Book Excerpt + Q&A: Situation Management for Process Control

Book Excerpt + Q&A: Situation Management for Process Control

This ISA author Q&A was edited by Joel Don, ISA’s community manager. ISA recently published Situation Management for Process Control: Decision Making for Operators in Industrial Control Rooms and Operation Centers by Douglas H. Rothenberg, Ph.D., a leading expert...
How Long Before Watson Comes to Engineering?

How Long Before Watson Comes to Engineering?

This post was authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. Hundreds of years ago, experienced master builders knew everything about their craft, designing and overseeing the building of pyramids, cathedrals, and bridges. Now the world is vastly more complicated, and...
Solutions for Unstable Industrial Processes

Solutions for Unstable 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...
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 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...

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