Control & Safety Systems

Control Associates and its partner Emerson deliver control and safety systems to help provide a safer, more environmentally efficient manufacturing process. With a complete system offering – from DeltaV distributed control systems to safety instrumented systems – Emerson's superior technology combined with industry-specific engineering, consulting, project management and maintenance services improves your operations in an easy, intuitive, and interoperable way.

DeltaV Process Control System

Advanced Controls
Advanced control is an effective tool in optimizing operations, reliability, and quality. DeltaV Advanced Control and SmartProcess applications include model predictive control, loop monitoring and adaptive tuning, quality prediction, and constrained optimization. Unlike other control systems with layered advanced applications, DeltaV Advanced Control is embedded in the system, using the same engineering environment, configuration database, and controller platform for unprecedented availability and ease of use. Applications include:
  • DeltaV Insight
  • DeltaV Adapt
  • DeltaV Fuzzy
  • DeltaV Predict & DeltaV PredictPro
  • EnTech Toolkit
  • SmartProcessTM Optimization Solutions

The core DeltaV system provides a superior level of visibility to active, inhibited and altered alarms. DeltaV system alarm operations and analytic applications are ready for use from the moment they are licensed, unlike general-purpose layered alarm management systems that require extra hardware and software to engineer and maintain. Products include:
  • DeltaV Alarm Help
  • DeltaV Alarm Mosaic
  • DeltaV Alarm Operations
  • DeltaV Analyze

Batch Controls & Operations
Batch manufacturing involves coordinating sophisticated sequencing across a plant while ensuring the use of proper equipment. DeltaV Batch is modular and scalable to meet needs. The S88-compliant structure enables you to develop a library of software modules that can be reused – significantly reducing testing efforts. The batch functionality can easily be scaled to support multi-product facilities with multi-stream recipes that span many controllers. Benefits include:
  • Optimize Agility in your Batch
  • Simplify Operations
  • Operate with Confidence
  • See the Whole Pictures

Controllers & I/O
The DeltaV system extends flexibility to fit your requirements by offering multiple types of controllers and I/O platforms: the well-established M-series and the S-series. The S-series offers I/O on Demand technology with Electronic Marshalling that enables you to add any kinds of I/O when and where you want them. Products include:
  • M-Series DCS System Hardware
  • S-Series DCS System Hardware
  • S-Series Electronic Marshaling with CHARMs

Security breaches on a process control system can have disastrous implications. It has become increasingly important to protect your process control system and network connections and take appropriate steps to further protect your plant against potential threats. Cybersecurity Solutions for DeltaV Systems is a set of services and products to establish a proactive cybersecurity strategy.

Emerson Cybersecurity Services include:
  • Cybersecurity Assessments for DeltaV Systems
  • Application Whitelisting for DeltaV Systems
  • Endpoint Security for DeltaV Systems
  • Network Security Monitor for DeltaV Systems
  • Patch Management for DeltaV Systems
  • Security Information and Event Management for DeltaV Systems

Data Integration
Data Integration with the DeltaV system provides data between the field and business systems with minimal setup time. Decision makers at every level in the plant from engineering, operations, and production can get the critical data they need, reliably, securely, and in real-time.

At the device level, DeltaV provides plug-and-play capability for runtime and diagnostics in a variety of standard protocols: Wireless HART, HART, FOUNDATION fieldbus, DeviceNet, and Profibus DP. Benefits include:
  • Share Real-Time Process Updates
  • Eliminate Data-Mapping Errors
  • Streamline Business Processes

Emerson's Human Centered Design efforts help eliminate work, reduce complexity, and embed knowledge. This focus results in unprecedented ease of use within the DeltaV system.

Features include drag-and-drop functionality, single-environment configuration, out-of-the-box templates, and a modular configuration library capability to redeploy configuration, reduce testing, and provide consistency. DeltaV gives you the flexibility to implement your system how you want, when you want, where you want.

DeltaV accomplishes this by:
  • Graphically Configure your System
  • Makes System-Wide Diagnostics Easy
  • Complete Tasks When & Where You Need
  • Access Documentation Easily

Dependable collection of essential process data is easy to establish and maintain over the lifetime of the system with the fully integrated set of DeltaV Continuous, Advanced Continuous, and Enterprise Historians. The DeltaV Advanced Continuous and Enterprise Historians employ OSIsoft PI Server technology for top-performance for the most highly demanding history data collection and integration applications. Products include:
  • DeltaV Advanced Continuous Historian
  • DeltaV Application Station Software Suite
  • DeltaV Continuous Historian
  • DeltaV Enterprise Historian
  • DeltaV Event Chronicle
  • DeltaV Excel Add-In
  • DeltaV History Analysis
  • DeltaV History View Software Suite
  • DeltaV OPC Events Server
  • DeltaV OPC History Server
  • DeltaV Plant Messenger
  • OPC Data Access Server Redundancy
  • Plantwide Event Historian

To improve business results, it is critical to optimize your plant operations, improve productivity, and increase process uptime. Operations is built into the DeltaV system — giving users direct access to all operating information — including current process values, operating displays, and all alarms with proper alarm priority and timestamp. Additionally, the DeltaV system provides high-resolution graphics, embedded historical trending, and system-wide security. DeltaV achieves this through:
  • Robust and Secure Operations
  • Customize the Operators Interface
  • Quickly View Important Alarms
  • Improve Operator Effectiveness
  • Integrated Maintenance

By integrating field diagnostic information with the control system, operators can quickly assess the condition of instruments, valves, and mechanical equipment to make real-time adjustments to sustain throughput and quality. DeltaV can receive critical machinery health alerts from the CSI 6500, providing actionable information for operators to protect the condition of mechanical assets. Integration with AMS Device Manager allows operators to significantly reduce commissioning time during startups. This can be accomplished by:
  • Making an Informed Decision
  • Reducing Start-Up Time
  • Increasing Availability

Manufacturers are challenged to improve their operational excellence using advanced simulation capabilities. DeltaV Simulate improves quality of DeltaV systems and solutions by providing tools to thoroughly checkout configuration, operator displays, and advanced applications before commissioning online. Increase operator productivity and improve safety through rigorous training using realistic training environments with the same plant configuration and operator displays. Benefits include
  • Minimize System Errors
  • Improve Worker Effectiveness
  • Reduce Project Schedule

Emerson’s DeltaV Virtual Studio gives you the flexibility to easily create and upgrade your control system workstations and servers. You don’t have to be a virtualization expert to deploy a virtualized automation platform. With DeltaV Virtual Studio you can keep your system up and running with little or no disruption or downtime for system upgrades, maintenance and security. Benefits include:
  • Create a Virtual Environment
  • Increase Flexibility
  • Consolidate Computers and Control Hardware
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Plant Wireless Solutions
The wireless solutions developed for plant operations include hardware, software, and services targeting applications which would normally require extra time, additional investment, and more resources, if done based on wired infrastructure. The solutions are engineered according to customer needs and can deliver instrument sensor, video, and control system information based on a wireless infrastructure. Solutions include:
  • Wireless Control Network Bridge
  • Wireless Field Data Backhaul
  • Wireless Mobile Workforce
  • Wireless Remote Video Monitoring

DeltaV provides a variety of purpose built computers specifically manufactured and tested to support DeltaV applications. DeltaV Workstations are configured with the hardware – NIC cards, memory and hard disk size — required to support DeltaV applications. Using images to install the operating system ensure that only the DeltaV required applications are installed and the system is properly configured to provide the robustness and performance required in a mission critical system. Benefits include:
  • Lower Hardware Cost
  • Cut Implementation Cost & Time
  • Provide “Easy” Security
  • Improve the Operator Experience

DeltaVTM Mobile
DeltaVTM Mobile reshapes the status quo by delivering an entirely new operational experience and empowering your team to improve operations performance and safety by having the plant at their fingertips – virtually anywhere.

DeltaV distributed control system users can know the health of their operations on-demand, by viewing real-time process values, trends, alarms, historians, and other key data from their mobile devices.

Collaborative features make it easier to streamline workflows by making it easier for managers and engineers to share critical information for enhanced business results.

DeltaV Safety Instrumented System (SIS)

Bypass & Override Management
To minimize spurious trips during startup, DeltaV SIS provides built-in functionality to define startup bypasses, which are automatically removed after the process has reached normal operation.

Bypasses allow maintenance activities (calibration, proof testing, or repair of a transmitter or other sensors) to take place without the risk of a spurious trip. For safety sake, the built-in functionality allows managing maintenance bypasses — so they are placed and removed at the right time. Benefits include:
  • Simplify Bypass Implementation
  • Increase Maintenance Safety
  • Document Bypasses & Overrides

IEC 61508-certified built-for purpose function blocks offer advanced engineering technology, drag-and-drop configuration, comprehensive security, and explorer-based software. These function blocks simplify configuration and troubleshooting by providing safety logic needed for voting, sequencing, and/or alarming.

With engineering software, manage all aspects of your system configuration: hardware, safety logic, built-in change management, and history. Benefits include:
  • Eliminate Custom Code
  • Ease IEC 61511 Compliance
  • Use of Field Diagnostics

As integrated control and safety systems (ICSS), DeltaV™ and DeltaV SIS™ provide integrated engineering, maintenance, and operations environment. The integrated-but-separate architecture delivers total integration and total separation without the difficulties of the two extremes.

The systems maintain the separation required by IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 standards. Benefits include:
  • Zero Data Mapping
  • Architecturally Independent
  • Increase Safety Visibility
  • Increase Efficiency

Logic Solver Hardware
The DeltaV SIS process safety system extends flexibility to fit your requirements by offering multiple types of logic solver hardware: the Smart Logic Solver (SLS) and the CHARMs Smart Logic Solver (CSLS). Both logic solvers provide modular, distributed and scalable safety solutions.

The SLS provides software configurable I/O while the CSLSs provides individually interchangeable channels according to your device signal type, so late project changes won’t hold up schedules. Products include:
  • CHARMs Smart Logic Solver (CSLS)
  • Smart Logic Solver Hardware (SLS)

Security & Network
Communications among logic solvers occur on dedicated safety networks with no direct connection from outside. All communication goes through an isolation node that securely allows DeltaV DCS and DeltaV SIS to exchange data.

Engineering tools offer configurable access control where administrators control user privileges. Items are edited only by approved users. A Logic Solvers lock prevents unauthorized access. A hardware key switch on the CSLS can enforce physical presence before implementing a change which means that logic Solvers are protected even if user credentials were compromised. Benefits include:
  • Improve Security
  • Prevent Unauthorized Access
  • Deploy and Replace Faster
  • Easier IEC 61511 Compliance

Sequence of Events
DeltaV SIS™ built-for-compliance architecture provides a compelling Sequence of Events engine out of the box, in compliance with IEC 61511. Every event is automatically time stamped on the logic solver and saved to the SOE database, providing an exact sequencing with very high resolution. If for some reason the logic solver communication to the SOE database ceases, the logic solver buffers the events, so no event data are lost. The SOE viewer makes it easy to find event data and troubleshoot. Benefits include:
  • Remove Engineering Complexity
  • Ease Compliance to IEC 61511
  • Know What Happened

Virtualization & Simulation
By virtualizing the DeltaV SIS with Electronic Marshalling, engineers work in an easy, intuitive, and high-fidelity virtual environment to create and test the safety logic without requiring hardware.

DeltaV Simulate for SIS provides a complete simulated environment for Smart Logic Solvers (SLS1508) to design and test without logic solver hardware. Benefits include:
  • Eliminate Hardware of FAT
  • Ship Hardware to Site Earlier
  • No Changes Needed for Transfer

RTUs & Flow Computers

Remote Operations Controller (ROC)
A powerful, flexible RTU that includes features found in flow computers and PLCs, making them ideal for a wide range of applications requiring sophisticated measurement and control. Benefits include:
  • Achieve versatile measurement and control from one device
  • Lower your total cost of ownership
  • Ensure reliability and integrity of measurement
  • Protect your people by reducing unnecessary time in the field

FloBossTM 107
A modular, versatile flow computer that includes features found in RTUs and PLCs, making them ideal for a wide range of applications for measurement and control. Whether you need a single or multi-run flow computer or few or many I/O points, the FloBoss 107 can accommodate your needs. It is the ideal solution for many natural gas applications. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Custody Transfer
  • Low Points
  • Industrial Gas Usage
  • Commercial Gas Usage

ControlWave Micro
ControlWave Micro breaks the price/performance barrier for small to mid-sized RTU⁄PLC products and adds significant scalability to the ControlWave family of hybrid controllers. ControlWave Micro evolves the capabilities of the proven ControlWave RTU into a lower priced, space-efficient package required by small to mid-sized applications. Features include:
  • Very low power consumption
  • IEC 61131-3 with ACCOL 3
  • Multiple protocol support
  • One or two optional 10⁄100 Mbps Ethernet ports
  • Up to eleven serial communication ports
  • On-board alarm and historical database
  • FTP servers
  • Class 1, Div. 2 Groups approved

FB1100 & FB1200
The FB1100 and FB1200 serve the explosion-proof environment with an ultra-compact design including integral sensor, battery, and I/O options, providing high integrity fiscal metering with many different flow meter technologies.

The FB2100 and FB2200 models are packaged for C1D2 hazardous area locations and provide additional I/O capacity and capability along with a packaged enclosure designed to minimize installation time.

New Features include:
  • MobileSCADA - enhances personnel safety by allowing a technician to use their laptop or tablet from within the comfort of their vehicle and avoid hazardous areas.
  • Interactive Display - allows the field technician to securely log in and not only view the data, they can also make operational or configuration changes to the flow computer.
  • Simplified Configuration - FBxConnect, Emerson’s next generation configuration tool simplifies the process with user-friendly wizards and “fill in the blanks” configuration.
  • Latest Rosemount™ multivariable measurement sensor technology, providing high accuracy differential pressure and static pressure measurement with long term stability to help improve production efficiency.

SCADA Systems

OpenEnterprise SCADA System
OpenEnterprise v3 is a SCADA platform designed for remote oil and gas applications where data integrity and uptime are essential over complex communications networks, enabling you to improve productivity, enterprise integration, reliability, and profitability. By linking operations with back office business systems, OpenEnterprise unlocks process data and transforms the efficiency and profitability of your operation. Your remote oil and gas operations are easier, safer, and more productive. Features include:
  • Scalable Architecture
  • Seamless integration to Emerson RTUs and Flow Computers
  • Supports industrial standards Modbus, DNP3.0 and OPC
  • Supports PHMSA Control Room Management
  • Standard OSI PI Interface
  • Native AMS Device Manager Integration
  • VMWare® virtualization
  • Powerful Action Engine automates a wide range of system administration and data management tasks
  • Field equipment asset modeling and data abstraction
  • Reduced maintenance and migration costs with support for a mixture of legacy and current hardware

Preset Controller

DL8000 Preset Controller
The DL8000 Preset Controller is based on the popular and high performing ROC800- Series remote operations controller. This new design delivers accurate measurement and reliable control, local or remote, via Ethernet or serial (Modbus) communications.

The preset is capable of double-precision math. Computations are made in accordance with Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) standards and utilize double-precision floating point math to minimize meter-to-meter differences, make volume corrections highly precise, and avoid premature roll-over of totalizers. Features include:
  • Flow properties' calculations based on the latest American Petroleum Institute (API) recommendations for best accuracy and repeatability.
  • Measurement and control of injected additives.
  • Capable of double-precision math, reducing meter-to-meter differences, and increases time between totalizer rollover.
  • Measures temperature, pressure, and density and corrects volume to standard conditions.
  • Modern electronics with an excellent reliability history.

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