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...

Why Bypassing the Factory Acceptance Test at Startup Is a Bad Idea

This post was written by Michael B. Fedenyszen, II, is a senior instrumentation and controls engineer at R.G. Vanderweil Engineers The investment in a solid factory acceptance test (FAT) pays big dividends and makes a large contribution to a successful...

Process Control Strategies for Wastewater Treatment to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions [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 application of control strategies is increasingly used in wastewater treatment plants with...

AutoQuiz: Technical Characteristics of the Open Systems Interconnection Model

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...

An Introduction to Operations Research in the Process Industries

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...

Mechatronics: The Evolution From Mechanical to Information-Based Industrial Automation

This post was written by Kenneth J. Ryan, MD, is director of education at BE.services GmbH and co-founder of the Center for Applied Mechatronics at Alexandria Technical and Community College. At the core of any automated system is the basic closed-loop...

AutoQuiz: How to Install Thermocouple Extension Wires

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: Lessons Learned During the Migration to a New DCS

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). This ISA...

Licensure, ISA Turning 75, and the 2019 Annual Leadership Conference

This post is authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. On 14-16 August, I attended the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) meeting in Washington, D.C. Over 550 people from licensing boards and various participating organizations...

AutoQuiz: How Are Errors Corrected in Industrial Network Data Communications?

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...

Radiometric Level Measurement: When Other Industrial Measuring Techniques Fail

This post was written by Gene Henry, who formerly served as senior level business manager for Endress+Hauser. Radiometric or gamma level/density instruments are most often used in applications where other measuring techniques fail due to extreme...

Lessons Learned From a Forensic Analysis of the Ukrainian Power Grid Cyberattack

This post was authored by Patrice Bock, with the participation of Jean-Pierre Hauet, Romain Françoise, and Robert Foley. Three power distribution companies sustained a cyberattack in western Ukraine on 23 December 2015. As the forensic information is extensive from...
AutoQuiz: How to Measure Fluid Velocity Through a Pipe

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...

Why Bypassing the Factory Acceptance Test at Startup Is a Bad Idea

Why Bypassing the Factory Acceptance Test at Startup Is a Bad Idea

This post was written by Michael B. Fedenyszen, II, is a senior instrumentation and controls engineer at R.G. Vanderweil Engineers The investment in a solid factory acceptance test (FAT) pays big dividends and makes a large contribution to a successful...

An Introduction to Operations Research in the Process Industries

An Introduction to Operations Research in the Process Industries

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: How to Install Thermocouple Extension Wires

AutoQuiz: How to Install Thermocouple Extension Wires

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: Lessons Learned During the Migration to a New DCS

Webinar Recording: Lessons Learned During the Migration to a New DCS

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). This ISA...

Licensure, ISA Turning 75, and the 2019 Annual Leadership Conference

Licensure, ISA Turning 75, and the 2019 Annual Leadership Conference

This post is authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. On 14-16 August, I attended the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) meeting in Washington, D.C. Over 550 people from licensing boards and various participating organizations...

PIC 2019: Shedding Light on Critical Process Industry Issues

PIC 2019: Shedding Light on Critical Process Industry Issues

This post was authored by Carlos Melgarejo, a member of the ISA marketing team. Stars will shine brightly in the Lone Star State 4-6 November as experts in the energy and process manufacturing industries descend upon the Westin Houston, Memorial City. ISA’s 2019...

AutoQuiz: What Is Receipt Verification in Industrial Processes?

AutoQuiz: What Is Receipt Verification in Industrial Processes?

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...

Pipeline Leak Size: If We Can’t See It, We Can’t Detect It

Pipeline Leak Size: If We Can’t See It, We Can’t Detect It

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...

Webinar Recording: Small Batch Manufacturing

Webinar Recording: Small Batch Manufacturing

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 a Database Record?

AutoQuiz: What is a Database Record?

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...

ISA Extends Reach Through Organization Partnerships

ISA Extends Reach Through Organization Partnerships

This post is authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. In their heyday, ISA conferences drew 30,000 attendees. Many changes have occurred since then, resulting in smaller conference sizes. In a concerted effort to reach a broader audience, ISA is actively...

How to Leverage Process Data to Improve Industrial Operations

How to Leverage Process Data to Improve Industrial Operations

This post was authored by Greg Olsen, Ph.D., senior vice president of products at Falkonry. One certainty is that manufacturing processes continue to get better at producing data, primarily due to rapid cost reductions and improvements in data collection,...

AutoQuiz: Characteristics of an Industrial Controller

AutoQuiz: Characteristics of an Industrial Controller

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...

Find Posts by Category

ISA’s Live Twitter Stream

Pin It on Pinterest