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  • One Man’s Story – Part 1

    Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner, PE bring their wits and more than 66 years of process control experience to bear on your questions, comments, and problems. Write to them at controltalk@putman.net.

    08/01/2007
  • Detecting Bunker C Oil Mass Flow

    “Ask the Experts,” on ControlGlobal.com, is moderated by noted process control authority Béla Lipták. Béla and his cadre of leading experts in process automation, recruited from among the co-authors of the Instrument Engineer’s Handbook 4th Edition, are “in the box” all month answering process control questions from all comers. The best will be published here. In order to eliminate misunderstandings, please include P&ID sketches using ISA symbols with your questions.

    08/01/2007
  • A Too-Smart Solution?

    The benefits of installing smart metering systems in the plight of utilities are clear, but implementation is complex.

    Dan Hebert
    08/01/2007
  • Distillation, Part 5: Multiple Products

    In Part 5 of this series on distillation control and optimization, we find that adding a side-stream component to your process gives an additional degree of freedom, but makes it even more essential to not mismatch the variables.

    Bela Liptak
    08/01/2007
  • The Ethernet Bandwagon

    Ethernet capability, smaller footprints localized processing power on deck for I/O products.

    Patti Pool
    08/01/2007
  • Survey Snapshots Wireless Users

    CONTROL recently conducted its first SP100 Wireless Survey of almost 500 readers about where and how they use wireless in their plant-floor applications.

    08/01/2007
  • Action Figures of Summer

    Jim Montague talks about the few process control-related heroes found in the mainstream media and in less-hyped branches of literature and the fine arts.

    Jim Montague
    08/01/2007
  • Invensys Completes Cimnet Buy

    Invensys has completed the acquisition of Cimnet. This acquisition is now being fully integrated into the Wonderware software business unit of Invensys.

    08/01/2007
  • Justifying Fieldbus II

    John Rezabek touches on “hot buttons" that can be tied to a company's fieldbus investment plan.

    John Rezabek
    08/01/2007
  • Through A Looking Glass Brightly

    Cutting-edge viewing technology can potentially simplify the presentation of process control system information

    Jeffrey R. Harrow
    08/01/2007
  • Reader Feedback: Sox for Control Systems?

    Read our argument, does the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, particularly Section 302, which mandates a set of internal procedures designed to ensure accurate financial disclosure, apply to control systems?

    08/01/2007
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