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Welcome to the official blog of the International Society of Automation (ISA).

This blog covers numerous topics on industrial automation such as operations & management, continuous & batch processing, connectivity, manufacturing & machine control, and Industry 4.0.

Bill Hollifield

Bill Hollifield

Bill Hollifield is the Principal Consultant for both Alarm Management and High Performance HMI for PAS Global, part of Hexagon. Bill has 30 years of experience in the petrochemical industry in engineering and operations, and an additional 15 years in alarm management and HMI software and services for the petrochemical, power generation, pipeline, pharmaceutical, and mining industries. He is a member of the ISA SP-18 Alarm Management committee, the ISA SP-101 HMI committee, the American Petroleum Institute’s API RP-1165 HMI committee, and the Engineering Equipment and Materials Users Association (EEMUA) Industry Review Group. Bill is co-author of The Alarm Management Handbook, The High Performance HMI Handbook, and The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Guidelines on Alarm Management and HMI for both Power Generation and Transmission. He has a BSME from Louisiana Tech University and an MBA from the University of Houston. In 2014, Bill was made an ISA Fellow. He’s a pilot and has built his own airplane – a Van’s RV12.

Recent Posts:

The Evolution of Alarm Management

Alarm systems were not always a problem. Before the 1990s, alarms for operators were essentially a b...
Bill Hollifield Apr 9, 2021 5:00:00 AM

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