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Automation Strategies: Open process automation moves to the proof-of-concept stage

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Open process automation was once again a hot topic at the 2018 ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida earlier this year.

HP Automation Strategies: Embedded virtualization in process automation systems

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An earlier ARC Advisory Group column dealt with server-level virtualization in Collaborative Process Automation Systems (CPAS), the company’s process automation system model. Here, we will addres..

HP Automation Strategies: Virtualization in process automation systems

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Virtualization involves separating an information technology (IT) resource from specific physical hardware. This is usually managed by a specialized software layer called a hypervisor, which provides ..

HP Integration Strategies: Industrial considerations for BYOD

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With the “bring your own device” (BYOD) trend beginning to take hold in the process industries, plant managers and IT groups are taking more interest. Not only do they have legitimate securi..

HP Integration Strategies: Wireless sensing benefits from new technology

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Wireless sensing is the most important new technology to emerge in decades for process measurement and equipment monitoring applications. For this reason alone, it has attracted the sustained attentio..

HP Integration Strategies: Better visibility of activities 'inside the fence'

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Hydrocarbon processing manufacturers need more visibility into the field work activities that occur within their plants but outside of the control room (and often outside of the view of their process ..

HP Integration Strategies: Impact of wireless trends on the HPI

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When we put wireless technology trends together, we can see that their combination may bring change to the way the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI) works, and may bring this change faster than we..

HP Integration Strategies: Condition monitors become smaller, cheaper and almost wireless

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Condition monitoring for rotating equipment has been identified as a major potential application for wireless sensor networks in manufacturing. Only a small percentage of the rotating equipment instal..

HP Integration Strategies: Seeing beyond the hype for wireless sensor networks

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It is difficult to find a trade, business or even a general news publication that has not given extensive coverage to recent developments in the field of wireless sensor networks (WSNs). With this lev..

HP Integration Strategies: Blackout remedies may come from the HPI

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The August 2003 US blackout seems unrelated to the hydrocarbon processing industry (HPI). However, in the weeks to come as the events that precipitated the blackout are reconstructed, b..

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