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  • The power of external-reset feedback

    Preventing windup requires reconfiguration of the controller, according to process control consultant, F. Greg Shinskey, and external-reset feedback is the most satisfactory method of accomplishing it.

    05/10/2006
  • Which PLC/HMI platform should I choose?

    Read what The Experts had to say to a reader's question regarding which PLC and HMI platform to choose for their particular process plant automation and controls applications.

    05/10/2006
  • Contact-type level instrumentation rebounds

    Because not all of the non-contact sensors listed here are actually new—some are enhancements to existing products—this year’s Product Roundup may indicate a return to relative normalcy in the level industry.

    05/10/2006
  • Machines staying healthy by staying smart

    Machine health monitoring is going beyond mainstream vibration and oil analysis to embrace increasingly high-resolution sensing and prioritized data processing technologies.

    05/09/2006
  • Nuclear power makes sense

    Whether you believe in global warming, the Kyoto Protocol or hugging trees, building nuclear power plants will create thousands of jobs for control engineers, operators and technicians.

    05/08/2006
  • Full throttle batch and startup response

    Improvements in practices for starting up a loop with a large process time constant, or slow ramp time compared to the dead time, can save 25% or more in batch cycle and startup time. Read how.

    05/08/2006
  • Immigrants are us

    We are all immigrants here, and if you look at the contributions made by immigrants to arts, letters, science and engineering in the U.S. over the past 400 years, the amount of innovation is staggering.

    05/05/2006
  • Fieldbus technology's next biggest hurdle

    If you’re a skid or modular assembly manufacturer and want to differentiate yourself from the crowd, offering digital communications and fieldbus technology could be the ticket.

    05/05/2006
  • Podcast: The ARC Benchmarking Consortium

    CONTROL Editor in Chief, Walt Boyes, interviews ARC's John Wason and Dick Hill on the state of the Benchmarking Consortium after the first two quarters of data has been received.

    04/28/2006
  • Interview with AquaSenors' President Bruce Bathurst

    In another in ControlGlobal.com's series of podcast interviews, CONTROL Editor in Chief, Walt Boyes, interviews Bruce Bathurst about the company’s unique and innovative series of all-digital, fieldbus-equipped wet chemistry parametric sensors.

    04/27/2006
  • Where does the control system integrator go?

    The CSI must be brought into the design phase of the construction process prior to the selection of major equipment and control components in order to review them from a control system standpoint.

    04/24/2006
  • How to determine the ratio of gas mixtures

    Process control authority Bela Liptak brings in specialists from his cadre of co-authors to answer a reader's question. Find out if they agree on a valid way to determine the ratio of chlorine to total gas mixture.

    04/20/2006
  • How to pre-test Foundation fieldbus instruments

    Process control authority Bela Liptak brings in specialists from his cadre of co-authors to answer a reader's question. Find out if they agree on ways to pre-test Foundation fieldbus instruments.

    04/20/2006
  • 15 case-in-points of common control myths

    In a time-proven tradition of subjecting everything to scrutiny and ridicule, columnists McMillan and Weiner offer up the following 15 examples used to help illustrate and demystify control mythology.

    04/18/2006
  • Back in CONTROL!

    Just when he thought he was out, Group Publisher and VP of Content, Keith Larson, is pulled back in. Check out "Wind-up," his new monthly column positioned as a final punctuation for CONTROL magazine.

    04/17/2006
  • America's secret automation think tank

    CONTROL Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt has found a way to solve global warming, our dependence on foreign oil, and the loss of our jobs: Turn the problems over to the NCMS.

    04/17/2006
  • Why do you need performance supervision?

    One way to unlock control system secrets is to implement PSS, a smart performance reporting system that can dramatically help save time, money, and prevent problems with your processes.

    04/17/2006
  • Correlation flowmeters expand technology

    Just when you thought there were more than enough flowmeter technologies, along comes a new kid on the block, presenting new options for gauging and measuring fluid velocity.

    04/17/2006
  • Data logger size matters

    New requirements and regulations are constantly being foisted on you and your plant, and many of these requirements necessitate acquisition and recording of data. Compact data loggers offer a solution.

    04/17/2006
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