2005

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  • Initiatives in strategic alarm management

    The inability to effectively manage control system alarms has been a long tolerated issue in the continuous process industry. This White Paper provides detail behind a solution to the total alarm management problem that takes into account the key elements and directly targets the real issues.

    Matrikon
    08/10/2005
  • Field Instrumentation Technical Handbook

    Field Instrumentation Technical Handbook is a useful compendium of physical constants, tables and information no engineer responsible for field instrumentation should be without. It has been required reading in many companies for many years. Download your free copy now.

    Magnetrol
    07/26/2005
  • On-line alarm auditing: A tool for greater efficiency

    It seems like everyone is talking about alarm system rationalization or re-engineering projects these days. But sometimes these rationalization projects have trouble getting off the ground. This White Paper describes a way to justify the alarm rationalization project by installing an on-line alarm auditing tool.

    Machine Automation
    11/30/2005
  • Do you really know how well your plant is running?

    Everyone feels the effects of the intensely competitive global marketplace where improving plant performance is the only way to stay in the game, and where data contained withing your plant alarm systems is the key.

    Machine Automation
    12/12/2005
  • Security vulnerability assessment (SVA) revealed

    Many industrial processing plants have already screened their facilities and operations for security vulnerability potential and are conducing SVA on the high priority concerns. So where do they go from here?

    ioMosaic
    12/13/2005
  • The benefits of connectorized I/O

    This White Paper asserts that connectorization is the perfect complement to fieldbus systems, but difficult to measure during the initial planning stages.

    InterlinkBT
    04/26/2005
  • Alarm reduction using Exaplog: A case study

    By reducing the number of alarms and enabling the audible alarming function of its control system, GFS Computing was able to restore audible alarming on half of its operator consoles, leading to tangible, measurable improvements in productivity, safety, and cost-reduction.

    GFS Consulting
    10/18/2005
  • Dual-homing: Bringing redundancy to the edge of the network

    In the past, the choices for redundancy for edge-of-the-network devices were too limited, too expensive, or too complicated to be considered in most industrial systems. This White Paper, however, contends that today's dual-homing technology can changes all that. Read how.

    GarrettCom
    11/10/2005
  • Continuous imaging fluid particle analysis: A Primer

    This paper looks at the issues associated with fluid particle analysis, discusses some of the historical methods used, and introduces a new technology: the continuous imaging fluid particle analyzer.

    Fluid Imaging
    11/09/2005
  • New technologies move fieldbus into next generation

    The fieldbus industry has responded to the disparate or non-existent interfaces to control systems and configuration tools with the introduction of two new complementary technologies – FDT and Enhanced EDDL.

    FDT Group
    12/20/2005
  • Shift your focus from analysis to optimization with AMCT

    This White Paper shows how the application of Active Model Capture Technology (AMCT) by a manufacturing plant’s problem-solving personnel reduces time wasted, and helps to focus the effort of these problem-solvers who must keep the process running at its best.

    Expertune
    09/19/2005
  • The link between automation KPIs and enterprise KPIs

    This White Paper presents case studies that demonstrate how improved control system KPIs directly drive improved corporate KPIs, and how managing these factors can ensure better performance of the long-term measures.

    ExperTune
    10/14/2005
  • Improve your alarm systems

    This safety information bulletin from the Energy Institute describes a practical approach that has been used to improve alarm systems at a petroleum refinery and to reduce the burden on operators caused by alarms. Guidance is available on the problems with alarms and what measures to take to improve alarm systems.

    Energy Institue
    07/15/2005
  • Temperature measurement applications in power plants

    This White Paper covers some of the basics of temperature measurement, and leads into some of the technical advances that impart a higher degree of safety and reliability to power plant operation.

    Endress+Hauser
    05/17/2005
  • The four-fold method of noise and vibration control

    This White Paper on noise and vibration control will help control engineers get a better understanding of how passive acoustical systems can best be used to improve instrument designs at the lowest cost.

    E-A-R Specialty Composites
    05/17/2005
  • 21 steps to improve security of SCADA networks

    The President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, and the Department of Energy, have developed the steps outlined here to help any organization improve the security of its SCADA networks.

    Dept. of Energy
    06/15/2005
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