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Control Valves in Process Safety Applications

Posted in Final Control Element, Safety on Monday, April 11th, 2011. No comments yet
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Update and bump: I received great news from Riyaz that the ISA Kuwait section has agreed to let us upload and link to their December 2009 newsletter containing Riyaz’s article, When is a Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Rating of a Valve Required? I’d like to thank the ISA Kuwait staff and encourage readers in this […]

A Look at Electronic Marshalling Reliability

Posted in Electrical Reliability, Power & Grounding on Thursday, April 15th, 2010. No comments yet
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You may or may not have heard about electronic marshalling. It’s a new development with the DeltaV automation system. Emerson’s DeltaV team has developed a new whitepaper, Electronic Marshalling Robustness, to describe this technology and its impact on overall system availability. If you’re not familiar with DCS marshalling panels to see the traditional method of […]

The Case for Control in the Field-based Control

Posted in Foundation Fieldbus on Monday, March 8th, 2010. No comments yet
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John Rezabek closes his Surprise! Field-Based Control Beats DCS article with the thought: The SP50 committee set out years ago to define and specify a robust, vendor-independent controls suite exploiting the intelligence of microprocessor-based field devices that would equal or exceed the “bulletproof” DCSs of the 90s. They succeeded. The source of this conclusion […]