ISA was at WEFTEC 2015 in Chicago – Sept 28 to 30, 2015 to host High Performance HMIs and Alarm Management Technical Session

Kevin Patel and Graham Nasby from the ISA Water/Wastewater Division were in Chicago Illinois for the annual 2015 WEFTEC wastewater treatment show on Sept 28-30, 2015.  As the largest water quality event in the world, WEFTEC boasts over 1200 exhibitors and 22,000 attendees every year.  Kevin and Graham were on hand to host a special “Highlights of the ISA Water/Wastewater Symposium” that showcased papers on the topics of Alarm Management and High Peformance HMIs.    Also on hand Tom DeLaura, a long-time ISA and WEF volunteer, who helped by moderating the session and fielding questions from the audience.

The papers in the session were:

Speaker #1:
“Effectively Deploying Alarm Management to SCADA Systems: How to realize the benefits of ISA-18.2 in systems that were never designed for it
— Graham Nasby, Eramosa – abstract

Speaker #2:
“The Art of the HMI is Changing: Migrating an Existing HMI Application for Situational Awareness”
— Kevin Patel, Signature Automation – abstract

Speaker #3:
“Achieving Operator Buy-In of High Performance Graphics: lessons learned in Lynchburg, VA”
— Jason Hamlin, City of Lynchburg VA, and Carter Farley, Instrulogic – abstract

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Some photos from the session, WEFTEC and exploring Chicago are included below:

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About GrahamNasby

Graham Nasby, P.Eng., PMP, CAP is a project manager and automation engineer who lives in Guelph, Ontario Canada where he is the Water SCADA & Security Specialist for the City of Guelph Waterworks. Graham was the chair of the 2012 and 2013 ISA water/wastewater symposiums, and is currently the editor of the ISA Water/Wastewater newsletter. He can be contacted at