The Power of Integration
Archived White Papers
Complex manufacturing processes together with hazardous materials and sophisticated equipment present a unique combination of safety and asset management concerns. Access must be limited to only those employees fully trained and accredited, and physical location tracking of people and assets is key, especially in emergency conditions. Leading process manufacturers are using RFID technology and advanced location sensing algorithms to achieve these goals. Download now.
This Aberdeen Group benchmarking report investigates the ways top-performing companies develop corporate cultures of reliability and leverage investments in advanced performance management capabilities to improve operational performance. Download now.
As manufacturing processes are increasingly integrated with, and managed by, process automation, a key part of maintenance is directed towards automation systems. Download now.
Reliability: A disciplined approach improves asset availability, plant performance and profitability
Whether for a unit retrofit or a grass–roots project, choosing the right process automation platform is a complex and important decision that will affect your productivity and profitability for years to come. Skimp up–front, and extra integration and maintenance tasks will soon eat up any initial cost savings. Aim too high, and you'll long be paying for overly complex functionality you don't need and will never implement. In this ControlGlobal.com webinar, you'll learn to cast process automation system costs in the context of a system's full life cycle, matching system capabilities against application performance, engineering and maintenance requirements. Register now.
Process automation's end game is an integrated suite of applications extending from design engineering to maintenance and asset management functions, encompassing the ability to control, integrate and document myriad processes. Read more.
Birds know when to fly south for the winter, but how do automation engineers figure out when it's time to migrate? Read more.
Control Article Series with Dow
As the collaborative development relationship between Dow and ABB continues to grow, the process industries stand to benefit from the commercial availability of even more capabilities that support Dow's operating discipline. In this article, a team from Dow Chemicals shares its perspective and techniques for developing its own process automation and safety systems, lessons learned, and why it took the path it did. Read more.