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  • A disaster safety checklist

    There is no one-size-fits-all solution for business resumption following a negative event. However, ASSE offers this safety and security checklist to assist you before, during and after a disaster.

    01/10/2006
  • What you should know about plant security

    By being aware of the red flags, process plant personnel can enhance the potential for preventing security breaches in their industrial control systems.

    01/10/2006
  • Safety is no accident

    Plant safety and security has never been more important given the current political climate. Here are some web resources for a coordinated, plant-wide response to madness and mayhem.

    01/10/2006
  • My opinion doesn't count!

    Why do we do the Reader's Choice Awards? Because an editor's opinion doesn't matter, that's why. Read Editor Walt Boyes' column about this year's survey and find out who's the best...according to you!

    01/09/2006
  • Readers' Choice Awards: Are you being served?

    The results are in and winners announced. Process control professionals report who offers the best technologies and who best meets their needs in CONTROL's 14th Annual Readers' Choice Awards

    01/09/2006
  • A process only mankind can control

    Global warming, devastating hurricanes and rising ocean currents are all signs of a presently-out-of-control global heat balance that may result in colder winters and our summers permanently disappearing.

    01/09/2006
  • Help us with our March cover story

    Help CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt research his cover story for the March 2006 issue of CONTROL magazine. Click here to take a short poll on Controls/Enterprise Integration.

    12/31/2005
  • Cascade control tuning

    ControlGlobal.com presents "Ask the Experts," a column moderated by noted process control authority and columnist Bela Liptak. Save yourself the hefty consulting fees by getting the answer to your question from Liptak's cadre of professional automation experts.

    12/27/2005
  • Are you grounded in reality?

    Control Talk columnists McMillan and Weiner get an insightful reply as to why a plant instrument engineer said the control schemes and instruments successfully used at other locations won't work in his plant.

    12/23/2005
  • Shazam! It's a real-time controller!

    The TwinCAT software line from Beckhoff Automation has brought users the ability to turn any compatible PC into a real-time controller.

    12/21/2005
  • Old flywheel technology finds new uses

    Read how high-tech flywheels can be used in place of batteries in process plant UPSs when backup power is needed during short-term disturbances and to ride through from utility to generator power.

    12/21/2005
  • How do I measure tank gauging accuracy?

    ControlGlobal.com presents "Ask the Experts," a column moderated by noted process control authority and columnist Bela Liptak. Save yourself the hefty consulting fees by getting the answer to your question from Liptak's cadre of professional automation experts.

    12/21/2005
  • CAE software for instrument engineering

    ControlGlobal.com presents "Ask the Experts," a column moderated by noted process control authority and columnist Bela Liptak. Save yourself the hefty consulting fees by getting the answer to your question from Liptak's cadre of professional automation experts.

    12/21/2005
  • Control software gets sophisticated

    In this Product Roundup of control software in the process automation industry, Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt finds that small software companies are taking the lead in pushing technology to end users.

    12/21/2005
  • The house that function blocks built

    Ian Verhappen, Chair of the Foundation Fieldbus User Group and Vice President of Standards for ISA, offers his perspective and experience on what’s happening in the world of industrial fieldbus.

    12/20/2005
  • An interview with Matrikon's Mike Brown

    In this first ever ControlGlobal.com podcast, Editor in Chief Walt Boyes discusses the state of process optimization and real time process management with one of the people who invented the discipline, Process Optimization Guru Mike Brown.

    12/20/2005
  • Raise an alarm about alarms

    Sure, having more alarms is a plus if they contribute to better plant operation. But nowadays, more and more plants have numerous alarms that are causing more trouble than they are worth.

    12/15/2005
  • How to avoid alarm management mistakes

    This article examines common mistakes made implementing an effective alarm management project and recommends a methodology that will make your plant and personnel more productive.

    12/15/2005
  • Alarm notification goes global

    Software and hardware from HMI and PLC vendors now push alarm notification, identification, and analysis to new levels undreamed of in the hard-wired world.

    12/15/2005
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