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  • Boyes talks turkey with User Group leadership

    In this 11-minute video update, recorded during the 2007 Honeywell User Group Americas Symposium in Phoenix, CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes discusses the evolving importance of user groups in our industry with Enterprise Products’ Randy Underwood and ExxonMobil’s Dave Otto, chair and co-chair, respectively, of the Honeywell User Group.

    06/11/2007
  • Process news from across the pond

    Here are excerpts from the May 2007 issue of Andrew Bond’s Industrial Automation Insider, a monthly newsletter covering the important industrial automation news and issues as seen from the U.K.

    Andrew Bond
    06/08/2007
  • Controlling the Whole Column

    In the next installment of this series, CONTROL Columnist Béla Lipták, PE, discusses the overall control strategies for optimizing the distillation column to maximize production and minimize operating costs.

    Bela Liptak
    06/08/2007
  • The ABCs of XML, Part 4

    This article provides more of what you need to know to survive in the world of connected data by identifying a few common problems you are likely to encounter transforming XML into other formats.

    John T. Sever
    06/08/2007
  • Biomass fuel production gets sweeter

    Improved instrumentation and control strategies allow biofuel producers to reap the benefits of new processing techniques and advanced control strategies. CONTROL Contributor David W. Spitzer reports.

    David W. Spitzer
    06/08/2007
  • Fieldbus in hazardous areas

    Digital fieldbus networks have created new options for installing devices in hazardous areas by simplifying implementation of IS systems and avoiding explosion-proof enclosure conduit systems.

    Dan Hebert
    06/08/2007
  • Smart pressure

    As the smart pressure transmitter market for complex applications continues to grow, our Product Roundup this month focues in on it as one of the primary products used in the process industries.

    Patti Pool
    06/08/2007
  • Integration across the fourth dimension

    In the heavy continuous process industries, well-evolved simulation tools exist to aid in process design, but how well do they really integrate with the mechanical design tools they feed?

    Keith Larson
    06/08/2007
  • Webcast: Safety systems – Experts talk

    If a safety system is "good enough" for the lab, does that mean it's good enough for your plant? This on-demand webcast lets you listen in on a group of leading process industry safety system experts as they divulge the hidden costs and side effects associated with safety systems embedded with control systems.

    06/07/2007
  • Regulating inlet fluid temperature

    In this installment of Ask the Experts, Béla Lipták and his cadre of leading experts in process automation, share tips on regulating inlet fluid temperature and controlling the stroking time of a control valve.

    06/07/2007
  • The best of the best, Part 6

    Control Talk columnists McMillan and Weiner continue their multipart series of talks with some of the Great Minds in Process Control. This month it’s Terry Blevins, 2004 Control Hall of Fame inductee.

    Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner
    06/07/2007
  • What's it gonna take to make what we do visible?

    KPIs, KPIs! If what we do as automation engineers is not visible to the financial management systems, it never happened! In this Automation Minute, CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes suggests picking projects that can show a step-change in performance and profitability, and not ones that can be overwhelmed or hidden by G&A allocations.

    06/05/2007
  • Reader Feedback: Keeping it simple

    A little reader feedback suggests that repeating the patterns of behavior of the past three decades in process automation will, not surprisingly, yield similar results.

    06/04/2007
  • Anyone watching your assets?

    Every system benefits from having properly trained individuals examining diagnostics and error messages, but fieldbus has the power to free those savvy techs from tedious hours watching screens.

    John Rezabek
    06/04/2007
  • Get up, out and about

    Though some engineers say their industries and job prospects have recovered recently, many say that their administrators’ main mission is to wring as much short-term cash as possible from their operations.

    Jim Montague
    06/04/2007
  • Loop controllers

    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 loop controllers.

    06/04/2007
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