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Safety Instrumented Systems vs Basic Process Control Systems

Most industrial processes incorporate Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) and Basic Process Control Systems (BPCS) in their operations. This article compares the features of each system. SIS and BPCS Compared A Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) function is to monitor and maintain process...

Episodes Of The Automation Minute Now Available!

Today we're happy to announce that every single episode of The Automation Minute is now available to download right here in The Automation Blog's store for either a $0.99 donation per episode, or completely free with a pledge of...

The Realities of Project Management: You Can’t Always Do It Faster

In 1975, computer architect Fred Brooks published a series of essays on software engineering and project management called “The Mythical Man-Month”. These cautionary tales and inevitable realities not only stand the test of time, but also can crossover to many...

Insider News: Prepping for Automation Fair Part 1

Note: Insider News articles cover behind the scenes topics at The Automation Blog and Show exclusively for our supporters at http://patreon.com/automation. Let me start by wishing everyone a very happy November, and thank you all for your continued support and...

Leaving Your Legacy Control Equipment

Some will argue that there's no reason to remove part of a control system that today is running as good as it has for the last twenty years (or longer.) Especially when that legacy hardware has been as durable as...