When a storage facility's tank level rises above safe limits, a logic solver that is part of a Safety Instrumented System (SIS) initiates final elements to restore the process to a safe state. This can include shutting off input feeds to the tank by isolating the pump and closing the input valve. This white paper explores the possibilities available to SIS designers of tank overfill protection systems when using a logic solver. It includes examples of system topographies and their associated Safety Integrity Level (SIL) calculations.12/05/2013
Reducing lifecycle costs with the power of Fieldbus. How Yokogawa turns advanced Fieldbus function into economic return.11/25/2013
Highlights from the 2013 Emerson Global Users Exchange11/19/2013
Ethernet just celebrated its 30th birthday. In 1983, IEEE published the 802.3 standard as a draft and, ever since, Ethernet has come to dominate the commercial and consumer world. Every home PC comes with an Ethernet port, and virtually all communications are done via Ethernet—except in the industrial world.11/07/2013
If you have responsibility for managing your Energy Costs within your plant or simply want to read about Best Practice SCR techniques -- please complete the form to receive a free copy of "Energy Savings through SCR Hybrid Firing Techniques"11/05/2013
Lambda tuning gives non-oscillatory response with the response time (Lambda) required by the plant. Seven industrial examples show the relevance and simplicity of this method. Will Lambda tuning work in your process control loop?10/22/2013
Wireless technologies have been used for decades in the water/waste water industry in a multitude of applications including tank level indication, pump and motor control, flow and pressure monitoring, etc. However, recent concerns regarding the potential for hacking and cyber-attacks into these wireless systems have raised the importance of wireless security to a new high. This paper will discuss security issues within an Industrial Wireless Network, and address the ways in which these networks can be designed to be more reliable while being more secure.10/22/2013
Learn how to use multi-variable temperature/pressure calibrators for flowmeter calibration.10/22/2013
This paper reviews and presents examples of the bottom line benefits available when using an FDT Frame Application and device DTMs to get early notification of potential problems, saving money and avoiding unscheduled shutdowns.10/22/2013
Wild Turkey Bourbon Preserves Quality with High-Tech Batch and Sequence Management from Rockwell Automation
Bachelor Controls implements PlantPAx process automation system for increased control and access to information10/02/2013
Preparing for the Future: King's Hawaiian Standardizes Technology Requirements for All Machine Builders at New Facility
Challenge: Create a common infrastructure for machine builders for first centralized data-collection system on a greenfield site09/30/2013
This white paper explains how businesses benefit from the in-depth information that new PLCs and PACs can provide on processes, machines and manufacturing operations.09/16/2013
How Automation Improves Performance of Electric Utilities. PC-based supervisory control and data acquisition systems increase uptime, cut costs and improve utilization.08/22/2013
Looking to achieve stronger and more consistent bottom-line results in manufacturing?07/22/2013
Manufacturing firms have used remote management of automation tasks for a number of years and for a variety of reasons. But due to recent changes in technology and strategy, remote management has recently jumped to the forefront.07/22/2013
Without measurement there is no control. As with any type of measurement, results need to be expressed in a defined and clear way to allow everyone to interpret and apply those results correctly. Accurate measurements and good measurement practices are essential in industrial automation and process environments, as they have a direct effect on the success of the desired outcome. Pressure, the measure of a force on a specified area, is a straightforward concept, however, depending on the application, there are many different ways of interpreting the force measurement. This white paper will identify the various units of pressure measurement, while discussing when and why certain pressure measurements are used in specific applications.07/10/2013
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This 36-page semiannual report are highlights of the general assembly meeting in Shanghai and first FOUNDATION for ROM demonstration at Petrobras in Brazil07/08/2013
The data historian has long been seen as a venerable workhorse for engineers and technicians in the process industries, but changing economic conditions are forcing managers and executives to realize not only its importance but that it is a critical component to any process industry operation.07/03/2013
Recent innovations in model identification, automated testing, and controller operating modes are creating opportunities to bring new efficiencies to the process of sustaining APC controllers.07/03/2013