Over the past several months, process automation hall-of-fame member Greg McMillan has been sharing tips from his 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career book.
These tips appear as weekly blog posts over at the ISA Interchange blog. Today’s post, Tip #19: Always Run Spare Wires and Plan for Expansion, stresses the need to plan for the future.
Greg shares the concept of additional pairs in cables adding negligible costs to the project. It gets considerably more expensive to add another cable after the fact. He goes on to describe details, watchouts, exceptions, insights, and rules of thumb.
That’s quite a lot of practical wisdom in the post. Some of his other recent posts include:
- Tip #64: Improve Setpoints
- Tip #23: Anticipate Murphy; He Is Alive and Well
- Tip #73: Use Coriolis Meters for Mass Flow and Concentration Control
- Tip #11: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Vortex Flowmeters
You can see the series of posts in his Control Interchange blog author page. I hope you find a nugget of wisdom or two you can use, either in the posts or in the book.