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...

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...

AutoQuiz: What Type of Switch Is Designed to Detect the End of Travel of a Valve?

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 Are the Opportunities for Nonlinear Control in Process Industry 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...

Proportional Integral Estimator-Based Clock Synchronization Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks [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: Clock synchronization is an issue of vital importance in applications of wireless sensor...

AutoQuiz: What Is the Benefit of Industrial RFID Tags Over Barcode 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, third-party, objective...

How Does Heat Transfer Affect Operation of Your Natural Gas or Crude Oil Pipeline?

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...

Webinar Recording: Future-Proof Your Automation Solutions with Standards-Based Design

This ISA webinar on industrial calibration was presented by Rick Slaugenhaupt, a consultant for MAVERICK Technologies, and Nicholas P. Sands, P.E., CAP, ISA leader, author and educator who serves as senior manufacturing technology fellow at DuPont,  Capital...

AutoQuiz: When Should Operating Instructions Be Developed for an Industrial Process?

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...

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...

Artificial Intelligence-Based Improved Classification of Two-Phase Flow Patterns [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: Flow pattern recognition is necessary to select design equations for finding operating details of...

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...

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...

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