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4 INTECH JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 WWW.ISA.ORG PROCESS AUTOMATION 12 Integrating IT into process manufacturing By Christopher Logue Implementing Industry 4.0 and IIoT initiatives requires IT and OT to work in harmony to improve operations. FACTORY AUTOMATION 18 IIoT remote monitoring By Bill Dehner Remote access to PLCs and HMIs is a common requirement for any Industrial Internet of Things implementation to improve operations and productivity. SYSTEM INTEGRATION 24 Smart transmitters enable smart sensors By Steven J. Smith Instrument transmitters became smart by integrating digital technologies, paving the way for instrument sensors to acquire a similar level of intelligence. AUTOMATION IT 30 Applying alarm management By Joseph Alford, Bridget Fitzpatrick, Doug Metzger, and Graham Nasby This article highlights three alarm management technical reports, notably ISA-TR18.2.4, Advanced and Enhanced Alarm Methods; ISA-TR18.2.6, Alarm Design for Batch and Discrete Processes; and ISA- TR18.2.7, Applying Alarm Management when Utilizing Packaged Systems. COVER STORY Advanced process control: Indispensable process optimization tool By Allan Kern, PE Most APC resources today are consumed by mainte- nance and support of existing applications, rather than deployment of new applications. How will industry escape this predicament? 8 SPECIAL SECTION: WATER QUALITY 36 Online water quality and control system By Diep Nguyen, PE, Jeff Gilman, PE, Todd Reynolds, PE, and A.J. Cottengim San Francisco's new system for online water quality control is a subset of the existing SCADA system. Essential signals, such as water flows, chemical flows, and water qualities, are collected at each well or treatment facility and sent to the main controller. January/February 2019 | Vol. 66, Issue 1 www.isa.org

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