A unified approach to advanced control can make utilizing the full power of PID less of an art and more of a documented, fast and straightforward procedure. This column, first in a series of “User Views,” will cover the original development of process control technologies, and the scope of the application opportunities.
The platform is for municipal or industrial plant water/wastewater treatment.
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A re-engineered family of motor control centers (MCCs) are arc-resistance, compliant with ANSI/IEEE C37.20.7 standards and filled with features designed to serve water and wastewater, oil and gas, and general process industries.
Proliferating use of wireless technologies sets up conflicts between the federal CIP standards and FCC regulations, say the authors of a newly available White Paper. To mitigate wireless cyber security risks, they recommend a defense-in-depth approach.
Device intelligence technologies are being deployed in tandem and may blend one day. EDDL (Electronic Device Description Language) and FDT/DTM (Field Device
Tool/Device Type Manager) are both designed to interpret intelligence
from fieldbus devices.
Bruce Moy, a director and chief engineer at G. James Australia Pty. Ltd, is a big fan of Manufacturing Operations Center (MOC), an enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) product introduced last October by Oracle Corp., Redwood Shores, Calif.
Every morning, senior managers at Valero Energy Corp. gather in the company’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for a daily operations call to each of the company’s 15 refineries in the United States, Canada and Aruba.