Scott Hayes is a program manager at MAVERICK Technologies. He has 20 years of experience in process control. He is a licensed Control System Engineer and a TUV certified function safety engineer.
Automation systems and people can work together with a corporate safety culture in place that emphasizes zero-risk tolerance and proper understanding of engineering principles such as using proper alarm management strategies and systems, regulatory procedures and industry best practices
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).
The agility described in the “Manifesto for Agile Software Development” has clear advantages, but what does it mean for production facility automation?
You’ve seen the equations, but have you thought about how those elements work together? Part 4: Feed forward
Consider how a PD controller would work, without an integral function. Would you ever want to use that approach?
You’ve see the equations, but have you thought about how those elements work together? Part 2: Adding integral and derivative to the mix.
You’ve seen the equations, but have you thought about how those elements work together? Part 1: The basic concepts and proportional control.