Recap: ISA PCS Tradeshow 2018

ISA PCS Tradeshow

In October, we attended the ISA PCS tradeshow in Houston, Texas. For three days, we got to meet other professionals and learn about changes and developments in the industry. This process industry event featured process automation standards, training, education, and more.

Notable Features

Two other leading manufacturing and engineering associations joined ISA at this event: SMRP (The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals) and IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).

We were also able to enjoy keynote speakers, the variety of technical tracks, and the event’s training courses, and we got to participate in the exhibitor showcase with our booth.

A Variety of Topics

This year, there were a wide range of topics covered including process control, cyber security, safety systems, and more. Some highlights:

  • Automation projects and project management
  • Best practices in cyber security risk assessment
  • Cybersecurity and functional safety lifecycle
  • Electrical engineering basics
  • Electrical network and controls
  • Electrical standards
  • Equipment – motors/switchgear
  • Functional safety lifecycle data flow
  • Instrument calibration
  • Intelligent device management
  • Maintenance and reliability
  • Operator performance (HMI, alarm management, and training)
  • Power protection
  • Procedural control applications
  • Process optimization
  • SCADA projects and applications
  • SIL determination
  • Supply chain cybersecurity

If you didn’t make it to this year’s event, be sure to keep an eye out for their 2019 tradeshow!