The S88.01 rule is today a well accepted standard all over the world: all qualified engineers involved in the design of a batch control system are getting familiar with the terminology and models therein described. The focus is now on the implementation. As a matter of fact, the S88.01 standard is not a prescriptive guideline. This means that engineers must define, for each project, which documents are to be produced, by whom and with which formalisms.
This paper supports the application of an Intelligent exception handling strategy, which helps to provide maximum business benefit and optimum batch production.
Incorrect or incomplete design of the exception handling philosophy for a batch control system can have a detrimental effect to the batch process performance, including both the batch quality and processing time.
Even though most people would agree with this, exception handling is often an area of batch control system design not always given the level of attention it duly requires, even though it can have such a significant impact.
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.
This paper describes how the Chevron Chemical Oak Point plant used production and batch management software and the S88 methodology to implement a manufacturing execution system (MES) to manage the full life-cycle of production work orders.
This White Paper maintains that by understanding the nature and causes for wasted time due to OEE (overall equipment effectiveness), decisive corrective action plans to increase productive time may be devised.
This White Paper summarizes the findings from three case studies involving the application of multivariate statistics to batch processes, and provides a comparison of different approaches to monitoring batch process operations.
This special to the web White Paper explains how alarms historically have been viewed as an entity in and of themselves with little thought given to human factors, and how they might help an operator investigate the root cause of why irrelevant alarms obscure more critical alarms.