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Meanwhile, back at the Technology Pavilion...

During the break between main presentations, Matrikon wisely has located the refreshments in the Technology Pavilion (exhibitors' palace) and has scheduled mini-sessions there from vendors. During the morning break, Mark McTavish from Matrikon talked about Matrikon Alarm Manager, and Roy Tanner from ABB talked about Using Alarm Insight to Improve...

Matrikon Summit 2007

"Matrikon is growing," says CEO Amin Rawji, "and this is reflected in the number of countries attending this event this year. We are truly a global company." "Our vision," he said, "is to be the key company to help you reach your operational excellence goals by helping manage all operational data.

Data Transaction Efficiency in Batch Control: Eliminating the Middleman

by Scott W. Sommer, PE, CAP, Jacobs Engineering Group. (Again, this was an excellent talk but so graphics intensive I can't blog it and do it justice)...

Standards Update

Dressed as football players, complete with helmets, Dennis Brandl, Keith Unger, Charlie Gifford, Lynn Craig, and Dave Chappell gave updates on the standards of interest to WBF. Brandl talked about the SP88 update of Part 1. They are getting rid of the fuzziness, now that we have 10 years.

ISA-95 applied as an analysis tool

by Bianca Scholten, Partner, Ordina OPGELOST "I'm going to do this in high heels," she started out, referring to the end of my own presentation. "And in English," she continued. "It is important to talk about language.

Implementation of Object Models...

Steven Munoz Trochez, University of Cauca. Munoz presented a case study using S-95 models. Advantages of the Functional Data Flow Model: it is flexible and allows collecting information frome xperts by means of interviews, can be used in bedium or big companies, and it is not strict concerning its...

Now for ISA-95 Applications

KEEPING MES SIMPLE Where is Denmark? It's a small country in Europe...just below Norway and Sweden and on top of Germany. Maybe we don't all need a full blown MES system... Avoid the Big Bang implementation of a full-blown MES...maybe not all manufacturing companies need MES to make their...

Unit shutdown design for a batch control application

Exception handling has always been critical to batch operations. Paithankar provided some examples. Conventional approach for exception handling includes a hold hanler and an abort handler of the Unit Phase. Excepton handling is a Major Effort-- 40-50% of Implementation and Testing effort.

Lynn Craig: Is S88 a business model or an engineering implementation?

Lynn Craig, one of the Process Automation Hall of Fame inductees, and one of ISA's 50 greatest minds in automation, wants us to think about S88 in a different way. What is S88 all about? Basic control sets equipment to a desired state.