Industry Definitions and Best Practices

best practice is a method or technique that has consistently shown results superior to those achieved with other means, and that is used as a benchmark.  ARC has conducted numerous best practice surveys over the past thirty years and has developed best practices for a large number of topics of interest to industry executives.

Publish Date Title Author
What are Control Valves? David Clayton
What are Emission Monitoring Systems (EMS)? Inderpreet Shoker
What are Computer Numerical Controls (CNCs)? Sal Spada
What are Engineering Design Tools Software Applications? Dick Slansky
What is Asset Integrity Management - AIM? Ralph Rio
What are IoT, IIoT and Industry 4.0? Ralph Rio
What is Field Service Management - FSM? Ralph Rio
What is a Distributed Control System (DCS)? Larry O'Brien
What is Batch Management Software? Janice Abel
What is Enterprise Asset Management - EAM? Ralph Rio
3D Laser Scanning Defined Sal Spada
Artificial Lift Optimization System Defined Tim Shea
DCS versus PLC: Is the Debate Over? Larry O'Brien
What is Process Manufacturing? Dick Hill
AC Drives Classifications Himanshu Shah
Automation Services Defined Larry O'Brien
What Is Advanced Process Control (APC) & Online Optimization? Peter Reynolds
Top Ten Business Benefits of Process Automation Dick Hill
What is Human Machine Interface (HMI) Software? Craig Resnick
What is Asset Lifecycle Information Management - ALIM? Ralph Rio
What Does "Digital Transformation" Mean? Ralph Rio
3 ways to Prepare for the Convergence of IT and OT Guest Blogger: Mike Petitti
Control System Migration Best Practices Dick Hill
Railway Cybersecurity: Securing Rail Operations and Assets
IT/OT Convergence includes Compute/Connect Chantal Polsonetti
Ethernet and OPC UA TSN for Automation Architectures of the Future David Humphrey
Can IIoT and a Modern OT/IT Infrastructure Help Address Food and Beverage Manufacturing Challenges? Craig Resnick
News from ExxonMobil about Open Process Automation Harry Forbes
NAMUR Open Architecture Introduced at ARC’s Orlando Forum 2017 Valentijn de Leeuw
Engineering Design Trends and Technologies for Plants and Infrastructure Dick Slansky
IT and OT Convergence: Where and Why? Peter Reynolds
Resolving the Quandary of Additive Manufacturing Sal Spada
DCS Migration: Brute Force vs. Automated Tools
Avoiding the Pitfalls of Manufacturing Operations Management Projects Larry O'Brien