Process Automation 

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MEDIA

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5 Minutes to Mobile
See how the operator interface you build with groov gracefully scales to work on large and small devices of all kinds.
groov Find 360
You watched our "Five Minutes to groov" video, but you got stuck somewhere along the way. No problem. This video will get you unstuck and connected to your groov Box.
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RESOURCES

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Roxtec Transit Designer 2.0 calculates cable paths

Transit Designer is a free, web-based tool that simplifies both product selection according to needs and requirements and the process of designing, purchasing and installing cable and pipe transits.

Fieldbus Foundation announces availability of FDI Developer Tools

FDI Cooperation, LLC’s Field Device Integration (FDI) specification and FDI developer toolkits are now available to beta test participants.

ISA updates its website

The web site showcases ISA’s products, services, resources and technical information.

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WHITE PAPERS

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What Makes a Soft PLC?

By Dan Fenton, Phoenix Contact
Provides an overview on the differences between “soft” control systems and “real-time” control systems, including a brief description of control systems with an emphasis on PC-based control, the jargon surrounding these PC-based systems, “real time,” and examples demonstrating different use cases.

Logic Solvers for Overpressure Protection

By Moore Industries
This paper explores some of the possibilities available to the SIS designer of an overpressure protection system for the logic solver and to show examples of straightforward system topologies and their associated safety integrity level (SIL) calculations.

Protecting our Water – Keep Chemicals in the Tank

By Bill Sholette and Ricardo Chavez, Endress+Hauser
Leaking or overfilled tanks can cause environmental problems, contaminate drinking water and cost a company millions of dollars. Proper instrumentation, monitoring and control can prevent these problems. This white paper explains how.

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CASE STUDIES

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Data Loggers track mold at Apartment Complex

The monitoring project, which ran for five months, was aimed at investigating unexplained causes of moisture damage, wood decay and fungal growth found behind cladding and sheathing in ground-floor walls throughout the unnamed complex.

Information-rich design for large-screen displays

Nuclear Engineering International
By Alf Ove Braseth
A new approach to human-machine interfaces has produced a radically different design of control room displays. The first of these has now been installed at the Halden research reactor in Norway.

Leveraging big data in real time

InTech
By Jim Petrusich
Technology today now allows companies to analyze the data in real time without copying the data into yet another database. A project at Dow Chemical set up and cultivated a powerful real-time analytics system that produced impressive results.

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EVENTS

in Process Automation
March 17, 2014 - June 30, 2014


This alarm management course is designed to educate key site personnel on industry standards, best practices, business justification, safety implications, business issues and the Seven-Step Approach to Effective Alarm Management.

April 23, 2014
Pittsburgh , PA


ACP will be releasing ThinManager 7 and Relevance 1 on March 3, 2014. Because this amazing technology is "See it to Believe it," we are hitting the road and "Going Mobile" to show you how ThinManager and Relevance are paving the way for mobile devices to become a very relevant technology for the modern factory.

April 23, 2014


This webinar will examine the purpose of calibrating switches and best methods for calibration. Several different types of switch testing, including example applications where pressure and temperature switches are used will be covered.

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TRAINING

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April 23, 2014 - April 24, 2014
Calgary , AB, Canada


This 2-day course is designed to provide students with the tools necessary to perform SIL Validation studies compliant with the IEC 61511 standard. The practical course uses real life examples to demonstrate to students how to conceptually design multiple Safety Instrumented Functions (SIFs) to meet the specified safety integrity levels. Price: $1,850 CDN

April 28, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Memphis , TN


The Endress+Hauser introductory course to instrumentation will provide maintenance and engineering personnel with a basic understanding of wiring, signals, instrumentation technologies, applications and installations.

April 28, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Calgary , AB, Canada


The TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineering Certification Workshop trains experienced safety engineers who wish to obtain a TÜV Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) certificate verifying their expertise. The workshop has been reviewed and accepted by TÜV Rheinland, and passing a final exam at the end of the five-day course will earn the certificate. Price: $4,300 CDN.