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New Industrial Automation Strategies for Shale Gas Operators

Global trends in the demand and supply of energy require constant improvement of technologies and services, exploration, and production. In this environment, shale gas has emerged as a key unconventional resource. With current operating challenges, the shale gas industry requires access to real-time data and improved process control capabilities to continually optimize the performance of […]

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Webinar Recording: How to Choose a Modern, Integrated DCS Solution

To watch the webinar in full screen format, click this link. Today’s industrial organizations face a host of operational challenges. Ensuring the safety of personnel, equipment, and the environment are priorities for every facility. At the same time, plants must find ways to increase process efficiency, availability, and throughput—helping to improve their overall business performance. […]

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Future Engineers Benefit from ISA Student Sections

In a prior blog post, I talked about how ISA student sections present opportunities for members to shape future generations of automation professionals. This article focuses on the benefits students receive from active participation in section activities. Given the difference in levels of education, one might conclude that the student sections at Francis Tuttle Technology […]

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How to Use 4G LTE Wireless Technology to Secure Industrial Automation and Control Systems

Supporting business needs by improving defense-in-depth cybersecurity for industrial automation and control systems (IACSs) is a key challenge today. For example, oil, gas, and water plants need to access scattered and remote areas and wells, but cybersecurity can be a major challenge, which may require physical security and cybersecurity protections and controls. Therefore, wireless technology, […]

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Flowmeter Primer: Two-Wire Coriolis and Electromagnetic Transmitters

Two-wire transmitter technology came about from an agreement among various instrument suppliers in the 1950s to standardize on 4–20 mA current loops as a means of sending a flow, temperature, pressure, or similar process signal back to control and monitoring systems. In the 1980s, HART was added to the 4–20 mA signal, providing additional calibration […]

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How to Use Life-Cycle Dynamic Simulation to Optimize Process Plant Operations

The oil and gas production explosion is driving the renaissance of the chemical and process industries. With low-cost natural gas comes low-cost feedstock for many chemical compounds, in the form of ethane, propane, and butane, economically boosting the chemical industry. The American Chemistry Council released a report predicting capital investment of $72 billion in more […]

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