FEATURED ARTICLESin DCS & Batch Controllers
Intelligent control for food processors
The general trends in the automation of food processing have been heading towards more precise control and more information being...
Integrating third-party systems with a DCS
By Tony Kolluri
Interfacing a DCS to a third-party system—let’s say a PLC—is most commonly done via SCADA or...
MES or batch: What is the best answer?
By Dennis Brandl
Should an application use a manufacturing execution system or will batch software suffice? A small set of...
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,...
NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
- 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
- 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
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
Written from a practical perspective, Advances in Reactor Measurement and Control book explains how to improve batch and continuous reactor and...
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...
WHITE PAPERSin DCS & Batch Controllers
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...
This whitepaper provides an overview of Emerson’s DeltaV virtualization solutions for both on-line production systems and off-line...
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 agenda for this event is largely developed by customers, for customers with opportunities for knowledge sharing and networking. Join us as we discuss trends and new technologies impacting the automation industry.
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.