AutoQuiz: Characteristics of an Industrial Controller

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...

The Industrial Internet of Things Delivers on the Demand for Manufacturing ROI

This post was authored by Michael Train, president of Emerson Automation Solutions. Now more than ever, manufacturers are under pressure to do more with less to improve financial results. Faced with a global contraction in capital spending, manufacturers...

Benefits of Connecting Manufacturing Process Management to the Product Record

This post was authored by Chuck Cimalore, who served as president and chief technology officer of Omnify Software before it was acquired by Arena Solutions in 2018.  It is well known that getting a product to market quickly is critical to a company’s...

AutoQuiz: When Does Cavitation Occur in Liquid Flow?

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

PID Power System Stabilizer for Damping Low Frequency Oscillations in Power Systems [technical]

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: This paper explores a two-level control strategy by blending a local controller with a...

What Is Frequency Domain and How Can It Be Applied to Industrial Pipeline Flow?

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, ISA Fellow and 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...

AutoQuiz: What Happens When a Reset Action Is Added to an Industrial Controller Tuned for a Fast Control Loop?

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...

Webinar Recording: How to Protect Vital Industrial Assets from the Industrial Internet of Threats

This ISA webinar on industrial cybersecurity was presented by industrial security expert and ISA99 Committee Co-Chair Eric Cosman, and David Zahn, vice president of marketing at Ambyint. During the 19th century, settlers saw it as their Manifest Destiny to settle the...

Industrial Cybersecurity Must Focus on Protecting Operational Technology

This post was authored by Steve Mustard, an industrial control system and cybersecurity consultant, and author of the ISA book Mission Critical Operations Primer. Cybersecurity incidents will have serious ramifications if today's workforce is not better...

AutoQuiz: What is the Risk in Using Standard ROI Ratios to Invest in an Automation System?

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

Why Systems Integrators Need to Advance Beyond Traditional Instrumentation and Control Skill Sets

This post was authored by Collin Dailey, a technology development engineer at Phoseon Technology, and Jacob Jaugen, content manager at Portland Engineering. At the core of systems integration, what do we do? Systems integrators make machines talk to each other and...

Opportunities for ISA Member Engagement Abound

This post is authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. As a member of ISA you automatically belong to a local section. Sections represent a geographical grouping of members. Some sections represent a city (e.g., Birmingham, Houston). Others are spread out enough...
Raw Beginnings: The Evolution of Offshore Oil Industry Pipeline Safety

Raw Beginnings: The Evolution of Offshore Oil Industry Pipeline Safety

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, ISA Fellow and 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...

AutoQuiz: What Is the Purpose of a Markov Model Computation?

AutoQuiz: What Is the Purpose of a Markov Model Computation?

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

AutoQuiz: Characteristics of a Loop Diagram

AutoQuiz: Characteristics of a Loop Diagram

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...

Basic Guidelines for Control Valve Selection and Sizing

Basic Guidelines for Control Valve Selection and Sizing

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...

Webinar Recording: Calibration and Inspections in Hazardous Areas

Webinar Recording: Calibration and Inspections in Hazardous Areas

This ISA webinar on calibration considerations in hazardous areas was presented by Cameron Kamrani, PE, PMP, LEED AP, and Ned Espy and Roy Tomalino of Beamex. There are many aspects to consider before you enter a hazardous (Ex) area to perform calibrations or...

AutoQuiz: Characteristics of a Fuzzy Logic Controller

AutoQuiz: Characteristics of a Fuzzy Logic Controller

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

Why You Must Factor Maintenance Into the Cost of Any Industrial System

Why You Must Factor Maintenance Into the Cost of Any Industrial System

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, ISA Fellow and 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...

ISA Values: Live Them

ISA Values: Live Them

This post is authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. In case you missed it in one of my earlier columns, ISA modified its vision and mission statements last year. I am very proud of these efforts and firmly believe these new statements will more clearly guide...

IIoT Solves Problems Previously Considered Unsolvable

IIoT Solves Problems Previously Considered Unsolvable

This post was authored by Andrew Hird, vice president and general manager of digital transformation at Honeywell Process Solutions. At a conference I attended, the keynote speaker observed that today is the first time in history that tools in our personal lives are...

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...

OPC UA and IEC 61131-3: The Integration of Control and the HMI

OPC UA and IEC 61131-3: The Integration of Control and the HMI

This post was authored by Gary L. Pratt, PE, president of ControlSphere Enginering and Timothy L. Triplett, PE, founder, chief executive officer at Sacks Parente Golf and previously president of Coherent Technologies, In the beginning…the world was flat. Or at least...

Find Posts by Category

ISA’s Live Twitter Stream

Pin It on Pinterest