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  • Painting the world brighter

    A chemical batch manufacturing plant that creates finishes for automotive OEMs has improved its product quality, efficiency and reliability while saving $2 million with a control system upgrade.

    03/15/2005
  • Approach asset management incrementally

    According to Technically Speaking columnist Dan Hebert, PE, local condition monitors allow end users to approach asset management at their own pace, and to address the highest payback items first.

    03/15/2005
  • English, the <i>Lingua Franca</i> of control

    In his monthly Control Report, Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt surmises that just as English is the language of international business and air traffic control, so it is with process control.

    03/15/2005
  • The hard road to our competitive edge, Part III

    In Part III of this Lessons Learned article on recapturing our competitive edge, Béla Lipták suggests the ISA take the lead in educating the general public about the potential of process control and automation.

    03/15/2005
  • The case for valves: Not just open and shut

    Actionable Items columnist Steve Kuehn notes that precision flow control is ensured with well-specified, precisely controlled valves, but for the sake of your process, a penny saved may not be a penny earned.

    03/15/2005
  • Time after time

    Control Talk columnists Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner, PE, weigh in with answers to the January Puzzler that asked why the load cell indication would shift at high noon regardless of the time in the batch sequence.

    03/15/2005
  • ISA <I>Transactions</I> abstracts on ControlGlobal.com

    ControlGlobal.com is pleased to publish abstracts from one of the very few scholarly journals in the process automation field. Keep pace with technology developments and applications from the world's experts.

    03/10/2005
  • Bumpless pump sequencing

    Process control authority Bela Liptak brings in specialists from his cadre of co-authors to answer a reader's question regarding problems with the control scheme for two variable speed pumps.

    03/08/2005
  • Sensing trouble

    Editor in Chief Walt Boyes issues a cognitive dissonance alert! If you want to play in the big leagues and move into the process of control, you would do well to go back and concentrate on the fundamentals.

    03/02/2005
  • Save time and money with field calibrators

    Portable, handheld calibrators save time for technicians on site, OEMs, and large industrial engineering and construction companies. Contributing Editor Wayne Labs provides an in-depth report.

    03/02/2005
  • Lost in translation

    This month's Tales From the Front submission to CONTROL, by frequent contributor Loren Jones, advises us to spell directions out exactly as the boss gives them to us, so that we don't get lost along the way, too!

    03/01/2005
  • In the trenches of Fieldbus War II

    Like the 20th Century’s Great Conflict, the first Fieldbus War never really ended. But what will the outcome be this time? CONTROL writer Ian Verhappen takes an educated guess on how the battle may turn out.

    03/01/2005
  • What's in your server?

    Security threats to control system networks are a fact of life. Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt shares tips and techniques he culled from end users and vendors on how you can keep the Barbarians at bay.

    02/26/2005
  • Making a HART connection

    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.

    02/23/2005
  • Fieldbus is here - are you ready?

    Digital-based protocols, such as those used by fieldbus technology, are finding their way into a wider range of plant automation technologies. Can they be implemented at your plant?

    Joe Conklin, Fieldbus Foundation
    02/23/2005
  • The communications nexus

    There is a point where field communications and security meet. Editor in Chief Walt Boyes comments on what to do when you get there in this "special to the web" exclusive for DigitalField Insider.

    02/23/2005
  • Process controllers don't do windows

    Embedded operating systems dominate the process control market, but this soon could change according to Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert in his monthly Technically Speaking column for CONTROL.

    02/22/2005
  • Server-based DAQ/HMI system cuts seat charges

    To eliminate seat charges for additional HMI terminals across the country, WPS Energy has developed its own web-based data acquisition and HMI system that is applicable across the process control industry.

    02/21/2005
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