2007

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  • Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) algorithm

    A lot of papers, articles, and guides have been written over the recent years addressing Continuous Process Improvement (CPI). However very few address methodologies related to the improvement of the process itself, that is, the processing of the metrics used to measure the effectiveness of a process. The methodology proposed in this paper can be applied to any processes.

    Pilot Research Associates
    02/21/2007
  • Fieldbus diagnostics, without fieldbus

    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.

    ExperTune
    02/09/2007
  • PACs for industrial control, the future of control

    As the technological differences between PC and PLC wane, a new class of controllers is emerging for engineers who require higher loop rates, advanced control algorithms, more analog capabilities, and better integration with the enterprise network. The Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) describes this new generation of industrial controllers that combines the functionality of a PLC and a PC.

    National Instruments
    02/07/2007
  • The pitfalls of alarm design and benchmark analysis

    This white paper approaches the process of alarm management from the unique perspective of a dynamic optimization problem. Process pitfalls and solutions are discussed, and suggestions are offered on how to formulate an approach to analysis and solution development that is not limited by static preconceptions and artificial restrictions.

    Prosys
    01/16/2007
  • Rate your plant's alarm system performance

    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.

    Matrikon
    02/07/2006
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