Category Archive: Human Machine Interfaces

Feb
19

Display content – part 2

A mistake often made with operator displays is to limit the scope of the design work to mimic the process equipment shown on P&IDs and Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs). These initial displays include measurements, valves and final control elements. They include enough of the process equipment and piping so that the process flow can be …

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Feb
12

Display content – part 1

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Last week the topic was mobile. The discussion focused on different views such as display lists and alarm lists. These views provide the user with information specific to what they are interested in. In the last blog I said I would talk about display content.  To begin this discusstion I’ll start with a refinery and …

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Feb
03

DeltaV Mobile

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In process manufacturing the operator station allows operators to rapidly assess a set of distinct systems or situations under their span-of-responsibility and determine where attention is needed on a moment-by-moment basis. If a problem exists, the features of the operator station directs the operators to displays from which they can troubleshoot and take action. So …

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Jul
06

Invited Talk – FDI, EDDL, and the FieldComm Group

Marty Zielinski, Chair of the FieldComm Group’s Strategic Technology Committee, was the invited speaker for the ISA104 Teleconference Meeting held on March 16th, 2015. In his talk Marty discussed the relationship of the Field Device Integration (FDI) standard, IEC 62769, the EDDL international standard IEC 61804 and the FieldComm group. He noted that as of …

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Nov
24

Migration of Existing Control System Tools to FDI

Since the announcement of the Field Device Integration effort at the Interkama/Hannover trade fair in 2007, many companies have contributed to the development of the Field Device Integration (FDI) standard, IEC 62769. This standard is scheduled to be released in 2015. One of the objectives of the ISA104 committee, Device Integration, is to adopt and …

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Feb
10

The Changing Web

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It is quite easy to upload and store a power point presentation as a Slideshare file on the Slideshare web site. Once a presentation is uploaded in this manner then it may be viewed by anyone through the Slideshare web site. In addition, the Slideshare web site includes tools that that allow an audio recording …

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Jun
17

The Benefits of FDI Technology

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The ISA104 Device Integration committee was established to develop or adopt, and to facilitate the application of standards and technical reports that represent device and interface descriptions for access of field devices in automation systems. In 2012 the scope of the committee was expanded to include the promotion of the Field Device Integration (FDI) standard, …

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Nov
19

Application of Online Data Analytics to a Continuous Process

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DeltaV Online Batch Data Analytics will be introduced next year in DeltaV v12. We worked closely with Lubrizol to demonstrate a prototype of this product in a field trails at the Rouen, France facility. Lubrizol and Emerson collaborated on a number of Emerson Exchange workshops that addressed different aspects of batch data analytics and the …

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Jul
30

Boot Camp for New Employees

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Courses required for an engineering degree are designed to provide the student with a sound technical foundation for work in industry. However, in most cases these courses do not address the terminology and common practices that an engineer must know to design, implement, checkout and commission a process control system. Universities can help bridge this …

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Jan
30

Centrifugal Compressor Efficiency – Part 4

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Part 1 of the centrifugal compressor efficiency series addressed the measurements and parameters that must be calculated to determine compressor efficiency. In Part 2-3 of this series we examined one way of calculating the enthalpy and entropy of the gas stream at the compressor suction and discharge and isentropic enthalpy for the refrigerant R134a. Once …

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