FEATURED ARTICLESin DCS & Batch Controllers
ISA-88 and modular automation
By Marcus Tennant
The ISA-88 Part 5 standard currently in development defines a reference model for modular equipment control within...
Fear of darkness: Integrating automation systems to a more complex protocol convertor
By Bruce Billedeaux, Maverick Technologies
As data collection becomes a larger task, it may be time to see if you need an...
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...
NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
- Yokogawa promotes Daniel L. Duncan to CEO
- Endress+Hauser and Rockwell Automation invest in Purdue lab
- Schneider Electric acquires LimeWare
- ISA wants to keep unemployed members
- 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
PRODUCT NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
Beckhoff Releases CX8091 Local Controller
With OPC UA Client and Server, CX8091 can serve as data collector for comprehensive energy management in plant environments
Yokogawa announces UTAdvanced DIN-Rail Controllers
The UTAdvanced controller comes standard with a sequence control function based on the ladder logic programming language.
Siemens adds Sitop power supply to Simatic PCS 7
The Sitop UPS1600 DC UPS with Ethernet/Profinet interface has been integrated into the Simatic PCS 7 process control system.
MEDIAin DCS & Batch Controllers
RESOURCESin DCS & Batch Controllers
“Good Tuning: A Pocket Guide” by Gregory K. McMillan has been updated to deliver more precise and optimal tuning for nearly all types of...
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...
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
Process and Control Engineering
The Qenos Olefins ethane to ethylene conversion plant at Altona recently upgraded their Advanced Process Control...
Process and Control Today
A system integrator working for Nissan in Sunderland identified a control process within the engine casting plant that...
Located in Krishnapatnam, the Sri Damodaram Sanjeevaiah Thermal Power Station is a $2 billion investment by APGENCO that will provide new,...
EVENTSin DCS & Batch Controllers
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.
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.
The Summit will provide engineering and operational professionals, automation and operations management and senior-level executives with end user learning opportunities covering the complete spectrum of automation--from process and discrete to motion control and drives.
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).
Largest Exhibition and Training Event on the West Coast Dedicated to Process Instrumentation, Process Controls and Process Automation(TM). 9th Annual Event. One-Day Only - Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the Los Angeles County Carson Convention Center adjacent to the Doubletree Hilton 5-Star Hotel. Admission to all training sessions, facility tours and exhibit hall all free to those working in or...