White Papers

on 'Distributed Control'

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  • GE Fanuc’s Proficy Becomes Reality for Collaborative Process Automation

    It is a significant competitive advantage for an automation supplier to offer an open and collaborative production environment that embraces standards and can address the full scope of automation and control applications from process to discrete and motion applications. Download this white paper to learn more about collaborative process automation.

    GE Fanuc
    03/10/2008
  • Performance Comparison of Flexible Detector Designs

    The purpose of this paper is to present test results of recent measurements on a scintillating fill fluid (i.e., liquid scintillator filled) detector and a scintillating fiber bundle detector designs, and explain the observed differences in efficiency. In our measurements we observe an improvement of factor of 2.4 in light output for a fill fluid detector compared to scintillating fiber bundle detector of the same diameter and length.

    Ronan Measurements
    02/06/2008
  • Alarm Management for Pipelines

    This paper looks at the pipeline industry in the broader context of process industry alarm management and how the best practices of the process industry apply to the pipeline industry.

    Matrikon
    01/31/2008
  • Measurement Automation Strategy Key to Bio-Ethanol Refinery Efficiency

    Ethanol production holds great promise for our country’s energy future and also provides an excellent opportunity to support our domestic agricultural economy and communities. Read this whitepaper and learn how measurement automation strategies are key to efficiency in bio-ethanol refinery.

    Krohne
    01/14/2008
  • 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.

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    WAGO
    01/07/2008
  • Industrial Ethernet… more than just another fieldbus system

    This whitepaper talks about how today Ethernet-based fieldbus systems perform basic task and so much more.

    As Ethernet continues to gain momentum in the industrial automation market, it's changing the way control engineers utilize their fieldbus systems. In the past, fieldbus networks were considered one-dimensional - they performed one task and did it very well - transferring process data between networked devices in a fast and deterministic manner. Usually these devices were on a local segment, isolated from higher-level networks. Nowadays, Ethernet-based fieldbus systems perform this basic task and so much more. With industrial protocols like Modbus/TCP, EtherNet/IP, and PROFInet process data is sent over standard, off-the-shelf Ethernet hardware. No longer are users forced to buy proprietary fieldbus components from a handful of vendors.

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    WAGO
    01/07/2008
  • Real-Time Asset Performance in Process Plants

    Most process plant personnel are unaware that their plant assets are under-performing. Real-Time Asset Performance Management is the practice of getting all your assets to perform at their best, all the time. This is a proven practice which delivers significant financial results.

    ExperTune, Inc.
    07/11/2007
  • 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 evolution of PC bus technologies

    PCs running Microsoft Windows and other operating systems have worked their way into a wide variety of industrial applications, experiencing growth that outstrips competing solutions. As a result, the guts of a PC and the evolution of those components have become ever more important in automation. This White Paper provides an overview of Windows XP for embedded applications (boot options, communications and networking, memory management, protection, target system, and development tools).

    Advantech
    07/27/2006
  • 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.

    Honeywell
    05/19/2006
  • The four-fold method of noise and vibration control

    This White Paper on noise and vibration control will help control engineers get a better understanding of how passive acoustical systems can best be used to improve instrument designs at the lowest cost.

    E-A-R Specialty Composites
    05/17/2005
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