DigitalField Insider Columnist Ian Verhappen notes that the most important measure that can be taken to prevent difficulties with a given fieldbus or digital networking project is protocol communication.
Process control authority Bela Liptak brings in specialists from his cadre of co-authors to answer a reader's question. Find out which books and online courses they recommend for continued education. Find out what the difference is in strength between a heating valve and cooling valve for split range control
Industry experts recommend a number of strategies to help users identify the most high-value applications and are nearly unanimous that the greatest ROI lies in the ability to continuously monitor field instruments.
This article addresses the compliance cost of NERC attack prevention standards in the electric power distribution industry and just how little work gets done in a typical plant when the network is down.
What's wrong with those ramps? Well, as the performance of control loops declines over time, there are better alternatives to properly handle potential problems. Check out what to avoid when tuning your ramps.
Process control authority Bela Liptak brings in specialists from his cadre of co-authors to answer a reader's question. Find out from the experts how to perform a life assessment calculation for a Solenoid valve.
Three weeks after Hurricane Rita ripped through Texas, the oil refineries in the region are beginning to process gasoline again. The storm knocked out power and scattered the workforce, yet the restoration is underway. Follow us as the arduous task of picking up the pieces continues.
Ian Verhappen, Chair of the Foundation Fieldbus User Group and Vice President of Standards for ISA, offers his perspective and experience on the digital fieldbus network in this exclusive for DigitalField Insider.
Jim Montague is the new Executive Editor at Control magazine. He brings a wealth of automation and controls knowledge to the position, with 13 years of experience as an editor, most recently as News Editor for Control Engineering magazine. Jim has a BA in English from Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., and will be based in Itasca, Ill.