From inspiring keynotes to the latest system and product innovations to award-winning applications for reliability, wireless, quality and productivity, here's comprehensive coverage of the highlights of Emerson Exchange 2014, reported by the most experienced team in process control.
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.
First principle relationships can define process cause and effects that can lead to improved controller tuning and performance by the selection of better tuning rules and process variables for scheduling of tuning settings.
Process, instrument and plant engineers are challenged continuously by productivity and plant operating efficiency objectives as well as ensuring plant compliance with an ever expanding list of regulations.
Purge and pressurization is an alternative hazardous location protection concept that allows lesser rated equipment to be used in hazardous areas by segregating the equipment from the hazardous material.
Today's utilities operate in highly productive business environments that are very competitive. As such, they need to comply with stringent regulatory requirements to prevent downtime that may negatively impact customers. A slight failure of equipment can translate to immediate consequences from both a financial and safety perspective.
This next in Control's Essentials series, "Essentials of the Connected Enterprise" provides industrial automation professionals with up-to-date information on the advances in communications and computing technology.
Find out how a full featured embedded HMI for machines can improve operational agility and increase manufacturing performance with less effort. Machines delivered without a full featured HMI can cause operational issues such as lower operational agility, inability to continuously improve, decreased predictability, higher risk and increased total cost of ownership. A full featured embedded HMI can alleviate these issues by providing better information on the plant floor, along with greater connectivity and fast integration into your production system. Download the white paper to get more details on the new Wonderware solution to these problems.
From the company's pledge to renew and improve its partnership with customers to how to migrating a DCS 1,600 feet below ground, the Yokogawa Users Conference and Exhibition in Houston covered emerging technologies and trends in process control engineering, management and implementations, as well as the year's new releases and upgrades in the company's extensive product lines. Here's what happened, in a series of first-hand accounts by Control's seasoned editorial staff.
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.
This State of Technology Report is a compendium of the latest trends, articles, back-to-basics tutorials, application stories and product solutions recently published in the pages of Control-compiled by the Editors and all together here in one convenient eBook.