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November 2016

November Technical Meeting – Plant Tour

November 8, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Continental Disk Corporation, 3160 W Heartland Dr
Liberty, MO 64068 US
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Technical lunch featuring a plant tour

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December 2016

December Technical Lunch Meeting: Control Valves – Advanced

December 13, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Black and Veatch – Lamar Ave, 11401 Lamar Ave
Overland Park, KS 66211 US
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A Deep Dive into Control Valve Sizing Speaker: Michael Stinn, Emerson Sales Engineer – Midstream Oil and Gas Group Sponsored by: Experitec Agenda: 11:00 Arrival / Network and Grab Food 11:30 President goes over section news / introduces sponsor and speaker 11:35 Presentation: Valve Selection Goal Control Valve Choices Control Valve Sizing Standard Liquid Sizing Model Cavitation and Flashing Compressible Sizing Model Noise and Vibration 12:30 Dismissed   Costs: $10 Member / Student Cost $15 Non-Member Cost

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March 2017

March Technical Lunch – ICS Cyber Security Awareness Overview / Refresher

March 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Black and Veatch – Lamar Ave, 11401 Lamar Ave
Overland Park, KS 66211 US
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Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems is an on-going and growing concern.  Many ICS systems are compromised or vulnerable. Actual security or remediation should be handled by experts, but everyone in the industry needs to be aware of the situation and how to have a discussion with clients or management about how to approach the issue. This high-level overview will look at some of the methods of “attack”, the steps for awareness and mitigation and how to facilitate the discussion…

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May 2017

May Technical Luncheon – Fire and Gas Detection

May 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Burns and McDonnell 9400, 9400 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114 US
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Fire and Gas Detection – Combining flame sensing technology into a fire and gas detection system. The presentation will cover the different types of flame detection technology including the latest detectors.  It will also include an overview of determining proper location of flame detectors and the area of coverage for hazardous zones. Speaker: Adrian Loyd, Americas Sales Manager with Micropack Detection Adrian has over 40 years of experience in fire & gas detection systems.  He started his career designing systems for…

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September 2017

A Double Feature on Level Instrumentation – Dinner Meeting and 2 PDHs!

September 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Clarion Hotel – Overland Park (formerly Crowne Plaza), 12601 W 95th Street
Lenexa, KS 66215 US
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Presentations: The Impact of Level Measurement Technologies on Usable Vessel Volume Presented By: Chad Schaffer, Burns & McDonnell New Advances in Hydrostatic Level Presented By: Jeff Blair, Schneider Electric TWO PDHs will be given to those in attendance Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017 Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Location:  Clarion Hotel –  12601 W 95th Street, Lenexa, KS, 66215 (the former Crowne Plaza at I-35 and 95th Street) Cost: $27 + processing fees for ISA members. $32 + processing fees for non-members/ guests…

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November 2017

Introduction to Machine Vision, Barcode Reading and Their Applications

November 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Experitec, 11325 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, KS 66215 US
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This ISAKC Technical Luncheon is graciously sponsored by:  Power Motion, Inc. and hosted by Experitec. Overview An look at the basics of Machine Vision, Benefits and Applications of this technology and the basics of Barcode Readers, their Benefits and Applications. Presenter Bio Terry Carson is Vice President of Sales for Power Motion, Inc. and brings over 20 years’ experience in factory automation and machine vision. Schedule Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 11:00 – 11:30  Arrival, Lunch, Network 11:30 – 11:35  Brief…

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December 2017

I bought a valve!! Now what?

December 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Black and Veatch – Lamar Ave, 11401 Lamar Ave
Overland Park, KS 66211 US
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Or maybe you are getting one for Christmas!!  This meeting will review valve selection, valve types and preparing those valves for successful installation and start-up.  Understanding valve features and materials can determine specific actions for success. This ISAKC Technical Luncheon is graciously sponsored by: Experitec. Presenter Bio Our speaker, Roger Anders is the Business Development Manager for Fisher’s Severe Service valve product portfolio. Roger has worked in valve application and solution development, valve design and marketing for over forty years…

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February 2018

Smart Machines in Manufacturing and OEM Skids

February 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Burns and McDonnell 9400, 9400 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114 US
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This ISAKC Technical Luncheon is graciously sponsored by: Rockwell Automation. How OEMs can build the Smart Machines of the future, today. As market pressures make it increasingly difficult for OEMs to meet their customer’s needs, it is vital they find ways to differentiating themselves, stay competitive, build stronger customer relationships and create new revenue streams using emerging technologies. The Internet of Things, scalable data analytics, predictive maintenance, remote monitoring and mobility allow OEMs to achieve their Smart Machine vision today.…

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March 2018

Pre-insulated Tube Bundles

March 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Black and Veatch – Lamar Ave, 11401 Lamar Ave
Overland Park, KS 66211 US
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This ISAKC Technical Luncheon is graciously sponsored by Thermon, Inc. This presentation covers the design, manufacturing, and application of preinsulated tube bundles for industrial sites. Instrumentation must operate reliably to monitor critical processes and reactions, monitor emissions, and maintain control of the plant. This can require: Winterization / Freeze Protection, Process Temperature Maintenance, Personnel Protection from Burn Risk, Keeping Gas Streams Above Their Dew Point, or Prevention of Condensation and Crystallization When tubing requires heat trace and insulation for reliable performance, preinsulated tubing is…

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April 2018

How a Gas Chromatograph Works

April 10, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Experitec, 11325 Strang Line Road
Lenexa, KS 66215 US
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This ISAKC Technical Luncheon is graciously sponsored by Emerson! This month’s presentation covers the fundamentals on how gas chromatography works. Gas chromatography refers to the separation techniques used to analyze volatile substances in the gas phase.  Gas chromatography is one of the sole forms of chromatography that does not utilize the mobile phase for interacting with the analyte. The stationary phase is either a solid adsorbant, termed gas-solid chromatography (GSC), or a liquid on an inert support, termed gas-liquid chromatography (GLC).  Sure….it SOUNDS simple,…

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