Today, March 22, 2019, marks the 200 year anniversary of the maiden voyage of the Steamship Savannah. We first learned about the SS Savannah thanks to two presentations that were made to the ISA New Orleans Section by author and historian, John Laurence Busch. In our March 2018 […]
ISA New Orleans Section
The ISA New Orleans Section is hosting a Symposium and Expo on Friday, May 31, 2019, from 1:00-5:00 pm. Attendance is free for ISA members, and only $10 for non-members. Learn more and register on our Event Page. Agenda ISA New Orleans Symposium & Expo 2019 Location:Hilton Garden […]
Michelli Weighing & Measurement Thank you to Michelli Weighing & Measurement for an incredible event! Michelli welcomed the ISA New Orleans Section for its May meeting. The event included a catered lunch, presentation about Michelli’s history and services, and a tour of their state-of-the-art calibration lab. About Michelli […]
Congratulations to Nick Sands for being a 2019 inductee into the Control Process Automation Hall of Fame. Nick has been a long-time contributor to ISA, as well as a guest speaker at several of our New Orleans Section meetings and events. Read the Control Global article to learn […]
Axial and centrifugal compressor control is exceptionally challenging due to the extraordinary speed and severity of problems and the extreme
consequences in terms of plant safety and performance. The fastest and most dangerous phenomenon is surge. An axial or centrifugal compressor in surge can reverse flow in 0.03 seconds going from a large positive flow to a large negative flow. Often, the negative flow is not measurable by flow meters leaving the actual situation to your imagination.
Continuous availability and the need for always-on applications have always been critical requirements in the industrial control environment. Virtualization can help you realize increased up-time and quicker disaster recovery from hardware failures, therefore keeping your process running.
ISA – TR101.02 is in its 9th revision as a working draft and is soon to be released pending a successful vote. This presentation will give you a “behind the scenes” peek at the current draft. ISA standards define the “what” and Technical Reports provide guidance on the “how”.