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Integration of remote HMIs
Integration of remote HMIs

Even with the increasing use of integrated process control and safety systems, it is still often difficult to define and create a completely homogenous system. The main reasons for this are: Intelligent control devices are ever more pervasive within smaller equipment packagesThese packages, including their... Read More

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One strategy for the passing of Windows XP
One strategy for the passing of Windows XP

Microsoft has allowed Windows XP to move onto the too-old-to-support list, and the world is still turning and those computers still work. There are many industrial users that still depend on XP, just... Read More

Training simulators continue to adopt gaming technologies
Training simulators continue to adopt gaming technologies

Imagine a 22-year-old recent engineering graduate sitting through several days of training in a typical conference room: low ceiling, fluorescent lights, inadequate HVAC. There’s a teacher (a guy... Read More

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Improve remote HMI and OIT access
Improve remote HMI and OIT access

Manufacturers and process industry companies expect human machine interface (HMI) software and operator interface terminal (OIT) hardware to deliver remote access to devices, including desktop PCs,... Read More

Choosing to virtualize your control systems
Choosing to virtualize your control systems

As we review our current facility control systems status we contemplate whether virtualizing part of or all of our control server/workstation environment is possible. With the looming concern of the... Read More

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Cyber security research
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Operator training simulators can help meet plant-wide safety goals
Operator training simulators can help meet plant-wide safety goals

Operator training simulators (OTSs) can be a major asset to a large plant or refinery. However,... Read More

Enterprise batch records and supply chain traceability
Enterprise batch records and supply chain traceability

I’ve talked before a little bit about electronic batch records and enterprise batch records.... Read More

MES project execution: 3 mistakes to avoid
MES project execution: 3 mistakes to avoid

For those of you who have had the opportunity to work on a manufacturing execution system (MES)... Read More

Enterprise batch records: Data collection
Enterprise batch records: Data collection

I’ve talked before about enterprise batch records and I’ve received a good bit of feedback on the... Read More

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