The skinny on pc-based control systems

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By Dan Hebert, PE A year ago in this column we looked at how PC-based control systems are infiltrating process plants by stealth through plant machinery ranging from extruders to packaging equipment to inspection systems. Process skids for water treatment, for air handling and for specialized chemical processes like fermentation are also essential elements of your plants. In this column, we will look why process skid manufacturer Custom-Flo thinks PC-based control makes sense for its—and other—process applications. Custom-Flo builds process skids for water distribution applications such as hot- and chilled-water pump skids. It also supplies chilled and hot water utility-plant controls, thermal storage and casting-plant process systems, including cooling towers, fluid coolers and chillers, associated pumps, heat exchangers and control valves, injection-machine cooling systems and heating and cooling process skids for food processing lines. The company uses a variety of HMI, controller and I/O systems with PC-based control supplied by Advantech’s eAutomation Group. Custom-Flo vice president Bruce Corso, PE, describes the configuration the company is aiming for. “We want to use an HMI with SCADA software running on Windows CE, control running in a
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2010 for the course INDUSTRIAL 12345 taught by Professor Mehmettas during the Spring '10 term at Harvard.

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