ISA Interchange

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.

Edward J. Farmer

Edward J. 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:

An Introduction to Operations Research in the Process Industries

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, ISA Fellow and author of t...
Edward J. Farmer Oct 9, 2019 9:00:42 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...
Edward J. 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...
Edward J. Farmer Aug 12, 2019 9:00:40 AM

How Long Does It Take to Detect a Leak on an Oil or Gas Pipeline?

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, ISA Fellow and author of t...
Edward J. Farmer Jul 8, 2019 9:00:36 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...
Edward J. 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...
Edward J. Farmer Jun 5, 2019 9:00:35 AM

How Does Heat Transfer Affect Operation of Your Natural Gas or Crude Oil Pipeline?

  This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, ISA Fellow and author of...
Edward J. Farmer May 8, 2019 10:42:03 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...
Edward J. Farmer Apr 10, 2019 10:42:46 AM

How Differing Conditions Impact the Validity of Industrial Pipeline Monitoring and Leak Detection Assumptions

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, ISA Fellow and author of t...
Edward J. Farmer Mar 6, 2019 10:42:17 AM

Are Pipeline Leaks Deterministic or Stochastic?

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, ISA Fellow and author of t...
Edward J. Farmer Feb 13, 2019 10:42:02 AM

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