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40 INTECH MAY/JUNE 2017 WWW.ISA.ORG association news | Highlights & Updates T he ISA Edmonton Section reached out to Dave Robinson, a long-time ISA activist, for his expertise on ISA standards. Robinson is general manager at Samson Controls Canada and vice president sales, Oil & Gas North America, Samson Con - trols Inc. Here are his thoughts: "At the 2016 ISA Fall Classic golf tournament, a fun expert panel discussion was held at lunch. The topic was: how do you use ISA standards in your day-to-day business? As I've been an active ISA Edmonton Section member at both the local and international level for many years, I was pleasantly surprised with the variety of ISA standards being used and the reverence with which they were held. "The most widely used ISA standards include instrumentation sym- bols (the first ISA standard, ISA-5.1), alarm management (ISA-18), HMI (ISA-101), and intelligent device management (ISA-TR108). Among the newest ISA standards in development is cybersecurity (ISA-62443 series). Samson is a control valve company, so we of course use the ISA-75 series of standards. A lot of these standards are primarily static, as you wouldn't want to change the control valve face-to- face dimensions' standards (ISA-75.08 series) on an annual basis. However, as technology, international cooperation, and empirical knowledge increases, we need to keep current the control valve flow capacity sizing equations standard (ISA-75.01.01), consider - ations for evaluating control valve cavitation recommended practice (ISA-RP75.23), and the laboratory measurement of aerodynamic noise generated by control valves standard (ISA-75.07). "ISA standards have a five-year review cycle, so scope groups are developed to ensure the data is relevant and recertified. "When it comes to ISA standards as a whole, one thing I'd like to highlight is that ISA is a volunteer society. This means that Soci- ety members and standards users are invited to participate on the standards committees that affect their jobs or company practices. You, from right here in northern Alberta, using your specifically acquired knowledge and experience, can have an impact on stan- dards that are used internationally! "Participating on ISA standards committees allowed me to communicate more effectively with Samson's R&D department in Germany, and together with my participation on the various ISA governance committees, has helped build my experience re- quired to be on our company's board of directors." n Insight on ISA standards Certified Control System Technicians Name Company Location Level 1 Thomas Scott Nawrocki Gary Mike Waters Christopher J. Meier Steven G. Myers Kenneth A. Deanhardt David I. Martinez Stephen J. Sheets Joel S. Graves Richard M. Wanner Domenic C. Palazzolo Michell Butts Frank Overberg Anthony M. Jarrett Jaime Damian Roger D. Henley Alvin Querubin Arthur D. Ongkingco Pedro N. Gulbe Joshua J. Studebaker Matthew C. Sharrett Joseph A. Bawidamann James T. O'Brien Christopher L. Beavers Rick M. Mirolla Giang T. Ly John T. Myer Edward V. Keen Jeffrey P. Campbell Jan A. Gramley Gildardo F. Robles Matthew G. Loup David B. Kenner Nathaniel Paul Green Robert T. Hunton Tugger C. Raymond Justin R. Minchew Richard T. Henman Von R. Watson Anthony A. Arment Carl J. Edwards Donald K. Blackburn Bryan E. Pruitt Kenneth B. Shaver Rathinam Subramaniyan None United Water Idaho None None Renewable Water Resources None Control Application & Maintenance Xcel Energy ABM Palazzolo Industrial Controls LLC None None Linde None None None None None None None None University of Michigan PCI Phar Cal Orange County Sanitation District None Orange County Sanitation District None None None Orange County Sanitation District None None None None None None None None Katzen International Inc. None TM Process and Controls Inc. Prime Controls MARKWEST Energy Partners Qatar Shell GTL Ltd. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. Germany U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. Qatar Level 2 David B. McLaren Sammy T. McCarty Gary R. Gillitzer Jeffrey M. Sullivan Eril Latorre Gregory R. Hill Scott K. Silberstein Joshua R. Bean Kyle A. Klawinsky Charles M. Easterwood Orange County Sanitation District None 3M Co. Solano Irrigation District Flint Hills Resources Tropicana Cargill Corn Milling Inc. Linde None None U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. Level 3 David O. Howe Domenic C. Palazzolo Nicolas S. Fisher James D. Breden Matthew D. Pentland James H. Sands Idongesit J. Nkanang None Palazzolo Industrial Controls LLC Primex None None None ExxonMobil Nigeria U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. U.S. Nigeria Certified Automation Professionals Name Company Location William Clifford Falkenstein Timberline Electric and Control Corp. U.S. Yin Jingxin Yokogawa Engineering Asia Singapore Jesse M. Sawyer Koch Modular Process System LLC U.S. Pak L. Cheung Koch Modular Process System LLC U.S. Devendra A. Joglekar Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions India Ltd. India Smurty R. Panigrahi Durgapur Steel Plant India Dominic Servio Amalraj Yokogawa Corp of America U.S. Michael R. Novotny None U.S. Edin Rakovic None U.S. Adam L. Gilligan None U.S. Steven P. Jenkins None U.S. Douglas John Lerczak BP Chemical U.S. Eliud S. Perez Burke Services LLC U.S. Ihab Almughrabi Takreer U.A.E. Thiago I. Avila Cenovus Energy Canada

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