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Call for Topics 2017-2018

Call for Topics 2017-2018

ISA Will-DuPage Board of Directors invites you to submit an abstract for inclusion in the 2017-2018 Technical Presentation and Tabletop Training Sessions. As we continue to focus on increasing the quality of the presentations & training sessions, we will select the best topics submitted by ISA Will-DuPage members and non-members. Proposed abstracts will be reviewed by the Board of Directors, and you’ll be notified of your submittal’s status. Please note that we will only accept technical, non-commercial presentations. Submit a Topic Here!

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Section Meetings in the Chicago Area Survey

Section Meetings in the Chicago Area Survey

Take the survey for feedback regarding Section Meetings in the Chicago Area.

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Loop tuning basics: Integrating processes

Loop tuning basics: Integrating processes

The two most common categories of process responses in industrial manufacturing processes are self-regulating and integrating. A self-regulating process response to a step input change is characterized by a change of the process variable, which moves to and stabilizes (or self-regulates) at a new value.

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Are Parents Out of Touch with Careers in Manufacturing?

Are Parents Out of Touch with Careers in Manufacturing?

There’s plenty of concern about the retiring generation of industrial professionals and the potential shortage of skilled workers needed to fill new jobs created by revolutionary advances in automation and manufacturing technology. Industry leaders remain hyper-focused on the challenges of encouraging high school and college students to pursue industrial careers.

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CSIA gives Morley first lifetime achievement award

CSIA gives Morley first lifetime achievement award

System integrators credit PLC inventor with paving way for their profession.
In a surprise move during the April 21 awards dinner at their 2016 executive conference, members of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) revealed that they recently gave “father of the PLC” Dick Morley the organization’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award.

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How to accomplish total tank management

How to accomplish total tank management

Managing the vapor space – System integrator Novaspect’s Jeff Wolendowski shows how to accomplish total tank management. From Control Global, By Jim Montague Tanks are all about the raw materials, intermediates and finished products moved into, stored, mixed, moved out of or transferred between them. Because of their typically huge volumes, even small variances in how storage, custody transfer and other tank-based functions perform can mean significant swings in measurements and efficiency, and big gains or losses in revenues and profits. That’s why most operators and managers are understandably obsessed with […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Differential Pressure Level Transmitters

Beginner's Guide to Differential Pressure Level Transmitters

Article From Control Global, By David W. Spitzer GIGO means “garbage in, garbage out.” This phrase applies in industrial automation because using faulty measurements can fool even the best control system. One remedy that can help avoid a GIGO scenario is to understand the measurement technique and its limitations to the extent that its application can be reasonably evaluated. Differential pressure level measurement is one of those key measurements you need to understand to avoid the dreaded GIGO. The importance of level measurement cannot be overstated. Incorrect or inappropriate measurements can […]

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How Do You Pick a Flowmeter?

How Do You Pick a Flowmeter?

This is an excerpt from the March/April 2014 issue of InTech magazine and was written by Walt Boyes, a principal at Spitzer and Boyes LLC, a technology consulting firm. Picking a flowmeter takes both knowledge of the types of meters available and the kind of empirically derived knowledge that comes from experience. If you are like most people, you first think about the types of meters, their features, and their hardware and software. You might start to build the meter from the application requirements. You might list all the types […]

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Where the jobs are: The new blue collar

Where the jobs are: The new blue collar

MORE THAN 2.5 MILLION GOOD-PAYING JOBS WILL BE CREATED IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS. WILL WORKERS KNOW HOW TO GET THEM?

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Pure Partnership, Lasting Legacy

Pure Partnership, Lasting Legacy

Ed Meyers’ lasting legacy is remember in the Control Magazine September 2014 article by Jim Montague. Read the full article Here!

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