FEATURED ARTICLESin DCS & Batch Controllers
Making control system standards work
By Nate Kube
Understanding a company’s operational technology (OT) security posture and the developments from IEC 62443-2-4...
Take the path to model-less multivariable control
By Allan Kern
However tantalizing the prospect of dispensing with models may be, it is the long road of experience, not the shortcut of...
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...
NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
- ABB to control SCA’s expanded pulp mill
- Emerson to automate Hitachi Zosen Inova waste-to-energy projects
- Control Station opens European office
- Emerson to automate Mexico’s gas pipeline infrastructure
- Emerson to automate Cameron LNG Project
- Yokogawa to control Thermal Power and Desalination Plants in Qatar
- ISA welcomes James Keaveney as its 2016 President
- OSI to control Australia's Snowy Hydro
- Strong Growth Predicted For Industrial Control For Process Manufacturing Market
- ABB to control Trans-Anatolian natural gas pipeline
- Honeywell modernizes Russian ammonia plant
- Honeywell to control coal-to-plastic plant in China
PRODUCT NEWSin DCS & Batch Controllers
Impress Sensors introduces MultiCon CMCM-N16 controller
The MultiCon CMC-N16 wall-mountable controller comprises up to 4 universal inputs with built-in totalizer; up to 4 digital inputs (+ one...
Emerson introduces ASCO Numatics 580 CHARM node
The 580 CHARacterization Module (CHARM) node enables full integration of Numatics’ 500 Series pneumatic valves and manifolds into the DeltaV DCS...
CyboSoft Introduces pH process modeling simulation software
Software shows how to effectively control this extremely nonlinear process to comply with EPA wastewater discharge codes and save chemical reagent.
MEDIAin DCS & Batch Controllers
RESOURCESin DCS & Batch Controllers
By: Dennis Brandl
This handy resource defines an effective set of design patterns and rules you should know when applying the widely used ISA-88...
This comprehensive review of calibration provides an excellent foundation for understanding principles and applications of the most frequently...
This revision of the 1990 work by Thomas Fisher covers an introduction to batch processes; batch control system structures; batch control; batch...
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
The new control system will integrate traditionally disparate, malt-production processes into a single, networked, EtherNet/IP-based solution to...
Pigler Automation upgraded a Siemens Simatic PCS 7 used to produce electricity and steam for a paper company at one of its mills in Western Europe.
By Andrew Gentile and Sheldon Schultz
An O2 controller was installed in a boiler in 2010. Process data was collected in 1 minute increments on 8...
EVENTSin DCS & Batch Controllers
Schneider Electric CONNECT 2016 is the place where customers, product specialists and partners can come together to share experiences in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.
HUG has a long tradition of customer led knowledge. Learn how your industry peers solve similar problems, attend valuable and relevant training courses and network with colleagues and leading experts. Join us for roundtables on topics such as migration, cyber security, alarm management, and more. You’ll have many opportunities to gain knowledge. As part of your registration, you can attend...
Don’t miss out on one of the best learning and networking opportunities that Siemens is offering this year. The Automation Summit Conference will be a valuable asset to attendees by providing the sessions and training you need to improve efficiencies and increase performance in your daily operations.
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.
The course will cover fundamentals of temperature, pressure, flow, and level measurements; process control loops and tuning, with process control exercises. Programmable Logic Controls (PLC), Distributed Control Systems (DCS), Fieldbus Technology, and final control elements will be presented and discussed.