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  • 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
  • Nasty flows require novel flowmeters

    A new multi-phase flowmeter from Agar is unique in that it delivers the goods. The flow measurement system provides gauging of oil, water and gas flows simultaneously without completeley separting the phases.

    04/17/2006
  • Are analyzer vendors ignoring new standards?

    A Product Roundup of process analyzers finds vendors avoiding mentioning NeSSI or PAT compatibility like the plague. What’s keeping them from adopting the new standards, we wonder?

    04/13/2006
  • End users walk the walk

    There’s been a huge language shift in the industry during the past 20 years which is driving end user nuts. It seems the higher you go up in the automation food chain, the harder it is to describe what you do.

    04/07/2006
  • Illusions of freedom and security

    As our society moves towards a more regulated work environment, choosing between the cubicle life or being self-employed has become more difficult. CONTROL contributor, Dick Morley, provides informal tips.

    04/07/2006
  • Unified theory of everthing

    The big problem is that control systems don’t all support OPC the same way or to the same degree, so there’s often no consistent way to capture and transmit even simple items like the status bit of a transmitter.

    04/07/2006
  • Purchasing controls equipment on the Internet

    Going once, going twice. Sold! Learn how process automation professionals are saving thousands of dollars buying or selling industrial controls equipment through online auctions on the Internet.

    04/04/2006
  • Process simulators aren't just for training

    From design to startup and beyond, operator training simulators certainly appear to be worth all the trouble, especially since they can save time and money throughout a process plant's entire lifecycle.

    04/04/2006
  • Get going with Gigabit

    Synchronous protocols based on IEEE1588 deliver workable determinism, but are they necessary given faster Ethernets now available? Paula Doyle, Doctoral researcher, explains their significance.

    03/24/2006
  • OPC as the network glue

    Industrial Networking columnist, Ian Verhappen, addresses open process connectivity (OPC) and how you can use different flavors of it depending on the application and system requirements.

    03/22/2006
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