FEATURED ARTICLESin DCS & Batch Controllers
Finding Support for Legacy Control Systems
By Michael Belfiore
Sometimes it makes better economic sense to maintain legacy control systems than to upgrade to new ones. But...
Batch control blasts off
Fueled by the transferable ANSI/ISA-88 standard and streamlined by software, batch control is reaching escape velocity in...
Controller selection criteria: Keys to achieving operational excellence
By Aneel Shehzad Baig and, Taimoor Shabbir Khan, Intech Process Automation
The process of achieving operational excellence is...
Explore controls up front to improve profits
By Mark Goldstein and Rich Ryland
Exploring and defining desirable controls early in a project cycle, more time is afforded...
NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
- Emerson to control Catalina Island's power microgrid
- ABB acquires CGM
- Emerson to automate hydropower plant in China
- Emerson to supply BP with automation equipment and services
- SUPCON upgrades SAMS DCS to FDT2
- ABB to provide power and automation for oilfields off UAE coast
- Honeywell Profit Blend Optimizer improves performance at Russian refinery
- Honeywell to supply automation and security to LNG terminal
- Emerson to automate power plants in India
- Honeywell to automate paper mill in Finland
- The Chinese DCS market grew in 2014
- Lower oil price is changing the outlook for distributed control systems
PRODUCT NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
West Control announces MAXVU temperature controller
MAXVU is suited for packaging tray and bag sealers, textiles applications and processes in the food and beverage sector.
Honeywell updates Experion LX DCS
Enhancements include improvements to batch control, SCADA and ASM compliant displays.
ProSoft releases ControlLogix to Moore APACS module
The module lets a user’s new PlantPAx system control existing Moore/Siemens APACS+ IO Bus Remote I/O.
MEDIAin DCS & Batch Controllers
RESOURCESin DCS & Batch Controllers
Service reduces the time between diagnosing control loop issues and tuning the loops to improve performance.
“Good Tuning: A Pocket Guide” by Gregory K. McMillan has been updated to deliver more precise and optimal tuning for nearly all types of...
SureStart mitigates financial and safety liabilities, while minimizing any negative impact to plant operations.
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
Control Engineering Europe
Europe’s largest pulp, board and paper manufacturer, Stora Enso, migrating the plant from its previous control system...
Process and Control Engineering
The Qenos Olefins ethane to ethylene conversion plant at Altona recently upgraded their Advanced Process Control...
Process and Control Today
A system integrator working for Nissan in Sunderland identified a control process within the engine casting plant that...
EVENTSin DCS & Batch Controllers
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.
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.
With the leading trade fairs taking place in parallel, HANNOVER MESSE covers a wider range of themes and exhibits than any other event – R&D, industrial automation and IT, industrial supply, production engineering and services, as well as energy and environmental technology. in 2016, the USA is making its debut as the Partner Country at the world’s largest industrial technology event.