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  • GE Fanuc’s new push into process

    The company's new Proficy Process Systems offering includes global namespace and available redundancy, along with integrated analysis, execution and ERP connectivity.

    GE Fanuc
  • The latest from ABB Automation World

    CONTROL Editor-in-Chief Walt Boyes blogs all week from ABB Automation World 2007. This year, a record number has gathered in Orlando to see what ABB has to offer, and CONTROL covers it all!

  • A Return to Single-Loop-Integrity

    Control in the field is becoming mainstream once again – just as the ISA SP50 fieldbus committee predicted it would be. CONTROL's regular contributor Dave Harrold looks at the integrity of the control loop.

    Dave Harrold
  • The business value of automation

    WBF’s Director of Strategic Industry Alliances, Rodger Jeffery, is excited about the new challenges our industry faces and suggests we regroup, reorganize, and commit to a stronger working alliance in regards to standards.

    Rodger Jeffery
  • The new energy opportunity

    The changing energy landscape promises to keep process automation professionals quite busy for many years to come. Now, if we can just get that potential through to a few more idealistic adolescents…

    Keith Larson
  • On the same page

    Many plant-floor engineers and IT technicians report they’re coming to a new appreciation of the efficiencies and savings that can be generated by simply integrating their industrial and corporate networks.

    Jim Montague
  • Come together

    Integration of plant-floor, building, physical security, and enterprise network means more changes for unathorized access and more need for intelligent security, cooperation, and training.

  • Ins and outs of remote I/O deployment

    This article for Industrial Networking magazine summarizes data from the recently published Remote I/O study that indicates which market segments have the strongest growth in use of remote I/O.

    Jim Taylor and Joe Feeley
  • Data access from everywhere

    Limitations have kept mobile data access on the tradeshow floor and out of most process plants, but things are changing for the better because of a number of hardware and software tools that are making it practical.

  • Measuring flare gas; Controller set points

    This installment of Ask The Experts focuses on best flare gas measuring devices and how to keep liquid out of the service lines, and how to set up a trim controller to achieve very tight control.

  • Batch executives speed up accurate feeds

    Despite great strides to the increased computing power of PC-based controls and software, many batch applications have been stuck with the same measurement and control methods for 30 years. No longer.

  • Best of the best, Part 3

    In the third installment of this series, Control Talk columnists Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner, PE, continue their interviews with the big names in process control. This time they talk with ISA Fellow Vernon Trevathan.

    Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner
  • Final control

    What’s the latest on control valves? Editor in Chief Walt Boyes takes a look at the current marketplace for the final element that all control stuff is aimed at—the control valve that produces the end result.

    Walt Boyes
  • Get with the right plan

    The process of developing a strategic automation plan isn’t terribly complicated, and despite the number of different available models, each one uses similar techniques and yields similar results.

    Steve Elwart, Ergon Refining, Maurice Wilkins, and Steve Loranger
  • Cost estimating for process analyzer projects

    This article addresses cost estimating for capital projects on which an analyzer system is installed, through start-up and commissioning of the project, to the resultant lifetime cost savings that can be gained.

    Gary D. Nichols
  • Under pressure

    Each month, CONTROL editors take a specific product area, collect all the latest, significant tools we can find, and present them here to make your job easier. This month, pressure instrumentation is the focus.

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