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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:

What Is a Meaningful Sample for a Statistical Analysis?

We wonder about conditions on our processes and we try to assess them by sampled data. Every so ofte...
Ed Farmer Aug 11, 2020 5:00:00 AM

Searching for the Next Big Thing for a Career in Industrial Automation

My great-grandfather found his way to Western Colorado toward the end of the 19th century because of...
Ed Farmer Jul 17, 2020 5:00:00 AM

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

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