ISA Hamilton section is pleased to announce that the technical speakers for our 2015 ISA Hamilton Expo. Our Expo is being held on March 24, 2015 at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington Ontario. Our technical speakers are as follows:
- 9:00 a.m. Thinking for a Change
Mr. David Beckman – Senior VP of Marketing, Emerson Process Management
- 10:00 a.m. State-of-the-art Additive Manufacturing Resource Center (AMRC)
Professor Robert Garritsen – Mohawk College
- 11:00 a.m. Motor Control over Ethernet
Peter D’Aurora – Schneider Electric Canada
- 12:00 p.m. Analytical Heated Hoses and Sample Lines for Critical Process Applications
Dan Potter – Eltherm
- 1 p.m. Combustion Analysis – What, Why, How?
Rod Merz – Ametek Process Instruments
- 2 p.m. Take the Guesswork out of Solids Measurement
Daniel Kemp – Technical Sales Specialist – Rosemount Measurement – Lakeside Controls
ISA Hamilton Expo – Keynote, Industry and Technical Speakers
Tuesday, March 23, 2015 – Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON
9:00 a.m. Thinking for a Change
– Mr. David Beckman – Senior VP of Marketing, Emerson Process Management
ISA Hamilton is pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for our 2015 Expo will be David Beckman. Mr. Beckman will be presenting at talk entitled Think for a Change, which will present overview of changes taking place in our sector and how technology continues to initiate change in our various industries.
Dave Beckmann’s presentation will challenge our way of thinking, to respond with a “what if” attitude and behave in “what if” ways, to think different thoughts – thoughts that move companies to not only “Do Things Right,” but to “Do The Right Things”
Mr. Beckman is the Senior VP of Marketing with Emerson Process Management. Before taking his current role, he has held various senior executive roles within the Fischer Controls, Systems and Solutions, and other units within Emerson. Prior to his career at Emerson, he held several roles at Honeywell and Siemens, including manager of Honeywell’s European operations. Mr. Beckman received his BSEE from LeTourneau University (Longview, Texas), and has an MBA from Harvard and several other advanced degrees.
10:00 a.m. State-of-the-art Additive Manufacturing Resource Center (AMRC)
– Professor Robert Garritsen – Mohawk College
Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology has launched a 1,500-square-foot Additive Manufacturing Resource Centre at its Fennell Campus in Hamilton, Ont. In this presentation, Robert Gerritsen, professor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Technology, gives us a tour of the new facility, detailing the equipment in the lab, and the capabilities of the state-of-the-art additive technologies in the lab, including their “pride and joy” – an EOS M 280 direct metal laser sintering machine. He will outline how this new technology allows manufacturers to quickly prototype new ideas and develop designs not possible with traditional manufacturing.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Mohawk College and coordinator of Mohawk’s state-of-the-art Additive Manufacturing Resource Center (AMRC) , Robert is an expert in the tools and techniques required to create and deliver innovative designs, products and solutions quickly and cost effectively.
Robert is a Certified Engineering Technologist with a diploma from Mohawk College in Mechanical Engineering Design and an MBA from California Coast University.
11:00 a.m. Motor Control over Ethernet
– Peter D’Aurora – Schneider Electric Canada
Come and understand the latest networking strategies being used in
Motor Control Centers. Understand the features and benefits of using Ethernet based
networking versus traditional networks.
12:00 p.m. Analytical Heated Hoses and Sample Lines for Critical Process Applications
– Dan Potter – Eltherm
The correct design and selection of sample transport and handling components used for process analyzers and continuous emission monitoring systems is critical to ensure that sample integrity and temperature control is maintained throughout the analytical system.
Sample transport plays a particularly important role in the overall design of the sample handling system when process gases or flue gas emission temperatures must be maintained above critical dew point temperatures to avoid condensation, which can lead to sample losses, plugging and possible corrosion and damage.
Eltherm, a global leader in the supply of electrical heat traced products and solutions will provide an overview of the capabilities using custom designed electrically heat traced sample lines and hoses for the analyzer industry. Topics covered will include proper material selection for sample transport , high temperature series resistance heat tracing integration and optimum sample transport configurations.
1 p.m. Combustion Analysis – What, Why, How?
– Rod Merz – Ametek Process Instruments
Common misconceptions about combustion measurement will be addressed and a brief overview of the theory behind O2 and Combustible measurements, where in the process they should take place and the popular and upcoming technologies for measurement in this field.
2 p.m. Take the Guesswork out of Solids Measurement
– Daniel Kemp – Technical Sales Specialist – Rosemount Measurement – Lakeside Controls
Solids measurement has long been difficult due to the unique application challenges. Rosemount 3D Solids Scanners provides highly accurate continuous level and volume measurements of bulk solids and powders for improved process and inventory control. In this session you will learn about engineering and installation best practices to address these previously inaccessible applications. This session will also discuss methods for improving your inventory management strategies.