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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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October 2017

Introduction to The Management Of Alarm Systems

October 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Burns and McDonnell, 9450 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114 US
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ISA Kansas City is excited to be hosting this training course. To find out more information or register for this event, click this link: ISA Introduction to the Management of Alarm Systems   You can save and print this flyer: right-click on the image and choose "Save Image As", "Save Picture As" or "Save Target As" (depending on what browser you are using) and save a copy to your computer.

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VFD Application Techniques for Variable and Constant Torque Loads

October 10, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Burns and McDonnell, 9450 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64114 US
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Overview The terms Constant Torque and Variable Torque are casually thrown around in conversation by manufacturers and distributors alike. Unfortunately, there is a lack of understanding on how to correctly apply a variable frequency drive (VFD) in either situation. To properly size a drive one must understand the application. To understand the application, one must ask questions. Make sure you understand the specific application so as to fit the right drive to the application, because one size definitely does not fit all. Presenter Bio…

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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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May 2018

ICS Network Security – Vulnerability and Risk

May 8, 2018 @ 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, 2018 - May 24, 2018

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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