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Saturated control elements: When you hit the end of the scale
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A recent Real World Engineering blog post described a problem situation that is probably pretty common. The discussion cited a plant with an induced draft blower on a regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO). The problem was that anytime the plant operated the blower, it invariably ran at full speed with a howl that... Read More

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Process automation system
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Invensys' Foxboro Evo process automation system is designed to provide operational insight and integrity for complex process facilities through a component object-based platform that can undergo... Read More

Planning I&E activities for control system migration projects
Planning I&E activities for control system migration projects

A comprehensive—hardware and software—control system migration project normally involves some combination of the following engineering activities:• Control system database development• Control logic... Read More

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Integrated automation solution added to Chinese manufacturing facility
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Emerson Process Management and The Lubrizol Corporation have completed on-schedule, on-budget factory acceptance of Emerson’s integrated automation solution for Lubrizol’s greenfield additives... Read More

Modeling and simulation platform upgraded
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Maplesoft's system-level modeling and simulation platform, MapleSim 6.2, includes usability improvements across many different aspects of the interface. MapleSim 6.2 speeds up model... Read More

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Implementing a simulation network
Implementing a simulation network

It is a common understanding that manufacturing is one of the most important applications of... Read More

Balancing secure networks and process control systems access
Balancing secure networks and process control systems access

Our friends in the information technology (IT) field that take care of the business networks talk a... Read More

Migration projects: Incorporating the 'old' into the 'new'
Migration projects: Incorporating the 'old' into the 'new'

I’m currently in the midst of a migration project from an obsolete distributed control system (DCS)... Read More

Identifying a clear scope, target to increase achievability
Identifying a clear scope, target to increase achievability

After 24 years of implementing controls projects, I’m something of a control freak. I have this... Read More

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