Tuesday 16 April 2013

ISA standards for effective decision support

The Ireland Section of the ISA has landed a big hitter for their May technical talk.

Dr Maurice Wilkins is Yokogawa's Head of Global Strategic Marketing on the 29th May 2013. Putative attendees should not the this meeting is scheduled for the afternoon at 15.30.

Dr Maurice Wilkins

The presentation is on "The Integration of ISA Standards for Effective Decision Support" is scheduled for Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork (IRL). Dr Wilkins will highlight and incorportate the followimng ISA standards:-

• Alarm Management (ISA-18.2)
• HMI Management (ISA101)
• Procedure Management (ISA106 & ISA-88 - Batch Control)

Dr. Wilkins has made many significant contributions to automation and control. He has been dedicated to the establishment of a procedural automation standard for the continuous process industries to improve safety and efficiency at manufacturing sites and to capture the knowledge of the aging workforce.

He was responsible for proposing the ISA106 (A standard framework for automating operating procedures in continuous processes) standard defined by the International Society of Automation (ISA) and is now managing director of the ISA106 committee.

From 2004 to 2009, he was chairman of the World Batch Forum (WBF), an association of users and manufacturers that helps with understanding and implementing standards for manufacturing automation. In this role, he demonstrated strong leadership and commitment, and contributed to the progress of the association even during the global economic downturn.

He was selected in 2011 for the Control Magazine's Process Automation Hall of Fame.

He is known for strong expertise and experience in leadership and team building, strategic consulting, batch control, procedural automation, APC, human factors, process analysis and has worked for Exxon Chemical, Honeywell, KBC, Breakthrough Process Consulting, Millennium Specialty Chemicals, Lyondell, ARC  as well as Yokogawa.).

Attendance is free of charge however they would like pre-registration if possible here!

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