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Safety does not come out of a box
Safety does not come out of a box

Working with safety instrumented systems (SISs) for more than 20 years has taught me that technology alone cannot make process plants safer places to work. Over those years, I’ve been involved with the design and implementation of mission critical technology to satisfy functional safety standards such as IEC61508,... Read More

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Model-based control, dead times, lag times
Model-based control, dead times, lag times

For precise composition control, on-stream process analyzers often are employed to measure composition of the critical product, such as distillation columns, among the most common unit operations for... Read More

Managing the DCS upgrade
Managing the DCS upgrade

As distributed control system manufacturers evolved and their products and solutions became less attractive due to their proprietary nature, cost, and most importantly, lack of support and... Read More

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Multi-touch panel series, 7 inch HMI panel PC
Multi-touch panel series, 7 inch HMI panel PC

American Industrial Systems' (AIS) 7-in. HMI Panel PC is a fully-integrated' Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) unit that features a robust and lower-power TI ARM Cortex-A8 AM3354... Read More

Are Microsoft technologies still best for process control systems?
Are Microsoft technologies still best for process control systems?

Use of Microsoft technologies is creating growing concerns among senior designers and senior architects in control system suppliers. Microsoft technology is widely used as the underlying basis for... Read More

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Apps for Engineers
CFE Media's Apps for Engineers is an interactive directory of more than 240 engineering-related applications for Android and iOS operating systems, that were created by various companies. The app will help users do their jobs better and save time, providing a "pre-sort" of relevant mobile engineering applications loaded with various calculators, catalogs, file viewers, measurement tools and more.
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New ideas for quality management: Part 5
New ideas for quality management: Part 5

Well, I thought I was wrapping up these posts on the new ideas for quality management, but I’ve... Read More

Distributed control systems: Four things to consider when emulating a third-party application
Distributed control systems: Four things to consider when emulating a third-party application

The modern distributed control system (DCS) is extremely powerful and highly versatile. The... Read More

New ideas for quality management: Part 4
New ideas for quality management: Part 4

In the last post, I started talking about some of the technology that makes all these new ideas for... Read More

New ideas for quality management: Part 3
New ideas for quality management: Part 3

In the last couple of posts (see Part 1 and Part 2) I’ve talked about some new ideas for quality... Read More

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