Thanks to standards ranging from ISA-88 to ISA-95 and beyond, interoperability has become easier than ever—and with it, performance management.
(Sidebar to "The Great Safety Debate" from the April 2007 issue of Automation World)
Some process controls vendors are touting a new class of integrated safety and control system architectures that promise lower costs for end-users. But critics contend that the approach may compromise safety.
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