Control Systems

Permitting, code compliance and safety are key measures that must be taken into account in a railcar propane terminal build. Terminals must meet expectations and regulations set by NFPA 58, the local authority having jurisdiction (AHJ), and various local and regional entities, including the fire department, city and zoning departments. Courtesy: Superior Energy
Control Systems September 30, 2019

Rail-supplied midstream propane terminal maximized for safety

Railcar-supplied terminals make the delivery process more cost-effective for local and regional propane providers.

By Crystelle Markley
Project execution with a new generation control system: Honeywell Experion PKS Honeywell Integrated Virtual Environment (HIVE) uses Lean project execution principles (the Honeywell LEAP process introduced in 2014), software and networking to decouple control applications from physical equipment, and controllers from physical input/output (I/O) devices. Modular designs allow multiple controllers to form one virtual controller. PKS stands for process knowledge system. Courtesy: Honeywell Process Solutions
Control Systems September 30, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles September 23-29

Articles about control system design, HMI and SCADA web browsers, SCCR safety, water/wastewater applications, and process control and instrumentation productivity were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 23-29. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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PLCs, PACs October 17, 2019

Predicting the end of unplanned downtime

Any unscheduled downtime will cause a major headache for engineers in the food and beverage manufacturing sector, but predictive maintenance can be a remedy.

By John Rowley
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Embedded Systems, Edge Computing December 1, 2018

Embedded vision is changing how people, machines interact

Embedded vision immerses the user in a more natural way by allowing the products to better augment our existing capabilities.

By AIA
Dedicated Controls October 11, 2018

Vote now for 2019 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Review finalists and vote by using CFE Media's New Products for Engineers platform. (Voting closed Jan. 4, 2019.)

By Amanda Pelliccione
Figure: Rate-predictive control (RPC) is inherently adaptive (think naturally self-tuning) to changes in process gain. In the top graph, process gain is 1.0, while in the bottom graph, process gain is 2.0. Control performance remains “perfect,” with no change to RPC tuning parameters. Courtesy: APC Performance LLC
PID, APC October 7, 2019

Top 5 Control Engineering articles September 30 to October 6

Articles about RPC and model-based control, water/wastewater applications, OOIP, advanced process control, and prolonging power plant life were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 30 to October 6. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Word cloud of Control Engineering 2020 editorial topics provides clear vision for what we can help each other learn. Courtesy: Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology
DCS, SCADA, Controllers September 21, 2019

Control Engineering 2020

Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), process and machine control systems, automation and instrumentation are among the topics Control Engineering will advance in 2020, a year that suggests perfect vision and hindsight, as we mark 65 years in September 2019.

By Mark T. Hoske