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Implementing alarm management per the ANSI/ISA-18.2 standard
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In process industries, alarm systems are used to notify operators and other plant personnel of abnormal process conditions or equipment malfunctions. Alarm systems help operators operate the process safely under both normal and abnormal conditions, and the alarm system needs to be designed correctly to provide the... Read More

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Hardware configuration of redundant safety integrated systems
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Major SIS (safety integrated system) suppliers provide redundant hardware configurations based on 1oo2 (1 out of 2), 2oo3, and 2oo4 configurations. Applications of these configurations are designed... Read More

Digital valve controller with stainless steel housing
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Emerson’s Fisher Fieldvue DVC6200 digital valve controller family gains added capability with its all stainless steel housing that withstands the corrosive atmospheres often experienced in... Read More

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HART – the next 20 years…
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With the HART Communication Foundation celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Ted Masters, president and CEO at HART Communication Foundation, offers his views on how and why the HART protocol... Read More

Temperature and process limit controller
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Omega’s CNi-AL series is a configure limit controller that features universal inputs, high accuracy, 2 relay alarm outputs, totally programmable color displays, built-in excitation, AC... Read 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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