FEATURED ARTICLESin DCS & Batch Controllers
ExxonMobil/The Open Group Continue Push for Open Process Control Architecture
By Bill Lydon, Editor
As a follow-on to ExxonMobil’s Industry Day, and their push to create specifications and standards for an, open, secure,...
‘Open Process Control Architecture Standard’ is the Rallying Cry at ExxonMobil’s Industry Day
By Bill Lydon
A major driver for the effort for open process control standards, has been the widespread call for accelerative automation...
Bridging the Islands of Automation: Continuous Manufacturing in the Pharmaceutical Industry
By Robert Holloway, EU Automation
This article discusses the potential of continuous manufacturing compared to its isolated, batch manufacturing...
DCS versus PLC in the modern plant
By Mark Proctor, EU Automation
The difference between distributed control systems (DCSs) and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) can be boiled...
NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
- 2016 ISA Water/Wastewater & Automatic Controls event draws 165 global attendees
- ABB announces 2nd edition of Single Loop Control Methods
- Global Process Automation announces joining of Rockwell System Integrator Program
- Bedrock Open Secure Automation ICS platform passes EMP test protocol
- ISA releases abstract call for 2016 Process Control and Safety Symposium and Exhibition
- ABB to control SCA’s expanded pulp mill
- Emerson to automate Hitachi Zosen Inova waste-to-energy projects
- Control Station opens European office
- Emerson to automate Mexico’s gas pipeline infrastructure
- Emerson to automate Cameron LNG Project
- Yokogawa to control Thermal Power and Desalination Plants in Qatar
- ISA welcomes James Keaveney as its 2016 President
PRODUCT NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
Rockwell Automation introduces SequenceManager for batch processes
Leveraging a Logix-based controller platform from Rockwell Automation, the SequenceManager solution allows operators to configure, view and obtain...
Fluidwell announces N413 batch controller
he N413 is designed for situations where you need a locally printed ticket as evidence of the delivered quantity like tank and truck (un)loading...
Yokogawa releases CENTUM VP R6.03 integrated production control system
CENTUM VP provides an operation, monitoring, and engineering environment for every phase of the plant lifecycle, from initial design, engineering,...
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RESOURCESin DCS & Batch Controllers
The book is intended for those readers involved in factory automation systems as well as process, including readers who are already experienced and...
The goal of this edition is to simplify and demystify the procedure of tuning control systems. In addition, a new chapter addresses the authors’...
By Alois Zoitl
This book discusses real-time execution of the models defined in the IEC 61499 standard with a closer look at predictable,...
WHITE PAPERSin DCS & Batch Controllers
Modifications in IEC 61508 regulations mean that industrial automation system designers and users must give new consideration to topics such as SIL...
By Chad Harper, Maverick Technologies
Process manufacturing plants are famous for their tendency to keep automation systems and associated...
By Matt Signon, Maverick Technologies
As electric utilities consider replacing aging power plant control systems, there are many strategic...
CASE STUDIESin DCS & Batch Controllers
DCSNext capabilities allow INEOS Styrolution to avoid any additional downtime during migration and leverage the complete benefits of the latest...
Emerson automation experts provided control system design, engineering and commissioning services that were critical to the successful and...
HIMA is providing BMS design, engineering and integration from the office in Houston, Texas, while commissioning and additional services will be...
EVENTSin DCS & Batch Controllers
The 2016 Yokogawa Users Conference & Exhibition is designed to help attendees get the solutions they need for today's challenges. Track themes include Security & Building a Stronger Defense, Operational Effectiveness, and Capital Expense Efficiency. Inspiring keynotes, informative technical sessions and workshops, application sessions, and hands-on demonstrations will be offered daily!
Wonderware is again changing the Industry landscape from Human Powered to Empowered Humans. Let us show you a new level of control – a level of control that has the power to change industry itself. Learn about the latest advances in process and automation engineering, share your professional insights, attend roundtable forums on the latest industry topics and network with your peers.
The Emerson Global Users Exchange is more than an industry-leading technical conference…it is a community of manufacturing leaders committed to extracting the most from their automation investment…and sharing their learning with each other.
TRAININGin DCS & Batch Controllers
The course will cover fundamentals of process variable measurements; process control loops and tuning with process control exercises. Programmable Logic Controls (PLC), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), and final control elements will be presented and discussed. The course is directed towards engineers, technicians, I&C team leaders, sales personnel, and other technical/automation...