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OPC Foundation

Dedicated to ensuring interoperability in automation by creating and maintaining open specifications that standardize the communication of acquired process data, alarm and event records, historical data, and batch data to multi-vendor enterprise systems and between production devices. Production devices include sensors, instruments, PLCs, RTUs, DCSs, HMIs, historians, trending subsystems, alarm subsystems, and more as used in the process industry, manufacturing, and in acquiring and transporting oil, gas, and minerals.
CAPE Open laboratories Network

is a neutral industry and academic association promoting open interface standards in process simulation software. CO-LaN members are committed to making Computer Aided Process Engineering (CAPE) easier, faster and less expensive by achieving complete interoperability of CO compliant
International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

International Standards and conformity assessment for government, business and society for all electrical, electronic and related technologies
The Institute of Measurement and Control

The Institute of Measurement & Control - Britain's foremost professional body for the Automation Industry - provides members with routes to Engineering Council registration as Chartered and Incorporated Engineers, and Engineering Technicians.
Pump Systems Matter website

Pump Systems Matter is focused on Energy Savings, Efficiency and Economics of pumps and pumping systems.
Process Control Security Requirements Forum

The PCSRF is a working group comprised of representative organizations from the various sectors that make up the US process control industry and the vendors that design,
SI Metric

Over 1000 factors on 12 pages for Metric Conversion. Plus 30 detail pages for Btu, water, paper, density, etc.
ASTM International

ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world-a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services.
ISO 9000-3 1997 Guidelines in Plain English

Guidelines for Applying ISO 9001 1994 to Computer Software. This web page is based on the ISO 9000-3:1997 Quality Standard published by the International Organization for Standardization. It presents a detailed and comprehensive interpretation of this standard using language that is clear and easy to understand.
Instrument Society of America (ISA)

fosters advancement in the theory, design, manufacture, and use of sensors, instruments, computers, and systems for measurement and control in a wide variety of applications. In addition to hosting the largest conferences and exhibitions for instrumentation, systems, and automation in the Western Hemisphere, ISA is a leading technical training organization and a respected publisher of books, magazines, and standards.
American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Whether you are considering a career in chemical engineering, working toward your engineering degree, or are a seasoned engineering professional, we hope you'll find the AIChEWeb a terrific source of information
Refining online

is a leading Web portal for the petroleum refining industry. This user friendly Web site is aimed at the serious refining professional interested in a value-added information service on the internet.
Institute of Chemical Engineering (IChemE)

is a leading international body that provides services for and represents the interests of those involved in chemical, biochemical and process engineering world-wide.
National Petrochemical and Refiners Association (NPRA)

represents almost 500 companies, including virtually all U.S. refiners and petrochemical manufacturers. Our members supply consumers with a wide variety of products used daily in homes and businesses. These products include gasoline, diesel fuel, home heating oil, jet fuel, and the chemicals that serve as "building blocks" in making everything from plastics to clothing to medicine to computers, etc.
Abnormal Situation Management (ASM®) Consortium

is a Honeywell-led joint research and development consortium of 10 companies and universities. The consortium aims to identify limitations facing industrial plant operations during abnormal conditions and engage in activities to develop solution concepts with both short- and long-term impact on products, applications and services.
Blending Users Group

Dedicated solely to Blending (Gasoline, Distillates and Fuel Oil) Covers: in-line blenders, analyzers, pumps, DCS, software Membership: Open to all interested in fuels blending.
The 61508 Association

The 61508 Association is a cross-industry group of organizations with an interest in achieving a dependable and cost-effective method for demonstrating compliance with IEC 61508 and related standards.
Computing and Systems Technology: CAST

The Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is responsible for the wide range of activities within AIChE that involve the application of computers and mathematics to chemical engineering problems including process design, process control, operations, and applied mathematics.
Beville Engineering, Inc.

Beville Engineering, Inc., is an industry leader in the the field of human factors engineering and analysis services in the petrochemical industry. Beville has enabled numerous oil refineries, chemical/gas plants and pipelines to substantially reduce costs and improve performance associated with staffing and man-machine interface issues. We have also helped many companies diminish safety issues through our analytic approaches to solving human performance problems.
Hart Communication Foundation

The HART Communication Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization that provides worldwide support for application of the HART Protocol.
PROFIBUS International

PROFINET allows implementation of distributed automation structures, integration of simple decentralized field devices as well as the operation of motion control applications.
Jimpinto.com

Jim Pinto's collected writing, articles, essays and satirical poems on technical and business topics; plus JIMPINTO.COM's enews - irregular and irreverant business commentary, new attitudes, no platitudes.
Hydrocarbon Online

The premier information source for the Hydrocarbon and Petrochemical industry. Find products and suppliers, read current headlines, and keep up with the latest information in your professional community through these featured resources.
NAMUR

NAMUR is an association of users of process control technology. Manufacturers of process control technology, hardware and software are not eligible as members.
Open Applications Group

The Open Applications Group is a non-profit consortium focusing on best practices and processes based on XML content for eBusiness and Application Integration.
International Standard for Standardization (ISO)

Standards are documented agreements containing technical specifications or other precise criteria to be used consistently as rules, guidelines, or definitions of characteristics, to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their purpose.
U.S. Department of Labor

The mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to save lives, prevent injuries and protect the health of America's workers. To accomplish this, federal and state governments must work in partnership with the more than 100 million working men and women and their six and a half million employers who are covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
Process Associates of America

is a confederation of top, US based, engineering, management and computer applications consultants. Our 27 affiliated engineering consultants possess technical capabilities that span all the technologies encountered in today's modern refineries and petrochemical plants. Four management and TQM experts plus nine computer applications consultants specializing in numerical methods, computer languages & systems programming, and electronic publishing roundup our staffing as of January 2000.
Refining Process Services, Inc.

is a corporation that provides a complete array of technical support and training services to the petroleum refining industry on a worldwide basis. Refining Process Services was founded in 1985 to meet the need for an independent source of refining technical consulting and training services. Our reputation for meeting the needs of refiners by providing quality services has grown steadily to include a worldwide base of clients. Refining Process Services will continue to develop innovative services of high value for clients in the petroleum refining industry.
cheresources

Your complete source for chemical engineering information, calculation spreadsheets, free articles, newsletters, and a complete online community. Perfect for process and design engineers as well as students
ARC Advisory Group

ARC constantly expands our knowledgebase through user surveys, supplier interviews and customer visits. Our database contains the latest information on technologies, standards, products, and capabilities of thousands of software and solution providers.
CSIA, Control & Information System Integrators Association

is the premier organization for established system integrators specializing in automating Industrial and Manufacturing applications. By providing its members the power of a broader presence along with insights into the best business, marketing, and project management practices for the automation & IT domains
The Distillation Group, Inc.

The Distillation Group, Inc. provides a range of services to improve performance in the process industries. We keep track of new developments, in both processes and equipment, important to your bottom line. Supporting our clients includes offering troubleshooting, testing, and design of distillation processes and equipment. Finally, training seminars helps our clients keep their own knowledge up-to-date for generating maximum profits.
Office of Industrial Technologies

The Office of Industrial Technologies works in partnership with U.S. industry to develop and deliver advanced technologies that: Increase energy efficiency, Improve environmental performance and boost productivity.
2ndPoint

The Flooding Predictor is an advanced process control strategy comprising a patented pattern-recognition methodology that identifies pre-flood patterns discovered to precede flooding events in distillation and separation columns. The technology prevents flooding and controls columns closer to the incipient flood point by shifting the control objective from delta-pressure to pre-flood.
Yahoo Artificial Intelligence Discussion Group

Artificial Intelligence Information about AI Languages, Blackboard Technology Client Server Creative Thinking Data Warehouse/Mining Distributed Computing Expert Systems Fuzzy Logic General AI Sites Genetic Algorithms (Must become a member of this group to be able to take part).
Yahoo! Finance: Aspen(AZPN)

AZPN message board allows members to communicate with each other in ongoing, in-depth discussions on issues relating Aspen Technology, Inc.
Yahoo Finance: Matrikon (MTK)

Market infromation on Matrikon with charts, analysis, etc.
Yahoo! Message Boards: Emerson (EMR)

EMR message board allows members to communicate with each other in ongoing, in-depth discussions on issues relating Emerson.
Yahoo Message Boards: Honeywell (HON)

HON message board allows members to communicate with each other in ongoing, in-depth discussions on issues relating Honeywell.
Yahoo Message Boards: Invensys (ISYS)

ISYS message board allows members to communicate with each other in ongoing, in-depth discussions on issues relating Invensys.
Yahoo Financials: Siemens AG (SI)

SI news and financial data
ABB Share Price

ABB is listed on SWX Swiss Exchange (virt-x), and the stock exchanges in Stockholm and New York. In this section you will find information about ABB's shares and credit rating.

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