Webinar: 10 Essentials of a Successful Upgrade or DCS Migration

Webinar: 10 Essentials of a Successful Upgrade or DCS Migration

This guest blog post was written by Charles Toth, a business development manager for MAVERICK Technologies. The post was written in conjunction with an upcoming ISA webinar co-hosted with MAVERICK on DCS migration strategies, set for 6 June at 12pm ET. Click this link...
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...
How to Manage Pipeline Valve Positioner and PID Tuning

How to Manage Pipeline Valve Positioner and PID Tuning

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 to...
How to Avoid Common Tuning Mistakes With PID Controllers

How to Avoid Common Tuning Mistakes With PID Controllers

This article was written 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 proportional, integral, derivative (PID)...
The Good, Bad and Ugly of Thermal Mass Flowmeters

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Thermal Mass Flowmeters

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...
PID Tuning for Near and True Integrating Processes

PID Tuning for Near and True Integrating 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...

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