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.
OPC not only provides a standardized mechanism for collection of real time process data, it also enables multi-vendor historical analysis solutions that help maximize return on process history investments.
To make server-based systems work, the real-time controls have to go it alone when necessary. CONTROL Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt takes a look at some of the distributed intelligence that makes it all possible.
This article on HMI upgrades for control systems includes suggestions on project approaches, managing data sources and managing the data funnel. Also included: a ten-step process for you to manage reality