Posts Tagged ‘Solve & Support’

Looking Beyond PID Tuning Parameters for Control Performance Issues

Posted in Process Optimization, Variability Management on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017. No comments yet
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When a variability problem emerges in a production process, the first suspect is often to look at the tuning of PID [proportional-integral-derivative] loops. While adjustments can be easily made in most automation systems, this is often not the source of the problem. In an ISA Intech article, Know when to look outside the PID tuning, […]

5 Questions for Principal Process Control Consultant James Beall

Posted in Process Optimization on Friday, July 28th, 2017. No comments yet
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Emerson’s James Beall joins our continuing podcast series on 5 Questions for an Emerson Expert. The goal of these podcasts is to share some tidbits on how they got their start in a science, technology, engineering & math (STEM)-based career and more about their background, interests and advice for new folks joining our world of […]

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DeltaV Secure Passwords: The Do’s and Don’ts

Posted in Cyber-Security on Friday, July 21st, 2017. No comments yet
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Update: The recently released U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Digital Identity Guidelines recommend longer passwords. It’s important for security professionals to keep abreast of modified recommendations due to advancements in computer power and technologies through their Guardian Support Service. Author: Rick Gorskie Generally, we (carbon-based lifeforms) are terrible when it comes to […]

Keeping Control Systems Current for Secure and Reliable Operation

Posted in Support Services on Thursday, July 20th, 2017. No comments yet
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As commercially available off-the-shelf operating systems and hardware came on the scene for control systems, they brought with them rapid performance improvements that translated into increase functionality and ease of use. They also brought with them the need to provide ongoing software and hardware updates to remain secure, reliable and available. In a Maintenance Technology […]

3D Immersive Dynamic Simulations

Posted in Operator Training, Simulation on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017. No comments yet
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You may have seen the recent announcement that Google Glass is back as Google Glass Enterprise Edition (EE) designed for workplace environments like ours in the manufacturing space. This technology joins others well established technologies such as Daqri and Gilgamesh in providing augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) solutions to support operators, technicians and […]