Remote Access, Any Time, Any Place

Remote Access, Any Time, Any Place

This is an excerpt from the September/October 2012 InTech feature by Fabio Terezinho. For the entire article, please see the link at the bottom of this post. Human Machine Interface (HMI) has evolved significantly from the days in which operations staff had to sit in...
Considering a Job Change?

Considering a Job Change?

This is an excerpt from the May/June 2012 issue of InTech magazine by Alan Carty.  post. With the increased demand for automation professionals over the past year, many of you might be considering a job change, perhaps even a career change. Career changes are much...
Improve Reliability with Essential Asset Monitoring

Improve Reliability with Essential Asset Monitoring

This is an excerpt from the May/June 2012 issue of InTech magazine and written by Nikki Bishop of Emerson. Selecting the right asset monitoring strategy is a balancing act between implementation cost and expected reliability. Reactive maintenance represents the most...
Understanding ISA84 and Functional Safety in the Process Sector

Understanding ISA84 and Functional Safety in the Process Sector

This is an excerpt from InTech magazine and was written by William Johnson, Richard R. Dunn, and Victor J. Maggioli. Functional safety within the process sector has always been a priority. As the process sector moved into the computer age, new issues arose as...
Measuring Level Interfaces

Measuring Level Interfaces

This is an excerpt from the March/April 2012 issue of InTech magazine and was written by Gene Henry of Endress+Hauser USA. In other cases, an emulsion or “rag” layer will exist between the two liquids. Other interface situations include multiple interfaces between...
Making Sense of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems or MEMS

Making Sense of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems or MEMS

This is an excerpt from a November/December 2011 InTech magazine feature article on MEMS by Jesse Bonfeld. He is vice president of business development for Sherborne Sensors and manages the company’s activities in North America. Micro Electro Mechanical Systems...
Energy Harvesting: Practical Reality for Wireless Sensing

Energy Harvesting: Practical Reality for Wireless Sensing

This is an excerpt from a September/October 2011 InTech magazine feature article by Roy Freeland. He is president of Perpetuum Ltd and co-chair of the ISA100.18 Power Sources Working Group. What is energy harvesting? Energy harvesting is the extraction of usable...
Automation Founders Circle: Klein earns Arnold O. Beckman Award

Automation Founders Circle: Klein earns Arnold O. Beckman Award

This article is an excerpt from the InTech magazine article, “Sonar advances, underwater discoveries earn Klein ISA Beckman Award” by Jim Strothman. To read the full article, see the link at the bottom of this post. ISA will honor Martin Klein by presenting him with...
Getting the Most out of an ISA Student Membership

Getting the Most out of an ISA Student Membership

This post was written by Leo Staples, 2011 ISA President. How can students expand their technical bases and pick up the interpersonal skills hiring employers want? ISA student membership offers many opportunities for professional enhancement. Here are a few:...
Cogeneration Supports Sustainability Goals

Cogeneration Supports Sustainability Goals

This article was written by Ingemar Lidhamn and Marianne Lindeborg.   In the town of Örebro, 124 miles (200 km) to the west of Stockholm, Sweden, the tall chimney of E.ON’s heating and power station is visible from a distance. White grey water vapor often billows out...
How Stuxnet Spreads

How Stuxnet Spreads

This article is an excerpt from the white paper, “How Stuxnet Spreads” by Eric Byers, Andrew Gintner and John Langill. For information about the full article, see the link at the bottom of this post.[/dropshadowbox] The Stuxnet worm is a sophisticated...
Modernization of a Municipal Waterworks with SCADA Standardization

Modernization of a Municipal Waterworks with SCADA Standardization

This article was authored by Graham Nasby and Matthew Phillips. The need for standardization led the City of Guelph’s Water Services department in Canada to embark on a multi-year program to modernize and enhance its Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)...

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