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Thanks For Another Great Year At The ISA Show

by Katie Reid, on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 @ 13:04 PM

Glad to see you at last week's show and in case you weren't there, here's a recap of what went down

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  Day 1: Account managers working the EVF booth.

Thanks to all of you who visited our booth this month at the ISA Automation Expo & Conference at the Northlands Edmonton Expo Centre. We're always impressed at the number of visitors who pick us out from among the 175 or so exhibitors who gather every other year. (Yes, it's one of the largest automation events in North America.)

Smart stuff

The big hit of our small part of the show was our presentation onSmart systems, hosted by Edmonton's own Swagelok field service technician Stacey Phillips. "Smart" means the device collects data, not only saving you time but giving you information you couldn't collect before. That means you can spot trouble before it happens. Our ICM product and PTX transducers let you compile enough useful data to develop trend analyses for predictive maintenance.

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  Smart product demonstrations hosted by Swagelok field service technician Stacey Phillips. 

The ICM product’s embedded script processor and on-board library of scripts let you run standard routines and adjust them, even while your process is running. Our intrinsically safe PTX series pressure and temperature transducer is a single component that can make multiple measurements. Besides offering fast response, this sensor design needs no oil-filled cavities and requires no recalibration.

Other featured Swagelok products at the ISA show included some of the handiwork of our Custom Solutions department, such as our fast loop modules (FLM), field distribution headers (FDH) and a grab sample panel. We also had hose, our RHPS and K Series regulators, and flow meters on display.

Insights from Mafiaboy

We went to the ISA show to work, but we also got some benefits from attending. A few associates (including me) were able to attend a luncheon where the speaker was Michael Calce. Most people knew him as “Mafiaboy” when, as a teenager in 2000, he hacked into the websites of major organizations such as Amazon, CNN, Yahoo, and Dell and brought them to a screeching halt.

Calce was arrested and did time. Now he uses his talent and expertise as a consultant helping to improve computer security.

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Edmonton Valve & Fitting can't offer much advice in the way of computer security, but we know plenty about fluid systems, including how to keep them running strong and leak-free. Remember, you can always contact us here if you need further assitance: Ask Us.

We are a proud sponsor of the ISA Automation Expo and Conference and we look forward to returning in 2018 - it will be here before you know it! 

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