DCS, SCADA, Controllers

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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
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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 April 8, 2021

The advantages of the IIoT

Industrial Internet of Things doesn’t replace, but works together with automation, human-machine interface (HMI), MES, ERP, enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI), and analytics, adding benefits.

By John Clemons
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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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 March 2, 2021

Control Engineering hot topics, February 2021

Control Engineering's most clicked articles in February 2021 included stories on the 2021 Engineers' Choice Awards, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, the evolution of control systems with artificial intelligence, 3 data analysis tips, and more. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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AI and Machine Learning March 1, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Feb. 22-28, 2021

Articles about the evolution of control systems with artificial intelligence, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, 2021 Engineers' Choice Awards, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Feb. 22-28, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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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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IIoT, Industrie 4.0 February 15, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Feb. 8-14, 2021

Articles about the 2021 Engineers' Choice Awards, top 5 VFD parameter changes explained, replacing seven SCADA systems with one, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Feb. 8-14, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
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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
Trihedral VTScada software is said to make complex infrastructure easy to configure and allows systems to easily scale from two to more than 2 million I/O. VTScada helps to eliminate downtime by supporting redundant servers with automatic failover. A native enterprise historian supports bi-directional synchronization across all servers to keep data safe. Advanced version control is part of every application. It received 2021 Engineers’ Choice recognition in the Software – HMI Software category. Courtesy: Trihedral
Data Acquisition, DAQ February 9, 2021

Mission-critical should be the mission

For many applications, the cost of failure is too high not to have mission-critical capabilities in supervisory control and data acquisition systems. See three reasons control systems fail and five ways to build resiliency.

By Chris Little
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Cybersecurity February 8, 2021

Companies expand partnership to secure industrial, critical infrastructure networks

Bayshore Networks and GE Digital announced an expansion to their partnership to integrate their solutions to address the growing need to secure industrial and critical infrastructure networks.

By Bayshore Networks