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.

Drones in Industrial Automation: Vital Mobile Platforms for Sensor Delivery

  This post was written by Peter Fuhr, PhD, Marissa Morales-Rodriguez, PhD, Sterling Rooke, PhD, and...
Contributing Authors Nov 27, 2019 9:00:37 AM

How to Design Industrial Control Panels for Hazardous Locations

Certain areas in industrial settings are classified as hazardous due to the presence of flammable ga...
Jim Dunn Nov 6, 2019 9:00:18 AM

How to Achieve Pilot-Scale Process Control Flexibility and Agility

Pilot-scale process control has posed some of the biggest automation challenges I have faced working...
Chris Marinucci Oct 21, 2019 9:00:29 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

Webinar Recording: Calibration and Inspections in Hazardous Areas

There are many aspects to consider before you enter a hazardous (Ex) area to perform calibrations or...
Contributing Authors Jun 10, 2019 9:00:24 AM

AutoQuiz: Industrial Applications for Nonincendive-Rated Field Wiring

AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager.
Joel Don Apr 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

DCS Upgrade: How to Reduce Stress During Execution

This post was authored by Sunny R. Desai, an engineer in the DCS/PLC/SCADA department at Reliance In...
Contributing Authors Feb 12, 2018 10:42:49 AM

Managing the Cybersecurity Threat to Hazardous Process Plants

  This guest blog post was written by Edward M. Marszal, president and CEO of Kenexis. He is the co-...
Contributing Authors Jan 29, 2018 10:42:23 AM

How to Link HAZOP and LOPA to Calculate a Safety Instrumented System

This article was written by Peter Morgan, director and principal consultant of Control System Design...
Contributing Authors Oct 23, 2017 10:42:13 AM

Electromechanical vs Digital: Time to Make the Switch?

This post was written by Wil Chin, vice president of marketing and business development at United El...
Contributing Authors Feb 1, 2017 10:42:37 AM

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