The standards-based tutorials will be held prior to the conference on Monday, September 8, 2014 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston, TX. There is no charge for attending the tutorials, but advanced registration is required.
Monday, September 8th
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Session 1: Industrial Automation and Control Systems Security, ISA 99/62443 Instructor: Graham Speake
Abstract: Industrial security is a matter of paramount national security as well as a matter of safe, reliable and uninterrupted manufacturing production. Recent very public attacks, such as Stuxnet, Shamoon and Flame, have revealed that directed and undirected attacks can disrupt production, damage equipment, and cause significant real costs in operations. Industrial control system networks are being replaced with commercial-off-the-shelf Ethernet-TCP/IP technology and, as a result, they now have many of the same vulnerabilities that have plagued enterprise networks. The result has been a significant increase in plant disruptions and shut-downs. Directed attacks against manufacturing facilities are expected to grow in number and sophistication, so a coordinated defense in depth strategy is required to protect manufacturing assets and networks. This tutorial will cover the best practice models, methods, and organization defined in the ISA 99 / IEC 62443 standards for industrial automation and control system security.
Session 2: Automating Manual Procedures in Continuous Process Applications Using the Concepts of ISA-106 Instructor: Dave Emerson & Bill Wray
Abstract: Reducing the variation in how procedures are executed by using automation has been shown to improve operational efficiency in many continuous process applications. A committee sponsored by ISA is developing a procedure automation standard for continuous process operations (ISA-106) and have recently released a technical report that outlines current practices in automating manual procedures. This workshop provides an overview of the developing standard including expected benefits, key concepts, and models. Additionally, several examples will be presented on how automated procedures have been applied in continuous process applications.
Automating Manual Procedures in Continuous Process Applications
Session 3: Secure & Reliable Communication of Information Using OPC UA Instructor: Paul Hunkar
Abstract: OPC Classic provided a useful manner of communicating data between applications, allowing the integration of data from multiple systems. OPC UA has extended this basic capability to allow for the exchange of information, not just data. Furthermore, it allows this information exchange to occur over a secure, reliable communication. The tutorial will include an overview of OPC UA robust communication, security and information modeling. It will also include demonstrations and examples of the key technology.
Session 4: Enterprise Control System Integration - Practical Applications of ISA95 Instructor: Dennis Brandl
Abstract: This tutorial provides practical applications of the ISA 95 standard in specifying manufacturing operations management systems and integration of these systems to other production systems and business (ERP) systems. The session will cover the advantages of the ISA 95 standard, the most important models of ISA 95, and practical applicability of the ISA 95 models for end users, consultants and engineers. It will provide examples of real implementations and the value received from the implementations. The tutorial will include descriptions of typical application structures with integrated MWA, MOM, DCS, and PLC systems.