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.

Does Your Company Have Vision to Leverage Disruptive Industrial Automation Innovations?

Disruptive innovations create new value, so users can achieve better results and, in many cases, mor...
Bill Lydon Jul 29, 2019 9:00:45 AM

A Roadmap to Industrial Network Convergence

A global beverage manufacturer was having network performance and communication disruptions between ...
Robin Cobb Apr 1, 2019 10:42:49 AM

How to Optimize Application Engineering to Keep Projects on Time and on Budget

This article was written by Bill Lydon, automation industry authority, journalist and former chief e...
Bill Lydon Mar 26, 2018 10:42:29 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

How a Sequenced Changeover Approach for a Plant Upgrade Minimizes Downtime

This blog post was written by Marc Hunter, a global consultant with Rockwell Automation. 
Contributing Authors Oct 16, 2017 10:42:39 AM

What Are Best Cutover Strategies for Upgrading an Industrial Plant?

  The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Progr...
Greg McMillan Dec 19, 2016 9:00:36 AM

How to Eliminate Lagging Plant Construction and Upgrade Project Schedules

This post was authored by Tim Green, manager of commissioning services at Endress+Hauser and formerl...
Contributing Authors Oct 12, 2016 10:42:49 AM

Modular Systems Speed and Simplify New Plant Programming

This post was written by Marcus Tennant, principal systems architect at Yokogawa.
Contributing Authors Jun 6, 2016 10:42:53 AM

How to Choose the Right Control Strategies, Automation Level and Instrumentation for Optimal Process Design

This post was authored by Jaime A. Alba, Peter Loomis, Robert Litzinger, Bruce P. Stevens, and Paul ...
Contributing Authors Dec 16, 2015 10:42:32 AM

Control System Migration is a Major Learning Opportunity

This post was authored by Paul J. Galeski, CEO and founder of MAVERICK Technologies, a Rockwell Auto...
Contributing Authors Jun 15, 2015 10:42:44 AM

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