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Management, engineering, production, information technology, and research and development professionals from more than 70 countries will gather at the Reliant Center in Houston, Oct. 2 to 4, for the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society (ISA) EXPO 2007.
ISA, a global, nonprofit technical solutions organization with more than 30,000 members, will offer in-depth industry coverage beneficial to individuals who work in automation, control systems, plant communications and networks, plant operations, and maintenance and systems integration in a continuous or batch manufacturing environment.
One event, six exchanges
ISA EXPO 2007, North America’s largest automation and control exhibition, will focus on six technology exchanges: security, wireless and networking, process automation, environmental and quality control, safety and enterprise integration.
Show-goers can discuss best practices, lessons learned and possible solutions related to specific automation problems within these areas of interest. The event will host peer-reviewed technical sessions, briefings on essential standards, topical forums, standards development meetings and the ISA EXPO exhibition.
“This year’s exchange concept allows our attendees to enjoy comprehensive presentations of automation and control solutions, ideas and information in the areas that interest them most,” said Dale Lee, ISA director of education, convention and certification. “They’re able to really capitalize on the content we offer, network with like-minded professionals and customize their ISA EXPO experience.”
The process automation will focus on designating instruments and instrumentation systems used for water-related measurement and control. Sessions will cover flow measurement, model predictive control, batch applications, advanced regulatory control and more. Panels and discussions on distillation processes and instrumentation and valve standards will be offered.
The environmental and quality control exchange may be especially beneficial for those in the water and wastewater field. Presentations will examine relevant issues such as in-line sensors and building control issues.
It is ISA’s mission to present training that is unbiased, vendor-neutral and focused on practical technological applications. For this year’s exhibition, ISA will offer 20 of its most popular courses all under one roof. Participants may earn continuing education units (CEUs) through many options. Water and wastewater professionals might be particularly interested in the following educational offerings:
Online registration is available for these and other courses through Sept. 17. Please note that many training program start dates precede those of ISA EXPO. If you are not sure whether a particular course is right for you, many descriptions include a preinstructional survey for evaluating current knowledge of course material and reviewing the types of questions registrants will be able to answer upon completion.
Outside the classroom
ISA EXPO 2007 will offer a number of outside-the- classroom learning and networking opportunities as well. Consider some of these special events when putting together your schedule:
For more event information and to register, visit www.isa.org/isaexpo2007.