Blog Posts
    • 12 Aug 2015

    Wireless Event-Based Control

    As wireless communications technology continues to mature, applications have expanded from monitor only to monitor and control. In an earlier post, Event-Based Control in a Wireless World, I mentioned that presentations given by Emerson’s Terry...
    • 7 Aug 2015

    Controlling with Wireless Devices and MPC

    Wireless standards for instrumentation go back to September 2007 when the HART Communications Foundation (now FieldComm Group ) announced the official release of the HART 7 specification. This specification included the WirelessHART protocol . As we have chronicled in many posts in the Wireless category here on the blog, this technology has opened up many new opportunities for process manufacturers and producers to...
    • 27 Jul 2015

    Model Predictive Control With Event Driven Operation

    Willy Wojsznis, Mark Nixon and I co-author the paper Model Predictive Control With Event Driven Operation for the “ 1st European Experts’ Workshop On Emerging Trends In Event Based Systems ” . In this paper we address how wireless mea...
    • 22 Jul 2015

    Increasing Project Efficiencies in Control System Modernizations

    As members of the “baby boom” generation retire and remove their deep experience from process manufacturers and producers, sometimes the remaining staff knows little of the inner workings of the control systems. Many of these distributed ...
    • 20 Jul 2015

    Event Based Control Applied to Wireless Throttling Valves

    Willy Wojsznis, Mark Nixon and I co-author the paper Event Based Control Applied to Wireless Throttling Valves for the “ 1st European Experts’ Workshop On Emerging Trends In Event Based Systems ”. In this paper we address the performa...
    • 13 Jul 2015

    Industrial Advances in Wireless and Event Driven Control

    Last month Willy Wojsznis and I attended the “ 1st European Experts’ Workshop On Emerging Trends In Event Based Systems ”. This workshop was held on the campus of AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland. For this wor...
    • 13 Jul 2015

    Honeywell_ST700FF_Rev4 – DeltaV Interoperability Test

    In Emerson’s continuing commitment to open and interoperable standards, the Honeywell ST700FF Rev4 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.
    • 8 Jul 2015

    New DeltaV Virtual Studio Product Data Sheet

    DeltaV Virtual Studio makes it easy to create and maintain virtual DeltaV systems for development, testing, training and on-line production. Learn more in our DeltaV Virtual Studio product data sheet . (1.12MB PDF)
    • 6 Jul 2015

    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...
    • 1 Jul 2015

    Improving Operator Performance via Human Factors Research

    Safe operations are a top priority for process manufacturers and producers. One major area affecting process and personnel safety is the capabilities and performance of plant operators. The Center for Operator Performance (COP) consortium brings together: …a diverse group of industry, vendor, and academia representatives addressing human capabilities and limitations with research, collaboration, and human factors engineering...