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  • How to succeed at alarm management

    Find out how you can improve the effectiveness of your distributed control alarm systems by better managing the techniques, tools, standards, and procedures you use in your process plant.

    D. Shook PhD, PE,
    04/13/2005
  • How to perform alarm rationalization

    If you don’t deal with your computer-based control alarms in a disciplined manner, uncontrolled alarm growth can result, which can lead to out-of-control alarm systems. Find out what the top 10 reasons are to rationalizing your alarm management system.

    04/13/2005
  • How to rescue your plant from alarm overload

    Everyone who has a distributed control system has encountered alarm management issues. The reason is simple: A DCS makes over-alarming all too easy. Find out ways you can rescue your plant by taking responsibility and ownership of your alarm management system.

    04/13/2005
  • Jimmy Neutron meets the Woz

    Dick Morley, father of the modern PLC, believes a renaissance in industry technology will be the thrust for the next several decades. Will we, the control engineering geeks, be ready for simple innovations in the Age of Invention?

    04/06/2005
  • So much to learn, so little time

    Process control authority Bela Liptak brings in specialists from his cadre of co-authors to answer a reader's question. Find out which books and online courses they recommend for continued education.

    04/05/2005
  • Painting the world brighter

    A chemical batch manufacturing plant that creates finishes for automotive OEMs has improved its product quality, efficiency and reliability while saving $2 million with a control system upgrade.

    03/15/2005
  • English, the <i>Lingua Franca</i> of control

    In his monthly Control Report, Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt surmises that just as English is the language of international business and air traffic control, so it is with process control.

    03/15/2005
  • Process controllers don't do windows

    Embedded operating systems dominate the process control market, but this soon could change according to Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert in his monthly Technically Speaking column for CONTROL.

    02/22/2005
  • 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
    02/15/2005
  • Power supplies from China cut costs considerably

    Competitive pricing from Asian manufacturers has prompted market growth of power supplies and considerable cost cuts. CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt provides a Product Roundup.

    02/14/2005
  • A roundup of unusual suspects

    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.

    02/02/2005
  • Books for success in the process automation industry

    Covering the world of automation, instrumentation and control, these industry books available from ISA are authoritative, thorough, and written and reviewed by experts. See the extensive array of books selected by our Editors and available through ControlGlobal.com that are designed to help students, professionals and practitioners succeed with today's automation challenges.

    02/01/2005
  • Technocrats take the '318 patent to task

    In this DigitalField Insider web exclusive, Managing Editor Steve Kuehn reports on the Solaia patent case and how it continues to weave its costly way through the courts and U.S. industry.

    02/01/2005
  • Patent infringement case remains a tangled web

    In the April issue of CONTROL magazine, Managing Editor Steve Kuehn reports on how Solaia may have finally met its match now that it has faced off against Rockwell Automation in a U.S. patent court case.

    01/27/2005
  • Taking the heat for replacing a brush hot

    Contributing writer and controls technician Loren Jones proves in this “exclusive to the web” feature that he can’t keep his big mouth shut, and learns that just because you can doesn’t always mean you should.

    01/26/2005
  • In our view, a brand is more than a logo

    We all know advertising can reinforce our brand image, but it can't change it by itself. CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes asks, "How do your company's positive values live up to its brand?"

    01/25/2005
  • Choosing an enlightened control path

    The rapid development of computer technology in advanced distributed control systems (DCS) has brought a Chinese fatty alcohol process plant safely into the modern control era.

    01/18/2005
  • One billion bottles a year on the wall

    A glass manufacturer's new monitoring and control system has increased both the number and quality of bottles the company makes, while at the same time shattering its refining process production costs.

    01/18/2005
  • Making automation pay enterprise-wide

    From the plant floor to the front office, the means often justify the ends, so if the level of credibility does not exist in your company that allows new automation to get approved, then you have some work to do.

    01/18/2005
  • Knights of the pharma industry roundtable

    The PAT Initiative is much more than using process analyzers in pharmaceuticals processes. It is about gaining true understanding of the mechanisms that drive the process and their robustness.

    01/17/2005
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