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Evaluating your Control System Failure to Recovery Methods

If your control system failure experiences are anything like mine, most of them haven't occur on weekday mornings when it's convenient for you and your team to evaluate how good your recovery procedures are. Instead, they're more likely to occur...

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

Note: Insider News articles cover behind the scenes topics at The Automation Blog and Show exclusively for our supporters at http://patreon.com/automation. Update 11-15-19: Got some bitter sweet news this week. Some real estate I've been trying to sell for years...