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HMI, OI May 30, 2020

Upgrading HMIs and change management

The June issue of AppliedAutomation looks at high-performance HMIs (HP-HMIs) and remote monitoring in the age of COVID-19.

By Jack Smith
If a hazard occurs and the control system can’t achieve the required risk reduction on its own, a safety instrumented function (SIF) is implemented to reduce the hazardous risk to an acceptable level. Courtesy: Maverick Technologies
Process Manufacturing May 30, 2020

Separating process control and safety systems

Process safety: Keeping process control and safety systems separate is crucial, but knowing what to separate and integrate and why is critical. Learn about safety instrumented function (SIF) and layers of protection analysis (LOPA).

By Scott Hayes
Courtesy: Southland Industries
Business of Engineering May 19, 2020

Utilizing VDI and cloud technology for pandemic preparedness

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many employees to work from home, which can be an issue for companies that require high-end graphic design.

By Israel Sumano

How we live now

May 18, 2020
Courtesy: Wood
Remote Monitoring May 28, 2020

Control your move to remote operations

Successful companies manage change in an open environment by understanding the structure of the operations team, the contributions of the staff and the systems required to support them across all modes of operation.

By Bridget Fitzpatrick
Courtesy: Qi Wang, Purdue University
AI and Machine Learning May 13, 2020

Hardware developed for improved artificial intelligence

By Kayla Wiles
The experimental flow loop that will be used to emulate the cooling loop in a molten salt reactor. Courtesy: Xiaodong Sun, High-temperature Fluoride Salt Test Facility, University of Michigan
AI and Machine Learning May 22, 2020

Digital twins could reduce nuclear energy costs

By Kate McAlpine
Leaders of MIT’s Task Force on the Work of the Future (Left to right): co-chair David A. Mindell, professor of aeronautics and astronautics, the Dibner Professor of the History of Engineering and Manufacturing at MIT; executive director Elisabeth Beck Reynolds PhD ‘10, who is also executive director of the MIT Industrial Performance Center; and co-chair David Autor, the Ford Professor of Economics at MIT and associate head of MIT’s Department of Economics. Courtesy: Melanie Gonick, MIT
Educational May 20, 2020

Task force discusses the changing world of work due to COVID-19

By Peter Dizikes