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Why Is Instrumentation Critical for the Automation Professional?

This tip is actually a compilation of Tip #1 “Never Stop Learning” and Greg’s tip on “Seek Principles,” Tip #66. As a young engineer I spent a great deal of time and effort learning how instrumentation worked. Once I had a thorough understanding of that information, I could evaluate competing instrumentation designs and better select […]

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101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career

Tip #57: Be a Team Player

When I started my career, I could pretty much execute the entire automation system design from my desk using company standards, company specification forms, extensive vendor catalogs, and access to a host of company experts. I had the benefit of an eight-week internal training program on instrumentation and controllers. Now the mentors are gone, most […]

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Design of Emergency Steam Load Shedding System Using Dynamic Simulation

This session is in the Safety/Environmental Performance Track: Safety Systems: Solving Today’s Toughest Applications Presented By: Mr. Abhilash Nair, Invensys Operations Management Read Bio Mr. Obaid M Al-Swailmy, Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company Read Bio Mr. Anil Kewalramani, Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company Read Bio Mr. Tariq Khan, Invensys Operations Management Read Bio Abstract: Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company (SK), an affiliate of Saudi […]

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Jonathan Pollet

Are you ready for Stuxnet 2.0? More at ISA’s Safety & Security Symposium

Are you up to speed on all the latest security and safety best practices with it comes to process control automation?  ISA’s Safety and Security Symposium is coming up very soon – April 25-27th, 2012 at the Crown Plaza in Anaheim.  The symposium provides you with unbiased knowledge to assist you in your career and […]

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HMI Design: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Poor HMI designs have been identified as factors contributing to abnormal situations, billions of dollars of lost production, accidents, and fatalities. Many HMIs actually impede rather than assist operators. Many of the poor designs are holdovers due to the limitations of early control systems and the lack of knowledge of system designers. However, with the […]

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