White Papers

on 'Asset Management'

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  • Dynamic Energy Response

    Energy and information are a significant and growing fraction of manufacturing costs and require lifecycle cost management. New facilities will have to be built and operated in order to conserve resources, and existing facilities will have to be upgraded cost effectively. This is not new – economics, regulation, and innovation drive business economics but today the external environment is even more dynamic and requires an appropriate response.

    There is little a user can do about regulation, epoch technology breakthroughs, or market changes except monitor their effect and be prepared to change their business strategy; improved management of energy and information, however is under their control.

    This white paper provides a description of the utility market, the changes that we can expect, and the reasons behind these changes. It also describes guidelines for the industrial user to develop a dynamic energy response.

    Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy, PhD. President and CEO of OSIsoft
  • Safeguarding Your Plant Automation Systems with Change Management

    The increased use of plant floor automation to achieve production goals has created a dependency on PLCs, PC control systems and programmable automation. These devices and their logic programs are costly to develop but vital to the running of the plant, and are viewed by most companies as corporate assets. It is incumbent on plant and corporate management to insure that proper safeguards are in place to protect and manage change in these assets. This paper examines the sources and types of changes that take place in plant automation environments, and the considerations and approaches necessary to safeguard your automation systems through the effective use of a Change Management System (CMS).

    MDT Software, Gary Gillespie
  • The Project Management Office

    The purpose of this paper is to explain the general concepts, purposes, specific responsibilities and requirements associated with an effective project management office.

    Thomas B. Clark, Project Success, Inc. (formerly YCA)
  • Energy Monitoring: A Foundation for Effective Energy Management

    Energy Monitoring: Modern manufacturing processes run on energy. Electricity and natural gas are common inputs to all manufacturing. Other fossil fuels such as oil and coal are also widely used. Instability among global energy suppliers and increasing environmental impact concerns are causing many manufacturers to reevaluate their use of energy. In order to control energy use and the associated environmental impacts it is necessary to understand how and when energy is used. This paper describes a monitoring and control system that allows one major manufacturer to both understand and control their energy use. This has resulted in cost savings and understanding and control of greenhouse gas emissions associated with the manufacturing processes. The paper describes some details of a particular system, but the methodologies described have been used in multiple locations with similar success.

    Dennis Stewart, Centric Design, Citect
  • Alarm Management Blueprint: Achieving Pacesetter Status

    The Purpose of This Document is to Provide an Overview of How Facilities Are Leveraging Their Investment in Alarm Management (AM) Technology for Maximum Benefit to Production, Productivity and Safety

    Matrikon Inc.
  • Applied Alarm Management Using Six Sigma

    The Control article "Six Sigma Alarm Management" highlights an end user's experience applying Six Sigma practices to his alarm management effort. This white paper by TiPS, explores why Six Sigma is such a good companion for an alarm management program and outlines various ways Six Sigma can be incorporated into the alarm management workflow.

  • Preventing Dust Explosions

    Find out how you can prevent dust explosions for almost nothing.

    Joseph A. Kaulfersch Market Analyst, Pepperl+Fuchs Inc.
  • How are you tracking assets?

    Today the geo-location technology is mainly used within the supply management chain. In the process industry, these technologies can be used also for warehouse management as well as improving safety and work processes.

  • 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
  • How to find energy savings in process plants

    Process plants can make significant reductions in energy usage, with appropriate focus. This paper is focused on making your existing process run more efficiently and focuses on ensuring the optimum performance of your equipment, operations, and controls.

  • The real cause of alarm problems

    When considering the dizzying array of factors that influence alarm design and performance, it becomes clear that the alarm system is a hotly contested item. This technical paper notes the many factors that impact the performance of an alarm system and where alarm management fits in.

  • Corrosion: The new process variable

    This White Paper offers a three-step plan to interface real-time corrosion measurement with process data through a plant's distributed control system (DCS). It also provides a new method to improve process control, efficiency and cost savings while facilitating better maintenance planning and asset management.

  • 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.

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