Do Government Pipeline Regulations Improve Safety?

Do Government Pipeline Regulations Improve Safety?

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, 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 purchase the book,...
Can Risk Analysis Really Be Reduced to a Simple Procedure?

Can Risk Analysis Really Be Reduced to a Simple Procedure?

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, author of the new ISA book Detecting Leaks in Pipelines. If you would like more information on how to purchase the book, click this link. To download a free excerpt from Detecting Leaks in...
ISA Executive Board Approves New Vision and Mission Statements

ISA Executive Board Approves New Vision and Mission Statements

This post is authored by Brian Curtis, president of ISA 2018.   I’m excited to announce that the ISA Executive Board, meeting earlier this month during the Spring Leaders Meeting in Raleigh, NC, USA, has approved new ISA vision and mission statements. ISA’s new vision...
Webinar: 10 Essentials of a Successful Upgrade or DCS Migration

Webinar: 10 Essentials of a Successful Upgrade or DCS Migration

This guest blog post was written by Charles Toth, a business development manager for MAVERICK Technologies. The post was written in conjunction with an upcoming ISA webinar co-hosted with MAVERICK on DCS migration strategies, set for 6 June at 12pm ET. Click this link...
Top 5 Upfront Project Considerations for Effective Risk Management

Top 5 Upfront Project Considerations for Effective Risk Management

This post was written by Diane Trentini, vice president of marketing and sales for COMET Informatics LLC. Diane serves on the board of directors for the Control System Integrators Association.   When a system integrator finds a new opportunity to provide services—a...
How Much Risk Can Safety Alarms Reduce?

How Much Risk Can Safety Alarms Reduce?

This post was written by Charles Fialkowski, CFSE, a safety systems specialist for Siemens; Luis Garcia, CFSE, senior process safety consultant for Siemens and chair of ISA’s tank farm committee for the ISA84 Safety and Security Group; and Nicholas P. Sands,...
Book Excerpt + Author Q&A: Mission Critical Operations

Book Excerpt + Author Q&A: Mission Critical Operations

This ISA author Q&A was edited by Joel Don, ISA’s community manager. ISA’s new book, Mission Critical Operations Primer, focuses on the components of mission critical operations, including technology, standards, risk management, emergency response,...
The Arts Must Be Factored Into the STEM Equation

The Arts Must Be Factored Into the STEM Equation

This guest blog post was written by Stephen R. Huffman, vice president, marketing and business development, Mead O’Brien, Inc.   This blog began as a coy reply to Bill Lydon’s interesting post about Leonardo da Vinci’s accomplishments as an artist applying engineering...
DCS Upgrade: How to Reduce Stress During Execution

DCS Upgrade: How to Reduce Stress During Execution

This guest blog post was written by Sunny R. Desai, an engineer in the DCS/PLC/SCADA department at Reliance Industries Ltd.   The Reliance Industries Hazira complex, which manufactures a wide range of polymers, polyesters, fiber intermediates, and petrochemicals,...
What You Can Learn About Pipeline Leaks From Government Statistics

What You Can Learn About Pipeline Leaks From Government Statistics

This guest blog post, the second in a series, was written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, author of the new ISA book Detecting Leaks in Pipelines. If you would like more information on how to purchase the book, click this link. To download a free excerpt from Detecting Leaks...

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