Una conferenza congiunta dell'International Society of Automation (ISA) e della Machine Failure Prevention Technology (MFPT) Society ha attirato più di 200 partecipanti a Cleveland, Ohio, USA la settimana scorsa per conoscere gli ultimi progressi nella strumentazione e la prevenzione dei guasti meccanici e scoprire sinergie pratiche tra le due associazioni professionali di vecchia data.
The theme of the conference—ISA’s 59th International Instrumentation and MFPT 2013—focused on sensors and process measurement and control systems designed to improve reliability, safety and affordability, particularly in aerospace, oil and gas, chemical and manufacturing. A strong emphasis was placed throughout the technical program on avoiding and significantly reducing hazardous situations and accidents.
In totale, sono stati consegnati più di 120 documenti tecnici e presentazioni, 58 tramite ISA e 62 tramite MFPS. Altri punti salienti dell'evento sono stati tre presentazioni chiave di alto livello, tre tutorial, un corso di formazione ISA sulla tecnologia wireless industriale, due gruppi di discussione tecnica, una sessione di panel, un'esposizione (con prodotti e servizi dei venditori 19), tour tecnici, networking opportunità e funzioni sociali.
“Collaborating with ISA on our annual MFPT conference was a huge success,” states Chris Pomfret, MFPT’s Executive Director. “The attendees enjoyed a broader and synergistic technical scope, the exhibitors had access to a larger audience, and the networking value for everyone was raised. With so many conferences being offered and too little time and resources for attendees to participate in all of them, it’s essential that entities like ISA and MFPT collaborate to create successes like this one.”
Ruth Sikorski, the Chair of ISA’s 59th International Instrumentation Symposium (IIS), emphasizes that the conference gave ISA and MFPT the opportunity to educate and prepare technical leaders for the challenges of the future.
“As technical societies, we have an obligation to help train our successors–the ones who will be implementing the next phase of our progression toward a more knowledge-based, net-centric industrial base,” she says.
The symposium—the first collaborative venture in the history of ISA’s IIS–was organized by ISA’s Aerospace, Test Measurement, Process Measurement and Control divisions and the MFPT Society. Valuable technical content was provided by the Propulsion Instrumentation Working Group (PIWG).
Details about ISA’s 60th IIS, which will be held in 2014, will be available soon on the Sito web ISA.