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  • Real-time expert system a real gold mine

    Mine revenues jumped $7 million per year at Kemess Mines in British Columbia after installation of an expert system controlling the process, and pushed throughput by 5%.

    06/01/2005
  • On the bus: Design hurdles to fieldbus technology

    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.

    05/30/2005
  • CONTROL’s 2005 Buyer’s Guide

    Now available online, the 2005 Buyers Guide provides the process automation, instrumentation and controls community with the industry's newest and most comprehensive directory to suppliers of machine components and devices in more than 100 different product categories. From Annunciators and Analytical Instrumentation to Valves and Weighing Systems, it's all inside.

    05/25/2005
  • Free Download of Technical Reference Book on Measurement and Control

    ControlGlobal.com has partnered with Omega Engineering to make the Transactions in Measurement and Control technical reference series available for free download. Add Force-related Measurements to your reference shelf and watch this spot to download future editions of this popular educational series.

    05/20/2005
  • Special rules for tuning level controllers

    Loss of level controls can kill a process in a heartbeat, so tuning them properly should be a priority. F.G. Shinskey reports on the different tuning rules that apply to level loops based on vessels being regulated.

    05/20/2005
  • Make your automation processes better

    There is no lack of technologies available that can improve your automation systems. The trick is to find, evaluate, and implement them without spending an inordinate amount of time, or taking on too much risk.

    05/20/2005
  • Life's a batch!

    Efficient batch control can be both an art and science, writes CONTROL contributor Gregory K. McMillan, so act accordingly for best results, and always remember "it's survival of the fittest" out there.

    05/17/2005
  • C’mon, vendors, let’s step up!

    ISA has been trying for years to get employers in the process industries to support process automation careers, but it could do a lot more if it had the volunteer involvement it used to have from vendors.

    05/15/2005
  • Ten steps to secure control systems

    This "special to the web" article summarizes the 10 most important design and process principles that, while not guaranteed to secure a system, ensure your control systems are as secure as practical.

    05/12/2005
  • The cyber security assessment methodology

    Check out the methodology behind cyber security in this "special to the web" article by Jay Abshier, and assess your network’s intrusion protection/detection plan.

    05/12/2005
  • Predictive maintenance to the rescue!

    As the maintenance crisis continues to brew, process control vendors are stepping on the marketing toes of the traditional maintenance suppliers, whereas they should be stepping up to save the day.

    05/10/2005
  • The next generation of smarter valves

    In the next decade, much improvement and change is expected in the design of smart and self-diagnosing control valves, with potential advantages outweighing the required investment of time and money.

    05/10/2005
  • Radar love dominates the level scene

    Market researchers last year predicted radar sensors would be the fastest-growing sensor, and they got it right — this time. Check out CONTROL's Product Roundup of new level instrumentation devices.

    05/10/2005
  • PITTCON/2005: Good meeting, bad place

    Around the Loop columnist Terrence K. McMahon reports on the 56th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, along with its companion Exhibit of Modern Laboratory Equipment (PITTCON/2005).

    05/09/2005
  • Special rules for tuning level controllers (Part-1)

    In Part I of his article on tuning level controllers, process control consultant F.G. Shinskey points out that loss of level controls can kill a process in a heartbeat, so tuning them properly should be a priority.

    05/01/2005
  • Can integration keep your processing plant safe?

    Contributing Editor Wayne Labs reports that the best way to reduce the risks of dealing with dangerous chemicals and equipment that can fail in manufacturing is to integrate safety and process systems from the start.

    04/20/2005
  • Who should provide your network support?

    Decisions about how to support your factory networks can present hard choices. Is outsourcing that support a better choice than utilizing your own IT group? Contributing Editor Wayne Labs reports.

    04/20/2005
  • King Coal is back!

    In his Control Report, Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt surmises that going into coal processing control may be the kind of career opportunity that only comes along once in a lifetime.

    04/20/2005
  • Process analyzers avoid meeting standards

    Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt's Product Roundup of process analyzer systems and components finds that most manufacturers are avoiding NeSSI and PAT standards like the plague.

    04/19/2005
  • Dispelling the myths of HART-enabled devices

    Even though millions of HART-enabled field devices are installed in locations around the world, myths and misconceptions about this powerful technology for control systems abound.

    04/19/2005
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