Industrial Partnership

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Established July 2006

The purpose of the Golden Triangle Industries/Lamar University Engineering Partnership is to foster close cooperation between Lamar’s College of Engineering and local industry and to facilitate non-proprietary technology transfer. It also enables engineers to meet their annual professional license renewal requirements.


2016-2017 Industrial Partnership Annual Enrollment Dues

Upcoming Seminars:

Combining Effective Alarm Management with High Performance HMI
Presented by: Bill Hollifield

When: April 3-4, 2017
Reaud Executive Event Space, Lamar University
8:00am - 5:00pm (Breakfast 7:30am)
Members $1,000, Non-Members $1,600
40 Participants Max


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Course Abstract:

Our complex industrial processes are controlled by operators utilizing sophisticated control systems. The operator’s primary task is the detection and resolution of abnormal situations. The most important tools used for this task are the control system’s alarm system, which is a part of the overall Human-Machine Interface (HMI). Effective alarm systems and HMIs are crucial to safe, efficient, and productive operations. Deficiencies in alarm systems and HMIs have been cited as significant contributing factors to major upsets and accidents.This Alarm Management and HMI workshop is designed to educating key site personnel on industry standards, best practices, and business justification for improvements in alarm systems and HMIs. It will cover proven work processes for such improvements, based on hundreds of successful projects.

Course Terms:
Each participant will be provided:
1 Alarm Management Handbook (hard copy)
1 High Performance HMI Handbook (hard copy)
Additional White Papers in PDF format
1 spiral-bound workbook with the course slides for note-taking.

About the Instructor
Bill Hollifield is the PAS Principal Alarm Management and HMI Consultant. He is a voting member of the ISA SP-18 Alarm Management and ISA-101 HMI committees. Bill is also the coauthor of The Alarm Management Handbook, The High-Performance HMI Handbook, and the Electric Power Research Institute’s Alarm Management and Annunicator Application Guidelines, with separate documents for both power generation and power transmission sectors. Bill has international, multi-company experience in all aspects of Alarm Management along with many years of chemical industry experience with focus in project management, chemical production, and control systems. Bill holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana Tech University and an MBA from the University of Houston. He’s a pilot, and has built his own plane. In 2014, Bill was made an ISA Fellow for his contributions to the alarm management and HMI bodies of knowledge, and in standards development.

Practical Distillation Technology
Presented by Henry Kister

When: November 13-15, 2017
University Event Center, Lamar University
8:00am - 5:00pm (Breakfast 7:30am)
Members $2,000, Non-Members $2,500
40 Participants Max

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