White Papers

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  • The link between automation KPIs and enterprise KPIs

    Enterprise Key Performance Indicators, or KPIs, measure the goals of business and help management to allocate resources. Automation KPIs measure the effectiveness of the process and the control system, and help plant-floor personnel to allocate their resources. Driving Automation KPIs to their optimum in turn drives Enterprise KPIs toward management goals.

    01/31/2006
  • Fieldbus and remote I/O system comparison

    Nine manufacturers participated in the FuRIOS study, which was conduced under the lead of an end user company that compared its use of fieldbus and remote I/O in full detail.

    Aventis, Infraserv
    01/31/2006
  • How to manage your fieldbus project

    This paper discusses the relationship and workflow, both internal and external, that an organization needs to follow to successfully manage and complete a fieldbus automation project.

    ICE-Pros
    01/31/2006
  • Unlocking the promise of digital field devices

    This paper demonstrates how field device tool (FDT) technology standardizes the communication interface between field devices and systems, while complementing EDDL from design, installation and commissioning, to operation and maintenance, and eventual asset replacement.

    FDT Group
    01/30/2006
  • Intelligent information management

    This paper will discuss how refiners can optimize their information management by changing their business processes and adding additional applications, while not putting any additional data collection or management burden on operations.

    Matrikon
    01/24/2006
  • Securing an integrated SCADA system

    This White Paper discusses some of the options available to companies concerned with the threat of cyber attack and unauthorized network access to SCADA systems that monitor and control critical infrastructure.

    Citect
    01/10/2006
  • New technologies move fieldbus into next generation

    The fieldbus industry has responded to the disparate or non-existent interfaces to control systems and configuration tools with the introduction of two new complementary technologies – FDT and Enhanced EDDL.

    FDT Group
    12/20/2005
  • The value proposition of Profibus in the process industries

    This paper takes a look at the wide range of application profiles for Profibus that address specific manufacturing needs, and the fieldbus applications of four end-users who have realized benefits from using Profibus in typical process industry applications.

    ARC Advisory Group
    12/20/2005
  • Suppressing nuisance alarms

    This White Paper outlines the requirements for an alarm management system, provides a detailed description of the intelligent alarm management system, and offers results and conclusions for the improvement in nuisance alarm suppression.

    University of Singapore
    12/15/2005
  • Security vulnerability assessment (SVA) revealed

    Many industrial processing plants have already screened their facilities and operations for security vulnerability potential and are conducing SVA on the high priority concerns. So where do they go from here?

    ioMosaic
    12/13/2005
  • Do you really know how well your plant is running?

    Everyone feels the effects of the intensely competitive global marketplace where improving plant performance is the only way to stay in the game, and where data contained withing your plant alarm systems is the key.

    Machine Automation
    12/12/2005
  • The Characteristics of PID controllers

    This tutorial presented by the University of Michigan's School of Engineering will show you the characteristics of proportional (P), integral (I), and derivative (D) controls, and how to use them to obtain a desired response.

    University of Michigan
    12/07/2005
  • On-line alarm auditing: A tool for greater efficiency

    It seems like everyone is talking about alarm system rationalization or re-engineering projects these days. But sometimes these rationalization projects have trouble getting off the ground. This White Paper describes a way to justify the alarm rationalization project by installing an on-line alarm auditing tool.

    Machine Automation
    11/30/2005
  • Dual-homing: Bringing redundancy to the edge of the network

    In the past, the choices for redundancy for edge-of-the-network devices were too limited, too expensive, or too complicated to be considered in most industrial systems. This White Paper, however, contends that today's dual-homing technology can changes all that. Read how.

    GarrettCom
    11/10/2005
  • Economic justification for alarm system reengineering

    Restoring your alarm system to a useful state can eliminate duplicate and nuisance alarms, and ensure that the necessary alarms are properly prioritized and documented. This White Paper presents a model for justifying an alarm system reengineering project, and provides two case studies showing the application of the model.

    Plant Automation Services
    11/10/2005
  • Process control, production control and alarm management

    When you lift your hand to catch a ball it is very unlikely that your brain actually formulates or solves the equations of motion in working out when and where to place your hand to catch the ball. It’s much more likely that you use, unconsciously, something that’s much more akin to the geometrical methods underlying the all-new Geometric Process Control Technology described in this article.

    Curvaceous Software
    11/10/2005
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