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  • SCADA system specification

    Process control authority Bela Liptak brings in specialists from his cadre of co-authors to answer a reader's question. Find out where to obtain a general specification of a SCADA system.

    06/07/2005
  • Bonkers vortex meter spells double trouble

    Control Talk columnists Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner offer up a bit of humor along with the answer to April's Puzzler on why a vortex meter measuring toothpaste went bonkers.

    06/05/2005
  • An alarming situation

    Alarm systems of one type or another always have been part of industrial machine, robot, and skid control systems, but CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert, PE, notes that there's more to alarm technology than meets the eye ... or ear for that matter.

    06/05/2005
  • Reflections on the 2005 WBF conference

    In this "special to the web" article for ControlGlobal.com, WBF Chairman Maurice Wilkins offers his thoughts on the 2005 WBF conference held last month in Atlantic City.

    06/02/2005
  • 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
  • Security is more than hating Microsoft

    In his June editorial for CONTROL, Editor in Chief Walt Boyes believes we are picking unfairly on the security flaws of Microsoft, while ignoring the wider implications of the problem for process automation.

    06/01/2005
  • 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
  • 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
  • CONTROL’s 2005 Buyer’s Guide

    Now available online, the 2005 Buyers Guide provides the process automation, instrumentation and controls community with the industry's newest and most comprehensive directory to suppliers of machine components and devices in more than 100 different product categories. From Annunciators and Analytical Instrumentation to Valves and Weighing Systems, it's all inside.

    05/25/2005
  • Free Download of Technical Reference Book on Measurement and Control

    ControlGlobal.com has partnered with Omega Engineering to make the Transactions in Measurement and Control technical reference series available for free download. Add Force-related Measurements to your reference shelf and watch this spot to download future editions of this popular educational series.

    05/20/2005
  • Special rules for tuning level controllers

    Loss of level controls can kill a process in a heartbeat, so tuning them properly should be a priority. F.G. Shinskey reports on the different tuning rules that apply to level loops based on vessels being regulated.

    05/20/2005
  • 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
  • Life's a batch!

    Efficient batch control can be both an art and science, writes CONTROL contributor Gregory K. McMillan, so act accordingly for best results, and always remember "it's survival of the fittest" out there.

    05/17/2005
  • 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
  • Predictive maintenance to the rescue!

    As the maintenance crisis continues to brew, process control vendors are stepping on the marketing toes of the traditional maintenance suppliers, whereas they should be stepping up to save the day.

    05/10/2005
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