If you dont 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.
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.
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.
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
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?
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.
This month's Technically Speaking column compares mechanical, analog and digital recorders for data acquisition and concludes that local data logging can be the easiest way to satisfy regulatory requirements.
No matter how the organizers spin it, the decision to move National Manufacturing Week to the suburbs next year won’t resonate well with exhibitors, according to Industrial Networking Editor in Chief, Joe Feeley.
The challenge we face, according to contributing writer Ian Verhappen, is to integrate multiple protocols in a seamless environment, with the first step being digital communication between all components.
Government quietly warns utilities to beef up their computer security over heightened concerns that electric companies have failed to adequately fortify defenses against a potential catastrophic strike.