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ISA training can provide the high-performing workforce that manufacturers and global economies need to grow

While the U.S. and world economies are still struggling to grow, there are important steps that manufacturers and process industries can take to improve their competitiveness. Workforce training can play a vital role in boosting operational performance and productivity. Well-trained employees are better able to adapt to change—a must in today’s economy—and less likely to […]

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A New Approach to Advancing the Connected Enterprise

In my 30 years in automation and system integration, I’ve seen a significant change in the meaning of the term “connected enterprise.” Early in my career, a connected enterprise was one that used conveyors to move parts along the production line, and data sometimes moved with the parts on paper tags. Today, of course, a […]

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Always Design in Spare Capacity to Allow for Industrial Plant Expansion

Always Design in Spare Capacity to Allow for Industrial Plant Expansion

Over my career I cannot think of a single time when I regretted running spare cables or oversizing field junction boxes. However, I can think of too many instances where I ran out of room and/or capacity much sooner than I had expected, and wished I had run MORE spares. Concept: The incremental purchase cost […]

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Making the Most of Your ISA Membership: InTech Magazine

One of the major benefits of the International Society of Automation’s (ISA) membership is ISA’s flagship magazine, InTech. Published six times a year, InTech is a peer-reviewed and trustworthy source, providing timely information about recent technical developments, trends in our industry, and details about the sector as a whole. InTech explores and reports on the […]

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ISA Transactions shares 50 years of history

Kicking off the New Year with the January issue of ISA Transactions: The Journal of Automation, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ahmad Rad writes in his 50th Celebration ISA Transactionsmessage from the editor: “ISA Transactions turned 51. The fine tradition starting in 1962 continues and the hard work of many individuals in the last fifty years has facilitated […]

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Don Lovell

Tuning Control Loops Course: What is a “Bump Test”?

A customer had a poor performing loop in the brewery. The problem would really become an issue once in awhile depending on the operating conditions in the plant. The problem would be passed from person to person, shift to shift with no real answer. In discussing the problem with a controls engineer, the engineer asked […]

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2013 Water/Wastewater Symposium Focuses on “Smart Water” Technology

Plant reliability, safety and cost-efficiency are among the common goals of professionals working in the municipal water and wastewater sectors.  The Water/Wastewater Industries Division (WWID) of the ISA, which serves as a key educational, technical, professional development and networking resource for the sector, is gearing up for the 2013Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium, to […]

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ISA-100.11a network

Analysis of Wireless Industrial Automation Standards: ISA-100.11a and WirelessHART

The use of wireless transmission is part of everyone’s life. Every day, companies develop and update products with wireless capabilities. The benefits of mobility make the use of wireless equipment almost a necessity. The online life is now possible not only through computer desktops but also through cell phones, tablets, notebooks, and TVs, which makes […]

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