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  • How do I measure tank gauging accuracy?

    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
  • 10 things end-users need to know about vendors

    The selection of a supplier, especially for large control systems, is a complex undertaking. To help end-users with automation vendor selection, here’s a checklist organized in 10 categories.

    12/02/2005
  • DCS engineering help is just around the world!

    Where can you turn when you need design and engineering services and your local DCS technology providers have run out of ideas? Well, expertise today can be outsourced from just about anywhere.

    10/14/2005
  • Control system architectures: Remote control

    By using fieldbus, OPC links, secure data transmission systems, appropriate software and modern server technologies, you, too, can build your own server-based architecture. That is, if you are ready for it.

    06/20/2005
  • The A Ship and B Ship: Which one are you on?

    If you approve invoices and plans from subcontractors that do work you wish you could be doing, then most likely, you are becoming more of a B-Ship paper-pusher than an engineer.

    06/01/2005
  • Real-time expert system a real gold mine

    Mine revenues jumped $7 million per year at Kemess Mines in British Columbia after installation of an expert system controlling the process, and pushed throughput by 5%.

    06/01/2005
  • Make your automation processes better

    There is no lack of technologies available that can improve your automation systems. The trick is to find, evaluate, and implement them without spending an inordinate amount of time, or taking on too much risk.

    05/20/2005
  • C’mon, vendors, let’s step up!

    ISA has been trying for years to get employers in the process industries to support process automation careers, but it could do a lot more if it had the volunteer involvement it used to have from vendors.

    05/15/2005
  • Ten steps to secure control systems

    This "special to the web" article summarizes the 10 most important design and process principles that, while not guaranteed to secure a system, ensure your control systems are as secure as practical.

    05/12/2005
  • The cyber security assessment methodology

    Check out the methodology behind cyber security in this "special to the web" article by Jay Abshier, and assess your network’s intrusion protection/detection plan.

    05/12/2005
  • What's in your server?

    Security threats to control system networks are a fact of life. Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt shares tips and techniques he culled from end users and vendors on how you can keep the Barbarians at bay.

    02/26/2005
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Has Ethernet/IP become the new face of mining?

    When Australia's mining industry set out to find a standard interface for coal shearing machines as part of its Longwall Automation Project, EtherNet/IP proved to be a ground-breaking technology.

    12/27/2004
  • Dynamic simulation aids recycling plant redesign

    A poor design and high consumption costs shut this Pennsylvania paper recycling plant down, but an in-house implementation of full, dynamic process simulation got it all tuned up for a successful restart.

    12/09/2004
  • NASCAR on an industrial scale

    Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt believes that what Joe Gibbs Racing does with its approach to R&D should be taught in our country's industrial engineering schools and MBA programs.

    Rich Merritt, Senior Technical Editor
    11/07/2004
  • Advanced process control? "Think" it so!

    Humans replacing PLCs? This "special to the web" article for ControlGlobal.com ponders the possibility of process operators controlling a myriad of automation control systems using only thought!

    Jeffrey R. Harrow
    11/07/2004
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