The International Society of Automation (ISA) is growing nice online communities in their members-only ISAConnect section of the website. One of the active groups, Chemical and Petroleum Industries Division (ChemPID), is led by Emerson’s David Lee. David is an Operator Performance Senior Consultant. ChemPID’s mission is:
…to contribute to the professional involved in the processing of chemicals, petrochemicals, petroleum, and natural gas. From raw materials to products ChemPID strives to advance best practices in: Safety, Environmental, Production Efficiency, Operations, Process Control, and Automation.
Currently, there are more than 3200 members in this online community. Reasons for joining ChemPID are:
Leadership Opportunities – The opportunity to improve your personal leadership skill level and participate on panel discussions as well as serving as a session developer for ChemPID conferences and symposia.
Technical Writing – Reviewing papers or writing articles for the ChemPID newsletter or Web pages.
Networking – Increase your visibility in the ChemPID industry to benefit both you and your employer and the opportunity to have a positive impact on the industry.
Valuable Information Resources – In addition to the above, ChemPID membership supplies: Two to three comprehensive industry newsletters per year featuring articles and papers from the ChemPID Members and symposium participants. Access to the ChemPID website that provides industry technical papers, web seminars, and a list serve of industry peers.
You can follow technical discussions in the forum area that are tagged with Chemical. Some other industry & expertise tags include Oil and Gas, Power and Energy, Mining and Metals, Instrumentation, Connectivity and Cybersecurity, Water and Wastewater, Process Safety, Smart Manufacturing, and Pharmaceutical.
David shared some upcoming ChemPID events this month. These include:
- ChemPID – Operator Performance SIG – June 15, 9-10am EDT
- Open Process Automation Forum Discussion – June 22, 9-10am CDT
- Digital Twin SIG – June 25, 10-11am CDT
- ChemPID Leadership Series – Everyone Deserves a Great Manager – Part 2 – June 28, 11am-12pm CDT
- ChemPID – Digital Twin SIG – Initial Meeting – June 29 10-11am CDT
These online ISAConnect communities, available to ISA members, can help connect you with fellow experts and help you improve your career advancement. And don’t forget to vote this month for the ISA officers if you are a current ISA member.