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DCS Upgrade: How to Reduce Stress During Execution

  The Reliance Industries Hazira complex, which manufactures a wide range of polymers, polyesters, fiber intermediates, and petrochemicals, needed to determine the best way to update the industrial automation system. The complex commissioned a naphtha cracker plant in March 1997 using then state-of-the-art technology, including a UNIX-based control system. Over the years, there had been […]

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Connectivity, Productivity and Efficiency Benefits of IIoT Depend on Integrated Cybersecurity

  I had a discussion with Gary Freburger, president of Schneider Electric’s process automation business, about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). He framed the discussion by introducing a new concept, “intelligize.” Simply put, intelligize means establishing a method to sort, prioritize, and refine your data, to connect bits of data so they become meaningful […]

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Managing the Cybersecurity Threat to Hazardous Process Plants

  Managing the risk of hazardous process plants is a difficult and resource-intensive activity. In order to reduce costs and improve productivity as technology evolves, process plants employ new equipment and techniques that introduce new hazards. Over the past few decades, the process industries have almost entirely shifted from control systems that were either analog […]

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Webinar Recording: Drivers for Cloud SCADA Operations

  Alternative solutions around virtualization, cloud and mobility are becoming more stable, reachable and cost-competitive to a larger number of industrial SCADA end-users, both large and small. These advancements, along with ever-increasing requirements for a more efficient and cost-effective solution, are leading businesses to look to the cloud as a viable resource. Additionally, the Industrial […]

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What are New Technologies and Approaches for Batch and Continuous Process Control?

  Danaca Jordan’s Question What is the technical basis and ability of technologies other than PID and model predictive control (MPC)? These technologies seem fascinating and I would like to know more, particularly as I study for the ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) exam. Greg McMillan’s Answer Michel Ruel has achieved considerable success in the […]

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Webinar Recording: Cybersecurity for Control Systems in Process Automation

  Attacks to your production system may happen at any time and at any level — from outside as well as from inside. Which concepts and measures exist to protect your assets efficiently from software attacks? The ISA99 standards development committee brings together industrial cybersecurity experts from across the globe to develop the ISA-62443 (IEC […]

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