FEATURED ARTICLESin DCS & Batch Controllers
Controller selection criteria: Keys to achieving operational excellence
By Aneel Shehzad Baig and, Taimoor Shabbir Khan, Intech Process Automation
The process of achieving operational excellence is...
Explore controls up front to improve profits
By Mark Goldstein and Rich Ryland
Exploring and defining desirable controls early in a project cycle, more time is afforded...
Why do most vessel control loops need the reset time increased by two or more orders of magnitude?
By Gregory K. McMillan
The success of advanced control, such as model predictive control, depends upon the basic control system...
Measuring multivariable controller performance
By Steven Obermann
Multivariable controllers typically cost from $60,000 to more than $500,000, and they can deliver savings that are many...
NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
- Honeywell to supply automation and security to LNG terminal
- Emerson to automate power plants in India
- Honeywell to automate paper mill in Finland
- The Chinese DCS market grew in 2014
- Lower oil price is changing the outlook for distributed control systems
- 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
PRODUCT NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
Bronkhorst announces EL-FLOW Prestige mass flow controller
MFCs can be tuned for extra fast flow response (down to 500 milliseconds) or extra smooth control, depending on the requirements of the user’s...
Siemens enhances Simatic S7-410 controller
Improvements include coatings for operation in toxic atmospheres, increased fault tolerance of the redundant system, and extending the ambient...
Alicat Scientific introduces BASIS mass flow controllers
BASIS is suitable for use in OEM gas analyzers, automated gas mixing on process lines, and anywhere basic mass flow-only control is required.
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
Control Engineering Europe
Europe’s largest pulp, board and paper manufacturer, Stora Enso, migrating the plant from its previous control system...
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...
EVENTSin DCS & Batch Controllers
The WWAC Symposium helps professionals in the water and wastewater industries understand how instrumentation, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), and automatic control applications are vital to the treatment and distribution of water; the collection and treatment of wastewater; and the management of stormwater.
The IEEE PES Conference on Innovative SMART GRID Technologies (ISGT-LA 2015) Latin American, sponsored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) and hosted by IEEE URUGUAY SECTION and PES local CHAPTER, will be held on OCT 5, 6 and 7th, 2015.
The Emerson Global Users Exchange is more than an industry-leading technical conference…it is a community of manufacturing leaders committed to extracting the most from their automation investment…and sharing their learning with each other.
TRAININGin DCS & Batch Controllers
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...