FEATURED ARTICLESin Process Automation
How to Select a Control Systems Integrator
By Patrick Supanich, Contributor
As an end user, you must rely more and more on outside engineering services for your automation needs. Choosing...
PID Control Using a Data Acquisition and Control System
By Terry Nagy, Computer Aided Solutions
The architecture of data acquisition and control systems which have their own DSP processors makes them...
Head Off Hassles During Startup
By Amin Almasi
Commissioning and startup involve very special types of work that require very specific skills. This expertise...
Improve Your Plant’s Safety
By Luis Duran, ABB
We must understand the risk of an operation and openly discuss how to reduce it to an acceptable level....
NEWSin Process Automation
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PRODUCT NEWSin Process Automation
AutomationDirect adds recipes to C-more HMI configuration software
Enhancements in V 6.0 include more alarm and recipe features, additional math and tag logic, plus improved Windows compatibility.
Maxim releases MAXREFDES42# IO-Link Temperature Sensor
The RTD sensor measures temperature, while detecting overvoltage, shorts, and open circuits.
Gems Sensors Announces 3800/3820 Pressure Transmitters
Model 3800 Series pressure transmitter is available in seven unique ranges from 0 to 10,000 PSI.
MEDIAin Process Automation
RESOURCESin Process Automation
Report examines the use of virtualization technology in industrial automation and control system (IACS) environments.
CFSE program for ICS offers CACE and CACS certifications
SureStart mitigates financial and safety liabilities, while minimizing any negative impact to plant operations.
WHITE PAPERSin Process Automation
By Don Lundberg, FCI
Nothing damages a pump faster than the build-up of heat from dry running conditions. When there’s no liquid to provide...
As many as half of the skilled workers in energy, chemical and oil & gas industries are quickly heading towards retirement — but not nearly...
Modifications in IEC 61508 regulations mean that industrial automation system designers and users must give new consideration to topics such as SIL...
CASE STUDIESin Process Automation
Mitsubishi’s chemical plant in Kashima, Japan, leverages real-time data via Field Device Tool (FDT) technology to transition...
South African Instrument & Control
An installation at BYK-Chemie in Wesel demonstrates how a mass flowmeter’s design impacts the accuracy of the...
Pumps & Systems
The BP Whiting refinery had 1947 vintage Ingersoll-Rand, 3BEV, two-stage horizontally split pumps. They used reverse engineering...
EVENTSin Process Automation
HANNOVER MESSE 2015 covers all the core themes of the industrial value-adding chain at a single location – from individual components to the complete smart factory.
Internet of Things North America is an innovative event covering advanced connectivity and cloud based monitoring/control of devices, facilities, automobiles and enterprise operations. After a successful 2014 event in Milwaukee, the 2015 will be held in Chicago on April 15-16.
ACI’s Hydrocarbon Cyber Security Summit taking place on 15th & 16th April in London, UK will bring together key actors from both Oil & Gas majors and Technology industries, to discuss the challenges and opportunities of current systems.
TRAININGin Process Automation
This course is intended to provide an understanding of the types of computer-based devices, systems and networks used in modern industrial plants as well as the ways in which these elements can be compromised via cyber attacks. Attendees will also learn to build risk management techniques to improve their plant’s cybersecurity.
This online on-demand course covers the objectives, benefits and basic/advanced features of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). The course discusses CMMS modules and state of the art technologies that are used with a CMMS. It explains how to develop system specifications based on your individual needs and how to justify, evaluate and implement a CMMS. It also illustrates how to...
The online certificate program in Process Instrumentation and Control (I&C) consists of three modules covering the different phases of I&C from a nonmathematical and practical point of view. It includes basic concepts, engineering, and installation of control equipment.