How to Get Rid of Level Oscillations in Industrial Processes

How to Get Rid of Level Oscillations in 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...
Compensation for Cascade Dead Zones in Proportional Control Valves

Compensation for Cascade Dead Zones in Proportional Control Valves

This post is an excerpt from the journal ISA Transactions. All ISA Transactions articles are free to ISA members, or can be purchased from Elsevier Press. Abstract: The four-way proportional directional control valve has been widely used as the main stage spring...
Webinar Recording: Loop Tuning and Optimization

Webinar Recording: Loop Tuning and Optimization

This educational ISA webinar was presented by Greg McMillan in conjunction with the ISA Mentor Program. Greg is an industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from Solutia Inc....
How to Optimize Industrial Evaporators

How to Optimize Industrial Evaporators

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

How to Calibrate a Thermocouple

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...
Redefine and Transform How You Execute Automation Projects

Redefine and Transform How You Execute Automation Projects

This article was written by Bill Lydon, chief editor at InTech magazine. At an industry event, I had the opportunity to again hear Sandy Vasser, a retired IC&E manager at ExxonMobil with more than 40 years of experience, discuss how his team reevaluated and...
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...
AutoQuiz: What Is an Example of Adaptive Control?

AutoQuiz: What Is an Example of Adaptive Control?

AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA’s social media community manager.   Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) certification program. ISA CAP certification provides a non-biased, third-party,...

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