Technical Program announced for 2016 ISA Hamilton Expo Tradeshow – Tues, Mar 22, 2016

ISA Hamilton is pleased to announce the technical program for our 2016 ISA Hamilton Expo Tradeshow and Conference.

ISA Hamilton – EXPO,  our annual technical conference and exhibition will take place on Tuesday – March 22, 2016,  running from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, at RBG Centre at Burlington’s Royal Botanical Gardens.  Admission is free and includes a no charge hot lunch!

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Technical Program

internet-of-thingsThe ISA Hamilton Expo features a  keynote speaker (9am-10am) plus several other technical presentations through-out hte day.

9:00am – Keynote Presentation:

  • The Internet of Things (IoT) for Manufacturing

  •  James Taylor, Business Development Leader, Connected Services – Rockwell Automation
    & David Jirku, Consulting System Engineer, Internet of Things – Cisco Systems
  • presentation outline and bios

Other Technical Presentations

  • 10:00 a.m. –  Software Solutions for Better Safety, Reliability, Efficiency and Sustainability
  • 11:00 a.m.  –  More than just Sci-Fi
  • 1:00 p.m.   – Topic: Turbogen To Profits!
  • 2:00 p.m.  –  Benefits of DNP3 Protocol for RTU applications, Wireless Ethernet Radio’s and Wireless Instrumentation

Technical Presentation Details

10 a.m.

Software Solutions for Better Safety, Reliability, Efficiency and Sustainability

Description:  Plant processes are increasingly complex and difficult to manage. Add in pressures arising from global economic conditions, a complicated regulatory environment and supply chain variability and you have a perfect storm where plants must do more with less and make faster, smarter decisions just to remain competitive.  Successfully resolving these questions through technology that works with existing assets and systems will transform any business and generate significant value through improved safety, reliability, efficiency and sustainability.

Presenter:  Ron Poirier

Ron has been with Honeywell for over 20 years where he has held numerous roles including Technical Sales, Sales Management, Business Manager, and is currently a Channel Manager for Honeywell Advanced Solutions.  Ron has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Ottawa University.

11 a.m.

More than just Sci-Fi

Description: The new laser based analysis technology is changing the landscape across all industries. From ensuring your inhaler works to controlling the burner in your furnace, laser technology is sequentially knocking out standards in technology for a more accurate, easier to apply and less maintenance prone solution. We will discuss the evolution of technology, current capabilities and future aspirations of laser with application examples in Petrochemical, Natural Gas, Packaging, Marine/CEMS and Combustion processes.

Presenter: Lewis VanKamp, Technical Analytical Specialist, Lakeside Process Controls

1 p.m.

Topic:  Turbogen To Profits!

Description:  With the ever evolving landscape of government programs and incentives, ArcelorMittal Dofasco wanted to take advantage of a government sponsored program for energy conservation and savings. With the redeployment of a used/rebuilt 50+ year old Turbogenerator, they were able to save the company millions of dollars in annual electricity costs, while saving the environment. The project maximized the use of existing plant infrastructure, minimized capital costs and used a state-of-the art DeltaV control system, with Charms, to pull it all together.


Robert Poweska is an Senior Controls systems and drives analyst with the Arcelor Mittal Dofasco in Hamilton, Ontario. Prior to Dofasco, he worked for Superior Essex in Simcoe, Ontario where he held positions of Control Systems Tech, Project Manager and Maintenance Supervisor. Robert  has 17 years of experience having worked with various control and communication systems as well as advanced control applications.

Steve Sullivan is a Senior Technical Sales Specialist at Emerson’s Local Business Partner in Ontario, Canada. Prior to Lakeside Steve worked in various capacities related to the sales, commissioning, and engineering of control systems for numerous industries. He has direct experience in industries such as cement, steel, pulp & paper, and power/steam production.

2 p.m.

Benefits of DNP3 Protocol for RTU applications, Wireless Ethernet Radio’s and Wireless Instrumentation
Presenter:  Philippe Laniel – Simark Controls

Mr. Philippe Laniel is currently Technical Sales Representative at Simark Controls, Montreal, Canada. Prior to this he was Account Manager for Schneider Electric in their Telemetry and Remote SCADA division. His previous professional experience also includes Telemetry Specialist at Air Liquide Canada Inc. head office in Montreal where he was responsible for Air Liquide’s Canadian telemetry system deployment through the integration of new technologies. Mr. Laniel has a background of over 15 years in telemetry world, both as a user and a manufacturer representative.

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