The 57th Analysis Division Symposium in Anaheim


57th Annual Analysis Division Symposium 

April 22 - 26, 2012

Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort 

Garden Grove, California 


Supporting Vendors

Vendor Registration

Join us in Anaheim for the opportunity to learn, network, and enjoy at the 57th Analysis Division Symposium in Garden Grove California. 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 the beautiful Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Bring your Spouse!

ISA AD is pleased to offer a “Spouse and Guest Sight-Seeing and Touring Event” during the 2012 ISA AD Symposium. This program will enable Spouses and Guests to see the sights of Southern California while their significant other attends the conference events. The program will include daily activities such as shopping, sightseeing, museums, lunch at the beach, and much more. The daily activities are tentative and can be adjusted if so desired by the Spouses and Guests each day. If you are interested in joining our Spouses Program, please contact Michelle Englebaugh at or at the registration desk upon registration. We hope you can join us for the Southern California fun!

A Message from our Conference Chair

Gary Brewer Speaking


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.



Social Atmosphere

This is your opportunity to network and enjoy the relaxed, social atmosphere presented by AD 2012. 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 57th Annual ISA Analysis Division Spring Symposium. Each year, this conference grows in attendance, quality of paper presentations and technical content.  For additional information,  contact Sandra Krauthamer. or refer to our Contact Us page.

AD 2012 Events and Shedule

Fundamentals of Process Analysis

Sunday April 22nd

Roy Muston Training


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.




Advanced Course

This one day course will focus on selected engineering methods of sample system design. The course assumes prior experience in engineering or maintaining process analyzer sampling systems, but those new to the art will also learn some useful skills. The objective is to improve process analyzer reliability by better sample system design.

The course is presented by Tony Waters. He brings to this course 45 yrs of experience with process analyzers and their sampling system. He has worked in engineering and marketing roles for an analyzer manufacturer, an end-user, and a systems integrator. He founded three companies to provide specialized analyzer services to the process industries, and is an expert in the application of process analyzers in chemical plants and refineries. His courses are always popular, and have equal appeal to engineers and maintenance technicians.





Symposium Technical Program

Monday April 23rd - Wednesday April 25th

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.

Professional Development

Thursday April 26th

Vendor Training

Several of the major instrument vendors will put on specialized and intensive training programs for instrument technicians and mechanics.

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.
Class: Maxum edition II Gas Chromatograph
Duration: 8 hours
Content: The class will very briefly review principles of gas chromatography and then cover specific operation and maintenance of Maxum. Topics covered will be applications parallel chromatography, use of Maxum user interface software and networking issues. Questions and freeform discussion will be encouraged

Company: AMETEK Process Instruments
Class: Combustion Analyzer Validation, Calibration, Troubleshooting, and Maintenance
Duration: 4 hours

Content: The Oxygen & Combustible measurement in a fired heat process is crucial to proper process control as well as process safety. A combustion analyzer's measurements must be periodically validated to insure correct process measurements as well as properly maintained to reduce process downtimes due to failure and nuisance process trips and prevent catastrophic combustion events.
The Combustion analyzers measurement principles of oxygen, combustibles, and Methane will be reviewed and information provided on how to correctly validate, diagnose and repair improper measurements and failures. Proper Extractive and Insitu installations and their respective sample systems will be reviewed as well as calibration of the combustion analyzer and a recommended preventive maintenance routine for an analyzer installation will be discussed.

Company: ABB Analytical
Class: PGC5000 - Basics of Operation
Duration: 8 hours

Content: Although not a substitute for a full, factory certified, training course, the PGC5000 - Basics of Operation class intends to get those that are, or may be technically involved with the ABB Process Gas Chromatograph familiar with the hardware, configuration and operation, including local and remote interface options.

Company: Servomex
Class: Paramagnetic / SERVOTOUGH Oxy
Duration: 4h

Content: Servomex will be providing technical training on Paramagnetic technology and a maintenance course on the new SERVOTOUGH Oxy analyzer. The SERVOTOUGH Oxy is the newest addition to the Servomex line of safety critical hazardous area oxygen analyzers and the course will include:Paramagnetic technology fundamentals, Analyzer operation, Maintenance and Repair, Validation/Calibration, Digital communication with Ethernet Modbus, and Remote operation

Vendor Displays and Hospitality Suites

Sunday April 22nd - Tuesday April 24th

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.

Announce vendor registrationThe vendor Exhibit space for AD 2012 is almost fully subscribed. The last day for applicaiton is Thursday March 5th. Please apply before this date if you will be requesting a space. After March 8th any spaces not yet allocated will be made available to any vendor wishing to take an extra space. Vendor Exhibit packages will be sent out by March 15th.

  The vendor registration form and information is now available  HERE.

Analysis Division Banquet and Keynote Speech

Tuesday April 24th

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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