More than 300 attendees gathered and 56 companies exhibited at the International Society of Automation’s (ISA) 59th Analysis Division Symposium, which was held 1-4 May 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
Each year, this long-running symposium, sponsored by the ISA Analysis Division, brings together process and analytical professionals and industry experts and vendors from across the world in a dynamic and interactive environment to improve technical knowledge, discuss emerging trends and developments, review best practices and innovative processes, and applaud the contributions of analysis professionals.
This year, 12 technical sessions and 35 technical papers covered leading-edge topics in sampling, chromatography, spectroscopy, chemiluminescence and other analytical techniques. The conference program also included: a banquet keynote presentation by Rod Spitler of Dow Chemical; a Technology Forum and Exhibition showcasing the latest products and services; three training courses led by leading subject matter experts; various committee meetings; award presentations; a banquet; and numerous networking receptions and social activities.
During the awards ceremony, ISA’s Analysis Division presented eight Gilmer Thomason Fowler Konrad (GTFK) awards. The GTFK awards program, established in 1976 as a memorial to four of ISA’s past directors (Fred Gilmer, Edward Thomason, Lewis Fowler and Ken Konrad), recognizes the authors of the best technical papers in the analysis field.
The 2014 GTFK award winners are:
- Paul Little of JP3 Measurement
- Jie Zhu of JP3 Measurement
- Phil Harris of HariTec
- Airat Amerov of AMETEK Process Instruments
- Mike Fuller of AMTEK Process Instruments
- John Orendorff of LyondellBasell Company
- John Howse of LyondellBasell Company
- Knut Sandven of GasSecure AS
In a separate award category, the Cascade 5200 Industrial Gas Analyzer by Cascade Technologies was recognized as the Innovative Product of the Year.
Symposium proceedings to be available soon
A compilation of technical papers presented at ISA’s 59th Annual Analysis Division Symposium will soon be available for order in CD-ROM format on the ISA website.
ISA’s Analysis Division is committed to career development and ongoing technical education of professionals involved in all areas of process stream and laboratory methods of analysis, from theory and development to application, training, calibration, and more. For more information, visit the ISA Analysis Division website, or call +1 919-549-8411.
Plan early for next year’s event
Be sure to watch for details on ISA’s 60th Annual Analysis Division Symposium, which will be held 26 April-15 May 2015 in Galveston, Texas. A Call for Papers announcement on the event will be distributed soon.
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