Continuous & Batch Processing

Continuous Processing operations require non-stop consumption of raw materials and energy to produce a product, such as oil or glass. Batch (or discontinuous) Processing is similarly automated, but products come out in batches. Read about developments in Process Automation and Control, Instruments & Sensors, and other aspects of these operations.
 

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So, You Want to Automate?

So, You Want to Automate?


Manufacturers all over the world are sprinting to automate their factories and facilities, but how does one start? There…
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In Memoriam: Bridget Fitzpatrick

In Memoriam: Bridget Fitzpatrick


Bridget Fitzpatrick, ISA Fellow and process automation technical expert, died suddenly last month. She was 57.
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Instrument Training Enhances Industry 4.0 Implementation

Instrument Training Enhances Industry 4.0 Implementation


For organizations undergoing digital transformation, reliable smart instrumentation and a knowledgeable userbase are the…
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So, You Want to Automate?

Manufacturers all over the world are sprinting to automate their factories and facilities, but how does one start? There is so much to consider that the entire process can be quite overwhelming. Here are a few tips to get you moving in the right direction.

In Memoriam: Bridget Fitzpatrick

Bridget Fitzpatrick, ISA Fellow and process automation technical expert, died suddenly last month. She was 57.

Instrument Training Enhances Industry 4.0 Implementation

For organizations undergoing digital transformation, reliable smart instrumentation and a knowledgeable userbase are the bedrock for implementing IIoT, Industry 4.0 and other modern solutions.

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Rockwell Automation Nearly Doubles Input Voltage Capacity for Compact PowerFlex Drive

Rockwell Automation Nearly Doubles Input Voltage Capacity for Compact PowerFlex Drive

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Emerson’s Emergency Shutdown Discrete Valve Controller Improves Safety, Uptime in Hazardous Applications

Emerson’s Emergency Shutdown Discrete Valve Controller Improves Safety, Uptime in Hazardous Applications

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The ELX series EtherCAT® Terminals from Beckhoff, with intrinsically safe inputs/outputs, enable direct connection of field devices in hazardous areas classified Zones 0, 1 and 2.

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Download the latest edition of InTech to read five case studies show how diagnostic data used with multivariable process data increases process efficiency and uptime.

Download the latest edition of InTech to read five case studies show how diagnostic data used with multivariable process data increases process efficiency and uptime.

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It's easy to get overwhelmed by all that is becoming available to upgrade tools and components, gather and analyze data, and otherwise optimize a facility. This ebook focuses on seemingly small changes that can lead to big results.

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Emerson's Machine Automation Solutions can provide a range of resources to help end users understand and implement big data solutions that use IIoT and edge computing technologies.

Emerson's Machine Automation Solutions can provide a range of resources to help end users understand and implement big data solutions that use IIoT and edge computing technologies.

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A best-selling, practical introduction to the principles, technologies, and strategies of industrial process control.

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Develop confidence in uncertainty analysis results and use measurement uncertainty to select instrumentation systems.

Develop confidence in uncertainty analysis results and use measurement uncertainty to select instrumentation systems.

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Understand each phase of the ISA-TR84.00.07 FGS design life cycle and learn how to develop an FGS design.

Understand each phase of the ISA-TR84.00.07 FGS design life cycle and learn how to develop an FGS design.

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Avoid reinventing the wheel. This ideal reference defines each phase of a project and then provides practical knowledge for each.

Avoid reinventing the wheel. This ideal reference defines each phase of a project and then provides practical knowledge for each.

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Minimize risk and avoid breakdowns. Follow the methods in this book to smoothly execute analyzer systems projects.

Minimize risk and avoid breakdowns. Follow the methods in this book to smoothly execute analyzer systems projects.

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Learn how to implement programmable controllers from design and programming to installation, maintenance, and start-up.

Learn how to implement programmable controllers from design and programming to installation, maintenance, and start-up.

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