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What are the Cost Benefits of Industrial Wireless?

Industrial wireless instrumentation is rapidly becoming the technology of choice for a growing class of applications. A wireless deployment saves significant costs compared to an equivalent wired installation, resulting in savings of 20 to 30 percent in simple configurations. Cost reductions can be even more compelling in scaled installations or in remote locations. Where wiring […]

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Six Considerations for Choosing the Best-Fit Motor Control Technology

Industrial engineers are well aware of the electrical consumption burden their motors—especially those running pumps, compressors, and fans—put on their operating budgets. In response, they have turned to efficient motor control technologies that use just enough energy to start motors, provide diagnostics data, and reduce downtime. As motor starter adoption has widened over the years, […]

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AutoQuiz: What is the Difference Between Volumetric and Mass Flow?

Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from ISA’s new course, Extreme Instrumentality: Electrical to Instrumentation Cross Training Boot Camp. The class, which is offered from September 29 to October 2, 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 […]

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September ISA Training and Education Programs

Automation and control training from ISA is developed and taught by industry experts with real-world experience. Comprehensive and practical instruction gives you knowledge you can immediately apply in the workplace. In September ISA will feature a new course, Extreme Instrumentality: Electrical to Instrumentation Cross Training Boot Camp. The new course is being offered with special […]

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AutoQuiz: How Do You Compute Electronic Pressure Transmitter Output?

Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from ISA’s new course, Extreme Instrumentality: Electrical to Instrumentation Cross Training Boot Camp. The class, which is offered from September 29 to October 2, 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 […]

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Q&A with Authors of ISA Book Performance-Based Fire and Gas Systems

Performance-based Fire and Gas Systems Engineering Handbook is co-authored by Austin M. Bryan, Elizabeth Smith, and Kevin J. Mitchell, senior staff members at Kenexis Consulting Corporation. In this blog Q&A, Austin provides important insights on the book’s value and significance. The book provides a thorough overview of fire and gas (FGS) design lifecycle presented in […]

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Centralized and Distributed Control Architectures under Foundation Fieldbus Network

Abstract: This paper aims at discussing possible automation and control system architectures based on fieldbus networks in which the controllers can be implemented either in a centralized or in a distributed form. An experimental setup is used to demonstrate some of the addressed issues. The control and automation architecture is composed of a supervisory system, a […]

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AutoQuiz: What Are the Detectors Used in Level Measurement?

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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