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Ed Farmer

Ed Farmer

Edward J. Farmer, PE, ISA Fellow, is the author of the ISA book "Detecting Leaks in Pipelines." He has more than 40 years of experience in the "high tech" part of the oil industry.

Recent Posts:

How to Achieve Career Success in Process Automation

It's your mission. Know yourself. Seek self-improvement, set the example in all things, care, commun...
Ed Farmer Jun 9, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Can You Diagnose Problems in an Industrial System with No Observability?

I spent part of a summer on top of a little place in northern Idaho called Moose Mountain. It came w...
Ed Farmer May 5, 2020 5:00:00 AM

The Enigma of Process Knowledge

  This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, ISA Fellow and author of...
Ed Farmer Nov 11, 2019 9:00:27 AM

Pipeline Leak Size: If We Can’t See It, We Can’t Detect It

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, ISA Fellow and author of t...
Ed Farmer Sep 11, 2019 9:00:56 AM

What Is Frequency Domain and How Can It Be Applied to Industrial Pipeline Flow?

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, ISA Fellow and author of t...
Ed Farmer Aug 12, 2019 9:00:40 AM

Raw Beginnings: The Evolution of Offshore Oil Industry Pipeline Safety

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, ISA Fellow and author of t...
Ed Farmer Jun 24, 2019 9:00:28 AM

Why You Must Factor Maintenance Into the Cost of Any Industrial System

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, ISA Fellow and author of t...
Ed Farmer Jun 5, 2019 9:00:35 AM

What Is the Connection Between All of the Inputs and the Output of an Industrial Process?

This guest blog post was written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, industrial process expert and author of th...
Ed Farmer Apr 10, 2019 10:42:46 AM

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