Author Archive | Joel Don

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AutoQuiz: Tuning the Temperature Controller for an Exothermic Reactor

Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Automation Professional certification program. ISA CAP certification provides a non-biased, third-party, objective assessment and confirmation of an automation professional’s skills. The CAP exam is focused on direction, definition, design, development/application, deployment, documentation, and support of systems, software, and equipment used in control systems, manufacturing information […]

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AutoQuiz: What Does a Low Resistance Reading from an Ungrounded Signal Lead Mean?

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 comes from the Level I […]

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Infographic: Tune Your (LinkedIn) Loop

Survey after survey of industrial engineers confirms LinkedIn is the social media platform of choice. According to IEEE Engineering360, more than 65 percent of engineers say they are active on LinkedIn. Facebook was next up, at 48 percent, followed by Google Plus (32 percent) and YouTube (27 percent). It makes sense. Facebook may have a […]

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AutoQuiz: When Is the Best Time to Perform Operator Training?

Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Automation Professional certification program. ISA CAP certification provides a non-biased, third-party, objective assessment and confirmation of an automation professional’s skills. The CAP exam is focused on direction, definition, design, development/application, deployment, documentation, and support of systems, software, and equipment used in control systems, manufacturing information […]

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AutoQuiz: How to Calculate the Speed of a Four-Pole Synchronous Motor

Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Automation Professional certification program. ISA CAP certification provides a non-biased, third-party, objective assessment and confirmation of an automation professional’s skills. The CAP exam is focused on direction, definition, design, development/application, deployment, documentation, and support of systems, software, and equipment used in control systems, manufacturing information […]

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AutoQuiz: How Do You Avoid a Ground Loop on Shielded Cable?

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 comes from the Level I […]

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AutoQuiz: What Does the Function of the Preset Value Determine in a PLC Timer?

Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Automation Professional certification program. ISA CAP certification provides a non-biased, third-party, objective assessment and confirmation of an automation professional’s skills. The CAP exam is focused on direction, definition, design, development/application, deployment, documentation, and support of systems, software, and equipment used in control systems, manufacturing information […]

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How to Live Stream Any Meeting or Event Worldwide (Almost) for Free

ISA has more than 150 sections located throughout the world (you can find a local ISA section by going here.) Local sections are a great way to connect and network with colleagues via regularly scheduled meetings, section-sponsored technical education sessions, special programs, and professional networking events. But some sections cover a wide geographic area, notes […]

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