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ISA technical publications excel in advancing automation industry knowledge

ISA’s reputation for providing automation professionals with the highest quality, unbiased technical information continues to grow. Just a few days ago, in late June, the 2013 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports (JCR), a highly recognized quantitative ranking and comparison of professional journals, announced that ISA Transactions: The Journal of Automation earned its highest rating ever […]

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ISA Transactions shares 50 years of history

Kicking off the New Year with the January issue of ISA Transactions: The Journal of Automation, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ahmad Rad writes in his 50th Celebration ISA Transactionsmessage from the editor: “ISA Transactions turned 51. The fine tradition starting in 1962 continues and the hard work of many individuals in the last fifty years has facilitated […]

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ISA honors authors at awards ceremony

Each year, the ISA Publications Department and the Standards & Practices Department recognize and thank all authors/contributors who help review, develop, and deliver technical resources to the automation profession via an award ceremony and reception. Held in the Mardi Gras Theater on Tuesday evening, 18 October at ISA Automation Week 2011, several authors received awards for […]

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Viewpoint on ISA TR84.0.02 Simplified Methods and Fault Tree Analysis

Abstract: ANSI/ISA-S84.01-1996 and IEC 61508 require the establishment of a safety integrity level for any safety instrumented system or safety related system used to mitigate risk. Each stage of design, operation, maintenance, and testing is judged against this safety integrity level. Quantitative techniques can be used to verify whether the safety integrity level is met. […]

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The Century’s Greatest Contributions to Control Practice

Introduction: Flowing with the tide of reflection and forecasting as the century changes, I took the liberty to conduct a survey of the century’s most important contributions to the practice of “control.’  I quite enjoyed considering the importance of the past events, and forecasting which contributions will be important in this new century. So did […]

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