Application Design Techniques


A five-day course covering best practices of D/3® Application Design and Implementation. Two commonly used application techniques provide case studies of how to design controls that behave in predictable manor under all process conditions. Project implementation from design to test and commissioning is covered throughout the course. This course has been tailored to reflect NovaTech Automation’s recommended Standard State-Based (ISA-106), Flex (ANSI/ISA-88) application techniques.


Completion of the D/3® User or D/3® Continuous Control Configuration course, D/3® SABL® and D/3® TotalVision® Applications I or in-depth knowledge of TotalVision® graphics preferred.

Topic Outline

  • Creating the unit operations document – design before you code
  • Designing for operational requirements
  • Maximizing use of unit-relative operations
  • Reducing development time by using common MDV logic, graphic SGOs and SABL® routines
  • Designing unit-based operations with predictable Hold and Fail behavior
  • Designing intuitive and robust user-interfaces and graphics
  • State based control and state transition diagrams
  • Designing for S88 implementation (FlexBatch® users)
  • Unit to Unit communication techniques
  • Effective use of shared equipment
  • Designing process simulation programs
  • Testing process control logic

Upcoming dates:

No scheduled classes