Archive for the ‘Control & Safety Systems’ Category

ISASecure Family of Certifications Builds Foundation for Automation Cybersecurity

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Cybersecurity on Tuesday, February 11th, 2020. No comments yet
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Authors: Emerson’s Alexandre Peixoto, International Society of Automation (ISA)’s Andre Ristaino Selecting, engineering, implementing, and operating a control system is a significant, long-term investment. Applying a defense-in-depth strategy to protect the process from cybersecurity risks is another significant, long-term investment that can be made more complicated if the inherent security features of the control system […]

Compressor Anti-Surge Control Value Improvement Practice

Posted in Chemical, Control & Safety Systems, Valves, Actuators & Regulators on Thursday, February 6th, 2020. No comments yet
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An ethylene plant has a number of very large, very critical compressors which will cause the entire plant to shutdown if they ever trip. The cracked gas compressor increases the entire cold-side feed from around 3 psig to ~475 psig, typically through 5 stages. The two refrigeration compressors are the next biggest compressors that can also shut down the entire plant if they trip.

Modernization of DCS and PLC with Electronic Marshalling

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Services, Consulting & Training on Tuesday, February 4th, 2020. No comments yet
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Now, with many control systems being 30+ years old, most of these legacy systems have been placed in to end of life or retired lifecycle status. This means no further factory support is available. I caught up with Emerson’s Scott Ross about some of the choices that must be considered moving forward. Manufacturers and producers […]

Real-Time and Edge-Computing Virtualization

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Machine Automation on Thursday, December 12th, 2019. No comments yet
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Virtualization of servers and PCs have come a long way in just a few years. It’s use in Operational Technology (OT)-based applications continues to grow. In a Control Engineering article, Industrial virtualization heads to the plant floor, Emerson’s Vibhoosh Gupta discusses the use and application of virtualization for programmable logic controllers (PLCs), programmable automation controllers […]

A Glimpse into Future Control Systems

Posted in Control & Safety Systems, Digital Transformation, Technologies on Friday, November 22nd, 2019. No comments yet
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Let’s end this week before Thanksgiving here in the U.S. with a vision, “…on how plant managers, operators, and engineers may digitally transform the way plants and teams operate.”, with this 3-minute YouTube video, DeltaV Technology for Next-Generation Operations.