Webinar Recording: Strange but True Process Control Stories

Webinar Recording: Strange but True Process Control Stories

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...
Webinar Recording: Temperature Measurement and Control

Webinar Recording: Temperature Measurement and Control

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...
What Are Best Practices and Standards for Control Narratives?

What Are Best Practices and Standards for Control Narratives?

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...
When and How to Use Derivative Action in a PID Controller

When and How to Use Derivative Action in a PID Controller

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...
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 Use Key PID Controller Features

Webinar Recording: How to Use Key PID Controller Features

This educational ISA webinar on control valves was introduced by Greg McMillan and presented by Hector Torres, in conjunction with the ISA Mentor Program. Greg is an industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award...
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...
Webinar Recording: Beginner’s Guide to Vacuum Ramping

Webinar Recording: Beginner’s Guide to Vacuum Ramping

This educational ISA webinar on vacuum control was presented by Danaca Jordan of the ISA Mentor Program.     Understanding the fundamental principles and the limitations of process equipment and instrumentation is seen to be essential to developing the proper control...
The Good, Bad and Ugly of Thermal Mass Flowmeters

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Thermal Mass Flowmeters

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...
PID Tuning for Near and True Integrating Processes

PID Tuning for Near and True Integrating Processes

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...

What Is the Definition of PID Bumpless Transfer?

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...

How Do You Measure Control System Performance?

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...
How Do You Convert Tuning Settings of an Independent PID?

How Do You Convert Tuning Settings of an Independent PID?

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...
Benefits of Individually Fusing I/O with Indicating Fuse Blocks

Benefits of Individually Fusing I/O with Indicating Fuse Blocks

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 #20.   I recently encountered a control cabinet on a client’s site that had 50 valve-limit...

The Value of Messaging in Industrial Control Systems

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 #17. This is one of those tips that you cannot appreciate until you have worked on a control...

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