January 2014

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HP Automation Strategies: ISA108 Intelligent Device Management focuses on work processes

Over the last decade, field instrumentation and analytical chemistry device suppliers have made tremendous progress incorporating value-added functionality into intelligent devices. This includes enha..

Hollywood, Paula, ARC Advisory Group

Over the last decade, field instrumentation and analytical chemistry device suppliers have made tremendous progress incorporating value-added functionality into intelligent devices. This includes enhanced visualization and health monitoring functionality to facilitate predictive maintenance (PdM). Despite these technological advancements, many companies are not fully using digital device diagnostics to their best advantage. Consequently, plant operational efficiency has not improved significantly, nor have costs, due to device-related accidents. To address this issue, the International Society of Automation (ISA) has recently formed a new standard committee, ISA108, to characterize intell

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