The post AutoQuiz: How to Calculate the Rated Torque for a Motor first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site.
Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Automation Professional certification program. ISA CAP certification provides a non-biased, third-party, objective assessment and confirmation of an automation professional’s skills. The CAP exam is focused on direction, definition, design, development/application, deployment, documentation, and support of systems, software, and equipment used in control systems, manufacturing information […]
The post How to Capture Business-Critical Performance Information with a Data Historian first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site.
The data historian has evolved. Since its introduction in the 1980s, the historian has transitioned from a simple repository of production data to a treasure trove of operational and business intelligence. Whether required by regulatory fiat or deemed necessary for emergency backup, the historian was originally a cost center in the eyes of many and […]
The post What Are Best Practices and Standards for Control Narratives? first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site.
Adrian Taylor’s Question At the place I work we are typically good at documenting how we configure our controls in the form of DDS documents but not always as good at documenting why they have been configured that way in the form of rigorous control narratives. We now have an initiative to start retrospectively producing […]
The post AutoQuiz: Standard Range for Pneumatically Transmitted Signals first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site.
Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) program. Certified Control System Technicians calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other process variables. Click this link for more information about the CCST program. This question comes from the Level […]
The post Dual-Mode Adaptive Fractional Order PID Controller with Feedforward Controller for Quadruple Tank Process first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site.
Abstract: The quadruple tank process (QTP) is a well-known benchmark of a nonlinear coupled complex MIMO process having both minimum and nonminimum phase characteristics. This paper presents a novel self tuning-type dual-mode adaptive fractional order PID controller along with an adaptive feedforward controller for the QTP. The controllers are designed based on a novel variable parameter […]
The post Webinar Recording: How to Choose a Modern, Integrated DCS Solution first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site.
To watch the webinar in full screen format, click this link. Today’s industrial organizations face a host of operational challenges. Ensuring the safety of personnel, equipment, and the environment are priorities for every facility. At the same time, plants must find ways to increase process efficiency, availability, and throughput—helping to improve their overall business performance. […]