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The PI System Revolutionizes One Utility's Electric Transmission and ...

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As with most electric transmission and distribution (T&D) companies, growth does not come without many challenges commonly faced by most large utility companies: diverse data sources in different locations with restricted access; numerous manual data retrieval processes with limited ability for ...

Achieving 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance Using CENTUM VP

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This technical white paper will discuss Yokogawa's CENTUM VP DCS (Distributed Control System) product, hereafter referred to as "CENTUM VP", and the extent of its compliance with Part 11 of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations, (21 CFR Part 11), the Electronic Records / Electronic ...

Cybersecurity Through Real-Time Distributed Control Systems

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Critical infrastructure sites and facilities are becoming increasingly dependent on interconnected physical and cyber-based real-time distributed control systems (RTDCSs). A mounting cybersecurity threat results from the nature of these ubiquitous and sometimes unrestrained communications ...

Real-Time Profit Optimization

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Distributed Control Systems (DCS) have been successfully utilized to help control manufacturing and production processes since the late 1970s. The primary function of these DCS systems has been the automatic feedback control of the various process loops across the plants and the human interfacing...

Corrosion: The new process variable

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This White Paper offers a three-step plan to interface real-time corrosion measurement with process data through a plant's distributed control system (DCS). It also provides a new method to improve process control, efficiency and cost savings while facilitating better maintenance planning and ...

Integrating quality and process information in a batch context for ...

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This paper discusses the scope and approach taken to integrate quality information from various analytical devices through a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) with a real-time process information system information connected to a distributed control system (DCS).

Process control and SCADA security best practices

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This guide is designed to impart good practice for securing industrial process control, automation, distributed control and SCADA systems. It provides an overview of the necessity for process control and SCADA system security, highlights the differences between process control and SCADA system ...

Surface Acoustic Wave Technology-Based Temperature Monitoring of High Voltage...

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Safety is a big concern when it comes to managing power distribution systems. High voltage and high current switchgear boxes serve an important role in establishing points of control within the power distribution system. The high voltages and current flowing through switchgear boxes greatly ...

QNI Uses the OSIsoft PI System to Control Refinery Operations and Gain 41 ...

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Until a few years ago, QNI’s cobalt/nickel refinery in Yabulu, Australia, used manual process-recording methods. Process engineers found it difficult to determine the influence of variables on product quality and to generate timely reports for management. Management was frustrated by the ...

Enable Plantwide control and Optimization With Modern DCS Implementations

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Essentials of the Modern DCS. This edition discusses modern DCS implementations, and why they should enable plantwide control and optimization; provide scalability and modularity for engineering flexibility and faster time to market.

Distributed Modular I/O Technology Guide

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The focus of this whitepaper is to inform controls engineers working for machine builders about the advantages of distributed modular I/O on an industrial network and how to select the best out-of-the-cabinet controls solution for manufacturing equipment.

Distributed SCADA Technology

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Customers demand quick problem identification and resolution

Distributed firewall for SCADA and industrial networks

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The sensitive nature of PLC and DCS devices requires a higher level of network segmentation and advanced defense solutions. This "special to the web" White Paper defines the problem and introduces a new approach to distributing a firewall throughout your SCADA and industrial networking environment.

A Simple Single Setting Controller Yields PI Performance

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This paper presents a simple velocity control algorithm with output modification that has equivalent PI controller dynamic performance. The controller features a single control setting. The controller can be easily configured in most distributed control systems, DCS and programmable logic ...

An IT Perspective of Control Systems Security

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Enterprises with industrial operations typically utilize at least two types of computer networks – Information Technology (IT) - a network that supports enterprise information system functions like finance, HR, order entry, planning, email and document creation; and Operational Technology (OT) - ...

Upgrading Your DCS: Why You Might Need to Do It Sooner Than You Think

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As the next generation of distributed control systems (DCS) becomes firmly established in the marketplace, each manufacturer must face the issue of upgrading. DCS vendors already have plans to phase out support of many current platforms, so it's critical that you develop your own plan for moving ...

A Systematic Approach To Plantwide Control

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This paper summarizes Sigurd Skogestad's struggles in the plantwide control field.</p> <p>A chemical plant may have thousands of measurements and control loops. By the term plantwide control it is not meant the tuning and behavior of each of these loops, but rather the control philosophy of the ...

Plant Modeling: A First Step to Early Verification of Control Systems

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Today's control system engineers face competing design demands: increase embedded system performance and functionality, without sacrificing quality or breaking the budget. It is difficult to meet these challenges using traditional design and verification approaches.</p> <p>Without simulation it ...

Heated, smart and modular sample handling system: Enabler for closed-loop ...

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This white paper/case study documents the rationale and steps for deploying a modular sample handling system solution in a moisture-sensitive process, from concept through commissioning and operational performance.

PACs for industrial control, the future of control

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As the technological differences between PC and PLC wane, a new class of controllers is emerging for engineers who require higher loop rates, advanced control algorithms, more analog capabilities, and better integration with the enterprise network. The Programmable Automation Controller (PAC) ...

Designing a Control System for High Availability

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This paper will discuss redundant and non-redundant methods for achieving high availability of control systems, as well as improvements in control technology and recommended control system designs. The paper will also highlight features within the Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture ...

A Practical Guide to Selecting the Right Control Chart

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This guide leads quality practitioners through a simple decision tree to select the right control chart to improve manufacturing processes and product quality.

The four-fold method of noise and vibration control

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This White Paper on noise and vibration control will help control engineers get a better understanding of how passive acoustical systems can best be used to improve instrument designs at the lowest cost.

Big Data, Distributed

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You'll Learn How Distributed Historian Architectures, Together with Open Application Integration Standards are Improving Process Performance

OSIsoft Helps MWRA Improve Real-Time Plant Performance, Aid Boston Harbor ...

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A wastewater treatment organization in Massachusetts has been implementing OSIsoft’s PI System (PI) as the core of an enterprise-wide solution. With the help of the real-time data collected and distributed by PI, the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) is able to achieve real-time ...

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