How to Get Rid of Level Oscillations in Industrial Processes

How to Get Rid of Level Oscillations in Industrial Processes

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...
How to Test and Validate a Pipeline Leak Detection System

How to Test and Validate a Pipeline Leak Detection System

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,...
Compensation for Cascade Dead Zones in Proportional Control Valves

Compensation for Cascade Dead Zones in Proportional Control Valves

This post is an excerpt from the journal ISA Transactions. All ISA Transactions articles are free to ISA members, or can be purchased from Elsevier Press. Abstract: The four-way proportional directional control valve has been widely used as the main stage spring...
Webinar Recording: Loop Tuning and Optimization

Webinar Recording: Loop Tuning and Optimization

This educational ISA webinar was presented by Greg McMillan in conjunction with the ISA Mentor Program. Greg is an industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from Solutia Inc....
How to Optimize Industrial Evaporators

How to Optimize Industrial Evaporators

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...
The Three Most Desirable MRP Software Features for Manufacturers

The Three Most Desirable MRP Software Features for Manufacturers

This guest blog post was written by David Budiac, a managing partner at Software Connect.   For manufacturers, material requirements planning (MRP) software is one of the key elements to running a smooth manufacturing operation. From start to finish, MRP software...
How to Calibrate a Thermocouple

How to Calibrate a Thermocouple

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...
Three Decades of Life with Pipeline Leak Detection

Three Decades of Life with Pipeline Leak Detection

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,...
Redefine and Transform How You Execute Automation Projects

Redefine and Transform How You Execute Automation Projects

This article was written by Bill Lydon, chief editor at InTech magazine. At an industry event, I had the opportunity to again hear Sandy Vasser, a retired IC&E manager at ExxonMobil with more than 40 years of experience, discuss how his team reevaluated and...

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