DCS, SCADA, Controllers

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DCS, SCADA, Controllers June 21, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering articles June 14-20, 2021

Articles about HMI and SCADA design, process control systems, six calibration tips, Ethernet-APL standards and diversity hiring were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 14-20, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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DCS, SCADA, Controllers June 7, 2021

When designing HMI/SCADA, consider many factors

User abilities, skill levels, future plans, needs of stakeholders, and other items should be explored. See a system integrator’s advice and seven SCADA system integration/design questions to ask.

By Jim Meyers
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DCS, SCADA, Controllers June 2, 2021

Keep process control systems connected with industrial network strategies

Traditional distributed control system (DCS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems designs can be improved with industrial digital transformation. Seek industrial interoperability, modularity, conformity to standards, including security standards, scalability and portability.

By Kevin Finnan and Wataru Nakagawa
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DCS, SCADA, Controllers May 3, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering articles April 26 to May 2, 2021

Articles SCADA master plan frameworks, control system evolution, edge computing, OT cybersecurity and IIoT automation were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 26 to May 2, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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DCS, SCADA, Controllers April 26, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles April 19-25, 2021

Articles about COVID-19 refining tests, control system evolution, data visualization, IIoT and sewage treatment and SCADA frameworks were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 19-25, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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DCS, SCADA, Controllers April 22, 2021

Developing a SCADA master plan framework

The best application of the supervisory control and data acquisition system’s components ensure the continuity of a water and wastewater plant’s operational success

By Giselle Villar and Francisco Alcala
The Open Process Automation Forum timeline moves from 2016 prototype to test beds and commercial deployment in 2025 to 2026 timeframe, according to Dominic (Nick) Clausi, vice president of engineering, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering in a 2021 ARC Forum presentation. Courtesy: ExxonMobil, ARC Advisory Group
DCS, SCADA, Controllers March 8, 2021

Moving toward automation interoperability

More than 30 organizations were involved in the next version of the Open Process Automation Standard (O-PAS). A secure, standard and interoperable process control system architecture is the goal.

By Mark T. Hoske
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DCS, SCADA, Controllers February 22, 2021

Four SCADA considerations for manufacturers

Considerations for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and human-machine interface (HMI) systems include situational awareness, an emphasis on cloud and mobile delivery and more.

By Rashesh Mody
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DCS, SCADA, Controllers February 15, 2021

Minimizing SCADA system security gaps

While human-machine interface/supervisory control and data acquisition (HMI/SCADA) systems offer some protection by design, it is not enough.

By Ranbir Saini
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DCS, SCADA, Controllers February 3, 2021

SCADA helps bridge the IT/OT gap

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) has become the enabler for efficient plant operation and effective management decisions for operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) departments.

By Christian Nomine