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Building sustainable value through improved reliability
Building sustainable value through improved reliability

Editor's note: Dow Chemical's Deer Park, Texas, facility is the recipient of the 2013 HART Plant of the Year Award. Like companies that have received this award in years past, Dow has used the smart diagnostics available through HART communication as part of a larger maintenance initiative. Often these programs are... Read More

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Operator interface graphics 101
Operator interface graphics 101

Most automation and process control projects provide an operator interface presenting the current state of the system. These can range from the very simple to the extremely complex. The one aspect... Read More

Wireless networks can save money and speed turnarounds
Wireless networks can save money and speed turnarounds

Today refineries and other process plants have to run as close to 100% of the time as possible in order to maximize their capital assets, and downtime must be minimized. Of course things eventually... Read More

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Updated alarm management guidelines
Updated alarm management guidelines

The new 2013 Edition of EEMUA 191 offers revised guidance on the design, management, and procurement of effective alarm systems. EEMUA is the Engineering Equipment and Materials Users’ Association.... Read More

Control Engineering 2014 Cyber Security Study
Control Engineering 2014 Cyber Security Study

In February 2014, Control Engineering surveyed members of their audience who are directly involved in aspects of control system cyber security within their organizations. The 2014 Cyber Security... 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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