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  • Alarm management improves plant operations

    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.

    01/05/2007
  • Artificial intelligence in process automation

    Just how smart will controller intelligence get? CONTROL’s Béla Lipták reports on changes, new concepts, and innovative methods in the use of artificial intelligence in controlling automated processes.

    11/06/2006
  • OPC security – better safe than sorry

    OPC specialist Eric Murphy brings the latest in OPC technology to OPC Connection. This month, he presents important aspects to consider when addressing security in OPC and the process industry.

    09/11/2006
  • The Federation: To boldly go!

    CONTROL contributor and WBF Chairman, Maurice Wilkins, says it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to guess which organizations could and should become members of the Automation Federation.

    08/14/2006
  • OPC – A decade of success by any standard

    OPC specialist Eric Murphy brings the latest in OPC technology and specifications, and his thoughts on where the technology is headed, to OPC Connection, our new Site Resource for the OPC community.

    08/10/2006
  • HMIs evolve in process control

    New HMI technology is putting a whole new (inter)face on how operators view control systems information, while at the same time driving human error out of systems and improving safe work practices.

    08/07/2006
  • Talking alarm management with Eddie Habibi

    PAS founder and CEO Eddie Habibi discusses ways to improve your alarm management system. Habibi’s newly released book fills a void in an area within the process industries that has been kept under wraps until now.

    06/08/2006
  • PC-based control infiltrates process plants

    As PC-based control becomes more widespread in process plants, often via purchased machines and process skids, companies are finding it's a short step to implementing it for control over critical processes.

    05/15/2006
  • Purchasing controls equipment on the Internet

    Going once, going twice. Sold! Learn how process automation professionals are saving thousands of dollars buying or selling industrial controls equipment through online auctions on the Internet.

    04/04/2006
  • The whys and hows of enterprise integration

    CONTROL's Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt reports on enterprise integration, who's doing it, how well it is going, and how information is provided from the process control system to enterpise-level software.

    03/10/2006
  • Under the hood of override control: Part 2

    Users can accomplish forced initialization under adverse conditions, output tracking, and other methods of implementation, including selection based on error and override control using Foundation Fieldbus

    01/16/2006
  • Web mash-ups: 1+1=3

    CONTROL Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, takes an in-depth look at a new web technology that will affect how you'll use the Internet, and how this latest trend could be applied to automation.

    01/16/2006
  • Shazam! It's a real-time controller!

    The TwinCAT software line from Beckhoff Automation has brought users the ability to turn any compatible PC into a real-time controller.

    12/21/2005
  • CAE software for instrument engineering

    ControlGlobal.com presents "Ask the Experts," a column moderated by noted process control authority and columnist Bela Liptak. Save yourself the hefty consulting fees by getting the answer to your question from Liptak's cadre of professional automation experts.

    12/21/2005
  • Control software gets sophisticated

    In this Product Roundup of control software in the process automation industry, Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt finds that small software companies are taking the lead in pushing technology to end users.

    12/21/2005
  • Raise an alarm about alarms

    Sure, having more alarms is a plus if they contribute to better plant operation. But nowadays, more and more plants have numerous alarms that are causing more trouble than they are worth.

    12/15/2005
  • How to avoid alarm management mistakes

    This article examines common mistakes made implementing an effective alarm management project and recommends a methodology that will make your plant and personnel more productive.

    12/15/2005
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