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INTECH MAY/JUNE 2018 39 I SA has released the third edition of A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge (www.isa.org/autobok), an overview of the essential concepts and pro- cesses in industrial automation and the skills required to master them. This release has been updated to reflect the continuing evolution of digital tech- nologies and their impact on automation processes and automation standards in such areas as alarm management, human- machine interface design, and operational Stratus Technologies, a global provider of continuous availability solutions for mission-critical applications, is now an ISA promotional partner. For more than 35 years, Stratus, based in Maynard, Mass., has been providing technology platforms that keep business-critical applications running. The company's hardware and software prevent unplanned downtime and maintain data integrity, both in the data center and at the edge. The company develops industrial auto- mation solutions for the Industrial Inter- net of Things, life sciences, manufactur- ing, the power industries, and the oil and gas, water/wastewater , and food and beverage sectors. Under the partnership agreement, Stra- tus will work with ISA to codevelop a range able to automation professionals early in their careers, as well as to practi - tioners needing a "refresher" on certain topics. The guide is also consistent with the Automation Competency Model—which defines the core skills and knowledge needed to succeed as an automation pro - fessional—and is a study guide for those seeking to earn ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) certification. n ISA publishes third edition of A Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge Highlights & Updates | association news technology cybersecurity. The book's co-editors—Nicholas P. Sands, PE, CAP, senior manufacturing technology fellow at DuPont, and Ian Verhappen, PE, CAP, senior project manager at CIMA+— are ISA Fellows who have decades of collec- tive expertise and experience in automation standards development, automation com- petency, safety instrumented systems, alarm management, process safety, and industrial communications networks. Sands says the book is particularly valu- of informational and promotional resourc- es, including ad inserts within InTech mag- azine and a diverse range of online and e-newsletter ads, video alerts, and eBook sponsor- ships delivered on and through Automation.com, ISA's online publish - er of automation- related content. The ISA Corpo- rate Partnerships Program gives companies a cus - tomized approach to sponsorship within the organi- zation. Partnership Stratus Technologies newest ISA partner John Rennie of Norwood and Falmouth, Mass., passed away on 20 March 2018 at the age of 82. Rennie was a graduate of Northeastern University and earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He was a retired engineer for Factory Mutual, working there for many years, and was a Korean War veteran (U.S. Marine Corps). Rennie was a longtime ISA Life Member (since 1974) and a member of the Boston Section. He was a member of the Education Division and the Safety and Security Division, but was especially active in standards work (mainly ISA- 12, Electrical Equipment for Hazardous Locations, and IEC TC31, Electrical Apparatus for Explosive Atmospheres, where he took an active role in the development of the IECEx system). He received an ANSI Elihu Thomson Electrotechnology Medal for exceptional contributions to the field of electrotechnology standard- ization, conformity assessment, and related activities in October 2009. He had a major leadership role in the U.S. National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and its predecessor organization, helping create its current organizational structure. Rennie was also on the USNC Technical Advisory Committee and was the technical advisor to IEC Technical Committee 31. n In memoriam packages include year-round promotion, prominent association-wide access and recognition, and turnkey service from a dedicated team of professionals. n

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