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  • Radar love dominates the level scene

    Market researchers last year predicted radar sensors would be the fastest-growing sensor, and they got it right — this time. Check out CONTROL's Product Roundup of new level instrumentation devices.

    05/10/2005
  • PITTCON/2005: Good meeting, bad place

    Around the Loop columnist Terrence K. McMahon reports on the 56th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, along with its companion Exhibit of Modern Laboratory Equipment (PITTCON/2005).

    05/09/2005
  • Special rules for tuning level controllers (Part-1)

    In Part I of his article on tuning level controllers, process control consultant F.G. Shinskey points out that loss of level controls can kill a process in a heartbeat, so tuning them properly should be a priority.

    05/01/2005
  • Can integration keep your processing plant safe?

    Contributing Editor Wayne Labs reports that the best way to reduce the risks of dealing with dangerous chemicals and equipment that can fail in manufacturing is to integrate safety and process systems from the start.

    04/20/2005
  • Who should provide your network support?

    Decisions about how to support your factory networks can present hard choices. Is outsourcing that support a better choice than utilizing your own IT group? Contributing Editor Wayne Labs reports.

    04/20/2005
  • King Coal is back!

    In his Control Report, Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt surmises that going into coal processing control may be the kind of career opportunity that only comes along once in a lifetime.

    04/20/2005
  • Process analyzers avoid meeting standards

    Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt's Product Roundup of process analyzer systems and components finds that most manufacturers are avoiding NeSSI and PAT standards like the plague.

    04/19/2005
  • Dispelling the myths of HART-enabled devices

    Even though millions of HART-enabled field devices are installed in locations around the world, myths and misconceptions about this powerful technology for control systems abound.

    04/19/2005
  • Three decades of DCS technology

    Distributed control system technology and its pioneers have had a profound effect on our profession and should be recognized, according to Around the Loop columnist Terrence K. McMahon.

    Terrence K. McMahon
    04/18/2005
  • How to succeed at alarm management

    Find out how you can improve the effectiveness of your distributed control alarm systems by better managing the techniques, tools, standards, and procedures you use in your process plant.

    D. Shook PhD, PE,
    04/13/2005
  • How to perform alarm rationalization

    If you don’t deal with your computer-based control alarms in a disciplined manner, uncontrolled alarm growth can result, which can lead to out-of-control alarm systems. Find out what the top 10 reasons are to rationalizing your alarm management system.

    04/13/2005
  • How to rescue your plant from alarm overload

    Everyone who has a distributed control system has encountered alarm management issues. The reason is simple: A DCS makes over-alarming all too easy. Find out ways you can rescue your plant by taking responsibility and ownership of your alarm management system.

    04/13/2005
  • Security could put process control under IT

    With new technology and strategies being developed to protect industrial systems from current and future threats, process control needs to figure out where it's going, according to IA Insider's Andrew Bond.

    04/12/2005
  • Patching SCADA systems

    Since the SCADA community is forced to live with unpatched systems with many known vulnerabilities, compensating security controls are required, according to this "special to the web" article by Dale Peterson

    04/11/2005
  • Jimmy Neutron meets the Woz

    Dick Morley, father of the modern PLC, believes a renaissance in industry technology will be the thrust for the next several decades. Will we, the control engineering geeks, be ready for simple innovations in the Age of Invention?

    04/06/2005
  • So much to learn, so little time

    Process control authority Bela Liptak brings in specialists from his cadre of co-authors to answer a reader's question. Find out which books and online courses they recommend for continued education.

    04/05/2005
  • Can a cheap flowmeter be good?

    Editor in Chief Walt Boyes finds that it isn’t the cost of the device but the durability that engineers are looking for. And it doesn’t have to be accurate, either, as long as it is very repeatable.

    04/05/2005
  • How to run a plant when expertise is lost

    When plant institutional knowledge leaves, process control soon follows. How do you keep your plant running if nobody remembers how? Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt reports.

    03/31/2005
  • Fermilab: Can cheap flowmeters be good?

    CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes takes a look at how an anti-matter factory works at one of the largest high energy physics labs in the world, and why flowmeters are critical to the operation of the plant.

    03/30/2005
  • Network distinctions: Part I

    This comprehensive survey of machine builders, system integrators and end users regarding their use of both wireless and wired Ethernet reveals the perceptions and realities of its use.

    03/29/2005
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