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Lead art here. COVER STORY The Open Process Automation Standard takes flight By Dave Emerson The first release of O-PAS Standard, Version 1.0, addresses interoperability topics, while forthcoming releases will tackle configuration and application portability. SPECIAL SECTION: MOISTURE MEASUREMENT 34 Digitize and optimize preventive maintenance for process instrumentation By Fawaz AlSahan Conventional time-based preventive maintenance is widely used throughout industry but has shortcomings that can be overcome with smart sensors and analytics, increasing the effectiveness and profitability of process facilities. PROCESS AUTOMATION 16 Industrial Process Operation 4.0 By Martin Hollender, PhD Industry can now provide the same level of digital support to the industrial worker and the office worker whether they are in the control room, in the plant, or working remotely. Digitalization, Internet of Things, big data, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality are rapidly developing technologies that will change how industrial processes will be operated in the future. FACTORY AUTOMATION 22 Digitalization delivers value By Duncan Micklem Every software initiative in the energy and chemical in- dustry is now tagged with the name "digitalization," which has risen to the top of the C-suite agenda due to the rapid penetration of disruptive technologies. Those who embrace digitalization will prosper, while those who do not respond will indeed be left behind. SYSTEM INTEGRATION 26 A relook at machine vision system design By Gineesh Sukumaran Machine vision systems must be designed so they can be reused for multiple applications and easily modified for changing product designs, manufacturing process- es, varying components, and business needs. Recon- figurable vision systems' programmable logic is meeting this challenge. AUTOMATION IT 30 Building reliable visualization and control for industrial edge applications By Jason Andersen The best industrial edge deployment strategies for visualization and control include flexible hardware and software delivering the best advantages of thin clients. 10 May/June 2019 | Vol. 66, Issue 3 www.isa.org 4 INTECH MAY/JUNE 2019 WWW.ISA.ORG

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