Around the Loop columnist Terrence K. McMahon attended the recent IFPAC meeting in Washington and reports that in 2004, 1215,000 NDIR units were shipped worldwide for use in process monitoring and control.
This article points out how fieldbus systems are gaining ground as industrys choice for device to controller communications. But although there are hundreds of different fieldbus protocols, everyone is looking for a common single standard.
In a first for CONTROL and for Honeywell, "show daily" coverage of the Honeywell User Group meeting June 13-16 in Phoenix, Ariz., will be by special editions of ControlGlobal.com E-News. Written by content vice-president Keith Larson, and chief editor Walt Boyes, the newsletters will report on the event, with news and commentary as only CONTROL can provide. All subscribers to ControlGlobal.com E-News will receive these special editions, as will Honeywell User Group attendees. In addition, chief editor Boyes will be blogging live from the event, so click on the link above and check out CONTROL's editors' blog.
Initiatives in alarm management are extensive and are based on the wealth of experience and knowledge end users provide. Find out ways you can save review time, improve production, and reduce downtime.
Why do we do the Readers Choice Awards? It sure would be easier for the editorial staff of this magazine to sit down and pick out some editors choices. These choices would, in some cases, be considerably different, I can assure you. The reason we dont is that our opinions dont matter.
Alarm systems of one type or another always have been part of industrial machine, robot, and skid control systems, but CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert, PE, notes that there's more to alarm technology than meets the eye ... or ear for that matter.
In his June editorial for CONTROL, Editor in Chief Walt Boyes believes we are picking unfairly on the security flaws of Microsoft, while ignoring the wider implications of the problem for process automation.