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...
AutoQuiz: What Is the Purpose of a Valve Positioner?

AutoQuiz: What Is the Purpose of a Valve Positioner?

AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager. This automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) program. Certified Control System Technicians calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and...
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...
Webinar Recording: How to Get the Most out of Control Valves

Webinar Recording: How to Get the Most out of Control Valves

This educational ISA webinar on control valves 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...
Butterfly and Ball Valves with Positioners Are Not Control Valves

Butterfly and Ball Valves with Positioners Are Not Control Valves

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #10. One of the more heated arguments I had with a client involved his extreme desire to use...
Are Users Reaping the Benefits of Partial Stroke Valve Testing?

Are Users Reaping the Benefits of Partial Stroke Valve Testing?

This guest post was authored by Paul Gruhn, a global functional safety consultant at aeSolutions in Houston, Tex. Achieving Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 2 with non-redundant field devices is possible, but not always easy. The key is diagnostics. There are a variety of...
How to Determine the Reliability of an Actuator

How to Determine the Reliability of an Actuator

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #9. Over the course of many years of plant experience, I have come to a simple conclusion in...

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