White Papers

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  • European Pulp Mill In a League of Its Own

    With an annual production of 500,000 tons of pulp - including 420,000 tons of kraft pulp and 80,000 tons of CTMP pulp - SCA's plant in Östrand, Sweden, is high on the list of Europe's largest pulp mills. Ensuring production stability and efficiency to the highest standards requires a flexible and reliable control system. These values are fundamental to ABB's Industrial System 800xA mode of operation and that is why it was selected to help turn one of Europe's biggest pulp mills into one of the world's most modern.

    ABB
    01/23/2012
  • Optimized Performance Throughout System Lifecycle with Integrated Safety Systems

    Amidst the continued heated discussion on the pros and cons of integrated safety systems market demand -- driven by the pursuit of reduced cost, operational excellence and engineering efficiencies -- continue to fuel the inevitable integration efforts. This white paper will discuss integrated safety system solutions.

    ABB
    02/26/2013
  • Automation Professionals Collaborate in New Dimensions

    New technology is being deployed into control rooms every day; technology that brings significant increases in productivity as well as the ability to troubleshoot and do root cause analysis. Download this white paper to learn more about how the application of 3-D technology at SCA's pulp and paper plant in Sweden enables operators and managers alike to visualize data in a way that is relevant to their job function.

    ABB
    03/11/2013
  • System 800xA: Fully Automated ESD System for Major Gas Plant Increases Safety

    DONG Energy trusts ABB's System 800xA High Integrity to protect critical gas treatment facilities such as its Nybro gas treatment plant on the west coast of Jutland, Denmark. DONG Energy uses ABB's System 800xA to handle 16 to 25 million cubic meters of natural gas at this plant on a daily basis. Safety is a priority and setting up a fully automated ESD system increases DONG Energy's plant safety levels. Read the full report and learn how DONG Energy integrates ABB's System 8000xA to process natural gas safely.

    ABB
    05/21/2013
  • Rocky Relationship Between Safety and Security

    This paper will discuss the methods used to ensure that the integration between the safety system and the BPCS DO NOT compromise Functional Independence and define best practices to secure an industrial system and in particular safety systems in this integrated environment.

    ABB
    09/10/2014
  • Refined Integration

    ABB has taken the lead in the domain of electrical integration with its award-winning Extended Automation System 800xA, enabling intelligent electrical devices to be integrated utilizing the global IEC 61850 standard for control and protection of substation equipment.

    ABB
    10/28/2014
  • The Power of Integration: Embrace your Inner Grid

    This special report, focuses on the convergence of communication protocols and underlying technologies in the arenas of process automation and electrical controls, and how this convergence is allowing a growing number of industrial companies to reduce capital costs and operating expenses even as they improve overall plant reliability and energy efficiency.

    ABB
    01/05/2015
  • Benefits of Advanced Engineering Methodologies for the Design and Support of Batch Projects in the Pharmaceutical Industry

    A cost breakdown of any major batch project reveals that the a major part of the engineering effort is spent on the coding of the logic and sequences. This applies to the initial purchase price and more so to the ongoing support cost for maintenance, upgrades and modifications. Specifically for the pharmaceutical industry, where procedures must meet Regulatory Compliance (FDA approval), measurable economic benefits can be derived from advanced design methodologies. Based on the experience of a very large Batch project for a pharmaceutical company, the methodology used to reduce the engineering effort and to support validation and hence obtain Regulatory Compliance are explained. The methodology is based on the generation of prototype software modules and a subsequent copy process to generate the actual software modules for the various parts of the plant. All steps are validated to meet FDA requirements. This methodology resulted in significant savings during the engineering process. Even higher savings were achieved during a later modification to accommodate a plant change, as the process down time could be minimized.

    A.M . Verhagen, Senior Consultant Production Automation, Akzo Nobel Engineering B.V.; H. Stapper, Manager Applications, Foxboro Nederland N.V.
    08/26/2008
  • When to Use Multi-Function Safety Relays

    Often the Best Choice for Applications Where SingleFunction Relays Aren’t Capable Enough and a Safety-Rated PLC is Overkill

    Lenny Filipkowski, AutomationDirect
    07/23/2014
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