SMC University

Training seminars, educational webinars and trade show exhibitions on the latest trends in industrial automation

Looking to learn about automation protocols and connectivity? About flame and gas detection and protection? About the role of the cloud for remote control?

Sierra Monitor Corporation (SMC) offers educational webinars and in-person seminars on a regular basis through our SMC University program and exhibits at a variety of trade shows. Click a webinar link to register, or fill out the contact form below to register for a seminar. We will contact you to confirm your registration.

Trade Shows

ISA | AEC Automation Expo
Date: April 25-26, 2018
Booth TBD, Edmonton Expo Center, 7515 118 Ave NW, Edmonton

AEC is one of North America’s largest automation events and happens bi-annually in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We welcome automation, instrumentation and control systems professionals from a diverse range of global industries including: petroleum (oil & gas), mining, power, water & wastewater, forestry, agriculture and more.

Advanced Clean Transportation Expo
Date: May 1-2, 2018
Booth 654, Long Beach Convention Center, 2525 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA

ACT Expo combines the best educational content in the industry with a cutting-edge trade show floor showcasing the most innovative technologies on the market today. Come visit us at Booth 654 to see our wide range of flame and gas detection products.

The NFPA Conference & Expo
Date: June 11-14, 2018
Booth 2231, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas

The NFPA Conference & Expo brings to life the products and services needed to meet and maintain compliance with prevailing codes and standards in the design, construction and operation of buildings and facilities of every kind.. Come visit us at Booth 2231 to see our wide range of flame and gas detection products.


Automation Protocols and FieldServer Essentials
  • September 13-14, 2018

Cost: $995  

These training sessions, which are all held at Sierra Monitor in Silicon Valley, are a great way to gain experience on the FieldServer products.  On the first day, participants will review the basics of most common automation protocols and learn how to configure, install, commission, and debug the FieldServer protocol gateway. On the second day, participants are encouraged to bring their own devices to participate in a “plug-fest" where they will interface their devices to other systems over a network.

The cost of the class includes a QuickServer protocol gateway that the participants can continue to use in subsequent field integration projects. The instructor of this training course is a FieldServer-approved system integrator who has over 14 years' experience with protocol conversion and systems integration.

Sentry IT Gas and Flame Detection

May 3-4, Playa Vista

Cost: Day 1: $500 / Day 2: $250

Participants will gain knowledge about industrial life safety systems using Sentry IT gas and flame detection solutions. This class is intended to provide essential understanding of detection principals, sensor technology, characteristics of hazardous gases, proper equipment selection, and good installation and maintenance practices. Participants will be educated about current codes and standards as they apply to these life safety systems.

The class will also show how to integrate these detection systems with building automation, industrial automation and mass notification systems. Class provides hands-on instruction time with live equipment showing calibration, troubleshooting and maintenance procedures. The class will be taught by Sierra Monitor's Flame and Gas Product Manager, who has more than 20 years of experience developing, selecting, and installing such systems.


Gaseous Fuel Vehicle Maintenance Facility Design

Discover Your BACnet Network Like Never Before

Understanding Flame Detection: How to Protect Your Facility from Fire Hazards