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  • Shazam! It's a real-time controller!

    The TwinCAT software line from Beckhoff Automation has brought users the ability to turn any compatible PC into a real-time controller.

    12/21/2005
  • Old flywheel technology finds new uses

    Read how high-tech flywheels can be used in place of batteries in process plant UPSs when backup power is needed during short-term disturbances and to ride through from utility to generator power.

    12/21/2005
  • How do I measure tank gauging accuracy?

    ControlGlobal.com presents "Ask the Experts," a column moderated by noted process control authority and columnist Bela Liptak. Save yourself the hefty consulting fees by getting the answer to your question from Liptak's cadre of professional automation experts.

    12/21/2005
  • CAE software for instrument engineering

    ControlGlobal.com presents "Ask the Experts," a column moderated by noted process control authority and columnist Bela Liptak. Save yourself the hefty consulting fees by getting the answer to your question from Liptak's cadre of professional automation experts.

    12/21/2005
  • Control software gets sophisticated

    In this Product Roundup of control software in the process automation industry, Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt finds that small software companies are taking the lead in pushing technology to end users.

    12/21/2005
  • The house that function blocks built

    Ian Verhappen, Chair of the Foundation Fieldbus User Group and Vice President of Standards for ISA, offers his perspective and experience on what’s happening in the world of industrial fieldbus.

    12/20/2005
  • An interview with Matrikon's Mike Brown

    In this first ever ControlGlobal.com podcast, Editor in Chief Walt Boyes discusses the state of process optimization and real time process management with one of the people who invented the discipline, Process Optimization Guru Mike Brown.

    12/20/2005
  • Raise an alarm about alarms

    Sure, having more alarms is a plus if they contribute to better plant operation. But nowadays, more and more plants have numerous alarms that are causing more trouble than they are worth.

    12/15/2005
  • How to avoid alarm management mistakes

    This article examines common mistakes made implementing an effective alarm management project and recommends a methodology that will make your plant and personnel more productive.

    12/15/2005
  • Alarm notification goes global

    Software and hardware from HMI and PLC vendors now push alarm notification, identification, and analysis to new levels undreamed of in the hard-wired world.

    12/15/2005
  • Second-tier systems replace legacy controls

    Got an old control system? Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt looks at a few case histories where companies chose products and services from second tier vendors to replace their legacy control systems.

    12/15/2005
  • How to bring thermography in house

    Got any naked thermal images of your gas plant? Would you like to see some? We thought so. This article shows how simply doing more thermal imaging can increase efficiencies and generate savings.

    12/15/2005
  • Metal legos streamline sampling and control

    The new sampling and sensor initiative (NeSSI) delivers a smaller, smarter approach that is resulting in savings now, and improved process control soon. So where does NeSSI go from here?

    12/15/2005
  • Under the hood of override control

    All the techniques for preventing reset windup of non-selected controllers will perform comparably to reset feedback if the dynamics of the various loops aren’t too dissimilar.

    12/14/2005
  • Want to see something really scary?

    Getting into your control system requires skill, but it's not beyond the ability of a professional hacker who is being paid to get into your system undetected.

    12/13/2005
  • Secure your wireless information channel

    Among the obstacles that process control pioneer Dick Caro sees affecting the advance of wireless technology are the security of the information channel and powering wireless devices.

    12/13/2005
  • Tuning cascade loops

    Tuning a cascade loop is simple, as long as the concepts of the cascade loop are understood. In this installment of "How Do I . . ." we take a look at a common cascade loop application.

    12/12/2005
  • Yokogawa rolls out plan for global leadership

    Yokogawa recently marked its 90th anniversary by laying out plans for an aggressive growth trajectory. Here's Publisher and VP of Content, Keith Larson's take on the Tech Innovation Fair held in Japan.

    12/08/2005
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