Hands-on workshops with the experts!
Technician Day provides a convenient way for ISA Automation Week attendees to gain valuable, hands-on instrumentation and automation skills training.
$125 or included with full conference registration
Technician Day Program
|Wednesday, 6 November|
|8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.||ISA Automation Week Keynote Address|
|9:00 a.m.–9:15 a.m.||Networking Break|
|9:15 a.m.–10:00 a.m.||Calibrating Smart Multi-Variable Transmitters Workshop
Ned Espy, BEAMEX
Learn about the complexity of testing popular multivariable dp cells that provide a compensated flowmeter output based on differential (inH2O), static (psia) and temperature (RTD) variables.
|10:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m.||Calibration of Foundation Fieldbus and PROFIBUS Instruments
Ned Espy, BEAMEX
Digital transmitters push the performance envelope. This dynamic technology places more pressure on maintenance personnel than ever. This presentation will cover the basics of FF and Profibus and show how these instruments can be calibrated
|10:45 a.m.–11:00 a.m.||Networking Break|
|11:00 p.m.–12:30 p.m.||Managing Instrument Maintenance and Calibration
Jim Shields, Fluke Corporation
Best practices in managing instrument maintenance and calibration. This workshop covers understanding instruments and their expected performance, proficiency in the use of calibration tools and documenting calibration results. There will be a brief overview of the process and technology, understanding specifications, and documenting instrument performance. Session includes hands-on exercises on testing, calibrating, and documenting the performance of a variety of HART and analog transmitters, pressure switches, and other process devices.
|12:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.||Lunch Break (Attendee Networking Hub open)|
|2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.||Technical Presentations - Attendee Networking HUB|
|3:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.||Networking Break|
|3:45 p.m.–5:15 p.m.||Loop Tuning and Optimization
George Buckbee, ExperTune
Loop tuning and optimization is one of the best ways to deliver more value from your existing control system. This session covers the basics of loop tuning and control performance. Topics include loop dynamics, typical control problems, selection of tuning, and practical implementation issues. Learn how to assess control loop performance, select the best tuning for your process, and deliver bottom-line results to your plant.