Modern Automation Technologies Professional Magazine

      4 2020

#   4/2020

Creation of a Distributed Control System and Emergency Protection

The system integrator Fort Dialogue, JSC, created the DCS and EP automation systems at the silica gel production unit under construction at the Salavat Catalyst Plant. These systems are based on Honeywell equipment. The project was completed on a turnkey basis.

      1 2018

#   1/2018

GM International explosion-proof automation systems

Multiplexing systems considerably simplify the data acquisition tasks in circumstances where hundreds and thousands of points need to be surveyed, thereby saving miles of hard wire and hundreds of hours of commissioning. The systems offer a number of advantages over traditional solutions, and such benefits become more visible when it comes to using the systems in hazardous areas. The article covers two of GMI’s solutions for explosive facilities.

      4 2012

#   4/2012

Use of VARISTAR cabinet platform at ALBA CELLS Synchrotron Light Facility

The article provides an example of cost-effective approach when building a reliable distributed control system for a sophisticated engineering-technical complex at ALBA Synchrotron Light Facility. The use of unified cabinet platforms, choice of CompactPCI, industrial computers and Ethernet as fieldbus contributed significantly to solving the cost optimization task while maintaining a high level of functionality and safety.

Use of the resolvers in distributed automatic control system of a big azimuthal telescope

The article discusses the initial requirements for upgrade of the control system of a big azimuthal telescope and replacement of the centralized control scheme with a distributed network architecture of the automatic control system. Also included is a description of the ways to solve some real-time problems which occur in the distributed control system due to the instability of delays in asynchronous data transfer from the telescope resolvers to the control software.

      1 2011

#   1/2011

Topology with foresight: data transmission via Ethernet in the process industry

Until now, the opportunities to use PCs or remote solutions in the process industry were extremely limited for technical reasons. One of the interesting alternatives to the solutions used to date is to transfer data via Ethernet. Unlike classic visualization concepts, the maximum transfer distances are greater and the topology is simpler and more flexible because the visualization platform becomes just another normal network component.

      1 2006

#   1/2006

Automation of geographically distributed objects using MicroPC

The article suggests solutions on geographically distributed objects automation with signal transmission between the devices via radio channel and message generation according to IEC 870 series standards. These solutions are implemented using MicroPC hardware.

      2 2005

#   2/2005

OPC based distributed Data Acquisition Systems development

The following article reports on complex geographically distributed industrial standards based SCADA systems. As a variant there is offered an OPC based universal solution.

      1 2005

#   1/2005

"Smart building" — development prospects

Following Europe and the USA more and more "smart buildings" appear in Russian cities. What is the score on this quickly developing sphere of system integration, is mass implementation of these systems possible and what real use can it bring to a common multi-storey building dweller?

      4 2001

#   4/2001

Where is the badger?

The author describes the software and methods for creating a distributed automatic process control system using the QNX operating system.

      2 1999

#   2/1999

EI-Bus Technology in Building Automation

Issues of how to control building life-support systems based on the European EI Mounting Bus Standard are considered in the article. The described systems are widely applied in Europe to control the power consumption, lighting, heating, ventilation, gate and jalousie drives, signaling and safety automatic machinery.

      4 1998

#   4/1998

SIMATIC Process Control System 7: the Latest Control System from Siemens

      3 1997

#   3/1997

Options for repairing and upgrading current automated process control systems

This article offers solutions for upgrading both the hardware and software of existing industrial automated control systems.

      1 1997

#   1/1997

Radiotelemetering Systems Based on KT-R Controller