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Webinar Recording: The Growing Cybersecurity Threat to Natural Gas Distribution Systems

As I observe today’s natural gas market, I see companies under pressure from many forces in the world. Among these is the multiplicity of computer and communications systems that must be protected from those who would do harm to gas transmission and distribution capabilities. Natural gas is the foundation fuel for a clean and secure […]

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Webinar Recording: How to Get the Most out of Control Valves

The data that is really needed when selecting and sizing a control valve is rarely understood and specified, which leads to excessive variability originating from the valve. In this presentation, ISA mentor Greg McMillan discusses pervasive problems and rampant misconceptions. He then provides guidance—supported by test results—on how to select a good throttling control valve. […]

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Webinar Recording: How to Calibrate Analytical Instruments

This is the first of a series about maintaining analytical instrumentation. Insight into common applications and issues of analytical instrumentation as well best practices to calibrate will be explained. The webinar will provide examples of how you document “one-sided” calibrations, such as pH/ORP and gas sensors/analyzers. This approach can apply to other instrumentation as well, […]

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Webinar Recording: Large Industrial Project Execution

Driven by a desire to reduce risk with large projects, many owner organizations utilize a strategy where an EPC (engineering, procurement, construction) company is sole-sourced to manage and execute the entire scope. While EPCs are well-suited to execute the civil and mechanical scopes that make up most of the cost in a large project, they […]

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Webinar Recording: Model-Predictive Controllers for Cost Optimization

Having two small model-predictive controllers (MPCs) available as a standard option in a distributed control system (DCS) shows much better performance than the previous PID for product pH and assay control, reducing off-spec product and raw material use. The MPC effectively deals with a recycle stream and a level override scheme that can change production […]

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Webinar Recording: Beginner’s Guide to Vacuum Ramping

Understanding the fundamental principles and the limitations of process equipment and instrumentation is seen to be essential to developing the proper control system for separation of multiple batch components by vacuum stripping. Danaca Jordan, ISA Mentor Program protégée, presents the results of alternate strategies along with their limitations. A proposed solution is given at the […]

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