Does Instrument Placement Matter in Dynamic Process Control?

Does Instrument Placement Matter in Dynamic Process Control?

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, author of the new ISA book Detecting Leaks in Pipelines. To download a free excerpt from Detecting Leaks in Pipelines, click here. If you would like more information on how to purchase the...
How to Test and Validate a Pipeline Leak Detection System

How to Test and Validate a Pipeline Leak Detection System

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, author of the new ISA book Detecting Leaks in Pipelines. To download a free excerpt from Detecting Leaks in Pipelines, click here. If you would like more information on how to purchase the...
Three Decades of Life with Pipeline Leak Detection

Three Decades of Life with Pipeline Leak Detection

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, author of the new ISA book Detecting Leaks in Pipelines. To download a free excerpt from Detecting Leaks in Pipelines, click here. If you would like more information on how to purchase the...
What Observations Improve Specificity in Pipeline Leak Detection?

What Observations Improve Specificity in Pipeline Leak Detection?

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, author of the new ISA book Detecting Leaks in Pipelines. To download a free excerpt from Detecting Leaks in Pipelines, click here. If you would like more information on how to purchase the...
AutoQuiz: What Is the Purpose of an Intrinsic Safety Barrier?

AutoQuiz: What Is the Purpose of an Intrinsic Safety Barrier?

AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA’s community manager.    Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) program. Certified Control System Technicians calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and...
What Are the Performance Measures for Pipeline Leak Detection?

What Are the Performance Measures for Pipeline Leak Detection?

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, author of the new ISA book Detecting Leaks in Pipelines. To download a free excerpt from Detecting Leaks in Pipelines, click here. If you would like more information on how to purchase the...
Do Government Pipeline Regulations Improve Safety?

Do Government Pipeline Regulations Improve Safety?

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, author of the new ISA book Detecting Leaks in Pipelines. To download a free excerpt from Detecting Leaks in Pipelines, click here. If you would like more information on how to purchase the...
Can Risk Analysis Really Be Reduced to a Simple Procedure?

Can Risk Analysis Really Be Reduced to a Simple Procedure?

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, author of the new ISA book Detecting Leaks in Pipelines. To download a free excerpt from Detecting Leaks in Pipelines, click here. If you would like more information on how to purchase the...
Top 5 Upfront Project Considerations for Effective Risk Management

Top 5 Upfront Project Considerations for Effective Risk Management

This post was written by Diane Trentini, vice president of marketing and sales for COMET Informatics LLC. Diane serves on the board of directors for the Control System Integrators Association.   When a system integrator finds a new opportunity to provide services—a...
How Much Risk Can Safety Alarms Reduce?

How Much Risk Can Safety Alarms Reduce?

This post was written by Charles Fialkowski, CFSE, a safety systems specialist for Siemens; Luis Garcia, CFSE, senior process safety consultant for Siemens and chair of ISA’s tank farm committee for the ISA84 Safety and Security Group; and Nicholas P. Sands,...
Is Theft the New Frontier for Process Control Equipment?

Is Theft the New Frontier for Process Control Equipment?

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, author of the new ISA book Detecting Leaks in Pipelines. To download a free excerpt from Detecting Leaks in Pipelines, click here. If you would like more information on how to purchase the...
What You Can Learn About Pipeline Leaks From Government Statistics

What You Can Learn About Pipeline Leaks From Government Statistics

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, author of the new ISA book Detecting Leaks in Pipelines. To download a free excerpt from Detecting Leaks in Pipelines, click here. If you would like more information on how to purchase the...
Book Excerpt + Author Q&A: Safety Instrumented System Design

Book Excerpt + Author Q&A: Safety Instrumented System Design

This ISA author Q&A was edited by Joel Don, ISA’s community manager. ISA recently published the third edition of Safety Instrumented System Design: Techniques and Design Verification by William M. Goble, Ph.D., PE, CFSE, and Iwan van Beurden, MSc, CFSE. In this...

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