Why Successful Automation Engineers Are Detail-Oriented

Why Successful Automation Engineers Are Detail-Oriented

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program.This is Tip #22. I was working on a large automation retrofit project of a chemical plant that had numerous...
Benefits of Individually Fusing I/O with Indicating Fuse Blocks

Benefits of Individually Fusing I/O with Indicating Fuse Blocks

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #20.   I recently encountered a control cabinet on a client’s site that had 50 valve-limit...

The Value of Messaging in Industrial Control Systems

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #17. This is one of those tips that you cannot appreciate until you have worked on a control...

Murphy’s Law Is Alive and Well in Industrial Processes

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #23. We all know Murphy’s famous law, “If anything can go wrong, it will.” I have to believe...

Pitfalls of Selecting Low-Cost Industrial Instrumentation

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #18. The expression “You get what you paid for” definitely applies to instrumentation....
ISA Author Spotlight: Greg McMillan Career Is an Open Book

ISA Author Spotlight: Greg McMillan Career Is an Open Book

Winner of ISA’s prestigious ISA Life Achievement Award in 2010 and many times recognized and awarded for his achievements during the course of his career, Greg McMillan is ISA’s most prolific author. Greg cranks out at least one book—sometimes two—a year, has written...

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