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.

The material and information contained on this website is for general information purposes only. ISA blog posts may be authored by ISA staff and guest authors from the automation community. Views and opinions expressed by a guest author are solely their own, and do not necessarily represent those of ISA. Posts made by guest authors have been subject to peer review.

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:

What AF, ASCI, ISCI, and WCI Are Doing for You

So what are these groups, and why should you care? Do you know why they exist, and what they’re doin...
Paul Gruhn Mar 28, 2019 9:00:11 AM

ISA Resources to Make You and Your Employer More Successful

ISA’s mission statement is: Advance technical competence by connecting the automation community to a...
Paul Gruhn Feb 28, 2019 9:00:51 AM

What ISA Can Do for You

ISA has both led and participated in a number of surveys over the last few years. One thing that rea...
Paul Gruhn Jan 31, 2019 5:00:08 AM

ISA Is Much More Than a Membership Organization

It’s fitting, I believe, that this blog is being posted in November—the month that ISA and the Autom...
Paul Gruhn Nov 9, 2015 10:42:02 AM

Are Users Reaping the Benefits of Partial Stroke Valve Testing?

Achieving Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 2 with non-redundant field devices is possible, but not alway...
Paul Gruhn Jun 17, 2013 10:42:45 AM

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