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”.
Free Wind or Bought Wind? The Transition from Sail- to Steam-Powered Vessels About our Technical Presentation: The ISA New Orleans Section is pleased to have historian and author, John Laurence Busch, return for a second speaking engagement. John initially presented the history of how the first steam-powered ship, […]
Recorded Presentation Topic: Power Quality & Energy Management: Increasing Reliability with Assessments and Monitoring Presentation: September 2018 ISA Section Meeting Slides About our Technical Presentation: Poor power quality can result in equipment damage, production scrap loss, and even costlier downtime. A Single interruption power outage interruption in the […]
Topic: ISA History, Change and Path Forward, and ISA 84 Discussion with Paul Gruhn Presentation (PDF): ISA History Change and Path Forward Useful Links: Pre-recorded ISA Webinars About Our Guest Speaker, Paul Gruhn, P.E., CFSE: Paul Gruhn is a Global Functional Safety Consultant with aeSolutions in Houston, Texas. […]
We’re planning our future, and we want you to be a part of that. The ISA New Orleans Section will hold two planning sessions for the 2018/2019 year and beyond, and you’re invited.
Happy Independence Day to all of our members! Please note that we will not conduct a July Section Meeting. Look for information on the August Section Meeting coming soon. Have a safe and happy summer!
Topic: ISA Standards Update Presentation: ISA Standards Overview June 2018 About ISA Standards: ISA Standards help automation professionals streamline processes and improve industry safety, efficiency, and profitability.
Topic: Ethics – Common Licensure Laws and Rules Violations and How to Avoid Them Presentation (PDF): 2018 Automation Engineers Meeting, Metairie, May 2018 Our May 2018 Section Meeting featured a presentation on Ethics from the Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board (LAPELS).