gain the opportunity to learn about every conceivable detection principle and systems integration and sample handling hardware—all in one location. Attendee and vendor registration now open! Online attendee registration is available by clicking here. About the ISA Analysis Division The ISA 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. The ISA Analysis Division facilitates program development, implementation and effectiveness through integrated planning, measurement, evaluation and interventions; and supports various specialties, including spectroscopy, chromatography, electrochemistry and sample handling. About ISA Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts conferences and exhibitions for automation professionals. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation.

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