In this Automation Minute videocast, CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes wonders why we as an industry don't get the respect we deserve. Afterall, weve been doing networking since before there was Ethernet and computers since before companies had IT departments.
The ASM Consortium, and the Center for Chemical Process Safety, ISA, the IEC and other organizations have been out beating the drum for increased operator training and improved alarm management and human-machine-interfaces.
KPIs, KPIs! If what we do as automation engineers is not visible to the financial management systems, it never happened! In this Automation Minute, CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes suggests picking projects that can show a step-change in performance and profitability, and not ones that can be overwhelmed or hidden by G&A allocations.
CONTROL Managing Editor Nancy Bartels tackles relationship issues inherent in plant-to-enterprise integration projects and says it's not the complex, knotty, technical problems, but rather the squishy skills that can make or break your project.
If a safety system is "good enough" for the lab, does that mean it's good enough for your plant? This on-demand webcast lets you listen in on a group of leading process industry safety system experts as they divulge the hidden costs and side effects associated with safety systems embedded with control systems.