DCS, SCADA, Controllers

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DCS, SCADA, Controllers November 2, 2021

Control Engineering hot topics, October 2021

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in October 2021 included stories on the Engineers' Choice finalists, SCADA and automation, embedded systems, machine control migrations and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
DCS, SCADA, Controllers October 29, 2021

Six ways to optimize SCADA system alarming

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are becoming more complex, which makes a well-maintained alarm system essential. Six tips are highlighted.

By Aaron Block
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
DCS, SCADA, Controllers October 22, 2021

Data, SCADA and digital transformation benefits for manufacturers

Travis Cox, co-director of sales engineering at Inductive Automation, discusses important topics affecting supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.

By Travis Cox
Courtesy: Virtual Training Week from CFE Media and Technology and Cirrus Link
DCS, SCADA, Controllers October 16, 2021

Address SCADA, data ops and industrial data management priorities

Arlen Nipper, co-inventor of MQTT, the publish-subscribe network protocol that has become the dominant messaging standard in IoT, outlines data management and how OT can help IT.

By Kevin Parker
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DCS, SCADA, Controllers October 11, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering articles October 4-10, 2021

Articles about SCADA benefits, Engineers' Choice finalists, finite-state machines, virtualized PLCs and the Engineering Leaders Under 40 were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 4-10, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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DCS, SCADA, Controllers October 2, 2021

SCADA can accelerate automation, IIoT implementations

As industrial automation evolves, how do we keep speaking the same language? It helps to evaluate automation by functions, not components. Think about how industrial automation technologies like SCADA can accelerate application capabilities.

By Pete Diffley and Chris Little
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
DCS, SCADA, Controllers September 30, 2021

Updated SCADA system brings easier compliance, more data for operations

Renewable energy company sees numerous benefits in operations and business management with new supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.

By Jim Meyers
Courtesy: Control Engineering webcast: Effective process control system migration
DCS, SCADA, Controllers September 17, 2021

Effective process control system migration, Part 3: Poll results, answers

Those who delay a DCS migration risk loss of uptime and reliability and have difficulty applying incremental improvements. Also, related controls and instrumentation upgrades incompatible with legacy equipment.

By Don Bartusiak and Lynn Njaa
Figure 2: Open architecture design from Open Process Automation reference architecture adds to value creation, reduces total cost of ownership and presents a safe secure design, among other benefits, explained Don Bartusiak, president of Collaborative Systems Integration and co-chair of the Open Process Automation Forum. Courtesy: Control Engineering webcast: Effective process control system migration
DCS, SCADA, Controllers September 10, 2021

Effective process control system migration, Part 2: Open standards help

Distributed control system migrations to modern process control systems provide eight lessons learned on procedures and costs. Learn how future DCS migrations to open systems can be easier, less costly, and create more value.

By Don Bartusiak
DCS, SCADA, Controllers

How to approach a DCS migration from a legacy system

Original air date
September 8, 2021

  Across the process industries, thousands of distributed control systems (DCS) are reaching the end of their serviceable ...