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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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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

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

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