Friday, July 2, 2010

Wireless to make splash at WWAC symposium!

Keynote speaker and technical program for the 5th Annual ISA Water and Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium

Wayne Manges addresses the 5th ISA-France Forum, June 2010
Wayne Manges, co-chair of ISA100 Wireless Standards Committee, certainly gets around. In mid June he addressed the ISA-France Forum on “Smart grids: automation, communications and cyber-security at the service of grid optimization”. This was the fifth annual ISA-France Forum and was held in Paris (F). It attracted over 140 participants.

Now we learn that he is to be the keynote speaker at the 5th Annual ISA Water and Wastewater and Automatic Controls Symposium (WWAC) in Orlando, (FL US), 3-5 August 2010. Manges, will review the first released ISA 100 standard and its potential impact on the water and wastewater industries. He will present on “WIRELESS IS NOW! Technologies, Standards, and Applications.”

Manges currently directs the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Industrial Wireless Program for UT-Battelle at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Oak Ridge (TN US), focusing on the needs of hard industries from DOE’s Industrial Technologies Program.

With 30 years at ORNL, Manges works extensively with steel, paper, and other industries, including water and wastewater, to bring robust, wireless technology to their markets, and is committed to the deployment of integrated systems that solve real problems. He has been declared a visionary for his early views on wireless applications and has published and presented papers around the world. He is also a contributing editor for Sensors Magazine.

He holds a BS in Education and Chemistry from California University of Pennsylvania, a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh, an MS in Natural Science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tennessee.

Manges’ opening-day keynote address will be followed by two days of technical presentations that focus on technologies, case studies, methods, and theory on water and wastewater processing, water collection, water treatment, SCADA, and more. Presentation titles include:

Improving the Availability of Lift Stations through Optimized Redundant/Backup Control, presented by Francisco Alcala and Jacob Moser, CDM

Real Time Visual Analysis and Monitoring of Feedwaters for Human and Industrial Consumption, presented by Paul O’Brien, J.M. Canty Inc.

Bringing Wastewater Treatment into the Twenty-first Century, presented by Chuck Saunders and Gary Szilagyi, Jacksonville Beach WWTP

Wireless Ethernet Technologies and Security for the Water Industries, presented by Mike Nager, Phoenix Contact

During exhibit hours, attendees will be able to view the latest controls equipment, as well as instrumentation to fit today’s industry needs, from industry vendors. Exhibitors include: Emerson Process Management, G Instruments, GE Sensing, MOXA, Phoenix Contact, Primary Flow Signal, Inc., and Spirax Sarco Inc./EMCO.

WWAC attendees represent public utility companies; water-technology companies; and automation-, processing-, and controls-solutions providers; and others.

Two ISA training seminars will be held in conjunction with the technical conference. These one-day technically focused courses include Industrial Flow Measurement Overview (EI10C), led by Wiley Montana; while Manges himself will lead Introduction to SCADA Systems Integration (IC30C1).

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