INCON-the newsletter of the Ireland Section of ISA.
Intelligent Valve Te
Maurice Radford Receives
T chnical Talk, Dublin
Golden Achievement Award
The ‘Intel igent Valve Terminals', technicaltalk took place in Bewely's Hotel, Dublinon Tuesday 6th February 2007.
The talk was presented by Mr. BrianReardon of FESTO. The talk gave aa
TPhoto No. 2 - Maurice Radford
step by step guide to integratingpneumatic solenoid valves into moderncontrol architectures from the basic ofsolenoid valves to web-based diagnostictools.
Jim Long presenting Maurice Radfordwith the Golden Achievement Award.
Jim Long collected the award onMaurice's behalf at the ‘Fal Meeting' inHouston in October 2006.
"ISA, the international society for measurementand control, advances the technology and thecompetence and the careers of practitioners forthe benefit of industry and humanity."
Jim Long & Brian Reardon
District 12 Leadership
Photo No. 3 - tech talk on OEE
The 2007 DLC will be held in St.
Petersburg, Russia on 25 and 26 May. Itwil be held at the Management TrainingCentre Hotel in the town of Pushkin on theoutskirts of St. Petersburg.
From L to R: Eamon Creech - Janssen Pharmaceutical Ltd,
Bil y Walsh – UCC, Liam Curham - speaker, Dataworks
The main purpose of a DLC is to Train
Ltd, Dominic Coveney - Schering Plough Ltd.
Section Leaders and for Networking so
Shane Robinson - speaker, Dataworks Ltd.
that the volunteers can carry out their ISAroles in a better manner.
This presentation consisted of two 30minutes sessions. A case study focusingon machine fault & performance
monitoring and a discussion sessionwhere the speakers shared the findings
(Overall Equipment Effectiveness)
of a recent study they carried out in
& Performance Monitoring
partnership with Enterprise Ireland.
Effectiveness) & Performance Monitoring'technical talk took place in RochestownPark Hotel, Cork on Tuesday 20thFebruary 2007.
The talk was presented by Mr LiamCurham Technical Director, Dataworks Ltdand Mr Shane Robinson Senior Engineer,Dataworks Ltd.
Carrigrennan Waste Water
The secondary treatment is
Treatment Plant, Cork
achieved by means of an activated sludgesystem which is carried out in SequenceBatch Reactors. Sludge, the by-product of
The plant visit to ‘Carrigrennan Waste
the treatment process, is pasteurised,
Water Treatment Plant' took place on
dried and turned into a granular
Wednesday 14th March 2007.
material. The gas produced from thisprocess is used to heat the digesters andalso run the driers.
Each day around 8 tones of granules richin nitrogen and phosphorous areproduced
agriculture as a fertiliser and soilconditioner.
An amenity area of 17
hectares has been provided surroundingthe plant, together with a two and a half-mile public coastal walkway.
preserved wetland areas for wildlife havebeen extended and enhanced and a
Attendees of waste water plant visit
major programme of landscaping andtree planting has been carried out.
The Wastewater Treatment Plant is part ofthe Cork Main Drainage Scheme, andcurrently can facilitate a population
Photo No. 5 - Plaque Presentation to
equivalent of 413,000.
designed in a modular format to al ow foreasy expansion to cater for futuredemands.
The plant which is highly automatedoffers primary and secondary treatmentand has been producing treated water to
Bil y Walsh presenting plague to John Conroy,
a very high standard since January
with Derek O'Sul ivan
Atlana Plant Visit
company. The plant was occupied onOctober 15th 2005 and the fol owing
IDA Business & Technology
Park, Carrigtohill, Co.Cork
nine months of qualification andvalidation,
The plant visit to ‘Atlana Pharma Limited
Nycomed currently employ 74 people in
(NYCOMED)' in Carrigtohil, Co. Cork
Cork, at ful capacity this wil increase to
took place on Tuesday 12th April 2007.
approximately 150. The plant is trulystate-of-the-art and includes the most
Based in Konstanz, Germany, ALTANA
modern equipment available for tablet
Pharma was an international research-
based pharmaceutical company, which,on January 1st 2007 was taken over by
Nycomed's most important and successful
product is Pantoprazole which is used inover 90 countries to treat acid-induced
The combined group wil continue under
the Nycomed corporate brand name and
oesophagitis. Pantoprazole is marketed
will be headquartered in Zurich,
as Protium here in Ireland. Worldwide
With more than 12,000
Pantoprazole sales in 2006 exceeded €2
people and a presence in about 50
bil ion and continue to rise. Nycomed is
active within a range of therapeutic
operating throughout Europe and in fast-
growing markets such as Latin America,
Russia/CIS and the Asia-Pacific region.
respiratory, pain and tissue management.
New products are sourced from our own
Construction on the 14,000sq.metre
research and from external partners.
Nycomed facility which includes buildingsfor tablet production, laboratories,administration, warehouse and utilitiescommenced on January 19th 2004 inCarrigtohil . The main project contractorwas a Joint Venture between Zueblin, aGerman construction firm and Cleary &
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Officer. U.C.C., 021-4902144
Mr. Jim Long - President Elect, James
Mr. Terry McCarthy - Exhibition,
Connolly Memorial Hospital, 01-6565071
Mr. Barry Nugent - Secretary,
Mr. Eoin O'Riain - Web Site
Mr. Declan Fleming - Treasurer
Schering Plough, 021-4329538
Mr. Peadar Walsh - Committee
Mr. Mark Roosli - Technical Program,
Jones Engineering. 021-4510700
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