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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.

James Beall

James Beall

James Beall is a principal process control consultant at Emerson Automation Solutions with more than 35 years of experience in process control. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and worked for Eastman Chemical Company until 2001, when he joined Emerson. His areas of expertise include process instrumentation, control valve performance, control strategy analysis and design, advanced regulatory control and multivariable, and model predictive control. He has designed and implemented process control improvement projects in the chemical, refinery, pulp and paper, power, pipeline, gas and oil, and pharmaceutical industries. Jamesl is a member of AIChE and ISA, and chair of ISA committee ISA75.25, Control Valve Dynamic Testing.

Recent Posts:

How to Tune a PID Controller for Two of the Most Common Complex Dynamic Responses

  This guest blog post is part of a series on loop tuning. This blog post is Part 3 in the loop tuni...
James Beall Dec 5, 2018 10:42:22 AM

How to Tune PID Controllers on Self-Regulating Processes

  This guest blog post is part of a series on loop tuning. This blog post is Part 2 in the loop tuni...
James Beall Apr 4, 2018 10:42:51 AM

PID Controller Loop Tuning Primer: Working With Integrating Processes

  This guest blog post is part of a series on loop tuning. This blog post is Part 1 in the loop tuni...
James Beall Feb 26, 2018 10:42:15 AM

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