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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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Enterprise batch records and enterprise manufacturing intelligence
Enterprise batch records and enterprise manufacturing intelligence

In past blog posts where I’ve talked about enterprise batch records, I’ve also mentioned the... Read More

Program development: How to simplify a complex system
Program development: How to simplify a complex system

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert... Read More

Converting control systems: Take the time to improve control strategy
Converting control systems: Take the time to improve control strategy

One of the most frustrating expressions I see in scope documents is, “Convert the existing control... Read More

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

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