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What Comprises a Good Control Panel Design?

Barry Meade | November 10th, 2016 Most of us have seen a clean, well-organized control panel out on the factory floor – you know it when you see it! Conversely, you also know a poorly designed panel when you see it – not well laid out, crowded, messy, wires hanging all over the place, etc. Whereas

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Case Study: APACS DCS Migration to Siemens PCS 7

Josh Dalzell | November 30th, 2018 An industrial utility service company in Kentucky needed to upgrade and migrate its distributed control system (DCS), which came with a few challenges. DTE Calvert City (DTECC) made the decision three years ago to upgrade their obsolete Process Suite HMI to APACS OS. For 15 years, APACS DCS had been

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How To Evaluate a Systems Integrator for Your Distillery

John Loose | October 30th, 2018 Evaluating a Systems Integrator for upcoming projects is an important part of the project process and the decision typically affects more than one project. This will end up being a relationship that lasts over a number of projects and multiple years. Documentation A well-established documentation system is a key to

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8 Factors For Process Automation Project Success

Robbie Peoples, P.E. | September 24th, 2018 Complex integration projects can present a level of ambiguity even for seasoned project managers. Keeping a close watch on budget and schedule are critical for success, but are not enough to ensure the project is a success in the eyes of a customer. Maintaining customer satisfaction can be the most

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OEM Skid Integration for Batch Process

Robbie Peoples, P.E. | June 18th, 2018 New processes, or the expansion of existing processes, typically include Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) skids. Skid mounted equipment can provide a faster implementation time versus conventional process system building from scratch. Skid equipment can provide fast deployment with a high-quality cost-effective solution for both utility and main processing functions. The

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A Primer on Process Control Safety and Compliance

Robbie Peoples, P.E. | April 18th, 2018 Process Safety regulations, standards, and loss prevention practices are derived from a tangled web of documents. Navigating references between entities can be convoluted to determine if your system is in compliance with all of the associated parties. Over the years, many things have changed in the industry that includes

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Progressing Your Capital Project without CapEx Approval

Eli Jenkins | March 26th, 2018 Every engineering manager that I know has had trouble getting the funds to complete projects that creep into the Capital Expense (CapEx) request range. It is the nature of engineering in industrial manufacturing and many projects tend to be put off for years at a time or until a catastrophic failure

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4 Ways to Make Your Legacy DCS/PLC Last Just a Bit Longer

Eli Jenkins | March 23rd, 2018 Don’t get me wrong, I understand the many benefits of upgrading a legacy control system, and in fact, that is a major part of my upcoming projects. However, most facilities do not have unlimited cash flow and it seems to be all too common for upper management to de-prioritize the

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Cross Company is now CSIA Certified (2018)

Richard Consoli | February 5th, 2018 We are pleased to announce that Cross Company Process Control Integration (formally Integrated Systems Group) successfully achieved Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) certification through an external audit. Attaining CSIA certification is a rigorous process that encompasses all aspect of our operation to help ensure that we deliver first class service

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