PID-Based Bioreactor Control for Ethanol Production [technical]

This post is an excerpt from the journal ISA Transactions. All ISA Transactions articles are free to ISA members, or can be purchased from Elsevier Press.   Abstract: This article presents the development of inferential control scheme based on adaptive linear neural...

Webinar Recording: How to Use Modern Process Control to Maintain Batch-To-Batch Quality

This educational ISA webinar was presented by Greg McMillan. Greg is an industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from Solutia Inc. (now Eastman Chemical)....

AutoQuiz: How to Measure the Temperature Between Two Dissimilar, Joined Metals

AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager. This automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) certification program. ISA CAP certification provides a non-biased, third-party, objective...

October’s Annual Leaders Conference: An Opportunity for Face-To-Face Engagement and Celebration of Society Contributions

This post is authored by Brian Curtis, president of ISA 2018. What a great event ISA recently conducted in Montreal, Canada! We held our Annual Leaders Conference (ALC), previously known as the Fall Leaders Meeting (FLM). It was so exciting and fulfilling spending...

Does Instrument Placement Matter in Dynamic Process Control?

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, author of the new ISA book Detecting Leaks in Pipelines. To download a free excerpt from Detecting Leaks in Pipelines, click here. If you would like more information on how to purchase the...

Why Companies on Analog Networks are Missing Out on the Benefits of Cloud Computing and IIoT

This post was written by Philip Marshall, CEO of Hilscher North America. It has been more than 30 years since automation went “digital.” Digital networks were around for some time before that, but the networking of “smart” field devices really began around 1987. HART,...

AutoQuiz: How to Measure Fluid Velocity Through a Pipe

AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager. This automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) program. Certified Control System Technicians calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and...

Industrial Automation Workers Need a Wider Array of Technical Skills and Knowledge

This post was written by industrial security expert and ISA99 Committee Co-Chair Eric Cosman. The disciplines related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) continue to evolve in response to new technology, economic and societal trends, and...

What Types of Process Control Models are Best?

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior...

AutoQuiz: Design Specifications for Building Automation Systems

AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager. This automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) certification program. ISA CAP certification provides a non-biased,...

Load Speed Regulation in Mechanical Transmission Systems Using Feedback and Feedforward Control [technical]

This post is an excerpt from the journal ISA Transactions. All ISA Transactions articles are free to ISA members, or can be purchased from Elsevier Press.   Abstract: The problem of controlling the load speed of a mechanical transmission system consisting of a...

How to Select the Best Sensor for an Industrial High-Temperature Measurement System

This post was written by Natalie Strehlke, product manager for transmitters at Yokogawa Corporation of America. Temperature is the most widely measured variable in the process industries, and it is often a critical factor in industrial processing. If a temperature...

PID-Based Bioreactor Control for Ethanol Production [technical]

This post is an excerpt from the journal ISA Transactions. All ISA Transactions articles are free to ISA members, or can be purchased from Elsevier Press.   Abstract: This article presents the development of inferential control scheme based on adaptive linear neural...

Does Instrument Placement Matter in Dynamic Process Control?

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, author of the new ISA book Detecting Leaks in Pipelines. To download a free excerpt from Detecting Leaks in Pipelines, click here. If you would like more information on how to purchase the...

AutoQuiz: How to Measure Fluid Velocity Through a Pipe

AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager. This automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) program. Certified Control System Technicians calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and...

What Types of Process Control Models are Best?

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior...

Are Collaborative Robots Safe?

This post was written by Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette, a production engineer at Robotiq, In recent years, many disruptive technologies have emerged. For example, driverless cars have gathered a lot of attention, because they are so different from what we are used to...

How to Get Rid of Level Oscillations in Industrial Processes

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior...

How to Test and Validate a Pipeline Leak Detection System

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, author of the new ISA book Detecting Leaks in Pipelines. To download a free excerpt from Detecting Leaks in Pipelines, click here. If you would like more information on how to purchase the...

Webinar Recording: Loop Tuning and Optimization

This educational ISA webinar was presented by Greg McMillan in conjunction with the ISA Mentor Program. Greg is an industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from...

How to Optimize Industrial Evaporators

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior...

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