Book Excerpt + Author Q&A: Fluid Mechanics of Control Valves

Book Excerpt + Author Q&A: Fluid Mechanics of Control Valves

This ISA author Q&A was edited by Joel Don, ISA’s community manager. ISA recently published Fluid Mechanics of Control Valves: How Valves Control Your Process by Hans D. Baumann, Ph.D., PE — a world-renowned expert on control valve technology who is credited with...
How to Improve Industrial Productivity with Loop Calibration

How to Improve Industrial Productivity with Loop Calibration

This post is authored by Ned Espy, technical director at Beamex. The typical approach to calibration has been to regularly test instrumentation that affects successful control, safe operation, quality, or other relevant criteria. In most cases, scheduling is...
Webinar Recording: Large Industrial Project Execution

Webinar Recording: Large Industrial Project Execution

This guest blog post was written by Lee Swindler, program manager with MAVERICK Technologies. The post was written in conjunction with an ISA co-hosted webinar on large project execution. The ISA webinar focused on common problems with executing automation scope in...

Best Location to Calibrate Instruments: Field or Workshop?

This guest post is authored by Heikki Laurila, product manager at Beamex. In today’s process industry, instruments are often calibrated in the field. Portable calibration solutions are used, but it can be more convenient and effective to do calibration in a workshop....
Webinar Recording: How to Design a High-Performance HMI

Webinar Recording: How to Design a High-Performance HMI

This guest post was authored by Chad Harper, senior director of technology at MAVERICK Technologies, in conjunction with an ISA co-hosted webinar. This post has been updated with the webinar recording. “Please don’t talk to me about technologies that can improve my...
How to Get out of a Calibration Rut

How to Get out of a Calibration Rut

This guest post is authored by Sami Koskinen, director of global accounts at Beamex. Editor’s Note: This post was written in conjunction with a two-part ISA co-hosted webinar series on implementing a calibration process change. Learn how one of Arizona’s largest...
Webinar Recording: Three Common Pitfalls of Pressure Calibration

Webinar Recording: Three Common Pitfalls of Pressure Calibration

This guest post was authored by Roy Tomalino, professional services engineer at Beamex, in conjunction with an ISA co-hosted webinar on smart instrumentation calibration. This post has been updated with the webinar recording. Click this link to watch Part 2 of the ISA...
How Can You Achieve a Total Paperless Calibration System?

How Can You Achieve a Total Paperless Calibration System?

This guest blog post is authored by Nick Volpone, president of Prime Technologies Inc. Not long ago, instrument calibration activities were accomplished using paper worksheets. When calibration management software was used it was primarily as an asset information...
New HMI Alternatives Improve Operations and Cut Costs

New HMI Alternatives Improve Operations and Cut Costs

This is an excerpt from the January/February 2014 issue of InTech magazine by Jeff Payne, product manager of automation controllers and interface software at AutomationDirect. To read the full article, please see the link at the bottom of this post. Faster speeds,...
Using Smart Field Devices to Improve Safety System Performance

Using Smart Field Devices to Improve Safety System Performance

This is an excerpt from the January/February 2014 issue of InTech magazine by Guillermo Pacanins, P.E., a certified TÜV Rheinland functional safety expert. To read the full article, please see the link at the bottom of this post. Any process plant that handles...

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