Voices: Making it Work

Hazardous Process Gets Important Improvement

New safety instrumented system reduces risk and eases future expansion

By Peter Skipp, Rockwell Automation
Sep 10, 2019

With a production history that dates back to 1899, PPG’s plant in Barberton, Ohio, is no stranger to change. Its products have evolved from raw materials for glass-making to today’s range of specialty chemicals. The site’s operations also have completely transformed from manual processes to more-automated ones tied into a distributed control system (DCS).

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