Ian Verhappen

Ian has been involved in digital communications since 1994 installing the first multi- vendor Foundation Fieldbus project in 1996.

Since then, Ian has served as both a leading Project Engineer/Designer and an external/cold eyes review consultant for a number of companies and in pulp and paper, mining, food processing, water and wastewater, oil sands processing, petrochemical and refining industries.

Ian is co-author, with Augusto Pereira, of ISA's popular "Foundation Fieldbus Pocket Guide" now in its fourth edition..
Ian is also an active volunteer with ISA, serving as Vice-President of the Standards and Practices 2005/6 and is presently Canadian Chair of IEC TC65, SC65B and SC65E.. Ian is known as a digital communications evangelist and his passion for the topic has taken him around the world to share his experiences.
Ian has accumulated over 20 years experience in oil sands mining where he supported plant operations using standard mining processes of slurry transport, flotation / separation cells and multiphase flow. He is also experienced in truck and shovel operations with associated crushing and solids transport including real time maintenance/operating data for this mobile equipment via wireless communications.
Ian has the ability to explain technology in simple terms that can be understood by others without the same level of theory or experience, a rare quality!

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