AutoQuiz: Characteristics of a Loop Diagram

AutoQuiz: Characteristics of a Loop Diagram

AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager. This automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) program. Certified Control System Technicians calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and...
Basic Guidelines for Control Valve Selection and Sizing

Basic Guidelines for Control Valve Selection and Sizing

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from...
Webinar Recording: Calibration and Inspections in Hazardous Areas

Webinar Recording: Calibration and Inspections in Hazardous Areas

This ISA webinar on calibration considerations in hazardous areas was presented by Cameron Kamrani, PE, PMP, LEED AP, and Ned Espy and Roy Tomalino of Beamex. There are many aspects to consider before you enter a hazardous (Ex) area to perform calibrations or...
AutoQuiz: Characteristics of a Fuzzy Logic Controller

AutoQuiz: Characteristics of a Fuzzy Logic Controller

AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager. This automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) certification program. ISA CAP certification provides a non-biased, third-party, objective...
IIoT Solves Problems Previously Considered Unsolvable

IIoT Solves Problems Previously Considered Unsolvable

This post was authored by Andrew Hird, vice president and general manager of digital transformation at Honeywell Process Solutions. At a conference I attended, the keynote speaker observed that today is the first time in history that tools in our personal lives are...
How Long Before Watson Comes to Engineering?

How Long Before Watson Comes to Engineering?

This post was authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. Hundreds of years ago, experienced master builders knew everything about their craft, designing and overseeing the building of pyramids, cathedrals, and bridges. Now the world is vastly more complicated, and...

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