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The Most Empowering 4 Letter Word

A couple of weeks ago I gave a presentation, entitled “Are we there yet?”,  to a group of attendees – a mixed bag of engineering students, a few employees, and employers – at the National Society of Black Engineers 42nd Annual Conference in Boston. The session was  focused on diversity & inclusion or D&I. I […]

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ISA Training and Education Programs for May-June

In May, ISA will offer technical training in conjunction with the 16th ISA LDAR Fugitive Emissions Symposium and the 62nd International Instrumentation Symposium. Get ready for a full month of training in June, as ISA’s Houston Section hosts an intensive educational experience designed to meet the automation and control community’s needs for comprehensive technical training […]

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How Veterans Successfully Transition to Industrial Automation Careers

Automation jobs require a combination of technical know-how combined with interpersonal skills, making them a great fit for veterans. It’s always difficult to find suitable candidates for openings in industrial automation as most of these jobs require both technical and interpersonal skills, often with a bit of management expertise added to the mix. Universities graduate […]

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What are the Challenges of the Industrial Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming everyday life and promises to revolutionize industry. Forecasters view this technology for the manufacturing sector, the industrial Internet of things (IIoT), as a key impetus for growth and productivity in the coming decade, adding US$14.2 trillion to the global economy by 2030. The IIoT could be the most […]

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Content Curation Drives Business to Your Industrial Company

Are you looking for ways to energize your content marketing and drive more traffic to your industrial website? Some of your most important traffic growth (and business leads) can come from an active program of content curation, which is just another social geekspeak term created to describe a strategic, objectives-based approach to social media sharing. […]

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ISA Training and Education Programs in April

April education and training programs will feature the Process Automation Boot Camp, which is designed specifically for non-maintenance personnel with little or no background in the field of process measurements and control. Also check out Automation Engineering Survival Training program for system integrators, focusing on concepts important to automation engineers and others involved in a […]

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What are Best Practices for Alarm Response?

      Alarms are a critical part of every production process — but not all of them are created equal. An alarm could indicate an immediate source of pressing concern. It could flag a potentially damaging machine or process issue that could derail production and cause serious safety concerns. However, with alarms sounding all […]

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How to Build an Industrial Calibration System Business Case

An investment into calibration equipment and systems must be financially justified, just like any other business investment. But does a cheaper cost of purchase always mean a higher return on investment? Not necessarily. When building a business case for calibration system investment, what may seem at the outset to be cheaper may not necessarily be […]

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