Recently I watched the movie Apollo 13 again, this time including my four children who had never seen the cinematic classic. I’ve personally seen it too many times to count; it’s one of my favorites—partly because it’s based on a true story that I never tire of reflecting on and remembering
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This question came in from a student taking the online Certified Control Systems Technician® (CCST®) Level I Review Course (TS00E). We thought it would be valuable to share the exchange here. The answer was provided by the course instructor, Thomas Stokes. Question from Student: In the CCST study guide, domain 1 question number 55 gives [...]
ISA is collaborating with Hannover Fairs International to bring a multitude of ISA’s one-day training and educational courses to the Industrial Automation North America (IANA) Global Automation & Manufacturing Summit and the IMTS 2012 Conference. Where: Chicago, IL USA When: 13-14 September 2012 ISA members can save on registration by entering the promo code ISAMBR Here’s a snapshot [...]
There has been an understandable reluctance in the market to accept wireless communication as an integral part of safety critical applications. However, these applications can also benefit from the use of wireless technologies if the obstacles can be overcome. The Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance (WINA) is pleased to present a webinar featuring Niels Aakvaag, senior system [...]
ISA announced today the sessions of its Energy Track at ISA Automation Week 2011: Technology and Solutions Event. The conference will take place in Mobile, Alabama, USA, 17-20 October 2011, at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center. The Energy Track offers a spectrum of presentations on recent advances in automation for buildings, industrial plants and [...]
ISA’s ongoing publishing partnership with O3neida has produced a new technical publication, Agent-Based Technology Manufacturing Control Systems, Luca Ferrarini and Arndt Lüder, editors. This practical reference focuses on a new design technology and process specifically conceived for reconfigurable manufacturing system control. It represents the first integrated application in real industrial environments of agent-based technology, ontology-based [...]
The ISA100 committee has completed a new technical report that presents user and market-related requirements for the design, operation and maintenance of wireless systems throughout their life cycles in factory automation. Factory automation applications involve specific technology, control and information systems that are characterized by discrete operations with possible extensions into batch process control. Examples [...]
For our fifth and final day of ISA Interchange’s “Free Tech Paper Week”, we’re bringing you a two-for-one. You’ll get another presentation, this one presented by Dr. Ragnar Scheirholz and Kevin McGrath at ISA Automation Week 2010, but you’ll also get a copy of their full technical paper as well. Read below for the full [...]
Risk analysis is an important step in creating your cybersecurity plan for your automation system. Risk Analysis not only identifies security vulnerabilities but also provides the business case for the countermeasures that reduce risk. This seminar introduces you to the concepts of risk analysis and how they are applied to industrial manufacturing and control systems. This seminar is also valuable for IT professionals who wish to learn the special considerations of automation systems in performing risk analysis.
This seminar is part of the Control Systems Security & ANSI/ISA99 Series.
This is the first of six seminars focused on the Control Systems Engineer (CSE) Professional Engineer (PE) exam. It will give control systems engineers an introduction to the background and format of the CSE PE examination produced by NCEES and administered by the state professional license boards. The exam specifications, knowledge areas, and skill requirements are outlined. References, test taking tips, and standards/codes are included in this session.