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Improving the Efficiency and Reliability of Water Systems with Variable Speed Pumps and Pressure Sensors
June 27, 2019

Improving the Efficiency and Reliability of Water Systems with Variable Speed Pumps and Pressure Sensors

By Daniel Mullen, Sensata Technologies
Distributing water on a large scale has been a challenge that the world has tackled for decades. It is a particular challenge in high-rise buildings, and with a trend for designers to build up in urban areas, rather than out, it is a challenge that has become a new focus for design engineers.

Benefits of Intelligent Valve Actuation in Low Temperature Environments
March 17, 2017

Benefits of Intelligent Valve Actuation in Low Temperature Environments

By Rotork
With the current emphasis in the oil and gas industry on unmanned, remotely operated sites, often utilising renewable energy sources in harsh and challenging environments, capitalising on the functionality and energy saving benefits of IQ3 technology has never been more important.

Protecting Industrial Control Systems: An Integrated Approach
October 20, 2016

Protecting Industrial Control Systems: An Integrated Approach

By RKNeal, Inc.
The purpose of this whitepaper is to present a novel cybersecurity framework for deploying and managing cyberthreat management products across multiple OEM vendors.

Effective Compliance with IEC 61508 When Selecting Solenoid Valves for Safety Systems
February 05, 2015

Effective Compliance with IEC 61508 When Selecting Solenoid Valves for Safety Systems

Modifications in IEC 61508 regulations mean that industrial automation system designers and users must give new consideration to topics such as SIL levels and the transition from 1H to 2H methodologies. This paper reviews how these issues can impact the choice of solenoid valves and prepackaged redundant control systems (RCS) for implementation in a safety instrumented system (SIS), particularly in the oil, gas, chemical, and power industries. It also explains how making the right choices in planning and valve selection can affect design time, costs, and effort.

Integrating Multigenerational Automation Systems
January 14, 2015

Integrating Multigenerational Automation Systems

By Chad Harper, Maverick Technologies
Process manufacturing plants are famous for their tendency to keep automation systems and associated networks up and running for decades. Getting an automation system that includes multigenerational and multivendor components to work together can be a challenge.

What You Need to Know Before Replacing Your Control System
December 02, 2014

What You Need to Know Before Replacing Your Control System

By Matt Signon, Maverick Technologies
As electric utilities consider replacing aging power plant control systems, there are many strategic questions to be examined early in the planning process. This white paper offers insights and actual case study examples to assist with upgrades.

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DeltaV Virtualization
November 07, 2014

DeltaV Virtualization

By Emerson
This whitepaper provides an overview of Emerson’s DeltaV virtualization solutions for both on-line production systems and off-line systems for development, testing and training.

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Why Use Limit Devices in Temperature Control Applications?
August 06, 2014

Why Use Limit Devices in Temperature Control Applications?

By West Control Solutions
Limit devices provide vital protection for temperature controlled process systems, ensuring product quality and the safety of both the workforce and the plant itself. This paper takes a closer look at why limit devices are required, describes how they work and explains why they reduce risk, providing a useful summary to anyone who is
considering specification of limit devices.

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Improving Process Quality with Cascade Control
May 06, 2014

Improving Process Quality with Cascade Control

By West Control Solutions
Cascade Control is a temperature control method which has two elements, the primary (end
product) and the secondary (used to control the primary). This whitepaper looks at why we need cascade control, provides examples of temperature control applications which use cascade control, and discusses how the process can be stabilized and product quality improved.

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The Changing Face of Temperature Control
November 06, 2013

The Changing Face of Temperature Control

By West Control Solutions
This paper looks at how the development of technology has reacted to the changing demands of its customers, from proportional and PID control to PLC and math functions, as well as the growing options available for communications and monitoring.

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Choosing a Temperature Control Partner
May 02, 2013

Choosing a Temperature Control Partner

By West Control Solutions
White Paper has eight tips for choosing a supplier, including product offerings, reliability, application knowledge, testing and compliance, technical support, customization, scalability and stability.

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February 15, 2013

Avoid the Pitfalls of DCS Migration with Front-End Loading

By Maverick Technologies
This first of two white papers walks you through DCS pre-planning step-by-step—from generating baselines to doing gap analysis—for a successful upgrade.

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February 15, 2013

Avoiding Mistakes Through Design and Migration Planning

By Maverick Technologies
The second of two white papers covers what to do after you’ve made the decision to upgrade your control system. The first step is to pick a migration partner and begin the planning and design process.

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September 24, 2012

Optimize Batch Process Control in Your Spare Time

By Danaca Jordan

Track: Control Performance

During Wednesday’s Control Performance Track session on "Efficient Operations Starts with Control Performance," we will use an ongoing case study to demonstrate how process control improvements can still be accomplished around a hectic schedule.

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September 24, 2012

Batch Reactor Temperature Control Improvement

By Flávio P. Briguente (Monsanto) and Greg McMillan (CDI Process & Industrial)

Track: Control Performance

In batch processes, control becomes more complicated because of the variability of level, pressure, and concentrations. For this particular case, the process consists of a batch reactor, an external shell-and-tube heat exchanger with cooling tower water flow on the shell side.

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How to make this the last DCS migration you’ll ever need
August 29, 2012

How to make this the last DCS migration you’ll ever need

Automation.com, September 2012
By Invensys
This white paper explains an asset management strategy that helps customers avoid painful and expensive modernization experiences, and enables users to maintain or modernize their automation systems piece by piece.

The Perils of a DIY Distributed Control System
September 21, 2011

The Perils of a DIY Distributed Control System

Automation.com, September 2011

By Tim Sweet, Honeywell Process Solutions

For certain industries, a distributed control system (DCS) provides substantially more value as the basis for automating the plant than a programmable logic controller (PLC)-based system. When PLCs and HMI software packages are integrated, the result looks a lot like a DCS. But, all is not as it seems.

Determining the Best Controller for Your Small System
July 22, 2010

Determining the Best Controller for Your Small System

By Honeywell

When choosing the type of control system for a particular application, there are many considerations that influence the decision. A DCS is designed for process control and a PLC is designed for machine or motion control. Here’s how to choose the right system for the job.

July 22, 2010

Solutions for Small Specialty Chemical Sites

By Honeywell

White paper describes Honeywell’s Experion LS solution for small batch manufacturing sites.

Using the Latest Batch Management Technology to Improve Business Results
July 22, 2010

Using the Latest Batch Management Technology to Improve Business Results

By Honeywell

This paper considers typical requirements for safe and manageable batch control systems, and provides guidance for users who seek the latest process automation technology while making the most of existing plant assets and intellectual property.

April 18, 2010

Achieving 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance

White paper discusses the use of Yokogawa’s CENTUM VP distributed control system (DCS) to meet the requirements of the Food and Drug Administration’s 21 CFR § 11.

July 21, 2009

Upgrading Your DCS: Why You May Need to Do It Sooner Than You Think

By Chad Harper, MAVERICK Technologies

The decision to upgrade a DCS is like the decision to upgrade your laptop or PC. Transferring files and programs is never easy, but using an outdated machine is even more of a chore. Support grows obsolete, old systems prove incompatible with new products, and speed and storage become major problems. Efficiency suffers as a result.

Adding Process Control to a PLC-based System
March 04, 2009

Adding Process Control to a PLC-based System

By Opto 22

Today's automation applications are less narrowly defined than in the past. Today, both discrete control and process control are often required to get the job done. Because of the architectural differences between a PLC-based system and a DCS, approaching a hybrid system from the PLC side can offer some challenges.

February 04, 2007

White Paper Library for S88

S88 Papers from WBF (World Batch Forum) include: White Paper for Beginners; White Paper for Engineers; White Paper for End Users; White Paper for Scientists and Researchers; White Paper for Sales People; White Paper for Universities; White Paper for Production Managers.

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