Author Archive | Joel Don

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Calculating Highest Pressure Differences

Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) program. Certified Control System Technicians calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other process variables. Click this link for information about the CCST program. This question is from the Level I […]

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Is Social Media & Content Marketing ‘Business as Usual’ for Industrial Automation?

In a previous post, I shared the results of a survey that found the industrial automation and control industry was behind the curve when it comes to digital marketing, website optimization and other current online marketing strategies. If you’ve worked as a marketer in the automation, control and manufacturing sectors during the evolution of the […]

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The Calculation of Capacitance

Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from ISA’s course, Electrical Controls for the Control Systems Technician (TI23). This course focuses on electrical controls that are frequently overlooked in a formal training program. It is geared toward any level technician who wants a thorough review of electrical process concepts to reinforce their knowledge of basic electricity […]

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What Is Hydrostatic Head?

Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) program. Certified Control System Technicians calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other process variables. Click this link for information about the CCST program. This question is from the Level I […]

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ISA Training and Education Programs for February

February education and training from ISA features the new, comprehensive cybersecurity program designed to help owners, operators and technical first-responders of critical plant infrastructure understand and protect vital control systems. ISA’s System Wide Awareness Training (S.W.A.T.) Camp will be held over four consecutive weeks during the month. Process automation professionals will learn how to safeguard […]

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What Type of Circuit Break Protection Should Be Used for Motor Control?

Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from ISA’s course, Electrical Controls for the Control Systems Technician (TI23). This course focuses on electrical controls that are frequently overlooked in a formal training program. It is geared toward any level technician who wants a thorough review of electrical process concepts to reinforce their knowledge of basic electricity […]

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What Ladder Logic Symbol Represents a Logically False Condition for a Discrete PLC Input?

Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from ISA’s new course, PLC Fundamentals for the Technical Professional. This course focuses on the role the programmable logic controller plays in the design of a control system and how proper selection, installation and maintenance can reduce operating costs and improve performance. It provides the technical expertise necessary to […]

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How Do Differential Pressure Transmitters Measure Level?

Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) program. Certified Control System Technicians calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other process variables. Click this link for information about the CCST program. This question is from the Level I […]

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10 Tools for Quick Content Manufacturing in 2016

In digital marketing, a lot of effort is rightfully spent on tracking click metrics, analyzing website visitor trends and assessing responses to marketing campaigns. To be sure, crunching the numbers to determine the ROI of your industrial company’s digital marketing program is important. And there certainly are plenty of applications to help you parse the […]

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What Is the Appropriate P&ID Symbology for an Electric Signal?

Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from ISA’s new course, Extreme Instrumentality: Electrical to Instrumentation Cross Training Boot Camp. The class focuses on the knowledge and skill sets required to function as an instrument maintenance technician. Process measurement techniques, measurement and control equipment, calibrations techniques and calibration equipment will be discussed and utilized in numerous hands-on […]

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