Friday, March 11, 2011

Qatar conference

ISA Safety Conference held
Report from Gulf News

The Qatar ‘section’ of the International Society of Automation (ISA), the largest professional body for instrumentation and control engineering professionals, organised the ISA Safety Conference 2011 on in early February. The event focused on safety systems of oil and gas and petrochemical plants covering various aspects of plant shutdown system, its evaluation, selection, integration with the control system and its stringent requirements as per international standards.

Chief guest Nasser al-Kuwari with ISA Qatar Officers
Six speakers from system vendors, safety consultants and end user delivered presentations at the conference attended by 175 delegates from 17 end user companies, three engineering consultants, 20 system vendors/providers, Qatar University and College of North Atlantic–Qatar (CNA-Q). The speakers were David Kirkwood (SIS Consultancy), Heidi Fuglum (ABB), Ian Ramsay Connel (Yogogawa), Dale Perry (Emerson Process Management), Jamshaid Mirza (Hendza Consultants), and Dr Pasquale Fanelli (Invensys). The Conference was sponsored by ABB, Emerson , Invensys and Yokogawa.

The conference was inaugurated by chief guest and Qatar Petroleum Dukhan production manager Nasser al-Kuwari. CNA-Q’s dean of the Faculty of Technology, Gary Tulk was the guest of honour. Tulk observed that ISA Qatar’s initiative would act as a bridge between the university and industry and involvement of industry professionals for development of Qatari engineers. ISA Qatar section president Nilangshu Dey welcomed the gathering.