White Papers

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  • Podcast: An interview with Elpro Technologies' Graham Moss

    Editor in Chief Walt Boyes discusses the state of wireless in industrial environments with Elpro’s general manager, Graham Moss, who has some interesting opinions about SP100, Wireless HART, the usefulness of mesh networking in process plants, and why he thinks it won't work.

    Elpro Technologies
    02/13/2006
  • The physics of radio bands and channels

    This technical article looks at the principles of radio technology to explain the differences in performance between different radio bands, and explains the different characteristics between the common 2.4GHz ISM band and the lesser used 900 and 869 MHz bands in industrial environments.

    Elpro Technologies
    02/08/2006
  • Rate your plant's alarm system performance

    Poorly performing alarm systems swamp operators with floods of nuisance alarms, reducing their effectiveness and your plant's overall performance. Find out how your alarm system compares to the industry standard, EEMUA's document 191. Learn how to optimize your alarm system, resulting in improved process reliability, productivity and safety.

    Matrikon
    02/07/2006
  • 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
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