Production & SCM
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.
Simplified HMI graphics are offered as a solution for advanced decision support (ADS) at the 2014 Yokogawa Users Conference and Exhibition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oil and gas, automotive, and agriculture remain dominant for PLC sales in Southeast Asia with all three industries continuing to grow.
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.
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.
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.