Control System and Network Design

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)

Benefits

Fault Tolerance

  • Safe plant operation under all failure modes
  • Process visibility under all failure modes
  • No single point of failure

Robust Operation

  • Effective process control under all operating conditions
  • Improved human reliability
  • Abnormal situation management

Cyber Security

  • Intellectual property protection
  • Access control and user authentication
  • Logging and alarming
  • Secure operating environment for Engineering, Operations and Management
  • 21-CFR-PART-11 compliance

 

    September 17, 2017 – September 20, 2017 Baltimore, MD

    2017 NovaTech Automation Summit – Register Now!

    Please join us at the 2017 NovaTech Automation Summit. With the theme of "Delivering Competitive Advantage," this year's event will focus on topics related to improving safety, quality, and plant performance.

  • 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

  • D3v15 Webinar

    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.

    March 24, 2016

  • 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

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