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  • Networking data not for dummies

    By using process variable (PV) and Status information only, you can effectively take a small sip from the fire hose of information available with today’s smart transmitters. Be careful you don’t get soaked!

    03/14/2006
  • Is FDT good for fieldbus and device networks?

    CONTROL’s Ian Verhappen, Chair of the Fieldbus Foundation User Group, looks at the latest battleground in the Fieldbus Wars. Is this Fieldbus Wars II or can FDT/DTM and EDDL work together?

    02/10/2006
  • Global warming: A trillion-dollar hoax

    Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt comments on the hoax being foisted upon us by tree-huggers with some enlightened research that completely debunks the junk science surrounding global warming.

    02/07/2006
  • Are you grounded in reality?

    Control Talk columnists McMillan and Weiner get an insightful reply as to why a plant instrument engineer said the control schemes and instruments successfully used at other locations won't work in his plant.

    12/23/2005
  • 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
  • The house that function blocks built

    Ian Verhappen, Chair of the Foundation Fieldbus User Group and Vice President of Standards for ISA, offers his perspective and experience on what’s happening in the world of industrial fieldbus.

    12/20/2005
  • Intrinsically safe fieldbus applications

    This article takes a look at ways companies get around limited power and other hazardous environment barriers to connect more fieldbus devices using a technology that goes beyond FISCO.

    11/22/2005
  • Engineers can control the economy: Part II

    In this second installment, CONTROL Columnist Béla Lipták, PE, illustrates an assumed ANN model of the U.S. economy to show what can happen when advanced process control meets economics.

    11/14/2005
  • Largest Foundation fieldbus complex completed

    SECCO’s petrochem process facility goes from bare ground to on line in 27 months using a main instrument vendor to engineer and implement automation and control systems, and manage its multiple suppliers.

    11/10/2005
  • Daytime talk is a hoot and a holler

    McMillan and Weiner imagine a transcript of a control engineer on a daytime talk show and offer up the Top 10 reasons why you won’t find a model-based control text book anywhere in today’s college classroom.

    11/06/2005
  • Training EPCs with whip, chair and gun

    Despite what we think, instrumentation and control is not a core component of most EPCs, but rather a necessary support service that sells the bread and butter of process and mechanical engineering.

    11/05/2005
  • Data dummies

    Ian Verhappen, Chair of the Foundation Fieldbus User Group and Vice President of Standards for ISA, offers his perspective and experience on what’s happening in the world of industrial fieldbus.

    10/21/2005
  • New book explains Process Analytical Technology

    Around the Loop columnist Terry K. McMahon reviews this new work which compiles tutorials and offers hard experience in implementing process analyzers by a distinguished panel of experts.

    10/19/2005
  • Out here in the fieldbus

    Ian Verhappen, Chair of the Foundation Fieldbus User Group and Vice President of Standards for ISA, offers his perspective and experience on what’s happening in the world of industrial fieldbus.

    10/12/2005
  • When multiple analog transmitters go haywire

    All kinds of high and low level alarms caused this reader to look for the common threads that tripped his control system. Read how troubleshooting the problem revealed the power supply to be the culprit.

    10/12/2005
  • Fiber optic sensors on the horizon

    The spread of fiber optic sensor technology from the laboratory into everyday use has barely begun. It's slashed the cost of communications, and may be poised to do the same for sensing applications.

    09/27/2005
  • EDDL cooperation extended

    Under the latest agreement, a joint maintenance team comprised of the Fieldbus Foundation, Profibus International, the Hart Communication Foundation and the OPC Foundation is in place to further develop EDDL technology. IAInsider's Andrew Bond reports.

    09/23/2005
  • Indoor environment control

    CONTROL's Around the Loop columnist Terry K. McMahan has been following building automation technology since the '70s and concludes that the evolution of this industry has been dramatic.

    09/23/2005
  • Use the tools you have

    Ron Helson, Executive Direxctor of the HART Communication Foundation, contends that HART Communication is one of those tools that might be in your toolbox but needs to be moved to your belt!

    09/20/2005
  • Can we fix embedded intelligence?

    Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt observes that having embedded processors in everything from sensors to control valves can make maintenance dicey when it comes to fixing things around the house.

    09/19/2005
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