More Than A Story, A Process Narrative Can Define Your Next Automation Project

Nov 27, 2012 4:55:54 AM | Posted by Jason Montroy

I recently sat down with an automation manager responsible for a subsection of a large manufacturing business. His company is embarking on an effort to standardize the use of process control narratives for all automation projects. To my surprise, the concept of process narratives was new to him. He didn't understand their purpose. But he was intrigued and asked many good questions I was happy to answer.

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4 Rules For Designing Safety into Control Systems

Nov 13, 2012 3:47:49 AM | Posted by Brad Ems

When you see a talk about safety, your first expectation is probably something on proper PPE, procedures or other aspects of safety that are typical fodder for safety “toolbox talks.” What I’d like to discuss in this post, at least in a very general way, is how to design safety into your process control system.

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8 Reasons Staff Augmentation Can Benefit Your Process Plant

Nov 8, 2012 4:06:43 AM | Posted by Paul Galeski

For many process plants, there are three distinct tasks with respect to their control, instrumentation and information systems—otherwise known as the automation system.

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Conflict in the Workplace: What to do When Two Worlds Collide

Nov 6, 2012 5:25:27 AM | Posted by Bruce Brandt

 

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OEE and Continuous Improvement: Two Peas in a Pod – Part 1

Nov 1, 2012 3:07:54 AM | Posted by John Clemons

When I’m asked the question, “Where should I get started with improvements on the shop floor?” there is not necessarily an easy answer. There are lots of places to start and it can be very complicated.

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Overcoming Network Obfuscation

Oct 30, 2012 5:20:38 AM | Posted by Karl Schrader


Within the field of manufacturing automation, we face hurdles unique to the ways industrial control systems communicate. This often leads to piecemeal approaches to communication architecture development and installation. With a careful approach, legacy communication systems can be converted to higher performing systems, capable of providing connectivity without sacrificing security.

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Seven Reasons to Integrate Your Applications

Oct 25, 2012 3:26:07 AM | Posted by Paul Galeski

 

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Scoping Automation And Control Projects

Oct 23, 2012 10:00:44 AM | Posted by Shane Hudson

 

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