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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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Advanced Design and SIL Verification (EC54)

This course focuses on more detailed design issues and further hands-on examples of system analysis/modeling. Students will be better understand and be able to perform system design and analysis thus saving their companies time and money in optimizing system designs. This course is required for the ISA84 Safety Instrumented Systems Certificate Program 3. You can […]

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Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification (EC50E – Online Version)

This course is offered online and utilizes online training modules, additional text materials, online evaluations, and email discussions. Students will have access via email to an instructor and have an opportunity to participate in live Q&A sessions with the instructor and other class participants. This CyberU course focuses on the engineering requirements for the specification, […]

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Overview of Fiber Optic Sensing (SP26W)

Over the past two decades, development of fiber optic sensors has led to devices and systems which are able to measure over 60 different parameters. Perhaps even more noteworthy is the fact that commercially available fiber optic sensors are increasing in frequency and in actual deployment. It is a vibrant field with clear advantages over […]

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