Poorly performing alarm systems swamp operators with floods of nuisance alarms, reducing their effectiveness and your plant's overall performance. Find out how your alarm system compares to the industry standard, EEMUA's document 191. Learn how to optimize your alarm system, resulting in improved process reliability, productivity and safety.02/07/2006
This paper reviews the development, testing and deployment of the Photon Control Optical Flow Meter11/01/2007
This article will explore the use of a wireless diagnostic OLE for Process Control (OPC) server technology to embed diagnostic information in human machine interfaces (HMIs), thus optimizing industrial wireless network performance.11/01/2007
This paper explores methods of moving data directly from the source to the final point of use, whether this is an operator console, a controller, or data archived on disk media, without passing through intermediate databases, applications, and other middle men.05/24/2007
Different vendors offer varied degrees of integration and solutions. The question is how to provide an integrated control and safety solution with advanced functionality and productivity, without compromising safety and security. So where do users draw the line? This white paper provides some answers.04/19/2007
This paper provides a current and unbiased assessment of All Things Industrial Wireless both past, current and near-term future.05/24/2007
Here, Invensys describes the reference architecture of best practices for a process control system network and its interfaces to a corporate network.12/19/2007
This paper summarizes key aspects of WirelessHART, including several of the design decisions that make it the right choice for wireless process automation. More detailed information is available at www.hartcomm.org.11/16/2007
Digital fieldbuses are often justified on the basis of the benefits of advanced diagnostics. This paper investigates alternative technologies to capture diagnostics, without replacement of any field devices. The alternative method is field-proven and costs a fraction of the cost of fieldbus.02/09/2007
This paper discusses the scope and approach taken to integrate quality information from various analytical devices through a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) with a real-time process information system information connected to a distributed control system (DCS).05/24/2007
This paper presents the results of tests conducted on ways of reducing the four types of noise encountered in electronic instrument circuits.
The use of computers and other sensitive electronic equipment in process instrumentation systems has demanded that more attention be give to electrical noise pickup in instrument circuits.
The superior performance of aluminum-Mylar tape shields in comparison with copper braid and copper served wire shields for static noise rejection is described.
The effect of twisting wires to cancel magnetic noise is compared to various shielding materials. Twisting the wires is shown to be the most effective practical way of reducing magnetic noise.
The control of common mode noise by the proper grounding of shields in thermocouple circuits is shown. The use of single grounding points in shield circuits grounded at the couple is recommended. Multipair cables with individual isolated pair shields are recommended.
Comparative results on cross talk elimination in multipair cables are presented. Individually shielded pairs are recommended as the most practical means of cross talk rejection in instrument circuits.12/12/2007
This document makes the case for the need of a hardware/software based solution that bridges the gap between legacy and next generation.11/01/2007
Reviewing the Future of Instrinsic Safety05/22/2008
This whitepaper is the first in a series on the security of OPC (OLE for Process Control) and focuses on providing an overview of the widely-used industrial communication standard and how it is actually used in industry.04/13/2007
NOVA Chemicals recently implemented a RPM decision support system to drive its manufacturing excellence program, resulting in improved decision making to influence plant capacity utilization.02/23/2007
This white paper will cover display technologies, indicate which is best for industrial applications, discuss market and technology trends, and finally make recommendations about what to look for in a display.04/05/2007
This paper presents simulation results comparing Extrapolating Gain-Constrained Neural Networks (EGCN) to traditional neural network training methods, as well as to the recently proposed Bounded-Derivative Network (BDN).02/27/2007
The Mu-4000 Security Analyzer has emerged to help QA integrate optimized negative testing without impacting productivity. It delivers metrics related to service availability and security, resulting in the vendor knowing it is shipping higher quality products.08/13/2007