FEATURED ARTICLESin DCS & Batch Controllers
Protecting your operational integrity
By Clemens Blum
As users take advantage of new interconnected technology, they can no longer just talk about security. Taking active,...
New Automation Controller Challenges the Status Quo
By Bill Lydon, Editor
According to a recent survey, automation users want and deserve more from an automation controller. Albert Rooyakkers, CTO...
Real-Time Analytics for Batch Processes
By Janice Abel, ARC Advisory Group
Batch processes have been difficult to control and analyze because each batch is unique. But...
The Importance of Temperature Control in Plastic Injection Molding
Temperature affects every step of the injection-molding process, and it must be properly managed. Installing a temperature...
NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
- Embedded virtualisation in process automation systems
- ASM Consortium has 20th anniversary
- ARC says ABB is number one in DCS
- Chemical Investments Affect Automation Market
- Yokogawa to control Waste-to-Energy Facility in Cornwall, U.K.
- Metso upgrades automation at chemical plant in Finland
- Emerson to control 1,075-MW Power Station in Poland
- MESA Announces Ten International Board Members
- Yokogawa to control PEMEX Diesel Fuel Plant
- Emerson to replace Siemens at Power plant in West Virginia
- Metso to automate Greatmoor energy-from-waste facility
- ABB to automate potash mine
PRODUCT NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
Emerson enhances Ovation control system for automating generators
Emerson integrated generator excitation capabilities into its Ovation control system.
Rockwell Automation updates PlantPAx System virtually
Enhancements in PlantPAX include virtualization, batch management and integrated motor control capabilities.
Rockwell Automation updates FactoryTalk Batch Software for revisions
Enhancements in FactoryTalk Batch v12.0 software manage the approval process for changes and automatically track the genealogy of recipes.
MEDIAin DCS & Batch Controllers
RESOURCESin DCS & Batch Controllers
Products include process controllers, digital indicators, chart and strip recorders and paperless videographic recorders.
Tuning of Industrial Control Systems simplifies modern control system tuning by eliminating mathematical complexity and addressing the real-world...
On May 29, 2014, experts will discuss the challenges, problems and common mistakes involved in a process control system migration, and show how...
WHITE PAPERSin DCS & Batch Controllers
By Matt Signon, Maverick Technologies
As electric utilities consider replacing aging power plant control systems, there are many strategic...
This whitepaper provides an overview of Emerson’s DeltaV virtualization solutions for both on-line production systems and off-line...
By West Control Solutions
Limit devices provide vital protection for temperature controlled process systems, ensuring product quality and the...
CASE STUDIESin DCS & Batch Controllers
Ripon Cogeneration replacied its obsolete distributed control system (DCS) with the PlantPAx process automation system from Rockwell Automation.
Heide Refinery used two weeks of planned downtime at its pyrolysis plant to migrate to new safety systems.
By Mirco Calosi, et al
In this case study, the implementation team discusses how Eni’s Livorno refinery in Italy was...
EVENTSin DCS & Batch Controllers
SPS Automation India will be the Tradeshow where automation industry leaders present and explore technology application with users to publish latest technologies and market ready solutions. Display your products among sustainable automation solutions making operations cleaner, safer, secure and more energy efficient.
The symposium will bring together experts, from end users, , engineering consultants and supplier communities in a two-day symposium to cover the important issues of automation and their impact on the pharmaceutical (and food) industry.
The IEEE PES Conference on Innovative SMART GRID Technologies (ISGT-LA 2015) Latin American, sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) and hosted by IEEE URUGUAY SECTION and PES local CHAPTER, will be held on OCT 5, 6 and 7th, 2015.
TRAININGin DCS & Batch Controllers
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 course will provide attendees with the knowledge and the tools required to successfully supervise and manage departments and groups involved in industrial control systems (manufacturing, sales, design, installation or maintenance).
The course will cover fundamentals of temperature, pressure, flow, and level measurements; process control loops and tuning, with process control exercises. Programmable Logic Controls (PLC), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Fieldbus Technology, and final control elements will be presented and discussed. Local subject matter experts will serve as the instructors.