June 2018 Section Meeting

Topic: ISA Standards Update

ISA Standards Overview June 2018

About ISA Standards:
ISA Standards help automation professionals streamline processes and improve industry safety, efficiency, and profitability. Over 150 standards reflect the expertise from over 4,000 industry experts around the world. Since 1949, ISA has been recognized as the expert source for automation and control systems consensus industry standards.

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About our guest speaker Mr. Nicholas P. Sands, CAP, P.E., ISA Fellow
NickSandsNick is currently a Manufacturing Technology Fellow working for DuPont’s Kevlar®, Nomex®, and Tyvek® businesses and the Global Alarm Management Leader for DuPont. In his 25 years with DuPont, he has been a business process control leader, site process control leader, process control consultant, and plant control engineer in several different businesses. He has worked on or led the development of several corporate standards and best practices in the areas of automation competency, safety instrumented systems, alarm management, and process safety.

Nick is an ISA Fellow, the current ISA Vice President of Standards and Practices, a past VP of Professional Development, and a volunteer in the development of the Certified Automation Professional program. He is co-chair of the ISA18 committee on alarm management, a member of the ISA101 committee on HMI, and secretary of the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) committee that published the alarm management standard IEC62682. He has written many articles and papers on alarm management, safety instrumented systems, and professional development.

Nick is a Certified Automation Professional and a licensed engineer in the state of Delaware. His path to instrumentation and control started when he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech.

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