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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.

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.

AutoQuiz: What Is the Benefit of Industrial RFID Tags Over Barcode Systems?

AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager.
Joel Don May 10, 2019 9:00:39 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

How to Implement Effective Safety Instrumented Systems for Process Automation Applications

  The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Progr...
Greg McMillan Apr 15, 2019 10:42:44 AM

AutoQuiz: What Is the Fastest "Electronic" Method to Bring a DC Motor to a Full Stop?

AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager.
Joel Don Apr 5, 2019 9:00:51 AM

AutoQuiz: What Is the Definition of Restore Time in Industrial Maintenance?

AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager.
Joel Don Mar 22, 2019 9:00:30 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...
Edward J. Farmer Mar 6, 2019 10:42:17 AM

AutoQuiz: What Is the Best System for Analyzing Multiple Sources of Data in an Industrial Plant or Facility?

AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager.
Joel Don Feb 15, 2019 9:00:44 AM

How to Overcome the Challenges of Distillation Column Analysis

We all want the inside story. Greater visibility into asset performance gives chemical and energy co...
Jennifer Dyment Feb 4, 2019 10:42:35 AM

What Are the Benefits and Limitations of Multivariable Control?

Multivariable control has become an enigma. On one hand, it is logically the centerpiece of process ...
Allan Kern Jan 30, 2019 10:42:31 AM

AutoQuiz: What Is the Minimum Course of Action to Take Before Replacing Damaged Wiring?

  AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager.
Joel Don Jan 11, 2019 9:00:42 AM

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