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Diagnosing faults in engineering models
Diagnosing faults in engineering models

Effective model-based control strategy depends on creating an accurate model of the process. Without this most basic capability, the process will not run properly. So when faults arise, it is important to determine if they are actual operational problems or an incorrect modeling assumption. This overview describes a... Read More

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Time to step up: Actions you can take today
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Control systems represent a high-value target and are under attack. How bad is the risk? A recent survey and webcast conducted by Control Engineering indicated that most respondents recognize that... Read More

Who is building your HMI?
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Who is building your HMI system? If you are a vendor, then who are the designers of your standard HMI screens? If you are an owner-operator, then who are the designers of your operational screens? If... Read More

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Cyber security webcast
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Now available for viewing on-demand. Original broadcast was June 13, 2013. Click here to register and view. In 2009, Control Engineering released a survey to determine how industrial users... Read More

Analog IO modules added to PLC line
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AutomationDirect has added discrete and analog I/O modules to the Click PLC line. The 24 V dc combination discrete modules include eight-point dc input/eight-point dc sinking... Read More

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Featured Blogs
Enhancing piping, instrumentation diagrams to fit your needs
Enhancing piping, instrumentation diagrams to fit your needs

When I start work on a project, the first thing I do is get an understanding of the process that... Read More

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

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