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Wireless communication in process control loop: Requirements analysis, industry practices and experimental evaluation

Wireless communication in process control loop: Requirements analysis, industry practices and experimental evaluation

Category
Journal publication
Abstract
Wireless communication is already used in process automation for process monitoring. The next stage of implementation of wireless technology in industrial applications is for process control. The need for wireless networked control systems has evolved because of the necessity for extensibility, mobility, modularity, fast deployment, and reduced installation and maintenance cost. These benefits are only applicable given that the wireless network of choice can meet the strict requirements of process control applications, such as latency. In this regard, this paper is an effort towards identifying current industry practices related to implementing process control over a wireless link and evaluates the suitability of ISA100.11a network for use in process control through experiments.
Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • ABB AS
  • SINTEF Digital / Smart Sensor Systems
  • SINTEF Digital / Mathematics and Cybernetics
  • SINTEF Digital / Connectivity Technologies and Platforms
  • Equinor
  • Imperial College London
Year
2014
Published in
IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation
ISSN
1946-0740
Publisher
IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society
Volume
19