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Intergraph presents Intools INSIDE THIS ISSUE… 2 - President’s Message 3 - District Vice President’s Message 4 - ISA Conferences 6 - Instrumentation and the Great Blackout 7 - Thin Client Solutions 8 - Local Section Meetings 9 - Engineering Seminars 10 - Fugitive Emissions Expo 11 - M&C Seminars Sales Thoughts 12 - ISA Automation West 13 - Wireless Sensing 14 - ISA Distance Learning 15 - Job Shop 16 - ISA Directory Notice NEXT MONTH’S MEETING Topic: SCADA System Speaker: Cygnet Software Date: October 8, 2003 Place: Park Place CN-10 (37-10) Event: InTools & Smart P&ID Speaker: Bruce Moore, Intergraph Corp. When: Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003 Social Hour: 5:00 pm Program: 5:45-7:00 pm Cost: None for membes & guests Hors d’oeuvres provided Where: Park Place CN-10 (37-10) 3353 Michelson Dr, Irvine Bruce Moore from Intergraph Corp will present Smartplant engineering applications for plant lifecycles at this month’s Orange County Section meeting. The primary application, Intools, delivers solutions that shorten time to market, improve compliance with safety and environmental regulations, and reduce instrumentation expense. Designed by owners/operators and EPCs in response to industry competitive drivers, Intools is integrated with other software vendors’ tools as well. The core of Intools is a single database that provides a single point of data entry or modifications; enforcing data consistency through the deliverables. Intools enables the user to create and manage instrumen- tation data in a single database. The use of one database facilitates faster, concurrent engineering, thus reducing cost. Intools is flexible and modular, integrating with upstream and downstream tasks. It accesses data, enables revisions, and creates audit trails rapidly, easily and accurately. By adapting it to your work process you can create design and reports that support the procurement, construc- tion, and testing phases. Intools also helps interfacing with SMART P&ID. The Third Annual International Process & Power Conference will be held at the Aladdin Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Sept. 24-26. It is sponsored by Intergraph Process, Power & Offshore and the Process and Power Client Community. For more information, www.intergraph.com. September 2003 ISA AUTOMATION WEST April 27-28, 2004 Planning for this popular conference and exhibition at the Long Beach Convention Center is underway. For information on presenting papers, exhibiting or assisting with the confer- ence, please contact ISA at (919) 549- 8411 or visit www.isa.org/ isaexpo2003. Photo courtesy Intergraph
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  • Intergraph presents IntoolsINSIDE THIS ISSUE2 - Presidents Message3 - District Vice Presidents

    Message4 - ISA Conferences6 - Instrumentation and

    the Great Blackout7 - Thin Client Solutions8 - Local Section Meetings9 - Engineering Seminars10 - Fugitive Emissions Expo11 - M&C Seminars

    Sales Thoughts12 - ISA Automation West13 - Wireless Sensing14 - ISA Distance Learning15 - Job Shop16 - ISA Directory Notice

    NEXT MONTHS MEETING

    Topic: SCADA System

    Speaker: Cygnet Software

    Date: October 8, 2003

    Place: Park Place CN-10 (37-10)

    Event: InTools & Smart P&IDSpeaker: Bruce Moore,

    Intergraph Corp.When: Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003

    Social Hour: 5:00 pm Program: 5:45-7:00 pm

    Cost: None for membes & guests Hors doeuvres provided

    Where: Park Place CN-10 (37-10) 3353 Michelson Dr, Irvine

    Bruce Moore from Intergraph Corp willpresent Smartplant engineering applicationsfor plant lifecycles at this months OrangeCounty Section meeting. The primaryapplication, Intools, delivers solutions thatshorten time to market, improve compliancewith safety and environmental regulations,and reduce instrumentation expense.Designed by owners/operators and EPCs inresponse to industry competitive drivers,Intools is integrated with other softwarevendors tools as well.

    The core of Intools is a single databasethat provides a single point of data entry ormodifications; enforcing data consistencythrough the deliverables. Intools enablesthe user to create and manage instrumen-tation data in a single database. The use ofone database facilitates faster, concurrentengineering, thus reducing cost.

    Intools is flexible and modular,integrating with upstream and downstreamtasks. It accesses data, enables revisions,and creates audit trails rapidly, easily andaccurately. By adapting it to your workprocess you can create design and reportsthat support the procurement, construc-tion, and testing phases. Intools also helpsinterfacing with SMART P&ID.

    The Third Annual InternationalProcess & Power Conference will be heldat the Aladdin Resort & Casino in LasVegas, Sept. 24-26. It is sponsored byIntergraph Process, Power & Offshore andthe Process and Power Client Community.For more information, www.intergraph.com.

    September 2003

    ISA AUTOMATION WESTApril 27-28, 2004

    Planning for this popular conferenceand exhibition at the Long BeachConvention Center is underway.For information on presenting papers,exhibiting or assisting with the confer-ence, please contact ISA at (919) 549-8411 or visit www.isa.org/isaexpo2003.

    Photo courtesy Intergraph

  • 2 ISA Newsletters, Southern District 11 September 2003

    Presidents messageDo you know that besides our monthly programs and education

    seminars locally here, we also have web seminars? There is still time toregister for ISAs 15 September web seminar, Introduction to DCS AlarmManagement, which explains why a properly designed alarm system isso important and what key steps should be followed to build such asystem. It will help you understand the design concepts and implemen-tation technology of alarm management. Youll also learn how to evaluatethe need for alarm improvement at your plant site. For more information

    on registration and pricing, please visit http://www.isa.org/ rd.cfm?id=3095. You will be glad for whatyou are going to learn. We are coming out with more and more web seminars, a very powerful toolto keep you up to date with the latest technologies.

    On October 21-23, ISA will have its Annual Conference and Exhibition, EXPO 2003, in Houston.This is your opportunity to take ISA training courses and visit exhibitors in their booths. All theexhibitors will show you their latest and greatest products, and show you show they actually work.Isnt that great? So, dont miss it. Also, the fall ISA Presidents Meeting precedes EXPO 2003. Thisis one of two meetings per year where you can learn about who ISA is and how it works. And moreimportantly, it gives you a clear vision as to how to become a better leader in ISA and in yourcompany. Also, it will be an excellent opportunity to meet people from everywhere who have thesame interests.

    ISA Automation West will be held in Long Beach Convention Center April 27-28, 2004. Thehost committee had the first meeting on July 17th in Irvine, covered several key items and had quitea few action items. The second meeting was scheduled for August 21st.

    Last but not least, dont forget to check our monthly program from our web site at http://www.isa.org/~oranc. We have our contact information listed on the left column of this page. Pleasefeel free to contact me or any of our board members with any questions or comments you may have.We are here to help you. - John Gong - Your President, ISA Orange County

    Orange County SectionOfficers 2003-2004http://www.isa.org/~oranc/President John GongICP DAS USA, Inc - 310 [email protected] Elect Sarah SheldonFluor Daniel 949 [email protected]

    Secretary Bis MitraFluor [email protected]

    Treasurer & Past PresidentRaj AdaniCaltrol 626 [email protected] Delegate Terry SellersSwagelok/Orange Fluid Systems714 [email protected]

    Arrangements ChairSarah SheldonFluor Daniel 949 [email protected]

    Education Chair Tim TonAmerican Lab & Systems323 [email protected]

    Education Co-ChairJohn GongICP DAS USA, Inc.310 [email protected] & Awards ChairChristine TachdjianDisneyland Scientific Systems714 [email protected] ChairBis MitraFluor [email protected]

    Membership Co-ChairDon ZeeDon Zee Associates 949 [email protected]

    Program Chair Gautam ParikhFluor Daniel [email protected]

    Program Co-ChairRomel BhullarFluor Daniel 949 [email protected]

    Publicity Chair Jumana SweisRosemount Analytical949 [email protected]

    Publicity Co-ChairEarl MontgomeryEvergreen Financial Planning949 753-2865 [email protected]

    Student Section LiasonBob HarrisonConex Systems 714 [email protected]

    Historian John QueridoJontec Systems 949 [email protected] Editor &Publications Chair - John PrinceAnalyzer Products Group714 [email protected] Bob HarrisonConex Systems 714 [email protected]

    District 11 Vice PresidentJohn QueridoJontec Systems 949 [email protected] 11 Vice Pres. ElectJim NoelFoxboro 925 [email protected] Customer ServicesDalton WilsonISA 919 [email protected]

    TREASURERS REPORT FY 2003-2004 Budget Report 8/10/03

    INCOME Actual Budget Differential Arrangement Inc $ 3,000 Christmas Event 3,000 Dues Refund 4,400 Education Inc 1,200 Exhibit Inc Interest Income 750 Other Income Honorarium Student Competition Income(donations) _______ 1,000TOTAL INCOME $ - $13,350 $13,350EXPENSES Arrangements 194 5,000 Christmas 3,000 Education 1,600 Exhibits Honors & Awards 100 Insurance 250 Membership Misc* Newsletter Planning Mtg 2004 750 Pres Spring Mtg 500 Pres Elect Training 1,500 Presidents Budget 500 Programs 500 Marketing/Publicity 500 Society Delegate 1,500 Student Competition 1,000 Student Section 500 Treasurer 30 100 ISA Long Bch Presidents Suite 250 Dist 11 Leadershp Workshop ______ _ 1,000_ _______TOTAL EXPENSES$ 224 $18,550 $ 18,326TOTAL $ (224) $ (5,200) $ 4,976Balances (as of 6/27/03)Checking: $ 8,604.83Savings: $ 4,560.89CD: $42117.45

  • September 2003 ISA Newsletters, Southern District 11 3

    A message from your DVP John Querido

    On October 21-23, ISA will haveits Annual Conference & Exhibition,EXPO 2003, in Houston, Texas. Thisis your opportunity to attend papers,take ISA training courses and visitexhibitors in their booths. While a lotof technical information is on the web,web surfing does not provide theinterface one gets from hearing aknowledgeable speaker, trainer orvendor. At the local level, ISA offers alot of this interface, but our annual C&E offers much more.Please make every effort to attend. It will pay off for you andyour employer in increased productivity. Many times membershave taken back one idea from this annual event that has paidhuge dividends.

    In conjunction with EXPO 2003, the ISA Council ofSociety Delegates will meet to elect new national ISA Officersand vote on changes in bylaws recommended by the ISA Execu-tive Board. In terms of ISA governance, the Society Delegateshave the last word. Each Section should try to have a SocietyDelegate at this meeting to represent your Sections interests.

    Also on the program is the Fall ISA Presidents Meetingthat precedes EXPO 2003. This is one of two meetings per yearwhere ISA leaders can learn about what works and doesnt andtake what they learn back to their Sections for implementation.Various technical and governance meetings take place, includingmeetings of the Board of District Vice Presidents and theBoard of Department Vice Presidents. If you are a Sectionleader or aspire to be one, you will benefit by your participation inthe Presidents Meeting.

    Are these meetings of your ISA leaders all sweetness andlight? Of course they are not. But in the process of ironing outour differences, we usually take action to strengthen your society.One of our challenges is remaining financially viable and deliverthe services that you expect from ISA. Be assured in all ourdiscussions, some of them heated, your leaders are representingyour interests. In changing times, we are making changes thatmake your membership in ISA worthwhile. With that in mind, ifyou have issues that you would like considered, please contact meat [email protected]

    John

  • 4 ISA Newsletters, Southern District 11 September 2003

    Network Optimization Technical ConferenceNov. 13, 2003, Houston, Texas The focus of the conference will be on Optimizing Networks,making them fully functional and as effective as possible in orderto increase performance potential. Contact: Rodney Jones,Technical Programming Specialist at(919) 990-9418.

    3rd International Congress on Instrumentation,Systems, and AutomationNov. 18-20, 2003, So Paolo, Brazil Papers focusing on topics as they relate to South Americancountries will be given precedence by the Organizing Committee.Brazilian and foreign papers, open discussions, short courses,tutorials, workshops, round-tables, panel presentations, exhibitorroom, student day. Contact: Telephone (55 11) 5686-3906, 5521-0296, 5541-8893, [email protected], [email protected]://www.isashow.com.br/. (For an approximate translation of this website into English,go to http://babelfish.altavista.com, enter the above websiteaddress into the Translate a Web page field and selectPortuguese to English)

    Upcoming ISA conferences, calls for papers

    49th Analysis Division SymposiumApril 18-22, 2004, Clarksville, IndianaAbstracts due: October 31, 2003. Topics include process analysis, methods, analytical applica-tions, analytical hardware and software, analytical systems,operation and maintenance, technology development andapplications. Endorsed by Center for Process Analytical Chemis-try (Univ of Wash.); Federation of Analytical Chemistry andSpectroscopy Societies, Measurement and Control EngineeringCenter (Univ of Tenn.), Air & Waste Management Assoc, andUS EPA. Contact: Jim Tatera, General Program Chair, at (812) 625-2301 or [email protected]

    ISA Automation WestApril 27-28, 2004, Long Beach, CaliforniaAbstracts due: 25 September 2003 Largest ISA West Coast Spring event-ISA Automation West.Focuses on Chemical Processing, Food and Pharmaceutical,Safety, and Water and Wastewater. Contacts: John Querido, host chair, at 949 581-5972 [email protected]; Carol St.Jean at 919 990-9387 [email protected]

    50th International Instrumentation SymposiumMay 9-13, 2004, San Antonio, TexasAbstracts due: October 31, 2003 Sponsored by Test Measurement and Aerospace Divisions Contacts: Mike Lui, General Chairman (650) 640-1132,[email protected], Matricia Smith, ISA Technical Confer-ences (919) 990-9264, [email protected]

    14th Joint ISA/POWID/EPRI Controls andInstrumentation ConferenceJune 6-11, 2004, Colorado Springs, ColoradoAbstracts due: 5 December 2003 This Conference is the only conference dedicated to theelectric power industry control and instrumentation issues. Wewelcome your proposed paper on a range of control system,instrumentation, data management, I&C technologies, and powerindustry topics. Contacts: Denny Younie, General Chair,[email protected]; Cyrus Taft, Program Chair,[email protected]; Matricia Smith, ISA TechnicalServices, [email protected]

    Above from http://www.isa.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Professionals_and_Practitioners/Conferences_and_Exhibitions/Open_Calls_for_Papers/Open_Calls_for_Papers.htm.

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    GLI INTERNATIONALHACH COMPANYIndustrial Water Quality and Process Instrumentation

    PANAMETRICSGas andLiquid Analyzers

    PROCAL ANALYTIC

    TRACE TECHNOLOGIESGas Analyzers

    including FT-IR Spectrometers, Gas Chromatographs,IR/UV Photometers, Mass Spectrometers,Physical Property Analyzers andContinuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS)

    for pH/Conductivity/ORP/DO/Turbidity/Suspended Solids/Residual Chlorine/StreamingCurrent/Ozone/On-line and Portable Water/Wastewater Samplers/Particle Counters/Flow/Level

    for Dewpoint/Moisture/Relative Humidity/OxygenHydrogen/Helium/Carbon Dioxide/Sulfur Dioxide/Argon

    for Trace H S and Total Sulfur

    AIR DIMENSIONS INC.

    Dia-Vac pressure/vacuum gaseous diaphragm sampling pumps.

    DELTA FGas Analyzers

    DRAEGER SAFETYAmbient Air and Process Gas Monitors

    100% oil-less, corrosion resistant, with a multitude of motor options.

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    for Combustibles/Oxygen/Toxicssuch as NH /CL /ETO/H S/SO /Arsine/NF /Phosphine/Silane/and Others

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    SInsitu Gas Analyzers

    RC SYSTEMSSensor/Computer Interface

    for Refrigerant Gases/Safety Monitors/Indoor Air Quality

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  • September 2003 ISA Newsletters, Southern District 11 5

    Description: Learn how to while avoiding costly mistakes in your elec-tronic record management program at ISAs 21 CFR Part 11 andcGMP Technical Conferences. With recent changes to the FDAsPart 11 and GMP guidances, compliance has once again becomea topic for debate. This conference offers regulatory interpretation based on up-to-date information and provides answers to questions thatconcern you and your company. Speakers will discuss risk-based approaches, quality, valida-tion, use of the GAMP model, and much more. In addition, aproduct showcase exhibit will feature some of the latest technol-ogy and services to ease compliance.Time and place:December 8-10, 2003, San Jose.Exhibit and presenter contact:Richard Arriola at ISA at (919) 990-9303 or by email [email protected] information:Please see http://www.isa.org/techconf.

  • 6 ISA Newsletters, Southern District 11 September 2003

    DAHL-VAUGHN, Inc.Engineering Representatives Veteran Owned Small Business

    17939 Chatsworth Street, Suite 509, Granada Hills, CA 91344Phone: (818) 368-8467 FAX (818) 368-8433 email: [email protected] Web Site: www.dahl-vaughn.com

    Applied Test Systems, Inc. Materials Testing Systems, Universal Test Machines, Ovens & Furnaces.Astro Pak, Corp. Clean Room services (LOX Cleaning). Custom High Pressure Control Panels.Beta LaserMike Industrial Non-Contact Speed, Length measurement.DaqScribe Technologies High Speed (up to 20 MHz) Data Acquisition SystemsDytran Instruments, Inc. Accelerometers, Dynamic Pressure Transducers, Impulse Hammer Kits.Flow Safe, Inc. Soft Seated Pressure Relief Valves from 15 to 9612 psig.Independent Witness, Inc. Self Contained 3 and 6-Axis data recorders complete with analysis software.Oros, Inc. Real Time FFT Analyzer from 2 to 64 channels.Pacific Instruments, Inc. Data Acquisition, Signal Conditioning and Telemetry Decomutation systems.Pressure Products Co., Inc. Sight Glasses, Sight Flow Indicators, Liquid Level Gages.Sensor Tec, Inc. Thermocouple and RTD Probes, Thermocouple wire.Stellar Technologies, Inc. Static Pressure transducers from 1 to 50,000 psi.

    I recently was enjoying oneof the classic pictures of the1960s, The Graduate, andperhaps the most famous lineof the movie is one in which agentleman advises the gradu-ate, Dustin Hoffman: I justwant to say one word to you -just one word.... plastics.

    Well, in light of the recentmassive power outages in thenortheast (no pun intended),Id like to take some poeticlicense and re-state thisfamous line:

    I just want to say one word to you - just one word... instrumentation.

    It is curious to watch the ranting of the media as they search fora precipitating event in the power outage. Lightning aroundBuffalo. Problems in Canada. Three transmission lines trippingin Ohio. System disturbances earlier in the day. Is the mediareally so nave as to believe that the electrical power systems inthis country are design such that a single event or equipmentfailure could cause such a massive power outage?

    The fact of the matters is, anyone with even a basicunderstanding of electrical power systems knows that the failureof any component or components in one area should never causea cascading effect throughout an entire region. The systems areinstrumented specifically to prevent such uncontrolled cascadingsystem failures. In a larger sense, the system worked: the wholecountry didnt get pulled down into the dark!

    The fact remains that a very large segment of the electricalload in the northeast was catastrophically lost. So what hap-pened? Multiple, simultaneous equipment failures? Improperlyset instruments protective relays? Bypassed protectionschemes? Poor protective system design? Human error? Ofcourse the answer is not known at this early stage of theinvestigation..or at least no one is volunteering any answers.

    Next month I will review some electrical power systemdesign basics and the instruments that support the electrical gridto ensure its safe and reliable operation. In the meantime, if youare so inclined, read the follow-up media reports with someskepticism. Rest assured that there will be plenty of fingers topoint once the Mystery of the Great Power Outage of 2003 getsall sorted out.Thomas J. Barker, PE, is secretary of the Los Angeles Sectionand a consulting engineer working with Southern CaliforniaEdison.

    Instrumentation and the great power blackoutby Thomas J. Barker, PE, Southern California Edison

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  • September 2003 ISA Newsletters, Southern District 11 7

    With the advent of faster servers, the need for absolute dataretention, the call for better management and support, Thin Clientsolutions have become strong solutions for many industries.

    For Initial deployments, many firms used text based terminalsession such that all data and processing remained in a centralizedconfiguration. Data is easily stored in a single location for easilymanagement and the ability to pilfer data in corporate espionagewas massively reduced. These UNIX, Mainframe, and AS/400type solutions worked extremely well and very efficient for wide,use however lacked in providing an all encompassing service thatis need my office workers on a day-to-day schedule.

    While the Wintel platform has offered a friendly environmentto users, it has lacked the support functionality necessary forcompanies with a small support staff as well as those down fallspertaining to distrusted storage across various systems, softwareupgrades, and the like. While not a new technology, but onewhich has become greatly enhanced and refined over the past fewyears, thin client services provides the capabilities similar to thoseold text terminals, with the look and feel of the traditional Wintel/ Windows environment.

    Mangers operating Thin Client service have the option ofproviding users with either a managed desktop that can be

    Thin client solutionsby Erik Rozell, Wareforce, Irvine, California

    globally updated and tweaked, to simply providing a launch ableapplication with no access to any other part of the system.Considering that the processing is preformed centrally on theserver and near (and sometimes better) that of a PC makes theactual desktop client is practically irrelevant. Supportingplatforms such as UNIX, Linux, Windows, Macintosh, and PalmOS to name a few, heterogeneous environment rollout issues arequickly quenched. Application rollout, software updates, andassistance to remote users are virtually minutes rather than thehours and days taken by previous solutions.

    The emergence and utility of thin client solutions either as astandalone or hybrid mixture to an existing environment hasevolved greatly over the past five years. The drive of HIPPArequirements, Homeland Security, Government InfoSec require-ments and the need for cheaper methodology make this a surewin across the board.Thin Client Solutions is the second in a series of articles byErik Rozell, telephony certified specialist and author of TCP/IP,Cisco training and reference materials published by Sybex,Queue and Syngress. To read his previous article,AdvancingTelecommunications with Voice Over IP, please contact theauthor at [email protected]

  • 8 ISA Newsletters, Southern District 11 September 2003

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    Local section meetingsLos Angeles Tues, Sept. 9, 4:00 pmPresident, Alan Martin, (323) 715-3374 or [email protected] tour of Moore Industries-Internationals manufacturing facilityat 16650 Schoenborn St., North Hills, California, will begin at4pm followed by refreshments. Moore Industries is a leadinginterface instrument manufacturer for industrial process control,systems integration and factory automation. For further informa-tion, please contact Steve Todd at Moore Industries, 818-894-7111 or at [email protected] No cost to members and guests.Orange County Wed, Sept. 10, 5:00 pmPresident, John Gong, (310) 265-9352 or [email protected] representative from Intergraphs with present Smartplantengineering applications for plant lifecycles. According toIntergraphs, the application, Intools, delivers solutions thatshorten time to market, improve compliance with safety andenvironmental regulations, and reduce instrumentation expense.Social hour begins at 5:00pm; program at 5:45pm. Meeting is atPark Place CN-10 (37-10), 3353, Michelson Drive, Irvine. Nocost to members or guests. For directions call (949) 474-6200.S. San Joaquin Valley Thurs, Sept. 18, 11:30 amPresident, Owen Martin, (661) 768-3268,[email protected] September luncheon meeting will be held at Hodels Restau-rant off Hwy 99 at Olive Drive. Ethernet and Wireless are Ready

    for the Real World will be presented by Moore Industries. Thepresentation will address todays need for Ethernet and wirelesscapabilities, discuss what technologies are currently available,how they work, and how they can be applied optimally to create,enhance, or improve a monitoring and control strategy. Watch forthe Annual Golf Tournament & Exhibit again later this year!Las Vegas Thurs, Sept. 18, 6:30 pmPresident, Jeff Blue, (702) 567-2061 or [email protected] will continue meeting on the next to the last Thursday of themonth at at Skinny Dugans, 4127 W. Charleston, across fromthe Elks Lodge. We are working on some local plant tours andwe would like your input on our Table Top Show next year.San Diego No Meeting ScheduledNo ISA section meeting is planned for September. However, theAssociation of Facilities Engineers is sponsoring the PlantEngineering & Facilities Management Show at the San DiegoConvention Center, Sept. 23-24. For more information or toregister, call (203) 840-9634 or visit www.sandiego2003.com.If you would like to help pump some air into the San Diegosection, please contact Bob Meijer, (619) 602-7250 [email protected], David Neuschuler of TeledyneAPI, (858) 657-9800 or [email protected] or JohnQuerido, (949) 581-5972 or [email protected]

  • September 2003 ISA Newsletters, Southern District 11 9

    by Tony Giampaolo, MSME, P.E.,Power & Compressor SystemsMission Viejo, CaliforniaIf youve ever been challenged, stumped or overwhelmed by

    your plants gas turbines, gas engines, cogeneration equipment orcompressor controls, you wont want to miss Tony Giampaolosseminars on Gas Turbine Evolution, Compressor Controls andCogeneration. Tony offers the benefit of his 30-plus year careerin the industry, bringing enormous insight and ingenuity into thecourse material, which is speckled with client case histories.These courses have met with an exceptionalresponse from the engineering community whenthey have been offered in the past.Here are short descriptions of the three courses:

    The Gas Turbine Evolution based on hisbook, Gas Turbine Handbook: Principles andPractices, begins with a brief history of gasturbines and the technological improvements madeto them throughout the years. It then explores jetand mechanical drive applications, heavy industrialand aero-derivative hardware, before discussinggas turbine systems theory, gas turbine controlsand parameter characteristics (vibration, exhaustgas temperature, rotor speed and oil pressure andtemperature). Inlet air filters and inlet air cooling,gas turbine exhaust treatment, acoustics and noisecontrol, detectable problems and borescopeinspections are also covered.

    The Cogeneration seminar provides anintroduction to cogeneration, its objectives,definitions, and applications, as well as climaticinfluences, waste heat recovery, advantages ofcogeneration, barriers to cogeneration, environ-mental restraints, cogeneration technologies, heatrecovery, equipment description.

    The Compressor Control seminar offers ageneral information about centrifugal, axial andreciprocating compressors, surge, the effect ofoperation conditions on compressors, throughputcontrol, surge control and instrument require-ments.

    Course dates and locations are yet to bedetermined. Please contact Tony Giampaolo toattend any of the courses and feel free to offersuggestions about course locations and dates.Your feedback is appreciated. Tony can be at(949) 582-8545 or Fax (949) 582-8992.

    Tony Giampaolos career spans the selection, installation,commissioning, operation and maintenance of rotatingequipment and equipment controls for on- and off-shoreenvironments. His client list includes Destec Operating Co,Frito-Lay, Inc., Mobil Oil, Nevada Power Co., SouthernCalifornia Gas Co. and Watson Cogeneration Co.

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    ISAs Third Fugitive Emissions - LDAR Symposium coverstopics including, but not limited to leak detection and repair(LDAR) methods and fugitive emissions management systems.Other topics could include data quality control, improvingcompliance, EPA regulations, tagless LDAR, and more. Thisevent, part of the ISA Technical Conference Series, will create aforum in which paper presentations, tutorials, and speaker panelstransfer information from the worlds leading experts on fugitiveemissions and LDAR to industry professionals.At ISAs Fugitive Emissions-LDAR Symposium, weve broughttogether a roster of speakers with topics that focus on theinterests of the people responsible for fugitive emissions compli-ance; LDAR Program Administrators, Fugitive Coordinators,etc. explains InspectionLogic Corp vice president, JohnCermenaro. Over the course of a day , well cover issues ofinterest to people new to LDAR as well as seasoned profession-als. Youll have an opportunity to ask questions and networkwith your peers. With the increased focus placed on fugitiveemissions monitoring and reposting over the past couple of years,the LDAR community has needed this forum. I anticipate this willbe a very lively and informative program that delivers plenty totake back with you.Time & Place

    Wed, Sept. 24, 2003, Crowne Plaza LAX5985 West Century Blvd., LA (310) 642-7500

    Directed TowardEnvironmental Air Compliance MgrsEnvironmental EngineersLDAR Program Administrators, Managers and Supervisors

    and LDAR Technicians

    ISA Technical Conference Series

    Fugitive emissionssymposium & expo

    Auditors and ConsultantsAnyone startingt a LDAR program at their facility

    Product ShowcaseDuring the conference, vendors will be on hand to discusstheir products and answer questions. If you are interested inexhibiting in the Product Showcase contact Rodney Jones at(919) 990-9418 or e-mail [email protected]

    CostMember-$295; Non-member-$345

    Orange County learns to be Heart Smart The Orange CountySection would like tothank Peggy Morley,cardiology liaison nursefrom Hoag HospitalPresbyterian ofNewport Beach, forappearing as speaker ofthe August meeting.Ms. Morley gave thesection the benefit ofher knowledge withregards to taking careof your heart. At Hoagshe spends much of her Photo courtesy John Queridotime educating patientsand the general public. The section appreciates her taking timeout of her busy schedule to visit with us during the hot summer.

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  • September 2003 ISA Newsletters, Southern District 11 11

    Data Train Institute of Long Beach is offering the following shortcourses on measurement and control.Understanding Industrial Processes, Measurement andControl (FG05)- CA

    An overview of industrial measurement and control will bepresented. Using a generally non-mathematical approach,students are provided with a foundation for communication withcontrol system professionals. Serves as a solid fundamentalcourse for introduction to other ISA courses. A hand-heldcalculator should be brought to class. Sept 9-11, 2003. DataTrain Institute, Long Beach.Understanding and Tuning Control Loops (TC05)- CA

    Covers the principles of automatic industrial control and theoperation of the proportional, integral and derivative controlmodes. Advanced concepts of cascade, ratio, and feed-forwardcontrol are presented. Methods of controller tuning are presentedand practiced. Sept 15-17, 2003. Data Train Institute, LongBeach, California.Troubleshooting Instrumentation & Control Systems(TC10)- CA

    A systematic approach to troubleshooting and start-up asthey apply to single and multi-loop control loops. Covers howpressure, level, flow, and temperature loops operate to maintain

    Measurement & control seminarsgood process control systems. A knowledge of instrumentationand control is assumed. Sept. 18-19, 2003. Data Train Institute,Long Beach.Data Train Institute is located at 4510 Pacific Coast Hwy Ste240, Long Beach, CA 90804, and can be reached at (562) 498-7922.

    Sales thoughtsRespecting customers time Most anyone in business feels the need to call on theircustomers regularly. However these days very few customershave time for a purely social call. A sales rep can turn off acustomer just as surely by wasting the customers time as byfailing to supply them useful knowledge.

    -- excerpt from PIASC Weekly Update, May 13, 2002.

  • ISA Automation West call for papersISA Automation West was developed tomeet the information and education needsof automation and control professional inthe vital western corridor. Driven by astrong focus in Chemical Processing, Foodand Pharmaceutical, Safety, and Water andWastewater, ISA Automation Westprovides attendees with the opportunity tolearn the most recent innovations inprocess control and automation, econom-ics and productivity, as well as the latesttechnologies and solutions in todaysmarketplace.

    Deadlines for presentersAbstracts: September 25, 2003Draft paper: December 15, 2003Final paper: March10, 2004

    SponsorsChemical & Petroleum Industries Div.Food & Pharmaceutical Industries Div.Water & Wastewater Industries Div.

    Safety DivisionChemical Processing Topics

    * Batch Control* Control Systems and Technology* Flow Technologies* Maintenance Management* Process Optimization* Refinery Operations* Safety and Environmental

    Food and Pharmaceutical Topics* Electronic Batch Record &

    Tracking* Impact of New Food Security Regs* Innovations in Process Control &

    Automation* Plant Intelligence and Tracking* Productivity Systems* The Evolution of 21 CFR Part 11* Trends in Packaging Automation* Trends in Plant Auton Investment* S88 and S95 Applications* Validation, Regulatory Compliance

    The Western Regional Measurement & ControlConference & Exhibition has been held in LongBeach in the past. Photo courtesy John Querido.

    Water and Wastewater Topics* Monitoring & Analysis* Networks, Wireless & Web-Based

    Technologies* Plant Design* Safety & Security* SCADA & Control Systems* Water Treatment & Disinfection* Water & Wastewater Instrumentation

    Safety Topics* Burner Management Systems* Control Systems Security* Fire & Gas Systems* Machine Safety* Medical Safety* Nuclear Safety* Offshore Safety* Personnel Safety* Power Industries Safety* Safety Instrumented Systems* Safety Management* Software Safety* Transportation Safety* Valve Safety

    Time and PlaceApril 26-28, 2004Long Beach Convention Center300 East Ocean BlvdLong Beach, California

    For more informationPlease contact John Querido, host chair,at (949) 581-5972 ([email protected]), orCarol St.Jean at 919 990-9387.

    The above is from: http://www.isa.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Professionals_and_Practitioners/Conferences_and_Exhibitions/Open_Calls_for_Papers/ISA_Automation_West.htm.

  • Opening Doors to Automation and ControlManufacturing Automation Automation IT Motion Systems & Control Networking and CommunicationsProcess Automation & Control Safety Security Standards/Compliance Productivity & Management

    For complete details and to register, visit www.isa.org/isaexpo2003

    or call (919) 549-8411

    Enter Passcode W12345 for Free exhibition registration

    2123 October Reliant Center Houston, TX

    by Bobby Sheikhan and Ross YuIntegrated Systems, RAE SystemsThe use of wireless sensing networks in fixed systems

    applications is increasing as the industry becomes aware of theadvantages of these solutions. The primary benefit of a wirelessmonitor for fixed applications is the savings gained by notinstalling hard wiring. In these applications where sensors aretypically part of a large automated network involving numerouscontrols and feedbacks, the benefits of reconfiguration andscalability provide great flexibility for the end user. Thescalability of a wireless monitoring solution allows small opera-tions to install cost-effective monitoring, yet have the number ofsensing nodes grow as the facilities grow.

    However, not all wireless solutions are created equal. Theuser cannot realize the full benefits of a wireless system if thetransmission is not robust. In the United States, many wirelessradios take advantage of the FCC license free ISM band. Forexample, 900MHz and 2.4GHz are quickly becoming thestandards for usage in many applications.

    With such crowding of the ISM bands, interferenceimmunity becomes essential. Most modern industrial radios offerdigital data transmission over a spread spectrum solution. Byutilizing a wider band of frequency, spread spectrum, such asFrequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) or DirectSequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS), is able to mitigate the

    Wireless sensing solutions for fixed applications

    interference effects of other nearby radio sources. In addition,since many digital communications protocols include a retrans-mission mechanism, wireless connections have become extremelyreliable.To learn more about wireless detection solutions, visit the RAESystems booth #1617 at the ISA show in Houston, TX Oct 21-23,2003 or visit www.raesystems.com.

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    ISA distance learning The ISA training Institute has a wealth of distance learningoption from computer-based training to videotapes, as well aslive and pre-recorded web seminars to meet your needs. Thesecourses are sure to become a critical part of your technicaltraining program!

    ISA Online Training Institute

    Whether youre looking for specific training topics foryourself or your staff, ISAs Online Training Institute has thecourses you need when you need them. You can design yourown training program or one of our training consultants would behappy to help you. The Online Training Institute keeps a recordof all your training for HR files and/or regulatory audits. We cantrack your progress so you dont have to keep up with it yourself.Browse the complete library of Online Training Courses.

    CD Training

    A wealth of technical training topics are offered on cd-romformat. Each is designed to give you a basic understanding of thespecific topic, which, when combined with hands-on practice,gives users the knowledge theyll need on the job.

    Videotape Training

    ISAs videos are an informative way to brush up on thetechnology you encounter on the job. These fast-paced lessonsinclude live footage shot at manufacturing plants around theworld. Browse our listing of almost 100 titles! Each tape isapproximately 30 minutes in length.

    Web Seminars

    These interactive presentations are conducted via theInternet and your telephone on the hottest topics in our industrytoday! They consist of two segments including a 60-minutepresentation on your computer while listening to the speakerthrough your telephone or speakerphone, and 30 minutes ofquestion and answers for participants. These seminars are offeredthroughout the year in both live and pre-recorded formats foryour viewing convenience.

    For more information, go to www.isa.org. Scroll to the farright and click on the Training tab on the blue bar, then selectDistance Learning.

  • September 2003 ISA Newsletters, Southern District 11 15

    ISA Job ShopClassified ads are open to all ISA members seekingemployment and to any company seeking instrumentationand automation personnel at no charge. Both direct andblind ads are welcome. For more information or to place aclassified ad, please email to [email protected] orcontact the newsletter editor at (714) 968-5501.

    INDEX TO ADVERTISERSAllmetal ........................................................................ 5Barton Sales ................................................................. 3Blair-Martin Co., Inc. ................................................... 15Caltrol, Inc. .................................................................. 5Capital Westward Systems & Controls .......................... 7Control Engineering ..................................................... 15D&D Engineering ........................................................ 11Dahl-Vaughn, Inc. ........................................................ 6Emerson Process Management ..................................... 11Golden State Controls .................................................. 5JPR Systems, Inc. ........................................................ 14PFT-Alexander Inc. ...................................................... 8R Kellogg Associates ................................................... 14RM Controls, Inc. ........................................................ 15Servomex ..................................................................... 10Tescom ......................................................................... 9TSS-Technical Sales & Service .....................................15VALIN Corporation ..................................................... 12WestMark Sales, Inc. .................................................... 4

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    ISA Newsletters & 2004 Directory and Buyers Guidec/o TechPubs CommunicationsPO Box 1605Costa Mesa, CA 92628

    Installing a new feedback control system?Then youll need the 2004 ISA Regional Members Directory and Buyers Guide!Buyers use the annual Guide to find local manufacturers, stocking distributors, integrators and instrument specialiststhroughout Central and Southern California and Nevada. Marketers see the Guide as a useful vehicle which keepstheir product or service in front of all 1,500 ISA members in the region. The new Guide will be distributed at the endof the year and ad space goes on sale September 1st. Space is limited and first come first served. Early orders get thepick of ad location. For more information, please call John Prince, the directory and newsletter editor, at (714) 968-5501.

    A full description of the above Rube Goldberg device and others can be found at www.techpubs.net/rube..

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