Replacing obsolete controls equipment is inconvenient, but it is a necessary process and can be made easier with an internal audit that shows what needs to be done.
Burns & McDonnell will serve as engineer-procure-construct (EPC) contractor for an electrical control system upgrade and modernization project for the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant.
There are times when you just want to throw your hands up and call in an exorcist.
Test driven development (TDD) is potentially useful for automation applications by eliminating the separate task of creating requirements and specifications by incorporating requirements into the test protocols.
Think Again: Minimize risk and maximize rewards of control system integration projects with this advice.
Schneider Electric helped Dow Corning upgrade its distributed control systems (DCSs) to help Dow Corning's Carrollton, Ken., plant reduce its capital expenditure by 50%.
Top 5 Control Engineering articles October 9-15: Digital twins, system integrators and IIoT, time-sensitive networking, more
Articles about digital twins, system integrators and the IIoT, time-sensitive networking benefits, an integrated Industrie 4.0 network, and system integrator advice were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from October 9-15. Miss something? You can catch up here.
Engineers who aspire to be great have common traits such as good communication skills, a heightened curiosity about their profession, and good analytical and mathematical abilities.
Unified modeling language (UML) diagrams are designed to help clarify project requirements at the front end of agile development by providing a visual understanding of how a project should look and function.
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has made some major strides for the last few years, but making it viable and easy to use on the plant floor requires a lot of planning and some culture change for companies.