Sep 08, 2023
Providing Flexibility in Batch Control
When ISA first published its ANSI/ISA88 standards in 1995, the goal was to provide processors with standards and recommended practices as appropriate for the design and specification of batch control systems. This spurred the development and...
Jun 01, 2023
Valmet Extends its Reach to Process Industries Throughout North America
Valmet, a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation, and services for the pulp, paper, renewable energy, marine, and process industries, recently completed the acquisition of the Maryland-based process solutions...
Apr 04, 2023
At the Core of Control System Design are Standards, Standards, and Standards
The best practices for control system design extend to pursuing a standardized approach to configuring any Distributed Control System (DCS). A DCS system serves as the hub of a processor’s operations and controls and monitors key variables such as...
Jan 03, 2023
Valmet has completed the acquisition of NovaTech Automation’s Process Solutions business
Valmet Oyj’s press release on January 3rd, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. EET Valmet has completed the acquisition of the U.S. based NovaTech Automation’s Process Solutions business. The acquired business specializes in process control and optimization...
Dec 03, 2022
An Alarming Trend in Process Control Systems
The processing industry is increasingly adopting a standards-based approach to alarm management to increase focus on actionable items and avoid alarm flooding that can lead to lost production and serious accidents.
Jun 22, 2022
Highlights From Successful Dow MOD 5 to D/3 DCS Migration
NovaTech Automation contributed to an article in Automation World magazine about HART asset optimization at NatureWorks. This former Dow MOD 5 site is now controlled by the D/3.
Jan 04, 2022
DCS Facilitates Expansion for New Drugs Produced by Contract Manufacturing Organization
Large Contract Manufacturing Organization relies on flexible D/3 Distributed Control System to quickly ramp up production of both a COVID-19 treatment and a vaccine under EUA.
Jun 22, 2021
Modernizing Automation Systems with Minimal Process Interruption
To streamline operations, one of our customers, a large international food and biochemicals company, embarked on a controlled, planned upgrade of its DCS and network infrastructure to minimize downtime and take advantage of enhanced automation...
Feb 04, 2021
Automating Production at the World’s First Facility Making Omega-3 Oil from Marine Algae
Maintaining existing output at the facility while upgrading systems and processes was necessary to meet strict quality and production standards When two international companies created the world’s first high-volume facility manufacturing omega-3...