SECCOs petrochem process facility goes from bare ground to on line in 27 months using a main instrument vendor to engineer and implement automation and control systems, and manage its multiple suppliers.
For operators, engineers, superintendents, plant managers and anyone impacted by process alarms and events, this multimedia tutorial presented by Matrikon reveals the 5 stages to integrating a successful alarm management philosophy.
Fuzzy logic can minimize false alerts without compromising detection and notification of actual events, but there is always a tradeoff between sensitivity and increasing likelihood of false notification.
CONTROL columnist Greg McMillan addresses the use of fine adjustment valves to reduce process variability and suggests that now is a fine time to break away from old valve problems and into model-predictive control.
McMillan and Weiner imagine a transcript of a control engineer on a daytime talk show and offer up the Top 10 reasons why you wont find a model-based control text book anywhere in todays college classroom.
Asset management is like pizza that comes in many flavors and styles. It can be cut into several pieces, cooked with ingredients from home, or ordered out. So, would you like yours thin crust or deep dish?
SecureSystems Insider probes the latest system advances designed to safely control and securely your critical SCADA control systems. The following are the Top Five White Paper downloads from the SSI monthly E-newsletters.
Editor in Chief Walt Boyes implores you to watch trends, stay current in your field, and have a backup plan just in case the levee breaks. After all, when it comes to job security, the best defense is a good offense.
Even though standards allow sharing of the physical layer for safety and control communications, Parity Check columnist Ian Verhappen doesn't feel that too many users, if any, will mix the two systems.
Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, identifies the leading candidates for best system architecture supremacy in the wireless arena and believes software algorithms will be key for high bandwidth mesh networks.