March 2012

Contents

President's Report

The marketing campaign to raise the Institute’s profile both within the IICA and to the outside communities is now well under way...

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Emission Trading Scheme Update:

How this could impact your plant costs, and what could be the impact on the Oil, Gas, Mining Industries & Process Industries.

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How to get your documentation of interconnected systems right - it's never been more important

IICA Melbourne Technical Night

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Campbellfield Technology Expo Thursday 8 March 2012

The IICA Campbellfield Technology Expo was the first Expo for the year and was a great success.

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IICA Gets VIP Treatment At ANSTO Tour

Register your interest to attend 2nd Tour in May 17, 2012

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Welcome to Leigh Hart who has recently joined the IICA as Membership Officer

Leigh was previously employed at the Australian Sonographers Association as Membership Officer

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Could You Or Someone You Know Become A IICA Fellow?

If you would like to be considered, or put someone forward for Membership of FELLOW you will need to meet the THREE mandatory criteria, plus at least ONE of the other (ADDITIONAL) criteria.

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IICA Training Report

This year we have scheduled 30 courses in various locations around Australia.

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Women In Engineering (WIE) Mentoring Program 2012

The Sydney Division Women in Engineering Mentoring program, proudly sponsored by Railcorp seeks to inspire female engineers in the workforce by connecting them with more senior and experienced engineers and business people.

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Instrumentation, Process Control and Automation Conference

The IICA is joining with IDC Technologies to conduct an Instrumentation, Process Control and Automation Conference in Brisbane 24, 25 & 26 July 2012.

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Nominations are open for the 2012 PACE Zenith Awards

The Awards were established by PACE magazine in 2004 to recognise companies that show leadership in engineering, along with technological excellence and innovation.

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**IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION** Flood Affected NSW Regions

Goulburn & Griffith Technology Expos – RESCHEDULED FOR June 12th & 13th

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SPONSORED ARTICLES

ZigSense

ZigSense™ is a line of wireless sensing nodes utilizing ZigBee™ mesh networks technology as its core communications channel...

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Bürkert Australia’s iValve solutions

The capacity to measure your process and do something about it is at the core of Bürkert Fluid Control System’s solutions.

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LogiCamms gears up for growth

With a diverse project portfolio and expanding capabilities, LogiCamms is a company well positioned for growth.

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Branch Updates

Newcastle Branch News

Sydney Branch News

Events
CIP Members

Message from IICA Federal President Brett Simpson

 

 



The marketing campaign to raise the Institute's profile both within the IICA and to the outside communities is now well under way. Integral to this has been the updating and professionalising of our 'look' in terms of standardising all of our printed materials, our electronic outlets (website/e-newsletter) as well as the launch this year of the new look Corporate Industry Program (CIP).

I am pleased with the way the overall campaign is progressing so far and in particular delighted to see that the revised CIP Membership has been very well received. We now have just a shade under 100 CIP Members, and are also right now in the process of a recruitment campaign to attract even more corporates to CIP.

The current marketing campaign is primarily about the IICA seeking to raise its profile and visibility. We need to do this because we are serious about wanting to foster and add value to the professional needs of you, our Members, in areas such as Education, Benchmarking and Networking (the three planks of our Institute's Vision).

Enhancing our visibility and attracting a greater critical mass of CIP and Individual Members, will improve our ability to influence decision making individuals and organisations that currently have the power to affect our many diverse industry and manufacturing sectors. Our success in this area will be tangibly felt when the IICA starts to be called by decision makers for input into the various education and other policy-making forums that are of interest to us. Once this happens we will be very well placed to add value to the Education, Networking and Benchmarking goals we have set for ourselves.

In short, we need to be able to explain to the external environment: who we are, what we do and why we should be listened to. We represent sections of the economy that are only going to become more necessary to the future kinds of technologies that are now, and will increasingly, underpin the wealth creation of our country. Promoting ourselves to decision makers as well as to new potential Members are therefore essential activities the Institute must be engaging in.

I also think it has been equally important for Federal Council and I, to keep you our Members, fully informed and supportive about what we are doing. I therefore urge any Member who has any ideas or suggestions about how we can improve our steps in marketing ourselves to contact me via our Federal Secretary, Cathie Tynan admin@iica.org.au

Finally, I would like to welcome Leigh Hart into the position of Membership Officer at the IICA. With Leigh�s expertise in her field we aim to enhance our service to members.

Brett Simpson
IICA Federal President

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Emission Trading Scheme Update: How this could impact your plant costs, and what could be the impact on the Oil, Gas, Mining Industries & Process Industries.

By Frank Silberberg, Group Instrumentation
IICA Perth Branch Technical Night 23 Februray 2012 @ Engineers Australia, West Perth WA

The Government's climate change package should strengthen the economy by raising productivity in three important ways. A lot of attention is going to the carbon tax - income-tax reform, which should boost participation, but just as critically this package may help businesses become more energy efficient and innovative, and that will keep them globally competitive in the 21st century. Also it could shift our energy system from an incredibly wasteful model to a smarter mix of local energy plants, energy efficiency, renewable and smarter fossil fuel generators.

The global economy is changing. China and India are rising economic superpowers, creating new opportunities but also challenging our established manufacturing and service industries. Many Australian companies will need to adjust and innovate to prosper in this new environment. This means they need to change.

The Government's Carbon Tax / Carbon Trading Scheme will use the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act (NGER) for eligible companies to report Greenhouse Gas Emissions for carbon tax / carbon permits / carbon credits calculations. This reported emissions data requires a high degree of confidence in its accuracy, so obtaining best accuracy emissions measurements will become critical.

Frank Silberberg has many years experience with regards to emission measurements and instrumentation. Frank is based in QLD and travels extensively throughout Australia and internationally covering emission measurement techniques and regulations old and new.

Frank delivered an excellent presentation that received very positive feedback from all who attended.

wa@iica.org.au

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How to get your documentation of interconnected systems right - it's never been more important

I&E Systems

IICA Melbourne Technical Night
Presented by Rob Gillespie, I & E Systems Tuesday 14 February @ RMIT, Melbourne VIC

The approach to designing complex process control and automation systems has been largely unchanged for decades despite the fact that the technologies at our disposal have increased in leaps and bounds. Despite the exponential growth in the volume of information associated with modern systems, the industry still uses traditional methodologies and procedures, with countless manual checks and sign-offs to design, construct and maintain these systems.

We continue to pay for high cost, labour-intensive drawing based design processes that are focussed on producing "deliverables" not on building a working system. This creates low quality documentation which in turn causes poor scoping, rework and delays during project execution, with inadequate information for safe, reliable operation. There has to be a better way!

Rob Gillespie, Engineering Bus. Dev. Mgr East Coast, I&E Systems, delivered an excellent presentation on an alternative approach to system design and information management. Rob's presentation was based on the proven principle of modelling complex process control, automation and electrical systems and the management of these systems in ways that improve accuracy and significantly reduce costs throughout the lifecycle.

vic@iica.org.au

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Campbellfield Technology Expo Thursday 8 March 2012

The IICA Campbellfield Technology Expo was the first Expo for the year and was a great success. There were 30+ visitors through the door to visit the 23 exhibitors.

One attendee was so happy he complimented the IICA on their efforts:

"Dear IICA, I would like to thank the IICA for hosting this event in Campbellfield yesterday. I originally thought that 1 hour would be plenty to see all that was on display, but I ended up staying to the end. It was highly relevant and interesting and provided numerous contacts for us to pursue for numerous products. Once again, thank you and I hope that future Metropolitan events are a little more heavily attended so that suppliers see the benefit in them."

Thank you to all that came and we look forward to seeing you at our up and coming events.

vic@iica.org.au

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IICA Gets VIP Treatment At Ansto Tour

Register your interest to attend 2nd Tour on May 17, 2012
By Mark Brereton, IICA Sydney Branch Committee Member

Email nsw@iica.org.au if you would like to register your interest in the 2nd ANSTO tour scheduled for May 17, 2012 The ANSTO Tour commenced with a short overview of the ANSTO Lucas Heights facility in the visitor "Discovery Centre". Our tour guide Marion, a former high school science teacher probably felt like she was back at school with all the questions that were asked. However, Marion was most informative and filled the attending members in on the range of research, medical and industrial radiological programmes that are undertaken at Lucas Heights.

Principal medical application is manufacturing and dispersing across Australia and New Zealand many radioisotopes for cancer treatments. One of the important income earning functions of the reactor is Neutron Transmutation Doping (NTD) which is used to dope silicon crystals by changing silicon atoms into phosphorous with neutron radiation. This turns pure silicon from an insulator to a conductor for the manufacture of microchips. This is a service paid for by chip manufacturers and brings valuable income into this large and diversified research facility.

We then proceeded to the new OPAL (Open Pool Australian Lightwater) reactor and after a detailed viewing of the reactor model in the building foyer, and again many questions, we were allowed to view the reactor from the observation room at the same level as the top of the open pool. While there we saw some of the "doped" silicone blocks being removed from the pool.

From there we went to the Bragg Institute which is attached directly to the reactor building and presently houses nine neutron beam guide halls where principal research is undertaken both on a paid basis from industry and free research to anyone writing a paper for publication in recognised scientific journals. Plans are getting underway for a new building to house more guide halls to expand the research time and capabilities available. Much of the research undertaken here is done by visiting overseas researchers from China, Europe and the Americas but also many other nations. Our thanks to Jamie Shultz, Operations Manager, for his presentation and again for answering so many questions about both the facility and the research being undertaken.

Then it was back onto the bus for the short drive to the decommissioned HIFAR (High Flux Australian Reactor) where the Acting Operations Manager Daniel Pond and his staff Bernie Felkins, Luis Rudenas and Bradley Ryan conducted us in two groups through the old reactor containment building and the new HVAC monitoring system recently put into place to monitor incoming and exhaust air for the next 15 to 20 years purely as a safety precaution in this now inactive facility. The tour included some time in the original control room of this reactor with its very 1950s technology and provided us with a perfect example of the advances in Instrumentation, Control and Automation from 1956 to 2012 when comparing HIFAR to the new OPAL reactor.

Though our VIP tour (public tours don't go inside the old reactor building nor to the observation room of the new reactor building) was longer than scheduled, due to the many and varied and certainly interesting questions, we did make it back to the Discovery Centre for a light snack and some time to enjoy a chat. Hopefully we will have enough interest from members (IICA tour is for members only) to arrange another tour during the year or for non-members or if you want to take the family for an interesting outing, ANSTO tours are conducted Monday to Friday by arrangement for groups of 12+ or every second Saturday during the year for individual and groups.

Please refer to the ANSTO website: www.ansto.gov.au

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Welcome to Leigh Hart who has recently joined the IICA as Membership Officer

Leigh Hart

Leigh was previously employed at the Australian Sonographers Association as Membership Officer and is excited to be working in a membership role after several years working in her family's small business.

Outside of business hours, Leigh enjoys spending time with her husband, three teenagers and two Jack Russell terriers in bayside Melbourne.

Leigh can be contacted by email on membership@iica.org.au

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Could You Or Someone You Know Become A IICA Fellow?

If you would like to be considered, or put someone forward for Membership of FELLOW you will need to meet the THREE mandatory criteria, plus at least ONE of the other (ADDITIONAL) criteria:

MANDATORY (must meet all three criteria)

  • Has followed the profession of Instrumentation, Control and / or Automation for at least 10 years
  • Has held a prominent position in the profession or industry and made a significant contribution to the profession or industry.
  • Has made a significant contribution to the IICA via Federal Council, Division or Branch involvement.

ADDITIONAL (must meet at least one criterion)

  • Has held a sustained major responsibility in the design or execution of important instrumentation, control or automation work as relevant to Member
  • Has made a significant contribution to the manufacturing, sales and support areas of instrumentation, training, control or automation as relevant to Member
  • Has participated in national and international Standards setting organisations.

If you feel that you qualify and would like to apply, please contact Cathie Tynan admin@iica.org.au for an application form.

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IICA Training Report

By Graham Moss, IICA Training Manager

This year we have scheduled 30 courses in various locations around Australia. Year to date, four courses have been scheduled with two proceeding and two cancelled from lack of registrations. This is a similar success rate to the last couple of years, although we can see evidence of a strengthening demand for training.

In 2012 we will be presenting our training courses as "an engineering education package", where "package" is the important theme. Our largest market is the engineering firms where the majority of engineering design is now performed. The bulk of the detailed design is done by young graduates, and firms that are aware of the need for the young engineers to quickly gain practical skills. This is also emphasized by Engineers Australia - new engineers need 150 hours of formal training over at least three years to achieve PEng status.

Our package includes one-day introductory courses on Process Measurement/Control, Instrumentation Diagrams/Drawings, Grounding & Noise Reduction Techniques and Flow Measurement Design. We also offer courses on advanced subjects including different Data Buses (Foundation Fieldbus, Ethernet, Profibus etc), Safety System Design and Industrial Wireless.

Please peruse the events calendar for a comprehensive list of all the ISA and IICA courses that are on offer for 2012. Please contact us if you require any further information.

training@iica.org.au

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SPONSORED ARTICLE

ZigSense

ZigSense™ is a line of wireless sensing nodes utilizing ZigBee™ mesh networks technology as its core communications channel. ZigSense system will establish a self-healing network of wireless sensing nodes, providing monitoring and control functionality to a broad range of industries. Internal or external sensors wired to each node generate analog, digital or pulse signals. The default I/O combination is: 4 x Analog inputs, 4 x Digital inputs, 4 x Digital outputs and 2 x Analog outputs. Australian made, the I/O combination can be modified to meet specific requirements.

Data from the sensing nodes is sent ('pushed’) towards the central gateway station. In battery only applications where low power consumption has high priority a sleep cycle is implemented. In normal operation the central gateway (also known as the coordinator) is not required to 'poll’ the remote nodes. As a result the wireless network is relatively silent most of the time.

The gateway automatically 'maps’ the data to a list of Modbus Holding Registers and in addition provides access to the same data to external PLC, SCADA, HMI and DCS systems. Communication protocol between the gateway and external monitoring systems is Modbus RTU serial or Modbus TCP.

ZigSense
Div of Conlab Pty Ltd
13/1020 Doncaster Road
Doncaster East, Victoria, 3109 Australia
Phone: +61 3 9842 7711   Fax: +61 3 9842 7511
Email: info@zigsense.com.au

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Bürkert Australia's iValve solutions

Burkert

The capacity to measure your process and do something about it is at the core of Bürkert Fluid Control System's solutions. With decentralised control delivering greater repeatability and precision, Bürkert focuses on the devices that affect change in fluid processes - valves. Innovative Valve Automation, or iValve, is Bürkert's technology leap on process control automation that acts closer to the process for speedy, precise responsiveness.

The iValve network solution differentiates three levels of networking; the 'process control' top level, 'field' mid-level with clustered valve banks controlling 'device level' valves and instrumentation. Using appropriate network technologies such as Profibus DP top level and ASi at the field level, hardwiring, tubing and complexity are drastically reduced. Consider that the industry average for terminations per I/O is 12, with thousands of I/O at each site. Bürkert's iValve solution commonly reduces terminations by ~80%. Project complexity, commissioning cost and upfront hardware costs are drastically reduced on terminations alone, for a leaner solution at a significantly lower overall cost. Modern automation technologies also deliver sophisticated control functionality and diagnostics for a more efficient process. Click this link to see recent examples of Bürkert Australia's iValve solutions.

Click this link to see recent examples of Bürkert Australia's iValve solutions: www.youtube.com/burkertpacific

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LogiCamms gears up for growth

LogiCamms

With a diverse project portfolio and expanding capabilities, LogiCamms is a company well positioned for growth.

LogiCamms is an ASX-listed company providing multidiscipline engineering, project delivery and asset management services. With a diverse portfolio of customers both in Australia and internationally, the company has foundation capabilities in control systems, instrumentation and electrical engineering. A certified integrator for all major technology vendors, LogiCamms has an extensive track record and this year are proud to sponsor the PACE Zenith Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of excellence in the field.

One of the company’s benchmark projects is the Process Control System for the $3.5bn Victorian Desalination Plant - one of the largest applications of the Siemens PCS7 platform in the southern hemisphere. Additional projects include mobile machine automation and anti-collision systems for Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton and FMG, and control systems for the SEAGas pipeline and the Adelaide Desalination Plant Pump Station. LogiCamms recently secured major contracts for the upgrade of electrical substations at two Rio Tinto port sites as well as asset management services for the Gorgon LNG project.

LogiCamms continues to build its national team in support of customers and projects. Since FY2011 the company expanded by 28% to over 450 personnel across multiple Australian offices and has a strong opportunity pipeline and period of strategic growth ahead.

Visit us: www.logicamms.com.au
Follow us: www.linkedin.com/company/logicamms

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Initial 2012 Events Prove Popular for Sydney Branch

 

 

 

 

 

The first event for the IICA Sydney Branch was a Technical Night on "Carbon Price Certainty Means Certainty of More Instrumentation" kindly presented by Andrew Gunst, Ceo, Carbon Intelligence.

Australia has announced the mechanism to put a price on Carbon emissions, with financial impact starting July 2012.

This presentation and Q&A session, attended by over 40 IICA members, guests, faculty and students, covered the four ways companies will pay, and where increased use of instrumentation is mandated or directly encouraged through financial incentive and by holding the organisation's CEO personally liable in the event of incorrect process information.

An example from a major Australian operation showed why and how they are proceeding with the installation of an extensive new network of on-line gas chromatographs and flow meters linked to validation and reconciliation intelligence, and connected through to the process control system. Andrew Gunst is the CEO of Carbon Intelligence, a consultancy assisting organisations to measure and manage their Carbon emissions.

Since commencing as a process design engineer designing and installing process measurement, simulation, control and automation technology, his career has included managing corporations, operations, projects, research & development and information technology, with over a decade at General Manager and CEO level, in a wide range of industries including industrial gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, brewing, food and logistics.

Andrew is a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honours, majoring in Environment Protection Engineering, and is a Master of Business Administration. He is one of Australia's first Registered National Greenhouse and Energy Auditors, registered to perform in all available categories: Category 2 (Lead Auditor), Category 1 (Technical), and Category 1 (Non Technical).

Huge thanks to Andrew for providing an extremely topical and interesting presentation to all our members and guests. If you would like a copy of the presentation, please contact me on nsw@iica.org.au

The IICA Sydney Branch has a very busy schedule for 2012.

We kicked off the year with the above very well attended Technical Night and followed with an interesting tour of ANSTO at Lucas Heights - see separate report in this enewsletter.

Unfortunately due to the NSW floods, we had to reschedule Goulburn & Griffith Technology Expo's to June 12th & 13th. If you find you are now able to attend/exhibit at either or both of these events, please contact me on nsw@iica.org.au

April will find us appointing our new 2012 committee at our Annual General Meeting on 3rd April and we are very lucky to have secured Ian H.Gibson to present on the same evening as the AGM, "VARIABLE-SPEED PUMPING SYSTEMS - A CONTROL PERSPECTIVE". If you are interested in becoming an IICA Committee Member, please contact me on nsw@iica.org.au

We will hold an ISA course on May 9th at Strathfield Golf Club on Instrumentation Diagrams & Symbols FG15C. If you would like to attend this course, please refer to the calendar of events within this eNewsletter and register or contact me on nsw@iica.org.au

Another ANSTO Tour will be scheduled for Thursday May 17th from 2pm. This is a IICA MEMBERS ONLY event. If you would like to attend this extremely interesting tour tailored specifically to the IC&A industry, please contact me on nsw@iica.org.au

We will be holding more Technical Nights and IICA @Home events over May & June and you will be notified of the details in plenty of time beforehand.

We look forward to a successful and active year for our Sydney Branch and we look forward to seeing you all at our various events.

Julie Meynell
IICA Sydney Branch Secretary

nsw@iica.org.au

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Newcastle Branch News

Another year is well under way so it's time to lock in a few dates for the IICA Newcastle Branch 2012 events. Our Branch is unfortunately struggling for committee members and Chairperson. If you are interested in becoming part of our committee, please contact Julie at nsw@iica.org.au

The committee meetings will be held based on demand and need for organising upcoming events. Please consider running for positions on the committee at the AGM scheduled for May 23rd - we will be asking for nominations prior to May.

2012 Timetable

23 May IICA Newcastle Branch AGM – email nsw@iica.org.au for further details
4 July Committee meeting – organise August Technology Expo and Seminar
8 August Technology Expo – to be held in Port Macquarie this year
22 August IICA National Seminar: "Process Control for a Low Carbon World" – Newcastle Panthers
10 October Committee Meeting – if required
5 December Christmas & Social Function

newcastle@iica.org.au

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**IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION** Flood Affected NSW Regions

Goulburn & Griffith Technology Expos – RESCHEDULED FOR June 12th & 13th

Due to the NSW flood affected regions, the IICA Sydney Branch had to reschedule the Goulburn & Griffith Technology Expos due to run on 27th & 28th March. The new event dates are:

Goulburn Technology Expo @ Goulburn Soldiers Club - Tuesday 12th June, 2012

Griffith Technology Expo @ Griffith Ex-Serviceman's Club - Wednesday 13th June, 2012

Julie Meynell has contacted each current exhibitor as their bookings will rollover to the new dates, but if you would like to make a new booking for these events, please contact Julie nsw@iica.org.au We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience the rescheduling caused but hope you understand. I will be in contact with new invitations and exhibitor information. Julie Meynell, IICA Sydney Branch Secretary nsw@iica.org.au

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Women In Engineering (WIE) Mentoring Program 2012

The Sydney Division Women in Engineering Mentoring program, proudly sponsored by Railcorp seeks to inspire female engineers in the workforce by connecting them with more senior and experienced engineers and business people.

It's the opportunity to explore your career aspirations under some guidance, and for the mentor it's the opportunity to share knowledge and wisdom gained. The program coordinators will undertake the mentor/mentee matching and as part of the program you will have the opportunity to attend two invaluable networking evenings.

So if you are seeking some direction in your career, or if your career experiences are such that you have a desire to share your wisdom, then register now. The program hopes to target working female engineers as mentees (who have less than 5 or 6 years of professional experience) and welcomes both male and female mentors.

Key Dates

31 March Registrations close
23 April Members advised of Mentor/Mentee match
8 May Mentoring Networking Event
Jul y Feedback on program sought
11 September Mentoring Networking Event
7 December Mentoring Program end, issue of participant certificates.

Information
On-line Registration Form for Mentors and Mentees can be found here: www.engineersaustralia.org.au/sydney/wiementoring2012
For any questions or queries e-mail Mentoring Program Coordinator, Mai Yeung: sydwie_mentor@engineersaustralia.org.au

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Instrumentation, Process Control and Automation Conference

The IICA is joining with IDC Technologies to conduct an Instrumentation, Process Control and Automation Conference in Brisbane 24, 25 & 26 July 2012. This Conference will showcase practical applications from a diverse range of fields such as industrial automation, process and analytical instrumentation, PLCs, DCSs and process control.

At this Conference you will find out strategies that are being applied in other companies from extending the life of legacy systems, remote control and monitoring, minimising downtime and protection of assets from cyber-attack. Opportunities exist for IICA Members to present a paper or be involved in the Exhibition at significant savings.

Please contact Cathie Tynan admin@iica.org.au for the Call for Papers or Sponsorship Brochure. Registration brochures will be available once the program has been finalised.

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Nominations are open for the 2012 PACE Zenith Awards

Kevin Gomez, Editor, PACE

Nominations for the ninth annual PACE Zenith Awards are now open. The Awards were established by PACE magazine in 2004 to recognise companies that show leadership in engineering, along with technological excellence and innovation.

Last year, the program was expanded with the addition of the Young Achiever and Lifetime Achievement Awards. The awards evaluate projects across a range of industries and offer an opportunity for engineers, suppliers, integrators and industrial business owners to be recognised publicly in front of their peers and potential customers. The official nomination kit can be downloaded from the PACE website or by emailing the editor: editor@pacetoday.com.au

To submit an entry online, click here.

Categories for the ninth annual PACE Zenith Awards are:

  • Automotive & Manufacturing
  • Food & Beverage
  • Oil & Gas
  • Machine Builder
  • Mining, Minerals and Exploration
  • Power and Energy Management
  • Transport, Power and Infrastructure
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Young Achiever Award
  • Lifetime Achievement

The Project of the Year Award is given out to the most innovative project overall. Entering the PACE Zenith Awards is free. It is the only awards program specific to process, control and automation in Australia. Entering the awards is a great way to boost your team's morale by celebrating their work and exposing it to a large audience. Enter now!

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EVENTS CALENDAR 2012 - subject to change      

APRIL

Sydney Branch Annual General Meeting 20123
Plus Special Presentation: Variable Speed Pumping Systems
A Control Perspective

By Ian H. Gibson CPChem, RPEQ (Chem), TüV FSEng, FIICA
Tuesday 3 April
Strathfield Golf Club, 84 Centenary Drive, Strathfield NSW
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Hazardous Area Update Seminar
Wednesday 11 April
Engineers Australia, 612 Murray St, West Perth
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AS 4024 Safety of Machinery Workshop
(in conjunction with Safety in Action 2012)

Monday 16 April
Melbourne VIC
REGISTER NOW >

ISA Course (EC50C): Safety Instrumented Systems,
The Must Know for Implementation

Wednesday 18 April
Melbourne VIC
REGISTER NOW >

Townsville (QLD) Technology Expo
Wednesday 18 April
Mecure Townsville Woolcock St, Townsville QLD
REGISTER NOW >

ISA Course (IC30C1) Introduction to
SCADA Systems Integration

Thursday 19 April
Perth WA
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ISA Course (FG05C): Overview of Measurement
& Control Fundamentals

Friday 20 April
Adelaide SA
REGISTER NOW >

MAY

ISA Course (FG05C): Overview of Measurement
& Control Fundamentals

Wednesday 2 May
Hatch Engineers "The Barracks" 61 Petrie Terrace Brisbane QLD
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Adelaide (SA) Technology Expo
Wednesday 2 May
AAMI Stadium Turner Drive, West Lakes SA
REGISTER NOW >

ISA Course (FG15C): Instrumentation Diagrams & Symbols
Wednesday 9 May
Strathfield Golf Club. 84 Centenary Drive. Strathfield NSW
REGISTER NOW >

ISA Course (TI21C): Overview of Grounding
& Noise Reduction for Control Equipment
Wednesday 16 May
Perth WA
REGISTER NOW >

ANSTO SITE TOUR - Lucas Heights
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Thursday 17 May
New Illawarra Rd, Lucas Heights NSW
Email nsw@iica.org.au to register your interest

ISA Course (FG15C): Instrumentation
Diagrams & Symbols

Friday 18 May
Melbourne VIC
REGISTER NOW >

Brisbane (QLD) Technology Expo
Thursday 24 May
Brisbane QLD
REGISTER NOW >

JUNE

Goulburn (NSW) Technology Expo
(Rescheduled from March - Exhibitor Space Available)
Tuesday 12 June
Goulburn Soldiers Club, 15 Market St, Goulburn NSW
REGISTER NOW >

Griffith (NSW) Technology Expo
(Rescheduled from March - Exhibitor Space Available)
Wednesday 13 June
Griffith Ex-Serviceman's Club Spiers St, Griffith NSW
REGISTER NOW >

FOUNDATION TM Fieldbus Course
Tuesday 19 June & Wednesday 20 June
Brisbane QLD
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ISA Course (TI21C): Overview of Grounding & Noise
Reduction for Control Equipment

Wednesday 20 June
Strathfield Golf Club, 84 Centenary Drive, Strathfield
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ISA Course (TI21C): Overview of Grounding & Noise
Reduction for Control Equipment

Thursday 21 June
Brisbane QLD
REGISTER NOW >

AS 4024 Safety of Machinery Workshop
Wednesday 27 June
Traralgon VIC
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Traralgon (VIC) Technology Expo
Wednesday 27 June
Premiers Function Room, 29 Grey Street, Traralgon VIC
REGISTER NOW >

JULY

ISA Course (EC50C): Safety Instrumented Systems,
The Must Know for Implementation

Thursday 5 July
Perth WA
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ISA Course (FG30C) Picking the Right Bus:
A Comparison of Field & Device Networks

Wednesday 11 July
Brisbane QLD
REGISTER NOW >

ISA Course (FG30C) Picking the Right Bus:
A Comparison of Field & Device Networks

Tuesday 24 July
Strathfield Golf Club, 84 Centenary Drive, Strathfield NSW
REGISTER NOW >

AS 4024 Safety of Machinery Workshop
Thursday 26 July
Gladstone QLD
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ISA Course (FG30C) Picking the Right Bus:
A Comparison of Field & Device Networks

Thursday 26 July
Melbourne VIC
REGISTER NOW >

Sydney Christmas In July Dinner
Friday 27 July
The Cove At Drummoyne, 1 Henly Marine Drive, Drummoyne NSW
REGISTER NOW >

AUGUST

Gladstone (QLD) Technology Expo
Wednesday 1 August
Gladstone Entertainment Centre, 58 Goondoon Street, Gladstone QLD
REGISTER NOW >

AS 4024 Safety of Machinery Workshop
Thursday 2 August
Melbourne VIC
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IICA Course (WS105) Industrial Wireless Systems
Tuesday 7 August
Perth VIC
REGISTER NOW >

Port Macquarie (NSW) Technology Expo
Wednesday 8 August
Port Macquarie NSW
REGISTER NOW >

IICA Course (WS105) Industrial Wireless Systems
Thursday 9 August
Sydney NSW
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ISA Course (FG05C): Overview of Measurement & Control Fundamentals
Thursday 9 August
Perth WA
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Launceston (TAS) Technology Expo
Wednesday 29 August
Country Club Tasmania, Country Club Avenue, Launceston TAS
REGISTER NOW >

SEPTEMBER

ISA Course (TI21C): Overview of Grounding
& Noise Reduction for Control Equipment

Wednesday 5 September
Adelaide SA
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ISA Course (FG15C): Instrumentation Diagrams & Symbols
Thursday 20 September
Perth WA
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ISA Course (EI10C) Industrial Flow Measurement Overview
Friday 21 September
Melbourne VIC
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OCTOBER

ISA Course (FG30C) Picking the Right Bus:
A Comparison of Field & Device Networks

Wednesday 3 October
Perth WA
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Sydney (NSW) Technology Expo
Wednesday 10 October
Strathfield Golf Club, 84 Centenary Drive, Strathfield NSW
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IICA Course (WS105) Industrial Wireless Systems
Thursday 31 October
Melbourne VIC
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Perth (WA) Process & Instrumentation Technical Trade Show
Thursday 31 October
Perth Convention Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth WA
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NOVEMBER

ISA Course (EC50C): Safety Instrumented Systems,
The Must Know for Implementation

Thursday 8 November
Brisbane QLD
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AS 4024 Safety of Machinery Workshop
Wednesday 14 November
Shepparton VIC
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Shepparton (VIC) Technology Expo
Wednesday 14 November
Sherbourne Terrace, 109 Wyndham St, Shepparton VIC
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ISA Course (EC50C): Safety Instrumented Systems,
The Must Know for Implementation

Wednesday 14 November
Sydney NSW
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ISA Course (EI10C) Industrial Flow Measurement Overview
Tuesday 20 November
Perth WA
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AS 4024 Safety of Machinery Workshop
Wednesday 21 November
Geelong VIC
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Geelong (VIC) Technology Expo
Wednesday 21 November
Mercure Hotel Cnr Gheringhap & Myers St, Geelong VIC
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CIP Members      

ABB Australia
Action Instrumentation & Control
Adept Electronic Solutions
AMS Instrumentation & Calibration
APCS
Apex Optimisation
Austral-Powerflo Solutions
Belden Australia
Burkert Fluid Control Systems
Challenger TAFE WA
Control Components
Daesim Technologies
Dart Instruments
Delta Automation
Dwyer Instruments
EDAC Electronics
Edith Cowan University - School of Engineering
Elpro Technologies
Emerson Process Management
Endress + Hauser Australia
Fluke Australia
GE Energy Optimization & Control
Haldatec
Hatch Associates
HIMA Australia
I & E Systems
IFM Efector
IndustrySearch.com.au
Instrotech Australia
Instrument Solutions Australia

Invensys Triconex
IOpen
iPac Solutions
I S Systems
Krohne Australia
Macquarie University – Dept Electronic Engineering
Macquarie Valley Control
Matrikon
Micromax Sensors & Automation
Moore Industries
Mount Druitt College of TAFE
MTL Instruments
National Instruments Australia
Network Automation
Norgren
Norton Consultants
Oceanic Controls
OEM Technology Solutions
Omron Electronics
P B Automation
PACE Engineers
PDC Group (Aust)
Pepperl + Fuchs (Aust)
Phoenix Contact
Portable Analytical Solutions
Power Shield
Pricam Automation
Process Control Services
Prochem Pipeline Products
Pyrosales

Ramelec
RMIT University
Rockwell Automation
Rotork Australia
Samson Controls
Schneider Electric (Australia)
Sick
Siemens
Sudel Industries
Supplied Solutions
Sustainergy
Swagelok WA, SA, NT
TAFE NSW – Sydney Institute – Petersham College
Techinspect
Teksal Controls
Temperature Controls
Territory Instruments
TEW Engineering (Australasia)
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermon Australia
TR Corporation
Transtech Electronic Controls
Transtek
TUNRA Clean Coal
VEGA Australia
Weidmuller
Western Process Controls
WIKA Australia
Yokogawa Australia
Zedflo Australia