White Papers on Automation, Process Control & Instrumentation Topics 

7 Myths of Version Control & Backups in Automated Production
July 28, 2016

7 Myths of Version Control & Backups in Automated Production

This whitepaper tackles the seven most common myths and misconceptions surrounding version control and data management in the current technological climate.

ProSoft Connect demonstrates the benefits of a Container and Microservices cloud architecture
July 22, 2016

ProSoft Connect demonstrates the benefits of a Container and Microservices cloud architecture

By Keith Blodorn, ProSoft Technology
This paper describes the Container and Microservices architecture and illustrates how ProSoft customers benefit from it.

Manufacturing Execution System Enables Aerospace Manufacturer to Produce Safety Critical Electronics
July 15, 2016

Manufacturing Execution System Enables Aerospace Manufacturer to Produce Safety Critical Electronics

By Anthony Borges, PINPoint Information Systems
This document summarizes the manufacturing execution system (MES), or manufacturing operations management (MOM) solution implemented by an Aerospace parts manufacturer in order to introduce full-accountability into their assembly processes.

Smarter Security for Manufacturing in the Industry 4.0 Era
July 14, 2016

Smarter Security for Manufacturing in the Industry 4.0 Era

While Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things have brought agility and flexibility to manufacturing, it has also brought a host of cybersecurity concerns. This whitepaper discusses the best practices for securing your systems

Ten Fluid Measurement Plant Imperatives That Increase Process Efficiency and Reduce Costs
July 11, 2016

Ten Fluid Measurement Plant Imperatives That Increase Process Efficiency and Reduce Costs

By Allen Kugi, Member Technical Staff, Fluid Components International
Accurately measuring the flow and level of the various liquids and gases that travel through a process industry plant is a critical function for effective and efficient plant operations.

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Premier Integration - White Paper
June 30, 2016

Premier Integration - White Paper

This whitepaper discusses how to simplify system design and programming, cut development time and boost productivity using advanced integration capabilities.

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How to Monitor CO/CO2/Temperature/Humidity/Dew Point with DL-300 Data Loggers
June 28, 2016

How to Monitor CO/CO2/Temperature/Humidity/Dew Point with DL-300 Data Loggers

The DL-300 series are ICP DAS USA’s product line that accurately measures and log concentration data of carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide (CO), temperature, humidity, and dew points in the air.

Open Innovation Platform Helps Shape the Landscape of IoT Applications
June 22, 2016

Open Innovation Platform Helps Shape the Landscape of IoT Applications

Open innovation is the key to overcoming obstacles for IoT development currently hindered by vast amount of different protocol standards that create communication barriers.

Maximizing Error-proofing in Manufacturing with MES/MOM Controlled Assembly Tools
June 17, 2016

Maximizing Error-proofing in Manufacturing with MES/MOM Controlled Assembly Tools

By Anthony Borges, PINpoint Information Systems
This document summarizes the error-proofing solution a leading heavy machinery manufacturer implemented and standardized on in order to greatly reduce product defects due to improperly fastened bolts in transmission systems.

DFI's Real-time Energy Saving Solution
June 16, 2016

DFI's Real-time Energy Saving Solution

Pneumatic equipment is prevailing in modern factories. To convey adequate and clean compressed air for air-driven motors or operating tools, it is essential to have an air compressor to build air conveying systems in the working field.

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Increasing the Lifespan of Electrical Components in Hazardous Environments
June 16, 2016

Increasing the Lifespan of Electrical Components in Hazardous Environments

If an enclosure is properly cooled, the components within can have a long and useful life. Without proper cooling however, the components in these enclosures can be subject to damaging heat, shortening their longevity and reliability.

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Wind Farm Operator Investigates Time Series  Data to Help Monetize Curtailed Generation
June 14, 2016

Wind Farm Operator Investigates Time Series Data to Help Monetize Curtailed Generation

By Janice Abel
Avangrid Renewables collects a wide variety of data from many different sources. However, in the past it faced challenges when it came to gaining useful insight from these data. Particularly problematic, was the difficulty in determining and documenting lost generation across its wind turbine fleet time due to voluntary generation curtailment to meet contractual obligations. Inability to do so, can lead to lost revenues.

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ABB publishes whitepaper on FTIR monitoring of cement plant stack emissions
June 13, 2016

ABB publishes whitepaper on FTIR monitoring of cement plant stack emissions

The whitepaper describes the results of an extensive field evaluation at a major U.S. cement plant. The trial primarily tested whether the system could satisfactorily measure HCl emissions to meet EPA regulatory requirements.

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Siemens publishes white paper on digitalized pumping solutions for pipelines
June 08, 2016

Siemens publishes white paper on digitalized pumping solutions for pipelines

The white paper describes energy-efficient pumping solutions from Siemens designed to achieve a sustainable reduction of operating costs while helping to improve the reliability and safety of pumping stations.

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Process Automation, Oil & Gas
Virtualizing Your Network: Benefits and Challenges
May 27, 2016

Virtualizing Your Network: Benefits and Challenges

This white paper is not a prescriptive guide to network virtualization, rather it is a high-level overview focused on the benefits and challenges of network virtualization.

May 03, 2016

DeviceLogix Technology for Industrial Applications

There is an emerging need for highly flexible and adaptable 'smart' devices in control system architectures — devices that can execute simple control functions by making decisions independent of a central processor. You can achieve this local decision-making ability at the component level with DeviceLogix™ component technology.

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May 03, 2016

Power Quality Issues, Impacts, and Mitigation for Industrial Customers

Power quality is related to fluctuations in the electrical supply in the form of momentary interruptions, voltage sags or swells, transients, harmonic distortion, electrical noise, and flickering lights, among others.

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May 03, 2016

When to Use a Soft Starter or an AC Variable Frequency Drive

A common question when deciding between a soft starter or a drive is, which one to select? The purpose of this publication is to show similarities and differences between the soft starter and the drive. When comparing the two devices, you should be able to pick the best device for the application.

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SaaS Supply Chain Management Systems: 'To Cloud' or 'Not to Cloud'
April 11, 2016

SaaS Supply Chain Management Systems: 'To Cloud' or 'Not to Cloud'

By Gregory Braun, C3 Solutions
This whitepaper explores arguments in favor and against using systems based in the cloud, with the goal of offering benchmarks related to cost, security and functionality when deciding what type of system to implement.

Membrane Switches: What Do Design Engineers Need to Know?
April 06, 2016

Membrane Switches: What Do Design Engineers Need to Know?

By Jens Kautzor, Hoffman + Krippner
Today, membrane keyboards and switches have become indispensable for many industries. Often unnoticed by consumers, the simple keypad has now developed into a sophisticated high-tech system.