The post ISA Training and Education Programs for May-June first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site.
This education & training roundup was compiled by Joel Don, ISA’s social media community manager.
In May, ISA will offer technical training in conjunction with the 16th ISA LDAR Fugitive Emissions Symposium and the 62nd International Instrumentation Symposium. Get ready for a full month of training in June, as ISA’s Houston Section hosts an intensive educational experience designed to meet the automation and control community’s needs for comprehensive technical training in a highly condensed format. Technical Training Camp-Houston focuses on the practical application of knowledge and skills. This is an opportunity for industry professionals to expand their abilities and experience in automation engineering and safety.
Do you work for a system integrator? Do you support client projects? Do you need to expand your skills in working in a project design or commissioning environment? ISA’s new Automation Engineering Survival Training – Integrator Version (AESTIV) is designed specifically for system integrators and focuses on concepts important to automation engineers and others involved in a project design and commissioning role
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The post How Veterans Successfully Transition to Industrial Automation Careers first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site.
This guest post was authored by Michael Marlowe, managing director/director of government relations for the Automation Federation.
Automation jobs require a combination of technical know-how combined with interpersonal skills, making them a great fit for veterans.
It’s always difficult to find suitable candidates for openings in industrial automation as most of these jobs require both technical and interpersonal skills, often with a bit of management expertise added to the mix. Universities graduate hundreds of thousands of mostly young men and women every year with business and liberal arts degrees, and many of these grads have excellent interpersonal skills, but generally aren’t very technical.
Engineering and other STEM graduates have the required technical background, but are always in short supply and command very high salaries. And many of these grads are a bit lacking in interpersonal skills as they have spent their formative years relentlessly hitting the books, not developing relationships.
As far as management skills, these are best gained through on-the-job training, where actual supervision takes place. Unfortunately, not many candidates for entry- and mid-level automation jobs have this type …read moreContinue reading →
The post Measuring Tank Levels with Differential Pressure Transmitters first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site.
AutoQuiz is edited by Joel Don, ISA’s social media community manager.
Today’s automation industry quiz question comes from the ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST) program. Certified Control System Technicians calibrate, document, troubleshoot, and repair/replace instrumentation for systems that measure and control level, temperature, pressure, flow, and other process variables. Click this link for information about the CCST program. This question is from the Level I study guide, Domain 1, Calibration. Level I represents a professional who has a five-year total of education, training, and/or experience.
The span, in inches of water, of a differential pressure transmitter used to measure the full level of a tank that is 5 feet, 6 inches high and contains a process material with a specific gravity of 0.9 should be:
e) none of the above