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  • Institutional knowledge for the future

    Knowledge earned by hard work and experience in process automation is waning at an alarming rate, but there are a few shining lights on the industrial landscape. CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes comments.

    02/10/2006
  • The MOD Squad: Process automation at Dow

    In the first of a six-part series, a team from Dow Chemical shares its perspective and techniques for developing its own process automation and safety systems, lessons learned, and why it took the path it did.

    02/10/2006
  • Standards bring order to chaos

    Implementation of the New Sampling/Sensor Initiative (NeSSI) standards will simplify sample system design, installation and operation, fundamentally changing and improving the way we do process analysis.

    02/10/2006
  • 2006 Process Automation Hall of Fame

    Look, kids! Real automation heroes! Editor in Chief Walt Boyes reports on the automation stalwarts whose contributions to the art and practice of the discipline earned them a spot as inductees into the Process Automation Hall of Fame.

    02/07/2006
  • Global warming: A trillion-dollar hoax

    Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt comments on the hoax being foisted upon us by tree-huggers with some enlightened research that completely debunks the junk science surrounding global warming.

    02/07/2006
  • Users left with skid marks

    Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt takes an unbiased and detailed look at the way end users and skid builders feel about each other and concludes that what we have here is a failure to communicate.

    01/22/2006
  • Flame detector stops false alarms

    Multi-spectrum IR sensing and neural network processing is combined in one device to give automation professionals a potent new tool in protecting people and plants from dangerous flame sources.

    01/22/2006
  • Improved performance for accredited thermal processes

    The move to a greater degree of furnace compliance for thermal treatments is building confidence between thermal processing equipment manufacturers and customers. This paper introduces ways you can optimize equipment to meet the need for improved performance.

    01/18/2006
  • Microsoft Factory getting ready to take control

    Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt surmises that when Microsoft Factory software arrives in the not-too-distant future, the cost of asset management will drop to the point where everybody can afford it.

    01/16/2006
  • Control system migration or migraine?

    Birds know when to fly south for the winter, but how do automation engineers figure out when it's time to migrate? CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes looks at the latest battleground between vendors.

    01/16/2006
  • Under the hood of override control: Part 2

    Users can accomplish forced initialization under adverse conditions, output tracking, and other methods of implementation, including selection based on error and override control using Foundation Fieldbus

    01/16/2006
  • 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
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