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.

Paul Gruhn

Paul Gruhn

Paul Gruhn is a global functional safety consultant at AE Solutions and a highly respected and awarded safety expert in the industrial automation and control field. Paul is an ISA Fellow, a member of the ISA84 standards committee (on safety instrumented systems), a developer and instructor of ISA courses on safety systems, and the primary author of the ISA book Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis, and Justification. He also has contributed to several automation industry book chapters and has written more than two dozen technical articles. He developed the first commercial safety system modeling software. Paul is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas, a certified functional safety expert (CFSE), a member of the control system engineer PE exam team, and an ISA84 expert. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Paul is the 2018 ISA president-elect/secretary.

Recent Posts:

The Ball Is in Your Court Now

I have used this blog every month to inform you of the various resources and activities going on wit...
Paul Gruhn Dec 26, 2019 9:00:19 AM

The Positive Impact of the 2019 ISA Annual Leadership Conference

The 2019 ISA annual leadership conference was our largest annual leader conference in many years. Fo...
Paul Gruhn Nov 28, 2019 9:00:39 AM

What Is Your Executive Board Doing for You?

In mid-September, your incoming 2020 Executive Board met for two and a half days in Raleigh, NC. Thi...
Paul Gruhn Oct 28, 2019 9:00:19 AM

Licensure, ISA Turning 75, and the 2019 Annual Leadership Conference

On 14-16 August, I attended the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) ...
Paul Gruhn Sep 30, 2019 9:00:20 AM

ISA Extends Reach Through Organization Partnerships

In their heyday, ISA conferences drew 30,000 attendees. Many changes have occurred since then, resul...
Paul Gruhn Aug 29, 2019 9:00:23 AM

Opportunities for ISA Member Engagement Abound

As a member of ISA you automatically belong to a local section. Sections represent a geographical gr...
Paul Gruhn Jul 30, 2019 9:00:03 AM

ISA Leaders Meet to Validate and Advance the Organization’s Strategic Direction

This past month, ISA leaders convened in North Carolina for the first of two in-person meetings. Thi...
Paul Gruhn Jun 20, 2019 9:00:57 AM

ISA Values: Live Them

In case you missed it in one of my earlier columns, ISA modified its vision and mission statements l...
Paul Gruhn May 30, 2019 9:00:03 AM

How Long Before Watson Comes to Engineering?

Hundreds of years ago, experienced master builders knew everything about their craft, designing and ...
Paul Gruhn May 20, 2019 9:00:39 AM

How ISA’s Certification and Certificate Programs Can Benefit You and Your Employer

Are you aware of ISA’s certification and certificate programs? Have you achieved one of the titles? ...
Paul Gruhn Apr 30, 2019 9:00:39 AM

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