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  • ALON USA boosts process safety, efficiency

    This six-minute videocast shows how ALON USA’s Big Springs refinery is taking advantage of the latest Honeywell technologies—including wireless, integrated safety, efficiency and asset reliability.

    06/12/2007
  • Webcast: Safety systems – Experts talk

    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.

    06/07/2007
  • What's it gonna take to make what we do visible?

    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.

    06/05/2007
  • Beware straight-line projections

    Market analyst research reports often predict growth rates or adoption curves in a straight-line extrapolation of the recent past, but in the real world, things are seldom so predictable or comfortable.

    Keith Larson
    04/13/2007
  • More about cost estimating process analyzer projects

    Gary Nichols concludes his series on the proper design and project management of process analyzer systems, this time addressing estimate accuracy and cost by project stage and work breakdown structure.

    Gary D. Nichols
    04/13/2007
  • Getting employee training right

    In our April cover story, Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, talks about the state of the art in training for the automation profession and how it is evolving to fit the needs of process control end users.

    Dan Hebert
    04/02/2007
  • The end of the affair

    RoHS-type initiatives in the EU adhere to regulations that say control vendors must design products for environmentally safe end-of-life disposal. But who is jumping on this train in North American, and when?

    Mike Spear
    03/06/2007
  • Why traditional automation marketing has to change

    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.

    01/22/2007
  • The power of the Sun: Part 1

    In discussing global energy issues, CONTROL columnist Béla Lipták, PE, estimates that global warming damage will consume as much as 20% of the global GDP by 2020 even without energy wars.

    01/05/2007
  • Seeds with teeth!

    Senior Tech Editor Jim Montague muses that maybe it's time to think up some new incentive programs for individuals and teams to make more and better innovations in process control applications.

    01/05/2007
  • What kind of training do you really need?

    As supervisors and employees from outside the research environment are surveyed on thesis-based degree programs, continuing education expectations will converge—and not toward those of the supervisors.

    11/10/2006
  • Energizing the enterprise

    Asset management will put the zip back in your plants! CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes reports on the industry’s stampede toward asset management systems for productivity improvement.

    11/01/2006
  • Collaborative process control: The Dow/ABB story

    This article discusses what was involved in building a close working relationship with a vendor and the elements that are essential to starting and sustaining any collaborative relationship that yields results.

    11/01/2006
  • Unintended consequences: It’s the law!

    Technology introduces both benefits and dangers, but as new solution building blocks become available, we have to be aware of not only their benefits, but also limitations their designers haven’t considered.

    10/10/2006
  • Best-practices gulf is poised to widen

    As best-in-class, global manufacturing companies strive toward standardizing systems and improving business processes, the gulf between top-performers and technology laggards continues to widen.

    10/10/2006
  • The changing face of automation engineering

    CONTROL looks at lights-out plants, online as-builts, remote asset management, and all the other things that will be necessary to make up for the lack of trained automation professionals in the next 20 years.

    09/11/2006
  • Online training videos explode the myths of plant performance

    "The 6 Myths of Process Performance" identifies the right things to focus on for improved process performance. The myths represent outdated methods of plant performance improvement. Each myth is debunked in a short 5-minute video.

    08/15/2006
  • The rise of the User Group meeting

    Whether they’re called fairs, exchanges, summits, worlds, symposia, or user conferences, hosting or attending at least one such event each year is now a routine part of how industrial automation gets done.

    07/19/2006
  • Who should do your next project?

    Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, takes a look at ways you can make an automation contractor selection based on project size, scope, and support requirements in this installment of Technically Speaking.

    06/12/2006
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