Presidents Message – July 2019

ISA New Orleans Section, Thank you to Frank Ruiz and Tim LaFranca with Parker Hannifin for a wonderful lunch and technical presentation this past Tuesday.  Frank presented several real world examples of pressure control techniques used in sample-handling systems for gas analyzers.  His command of the subject matter […]

New ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance Accelerates Education, Readiness, and Knowledge Sharing

The International Society of Automation (ISA), developer of ANSI/ISA 62443 series of automation and control systems cybersecurity standards (adopted by the International Electrotechnical Commission and endorsed by the United Nations), has created an open, collaborative forum to advance cybersecurity awareness, readiness, and knowledge sharing. The ISA Global Cybersecurity […]

New ISA book introduces an inexpensive, easy-to-understand way to protect against industrial cyberattack

With their advanced, microprocessor-based technologies, today’s industrial automation and control systems (IACS) deliver much-improved performance and features compared to their analog counterparts.  Unfortunately, these newer, networked systems-with their ability to be configured remotely-are more vulnerable to cyberattack. Security PHA Review for Consequence-Based Cybersecurity, a new book published by […]

July 2019 Section Meeting

This presentation will discuss sample-handling systems primarily for continuous analyzers; however Gas Chromatographs also use this system. These continuous analyzers are used in applications such as, stack monitors to measure Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide and NOx. They are also used in other industrial applications as process control, ambient air monitors and environmental monitors.

Presidents Message – June 2019

ISA New Orleans Section hosted a successful Symposium and Expo on Friday, May 31. I would like to thank all the Expo vendors and sponsors – Accutrol, aeSolutions, Appleton, ArtZat Consulting, Denison Technologies, EMR Associates, HMS Networks, Michelli Weighing and Measurement, Red Trident, The Reynolds Company, TriNova, and Weidmuller. I would also like to thank our Symposium speakers, Arthur Zatarain, PE and Paul Gruhn, PE, CFSE.