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  • Can we Talk?

    There is some major-league wriggling going on as participants try to avoid simply discussing whether many U.S. oil and gas producers and their supporting industries are doing their best on process safety.

    Jim Montague
    05/10/2007
  • Everything fieldbus

    Every month, Control’s 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, we focus on fieldbus.

    05/10/2007
  • ABB thriving in global sweet spot

    ABB today faces a perfect storm of a different type. Its focus on power and productivity puts it squarely in the frenzied center of global industrial and infrastructure investment.

    Keith Larson
    05/10/2007
  • The best level technology for you

    In this month's installmnet of Product Roundup, we focus on level measurement methods in control systems and instrumentation that might just help you solve a process problem or two.

    Patti Pool
    05/10/2007
  • The bottom line on bottom line automation

    Matrikon's VP of technology, Mike Brown, says process automation users must now tackle the real challenges in their plants and transform work processes during Matrikon Summit 2007 in Chicago.

    05/09/2007
  • Innovation, best practices and optimization

    Matrikon’s Alarm Mik Marvan concluded the session on alarm management at the Matrikon Summit 2007 showing how Matrikon’s Alarm Management System can help companies implement best practices.

    05/09/2007
  • Quicker plant testing and modeling

    Greg Kautzman, a process control engineer at a refinery, reported at Matrikon Summit 2007 the need to address the maintenance challenge associated with time consuming and expensive conventional plant step tests.

    05/09/2007
  • Now for the real-world scenarios

    In yesterday afternoon’s breakdown sessions at the Matrikon Summit 2007, two Matrikon users outlined the challenges and results of their implementations of Matrikon products.

    05/09/2007
  • The global energy future – Part 3

    Control's own Béla Lipták continues his series on the future of global energy, stating that in order to obtain maximum energy recovery, the various solar collectors described all need to track the sun.

    05/07/2007
  • What is taking so long?

    Despite its 30-plus-year history, advanced process control (APC) applications remain few and far between, but it doesn’t need to be that way. Dave Harrold, cofounder of the AFAB Group, reports.

    Dave Horrold
    05/07/2007
  • The skinny on PC-based control systems

    In this column, Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, takes a look at why a process skid manufacturer thinks PC-based control makes sense for its—and other—process applications.

    Dan Hebert
    05/07/2007
  • Controlling distributed processes

    The distributed process—while undeniably complex—can be defined by only two parameters and is relatively easy to control. Our very own guru, Greg Shinskey, provides a detailed tutorial on advanced control.

    F.G. Shinskey
    05/07/2007
  • Distillation control and optimization

    This ebook by noted process authority expert Béla Lipták provides a concise, yet complete analysis of distillation control, showing the potential for savings through better control and optimization.

    05/07/2007
  • One bus for all?

    When it comes to applications that allow our basic controls to function, system lock-ups are intolerable, so it pays to examine the heritage of fieldbus and carefully analyze the market that shaped it.

    John Rezabek
    05/06/2007
  • Finally playing nice

    Editor in Chief Walt Boyes congratulates the members of the SP100 Industrial Wireless Standard committee for their willingness to compromise in the name of service to the end-user community.

    Walt Boyes
    05/01/2007
  • Uncertain safety

    Users seeking appropriate process safety systems aren’t getting enough help from unspecific standards and ideal-world certifications. Here’s how to gain useful safety capabilities in a buyer-beware world.

    Jim Montague
    05/01/2007
  • Fieldbus smokescreen? Helson responds

    In order to disperse the smokescreen, Ron Helson, Executive Director of the HART Communication Foundation, responds to CONTROL contributing Editor John Rezabek’s column regarding HART technology.

    04/24/2007
  • Beware straight-line projections

    Market analyst research reports often predict growth rates or adoption curves in a straight-line extrapolation of the recent past, but in the real world, things are seldom so predictable or comfortable.

    Keith Larson
    04/13/2007
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