Deploy, Don’t Destroy: Wonderware Troubleshooting
September 27, 2016
Many developers encounter a common issue during the deployment of their system when upgrading or creating a new Wonderware System Platform galaxy. Before calling support or throwing the computer in a fire, there are steps that should be taken on all servers including the Galaxy Repository Server, the Application Object servers, the Terminal servers, Historian server, and all fat clients.
Keeping Your Electrical Plant Healthy
September 20, 2016
How can you determine the electrical health of your plant and keep it healthy through electrical preventative maintenance? Preventative maintenance comes in many forms, but the general consensus is to be proactive vs. reactive with electrical issues. Electrical issues are often discovered too late and result in costly and lengthy shutdowns. By utilizing an electrical preventative maintenance program, you can identify potential issues while also ensuring safety of plant personnel.
August 16, 2016
As a parent, my experience with young drivers has taught me to be cautious when choosing a first vehicle. A fender-bender may happen at some point, likely in a congested school parking lot. While searching for a vehicle for the third new driver in my family, the search criteria included: affordable price, marginal cosmetic, and fairly reliable.
Serial is Not Dead
August 11, 2016
Everyone likes new things, especially in our industry. The fascination with all things new is quite common with industrial protocols. For instance, Ethernet is becoming exceedingly popular and as the “internet of things” gets a lot of play. However, many plants are full of legacy devices that are not on Ethernet. Yet, data is out there; data is everywhere and data can be relatively easy to access.
Recent Arc Flash Updates to NFPA 70E & The NEC
July 28, 2016
Ensure your facility is within compliance. Here are a few recent updates to the Arc Flash portions of NFPA 70E and the NEC.
Why Data Collection is Important to Your Facility
July 25, 2016
Proper data collection practices are now cheaper and more beneficial than ever. Here's a quick list showing the value of collecting data from your process.
What is Risk Management and Why Should I Care?
July 11, 2016
Managing risk is a crucial part of any successful project. Regardless the type of project your working on, risks should be identified and mitigated.