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WP Programming with Rockwell Automation PlantPAxProgramming with Rockwell Automation PlantPAx

This whitepaper is geared towards the process control engineer who has been tasked with implementing PlantPAx in their facility. Before starting, however, there are some key factors to be aware of that will make your installation go much more smoothly.

  • Software
  • Library of projects
  • Program Structure and Controller Configuration

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Fundamental Design Requirements of Toxic Gas Monitoring SystemsFundamental Design Requirements of Toxic Gas Monitoring Systems

This white paper presents the best practices based on years of studying codes, attending (SESHA) seminars, collaborating with safety professionals and designing world class toxic gas monitoring systems.  It cover four main topics:

  • Harmonizing Code and Best Practices for a TGMS
  • Key Elements of a Safety Requirement Specification (SRS)
  • Selection of Toxic Gas Monitoring Detection Technologies
  • How to Properly Select Toxic Gas Monitoring Locations

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Arc Flash AnalysisArc Flash Analysis Essentials

This white paper explores the top reasons why you should perform an  Arc Flash Analysis for your facility including:

  • Saving lives and reducing injuries
  • Compliance with regulatory agencies
  • Correcting systems coordination and lowering incident energy levels
  • Establishing minimum requirements for PPEs

Also,  7 steps to complete the analysis and get an answer to one very important question.

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Upgrading Obsolete Control SystemUpgrading Your Obsolete Control System While Keeping Your Plant Running

This white paper will explore some of the key questions that should be asked prior to planning an upgrade to an obsolete control system.  

  • What PLC hardware will the new automation system use?
  • How can your operators effectively run your plant during an automation system conversion?
  • Running your plant with old and new hardware at the same time?

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Cx_and_V-model thumb.pngCommissioning and V-Model

This white paper will define Commissioning (Cx) and gives an overview of a project’s phases from a commissioning standpoint. It outlines what is involved in each phase, explains the role of the Commissioning V-Model, and discusses how it can be used by all members of the team to help reduce the number of complaints from building occupants.

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DC to AC WP thumbnailDC to AC Drive Conversion

Replacing a DC motor with an AC motor is not as simple as buying a new motor with the same horsepower rating and installing it in place of the old one. For a successful conversion, many details must be addressed.

  • Torque and speed
  • Constant speed vs. variable application
  • Speed control
  • Installation considerations

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WP NFPA 70E changes from 2015 to 2018 thumbNFPA 70E Changes From 2015 To 2018

As time goes on and industry advances and grows, so do the hazards and dangers to the workers that keep things moving along.  The latest version 2018, has several changes over the prior version 2015.

  • Article 100 Newly Added Definitions
  • Article 105 Application of Safety-Related Work Practices and Procedures
  • Article 110 General Requirements
  • Article 120 Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition
  • Article 130 Work Involving Electrical Hazards
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Planning a PLC5 to ControlLogix Conversion

This white paper will provide you with a planning tool and some ideas that will help you to convert your Allen-Bradley PLC5 to ControlLogix. 

It provides valuable information in these areas:

  • 3 Ways to Meet Your Budget
  • Custom Solutions to Further Reduce Costs
  • A Multi-Year Conversion Case Study 

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TGM 20 years wpTGM System Design - 20 Years of Lessons Learned

Every Toxic Gas Monitoring System can benefit from the best practices learned over 20 years of experience.  This white paper shares five important lessons and best practices of toxic gas monitoring system design.

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Dust Hazard Analysis White PaperThe Comprehensive Guide to Dust Hazard Analysis and OSHA Compliance

With an OSHA compliance deadline of September 7, 2020 for completing a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA), and existing requirements already in place, it is a good time to revisit the “new” NFPA 652 Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust.


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PlantPAx WP thumbThe Value of Engineering: 

3 Misconceptions that are costing YOU money

“Do I have to have an engineer to do this project?” is a good question but a better one is “Can I get any value out of having an engineer involved in my project?”

In this whitepaper, we share three common misconceptions that cause project managers to lose out on the value of working with an engineer:

  1. My project is too small/simple to get engineering involved.
  2. My contractor can figure it out – just put it in their scope.
  3. My vendor will provide the engineering.

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