I've been greatly enjoying all the recent new ISA 100 video's on the Youtube channel. And just want to say I hope they continue as I've really learned a lot from them and more so from no other source.
I'm a Field Service Engineer for my OEM Water Engineering Company. Our projects are EPC Global in nature and often are at major Power Plant Facilities. My job also co-mingles much with Automations Controls and at times working on HMI Upgrades as designing the HMI all as a Field Service Engineer. I can be doing many different things and so I try to learn as much as I can when I can... often at my own expense as my company does not see automation training as a benefit. What I do I do for my own learning. I didn't have any idea about ISA 100 when I heard of it or within the context of Automations Controls Standards.
My own company is an ISA company. But I can't go and demand or ask anyone what these ISA 100 Standards are. Nor will anyone take me seriously to provide that information. They will or have often asked why do I care and why do I need to know. I would say there are many engineers like me at other companies in this predicament of knowing things that they should somehow know. But we don't always know these things we should know or like what's in ISA 100 Standard. So these videos on Youtube are incredibly important and valuable for us all as engineers and technicians in knowing for all the reasons we should know or be aware of what's in the standard.
When you are at an OEM company doing HMI design work for customers that are Power Plants and your not even aware of what the standards are as in the ISA 100 Standards, that says a lot! I'm trying to do my best to be in the know. Yet, also you can't just go on the internet to the ISA website and even read the standard which is behind an ISA Membership wall. So unless I learn via sites like RealPars what it says in the Standard, I'll be none the wiser. Others are in the same predicament as well across the Automations Controls Industry.
So, keep making these videos as they serve many purposes!