FEATURED ARTICLESin DCS & Batch Controllers
Beyond Process Control — DCS as Integration Platform
Control Engineering Asia
By Bruce Jensen, Yokogawa
A DCS today has to help make a plant competitive by allowing it to operate safely and reliably... MORE
Build a PID Controller out of Stuff Already on Your...
By Keithley Instruments
A PID controller can be created using instruments that most engineers have on their workbench. This article explains how... MORE
Fieldbus System Integrity and the Benefits of Modular...
By Jason Norris and Jason Nicholl, Phoenix Contact
A modular approach to Fieldbus can help achieve maximum availability and system integrity. but... MORE
NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
- Watlow temperature controller Receives EtherCAT Conformance Certificate
- Yokogawa Obtains ISASecure EDSA Certification for CENTUM
- Yokogawa Appoints Daniel L. Duncan Chief Operating Officer
- Honeywell upgrades Qatar petrochemicals expansion
- Metso to control energy-from-waste plant in Peterborough, UK
- Metso to control bleached kraft pulp mill in Belarus
- Honeywell to automate Oil Sands project in Canada
- Metso to control biomass- and waste-to-energy plants in France and the UK
- Metso to control packaging paper production line in Indiana
- Honeywell names Vimal Kapur president of Honeywell Process Solutions
- PAS and Tripwire connect their safety and security software
- Yokogawa to control Saudi Arabia’s Supercritical Thermal Power Plant
JULY FEATURED PRODUCTS
PRODUCT NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
Yokogawa updates alarms and batch functions in CENTUM VP
The enhanced alarm function in CENTUM VP R5.04 improves operational safety, and the enhanced batch function meets specific requirements of... MORE
MTNW releases LCI-80x RPC Multi-Variable Controller
LCI-80x RPC Multi-Variable Controller monitors and controls industrial processes, and logs sensor and process data to standard USB flash memory. MORE
MEDIAin DCS & Batch Controllers
RESOURCESin DCS & Batch Controllers
On May 29, 2014, experts will discuss the challenges, problems and common mistakes involved in a process control system migration, and show how... MORE
ISA publishes a book that declares that another Chernobyl- or Fukushima-like catastrophe is inevitable unless nuclear power plants across the world... MORE
WHITE PAPERSin DCS & Batch Controllers
CASE STUDIESin DCS & Batch Controllers
Campari Group built a new automated distillery to meet higher demand for Wild Turkey brand bourbon and whiskey. The new PlantPax... MORE
EVENTSin 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.
The leading marcus evans 6th Annual Chem/Petrochem and Refinery Shutdowns & Turnarounds Conference will focus on the key fundamentals for achieving an efficient turnaround, including timely maintenance planning, effective communication between departments, managing scope through expected and unexpected scenarios, and recruiting and retaining qualified turnaround talent.
From robotics and automation services, to micro sensors and nanotechnology, Industrial Automation North America showcases the most important products in the industry and is the North American hub for innovation and networking in industrial automation.
TRAININGin DCS & Batch Controllers
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).
This course recognises that maintenance personnel cannot build up a profound technical knowledge of all the equipment to be maintained. One needs to have sufficient knowledge of the equipment, coupled with knowledge of the installation to be able to diagnose the problem and then solve the problem.
This lesson introduces the general maintenance requirements of a distributed control system . It covers troubleshooting techniques using DCS self-diagnosis and the various diagnostic displays available to the technician as well as safe and proper component replacement procedures for cards, modules and power supplies.