Simulators, Optimizers

Schneider Electric's Prometheus is a configuration tool for defining, programming and documenting all components in an industrial control system (ICS), from the manufacturing execution system (MES) to the input/output (I/O). Courtesy: Schneider Electric
Simulators, Optimizers October 21, 2016

Configuration tool for documents industrial control system components

Schneider Electric's Prometheus is a configuration tool for defining, programming and documenting all components in an industrial control system (ICS), from the manufacturing execution system (MES) to the input/output (I/O).

By Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric's Wonderware InTouch Omni is an industrial software platform designed for beta users and third-party application developers who work with human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. Cour
Simulators, Optimizers October 20, 2016

Industrial software platform for HMI, SCADA applications

Schneider Electric's Wonderware InTouch Omni is an industrial software platform designed for beta users and third-party application developers who work with human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems.

By Schneider Electric
Simulators, Optimizers October 13, 2016

2017 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, until Dec. 21.

By Amanda Pelliccione, Control Engineering
The FactoryTalk Batch View software from Rockwell Automation lets users to access real-time information and interact with their process from the plant floor to the production office through a consistent user interface. Courtesy: Rockwell Automation
Simulators, Optimizers October 12, 2016

Software for mobile phones, tablets, and PCs in process applications

The FactoryTalk Batch View software from Rockwell Automation lets users to access real-time information and interact with their process from the plant floor to the production office through a consistent user interface.

By Rockwell Automation
Simulators, Optimizers October 11, 2016

Top 10 Control Engineering articles September 10 to October 10: PID velocity, level instruments, small-scale automation, more

Articles about PID velocity, choosing the right level instrument, small-scale automation projects, ladder logic, and SIF validation procedures were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 10 to October 10. Miss something? You can catch up here. Also see what ranked 6-10.

By Chris Vavra
Figure 9: A program can define internal data, parameters, methods, and properties just like function blocks. Courtesy: Richard Jafrate, Mitek Automation
Simulators, Optimizers October 7, 2016

PLC object-oriented programming benefits

Object-oriented programming (OOP) is about organizing and simplifying program elements in an optimal way by using objects, methods, and properties.

By Richard Jafrate
Figure 3: Woodside, the largest independent oil and gas company in Australia, relies on an advanced analytics platform that incorporates IBM’s Watson technology to augment the knowledge of its engineering staff, including those working in offshore control
Simulators, Optimizers October 7, 2016

Make better, strategic decisions in less time with Big Data

Advanced analytic solutions, including systems that mimic human decision-making, are helping oil and gas companies adapt to a world of lower prices.

By Sidney Hill, Jr.
Figure 1: If a sensor malfunctions and/or opens, there is still a path for power to reach the intended equipment. In addition, two sensors must report the same problem simultaneously for the SIF to act. This 2oo3 scheme reduces the likelihood of a nuisanc
Simulators, Optimizers September 30, 2016

Avoiding nuisance trips from SIFs

The actions a specific safety instrumented function (SIF) takes to correct a problem and avoid escalation can take various forms and for a serious situation, the action the SIF takes can be hugely disruptive.

By Jack Smith
Figure 1: Once difficult and expensive to monitor, wireless sensor technology makes tank farm operations easier by making monitoring more cost-effective and easier to implement. Courtesy: Emerson Process Management
Simulators, Optimizers September 29, 2016

Advances in wireless remote monitoring

Wireless monitoring is helping users solve problems by integrating new and existing technologies across a common infrastructure to get data into the hands of those who need it—securely.

By Mike Boudreaux, Emerson Process Management
Figure 1: This hypothetical process mixes two feedstocks while being heated. The final product exits from the top of the vessel to provide sufficient residence time in the reactor. This unit could have several possible SIFs related to level, pressure, tem
Simulators, Optimizers September 27, 2016

Creating SIF validation procedures

Implementing safety system validation as part of the safety lifecycle is defined by IEC 61511 and ANSI/ISA-S84.01. Here’s how it’s done.

By Scott Hayes, PE, Maverick Technologies