2004

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  • Is Ethernet ready to take on fieldbuses?

    Ethernet's lack of determinism is a problem rapidly being solved by new advances, but it's going to be awhile before the technology supercedes fieldbus solutions.

    Dan Hebert, PE,&nbsp; Senior Technical Editor
    10/22/2004
  • Industrial UPS on a DIN-rail

    CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert previews two DIN-rail mount industrial UPSs for 24-VDC applications and explains how, until now, UPSs have not exactly been control panel friendly.

    12/14/2004
  • Industrial strength security

    How secure are the industrial information systems that control the valves and sensors responsible for the safe operation of your plant? Find out why securing them should be on the top of your 2005 to-do list.

    12/22/2004
  • Industrial network security

    This "special to the web" book, available from ISA.org, provides an introduction to the field of industrial network security and a tutorial on the basics of IT cybersecurity, physical security and personnel security.

    11/22/2004
  • Improve your project's prospects

    In order to get your valuable automation project approved, it's important to understand the criteria by which corporate financial management allocates available funds and assesses potential investments.

    10/20/2004
  • How secure is your plant?

    Is your plant control system safe from cyberwar attack? CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes polls readers on whether their plant control security system is good enough and what they plan to do about it.

    Walt Boyes, Editor in Chief
    07/10/2004
  • HMI software takes on more responsibility

    HMI is not just an operator interface any more. In fact, these days OI is probably the least of its functions. CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt provides a Product Roundup of new HMI devices.

    12/15/2004
  • Has Ethernet/IP become the new face of mining?

    When Australia's mining industry set out to find a standard interface for coal shearing machines as part of its Longwall Automation Project, EtherNet/IP proved to be a ground-breaking technology.

    12/27/2004
  • Get your ducts in a row

    Readers of CONTROL respond with comments, suggestions and a solution to the problem: What can we do to get six identical air flows from our air plennum splitting system?

    10/26/2004
  • Fine tuning the multivariable way

    CONTROL Contributing Editor Wayne Labs takes a look at multivariable pressure transmitters that provide critical process information and meet regulatory specifications.

    12/06/2004
  • Fieldbus technology improves flow measurement

    As a way to increase reliability and maintain good flow measurements, fieldbus technology provides an opportunity to improve flowmeter performance in a variety of applications.

    David W. Spitzer
    10/22/2004
  • Exchange the Exchanger?

    Problem Solving Ideas: A Reader's Welded Plate Heat Exchanger has Failed Three Times in Six Years--Should They go to a Shell and Tube?

    07/10/2004
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