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 Evolution of Alarm Management

Alarm systems were not always a problem. Before the 1990s, alarms for operators were essentially a b...
Bill Hollifield Apr 9, 2021 5:00:00 AM

9 Automation Engineers' Ideas and Principles for Everyday Working Life

The following discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored...
Greg McMillan Mar 19, 2021 5:15:00 AM

Digitization of Operations Management in the Process Industry

Preface: Safe Operation Is the Process Industry’s Top Concern Refineries and petrochemical plants ha...
M.A. Baliga Mar 16, 2021 5:30:00 AM

Spotlight on the ISA Analysis Division and Its Virtual Conference

Online process analytics is constantly evolving—for those in the field, the learning never stops. Th...
Kara Phelps Mar 9, 2021 5:15:00 AM

What Are Some Ways to Improve and Prioritize Feedforward and Fast Feedback Control?

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program...
Greg McMillan Feb 26, 2021 5:15:00 AM

Digitalization of Production Facilities

The term “digitalization” (or the phrase “digital transformation”) has different meaning as applied ...
Anil Pushkaran Feb 19, 2021 5:30:00 AM

The Role of Data Analytics for Asset Owners in the Oil and Gas Industry

Today’s economic pressures in the oil and gas industry require streamlined operations with fewer peo...
Jennifer Halsey Jan 25, 2021 5:00:00 AM

26 Automation Trailblazers Who Changed the World

Titans of Automation  The International Society of Automation (ISA) explores the lives and careers o...
Bill Lydon Jan 22, 2021 5:30:00 AM

The Genius of ANSI/ISA S84.01-1996

The real genius of a standard is measured by the level of acceptance and the test of time. Often, we...
Contributing Authors Jan 11, 2021 5:00:00 AM

IT and OT in Manufacturing Execution Systems

Recently, there has been renewed interest within manufacturing execution systems (MES) as to the del...
Tom Seubert Jan 8, 2021 5:30:00 AM

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