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A Demonstration Process Control Network?

He wants to create a live, working process control network as a test bed for cybersecurity. What if... The establishment of a neutral Demonstration Process Control Network (DP...

CDC Software Offers Unified Prepackaged Operations Management Solution for Process Industries

This morning, CDC Software released CDC Factory, which the company calls "the first packaged manufacturing operations management solution that integrates finite factory scheduling, MES, real-time performance management, quality, maintenance and analytics in one application."

EEMUA Strikes Again! And About Time, Too!

If you don't know that EEMUA is not a large flightless bird, you have, as Ricky Riccardo used to say, "some larnin' to do, Lucy!" This long awaited announcement just came in. Better Alarms Handling: EEMUA holds special event to launch new edition of industry's guidelines on alarm management EEMUA,...

Ian Nimmo on the changing DCS

Ian Nimmo is the expert on HMI and Abnormal Situation Management in the world. His talk this afternoon at the Expertune/TiPS User Group meeting is sure to cause some serious waves, as he predicts the demise of the major automation vendors: ------------------------------------------------------- The Rise and Fall of the DCS The...

Creating an Operator Advisory System

Jules Oudmans, of UReason, talked about the use of OASYS-AM with LogMate to provide valuable advisories which enable operators to quickly focus on important alarms. As a result, control rooms can be geared up for the next logical step in alarm management predicting process upsets or equipment failure, thereby preventing...

More from Expertune/TiPS...

One of the problems I have with multiple tracks is that I haven't invented a cloning process yet... Of course, if I ever do figure out how to clone myself, I won't be working here any more (grin).

Practical alarm management

Here's the second book of the Alarm Management Gospel, this time the Gospel According to Bridget Fitzpatrick, practice lead for ASM at Mustang Engineering.