Being Cloud Ready

I just spent the last two days participating in an IoT and Data Analytics Hand-on-Lab at Microsoft Canada in Calgary. It was awesome to see what they are doing with their cloud product offering and how it can be used to enable business intelligence and possibility for new applications. Here is a screenshot of a […]

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Getting ClearSCADA Help

ClearSCADA is a surprisingly open piece of software. The help file is packed with example code, decent explanations of settings and objects, system requirements, example architectures and more. Schneider Electric has some great online resources for the ClearSCADA software product too. Thankfully this is one of the few sections of the internet left where you do […]

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Absolute Pressure vs. Gauge Pressure

In measurement knowing how your sensors are configured is extremely important. In the case of static pressure measurement, you need to know if you are measuring the absolute pressure in the meter run or the gauge pressure of the meter run. When you are installing and configuring new meters knowing which to choose is imperative. […]

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Detailed Daily Trend

Setup Floboss Standard History

Data is driving a lot of business decisions these days. In Oil and Gas communication technology has caught up to the point where high resolution data is available. This enables a host of remote analysis and troubleshooting opportunities for engineers and operators. However, high resolution data is not available unless it is configured in the […]

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MQTT – Is This the Protocol We’re Looking For?

The industrial automation world is just buzzing with internet of things (IoT) news and industrial internet of things (IIoT). SCADA software, polling drivers, field Ethernet to serial gateways and just about everyone else is taking advantage of the new buzzwords. One of the new primary protocols for IIoT devices is MQTT. Last month I attended the Well […]

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Software Library Recommendations

Any developer’s toolkit is going to involve a decent amount of software. An automation programmer’s toolkit is full of odd-ball, proprietary, weird dependency driven configuration software. Here are some quick tips my mentor shared with me regarding software installers when I started doing automation programming. When I first got my laptop, she sat me down […]

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