AutoQuiz: What Security Property Is Affected If a Hacker Intercepts and Changes Set Point Data?

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...

New Method for Tuning PID Controllers Using a Symmetric Send-On-Delta Sampling Strategy [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: In this paper we present a new method for tuning PI controllers with symmetric send-on-delta...

How to Implement Effective Safety Instrumented Systems for Process Automation Applications

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 Fellow from...

AutoQuiz: What Is a Schematic Representation of a Complete Hydraulic, Electric, Magnetic, or Pneumatic Circuit Called?

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 Is the Connection Between All of the Inputs and the Output of an Industrial Process?

This guest blog post was written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, industrial process expert and author of the ISA book Detecting Leaks in Pipelines as well as an ISA blog series on pipeline leak detection. To download a free 37-page excerpt from Detecting Leaks in Pipelines,...

Webinar Recording: The Amazing World of ISA Standards

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 Solutia Inc....

AutoQuiz: What Is the Fastest “Electronic” Method to Bring a DC Motor to a Full Stop?

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...

Key to Achieving Positive Business Results: Manage Risk Throughout Industrial Automation Infrastructure

This article was written by Sujeet Chand, senior vice president at Rockwell Automation. Maximizing productivity and minimizing risk are the yin and yang of the industrial world—forces that must remain in harmony for optimal business performance. That is particularly...

A Roadmap to Industrial Network Convergence

This article was written by Robin Cobb, PE, PMP, industrial network and security solutions product manager for Polytron, Inc., A global beverage manufacturer was having network performance and communication disruptions between factory floor assets. These disruptions...

AutoQuiz: Unique Feature of a Pneumatic Differential Pressure Sensor/Transmitter

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 AF, ASCI, ISCI, and WCI Are Doing for You

This post is authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. So what are these groups, and why should you care? Do you know why they exist, and what they’re doing to help you, your employer, and the automation industry?First off, let’s get all the acronyms out of the...

How Maintenance Managers Can Maximize Asset Performance with Automation and Control System Tools

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....

Webinar Recording: The Amazing World of ISA Standards

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 Solutia Inc....

A Roadmap to Industrial Network Convergence

This article was written by Robin Cobb, PE, PMP, industrial network and security solutions product manager for Polytron, Inc., A global beverage manufacturer was having network performance and communication disruptions between factory floor assets. These disruptions...

What AF, ASCI, ISCI, and WCI Are Doing for You

This post is authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. So what are these groups, and why should you care? Do you know why they exist, and what they’re doing to help you, your employer, and the automation industry?First off, let’s get all the acronyms out of the...

How the Internet of Things Impacts Manufacturing

This article was written by Bill Lydon, chief editor at InTech magazine. Internet of Things (IoT) concepts and technology continue to create a great deal of interest, activity, and new industrial automation industry initiatives. The IoT concepts and technology are...

Solutions for Unstable 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 Fellow from...

Book Excerpt + Author Q&A: Fluid Mechanics of Control Valves

This ISA author Q&A was edited by Joel Don, ISA’s community manager. ISA recently published Fluid Mechanics of Control Valves: How Valves Control Your Process by Hans D. Baumann, Ph.D., PE — a world-renowned expert on control valve technology who is credited with...

The Seven Key Aspects of Automation Projects for Project Managers

This post was written by Dzhamshid Safin, PhD, PMP, a building automation and control specialist at Honeywell. The art and science of project management gives us useful knowledge and powerful tools and techniques to successfully manage complex projects in various...

ISA Resources to Make You and Your Employer More Successful

This post is authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. ISA’s mission statement is: Advance technical competence by connecting the automation community to achieve operational excellence. Are you aware of all the resources ISA has at your disposal? Are you taking...

The Business Case for Operational Technology Cybersecurity

This post was written by Don Dickinson, senior business development manager for water management, Phoenix Contact USA. With the increasing prevalence of high-profile cyberattacks and security breaches, these events may seem unavoidable. The consequences, however, come...

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