DCS Upgrade: How to Reduce Stress During Execution

DCS Upgrade: How to Reduce Stress During Execution

This guest blog post was written by Sunny R. Desai, an engineer in the DCS/PLC/SCADA department at Reliance Industries Ltd.   The Reliance Industries Hazira complex, which manufactures a wide range of polymers, polyesters, fiber intermediates, and petrochemicals,...
Modern DCS Graphics: Level 1 Overview Displays

Modern DCS Graphics: Level 1 Overview Displays

This post was written by Robert Allen, VP of operations at Lin and Associates.   Editor’s Note: ANSI/ISA-18.2-2009, Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries and ISA-101, Human-Machine Interfaces are valuable standards for users designing Level 1...
Webinar Recording: How to Modernize a Legacy DCS Platform

Webinar Recording: How to Modernize a Legacy DCS Platform

This ISA co-hosted webinar on DCS upgrade and migration strategies was presented by Tim Gellner, senior consultant at MAVERICK Technologies, a Rockwell Automation company.     Migrating a legacy DCS platform to a modern one is a challenging and expensive...
Webinar Recording: Straight Talk on DCS Migration

Webinar Recording: Straight Talk on DCS Migration

This post was written in conjunction with an ISA co-hosted webinar on DCS migration presented by Nick Sands, an ISA leader and industry expert, along with John Boyd, Chad Harper and Matt Sigmon, of MAVERICK Technologies, a Rockwell Automation company. Every day...
The Importance of I/O Cards When Performing a DCS Retrofit

The Importance of I/O Cards When Performing a DCS Retrofit

The following tip is from the ISA book by Greg McMillan and Hunter Vegas titled 101 Tips for a Successful Automation Career, inspired by the ISA Mentor Program. This is Tip #24, and was written by Hunter. This is a tip I simply cannot stress enough. If a team does not...
How to Check out DCS I/O at the Panel Shop

How to Check out DCS I/O at the Panel Shop

The following technical discussion is part of an occasional series showcasing the ISA Mentor Program, authored by Greg McMillan, industry consultant, author of numerous process control books, 2010 ISA Life Achievement Award recipient and retired Senior Fellow from...

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