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EtherCAT Technology Group announces vendor-independent diagnosis interface
December 05, 2018

EtherCAT Technology Group announces vendor-independent diagnosis interface

The software-based interface can be implemented in controllers offered by any device manufacturer, which makes it an interesting feature to vendors of both master devices and diagnostic tools.

June 13, 2015

Guidelines for implementing ISA-88 in discrete machines

InTech
The widely used ISA-88 series of standards provides terminology and a consistent set of concepts and models for batch manufacturing plants and batch control. The standards, however, were not defined in the context of packaging machines or machines that perform discrete operations. The ISA88 committee, Batch Control, has completed a revision of ISA-TR88.00.02, Machine and Unit States: An Implementation Example of ISA-88.

Valve maintenance guides developed for combustion-turbine combined-cycle plants
March 16, 2014

Valve maintenance guides developed for combustion-turbine combined-cycle plants

Energy-Tech
Rick Roberts, Electric Power Research Institute
EPRI developed two guides for the maintenance of valves in CTCC plants:: Combustion Turbine Combined-Cycle Steam Valves Maintenance Guide and Combined-Cycle Combustion Turbine Steam Turbine Stop and Control Valve Maintenance Guide (1026587).

August 25, 2013

WIRES Releases Report On Transmission Investment Benefits

Renew Grid
Nonprofit trade association WIRES has released a new report that its says highlights the benefits of investments in new high-voltage transmission. The report, by economists at The Brattle Group, also urges planners and policymakers to employ more systematic procedures and analysis to arrive at better transmission and non-transmission solutions.

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August 15, 2013

Guidelines for procedure automation in continuous process operations

InTech
ISA technical report ISA-TR106.00.01-2013 addresses good practices regarding procedure automation in process operations and strategies for incorporating automated procedures into industrial automation and basic process control systems (BPCS).

Do We Know What We’re Talking About?
June 18, 2013

Do We Know What We’re Talking About?

Maintenance Technology
By Paul D. Tomlingson, Paul D. Tomlingson Associates
Is there a need to define and compile common maintenance terminology into an easy-to-use reference? Here’s a glossary of terms to get started.