White Papers

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  • Specifying the Correct Enclosure Material

    Thirty years ago, specifying an enclosure involved three steps: ordering the appropriately sized gray box, installing sensitive electronic equipment and hoping the enclosure would withstand its surroundings.

    Hoffman
    08/07/2009
  • Best Practices for Business-to-Business Remote Connectivity

    One of the primary challenges of providing remote services to external entities is the ability to adhere to that entity’s corporate security policies while protecting Honeywell assets. This white paper addresses the challenges of providing business–to–business network interconnections and also provides remote–service and problem solutions for Honeywell HPS customers.

    Honeywell
    05/29/2009
  • Steps to Implementing Wireless Ethernet

    IEEE 802.11 wireless technology is being deployed rapidly in many industrial plants as the security and bandwidth of these products have improved. The need to gather data from and provide data to equipment and employees moving around a facility is one of the primary applications for these wireless devices. Configuring wireless networks requires careful planning to insure that the network will function as required without causing problems with adjacent installations. This white paper provides a starting point for your wireless design.

    N-Tron
    05/21/2009
  • Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. Monitors Environmental Emissions with the OSIsoft PI System

    Formed in 2001 as the result of a government initiative to create competitive subsidiaries in the power generation industry, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Company (KHNP) needed to monitor different variables at its multiple nuclear power facilities. KHNP also wanted to actively manage the changing business conditions in Korea. There was increasing public and government concern about safety and the environmental impact of nuclear power. Residents in the towns surrounding the plants were demanding greater transparency of operations and systems. Additional requirements were to enhance the efficiency of information between facilities and integrate plant data with the company’s SAP Enterprise Resource Planning system. To solve information access and transparency problems, KNHP chose the PI System from OSIsoft.

    OSIsoft
    05/01/2009
  • APC: A Status Report

    The purpose of this paper is to trace the history of the development of process control, advanced process control and related applied engineering technologies, and to discuss the reasons why the industry has encountered difficulties. This paper also presents some recommendations to improve the likelihood of successful APC project implementation, and make some predictions about the future direction of the technology.

    Dr. James R. Ford, P.E., Maverick
    03/26/2009
  • Benefits of State Based Control

    State Based Control is a plant automation control design based on the principle that all process facilities operate in recognized, definable Process States that represent a variety of normal and abnormal conditions of the process. State Based Control, implemented with the latest developments in object-based technologies, delivers direct benefits to its adopters in a variety of Operational Excellence categories. It results in productivity increases, higher asset utilization of both people and process, automated responses and recovery for abnormal conditions and provides an environment for knowledge capture directly into the control design.

    David Huffman, ABB Inc.
    03/23/2009
  • ISA100.11a D2 Interoperability and Interchangeability

    The ISA100.11a D2 draft is a major step forward over D1. The D2 document is the first draft that attempts to be a full specification of the network and application protocols for process monitoring and control devices. However, it is incomplete.

    The editors have done a substantial amount of work in generating the newest version of the specification. A large number of comments were reviewed, accepted, accepted in principal or otherwise incorporated into the document. In addition, new technical material was developed to fill in the technical omissions that existed in the old document. As a result, the D2 draft requires a thorough review.

    In reviewing the document the first goal is to determine if the technical details meet the overall goals stablished for the standard. This paper considers the primary goal of a standard: the interoperability and interchangeability of products (Section 6.2). The intent of this paper is to provide the reader with objective information about the draft to enable them to determine if these goals are met and to assist them in providing comments to the ISA100 committee.

    Rick Enns
    09/25/2008
  • Kestrel Coal Reduces Alarms by 97%

    This case study examines the plan, execution and results (97% alarm reduction!) of Kestrel Coal working with Matrikon and Matrikon’s Alarm Manager.

    Matrikon
    05/02/2008
  • Using the NI 17xx Smart Camera Direct Drive Lighting Controller

    This application note discusses considerations when selecting lighting equipment and demonstrates how to utilize the Direct Drive lighting controller feature on the NI 17xx Smart Camera with LabVIEW or Vision Builder for Automated Inspection.

    National Instruments
    03/10/2008
  • Preventing Dust Explosions

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

    Joseph A. Kaulfersch Market Analyst, Pepperl+Fuchs Inc.
    02/11/2008
  • Internet Access in a Process Control Environment

    Industrial automation is no longer limited by the walls of a production facility. More and more automation is being handled via remote communication, whether it’s from the office or from the comfort of your own home. Today’s PLCs give you the ability to access your control system to handle such tasks as monitoring via a website to determine the condition of a machine or check other statistics. With the latest PLC technology, almost anything that can be accomplished next to the machine can be accomplished wherever there is an Internet connection.

    WAGO
    01/07/2008
  • Take off to new heights in your legacy control systems migration programs

    There is a significant difference when it comes to birds and control systems from a perspective of migration. While some of the birds migrate back to its original place after the seasonal change, the reasons of migration does not change! This paper describes a successful approach towards migration of legacy control systems and draws analogy from the above for the purpose of illustration.

    Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    05/18/2007
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