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AutoQuiz: What Is PID in a Control Loop?

  Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Automation Professional certification program. ISA CAP certification provides a non-biased, third-party, objective assessment and confirmation of an automation professional’s skills. The CAP exam is focused on direction, definition, design, development/application, deployment, documentation, and support of systems, software, and equipment used in control systems, manufacturing […]

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Connectivity, Productivity and Efficiency Benefits of IIoT Depend on Integrated Cybersecurity

  I had a discussion with Gary Freburger, president of Schneider Electric’s process automation business, about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). He framed the discussion by introducing a new concept, “intelligize.” Simply put, intelligize means establishing a method to sort, prioritize, and refine your data, to connect bits of data so they become meaningful […]

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Managing the Cybersecurity Threat to Hazardous Process Plants

  Managing the risk of hazardous process plants is a difficult and resource-intensive activity. In order to reduce costs and improve productivity as technology evolves, process plants employ new equipment and techniques that introduce new hazards. Over the past few decades, the process industries have almost entirely shifted from control systems that were either analog […]

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AutoQuiz: Line Symbol Identification

  Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) program. Certified Control System Technicians calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other process variables. Click this link for more information about the CCST program. This question comes from the […]

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Webinar Recording: Drivers for Cloud SCADA Operations

  Alternative solutions around virtualization, cloud and mobility are becoming more stable, reachable and cost-competitive to a larger number of industrial SCADA end-users, both large and small. These advancements, along with ever-increasing requirements for a more efficient and cost-effective solution, are leading businesses to look to the cloud as a viable resource. Additionally, the Industrial […]

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Measuring Fuel Oil Viscosity in a Power Plant

  Abstract: The viscosity measurement and control of fuel oil in power plants is very important for a proper combustion. However, the conventional viscometers are only reliable for a short period of time. This paper proposes an on-line analytic viscosity evaluation based on energy balance applied to a piece of tube entering the fuel oil main […]

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AutoQuiz: What Is the Maximum Level of Precision Available Using Modbus?

  Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Automation Professional certification program. ISA CAP certification provides a non-biased, third-party, objective assessment and confirmation of an automation professional’s skills. The CAP exam is focused on direction, definition, design, development/application, deployment, documentation, and support of systems, software, and equipment used in control systems, manufacturing […]

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