PCS2018: Oct 29 - Nov 1, Houston, TX | ISA
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Training: 29 October Conference: 30 October - 1 November Houston, TX USA  

* NEW LOCATION! * ** EXPANDED CONTENT!! ** *** GREATER OPPORTUNITIES!!! ***  

ISA PCS is THE Process Event for Industry Professionals

This year’s event has been expanded to deliver more comprehensive technical content to a broader range of professionals in the energy processing and process manufacturing industries. 

ISA PCS 2018—Process Industry Event combines the technical expertise, knowledge and experience of ISA—the global leader in process automation standards, training and education—along with two other leading engineering and manufacturing associations: 

  • The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology. 
  • The society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP), an association committed to improving plant maintenance, reliability, and physical asset management. 

PROGRAM BENEFITS

By offering a leading-edge technical program for addressing the demands of a changing world, ISA PCS 2018—Process Industry Event is the process industry event that engineers, and automation professionals can't afford to miss. 

  • Keynote presenters will reflect on the imagination of today’s thought leaders and innovators, and provide perspective on the latest advances and trends in manufacturing technologies and applications. 
  • Six technical tracks will cover the crucial issues facing today’s manufacturing decision-makers—and those expected to determine both success and failure in the years ahead. 
  • Expert-led training courses will provide an added advantage for professional development on topics related to industrial cybersecurity, alarm management and safety instrumented system criticalities. 
  • An Exhibitor Showcase of networking and promotional opportunities featuring nearly 7,000 sq. ft. of industry products/services and solutions.  

See photos from last year's event here.


Presentation Topics Include:

Process Control

  • Process Optimization
  • Procedural Control Applications
  • Automation Projects and Project Management
  • Operator Performance (HMI, Alarm Management, and Training)
  • Instrument Calibration
  • Intelligent Device Management
  • SCADA Projects and Applications

Cybersecurity

  • Cybersecurity and Functional Safety Lifecycle
  • Supply Chain Cybersecurity
  • Best Practices in Cyberecurity Risk Assessment

Safety Systems

  • SIL Determination
  • Functional Safety LIfecycle Data Flow

NEW HOT TOPICS!

  • Electrical Engineering Basics
  • Electrical Standards
  • Equipment - Monitors/Switchgear
  • Power Protection
  • Electrical Network and Controls
  • Maintenance & Reliability

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

All engineers, automation professionals, industry leaders, business owners, and others representing major oil, gas and chemical companies in midstream and downstream sectors as well as engineering and manufacturing groups and associations. 

Young engineers will find the event particularly valuable as it's a single gathering for obtaining the essential foundational knowledge and training upon which vital, on-the-job skills develop and lasting professional expertise and success is based.

Top 5 Reasons to Attend 

1. View state-of-the-art products and technology services and solutions 

2. Gain a competitve edge by participating in ISA training courses

3. Attend thought-provoking keynote sessions delivered by industry leaders

4. Participate in a variety of technical tracks and topical sessions

5. Network with peers and make valuable professional connections


AGENDA SAMPLE

Tuesday, 30 October:

7:00AM — 5:00PM Registration

7:00AM — 8:00AM Breakfast/Networking/Exhibits

8:00AM — 9:00AM Welcome Remarks, Keynote Presentation

9:00AM — 10:00AM Networking Break and Exhibits

10:00AM — 11:30AM Session 1 Track Break Outs  

11:30AM — 12:30PM Networking Break and Exhibits

12:30PM — 1:30PM Lunch/Networking/Exhibits

1:30PM — 3:00PM Session 2 Track Break Outs

3:00PM — 3:30PM Networking Break and Exhibits

3:30PM — 4:30PM Session 3 Track Break Outs 

5:00PM Opening Night Reception


Wednesday, 31 October:

7:00AM — 5:00PM Registration

7:00AM — 8:00AM Breakfast/Networking/Exhibits

8:00AM — 9:00AM Keynote Presentation

9:00AM — 10:00AM Networking Break and Exhibits

10:00AM — 11:30AM Session 1 Track Break Outs  

11:30AM — 12:30PM Networking Break and Exhibits

12:30PM — 1:30PM Lunch/Networking/Exhibits

1:30PM — 3:00PM Session 2 Track Break Outs

3:00PM — 3:30PM Networking Break and Exhibits

3:30PM — 4:30PM Session 3 Track Break Outs 

5:00PM Evening Reception 


Thursday, 1 November:

7:00AM — 5:00PM Registration

7:00AM — 8:00AM Breakfast/Networking/Exhibits

8:00AM — 9:00AM Keynote Presentation 

9:00AM — 10:00AM Networking Break and Exhibits

10:00AM — 11:30AM Session 1 Track Break Outs 

11:30AM — 12:30PM Networking Break and Exhibits

12:30PM — 1:30PM Lunch/Networking/Exhibits

1:30PM — 3:00PM Session 2 Track Break Outs  

3:00PM — 3:30PM Networking Break and Exhibits

3:30PM — 4:30PM Session 3 Track Break Outs  

**Subject to change, as the final program is still under developement.

Download the ISA PCS2018 Mobile App

This mobile event technology platform will allow attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors to navigate the event program and location, communicate and connect with other event participants, gather critical industry supplier information, share attendee experiences and compete with fellow attendees for leaderboard status, virtual drawings for prizes, AND MUCH MORE!

  • Click here to Download the Socio App
  • Sign up and setup your attendee profile
  • Go to the Events Tab and select Search for an Event
  • Enter (Search): 2018 ISA Process Control & Safety Symposium and Exhibition
  • Select Join Now and enter the passphrase: PCS2018

TRAINING

Cutting-edge technical training for the everchanging automation industry

To complement the content you gain through your attendance, a number of ISA-sponsored, technical training courses will be offered before and after the event. 

Introduction to Industrial Automation Security and the ISA/IEC 82443 Standards (IC32C)

Date: Monday, 29 October 2018 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CEUs/PDHs: .7  

Member: $650.00 Community Member/List: $815.00  

This seminar teaches you the basics of the ISA/IEC 62443 standards and how these can be applied in the typical factory plant. In this seminar, you will be introduced to the terminology, concepts, and models, as well as the element of creating a cybersecurity management system will be explained along with how these should be applied to industrial automation and control systems.


CyberSensors: Advancements in Automation CyberPhysical Security (IC87C)

Date: Monday, 29 October 2018 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CEUs/PDHs: .7  

Member: $650.00 Community Member/List: $815.00  

The Industrial processing and manufacturing world faces considerable technical and practical challenges as it strives to provide safe, secure, profitable operations in a wide range of settings with varying levels of automation. In many instances where new sensors and instrumentation technology are being developed for specific use cases identified by the manufacturers, the vendors arrive at solutions that require remote access, may or may not require interoperability with legacy equipment. Perhaps even more importantly is that such system designs and associated operational processes come into direct conflict with cybersecurity demands. The issues – technical, logistical, programmatic – associated with cybersecurity for automation systems continue to expand in scope and urgency. This is driven by the increasing use of network-centric components and instrumentation that is integrated into modern DCS and SCADA systems. This has led to a financially unsustainable cybersecurity strategy – one in need of technical and fiscal change. 

Introduction to the Management of Alarms Systems (IC39C)

Date: Monday, 29 October 2018 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CEUs/PDHs: .8  

Member: $650.00 Community Member/List: $815.00  

This course focuses on the key activities of the alarm management lifecycle provided in the ANSI/ISA18.00.02 standard, Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries. The activities include the alarm philosophy development, alarm rationalization, basic alarm design, advanced alarm techniques, Human Machine Interface (HMI) design for alarms, monitoring, assessment, management of change, and audit.


An Introduction to Safety Instrumented Systems (EC50C)

Date: Monday, 29 October 2018 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CEUs/PDHs: .7  

Member: $650.00 Community Member/List: $815.00  

There are many ways of designing a safety instrumented system (SIS). Questions like these are being asked by users and engineering firms alike:  

Which technology should be used (electric, electronic, programmable)? What level of redundancy is appropriate (single, dual, or triple)? How often should systems be tested (monthly, quarterly, yearly, or once per shutdown)? What about field devices (technology, level of redundancy and test intervals)?  

Debate continues at to how one even makes these choices (past experience, qualitative judgement, quantitative analysis, etc.) This seminar will cover the basics of what needs to be done in the design and selection of safety systems. 

Note: Registration for training courses is separate from, and in addition to, your conference registration fee.  

For more information or to register, click on the course link above, or contact ISA at +1 919-549-8411 or info@isa.org.  

VENUE

The Westin Houston, Memorial City 945 Gessner Road Houston, TX 77024 Phone: +1 281-501-4300 

ISA Discounted Rate: $189.00/per night Reservation Deadline: 5 October 2018 

Make your reservation today!

PCS2018—Process Industry Event will be held at The Westin Houston, Memorial City. Located in the heart of the exciting Memorial City District, the hotel connects to the Memorial City Mall via skywalk. The mall offers an extraordinary shopping experience with a large variety of national and international brands and stores. A family-friendly destination, the Memorial City Mall is also home to the Cheesecake Factory and Cinemark 16-screen movie theater, a double-decker carousel, Ice Skate USA, the Children’s Play Castle, and the Loco-Motives train.

More about the venue

REGISTRATION

Attendee Registration

ISA/IEEE/SMRP Member: $645.00 USD Affiliate Member: $730.00 USD Non-Member/List: $810.00 USD Student: $125 USD Non-working Retiree: $275 USD 

Speaker Registration

1 Day Event Speaker: $100.00 USD 2 Day Event Speaker: $200.00 USD 3 Day Event Speaker: $300.00 USD 


SPONSORS

Thank You to Our 2017 PCS Champions!

Platinum Champions

Gold Champions

Silver Champion

Bronze Champion

Media Sponsor

2017 EXHIBITORS

ALTIZON Applied Control Engineering, Inc ae Solutions Applitek NV BakerRisk Classic Automation Clearguard Draeger, Inc. DYNAMICS Scientific Production Center USA, INC. Emerson Automation Solutions Emphatec exida  

HIMA Americas Honeywell/Relevant Solutions Kinetrol Mangan Software Solutions Maverick Technologies Neste Jacobs Pointfar Automation Radiflow, Ltd. Rockwell Automation Schneider Electric United Electric Controls Weintek USA, Inc. Wood Group

Exhibit/Sponsorship Opportunities! 

PCS 2018 will give you the opportunity to meet face-to-face with a variety of industry decision makers searching for solutions, products, services and partners they can trust to make their jobs easier.  

Guarantee your access to this prime audience of prospects, customers, buyers, and influential leaders in the process control and safety industries. Contact one of our event specialists below for more information!  

Laura Martinez 919-314-6708 lmartinez@automation.com  

Chris Nelson 919-990-9265 chris@automation.com  

Richard Simpson 919-414-7395 richard@automation.com