Whether building a new process control system or expanding an existing one, NovaTech offers analysis, design, configuration, testing and installation services aimed at keeping your enterprise’s digital backbone functioning at optimal levels. The complex nature and reliability requirements of modern industrial processes require a control system engineered for maximum agility and scalability. A growing process enterprise needs a process control systems that grow with them. With over three decades of industrial process control experience, NovaTech process control engineers leverage existing infrastructure and the latest advances to provide the highest levels of value and performance.
Areas of Expertise
Specification and selection of system components, Server configuration, Server virtualization, Client configuration, Backbone network design and configuration (Copper, Fiber, Wireless), I/O network design, Cyber Security configuration (User authentication and management, Firewall configuration, DMZ configuration, Patch management, White Listing configuration and management, Virus protection configuration and management, Installation, commissioning, validation support)
Safe plant operation under all failure modes
Process visibility under all failure modes
No single point of failure
Effective process control under all operating conditions
Improved human reliability
Abnormal situation management
Intellectual property protection
Access control and user authentication
Logging and alarming
Secure operating environment for Engineering, Operations and Management
D/3 Version 16 (D3v16) opens new horizons of reliability and ease of use for the DCS with the highest lifetime value in the industry. D3v16 is the first release to harness the next-generation Process Control Module 5 (PCM5) Series’ native Cyber Security and virtualization capabilities.
The D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS) is a leading edge process control system that includes a comprehensive suite of software applications, networks, and computing hardware. D/3 features system-wide redundancy and the ability to upgrade without stopping plant operations.
It is fair to say that without a fully functional distributed control system (DCS), a modern plant cannot operate safely and efficiently and in some cases, cannot operate at all. Therefore, it is vital to ensure the integrity of all DCSs and protect them from malicious attacks, accidental corruption, and data breaches that may jeopardize safety or production or may compromise the end user’s competitive advantage in the marketplace.
This paper describes the philosophy and guidelines for keeping your D/3® DCS secure from cyberattacks.
NovaTech announced it installed its process automation equipment at the WeylChem US manufacturing facility in Elgin, South Carolina. NovaTech’s D/3® Distributed Control System (DCS) is part of a new $10 million site expansion which is needed to support a long-term, customer tolling project.
Join NovaTech as we participate in the 2018 eChemExpo, April 5, 2018 in Booth #312. NovaTech will demonstrate its Augmented Manual Procedures (AMP) and they will have on hand the next-generation Process Control Module 5 (PCM5).
NovaTech welcomes you to join your peers, NovaTech management, and technical experts for the 2018 NovaTech European Technical Symposium. This year’s event will focus on topics related to improving plant safety, quality, and operational performance.
NovaTech, LLC, recently donated its D/3 Process Control System to the University of South Carolina Aiken. The system will provide students of the Industrial Process Engineering (IPE) Program the opportunity to experience a more hands-on approach to designing, building, and managing control systems.
NovaTech announces that it has installed a fully integrated automation system at one of the largest grain loadout facilities on the U.S. West Coast. The facility is a rail receiving to ship loading system that processes corn, soybeans, and wheat.
NovaTech Product Marketing Director, Chris Kourliouros, presented a paper entitled “New Paradigms in Mitigating Unplanned Events Caused by Human Error” on October 25th at the 2017 Texas A&M Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety International Symposium.
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.
The latest release of the D/3 Distributed Control System includes new configuration tools that make the system easier for new and existing users. The webinar covers building tags with MDL Builder, writing automation code with D3Edit, web-accessible History and Reports, features to facilitate migration to High-Performance HMI, and OSIsoft PI integration.
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.