Category: Section Meetings

April 2019 Section Meeting

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.

October 2018 Section Meeting

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, […]

September 2018 Section Meeting

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 […]

August 2018 Section Meeting

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. […]

May 2018 Section Meeting

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).