AutoQuiz: When Does Cavitation Occur in Liquid Flow?

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...

PID Power System Stabilizer for Damping Low Frequency Oscillations in Power 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: This paper explores a two-level control strategy by blending a local controller with a...

What Is Frequency Domain and How Can It Be Applied to Industrial Pipeline Flow?

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, ISA Fellow and 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...

AutoQuiz: What Happens When a Reset Action Is Added to an Industrial Controller Tuned for a Fast Control Loop?

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...

Webinar Recording: How to Protect Vital Industrial Assets from the Industrial Internet of Threats

This ISA webinar on industrial cybersecurity was presented by industrial security expert and ISA99 Committee Co-Chair Eric Cosman, and David Zahn, vice president of marketing at Ambyint. During the 19th century, settlers saw it as their Manifest Destiny to settle the...

Industrial Cybersecurity Must Focus on Protecting Operational Technology

This post was authored by Steve Mustard, an industrial control system and cybersecurity consultant, and author of the ISA book Mission Critical Operations Primer. Cybersecurity incidents will have serious ramifications if today's workforce is not better...

AutoQuiz: What is the Risk in Using Standard ROI Ratios to Invest in an Automation System?

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 Systems Integrators Need to Advance Beyond Traditional Instrumentation and Control Skill Sets

This post was authored by Collin Dailey, a technology development engineer at Phoseon Technology, and Jacob Jaugen, content manager at Portland Engineering. At the core of systems integration, what do we do? Systems integrators make machines talk to each other and...

Opportunities for ISA Member Engagement Abound

This post is authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. As a member of ISA you automatically belong to a local section. Sections represent a geographical grouping of members. Some sections represent a city (e.g., Birmingham, Houston). Others are spread out enough...

Does Your Company Have Vision to Leverage Disruptive Industrial Automation Innovations?

This post was authored by Steve Mustard, an industrial control system and cybersecurity consultant, and author of the ISA book Mission Critical Operations Primer. Cybersecurity incidents will have serious ramifications if today's workforce is not better...

AutoQuiz: How to Calculate Steady State Gain for a Standard Pneumatic Instrument Loop

This post is authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. As a member of ISA you automatically belong to a local section. Sections represent a geographical grouping of members. Some sections represent a city (e.g., Birmingham, Houston). Others are spread out enough...

How Connected Buildings and Power Grids Make Cities ‘Smart’

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...
AutoQuiz: When Does Cavitation Occur in Liquid Flow?

AutoQuiz: When Does Cavitation Occur in Liquid Flow?

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...

Opportunities for ISA Member Engagement Abound

Opportunities for ISA Member Engagement Abound

This post was authored by Collin Dailey, a technology development engineer at Phoseon Technology, and Jacob Jaugen, content manager at Portland Engineering. At the core of systems integration, what do we do? Systems integrators make machines talk to each other and...

How Connected Buildings and Power Grids Make Cities ‘Smart’

How Connected Buildings and Power Grids Make Cities ‘Smart’

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...

Does IIoT Live up to the Hype?

Does IIoT Live up to the Hype?

This guest blog post was authored by Claudia Vergueiro Massei, CEO of Siemens in Oman. We are living through interesting times. Name any tech buzzword – be it artificial intelligence, big data, Internet of Things (IoT) – and you will see a ripple effect on...

How Often Do Measurements Need to Be Calibrated?

How Often Do Measurements Need to Be Calibrated?

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...

Book Excerpt + Q&A: Situation Management for Process Control

Book Excerpt + Q&A: Situation Management for Process Control

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: How to Measure the Resistance in a Circuit

AutoQuiz: How to Measure the Resistance in a Circuit

This ISA author Q&A was edited by Joel Don, ISA’s community manager. ISA recently published Situation Management for Process Control: Decision Making for Operators in Industrial Control Rooms and Operation Centers by Douglas H. Rothenberg, Ph.D., a leading expert...

How Long Does It Take to Detect a Leak on an Oil or Gas Pipeline?

How Long Does It Take to Detect a Leak on an Oil or Gas Pipeline?

This post was authored by Steve Mustard, an industrial control system and cybersecurity consultant, and author of the ISA book Mission Critical Operations Primer. Cybersecurity incidents will have serious ramifications if today's workforce is not better...

AutoQuiz: How to Calculate Uptime for an Automation System

AutoQuiz: How to Calculate Uptime for an Automation System

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...

Webinar Recording: Uncertainty in Calibration

Webinar Recording: Uncertainty in Calibration

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 paper explores a two-level control strategy by blending a local controller with a...

What Should a Plant Manager Do During the First 90 Days on the Job?

What Should a Plant Manager Do During the First 90 Days on the Job?

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, ISA Fellow and 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...

Raw Beginnings: The Evolution of Offshore Oil Industry Pipeline Safety

Raw Beginnings: The Evolution of Offshore Oil Industry Pipeline Safety

This guest blog post was written by Bryan Christiansen, founder and CEO at Limble CMMS. Limble is a mobile first, modern computerized maintenance management system application, designed to help managers organize, automate and streamline their maintenance operations....

AutoQuiz: What Is the Purpose of a Markov Model Computation?

AutoQuiz: What Is the Purpose of a Markov Model Computation?

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, ISA Fellow and 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...

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