Fault Detection in the Feed Water Treatment Process for Boiler-Turbine Power Generation [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: Feed water treatment process (FWTP) is an essential part of utility boilers; and fault detection...

AutoQuiz: Characteristics of a Loop Diagram

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...

Basic Guidelines for Control Valve Selection and Sizing

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...

Webinar Recording: Calibration and Inspections in Hazardous Areas

This ISA webinar on calibration considerations in hazardous areas was presented by Cameron Kamrani, PE, PMP, LEED AP, and Ned Espy and Roy Tomalino of Beamex. There are many aspects to consider before you enter a hazardous (Ex) area to perform calibrations or...

AutoQuiz: Characteristics of a Fuzzy Logic Controller

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...

Why You Must Factor Maintenance Into the Cost of Any Industrial System

This guest blog post was written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, industrial process expert and author of the 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 obtain a...

How to Use Asset Performance Management as a Driver for Digital Industrial Transformation

This post was authored by Jeremiah Stone, chief technology officer at Catasys and previously general manager of GE Digital’s APM business. Digital transformation will not happen overnight, but it will happen quickly. While the IoT is quickly expanding, many have yet...

AutoQuiz: What Is the Best Method for Measuring the Level of a Highly Corrosive Media?

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...

ISA Values: Live Them

This post is authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. In case you missed it in one of my earlier columns, ISA modified its vision and mission statements last year. I am very proud of these efforts and firmly believe these new statements will more clearly guide...

Cost-Effective Option for Using Cellular Data for SCADA and Data Acquisition at Remote Sites

This post was authored by Marcia Gadbois, formerly VP and general manager of InduSoft Business Unit of Schneider Electric. The Internet of Things needs technology to connect people to machines and processes. From the operators on the plant floor to the execs in the...

New Control Approach Increases Efficiency and Safety of Boiler-Turbine Systems [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: As higher requirements are proposed for the load regulation and efficiency enhancement, the...

AutoQuiz: Which Signal Type Indicates Direction and Velocity in a Motion Control Application?

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...

AutoQuiz: Characteristics of a Loop Diagram

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...

Basic Guidelines for Control Valve Selection and Sizing

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...

Webinar Recording: Calibration and Inspections in Hazardous Areas

This ISA webinar on calibration considerations in hazardous areas was presented by Cameron Kamrani, PE, PMP, LEED AP, and Ned Espy and Roy Tomalino of Beamex. There are many aspects to consider before you enter a hazardous (Ex) area to perform calibrations or...

AutoQuiz: Characteristics of a Fuzzy Logic Controller

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...

Why You Must Factor Maintenance Into the Cost of Any Industrial System

This guest blog post was written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, industrial process expert and author of the 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 obtain a...

ISA Values: Live Them

This post is authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. In case you missed it in one of my earlier columns, ISA modified its vision and mission statements last year. I am very proud of these efforts and firmly believe these new statements will more clearly guide...

IIoT Solves Problems Previously Considered Unsolvable

This post was authored by Andrew Hird, vice president and general manager of digital transformation at Honeywell Process Solutions. At a conference I attended, the keynote speaker observed that today is the first time in history that tools in our personal lives are...

How Long Before Watson Comes to Engineering?

This post was authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. Hundreds of years ago, experienced master builders knew everything about their craft, designing and overseeing the building of pyramids, cathedrals, and bridges. Now the world is vastly more complicated, and...

OPC UA and IEC 61131-3: The Integration of Control and the HMI

This post was authored by Gary L. Pratt, PE, president of ControlSphere Enginering and Timothy L. Triplett, PE, founder, chief executive officer at Sacks Parente Golf and previously president of Coherent Technologies, In the beginning…the world was flat. Or at least...

How to Prevent Cavitation in Butterfly Control Valves

This post was authored by Hans D. Baumann, Ph.D., PE, author of Fluid Mechanics of Control Valves: How Valves Control Your Process and a world-renowned expert on control valve technology. To download a free, 42-page excerpt from the book, click this link. Cavitation...

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