The 58th Analysis Division Symposium in Galveston
58th Annual Analysis Division Symposium
April 14 - 18, 2013
Join us in Galveston for the opportunity to learn, network, and enjoy at the 58th Analysis Division Symposium in Galveston, Texas. 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 Gulf Coast 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 2013. 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 58th 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 2013 Events and Shedule
Fundamentals of Process Analysis
Sunday April 14th
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
One of the courses 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.
Statistical Quality Assurance Fundamentals for laboratory test methods and process analyzers
The second advanced course will run in parallel and focuses on Statistical Quality Assurance Fundamentals for laboratory test methods and process analyzers, and is presented by Alex Lau. This course will provide an overview of an inter-connected suite of ASTM Standard Practices designed to provide statistical methodologies and work processes for quantifying test result uncertainties and ensure measurement process statistical process quality control.
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 15th - Wednesday April 17th
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 18th
Sunday April 14thth - Tuesday April 16th
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.
Vendor Registration is now open. The vendor registration form and information is now available HERE.
Analysis Division Banquet and Keynote Speech
Tuesday April 18th
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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