FEATURED ARTICLESin DCS & Batch Controllers
Simulation: A game-like approach to innovation
By Alvaro Gill
The low price of oil has caused hydrocarbon companies to look at innovative ways of reducing their costs....
Control System Security Meets Modern Threats
Pipeline & Gas Journal
By Andrew Ginter
The day of the ICS/IT firewall has passed; modern attacks push through such firewalls at will. As...
Enabling the refinery of the future—Safety first
By Dan Mulholland, Trinity Integrated Systems
Within this “new” economy, automation systems must be capable of...
Upgrading secondary control systems
By Paul Darnbrough, Maverick Technologies
Companies are considering upgrades for primary process control systems, but upgrades
NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
- Honeywell to automate LNG terminal in Finland
- Yokogawa to control methanol plant in Beaumont, TX
- ABB gives Dow Chemical “Control Room of the Year” award
- Honeywell to control refinery in Iraq
- Honeywell to control chemical plant in Brazil
- Endress+Hauser provides process training unit to West Virginia college
- Emerson improves DeltaV and AMS cybersecurity
- Emerson adds Intel Security solutions
- Emerson simplifies commissioning to bring plants on stream faster
- Emerson to automate Sasol petrochemical plant
- Emerson streamlines specification processing to reduce project risk
- ABB to more than double production capacity at Brazilian pulp plant
PRODUCT NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
Rockwell Automation updates PlantPAx DCS
Enhancements include a mobile component that enables users to create displays and interact with process data across any HL5-compliant mobile...
Rockwell adds MPC to PlantPAx DCS
Rockwell embeds fully functional MPC technology into Logix controllers to help maximize equipment performance.
Honeywell updates RTU2020 process controller
Enhancements include redundancy, expanded input/output modules and wireless I/O.
MEDIAin DCS & Batch Controllers
RESOURCESin DCS & Batch Controllers
“Design as a Service” offers creation of master batch records for Werum’s PAS-X manufacturing execution system.
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...
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
OLDI Special Applications Module extends reach of Allen-Bradley ControlLogix controllers in subsea oil drilling by providing higher data volumes...
Emerson provided automation and engineering services for a Qatargas project that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1.6 million tonnes...
Control Engineering Europe
Europe’s largest pulp, board and paper manufacturer, Stora Enso, migrating the plant from its previous control system...
EVENTSin DCS & Batch Controllers
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.