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The site brings value to the users of Advanced Process Control (APC) technology within
the Refining and Petrochemical industry by providing up-to-date information, which is
essential when installing, upgrading or maintaining the technology. We strongly believe
that the application of APC technology is highly profitable and are therefore promoting
its wide use through exchange of ideas and technical discussions among the users and
the suppliers. We also believe that this goal can only be achieved through an independent
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Programming standards improve automation and controls
EC 61131-3, along with PLCopen extensions and support, provides software standards essential for efficiently achieving competitive manufacturing—including implementing Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things, and Internet of Things systems.   (read more...)
Process analysis needs paradigm shift Process analysis needs paradigm shift
Process analyzers are just a means to an end, but they have great potential for improving operations if plants can justify,   (read more...)
Yokogawa, KBC drive decision support
Just as two heads are better than one, two complementary innovators can accomplish way more than each could achieve alone.   (read more...)
New visibility into the DCS lifecycle
Following three losses of control system power in 2012, the process control foreman at Solvay Chemical’s Green River soda ash   (read more...)
4 Myths About Automation Version Control
With its origins in IT, version control is an activity about which a good deal of misunderstanding remains when it comes to automation system applications.   (read more...)
An engineer’s guide to networking
Innumerable articles and training programs have been written on the subject of networking. Among the younger generation, social networking has become a   (read more...)
Simplify APC Tuning and Configuration
Simplify APC Tuning and Configuration   (read more...)
Successful Migration From Proprietary Control System
Petrochem giant Braskem is migrating two polypropylene facilities from Dow Chemical’s MOD 5 distributed control system to Honeywell Experion. The first was such a success,   (read more...)
Chemical Processing Level Measurement eHandbook:
Understand Control and Other Issues in Level Measurement   (read more...)
ExxonMobil to Build Next Generation Multi-vendor Automation Architecture
Over the years, automation users have complained about being locked into an industrial automation vendor’s system architecture. ExxonMobil has had enough of proprietary, closed systems and   (read more...)
Honeywell process controls implemented at Russian refinery
Honeywell Process Solutions’ Experion HS process automation system has been implemented at Kuban Oil and Gas Co.’s Ilsky refinery.   (read more...)
Keep Projects on Track: Improve Communication During Estimating
In the energy and chemicals industries, project costs have risen faster than the rate that CAPEX increases (in comparable industries) and faster than the rate of inflation. Engineering, procurement and construction companies (EPCs) argue   (read more...)

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