Category Archive: Standards


Finding a Patent

Patent Example

When exploring a new area of technology, it is often helpful to find out what patents have been granted or are pending. The patent office allows anyone to explore the patent office database free of charge. A quick search capability is provide that allows you to easily find out what patent have been granted to …

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FDI for Device Integration

FDI Meets Plant Device Integration Needs

The scope of the ISA104 committee, Device Integration, was modified last year to include adoption and support of the Field Device Integration (FDI) standard (IEC 62769). To help promote the benefits of FDI technology in the process industry, four members of the ISA104 committee worked together this year to write and present a paper on …

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ISA104 Meeting at ISA Automation Week

Field Device Integration (FDI)

The ISA104 standard committee, Device Integration, met on Monday, November 4th, in conjunction with ISA Automation Week in Nashville, TN. The ISA104 committee consists of 30 people from the USA, Singapore, Japan, France, Germany, UK, China, Canada, and Columbia that have varied backgrounds in industry and universities. Committee members that could not travel to Nashville …

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ISA Automation Week – Nov 5-7


ISA Automation Week is one of the major conferences conducted each year in North American. This year the conference will be held November 5-7 at the Nashville Convention Center, Nashville, TN. The convention center is convenient to reach – just eight miles away from the Nashville International Airport. A number of standards groups conduct meetings …

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Future Technology Trends

Karl Astrom

Professor Åström is well known throughout the world for his work in process control. The book he co-authored with Tore Hägglund, Advanced PID Control, is one of the most comprehensive texts on this topic. In the early 1990’s Professor Åström was a consultant to the Emerson team that did the basic research for the development …

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Foundation Book Promotional Kit

Foundaton Book Display

The single loop and multi-loop control techniques most often used in automating continuous and batch processes are addressed in the book Control Loop Foundation – Batch and Continuous Processes. Similarly, the advanced control techniques that are most often utilized in the process industry are addressed in the book Advanced Control Foundation – Tools, Techniques, and …

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Chinese Translation of Control Loop Foundation

Control Loop Foundation Chinese Translation

A translation of the book Control Loop Foundation – Batch and Continuous Processes is now available on the ISA web site as an e-book in ePub or mobi format. The ePub format is used by most dedicated e-book readers such as Android devices and iPad, iPhone, and iPod, Kobo eReader and Sony Reader. The mobi …

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Control Loop Foundation Class – Nov 5-9

9025 Class

I worked closely with Emerson’s education department to establish the class Control Loop Foundation (9025). This 4 ½ day class is intended primarily for people who are new to the process industry and process control. Approximately 30% of the class is dedicated to workshops in which the students get hands on experience working with the …

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Addressing Control Applications Using WirelessHART Devices


At Emerson Exchange, 2012 I will be co-presenting a workshop with Mark Nixon and Marty Zielinski titled Addressing Control Applications Using WirelessHART Devices. In this workshop we will be address the technical basis for the PID modification, known as PIDPlus, that are included in DeltaV v11 to address control using the non-period, slow measurement updates …

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IEC/ISA Meeting During ISA Automation Week

IEC accepted the U.S. National Committee’s offer to hold IEC/TC 65, SC 65A, SC 65B, SC 65C and SC 65E meetings during the weeks of 17-21 and 24-28 September 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando Florida, USA. Subcommittee meetings are schedules the week before the start of ISA Automation Week. The plenary will …

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