DCS, SCADA, Controllers

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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
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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
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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 9, 2021

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