PRESIDENT'S WELCOME MESSAGE
and Happy New Year to all Members and those with interest in
As we begin 2013, there is sad
news that Franklyn Kirk has passed away on Dec. 29th 2012
Franklyn was very involved in
establishing the Cleveland Section ISA back in 1946.
In addition to the this,
Franklyn, taught continuing education courses at CSU, created his own Business
and co-authored the book, Instrumentation. Throughout the years, Franklyn
has been President of the Cleveland Section twice, and a very active
lifetime member. Please see our
Biography of Franklyn, as the above is a very brief summary of Franklyn’s
The first half of this year’s
program went very well. Special
thanks to all who attended. We
started with the annual golf outing in August.
Our first section meeting covered
advanced controller setup and tuning.
The two tours in October & November covered extensive PLC control for
complex amusement park rides (Cedar Point) and a modern steel making process for
bearings (Timken). The December
meeting included a very informative speaker regarding retirement plans and
important aspects of using them.
In carrying on with the second
half of the 2012-2012 year, we will have meetings covering magnetic
induction-wave motion –VFD’s, level sensing technology and smart electrical grid
operation. Our last meeting in April
will honor three selected students with science projects in the Northeast Ohio
for the year, come to the Honors and Awards meeting, which is planned to be a
cruise-dinner on the Nautica.
We welcome two new chair members,
Dale Reed who will help all of us stay up to date on aspects
of Standards and
Practices and John Radvansky, Communication Chair, who will ensure
mainly timely emails to inform members of events and unexpected changes.
There will be an ISA
International event held in Cleveland.
The 59th International Instrumentation Symposium (IIS),
sponsored by a number of industries will be May 13th thru 17th
this year. The Location is at
Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square.
A chance to learn, advance, and share information on instrumentation
techniques. This is also a joint
conference with The Society for Machinery Failure Presentation Technology
(MFPT). Don’t miss this opportunity!
As we are in a time where smart
phones can be used on the fly to look up control system information, I
recommend retaining a full ISA membership to stay with advancing and
changing related technology.
I am glad to be serving as
President of the Cleveland Section.
Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions.
Best Regards to all,
Philip J. Bisesi
ISA Cleveland Section President, 2012-2013