FEATURED ARTICLESin DCS & Batch Controllers
Cloud Computing vs. Field Controllers
By Bill Lydon, Editor
Some industrial automation vendors and computer technology providers are offering cloud services that include historians,...
How to Connect Real-Time Optimization to a Predictive Multivariable Controller
By Charles Cutler, et al, Cutler Technology
When a controller is receiving targets from an optimizer, it goes into a minimum movement...
Hungry for Open Network Protocol Standards
By John Rezabek
While I can count on one hand, thankfully, the number of unique, one-off configuration tools for which our controls...
Automatic Override control Could Have Prevented the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Well Accident
Automatic override control would have detected the change in pipe position, and the position controller would have automatically actuated...
NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
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- ARC says ABB is number one in DCS
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- 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
- Yokogawa to control Kamojang Geothermal Power Station in Indonesia
PRODUCT NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
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.
Emerson updates Virtual Studio software to expand virtualization
Virtual Studio v2.3 expands the virtualization capabilities in the DeltaV distributed control system (DCS).
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
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...
By West Control Solutions
Cascade Control is a temperature control method which has two elements, the primary (end
product) and the secondary...
CASE STUDIESin DCS & Batch Controllers
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...
Emerson migrated an old burner management system on a distillation column furnace to Emerson’s DeltaV during the plant’s annual scheduled...
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.
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).
Dates TBD. This FREE one-day training class prepares the student to apply PROFINET in his own project. Lunch is included. Technical details of the technology are provided along with practical demonstrations. The class is designed for End Users, OEMs, System Integrators and Manufacturers of automation devices. Each student will receive a certificate for 5.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH).