Posts Tagged ‘operate & manage’

DCS Cybersecurity Tips and Updates

Posted in Cyber-Security on Friday, August 11th, 2017. No comments yet
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Most of the process manufacturing facilities across the world is considered critical infrastructure. From the energy we consume to the medicines we take, manufacturers work to deliver these products as safely, reliably and efficiently as they can. And with the threat of cyber-attacks growing more common, cybersecurity remains a growing concern and focus. Emerson’s Rick […]

Network Architecture Considerations in Ovation Control Systems

Posted in Uncategorized on Thursday, July 27th, 2017. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Craig McDaniel provided an overview on the Ovation control system network architecture at the 2017 Ovation Users Group conference. He provided a basic overview of Ovation’s network architecture showing standard configurations, connectivity, redundancy, IP addressing schemes, port assignments, network hardware, and connections to third party equipment will be provided in this session. He also […]

Reducing Control System Hardware Footprint

Posted in Power, Water & Wastewater on Thursday, July 27th, 2017. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Ben Skal presented on reducing the Ovation distributed control system hardware footprint at the 2017 Ovation Users Group conference. Virtualization technology is at the heart of this hardware footprint reduction and having less workstation and server hardware to maintain. Ben’s presentation focused on: What is virtualization & how it works Appropriate uses of virtual […]

Take Charge of Partial Discharge to Protect Plant Assets

Posted in Power on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Jonathan Murray discussed partial discharge solutions at the 2017 Ovation Users Group conference. Unplanned electrical asset failures can halt production and amount to millions of dollars of associated costs. The IEEE and NFPA organizations identify Partial Discharge (PD), a breakdown of the assets insulation, as a leading cause of failure. Manufacturers are looking for […]

Model Predictive Control in Power Generation

Posted in Power on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017. No comments yet
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Model predictive control in power generation was the subject of a 2017 Ovation Users Group presentation by Emerson’s Ranjit Rao. Rajit opened comparing classical control with model-based control. In classical control, a proportional-derivative-integral loop is used with feedback. There is a setpoint, the actual process variable and the error or difference between the process variable […]