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  • The changing face of automation engineering

    CONTROL looks at lights-out plants, online as-builts, remote asset management, and all the other things that will be necessary to make up for the lack of trained automation professionals in the next 20 years.

    09/11/2006
  • OPC security – better safe than sorry

    OPC specialist Eric Murphy brings the latest in OPC technology to OPC Connection. This month, he presents important aspects to consider when addressing security in OPC and the process industry.

    09/11/2006
  • Battling process information overload

    A group of co-authors from a chemical plant profile an optimization project they undertook in which real-time performance auditing improved operations and safety in two of its electrolytic processes.

    09/11/2006
  • Wean process off the redundancy pacifier

    With Foundation fieldbus, the old redundancy paradigm no longer applies, so where should we apply it to achieve the fault tolerance we need? Contributing Editor John Rezabek provides analysis and commentary.

    09/08/2006
  • Fieldbus in biopharma applications, Part 2

    This article highlights issues associated with the installation of a multiple-fieldbus control system at a pharma processing facility and talks about its implications for handling an entire manufacturing suite.

    09/08/2006
  • Flowmeter Articles

    The Flowmeter Knowledge Center is a one-stop, educational shop for industrial manufacturing professionals, control technicians, engineering students, and researchers working and training in flowmeter technologies for process control and automation applications in the process manufacturing industries.

    09/07/2006
  • Flowmeter White Papers

    The Flowmeter Knowledge Center is a one-stop, educational shop for industrial manufacturing professionals, control technicians, engineering students, and researchers working and training in flowmeter technologies for process control and automation applications in the process manufacturing industries.

    09/07/2006
  • The only evil

    There are two kinds of network security. Real and imagined, and it can be hard to tell them apart, especially if you don't know how they work and the problems they're supposed to solve.

    09/06/2006
  • Welcome to the Bus Wars, Part Tres

    You may not be aware, but a new bus war is being waged in your plant — the battle of the motion networks. Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, provides analysis and commentary on the newest battle over fieldbus.

    09/01/2006
  • SP50 times two?

    CONTROL Editor Walt Boyes says we need to do more than pay lip service to the idea of user input when it comes to ISA’s SP100 Wireless Standard and proposes formation of a central, unbiased user group.

    09/01/2006
  • 2006 AutomationXchange PAT Roundtable

    Pfizer senior manager team leaders, Lou Pillai and Martin Warman, join the company’s director of process and technology global sourcing, Jeff Miller, in a discussion on PAT with our editors.

    08/22/2006
  • Online training videos explode the myths of plant performance

    "The 6 Myths of Process Performance" identifies the right things to focus on for improved process performance. The myths represent outdated methods of plant performance improvement. Each myth is debunked in a short 5-minute video.

    08/15/2006
  • Finesse introduces new bioreactor control OS

    Walt Boyes talks with Larry West, executive vice president of California-based Finesse, LLC. Boyes and West discuss the introduction of TruBio, the first truly open configurable bioreactor control OS.

    08/14/2006
  • The Federation: To boldly go!

    CONTROL contributor and WBF Chairman, Maurice Wilkins, says it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to guess which organizations could and should become members of the Automation Federation.

    08/14/2006
  • I/O and terminal bocks appear healthy

    This month’s roundup on I/O and terminal blocks demonstrates that the industry seems to be recuperating, product development money is flowing, and companies are getting competitive again.

    08/11/2006
  • OPC – A decade of success by any standard

    OPC specialist Eric Murphy brings the latest in OPC technology and specifications, and his thoughts on where the technology is headed, to OPC Connection, our new Site Resource for the OPC community.

    08/10/2006
  • Boiling water is easy as one, two, three, four

    There’s more to boiler level control than measuring level and adjusting a feedwater valve. Improved measurements and inverse response are just a few of the influences on operating boilers in a reliable manner.

    08/10/2006
  • NeSSI tames the communications monster

    The new sampling/sensor initiative (NeSSI) is moving steadily to fulfill its original promise of increased efficiencies, costs-savings, and micro-analytic capabilities despite recent growing pains related to fieldbus.

    08/10/2006
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