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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 information […]

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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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Webinar Recording: How to Choose a Modern, Integrated DCS Solution

To watch the webinar in full screen format, click this link. Today’s industrial organizations face a host of operational challenges. Ensuring the safety of personnel, equipment, and the environment are priorities for every facility. At the same time, plants must find ways to increase process efficiency, availability, and throughput—helping to improve their overall business performance. […]

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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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Leadership Transition Is a Process Not a Transaction

The conclusion of ISA’s annual Fall Leader’s Meeting tends to signal that the end of the year is approaching and it’s time to begin preparing for a new one. At ISA, an important part of preparing for a new year is preparing for leadership transition. Each year, numerous Society leaders fulfill their leadership obligations and […]

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