Process Automation 

APRIL FEATURED PRODUCTS

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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.
New Belgium Brewing Green Automation
Igor Valuyev makes creative use of Opto 22 automation systems, which handle all of the facility's brewing processes, as well as the water process systems and virtually all other building management...
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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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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.

Initec Plantas uses AVEVA Electrical software on oil & gas projects

Initec Plantas Industriales has successfully deployed AVEVA Electrical software on all of its Oil & Gas projects for a 40% reduction in time.

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EVENTS

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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 22, 2014
Beachwood , OH


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
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.

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TRAINING

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April 21, 2014 - April 22, 2014
Calgary , AB, Canada


This 2-day course is designed to deliver expert instruction on how to successfully plan and execute Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Determination studies efficiently, effectively and in accordance with the IEC 61511 standard. This includes understanding the principles behind three of the most commonly used SIL Determination methods (Layer of Protection Analysis, Calibrated Risk Graph and Safety...

April 21, 2014 - April 22, 2014
LaPorte , TX


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 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