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....
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. This is a tip I simply cannot stress enough. If a team does not understand the intricate...

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