DCS, SCADA, Controllers

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
Courtesy: Russelectric, New Products for Engineers Database
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
Courtesy: Iconics, New Products for Engineers Database
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
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
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
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
DCS, SCADA, Controllers January 4, 2021

Top 5 Control Engineering Articles Dec. 28 to Jan. 3

Articles about programmable logic controllers (PLCs), the top 5 VFD parameter changes, replacing seven SCADA systems with one, using diamond as a metallic conductor, and more were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from Dec. 28 to Jan. 3. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
DCS, SCADA, Controllers December 17, 2020

Replacing seven SCADA systems with one

Toronto Pearson International Airport starts fast on major baggage program with new, streamlined SCADA system that serves as the heart of the ambitious project

By Jim Meyers
Courtesy: Inductive Automation
DCS, SCADA, Controllers November 4, 2020

SCADA, HMI, MES projects produce results, recognition

Cover Story: System integration case studies from several industries show lower costs and greater efficiency in projects using supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), human-machine interface (HMI), and manufacturing execution systems (MES). These won awards.

By Jim Meyers
Courtesy: Iconics, New Products for Engineers Database
DCS, SCADA, Controllers October 24, 2020

Using SCADA software as a tool for Industry 4.0 integration

The role of SCADA software in smart factories and hardware-independent software is essential for making the transition to Industry 4.0.

By Martyn Williams
Courtesy: Trendminer
DCS, SCADA, Controllers August 25, 2020

Use SCADA data for greater profits

On-demand subscription-based predictive process analytics turns SCADA data into greater profitability

By Edwin van Dijk
Courtesy: Honeywell Process Solutions
DCS, SCADA, Controllers April 3, 2020

Know when to migrate a process control system

There’s a big difference between a phased process control system migration and just putting delaying the problem of control system obsolescence. Those who don’t plan for distributed control system (DCS) obsolescence will see options narrow.

By Satnam Bhogal