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101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career

The Value of Process in Designing or Improving an Industrial Control System

This tip seems obvious, yet some of the biggest project failures I have witnessed were a result of the team not understanding the process, and programming what they thought was correct. The folly of this approach was usually not discovered until late in the project (possibly during start-up). At that point, recovery of the schedule […]

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Alarm Floods and Their Connection to Plant Incidents

This session is in the Safety/Environmental Performance Track: Safety Systems: Solving Today’s Toughest Applications Presented By: Mr. Dustin Beebe, ProSys Read Bio Mr. Steve Ferrer, ProSys Read Bio Mr. Darwin Logerot, ProSys Read Bio Abstract: Investigations of many catastrophic plant events have shown alarm flooding to have been significant distractions for the operators just prior to the incident. This connection […]

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2012 AIChE Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety

In case you missed it, the 2012 AIChE Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety is being held this coming week (April 1-4, 2012) in Houston, TX.  There is some great content being presented: Event Keynote: MICHAEL J. DOLAN Senior Vice President, ExxonMobil Corporation “Process Safety and Corporate Responsibility” Other Process Safety Content: Look […]

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Niels Aakvaag

Webinar Mar 22: Safe Wireless Communications Using ISA 100 for Infrared Gas Detectors

There has been an understandable reluctance in the market to accept wireless communication as an integral part of safety critical applications. However, these applications can also benefit from the use of wireless technologies if the obstacles can be overcome. The Wireless Industrial Networking Alliance (WINA) is pleased to present a webinar featuring Niels Aakvaag, senior system […]

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petrochemical co-workers working in the plant

Promoting Operator Effectiveness

Operator effectiveness is often an overlooked area that can improve the performance and safety of your control system or plant. Yet operator effectiveness is one of the key elements for running a safe, efficient, and profitable plant. Research shows worldwide process industry losses because of unscheduled downtime and poor quality can exceed $20 billion. Of […]

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ISA Announces Human Asset Optimization Track at ISA Automation Week 2011

ISA Announces Human Asset Optimization Track at ISA Automation Week 2011 ISA announced today the sessions of its Human Asset Optimization Track at ISA Automation Week 2011: Technology and Solutions Event. The conference will take place in Mobile, Alabama, USA, 17-20 October 2011, at the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center. The Human Asset Optimization Track […]

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ISA and O3neida publish Agent-Based Technology Manufacturing Control Systems

ISA’s ongoing publishing partnership with O3neida has produced a new technical publication, Agent-Based Technology Manufacturing Control Systems, Luca Ferrarini and Arndt Lüder, editors. This practical reference focuses on a new design technology and process specifically conceived for reconfigurable manufacturing system control. It represents the first integrated application in real industrial environments of agent-based technology, ontology-based […]

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