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    • 19 May 2017

    P+F FF Remote IO Rev 2 DD Rev 1 DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the P+F FF Remote IO Rev 2 DD Rev 1 has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV and AMS Stress Test labs. Using the Device Installation Kits for Emerson Products website at  http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/documentation/deviceinstallkits/Pages/deviceinstallkitsearch.aspx , these fieldbus device files are now available for...
    • 16 May 2017

    Vega Vegapuls 69 Rev 2 DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Vega Vegapuls 69 Rev 2 has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV and AMS Stress Test labs. Using the Device Installation Kits for Emerson Products website at  http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/documentation/deviceinstallkits/Pages/deviceinstallkitsearch.aspx , these fieldbus device files are now available for use.
    • 11 May 2017

    Siemens SIPART PS2 FF Rev 3 DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Siemens SIPART PS2 FF Rev 3 has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV and AMS Stress Test labs. Using the Device Installation Kits for Emerson Products website at  http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/documentation/deviceinstallkits/Pages/deviceinstallkitsearch.aspx , these fieldbus device files are now available for use...
    • 7 Mar 2017

    Flowserve Limitorque MX/QX Redcom Rev 1 DDRev 1 DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Flowserve Limitorque MX/QX Redcom Rev 1 DDRev 1 has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV Stress Test labs. Using the Device Installation Kits for Emerson Products website at  http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/documentation/deviceinstallkits/Pages/deviceinstallkitsearch.aspx , these fieldbus device files are now available...
    • 7 Mar 2017

    Foxboro/Schneider SRD960 Rev 18 DDRev 1 and SRD991 Rev 18 DDRev 1 DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Foxboro/Schneider SRD960 Rev 18 DDRev 1 and SRD991 Rev 18 DDRev 1 have passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV Stress Test labs. Using the Device Installation Kits for Emerson Products website at  http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/documentation/deviceinstallkits/Pages/deviceinstallkitsearch.aspx , these fieldbus device files...
    • 7 Mar 2017

    Foxboro/Schneider IMT31A Rev 1 DDRev 1 and IMT33A Rev 1 DDRev 1 DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Foxboro/Schneider IMT31A Rev 1 DDRev 1 and IMT33A Rev 1 DDRev 1 has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV Stress Test labs. Using the Device Installation Kits for Emerson Products website at  http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/documentation/deviceinstallkits/Pages/deviceinstallkitsearch.aspx , these fieldbus device files...
    • 1 Dec 2016

    Maintaining Secure and Reliable Control System Performance

    Control systems are the heart of manufacturing and production processes. Keeping them operating at peak efficiency while also keeping them secure requires time, energy and focus. Automation suppliers can play a large role in these efforts. News came out today of Guardian Support improvements and simplifications in how DeltaV distributed control system users can better monitor the security and health risks associated with...
    • 29 Nov 2016

    Effective Compressor AntiSurge Control

    Centrifugal and axial compressors are at the heart of many production processes. Effective compressor automation and turbomachinery control not only impacts efficiency, but also safety, reliability, production throughput and energy usage. A complete turbomachinery control system consists of measurement devices, high speed controllers, control valves, guide vane drives, turbine governors and more. I spoke with Emerson’s...
    • 6 Nov 2016

    DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Testing for KROHNE VFC200 Rev 1 FF

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the KROHNE VFC200 Rev 1 FF has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV Stress Test labs. Using the Device Installation Kits for Emerson Products website at  http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/documentation/deviceinstallkits/Pages/deviceinstallkitsearch.aspx , these fieldbus device files are now available for use.
    • 4 Nov 2016

    Module-Based Automation in NAMUR NE 148

    The NAMUR (User Association of Automation Technology in Process Industries) is: …an international association of user companies (established in 1949) and represents their interests concerning automation technology. NAMUR numbers over 140 member companies. NAMUR working groups exchange experiences to develop recommendations. One of the recommendations of the Modular Automation Working Group is NE Recommendation...
    • 27 Oct 2016

    Implementing an Effective Alarm Management Program

    At the Emerson Exchange conference in Austin Emerson’s Kim Van Camp and exida’s Todd Stauffer presented Seven Steps to a Peaceful Control Room: How to Implement an Effective Alarm Management Program for your DeltaV System. Their abstract: Has the alarm horn become the nemesis of your operators? This presentation describes how to create (build) an effective and sustainable program using ISA-18.2’s...
    • 21 Oct 2016

    DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Testing for MTS Sensors MTS_LEVELPLUS_MG Rev 1 FF

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the MTS Sensors MTS_LEVELPLUS_MG Rev 1 FF has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV Stress Test labs. Using the Device Installation Kits for Emerson Products website at  http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/documentation/deviceinstallkits/Pages/deviceinstallkitsearch.aspx , these fieldbus device files are now available for use...
    • 17 Oct 2016

    Alarm Management Live Q&A Highlights

    The power of on-line technical communities is the knowledge exchange among experts. Instead of this knowledge being buried in email archives, it’s available for others to search and find—even well after the fact. Today we hosted a live Q&A session on alarm management for DeltaV systems in the Emerson Exchange 365 global user community. The alarm experts featured Emerson’s Kim VanCamp , Kam Yuen , Matt...
    • 13 Sep 2016

    Model Predictive Control Tips & Techniques Preview

    Moving from the theoretical world of proportional-integral-derivative control to applying it successfully is a hurdle new process control engineers face. Once mastered, the next step might be in applying advanced process controls . Model predictive control, neural networks, fuzzy logic, gain scheduling and more each require bandwidth and experience to master. One great way to climb the learning curve is to hear from...
    • 22 Aug 2016

    Krohne Optiflex 2200 Rev1 Successfully Passes Emerson-DeltaV Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Krohne Optiflex 2200 Rev1 has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV Stress Test labs. Using the Device Installation Kits for Emerson Products website at  http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/documentation/deviceinstallkits/Pages/deviceinstallkitsearch.aspx , these fieldbus device files are now available for use.
    • 11 Aug 2016

    Retirement, Fond Memories

    I am retiring from Emerson later this month. It has been a real pleasure working at Emerson and to share with subscribers of this blog some of my work on control and simulation. I greatly appreciate the many opportunities I had to help shape the cont...
    • 10 Aug 2016

    Optimizing the Ammonia Production Process

    James Gremillion Author: James Gremillion One of the earliest applications of “computer control”, a now archaic term, on an ammonia plant was done in 1969 by Weissenfelder and Shah of Borden Chemical and IBM respectively. They were able to implement advanced control schemes in a computer that had proven to be too difficult to do in the pneumatic and electronic controllers of the time. Ammonia production...
    • 5 Aug 2016

    Flexible Operations for Changing Ethane Market Conditions

    In an RBN Energy blog post, The Yellow Rose Of Texas: Battle Of Texas Ethane Begins As Cargo #1 Departs Morgan’s Point , it not only gives a great history lesson on the origins of the Yellow Rose of Texas, but also the market dynamics for ethane production. It highlights the challenge that shale gas production has created for midstream producers: That’s because the Shale Revolution led to huge increases...
    • 18 Jul 2016

    DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Testing for Hawk Measurement Sultan Acoustic Wave Rev 1 DD Rev 1 (Integral/Remote Unit)

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Hawk Measurement Sultan Acoustic Wave Rev 1 DD Rev 1 (Integral/Remote Unit) has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV Stress Test labs. Using the Device Installation Kits for Emerson Products website at  http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/documentation/deviceinstallkits/Pages/deviceinstallkitsearch.aspx , these fieldbus...
    • 11 Jul 2016

    DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Testing for Yokogawa FLXA21 SC Rev 1 FF

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Yokogawa FLXA21 SC Rev 1 FF has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV Stress Test labs. Using the Device Installation Kits for Emerson Products website at  http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/documentation/deviceinstallkits/Pages/deviceinstallkitsearch.aspx , these fieldbus device files are now available for use.
    • 7 Jul 2016

    DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Testing for Vega Vegaflex 80 Rev 2 FF

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Vega Vegaflex 80 Rev 2 FF has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV Stress Test labs. Using the Device Installation Kits for Emerson Products website at  http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/documentation/deviceinstallkits/Pages/deviceinstallkitsearch.aspx , these fieldbus device files are now available for use.
    • 4 Jul 2016

    Wireless Model Predictive Control Applied for Dividing Wall Column Control

    Willy Wojsznis presented a paper on Wireless Model Predictive Control Applied for Dividing Wall Column Control at the Second International Conference on Event-Based Control , Communication and Signal Processing, EBCCSP2016. This paper was co-authored ...
    • 27 Jun 2016

    Automatic Control: Future Challenges, Solutions, and Systems

    I had the pleasure of attending the Second International Conference on Event-Based Control, Communication and Signal Processing EBCCSP2016, Krakow, Poland, June 13-15, 2016. On the first day of the conference I gave an industrial keynote presentation...
    • 25 May 2016

    DeltaV and AMS Interoperability Testing of GE Sensing XMT868i Rev 3

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the GE Sensing XMT868i Rev 3 has passed the rigorous and comprehensive testing of the DeltaV Stress Test labs. Using the Device Installation Kits for Emerson Products website at  http://www2.emersonprocess.com/en-US/documentation/deviceinstallkits/Pages/deviceinstallkitsearch.aspx , these fieldbus device files are now available for use.
    • 20 May 2016

    How Does Your Control System Measure Up Against Best Practices?

    Author: Jocelyn Sexton When analyzing Best Practices, you want to know if your control system is up to par. Not only do you want to know if you’re meeting or exceeding industry standards and benchmarks, but you want to ensure your system is reliable and performing optimally to generate the results you expect. So how do you compare? Many customers have questions about improving reliability, security and managing...