FEATURED ARTICLESin DCS & Batch Controllers
PID Control Using a Data Acquisition and Control System
By Terry Nagy, Computer Aided Solutions
The architecture of data acquisition and control systems which have their own DSP processors makes them...
Visualising the control room of the future
Control Engineering Europe
By Bruce Calder, Honeywell Process Solutions.
Many control room engineers are working in an uncomfortable environment...
DCS migration – planning is key
Control Engineering Europe
By Maverick Techologies
Although many older plants are still mechanically sound, their control systems are now...
Advanced control as operations support
By Allan Kern, Lin & Associates
Process control and automation constitutes a core competency in the process industries. To meet modern...
NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
- ISA conference to be held in Abu Dhabi
- AURA Controls develops corrosion-resistant coating
- Honeywell to control oil and natural gas platform off Vietnam
- Yokogawa to supply two DCSes for Combined Cycle Power Plants
- ISA-95 standard to reduce time to integrate business and operational systems
- Honeywell to Maintain Control Systems at Coal-To-Liquids Plant
- ISA announces Rick Roop as 2015 President
- Schneider Electric FCP280 receives ISASecure EDSA certification
- Embedded virtualisation in process automation systems
- ASM Consortium has 20th anniversary
- ARC says ABB is number one in DCS
- Chemical Investments Affect Automation Market
PRODUCT NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
Beckhoff releases XMold and eMold controllers
XMold and eMold EtherCAT-based controllers automate injection molding machines.
Red Lion adds FlexBus to PAX2C PID Control
By inserting field installable FlexCard modules, users can now populate PAX2C PID controllers in more than 150 configurations to monitor and...
Schneider Electric updates Wonderware Recipe Manager Software
Enhancements speed up and optimize how new recipes and recipe variations are adopted.
MEDIAin DCS & Batch Controllers
RESOURCESin DCS & Batch Controllers
SureStart mitigates financial and safety liabilities, while minimizing any negative impact to plant operations.
“The Value of Automation: The Best Investment an Industrial Company Can Make” contends that the immense capabilities of automation systems are...
Written from a practical perspective, Advances in Reactor Measurement and Control book explains how to improve batch and continuous reactor and...
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
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
HANNOVER MESSE 2015 covers all the core themes of the industrial value-adding chain at a single location – from individual components to the complete smart factory.
The ISA Calgary 2015 Show is Canada's leading event for automation, instrumentation and control professionals. Gain access to technical and innovative solutions for the energy industry from instrumentation, systems and automation experts at the new ISA Calgary Show Conference. This dynamic conference puts the spotlight on case studies, technical papers and innovative solutions available in the...
This event will provide power generation industry leaders with information on the latest innovations in controls, instrumentation, cyber security, SmartGrid, regulatory issues and variable energy technologies, which impact the power generation delivery systems.
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.