CONTROL columnist Béla Lipták, PE, describes a design project for a pretty efficient building: one that heats itself and does not need to pay energy, even when the outside temperature is near freezing.
Using envelope optimization as a tool, the next generation of process control engineers will be able to convert today's technology into a force that will turn a profit and improve the quality of our lives.
Alarm management is a hot topic, perhaps because incorrect presentation of alarms often confuses operators. This article shows how better alarm management empowers operators to improve plant performance.
Columnists Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner, PE, bring their wits and more than 70 years of process control experience to bear on your questions, comments and problems in this months installment of Control Talk.
This article provides more of what you need to know to survive in the world of connected data by introducing the XSLT programming language, which brings the benefits of XML to industrial automation applications.
New to ControlGlobal.com is Automation Minute. In this videocast, Control Editor in Chief Walt Boyes notes that suppliers who aren't thinking about new ways to work with their end users risk being steam rolled over by those that do. The Internet has given us the ability for this to happen, and what can happen usually does.
Compiled by the editors of ControlGlobal.com and ControlDesign.com, this monthly e-newsletter will keep you up to date on the most current new products available to the market place for process, factory and machine-control applications.
SCADA is changing rapidly, and the end users agree. In this Automation Minute videocast, CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes notes that the technology is in fact highly volatile, with many challenges and changes coming in the next few years.
Its time the industry develops new content and new ways of delivering it to young automation professionals, the ones who are so hard to find, and who are so leery of joining professional organizations.
Each year, the top three vote getters are inducted by their peers into the Process Automation Hall of Fame. The careers of this years class run the gamut from the theoretical to the ruthlessly practical.