DCS, SCADA, Controllers

Courtesy: Control Engineering webcast: Effective process control system migration
DCS, SCADA, Controllers September 3, 2021

Effective process control system migration, Part 1: Planning advice

Examine how to manage DCS migration preparation with front-end loading design goals. A new DCS with high-performance human-machine interface (HMI) can help operators resolve abnormal situations 41% faster.

By Lynn Njaa
Courtesy: Russelectric
DCS, SCADA, Controllers August 31, 2021

Customized SCADA systems

Enable users to monitor system operation, acknowledge alarms, and review PLC setpoints and alarm history.

By Russelectric
Courtesy: Ovarro
DCS, SCADA, Controllers July 24, 2021

RTU and SCADA systems help with telemetry monitoring, control

Checking in on remote assets includes attention to cybersecurity. Among important demands for telemetry systems is to establish a reliable communication network.

By Philippe Aretz
Courtesy: Yokogawa
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
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
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
Courtesy: Yokogawa
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
Courtesy: CDM Smith
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
Courtesy: Zachary LaTurner, Rice University
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
Courtesy: CDM Smith
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