The 61st Analysis Division Symposium in Galveston, Texas
April 24 - 28, 2016
5400 Seawall Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77551
+1 (409) 744-5000
Hotel Reservation cutoff date: 08 April 2016Room Rate: $149.00 + applicable taxes per night
Join us in Galveston for the opportunity to learn, network, and enjoy at the 61st Analysis Division Symposium. This long-running spring symposium, sponsored by the ISA Analysis Division, continues to offer an outstanding forum for the discussion of new and innovative processes and other analytical techniques, developments, and applications. A full program will include expert-led training, technical presentations, social functions, and more at a stunning location..
Join 250+ of your peers to hear the latest in applications, developments, and solutions with analytical technologies. Hear experts in the fields of sampling, chromatography, spectroscopy, chemiluminescence, and other analytical techniques.
This is your opportunity to network and enjoy the relaxed, social atmosphere presented by AD 2016. Exhibits of current analytical instrumentation will be available during morning and afternoon breaks, at lunch time, and after the technical presentations on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings.
This is the 61st Annual ISA Analysis Division Spring Symposium. Each year, this conference grows in attendance, quality of paper presentations and technical content. For additional information, contact Cindy Cauthen or refer to our Contact Us page.
AD 2016 Events and Schedule
Fundamentals of Process Analysis
Sunday April 24st
This event is held every year on the Sunday before the Symposium. Organized by the Education Chair, this 1 day short course is presented by the top professionals in the industry who generously contribute their time to give a primer on process analytic fundamentals. The course content is modified and updated each year, and in this past year included Gas Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Discrete Gas Analyzers, System Design, Sample Conditioning Systems and Communication Networking.
Increasing Sample System Reliability by Better Design
This is a fast-moving course that explains many of the engineering procedures needed to design a gas or liquid sampling system for a process analyzer – all in about 7 hours of class time. The subjects to be covered include: • Sources of time delay • How to calculate transport lag for liquid and gas samples • How to evaluate a process tap location • The advantages of using a sampling probe – or not • Probe resonance calculations • The ideal fluid velocity in sample lines • Velocity and flow rate in complex sample lines • Turbulence and pressure loss in complex sample lines • How to determine friction factors • How to optimize the sample line sizes • Why partial pressure causes condensation • How to calculate the amount of condensation • Understanding the wet and dry basis of analysis • How to decide the temperature of heated lines or cabinets • How to solve the two big vaporizer problems • Why a phase diagram is a useful tool • The very strange consequence of allowing any condensation at all
Attendees will receive a course workbook that contains all of the presentation slides and detailed descriptions of the procedures used. The workbook also contains several class exercises that are completed during the course – most involving calculations. Since this is an advanced level class, the Instructor will assume you are aware of the basic objectives of a sampling system: to deliver a compatible, timely, and representative sample to a process analyzer in a reliable, cost-effective and safe manner.
Use of statistical control charts to determine Process Analyzer "fit-for-use"
Advanced training for Analytical Quality AssuranceThis seminar / workshop will teach the use of statistical control charts to determine the "fit-for-use" of results from Process Analyzers. The primary target audience are process analyzer technicians with no prior knowledge or exposure to control charting. After an introductory overview of measurement variation, basic statistical theory behind control charts and associated work process will be presented, followed by a simple hands-on manual work up on the set up of a control chart using real world data. A simple Excel-based tool will then be demo'd and distributed to participants. Benefits associated with use of control chart will be discussed, including how to quantify normal deviation between lab versus process analyzer results. Workshop will close with an open-forum discussion on candidate Process Analyzer KPI's that can be established using control charts.
In the current quality conscious and cost competitive environment., the ability to demonstrate "statistical control" of measurement processes for product manufacturing and release is a key mutual expectation between suppliers and customers. Being "in statistical control' implies the measurement process is operated in a manner that is stable, with quantifiable precision, and is in reasonable agreement with other processes that provide similar measurements when compared using industry standard protocols such as ASTM Standard practices.
This seminar will present the core statistical thinking principles, concepts, and tools related to precision and bias performance of measurement processes, Industry standard metrics such as repeatability, reproducibility, intermediate precision, bias and applications will be discussed.
Symposium Technical Program
Monday April 25th - Wednesday April 27th
The core event of the symposia is a three day program of 25-30 technical papers organized in 10-12 consecutive sessions. All papers submitted for the Analysis Division Symposia are peer-reviewed and edited by a panel of industry subject matter experts. The panel includes division Past Directors, ISA fellows, Ph.D.s, with a combined experience of over 120 years in the industry. The feedback offered is invaluable. All papers are formatted and published in the symposium proceedings which is given to all attendees as part of the registration. The non-commercial requirements of the written paper and the symposium presentation ensure a high quality technical meeting.
Thursday April 28th
Each year, a number of vendors of process analytical equipment provide hands on training for specific products. At the 2015 AD Symposium - Eight vendor training sessions were given.
Sunday April 24th -- Wednesday April 27th
The top names in process analyzer manufacturing and services gather at the annual Symposia. The vendor companies make their top people available for discussion on applications, technology, and new products. The latest symposium had 36 vendors that covered every conceivable detection principle as well as systems integration and sample handling hardware. The most concentrated forum for process analyzer hardware in one location, more than any other trade show, is coincident with every AD Symposium. Also, the vendor suites provide a great opportunity to unwind, socialize and network after the days events.
Analysis Division Banquet and Keynote Speech
Tuesday April 26th
The Analysis Division Banquet is held each year and provides yet another opportunity to network with new colleagues from around the world. This evening event features a fantastic meal, a bar graciously by several of the vendors, and a fascinating after-dinner speech by a new keynote speaker each year.
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