Automation designers face many challenges and tradeoffs in the development of a successful network solution. This White Paper discusses the necessary choices in selecting a network technology appropriate for various specific applications.
This White Paper shows how the application of Active Model Capture Technology (AMCT) by a manufacturing plants problem-solving personnel reduces time wasted, and helps to focus the effort of these problem-solvers who must keep the process running at its best.
This "special to the web" White Paper provides a non-technical overview of critical infrastructure SCADA security and gives a background on SCADA systems and the history of critical infrastructure concern.
This special to the web briefing report from the Office of the Inspector General evaluates the impediments and barriers that prevent water systems and other Power-Gen plants from securing known SCADA vulnerabilities.
The inability to effectively manage control system alarms has been a long tolerated issue in the continuous process industry. This White Paper provides detail behind a solution to the total alarm management problem that takes into account the key elements and directly targets the real issues.
There's no simple solution to achieving accurate temperature measurement. Its a combination of knowing the inherent accuracy of particular sensor types, but also how environmental factors can create further measurement uncertainty and the sensor calibration techniques available to reduce this uncertainty.
This White Paper shows how to acquire and store real-time process data from your automation system, SCADA, or DCS, and establish a Condition-Based Maintenance (CBM) system that optimizes preventative maintenance efforts by using the stored data to determine equipment health.
Industrial personal computer (IPC) technology is used in ever increasing volume in the manufacturing environment. This White Paper provides a report for OEMs and manufacturers who use computers in their manufacturing equipment and processes.
Field Instrumentation Technical Handbook is a useful compendium of physical constants, tables and information no engineer responsible for field instrumentation should be without. It has been required reading in many companies for many years. Download your free copy now.
This White Paper maintains that by understanding the nature and causes for wasted time due to OEE (overall equipment effectiveness), decisive corrective action plans to increase productive time may be devised.
Despite the recent industry focus on higher-level solutions, substantive technical challenges still abound in DCS alarm management. The reasons, importance, and solutions for the problem of alarm management are the subject of this White Paper.
This safety information bulletin from the Energy Institute describes a practical approach that has been used to improve alarm systems at a petroleum refinery and to reduce the burden on operators caused by alarms. Guidance is available on the problems with alarms and what measures to take to improve alarm systems.
This article (.pdf) from CEPmagazine.org focuses on the regulatory drivers for alarm management and summarizes some key best practices, and challenges the process automation industry on things it can do to help implement more effective alarm systems.
This White Paper summarizes the findings from three case studies involving the application of multivariate statistics to batch processes, and provides a comparison of different approaches to monitoring batch process operations.
This White Paper addresses the vital questions the pharmaceutical industry has to ask itself when dealing with implementation of systems and choosing between levels of functionality, and shows how value generation can be documented.