There are several key differences between automation solution and enterprise integration projects; the latter have several challenges that can be daunting for companies that aren't aware of the scope and testing required.
Most users don't consider custom scripting as a potential hazard or safety concern because custom scripting allows users great flexibility in human-machine interface (HMI) development. However, HMI development software for a newer distributed control system (DCS) has much greater functionality today than in legacy systems.
Selecting the incorrect coaxial cable for a closed circuit television (CCTV) can degrade signal transmission and quality. Consider basic properties like shielding, RG type, and jacket composition when choosing a coaxial cable.
When a controls programmer has make a live update to an already running process, it is best to follow strict procedures and best practices to mitigate risks and ensure success when making these changes.
It is not unusual for significant time to be lost trying to light fired equipment simply because the fuel header has inert gas instead of fuel. Fuel gas purge can be easily and cheaply added to most equipment to mitigate this problem.
Is project documentation an afterthought? Does the documentation stage of a project seem to be a tedious process? Does the customer understand the importance of proper definition? Documentation is likely the most important part of a project.
Control system configuration projects and the ensuing maintenance can become very complicated and time consuming if not managed carefully. Here are three concepts that can move your project in the right direction.