Advanced diagnostics, some of which are available today, will go beyond alarming transmitter
failures to actually predict impending failures in the complete measurement system. This will
significantly reduce unscheduled shutdowns, and also reduce the risk of onscale failure.
This 26-page white paper from Monitor Technologies discusses the difficulties in measuring bulk solids and powders in bins, silos and hoppers. Download this document to learn which technologies are out there that can make this job easier.
This 17-page whitepaper discusses the application of two popular methods of determining SIL requirements risk graph methods and layer of protection analysis (LOPA) to process industry installations.
With a number of vendors producing Programmable Automation Controllers that combine the functionality of a PC and reliability of a PLC, PACs today are increasingly being incorporated into control systems. This white paper explores the origins of the PAC, how PACs differ from PLCs and PCs, and the future direction of industrial control with PACs.
In the real world, sharing PCN data with external systems and accessing PCN systems from external
sources is fast becoming a business necessity. This paper provides some generic guidelines for enabling
secure connectivity between PCNs and external systems.
Plant security is a key priority at many plants. This 10-page paper provides background what the methodology for a plant vulnerability analysis involves. It covers topics such as how to get started, available tools, and risk assessment.
This eight-page PDF whitepaper discusses the importance of transmitter selection for centrifugal compressors. Appropriate selection is especially important in anti-surge and throughput control applications.
Automation designers face many challenges and tradeoffs in the development of a successful network solution. This white paper discusses the necessary choices in selecting a network technology appropriate for various specific applications.
Capacitance-type magnetic flowmeters have traditionally offered the advantage of having non-wetted electrodes and the ability to measure low conductivity fluids. However, they suffered from a sensitivity to flow noise and zero instability. Innovative technology overcomes these limitations and drives magnetic flowmeters into new areas of application, while reducing installed costs.
This nine-page PDF whitepaper discusses the pitfalls of alarm management and how mistakes in the past have been quite costly. It then addresses these mistakes and gives an overview of proper alarm management.