Production & SCM

Production and SCM September 25, 2014

Integration – the next big hurdle

As automation systems become more mature, islands of information are starting to disappear. This article explains how to bring information from the PLC to desktop. This integration is important especially for the oil and gas industry where process plants are controlled remotely.

By Steve Elwart, PE
Production and SCM September 10, 2014

Implementation of advanced decision support ADS on a distillation column

Simplified HMI graphics are offered as a solution for advanced decision support (ADS) at the 2014 Yokogawa Users Conference and Exhibition.

By Anisa Samarxhiu
Production and SCM July 28, 2014

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, July 21-27: Offshore drilling, control programming habits, PID math, more

Articles about offshore oil and gas drilling, control programming habits, PID math, tuning PID control loops, and MES project execution were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from last week, July 21-27. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Production and SCM July 21, 2014

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, July 14-20: PID math, PID control loops, Ethernet, more

Articles about tuning PID control loops, radio frequencies, PID math, programming PLCs, and ASM-compliant HMIs were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from last week, July 14-20. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Production and SCM June 10, 2014

Cable glands designed to reduce explosion risk

Thomas & Betts' (T&B) Kopex-Ex SWA/SWB Cable Glands protect people and the environment from accidents due to explosions, making them useful in oil and gas processing and marine environments.

Production and SCM May 5, 2014

I/O system for harsh environments

Wago Corporation's Wago-I/O-SYSTEM 750 XTR is designed for use in extreme environments and has vibration protection and electrical protection from impulse voltage.

Production and SCM November 20, 2013

End markets drive programmable logic controllers development in Southeast Asia

Oil and gas, automotive, and agriculture remain dominant for PLC sales in Southeast Asia with all three industries continuing to grow.

By IHS Inc.
Production and SCM November 6, 2013

Swedish refinery to be upgraded

Honeywell has been contracted by Preem AB to modernize the Preemraf Lysekil refinery in southern Sweden with industrial process controllers to triple the capacity of the current controllers at the refinery.

By Honeywell
Production and SCM October 21, 2013

SATORP Jubail refinery project enters commissioning phase

This integrated greenfield refinery was designed with full comprehensive manufacturing infrastructure from the earliest phases. Invensys sees this as a prototype for new projects where all aspects of manufacturing- and enterprise-level systems are integrated through the entire lifecycle. Video: Ravi Gopinath explains what this means for future deployments.

Production and SCM October 17, 2013

EC: Overmolded Mil-Spec Cordset

Network Integration - Network hardware: TURCK Overmolded Mil-Spec Cordsets are completely assembled and 100 percent factory tested with no field assembly, soldering or wiring required, delivering an easy, robust connectivity solution. This is a Control Engineering 2014 Engineers’ Choice honorable mention.

By Control Engineering