Founded in 1920 as a response to raw material shortages brought on by World War I, what was Eastman Kodak’s wood products plant in Kingsport, Tenn., is now world headquarters of Eastman Chemical Co., with 620 buildings on 4,000 acres producing chemicals, textiles, fibers and polymers as well as its own electrical power, steam, emergency services and fire protection. Along with myriad legacy automation and control systems, the facility has been working with NovaTech D/3® controllers for more than 20 years. To integrate information from different units, rationalize alarms and improve operator efficiency, “We were looking for a way to connect across DCSs and PLCs. We…Full Story
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