Posts Tagged ‘distributed control system’

Planning and Justifying Control System Modernization Projects

Posted in Modernization on Thursday, September 8th, 2016. 2 comments so far
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Author: John Dolenc It is nice to hear from our customers and read in the literature that it has become important to not just replace obsolete control system equipment, but to also provide operational improvement. For the longest time I have been puzzled by the idea of not taking the opportunity to improve process operations […]

Where to Look for Benefits in DCS Modernization Project Justification

Posted in Modernization, Support Services on Monday, May 16th, 2016. One comment so far
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We’ll continue with our series on getting your brownfield automation project approved. In part one, Front End Planning for Control System Modernization Projects, we explored how changes in the project become more expensive the later in the schedule that they are made. Today we’ll explore the value of modernizing your distributed control system (DCS). Emerson’s […]

Managing the DCS Asset Lifecycle

Posted in Modernization, Refining, Support Services on Tuesday, December 1st, 2015. One comment so far
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The AFPM [American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers] is: …a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of vital products in daily life. At last month’s AFPM Q&A and […]

Problem Solving Community Style

Posted in Communities, Process Optimization on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015. No comments yet
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I’ve always seen the promise of participation in online communities and LinkedIn groups as a way for process automation and instrumentation folks to share knowledge, but leave it available for others with similar questions at a later time. While email is a problem-solving tool, it is limited to those in the distribution and not discoverable. […]

Optimizing Batch Process Automation Design in MES and DCS

Posted in Life Sciences, Operations Management on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015. 2 comments so far
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For pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers, the flow and capture of information is as important as the flow of the manufacturing process in readying products to release for sale. In a Pharmaceutical Technology magazine article, Connecting MES to Process Control, Emerson’s Jonathan Lustri is interviewed about advances in using the ISA-88 standard to coordinate manufacturing execution […]