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  • 10 principles for securing control systems

    KEMA Consultant Jay Abshier takes an unbiased and highly detailed look at where plant security really is, and what is being done to better protect our process automation systems and infrastructure.

  • 10 things end-users need to know about vendors

    The selection of a supplier, especially for large control systems, is a complex undertaking. To help end-users with automation vendor selection, here’s a checklist organized in 10 categories.

  • 2005 Process Automation Hall of Fame

    CONTROL lines up this year's Process Automation Hall of Fame inductees, three chemical engineers who got interested in the nuts, bolts and wires of control processes they learned about in school.

  • 2005 Salary Survey: Par for the course

    CONTROL magazine readers continue to drive salaries on par with the industry, but the green is getting closer as demand for engineers heats up. Find out how your salary stacks up against your peers.

  • 5 steps to effective alarm management

    For operators, engineers, superintendents, plant managers and anyone impacted by process alarms and events, this multimedia tutorial presented by Matrikon reveals the 5 stages to integrating a successful alarm management philosophy.

  • Alarm management for regulated industries

    This article on regulatory drivers for alarm management systems summarizes key best practices, and things the process industry can do to help implement more effective alarm management.

  • Alarm notification goes global

    Software and hardware from HMI and PLC vendors now push alarm notification, identification, and analysis to new levels undreamed of in the hard-wired world.

  • Alarm overload

    Faced with the problem of porting across a large number of alarms from one system to the next, the control room at Kestrel Coal (Australia) required an upgrade to its HMI system.

  • American farmers: Far a field with automation

    You think process engineers are in the forefront of automation? Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt says that when it comes to improving process efficiency, you ain't seen nothin' 'til you been down on the farm!

    Rich Merritt
  • An alarming situation

    Alarm systems of one type or another always have been part of industrial machine, robot, and skid control systems, but CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert, PE, notes that there's more to alarm technology than meets the eye ... or ear for that matter.

  • An interview with Matrikon's Mike Brown

    In this first ever ControlGlobal.com podcast, Editor in Chief Walt Boyes discusses the state of process optimization and real time process management with one of the people who invented the discipline, Process Optimization Guru Mike Brown.

  • Analysts say flowmeter sales are growing

    In this month's Product Roundup, CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt taps into the flowmeter market and discovers that although traditional markets are creeping along, Asian sales are booming.

  • ANSI/ISA standard affects existing SISs

    CONTROL contributor Angela Summers addresses ANSI/ISA 84.00.01-2004 and concludes it is identical to IEC 61511 with one exception: a U.S. grandfather clause for existing safety instrumented systems.

  • Applied control theory moves out

    Industry group gets automation industry support from companies that believe the partnership between industry and academia is most beneficial when theory moves out of the classroom and into the plant.

  • Approach asset management incrementally

    According to Technically Speaking columnist Dan Hebert, PE, local condition monitors allow end users to approach asset management at their own pace, and to address the highest payback items first.

  • Are you grounded in reality?

    Control Talk columnists McMillan and Weiner get an insightful reply as to why a plant instrument engineer said the control schemes and instruments successfully used at other locations won't work in his plant.

  • Ask the Experts

    Process control authority Bela Liptak brings in specialists from his cadre of co-authors to answer a reader's question. Find out what the experts had to say about the topics listed below.

  • Bonkers vortex meter spells double trouble

    Control Talk columnists Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner offer up a bit of humor along with the answer to April's Puzzler on why a vortex meter measuring toothpaste went bonkers.

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