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.

AutoQuiz: What Are the Cybersecurity Risks to a Geothermal Plant?

  AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA's social media community manager.
Joel Don Oct 25, 2019 9:00:35 AM

Book Excerpt + Q&A: Situation Management for Process Control

This ISA author Q&A was edited by Joel Don, ISA’s community manager. ISA recently published Situatio...
Joel Don Jul 15, 2019 9:00:10 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

Can Risk Analysis Really Be Reduced to a Simple Procedure?

This guest blog post is part of a series written by Edward J. Farmer, PE, author of the new ISA book...
Contributing Authors May 16, 2018 10:42:49 AM

Top 5 Upfront Project Considerations for Effective Risk Management

This post was authored by Diane Trentini, vice president of marketing and sales for COMET Informatic...
Contributing Authors May 2, 2018 10:42:55 AM

How Much Risk Can Safety Alarms Reduce?

This post was written by Charles Fialkowski, CFSE, a safety systems specialist for Siemens; Luis Gar...
Contributing Authors Apr 30, 2018 10:42:44 AM

Industrial Risk Avoidance: Focus on Proactive Instead of Reactive Maintenance

Many times, I meet process manufacturers who are satisfied with the status quo of their plant’s cali...
Greg Sumners May 15, 2017 9:00:43 AM

Industrial Tip: Project Management Is Really Risk Management

  The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Suc...
Greg McMillan Mar 29, 2013 1:59:38 PM

Why Control Panels Can Be a Source of Risk in Retrofit Projects

  The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Suc...
Greg McMillan Aug 17, 2012 8:07:43 PM

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