Video Library

D/3

  • Introducing FlexBatch 5.0

    FlexBatch integrates recipe management and the automation layer so operators can quickly and easily develop, scale up, modify and schedule batch manufacturing recipes for products ranging from beer to chocolate to specialty chemicals and more. FlexBatch delivers shorter time to first batch, reduced changeover times, increased throughput and production yield. New and existing products are brought to market faster and at lower cost, providing a strategic and financial advantage. Production staff can execute library procedures to overcome process upsets. All of which means a more nimble, responsive, and profitable process.

    July 5, 2017

  • Planning an Effective I/O Upgrade

    Reviewing the benefits, considerations, and steps required to migrate legacy I/O subsystems to NovaTech 8000.

    This webinar focused on NovaTech 16000 and Modicon Quantum, and touch on Siemens 505, Rockwell 1771, and Modicon 200.

    Topics Covered:
    * Hardware installation alternatives
    * Wiring options
    * Software considerations
    * Proven implementation strategie

    April 20, 2017

  • D/3 Distributed Control System Overview

    This video introduces the D/3, the Distributed Control System trusted by many Fortune 100 companies to keep their global operations’ continuous and batch processes running smoothly and efficiently. Part one reviews the system architecture and configuration tools.

    November 21, 2014

  • Ethanol and Biofuels Plant Simulator

    Developed in partnership with Minnesota West Community and Technical college, the NovaTech Ethanol & Biofuels Training Simulator provides a state-of-the-art DCS simulation of a working ethanol plant to speed operator training and improve overall process knowledge.

    October 15, 2014

  • Natural Gas Pipeline SCADA with D/3

    The NovaTech (http://www.novatechweb.com) D/3 Control System is used as a Gas Pipeline SCADA master by ZEBRA Gasnetwerks in the Netherlands. The D/3 incorporates data from pipeline and substation PLCs to provide real-time control and visualization at the control center, and remotely view an iPad using 3G.

    October 15, 2014

  • D3v14 – D/3 Version 14.1 Webinar

    Original Air Date: 4/10/13

    A webinar presenting D3v14.1, outlining and demonstrating the newest features of the upcoming D/3®, ProcessVision™ Console, and FlexBatch® releases, and highlight meaningful product features to enhance value for all customers, including managers, engineers, and operators.

    April 11, 2013

  • New Belgium Strives for Sustainability w/ Bitronics

    New Belgium Brewing in Ft Collins Colorado strives to reduce their environmental footprint in a number of ways, including using Bitronics Automation and Control Power Measurement units from NovaTech to monitor and benchmark energy consumption and production points within their facility.

    March 27, 2013

  • ProcessVision™ Features Profile

    A brief overview of NovaTech’s D/3 DCS ProcessVision console, outlining the new features designed to deliver a modern yet familiar user experience that will delight new users and seasoned D/3 veterans alike.

    February 8, 2013

  • Introduction to ISA 18.2 Alarm Management 6-part Webinar Series

    In June of 2009, the ISA released standard ISA 18.2, Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industry. This landmark document is the first true standard on how companies are expected to design, implement and maintain alarms generated by process control systems. In this webinar we shall provide an overview of the ISA 18.2 standard, the regulatory impact of this standard, and what you can do to ensure your facility is compliant with these requirements.

    February 5, 2013

  • D/3 Express Mobile Client Introduction

    An introduction to the D3Express™ mobile application, providing read-only access from anywhere via your smartphone or tablet (with no additional licensing).

    February 5, 2013

  • Biofuels Classroom Simulator

    Developed in partnership with Minnesota West Community and Technical college, the NovaTech Ethanol & Biofuels Training Simulator provides a state-of-the-art DCS simulation of a working ethanol plant to speed operator training and improve overall process knowledge.

    June 4, 2012

  • ProcessVision Console Webinar

    This webinar covers ProcessVision, the state-of-the-art console that enhances the ability to easily and securely monitor, analyze, and adjust production processes running on the D/3® Distributed Control System.

    May 11, 2012

  • Jean Bandy of NovaTech Discusses Technology Trends

    Jean Bandy, Vice President, Process Operations of NovaTech talks with Barry Young of ARC Advisory Group about technology trends, how they are helping customers with track & trace and alarm management tools, how their partnerships help customers, white listing and control systems. This video was recorded at ARC’s World Industry Forum 2012 in Orlando, FL.

    May 3, 2012

  • Conductor™ Energy Asset Management Overview Video

    NovaTech Conductor Energy Asset Management Solutions (EAMS) is a combination of NovaTech hardware, software, survey and integration services that allow an enterprise to make more informed decisions and improve energy efficiency.

    May 3, 2012

  • ISA/ANSI 18.2 Overview

    In June of 2009, the ISA released standard ISA 18.2, Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industry. This landmark document is the first true standard on how companies are expected to design, implement and maintain alarms generated by process control systems. In this webinar we shall provide an overview of the ISA 18.2 standard, the regulatory impact of this standard, and what you can do to ensure your facility is compliant with these requirements. (1 of 6)

    May 3, 2012

  • First Steps to Alarm Management

    This webinar outlines the first three steps in the seven step Alarm Philosophy development methodology developed by industry thought leaders PAS. (Part 2 of 6)

    May 3, 2012

  • Alarm Management: D&R and Audit & Enforce

    This webinar outlines the next steps in an alarm management project, typically involving redesigning the alarm system to match the alarm philosophy, and implementing technology and work practices to ensure proper management of change procedures. (Part 3 of 6)

    May 3, 2012

  • Alarm management from the D/3 Operator Perspective

    This webinar includes demonstrations of the integration of Alarm management tools with a traditional operator’s console environment and discusses the benefits of a number of tools including Alert Director, Alarm Filtering, and Alarm Shelving. (Part 6 of 6)

    Original air date: 4/25/2012

    May 3, 2012

  • Loop Optimizer

    Properly tuned PID control loops are fundamental to the success of any well managed process control strategy. This video describes how D/3 Loop Optimizer properly tunes PID loops in order to minimize energy usage, maximize product quality, and improve corporate profits.

    April 19, 2012

  • The First Twenty-Five Years of D/3

    The NovaTech D/3 Distributed Control System (DCS) is an open process automation system that controls a wide variety of industrial processes. This video, produced to commemorate its 25th anniversary, recounts its history with archival images and humorous employee anecdotes.

    April 19, 2012

  • ProcessVision™ Console Overview

    The ProcessVision Console is the new interface to the NovaTech D/3 Distributed Control System (DCS) that provides a wealth of system data and intuitive Windows navigation, right out of the box.

    April 19, 2012