How to Overcome the Challenges of Distillation Column Analysis

How to Overcome the Challenges of Distillation Column Analysis

This post was written by Jennifer Dyment, a product marketing specialist with Midaxo. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Dartmouth College, and has specialized in column analysis for the process industries. We all want the inside...
What Are the Benefits and Limitations of Multivariable Control?

What Are the Benefits and Limitations of Multivariable Control?

This post was written by Allan Kern, PE, who has more than 35 years of process control experience, and has authored numerous papers on topics ranging from field instrumentation, safety systems, and loop tuning to multivariable control, inferential control, and expert...
The Not-So-Distant Future of Industrial Automation

The Not-So-Distant Future of Industrial Automation

This post was written by William Aja, vice president of customer operations at Panacea Technologies, Inc. It sometimes feels like a common theme in the industry is to simply keep things going by implementing what was done before. If it works, why bother fixing it? New...
How to Improve Loop Performance for Dead Time Dominant Systems

How to Improve Loop Performance for Dead Time Dominant Systems

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 Calibrate a Thermocouple Temperature Transmitter

How to Calibrate a Thermocouple Temperature Transmitter

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...
Key Insights to Control System Dynamics

Key Insights to Control System Dynamics

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 Measure pH in Ultra-Pure Water Applications

How to Measure pH in Ultra-Pure Water Applications

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 Optimize PID Controller Settings and Options

How to Optimize PID Controller Settings and Options

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...
What Are Best Practices and Standards for Control Narratives?

What Are Best Practices and Standards for Control Narratives?

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...
When and How to Use Derivative Action in a PID Controller

When and How to Use Derivative Action in a PID Controller

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...
Feedforward Control Enables Flexible, Sustainable Manufacturing

Feedforward Control Enables Flexible, Sustainable Manufacturing

This article was authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from Solutia Inc (now Eastman Chemical).   The reduction in inventories, coupled with...
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...
PID Controller Tuning Rules

PID Controller Tuning Rules

This article was authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from Solutia Inc. (now Eastman Chemical).   Nearly every automation system supplier,...
How to Close the Operator Competency Gap in Process Industries

How to Close the Operator Competency Gap in Process Industries

This guest blog post was written by Martin Ross, product manager for UniSim Competency Suite at Honeywell Process Solutions. This is part two of a two-part series. Click here to read part one.   Developing and maintaining competent process operators is critical...

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