10 analyzer resource guides you need to know about

Here are 10 online resources to help you understand analyzers, their limitations and advances.

CG1602 Guide

PROCESS ANALYZERS 101 This 45-minute video, "Continuous Gas Analyzers," was presented at the Siemens Industry 2013 event. The presentation covers analyzers, sample systems, sample points, defining requirements and budgets, and understanding overall processes. Raeco WEB-BASED ANALYZER LIBRARY The Free Technical Engineering Library includes an Analysers section covering emissions, monitoring, oxygen, pH, humidity and oil water, while the Analyser Sample Systems section covers sample conditioning, modular systems and grab systems. Each has dozens of articles and resources. Check out the Analytical Instrumentation Library and the Analyser Sample Systems Library.ICEWEB…

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Timeless Resources

2016 Readers' Choice Awards

CG1601 WebCoverFor more than 20 years, the Control Readers' Choice Awards have honored the best suppliers in the process automation industries.We're excited to name the Readers' Choice Awards Class of 2016. Find out which products and brands our readers rely on to get the best combination of performance, ease of use, reliability and reasonable cost to keep their plants running.

Today's top 50 process control and automation suppliers

CG1512 WebCoverThis report, written by Control's Executive Editor Jim Montague, ARC Advisory Group Allen Avery and Larry O’Brien, presents the current Top 50 automation companies. Today's leaders faced off old and new challenges, took risks and made changes to survive the on-going economic storm. Read more.

Voices: Ask The Experts

How PLCs of critical facilities are protected from cyber attacks

Engaged employees are the best protection. Employees are the weakest link in industrial security, so they need to be trained, tested and engaged to protect their systems.

Questions What is being done to protect the malware-vulnerable programmable memory of the PLCs of critical facilities? Anything? It is possible to program a PLC memory and then program a lockdown so the memory becomes write-once rather than write-always, and thus would be immune to malware attacks.

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Most Recent

  • There are advantages to a one unified protocol for Ethernet

    By Jim Montague, executive editor, Control

    Well, I was chugging along researching this issue's cover article, "Alive and growing," about how industrial Ethernet is basically taking over plant floors and process applications, when I hit a snag. Of course, Ethernet is saving cable, digitizing networks, aiding wireless, enabling cloud and…

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  • 10 analyzer resource guides you need to know about

    PROCESS ANALYZERS 101 This 45-minute video, "Continuous Gas Analyzers," was presented at the Siemens Industry 2013 event. The presentation covers analyzers, sample systems, sample points, defining requirements and budgets, and understanding overall processes. Raeco WEB-BASED ANALYZER LIBRARY The…

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  • Model-less multivariable control in practice

    By Allan Kern, P.E.

    A steady stream of articles since 2004 have cast light on the performance and ownership challenges of model-based, multivariable predictive control (MPC) from a practical operations-oriented perspective1. This body of work has led to the idea of model-less multivariable control as a potentially…

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  • Ethernet changes process automation plant floors

    By Jim Montague, executive editor, Control

    Oh sure, Ethernet is just a cable and some software, but pretty much anything and everything can happen on it—and happen fast—and that's its main attraction. At its most basic, Ethernet connects computing devices, establishes local area networks (LANs), virtual LANs (VLANs) and wireless LANs…

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  • Users chime in on benefits of operator training simulators

    By Janice Abel and Rick Rys, ARC Advisory Group

    One of the earliest applications for simulator-based training was to train airplane pilots.  Today, simulators are used to train people across many professions, including as health care (e.g., for surgeons), aviation, military, aerospace, shipping, nuclear, oil & gas, chemical and many other…

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