Top 5 Control Engineering content: July 11-17, 2022

The most-viewed content from the past week covered PLC programming, HMI and SCADA software, IIoT optimization, HMI limits and fired equipment standards. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Morgan Green July 18, 2022
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Control Engineering‘s top 5 content over the past week covered PLC programming, HMI and SCADA software, IIoT optimization, HMI limits and fired equipment standards. Links to each article below.

1. PLC programming: What you need to know

While the programmable logic controller (PLC) is very important, the programming inside the controller is just as critical and can be overlooked.

2. Benefits of upgrading HMI, SCADA software

Upgrading human-machine interface (HMI) or supervisory control and data acquisitions (SCADA) software without upgrading to modern design principles is a lot like putting worn tires on a new car.

3. Leveraging IIoT for process optimization, modernization

Industrial facilities need combined production and maintenance strategies using the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and digital twin tools to minimize unscheduled shutdowns and optimize product quality while cost-effectively using existing operations, maintenance and engineering resources.

4. Overcoming outdated HMI hardware, software limits

When human-machine interface hardware and software are outdated, pain points can be many, including lack of training for less-experienced operators, connectivity and remote access to machine condition or performance information.

5. Linking PSM, NFPA and ISA/IEC 61511 for fired equipment

Many facilities rely on prescriptive applications to manage fired equipment, which may not always be sufficient.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, July 11-17, 2022, for articles published within the last two months.

– Edited by Morgan Green, associate editor, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology, mgreen@cfemedia.com.

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Morgan Green
Author Bio: Morgan Green, associate editor, CFE Media and Technology.