Conference: 4 - 6 November Training: 7 November Houston, TX USA  


ISA Technical Training

Take advantage of ISA technical training! This is yet-another opportunity to expand your professional development and gain CEU or PDH credits by attending one of these courses being held in conjunction with PIC 2019.

Thursday, 7 November 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Introduction to Industrial Automation Security and the ISA/IEC 62443 Standards (IC32C) Instructor: Marco Ayala

This course teaches you the basics of the ISA/IEC 62443 standards and how these can be applied in the typical factory or plant. In this class, 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) Instructor: Peter Fuhr 

This course presents a substantial change to cyber- and cyberphysical security that is arising in the electric utility SCADA domain. Advances in technology as well as business operation changes are presented with specific impacts on legacy SP95/99 (Purdue Model and zones & conduits) architectures. Modern advances in sensor technology, IT/OT cognizant systems, the latest wireless and Internet of Things (IoT and Industrial IoT) are layered into the "cybersensors" discussions providing implications for seamless integration into IT security and OT operational systems. Numerous examples of real-world deployments are covered for facilities using supervisory control and acquisition (SCADA) systems. 

Introduction to the Management of Alarm Systems (IC39C) Instructor: John Bogdan  

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) Instructor: Paul Gruhn 

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. 

For more information or to register, click on the course links above, or contact ISA at +1 919-549-8411 or  

Training also being held in conjunction with ISA PIC 2019...  

The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute will be sponsoring two training event opportunities in conjunction with this year’s PIC event. It’s yet another opportunity for like-minded individuals and industry professionals to network with expert leaders and learn from their peers.

ISA100 Wireless LIVE Training Tuesday, 5 November 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Participants will learn about the basics of ISA100 wireless technology, review use cases, and learn about implementation. Certificate of completion provided with successful course completion.  

ISA100 Wireless Rapid Development Kit Training Wednesday, 6 November 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Participants will participate in hands-on training to develop an instrument and will leave the day with a working prototype of an ISA100 Wireless instrument based on WCI’s Rapid Development Kit. All participants receive an RDK as part of the registration fee.  

The ISA100 Wireless Compliance Institute provides assurances of interoperability via device and interoperability testing programs. This ensures that any supplier’s products can work securely and reliably “out of the box” in any other supplier’s network.  

Bonus: All ISA100 wireless attendees have the opportunity to register and participate in ISA PIC 2019 at a discounted rate! Registration for ISA100 is separate from PIC conference registration.