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Mobile applications are making their way onto the factory floor. Just think of the possibilities.
ISA has live and prerecorded webinars available on a wide variety of technical related topics.
Proper alarm methods and management improve safety, the environment, and plant profitability.
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A signal conditioner is a device that converts one type of electronic signal into another type of signal.
Water expands more than 1600 times when it turns to steam. This generates more force than TNT.
Wire gauge affects its cross-sectional area. It is an important factor for determining the amount of current a wire can carry.
The negative wire in a thermocouple is always red in the USA. But other countries use other standards.
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The Beta ratio of an orifice is the ratio of the plate bore to the internal diameter of the pipe.
In a turbine flow meter the rotational speed of the rotor and the frequency of pulses are proportional to the volumetric flow rate through the meter.
Sharing knowledge and technology is a vital part of the evolving automation profession.
Energy harvesting is the process in which motion, wind, ambient, or light energy is captured and stored to supply power for low-energy electronic devices.
Golf is a game in which you yell fore, shoot six, and write down five.
A rotary encoder converts rotary position to an analog or digital electronic signal.
Ratio Controller: A controller that maintains a fixed ratio between two or more process variables.
The PLC processor has four major tasks executed repeatedly in the following order: Read the physical inputs; Scan the ladder logic program; Write the physical outputs; Housekeeping tasks.
Goals should be SMART. Specific, Measureable, Acceptable, Realistic, and Time-based.
Safety has always been a critical measure of success for industrial organizations.
Dead time makes it difficult to control a process.
Chromatography is the collective term for a set of laboratory techniques for the separation of mixtures.
Modbus was created as a means for computers to gather information and control the operation of PLCs. It is still a very popular industrial network.
Transistors have a base, collector, and emitter. The collector is tied to the load.
NIST stands for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It is a non-regulatory federal agency within the US Department of Commerce.
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VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES (VSD) CONTROL THE SPEED OF AN AC MOTOR BY CONTROLLING THE FREQUENCY OF THE MOTOR POWER.
FLOW METERS THAT MEASURE HEAD, DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE, REQUIRE A SQUARE ROOT EXTRACTION EITHER IN THE TRANSMITTER OR IN THE HMI.
SCADA IS AN ACRONYM FOR SUPERVISORY CONTROL AND DATA ACQUISITION. IT IS AN INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEM.
MESH NETWORK: EACH WIRELESS FIELD DEVICE ACTS AS A SENSOR AND A RELAY FOR THE RADIO TRANSMISSIONS CREATING AN INTERLOCKING WEB OF SENSORS.
THE BEST DESIGNS FOLLOW THE KISS PRINCIPLE. KEEP IT SIMPLE, STUPID.
MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL, OR MPC, IS AN ADVANCED METHOD OF PROCESS CONTROL. IT PREDICTS DEPENDENT VARIABLES (OUTPUTS) BASED ON INDEPENDENT VARIABLES (INPUTS).
SLIDING STEM CONTROL VALVES COME IN LINEAR, EQUAL PERCENTAGE, AND QUICK OPENING.
FLOW METER BASICS: THE CORIOLIS FLOW METER IS BASED ON THE CORIOLIS EFFECT CAUSED BY THE ROTATION OF THE EARTH