Tag Archives: Process Controls

Trident DCS Support Agreement troubleshooting avoids shutdown

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You’ve heard it before: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In the case of E-Energy Adams, a routine check uncovered a problem that could have crippled production had it gone undiagnosed. E-Energy Adams is a 50 million gallon dry mill ethanol plant located in southeast Nebraska. The plant has a DCS  […]

Advanced simulation allows DCS installation in under 36 hours

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In just a little longer than one full day, Trident Automation installed a new operating system for Commonwealth Agri-Energy. The unprecedented speed was due to advanced planning and help from a simulation program. The firm wanted to increase ethanol production, which meant replacing its APACS system with Siemens PCS 7. The upgrade would allow Commonwealth […]

Trident announces innovative E-Mall for previously used Siemens APACS and Foxboro DCS hardware

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In order to better support customers, Trident Automation is providing a new service—an online E-mall featuring previously used hardware. The Trident E-mall is open as of Oct. 3, 2017 and will provide hundreds of replacement parts for businesses currently running APACS, Foxboro and other control systems. Siemens recently announced it will discontinue support for the […]

Trident attends Rockwell Automation on the Move

You can take all the YouTube videos and online tutorials you want, but nothing beats old-fashioned, hands-on experience. That’s why Trident Automation recently attended Rockwell Automation on the Move in Green Bay, Wisconsin and why Stacy Mancl, controls engineer, looked forward to the interactive sessions. “I found the labs were the most useful because they […]

Ethanol plant maintenance managers to learn safety limits

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Trident founder Jerry Wenzel will be presenting at the T.E.A.M. M3 Conference & Expo, August 1-3 at the Embassy Suites Downtown in Des Moines, Iowa. The Meeting is sponsored by Louis Dreyfus Commodities.  The duo will present a talk entitled “How not to go BOOM.” The presentation is about Trident’s Burner Management and Combustion Control […]

Direct factory relationships matter: Siemens Solution Partner

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All the bright ideas in the world don’t matter if you can’t get your hands on the technology. That’s why Trident Automation has developed and maintained deep relationships with the world’s top DCS manufacturers. We do this so our customers depend on fast turn around and access to the latest technology.   Trident Automation is […]

Ethanol experience matters

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Trident Automation serves more ethanol producers than any other systems integrator We started designing and installing operating systems for ethanol plants in 2003 and we have surpassed 5,000 individual projects done for ethanol producers. We serve about 50% of the ethanol market and provide control solutions specific to this industry. We are proud to have […]

Trident Automation announces business merger

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 Appleton, Wis., January 3, 2017–Trident Automation announces it has reached an agreement to merge with Trident Intech, LLC. Details of the merger were finalized  on December 31, 2016. Trident Intech is a software development company partially owned by Shane Seif and the founders of Trident Automation. Under the new agreement, Seif will be leading the […]

We’re proud to be control freaks

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What’s blue, covered in technology, and home to wildly creative brains? Why, that would be Trident’s booth at FEW! Make sure you visit us at booth #928 at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Milwaukee, Wis. June 20-23. Spend some time with our control system experts and you’ll find: Solutions for migrating your DCS […]

TRIDENT TIPS: create a reliable DCS architecture

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When you consider upgrading or installing a DCS architecture, here are some quick tips from our engineering experts. Rick Tenor is a project manager and controls engineer on our team and is experienced in creating new control systems and upgrading existing systems. Tips for creating a RELIABLE system: Size the system right: Many manufacturers design […]

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