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									                   Edmonton Section

 In this Issue:                                                               March 2010
                                                        ISA Edmonton Section
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                  PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
                                                                                                Section Events
 As this month of March moves along, we have about 3 weeks
 before the Edmonton ISA 2010 Exhibition & Conference. By all                                Monday: March 29, 2010
 accounts, this is one of the most exciting, if not the best show we                                 Wireless
 have ever hosted, and is Canada’s Largest Instrumentation,                                 Woodvale Community League
 Systems and Automation Event – the shows keep getting better
 because of our ISA Edmonton Section member-volunteers.                                           RSVP Deadline:
                                                                                              Thursday, March 25, 2010.
 When you get this Contactor, please let your department know about the
                                                                                              Tuesday, April 13, 2010
 Edmonton ISA 2010 Exhibition & Conference, the Technical Conference, the
                                                                                                Alarm Management
 Maintenance Seminars and Vendor Presentations. Truly, there is something of             Four Points By Sheraton Edmonton
 value and substance in every aspect of our Exhibition and Conference – from
 Management right down to the shop floor. This is a must-attend event.                           April 14-15, 2010
                                                                                          ISA 2010 Exhibit and Conference
 From all accounts, the 2010 Fort McMurray Oil Sands Automation Conference                   www.isaedmontonshow.ca
 was the best ever with an attendance of over 100 participants and 13 Company-
 Sponsored Presenters. Pegged as “The only Oil Sands Conference in Oil Sands
 Country”, it was that and so much more. Congratulations to Ian Verhappen,               CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
 Sandra Clarke, Dan McGraw and Gord Krug for their efforts in making this
 event the success that it was.                                                          ISA Edmonton Section is actively
                                                                                      seeking nominations for the 2010/2011
 Coming up this March 29th is our Board meeting and Technical Meeting with                      Board of Directors.
 Richard May of Myosis, presenting on Wireless Technology. How many time                If you are interested in a leadership
 have you been asked if your product can support wireless communication?               position with ISA Edmonton Section.
 Come out and see what Wireless Technology is all about.
                                                                                     Please contact Wally Ingham at:
 One last note… we are inviting new ISA Board Volunteers to join our group as             wingham@stantec.com
 we continue to offer our Edmonton Section the best there is in technical
 meetings, seminars and fun events. To
                                                    In Memoriam—Trent Mullen
 continue doing this we need your
                                                    The Edmonton Section was saddened to hear of the sudden death of
 valued volunteer time, your thoughts               Board Member Trent Mullen on Friday February 26, 2010. Trent is
 and enthusiasm.                                    survived by his wife Terri and two children Kailyn and Ty. A memorial
 See you on the 29th of March!                           trust has been established for his children with Investors Group.
                                                         Contributions should be made to to Investors Group - Mullen in the
 Stephen Kelly                                           Memo Line Investors Group , Attn: Ryan Metzger 200-4904-49th
 President, ISA Edmonton Section                         Street Red Deer, Alberta T4N 1V1

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                                                                              Oil Sands Automation Conference
                                                                                         March 9-10

         New Members
    Welcome to ISA and the
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      Edmonton Section
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Thank you to Brad Perin from Canadian School of Hydrocarbon             Making Industrial Networks Easy™
Measurement who presented a the February Technical Meeting.

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                                   UPCOMING COURSES AT SPARTAN CONTROLS – EDMONTON

Course S310: Fundamentals of Compressor Control
         This 1-day course uses classroom lectures to introduce the fundamentals of compressor control.
         Date: April 1, 2010                                 Price: $ 325.00

Course 7020: AMS Device Manager
         Completing 3-days of AMS Device Manager hands-on instructor assisted training modules and exercises, provides the quickest route to your
         productive use of this predictive maintenance application. The training exercises focus on skills required by engineers and technicians and are
         based on real-world tasks that most users will encounter on the job.
          Date: April 5-7, 2010                                      Price: $ 2540.00

Course 7009: DeltaV Implementation 1
         This 4.5 day course covers a complete DeltaV system implementation.
         Date: April 19-23, 2010                                   Price: $ 3,770.00

Course S140: Farris Safety Relief Valve Maintenance
         This 2-day course uses lectures and examples to explain the correct procedure for Farris Valve maintenance.
         Date: April 19-20, 2010                                      Price: $ 650.00

Course S210: Micro Motion Mass Flowmeter Training
         This 1-day course uses classroom lectures and workshops to explain how to correctly calibrate, maintain and apply Micro Motion Mass Flow-
         Date: April 21, 2010


Course 7009: DeltaV Implementation 1
         This 4.5 day course covers a complete DeltaV system implementation.
         Date: April 12-16, 2010                                   Price: $ 3,770.00

                                      UPCOMING COURSES AT SPARTAN CONTROLS – REGINA

Course S100: Valve Sizing & Selection
         This 1-day course uses lectures and examples to explain the correct procedure for sizing and selecting control valves using Fisher FirstVue
         Date: April 20, 2010                                        Price: $ 325.00

Course S900: Fundamentals of Control
         This ½-day course is an introduction for anyone in the process industry interested in the fundamentals of process instrumentation.
         Date: April 21, 2010                                        Free

Courses qualify as professional development credit for APEGGA or ASET. For more course information or to register on-line, please visit our website at
Registration Contacts:
 Debbie Toonen                                                     Pamela McLachlan
 Phone: (780) 440-5666                                             Phone: (780) 440-5659
 Email: toonen.debbie@spartancontrols.com                          Email: mclachlan.pamela@spartancontrols.com

                                                                                                CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
               The Next Issue of the Contactor is
                          April 2010                                           ISA Edmonton Section is actively seeking nominations for
                                                                                           the 2010/2011 Board of Directors.
          The deadline for this issue is April 10, 2010                          If you are interested in a leadership position with ISA
                                                                                                   Edmonton Section.
    Please send your inserts print ready to Sandra Clarke:
                  admin@isaedmonton.ca                                        Please contact Wally Ingham at: wingham@stantec.com

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                                                  ISA Edmonton Section
                                                 March Technical Meeting

                      Wireless Power – Achilles Heel No Longer
           Woodvale Community League (Millwoods Golf Course)
                    4505-50 Street Edmonton, Alberta
                                                                                            2009 SECTION EVENTS
                            Monday, March 29, 2010                                          Tuesday April 13 2010.
                                                                                            Alarm Management - The Impact
                           Networking/Cash Bar: 6:00 PM                                     of the ISA-18.2 Standard
                                 Dinner: 6:30 PM                                            ISA Exhibit & Conf–Apr. 14/15
                               Presentation: 7:00 PM
                                                                                            May AGM Meeting– May 31
                   Cost: Members and Guest of Members $20                                   Woodvale Community League
                                                                                            (Burner Management Systems)
            ~ Non Members $30 ~ Student Members - Complimentary~
                                                                                            Family Event– Jun.
                                                                                            Capitals Ball Game
 Biography: Richard May
                                                                                            Annual Golf Tournament– Jul. 10
 Richard is the President of Myotis Wireless, an emerging leader in wireless
 systems. Myotis is commercializing an entirely new kind of radio that will up the
 standard for low power consumption and resistance to interference. When he was employable, Richard accumulated over
 20 years experience building high-growth technology companies. He built businesses in a wide variety of roles including
 design, product management, business development and sales. He has 8 years experience in venture capital, as a venture
 capitalist ("Company Creator") with the Western Technology Seed Investment Fund, a seed stage venture capital fund, as a
 coach and mentor, and as President and CEO of a venture-backed software company. Prior to that, he spent over 17 years
 in product management, business development and R&D in the global telecommunications business with companies such
 as Bell-Northern Research, Comstream and Nortel Networks. His achievements include building global sales of a new
 product to over US$ 30 million in four years.
 He is a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

 Presentation Summary:
 One of the major impediments to the adoption of wireless networks in industrial
 automation is the concern about reliability of the power supply. The conventional               Section Meeting
 solution used in SCADA applications is to include solar power systems. However,                    Tabletops
 anyone who’s put up a remote SCADA site knows what a “challenge” solar power
 systems can be. They are expensive, bulky, and really don’t like -40 degree
 weather. In many cases the culprit is the radio which consumes the lion’s share of          The Edmonton Section will
 power. Until now. A radio that can run on standard alkaline cells for 5 years while         be having a limited number
 polling every 30 seconds is now available. This presentation is an introduction to the      of tabletop demonstrations
 technology, how it can be practically applied in chilly Alberta, and because of this and    available at all Section
 a number of related innovations it is now possible to implement some new applications       meetings this year. If you are
 that previously were not possible.                                                          interested in reserving a spot
                                                                                             at a future meeting please
                   Space Is Limited And All Attendees Must RSVP.                             contact Sandra Clarke at the
                     RSVP Deadline: Thursday, March 25, 2010                                 Section office.
                  Ph: (780) 960-7349 Email: admin@isaedmonton.ca                                Phone:(780) 960-7349

 Please post this on your bulletin board so others may benefit from your membership.

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                                       ISA Edmonton Section Conference
                                       April 14 & 15, 2010
                                       Edmonton Expo Center (Northlands)
                                       7515—118 Avenue

                            Three Exciting Conference Tracks!

Safety & Security                      Alarm Management                       Sales
                                       April 15 only
This track covers this important                                              David MacAngus will present a
topic with a range of speakers         Following on the ISA-18 training       series of seminars from the Dale
including Nick Sands, Dr. Reg          course being offered in conjunction    Carnegie courses along two
Wood, Joel Langill, Ian                with this event, a one day workshop    subthemes.
Verhappen, Aris Espejo, Dustin         has been scheduled to further apply
                                                                              Time Management & the
Bizon, Marilyn Alberts, Martin Di      the lessons learned in the course by
                                                                              importance of 1440 and Follow up
Blasi, Sam Kozma, Sean McGurk,         Mr. Sands.                             that turns into appointments and
Brent Mitchell, Tom Osborn and         Matrikon’s Kevin Brown will            sales
Feng Tau.                              present three sessions; “Creating a    These sessions have been scheduled
Presentations will cover all aspects   Tangible Business Justification for
                                                                              so that exhibitors can fully
of Safety and Security from            Alarm Management,” “Using              participate in the conference while
Probability of Failure on Demand,      Alarms to Better Operate &
                                                                              still meeting their commitments on
Alarm Management, Cybersecurity,       Maintain Your Facility,” and
                                                                              the exhibition floor.
Wireless Communications,               “Alarm Rationalization & Changing
Environmental considerations, the      the Board Operators Interactions
impact of these on HSE and how         with Alarms.”
the ISA CAP designation supports
all these facets of the automation

                               Conference Registration Rates
                                                         Member Price         Non-Member Price
            Conference        1 Day                           $200                  $250
                              2 day                           $250                  $400
            Single Session                                     $75                  $125
            Sales Track       Time Management                 $150                  $150
                              Sales Follow-up                 $150                  $150
                              Full Track                      $200                  $250
On-line registration at http://www.isaedmontonshow.ca/index.php/register/attendee_conference
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                                    Northern Alberta News                                                         In honour of the
                                                                                                                  recently celebrated
                                    Developments                                                                  St. Patrick’s Day,
                                                                                                                  here is a short Irish
I have yet to receive contributions to this column since it started in                                            Joke (no insults
September so unless something exciting comes our way during the show                                              intended) for your
next month this will be the last attempt.                                                      enjoyment.
Meanwhile, enjoy the cartoon to the right.—Ian                               Walking into the bar, Mike said to
                                                                             Charlie the bartender, "Pour me a
Please submit your news to Sandra: admin@isaedmonton.ca by the 10 of stiff one - just had another fight
each month for inclusion in the next issue of the Contactor, normally issued with the little woman."
                                                                                               "Oh yeah?" said Charlie , "And
                                           Filling the Funnel                                  how did this one end?"
                                       All businesses require customers to                     "When it was over," Mike replied,
                         Up &          survive and part of that process is                     "She came to me on her hands and
                         Running keeping the sale funnel filled with                           knees."
                                       opportunities that will hopefully                       "Really," said Charles, "Now that's
translate into customers. As the image below shows, the trick is to cull                       a switch! What did she say?"
through all the impressions or
                                                                                               She said, "Come
potential customers to find the ones
                                                                                               out from under the
that result in orders and hopefully
                                                                                               bed, you little
repeat orders because a repeat
customer is one you do not have to                                                             chicken."
work through the entire sales funnel a
second time.
Knowing that it can take weeks or
months to walk prospects through the
funnel process, you better have
multiple prospects at all the layers of                                                 Stay up to date on what is happening in
the funnel. This means that as a rule                                                   your Section at www.isaedmonton.ca
of thumb, independent consultants
should be spending approximately
25% of their time finding that next
                                             ISA's Certified Automation Professional® (CAP®)
customer.                               ISA certification as a Certified Automation Professional (CAP) will provide a non-biased,
                                           third-party, objective assessment and confirmation of your skills as an automation profes-
So the bottom line is pretty               sional.
straightforward. Make sure that you        Automation professionals are responsible for the direction, definition, design, develop-
have action at all levels in the sales     ment/application, deployment, documentation, and support of systems, software, and
                                           equipment used in control systems, manufacturing information systems, systems integra-
funnel and you'll never be                 tion, and operational consulting.
desperate for a deal to close again.
                                           Become a Certified Automation Professional (CAP) and
Of course after you close the deal
                                               document your specialized education, training, and knowledge in
you then have to start the collection          automation
process, though that one is usually            demonstrate your qualification, competence, and potential to
not as challenging.                            current and future employers
                                               establish career paths and job advancement opportunities
                                               indicate your commitment to a career in automation
If you have a topic or book you would
like to have in a future version of this   Additional information on CAP and other ISA Certifications is available at:
column please contact the editor.          http://www.isa.org/Content/NavigationMenu/Products_and_Services/Certification3/Certification.htm

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