ISA Announces Advanced Process Control Techniques Track at ISA Automation Week 2011

ISA announces the offerings of its Advanced Process Control Techniques Track at ISA Automation Week 2011: Technology and Solutions Event, which will take place in Mobile, Alabama, USA, 17-20 October 2011, at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center. The Advanced Process Control Techniques Track offers in-depth sessions focused on techniques and applications of advanced control, […]

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ISA Mentor Program: A Guide to Success

Automation and control systems expert, Greg McMillan, principal consultant, Emerson Process Management, wants to share his knowledge. What better way to do this than through the ISA Mentor program. McMillan’s career spans more than 40 years with deep roots at Monsanto Co. where he learned early on from some of the best minds in process […]

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Power, control two different issues

Advanced control applications are not in widespread use in the power industry. Why? Successful applications exist, but it takes work and education. You’ll need to study the technology and published experiences, work closely with and rely on technology vendors, and plan properly for success, short and long term. At the last ISA Power Industry (POWID) […]

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Wireless Systems and Gas Turbine Engines

Peter Fuhr, a distinguished scientist with Oak Ridge National Laboratories comments on the ISA Communication Division’s participation in ISA Symposia.  The 57th International Instrumentation Symposia was held in St. Louis, Missouri on 20-24 June 2011 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel.   Dr. Fuhr shares his comments on Wireless Standard 107.4 and technical presentations that covered […]

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Spreadsheets are tools

In trying to decided on a blog topic, I thought of the spreadsheet we did in our Applying Motor Controls and Drives class last week for showing the voltage and hertz relationship. We then used the chart wizard and selected a scatter point type of chart. I then started thinking about the calibration sheet we do […]

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What’s Happening in the Power Industry

Below is an abstract from a paper entitled, “Power Supply Considerations For Digital Control Systems” by Paul E. Stanley, PE, of Hurst Technologies, Corp. This paper was presented at the 54th ISA POWID Symposium in Charlotte, North Carolina in June 2011. Power Supply Considerations For Digital Control Systems KEYWORDS Digital Control Systems; Critical AC; Vital […]

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FTPW: Security Certification Double Whammy

For our fifth and final day of ISA Interchange’s “Free Tech Paper Week”, we’re bringing you a two-for-one. You’ll get another presentation, this one presented by Dr. Ragnar Scheirholz and Kevin McGrath at ISA Automation Week 2010, but you’ll also get a copy of their full technical paper as well. Read below for the full […]

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