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101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career

Tip #39: Know the Codes

Needless to say, studying the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Codes and National Electric Code (NEC) is a wonderful cure for insomnia but they (and others like them) are important! Possibly the most useful course I have taken was a preparation course for an electrical contractor’s license. I actually took the course because I needed […]

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101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career

Add Control Loops to Eliminate Manual Actions and Sequences in Process Control

I taught a course in process control to junior and senior chemical engineering students as an adjunct professor. Students were generally in the class not because they thought process control was important, but because the course was required to get a degree. One student asked me why you needed a control loop when all you […]

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Is a VFD or Valve Faster?

In the ISA Automation Week Mentor Program, I am providing guidance for extremely talented individuals from Argentina, Brazil, Malaysia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and the USA. We will be sharing a question and the answers each week. If you would like to provide additional answers, please send them to Susan Colwell at ISA. The nineteenth question […]

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What goes on a P&ID?

In the ISA Automation Week Mentor Program, I am providing guidance for extremely talented individuals from Argentina, Brazil, Malaysia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and the USA. We will be sharing a question and the answers each week. If you would like to provide additional answers, please send them to Susan Colwell at ISA. The seventeenth question […]

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Advanced Temperature Measurement and Control

Web Seminar: Key benefits of temperature control solutions – 22 February

Please join me for the Temperature Control Solutions Web Seminar – 22 February This comprehensive 90-minute Web seminar offers a concise summary of the most important aspects of temperature control solutions including the considerations in valve and measurement selection and installation. The first 2 sites to sign up will get a free copy of my […]

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Advanced pH Control

Web Seminar: Key benefits of pH control solutions – 15 February

Please join me for the pH Control Solutions Web Seminar scheduled on 15 February. This comprehensive 90-minute web seminar offers a concise summary of the most important aspects of pH control solutions including the latest developments in pH sensor and transmitter features. The first 2 sites to sign up will get a free copy of […]

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MPC, Fuzzy or PID?

In the ISA Automation Week Mentor Program I am providing guidance for extremely talented individuals from Argentina, Brazil, Malaysia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and the USA. We will be sharing a question and the answers each week. If you would like to provide additional answers, please send them to Susan Colwell at ISA. This question is […]

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