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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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How to Drive Continuous Improvement with Information

These days, lack of data is not the problem, it is the visibility into that data that is challenging. But do not get caught up into thinking that the solution is advanced analytics. There is a step that is far more valuable and easy to accomplish. We are surrounded by gigabytes and terabytes of data, […]

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Protecting the Operational Integrity of Industrial Infrastructure

New powerful and capable industrial control systems and software solutions have created more opportunities for manufacturers to pursue and achieve greater levels of efficiency, performance, and profitability. Businesses now have more data to measure and analyze, as well as more opportunities to use that data to drive efficiency. This greater interconnectivity between systems and software […]

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AutoQuiz: What is the Difference Between Indication of an Instrument and Actual Value of Measured Variable?

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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August Tech Training and Education from ISA

ISA’s Technical Training Camp comes to Pennsylvania in August. Over five consecutive weeks, a team of respected subject matter experts will conduct ISA’s most popular, world-class technician, automation engineering, safety, and security courses. The training and education programs include Automation Engineering Survival Training (Week 1), Technician Training Boot Camp (Week 2), Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) […]

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AutoQuiz: How Do You Calculate Specific Gravity?

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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ISA101 HMI Standard Nears Completion

The ISA101 HMI (human-machine interfaces) committee was formed to establish standards, recommended practices, and technical reports relating to HMIs in manufacturing and processing applications. The forthcoming standard and accompanying technical reports are intended to help users understand the basic concepts as a way to more readily accept the style of human-machine interface that the standard […]

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Workforce Development is a Team Effort

It was more than 25 years ago that American author Robert Fulghum penned his book All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. In this short, but witty, book he talks about how the many skills that we use day to day in our jobs are based on foundational skills that we learn in […]

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