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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.

How Process Historians Turn Data Into Actionable Information

At one time, process historians were simply software packages used to store and present real-time pr...
Wayne Matthews Mar 2, 2020 5:42:57 AM

The Value of Process in Designing or Improving an Industrial Control System

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Succe...
Greg McMillan Nov 9, 2012 10:00:55 AM

Alarm Floods and Their Connection to Plant Incidents

This is an abstract that will be presented at ISA Automation Week 2012 in Orlando, Florida.
Juliann Grant Aug 29, 2012 9:30:20 AM

2012 AIChE Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety

In case you missed it, the 2012 AIChE Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety is ...
Juliann Grant Mar 31, 2012 3:26:40 PM

Promoting Operator Effectiveness

This is an excerpt from a November/December 2011 InTech magaine article by Tobias Becker. He is seni...
Contributing Authors Jan 4, 2012 1:03:29 PM

ISA Announces Human Asset Optimization Track at ISA Automation Week 2011

ISA announced today the sessions of its Human Asset Optimization Track at ISA Automation Week 2011: ...
Contributing Authors Aug 23, 2011 4:59:27 PM

ISA and O3neida publish Agent-Based Technology Manufacturing Control Systems

ISA's ongoing publishing partnership with O3neida has produced a new technical publication, Agent-Ba...
Contributing Authors Aug 15, 2011 9:09:55 PM

A Simple Approach to Suppression and Elevation in Process Control

This post was authored by Chuck Kirby of ISA.
Contributing Authors Aug 15, 2011 11:38:02 AM

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