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  • A spoonful of industrial computers

    CONTROL's contributing editor Wayne Labs notes that while that well-known spoonful of sugar may work for sick kids, manufacturers may need a dose of industrial computing to cure ailments in their processes.

    01/16/2006
  • Web mash-ups: 1+1=3

    CONTROL Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, takes an in-depth look at a new web technology that will affect how you'll use the Internet, and how this latest trend could be applied to automation.

    01/16/2006
  • Five rules for helping a middle-aged engineer

    Control Talk columnists McMillan and Weiner provide their unique brand of commentary on the handling of cascade loops, then offer up some humor with the Top 10 reasons you should migrate to a new DCS.

    01/16/2006
  • What happens at PAR, stays at PAR

    Around the Loop's Terry McMahon reports on topics covered at the 11th Pharmaceuticals Automation Roundtable, including staying focused on simple logic, and continuing development of automation personnel.

    01/16/2006
  • Security: A Practical Approach to Plant Protection

    Just thinking about the possible threats out there today can give you sleepless nights. Here’s a calm look at principles, approaches and practical tools you can use to increase security at your facility.

    01/10/2006
  • A word about cyber security

    A determined hacker can wreak havoc with your plant or steal your secrets without blinking an eye. But don't leave it to the folks in the IT Department to protect your control systems. Read why.

    01/10/2006
  • Who's working at your plant?

    The backgrounds of intruders may be a mystery, but the backgrounds of people regularly on your site shouldn't be. How carefully does your company check the references of people at your plant?

    01/10/2006
  • 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
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