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How to pass the ISA-CAP Certification Exam

Certification is one of the way to prove your knowledge, skill and authority over the subject of your profession. It improves your understanding of the subject and then applying it in the field gives you immense satisfaction and confidence. International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) certifications provide an objective, third-party, unbiased assessment and confirmation of a person's skills, experience, knowledge and proficiency. They give accredited individuals the opportunity to stand out from the crowd and be recognized. Over the last couple of years, ISA certifications, ISA-CAP in particular, has achieved global recognition, which is a great feature in today's competitive market. ISA-CAP covers all the possible domains of the Instr...
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Differentiating DCS and PLC

Differentiating DCS and PLC
What are the attributes and characteristics that differentiate the DCS system from the PLC. The topic has remained under debate for long, and especially today when we have already entered into new era of Hybrid Distributed Control Systems, it is not an easy task to select and differentiate the advantages and drawbacks one can get from different systems for the intended application. Let us first roll back to the history of DCS and PLC. Process plants used to have long series of panel mounted Single Loop Controllers (PID controllers). In Single loop controllers, the control was non-centric and distributed. In early 80s, manufacturers came up with an idea of integrating all the PID controllers to a central digital system still maintaining the ...
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