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March 2014 Technical Meeting

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March 2014 Technical Meeting

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Joliet Junior College Tour

Join us in March as Edward Meyers – Joliet Junior College gives us an update on the Process Control Instrumentation Technology (PCIT) Program and we will tour the classroom with live demos run by the students.  We will also tour the maintenance facilities highlighted by the new Geothermal Heating Unit.

Edward will walk us through the PCIT Program and how the program is helping the instrumentation industry.  There are two programs in PCIT program at Joliet Junior College, Operator training and Instrument Technician training.  We will tour the classroom and have some live demos of the new equipment purchased by the college that the students are training on.  The student run demos will include operation of the Glass Tower Distillation Unit, Level Control using DCS, and Valve Diagnostics.

Behind the scenes at JJC in the new U Building (Health Profession Center) is the Geothermal Heating Unit. We will be able to visit the mechanical room and ask questions about how the new Geothermal Heating Unit works and how well it is performing. We will also be able to view the computer system controlling all of the heating and air conditioning systems. The computer controls and monitors  heating and air conditioning systems in many of the buildings at the college.

Edward is a retired Citgo Lemont Refinery employee.  He has 45 years experience in Instrumentation & Operations, a Graduate with BS Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, and Instructor at Joliet Junior College PCIT Courses for 15 years.  Edward has been an ISA member for 24 years with roles including Past President for Will-DuPage & Chicago Sections and Presently ISA District #6 Division VP.

We will meet in Building A, Room A-1002 (across from JJC Cafe) for Dinner and to start the Tour.

We will Discuss:

  • PCIT Program
  • Tour Classroom/Demos
  • Glass Tower Distillation Unit
  • Level Control using DCS
  • Valve Diagnostics
  • Tour Maintenance Facilities/Geothermal Heating Unit

Attend this seminar and you can receive 1.0 Professional Development Hours (PDH)

Meet in Building A, Room A-1002 (across from JJC Cafe).


Tuesday, March 18, 2014
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431 United States
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ISA, Will-DuPage Section


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