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  • Technical reference series 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 Volume I: Non-contact Temperature Measurement to your reference shelf and watch this spot to download future editions of this popular educational series.

    12/20/2004
  • Our 13th Annual Readers' Choice Awards

    Find out who won as readers broadcast their opinions on the best suppliers in the process control and automation industry in CONTROL magazine's 13th Annual Readers' Choice Awards.

    12/17/2004
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition

    This newly revised "special to the web" reference book available from the ISA offers overviews of SCADA's component technologies, as well as details necessary to understand the big picture.

    12/15/2004
  • HMI software takes on more responsibility

    HMI is not just an operator interface any more. In fact, these days OI is probably the least of its functions. CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt provides a Product Roundup of new HMI devices.

    12/15/2004
  • Energy economics 101

    Oil company engineer Ed Bullerdieck takes aim at CONTROL columnist Béla Lipták's recent column on the country's Global Energy Policy and makes the case for dealing with the issue much differently.

    12/15/2004
  • What's in your wallet? Check out CONTROL's 14th annual salary survey

    Our 14th Annual Salary and Benefits Survey reports that salary increases were on hold during much of 2004 and job security was a major concern during the first half of the year. However, compensation levels have remained strong and most process automation and control professionals received modest raises. Find out how your salary stacks up against your peers.

    Steve Kuehn, Managing Editor
    12/15/2004
  • Industrial UPS on a DIN-rail

    CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert previews two DIN-rail mount industrial UPSs for 24-VDC applications and explains how, until now, UPSs have not exactly been control panel friendly.

    12/14/2004
  • Bhopal +20, a hard lesson we&rsquo;re still learning

    Managing Editor Steve Kuehn points to lessons learned and not learned during the 20 years since the worst industrial accident in human history in his new Actionable Items column for CONTROL magazine.

    12/14/2004
  • 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
  • Are fieldbus wars heating up again?

    It seems the Fieldbus Wars may be heating up again. What's going on and how will it affect your plant and your plant's pocketbook? CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes provides analysis and commentary.

    12/09/2004
  • Fine tuning the multivariable way

    CONTROL Contributing Editor Wayne Labs takes a look at multivariable pressure transmitters that provide critical process information and meet regulatory specifications.

    12/06/2004
  • CLIFFTENT for process optimization

    CONTROL columnist Terrence K. McMahon learned right from the start that process optimization was a really tough way to sell control systems, as recalled in this edition of Around the Loop.

    12/06/2004
  • Are you up to snuff with S84 and OSHA?

    Check your safety systems liability at the door. Choosing to ignore S84 standards could put your company on a collision course with OSHA and consequently open you up to criminal liability.

    12/06/2004
  • New funding for automation security research

    The Department of Homeland Security believes that improving the security of distributed control and SCADA systems is an important part of securing our country's critical infrastructure.

    12/06/2004
  • Once upon a time in Iraq

    This month's installment of Tales From the Front takes us to Iraq, circa 1962, where a control engineer had to solve an instrumentation cabling problem that was somewhat less easy to do in practice.

    12/01/2004
  • Are You Ready for Process Control?

    Editor in Chief Walt Boyes asserts that today's tools have shifted our viewpoint and that process automation professionals need to care more about the process itself, and not just the controls.

    Walt Boyes
    12/01/2004
  • Lurn how to wryte and spel gud

    Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt offers advice to high school and college students that if you can learn to write clearly, it will put you head and shoulders above your engineering colleagues.

    12/01/2004
  • Out of the barn

    This easy-to-read compilation of a series of articles by PLC inventor Dick Morley covers eight entertaining topical sections, including floor level control systems and the history of the programmable controller.

    12/01/2004
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