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.

Why Are Process Automation Projects So Difficult to Manage?

Reflecting on my long career as a project manager, I have come to realize process automation project...
Lee Swindler Feb 3, 2020 7:42:13 AM

Mechatronics: The Evolution From Mechanical to Information-Based Industrial Automation

At the core of any automated system is the basic closed-loop paradigm: sense, decide, act. This mode...
Kenneth J. Ryan Oct 7, 2019 9:00:12 AM

Book Excerpt + Q&A: Security PHA Review for Consequence-Based Cybersecurity

  This ISA author Q&A was edited by Joel Don, ISA’s community manager. ISA recently published Se...
Joel Don Jun 19, 2019 9:00:53 AM

Key to Achieving Positive Business Results: Manage Risk Throughout Industrial Automation Infrastructure

Maximizing productivity and minimizing risk are the yin and yang of the industrial world—forces that...
Sujeet Chand Apr 3, 2019 10:42:11 AM

Book Excerpt + Author Q&A: Fluid Mechanics of Control Valves

  This ISA author Q&A was edited by Joel Don, ISA’s community manager. ISA recently published Fl...
Joel Don Mar 11, 2019 10:42:55 AM

Book Excerpt + Q&A: Safety Instrumented Systems, A Life-Cycle Approach

  This ISA author Q&A was edited by Joel Don, ISA’s community manager. ISA recently published Sa...
Joel Don Aug 20, 2018 10:42:00 AM

Book Excerpt + Q&A: New Edition of Guide to the Automation Body of Knowledge

  This ISA author Q&A was edited by Joel Don, ISA’s community manager. ISA recently published th...
Joel Don Jul 2, 2018 10:42:25 AM

How to Improve Industrial Productivity with Loop Calibration

This post was authored by Ned Espy, technical director at Beamex. 
Contributing Authors May 10, 2017 10:42:39 AM

Webinar Recording: Large Industrial Project Execution

  This post was written in conjunction with an ISA co-hosted webinar on large project execution. The...
Lee Swindler Apr 24, 2017 9:00:18 AM

Webinar Recording: How Machine Learning is Advancing Predictive Maintenance in Manufacturing

This guest blog post was written by Tim Goecke, director of enterprise application integration at MA...
Contributing Authors Mar 1, 2017 10:42:47 AM

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