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AutoQuiz: What is the Most Cost-Effective Way to Measure the Level of a Highly Corrosive Media?

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. Which of the following measurement methods is most cost-effective for measuring the level of a highly […]

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How to Select the Right Industrial Network Ethernet Cable for Reliability and Performance

In 2013, the Ethernet cable celebrated its 40th birthday. The once simple cable has evolved into the foundation of modern Internet and global connectivity. Ethernet networking has gained momentum and popularity, penetrating lots of industrial applications, such as manufacturing, power utilities, oil and gas, and transportation. This includes energy-exhaustive machines, such as motor control centers, […]

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Managing Industrial Control System Cybersecurity

The purpose of industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity is to ensure that the industrial process performs safely and as expected. It should only perform at the right time, for the right people, and for the purposes for which it was designed. Anything outside those conditions is often considered a cybersecurity incident. Small improvements to the […]

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AutoQuiz: Which Documents are Needed for a Control Software Program?

Today‘s automation industry quiz question comes from the essential ISA course: Developing and Applying Standard Instrumentation and Control Documentation (FG15)       Which documents should be fully developed before a control software program can be developed? a) I/O list b) Interlock Logic c) Sequence Logic d) HMI description e) All of the above   […]

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Your Recipe for Maximum Salary in the Automation Industry

This year we took a minimalist approach with our salary survey. We kept it short and sweet and only asked for the data that we felt was most important in determining your salary. Those factors include: Geographic region Job function Level of education Industry segment Years of experience Salaries for automation professionals are holding steady. […]

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April Training and Education Programs from ISA

April training and education programs from ISA feature several special events such as the popular Automation Engineering Survival Training course (in Columbia, Ill.) and the Process Automation Boot Camp (in Research Triangle Park, N.C.). ISA’s Automation Engineering Survival Training course is designed for system integrators and focuses on concepts important to automation engineers and others […]

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