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  • Tools to keep your plant competetive

    This supplement from the HART Communication Foundation is loaded with useful tips on how to identify projects that provide a high ROI and significant value to your operation.

    09/19/2005
  • How to identify high-value projects

    Industry experts recommend a number of strategies to help users identify the most high-value applications and are nearly unanimous that the greatest ROI lies in the ability to continuously monitor field instruments.

    09/18/2005
  • Top ten signs you're an endangered species

    Why is the instrument engineer such a rare find? The answers may be in the standard dialog on the causes of endangerment. Here are the Top Ten Signs you are an Endangered Species.

    09/11/2005
  • Keep the bus from slowing to a crawl

    Ian Verhappen, Chair of the Foundation Fieldbus User Group and Vice President of Standards for ISA, offers his perspective and experience on the digital fieldbus network in this exclusive for DigitalField Insider.

    08/31/2005
  • Justifying HART investments to management

    In putting together a case for investing in HART technology, maintenance and operations departments need to stress to management the situations that won't occur as a result of using its capabilities.

    08/30/2005
  • You better know more!

    There is excellent training out there, provided by trainers who aren’t vendors, and don’t have the barely hidden agenda of wanting to sell you stuff.

    08/28/2005
  • Fieldbus Wars continue: EDDL vs. FDT/DTM

    Fieldbus technology expert Dick Caro predicts that as Ethernet-based control networks converge into the domain of fieldbus, there will eventually be a conflict between OPC/DX, FDT/DTM, and EDDL.

    08/23/2005
  • Energy alternatives – Hydrogen

    Around the Loop columnist Terry McMahon asserts that recent industry attempts at producing hydrogen for transportation fuel from natural gas is a huge thermodynamic blunder.

    08/22/2005
  • HART to the future!

    HCF turbocharges plant communications with Enhanced Device Description Language (EDDL) and wireless HART to improve the ability to establish full-time digital connectivity to field devices.

    08/18/2005
  • The summertime blues

    CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes prepares for another round of User Group Madness meetings and says he’d like to see creation of an unbiased user group run by end users of many different products.

    08/07/2005
  • Get your mind right about technology

    The new technology and techniques inherent in the use of today’s fieldbus systems, servers, smart valves and embedded controllers, is affecting our careers, our plants, and our jobs.

    07/25/2005
  • Protocol for SCADA field communications

    ControlGlobal.com contributor Dale Peterson offers his review of the AGA 12 standard, a serial link encryption and authentication protocol for SCADA field communications.

    07/13/2005
  • How can we save ISA?

    The resignation of ISA’s third Executive Director in less than six years makes CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes wonder what ISA has that still matters to the typical process automation end user.

    07/01/2005
  • Top 10 signs a startup has gone wrong

    Control Talk columnists Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner, PE, offer up a bit of humor regarding startups, and how Stan avoided being fired despite a recent Monday morning hangover.

    07/01/2005
  • The U.S. chemical industry: R.I.P.

    Around the Loop columnist Terrence K. McMahon mourns the demise of the U.S. chemical industry, as national plants are being shuttered in ever-increasing numbers with production headed overseas.

    07/01/2005
  • The flavors of industrial Ethernet

    Ian Verhappen, Chair of the Foundation Fieldbus User Group and Vice President of Standards for ISA, offers his perspective and experience on the digital fieldbus network in this exclusive for DigitalField Insider.

    06/28/2005
  • HART Communication – Dispelling the Myths: Part II

    This "special to the web" article is designed to increase your knowledge about the HART Field Communications Protocol. Find out its benefits and dispel the myths surrounding this powerful technology.

    06/28/2005
  • HART communication – Dispelling the myths

    This "special to the web" aricle is designed to increase your knowledge about the HART Field Communications Protocol. Fnd out its benefits and dispel the myths surrounding this powerful technology.

    06/10/2005
  • ISA AD Spring Symposium turns 50

    With more than 250 significant petrochemical and refining facilities within commuting distance, Houston is the epicenter of the process analyzer universe.

    06/01/2005
  • On the bus: Design hurdles to fieldbus technology

    Ian Verhappen, Chair of the Foundation Fieldbus User Group and Vice President of Standards for ISA, offers his perspective and experience on the digital fieldbus network in this exclusive for DigitalField Insider.

    05/30/2005
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