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New Industrial Automation Strategies for Shale Gas Operators

  Global trends in the demand and supply of energy require constant improvement of technologies and services, exploration, and production. In this environment, shale gas has emerged as a key unconventional resource. With current operating challenges, the shale gas industry requires access to real-time data and improved process control capabilities to continually optimize the performance […]

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How to Reduce Diesel Engine Pollution Through a High-Pressure Common Rail Injection System

Abstract: In this paper, modeling and common-rail pressure control of high-pressure common rail injection system (HPCRIS) is presented. The proposed mathematical model of high pressure common rail injection system which contains three sub-systems: high pressure pump sub-model, common rail sub-model and injector sub-model is a relative complicated nonlinear system. The mathematical model is validated by the […]

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AutoQuiz: How to Calculate the Rated Torque for a Motor

  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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AutoQuiz: Standard Range for Pneumatically Transmitted Signals

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 Level […]

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Dual-Mode Adaptive Fractional Order PID Controller with Feedforward Controller for Quadruple Tank Process

Abstract: The quadruple tank process (QTP) is a well-known benchmark of a nonlinear coupled complex MIMO process having both minimum and nonminimum phase characteristics. This paper presents a novel self tuning-type dual-mode adaptive fractional order PID controller along with an adaptive feedforward controller for the QTP. The controllers are designed based on a novel variable parameter […]

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AutoQuiz: How to Measure the Resistance of a Conductor

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 information […]

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Future Engineers Benefit from ISA Student Sections

In a prior blog post, I talked about how ISA student sections present opportunities for members to shape future generations of automation professionals. This article focuses on the benefits students receive from active participation in section activities. Given the difference in levels of education, one might conclude that the student sections at Francis Tuttle Technology […]

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AutoQuiz: Level Reading with a Differential Pressure Cell

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.   A differential pressure (d/p) cell […]

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How to Use 4G LTE Wireless Technology to Secure Industrial Automation and Control Systems

Supporting business needs by improving defense-in-depth cybersecurity for industrial automation and control systems (IACSs) is a key challenge today. For example, oil, gas, and water plants need to access scattered and remote areas and wells, but cybersecurity can be a major challenge, which may require physical security and cybersecurity protections and controls. Therefore, wireless technology, […]

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