Original publication: Solutions spotlight: Integrating Process and Turbomachinery Control
In November 2021, Compressor Controls Corporation (CCC) and Yokogawa Electric Corporation announced a partnership for a jointly developed integrated solution for process and turbomachinery control called CCC Inside. Just a couple of months ago, they released enhancements to their solution with additional function blocks. Historically, CCC is famous for turbomachinery controls and Yokogawa for process control. Now, they bring the two pieces together. Control Editor-in-Chief Len Vermillion is joined by Michael Ilchenko, product director, Compressor Controls Corporation, and John Gracia, system consultant, DCS, Yokogawa Electric Corporation to learn more.
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