A New Approach to Advancing the Connected Enterprise

A New Approach to Advancing the Connected Enterprise

This guest post is authored by Rob Gellings, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Integration, MAVERICK Technologies 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...
Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks: Trends and Developments

Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks: Trends and Developments

This is an excerpt from the September/October 2012 InTech Web exclusive feature by Mareca Hatler. For the entire article, please see the link at the bottom of this post. ON World’s 2012 survey shows continued growth and new opportunities for wireless sensors...

Intelligent Device Management Standards Committee Seeks Members

Intelligent field devices, pervasive in modern process manufacturing, bring the promise of transforming the way information is utilized related to these devices and to the processes they control. Devices with impending maintenance problems, for example, can be...

All about loop-checking with new ANSI/ISA standard

“All of the instruments and software that work together to make a process measurement or control a process variable are referred to collectively as a loop. After initial installation and periodically during the equipment life, every loop is checked to ensure that it...
Understanding ISA-84 and Functional Safety in the Process Sector

Understanding ISA-84 and Functional Safety in the Process Sector

This is an excerpt from InTech magazine and was written by William Johnson, Richard R. Dunn, and Victor J. Maggioli. Functional safety within the process sector has always been a priority. As the process sector moved into the computer age, new issues arose as...

Steam temperature controls standard reaffirmed for 2012

The power industry has seen various steam temperature control systems developed over the years to fit the needs of particular applications in the fossil fuel power industry. Plants must consider operating philosophy, plant layout, and type of firing before they...

ISA12 Hazloc Standards Members Gather for Intensive Week of Meetings

Veteran and novice ISA12 (Electrical Equipment for Hazardous Locations) Members will gather in Orlando, Florida March 12-16 to cover topics such as intrinsic and increased safety, encapsulation, gas detectors, fiber optics, and installation, maintenance, and repair....

Security standards committee completes ballot

The ISA99 committee recently completed a ballot on the standard, ISA-62443.03.03 (99.03.03), Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems: System Security Requirements and Security Assurance Levels. Closing on October 27, 2011, the ballot passed with 18...

ISA12’s Production Level Elevated following Meetings

The ISA12 Electrical Equipment for Hazardous Locations meetings in Cape Cod last month culminated in more than five draft standards out for ballot (covering areas such as gas detectors, nonincendive equipment, and instrument purging). On November 1st, ISA submitted 35...

ISA honors authors at awards ceremony

Each year, the ISA Publications Department and the Standards & Practices Department recognize and thank all authors/contributors who help review, develop, and deliver technical resources to the automation profession via an award ceremony and reception. Held in...

ISA99 issues security draft for committee ballot

ISA99, Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems, has issued a draft standard for committee ballot. ISA-62443.03.03 (99.03.03): Security for Industrial Automation and Control Systems: System Security Requirements and Security Assurance Levels, prescribes...

ISA12 Members Maintain a High Activity Level at October Meetings

More than forty ISA12 (Electrical Equipment for Hazardous Locations) Members will gather in Cape Cod, Massachusetts October 3-7 to cover topics such as intrinsic safety, gas detectors, instrument purging, and fiber optics.  ISA12 covers the work of 40 standards,...

ISA Standards Gurus Get Global Kudos

This post was authored by Eliana Beattie and Ellen Fussell Policastro. ISA Standards gurus Ted Schnaare and Steve Brown were among the 15 US National Committee (USNC) experts who received the prestigious International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 1906 Award for...

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