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February 2018

Smart Machines in Manufacturing and OEM Skids

February 13 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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May 2018

ICS Network Security – Vulnerability and Risk

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Rensenhouse Electric Supply, 8750 Elmwood Ave
Kansas City, MO 64132 US
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This ISAKC Technical Luncheon is graciously sponsored by Wachter, Inc. This presentation will cover Vulnerability Assessment & Prioritization of Risk for Industrial Control System (ICS) Networks.  Failure to comprehend  vulnerabilities and risks for the ICS Network can have catastrophic results.  A clear understanding of vulnerabilities and risks is the first step to an  adequate solution. Presenter: Daniel Alvarez, CSSA Bio:  Daniel Alvarez is a Senior ICS Architect at Wachter Inc., a leading nationwide designer, integrator, and service provider of power and technology systems.…

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Designing and Tuning Feedback and Advanced Regulatory Control Strategies (EC05)

May 22 - May 24

The required field of knowledge of a process control engineer has expanded significantly in recent years. What once was limited to measurement technology, signal transmission and feedback control has now expanded to include alarm management, safety instrumented systems, integration of automation and business systems, plus a host of other technologies. Good process control techniques are still as important as ever. This course will provide the foundation which will allow a process control engineering to make appropriate use of all technologies…

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June 2018

June DINNER Meeting – Eat, Drink, Play, and ISA at Dave and Busters!

June 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dave and Busters – Overland Park, 6811 W. 135th St
Overland Park, KS 66223 US
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All About ISA and ISA-KC Officer Elections This fun night is for YOU!  An engaging, interactive presentation to learn more about ISA is followed by time to play some games, visit or network at Dave and Busters.  A $15.00 POWER CARD is included with your ticket!!! We hope you will bring a guest. Maybe your spouse wonders what this ISA thing is. Maybe you have a co-worker you would like to introduce to ISA without all the hurry and tech-talk…

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July 2018

Safety Instrumented Systems – Design, Analysis, and Justification (EC50)

July 30 - August 3

This course focuses on the engineering requirements for the specification, design, analysis, and justification of safety instrumented systems for the process industries. Students will learn how to determine safety integrity levels and evaluate whether proposed or existing systems meet the performance and documentation requirements defined in the ISA84 (IEC 61511) standard. This course is required for the ISA84 Safety Instrumented Systems Certificate Programs. Your course registration includes your registration for the exam. Those who successfully complete this course and pass…

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September 2018

How Rare is Rare – considering those less-likely Process Safety events

September 11 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Burns and McDonnell, 9450 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114 US
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Sponsored by:  Experitec Inc., an Emerson Impact Partner Speaker:  Mike Schmidt, Principal, Bluefield Process Safety This presentation will discuss those rare but conceivable events sometimes dismissed as “not credible” (but actually are) and how the likelihood of those events can be calculated.  The discussion starts with meteors, but goes on to review earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, an airplane crashing into your plant, and other events.  ISA members should find it interesting and just as importantly, applicable. Date: Tuesday, September 11th Location:…

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October 2018

Swagelok Kansas City Fabrication Facility Tour

October 9 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Swagelok, 7864 Barton Street
Lenexa, KS 66214 US
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Come see the Swagelok Custom Solution fabrication capabilities, hose cell, component cutaways, training rooms, warehouse and onsite inventory, as well as have the opportunity to speak with our in-house engineers, technical product experts and technician team.  We’ll plan to discuss both recent project highlights and applications of emphasis such as grab sampling and instrument enclosures. Date:  October 9th, 2018 Location:  Swagelok Fabrication Facility, 7864 Barton Street, Lenexa, KS  66214 11:15 – 11:30  Arrival, Networking, Lunch 11:30 – 11:40  ISAKC update…

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November 2018

Cyber Security Audit and Remediation for Industrial Control Systems

November 13 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
IPS – Integrated Project Services, LLC, 13200 Metcalf Ave suite 400
Overland Park, KS 66213 United States
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THANK YOU to New Frontier Technologies for sponsoring this meeting! This presentation will describe the inputs, methods, and outputs involved in performing a cyber security audit for a supervisory control system in a regulated industry.  The presentation will describe one such specific audit and will also outline the specific remediation steps implemented in response to audit findings. Speaker:  Mike Walden is New Frontier Technologies’ leader of Business and Project Development.  Mike has been designing, deploying, and testing industrial control systems since…

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