Chemical Processing Special Report: Understand the Process of Open Process Automation
Process Automation Opens Up
Ongoing effort aims to improve operational flexibility and asset performance.
Low-cost implementation of change demands overcoming the restrictions to innovation created by closed proprietary systems.
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Chemical plants rely on continuous and batch production processes, each posing different requirements for a control system. A continuous process calls for a robust and stable control system that will not fail and cause the shutdown of a production line, whereas the emphasis with a batch process is on having a control system that allows great flexibility in making adjustments to formulas, procedures, and the like. Both kinds of systems need to be managed in available quality history of product, and to be able to execute non-routine operations. With its extensive product portfolio, experienced systems engineers, and global sales and service network, Yokogawa has a solution for every plant process.
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Open Process Automation (OPA) is an initiative to create a new generation of automation systems with a distinctly different architecture than the Distributed Control Systems (DCS) and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) that are used today for process automation.
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