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  • How to improve network security

    There's no such thing as a 100% secure control system, but learning and understanding the risks associated with security standards, and how to mitigate them are a start. Check out this to-do list.

    09/16/2006
  • Flashbacks

    In conjunction with their retirement motto of better late than never, Control Talk columnists McMillan and Weiner offer answers to the May and June Puzzlers, and the Top 10 signs your project is behind schedule.

    09/15/2006
  • Life of a salesman

    Always ready with a joke and a smile, Harvey M. Warren was a beloved and respected presence throughout the eastern U.S., serving marketing clients in the industrial automation industry for nearly 20 years.

    09/15/2006
  • DAQs diversification deepens decision-making

    Data acquisition devices and systems are taking on as many new forms, functions and capabilities as the industrial PCs and software in whose technological gravity well they’re being pulled along.

    09/14/2006
  • How to select control valves, Part 2

    When it comes to selecting and sizing control valves and positioners, this article not only helps you pick the right one for the right job, but also includes a valuable valve selection chart you can download!

    09/12/2006
  • New technologies heat up temperature market

    A review of new temperature measurement devices reflects several interesting developments—some expected and others unexpected—as non-contact and other technologies heat up the temperature market.

    09/12/2006
  • The world is a batch

    ISA 88 gives process automation a native language for batch processes, and much more. Editor in Chief Walt Boyes reports on the state of the batch in the September cover story for CONTROL magazine.

    09/11/2006
  • Is automation in your future?

    Is automation really a profession? As HMIs and historians fade into the fabric of manufacturing, what has automation done for us lately? Executive Editor Jim Montague muses in this month’s Control Report.

    09/11/2006
  • The changing face of automation engineering

    CONTROL looks at lights-out plants, online as-builts, remote asset management, and all the other things that will be necessary to make up for the lack of trained automation professionals in the next 20 years.

    09/11/2006
  • OPC security – better safe than sorry

    OPC specialist Eric Murphy brings the latest in OPC technology to OPC Connection. This month, he presents important aspects to consider when addressing security in OPC and the process industry.

    09/11/2006
  • Battling process information overload

    A group of co-authors from a chemical plant profile an optimization project they undertook in which real-time performance auditing improved operations and safety in two of its electrolytic processes.

    09/11/2006
  • Wean process off the redundancy pacifier

    With Foundation fieldbus, the old redundancy paradigm no longer applies, so where should we apply it to achieve the fault tolerance we need? Contributing Editor John Rezabek provides analysis and commentary.

    09/08/2006
  • Fieldbus in biopharma applications, Part 2

    This article highlights issues associated with the installation of a multiple-fieldbus control system at a pharma processing facility and talks about its implications for handling an entire manufacturing suite.

    09/08/2006
  • Flowmeter Articles

    The Flowmeter Knowledge Center is a one-stop, educational shop for industrial manufacturing professionals, control technicians, engineering students, and researchers working and training in flowmeter technologies for process control and automation applications in the process manufacturing industries.

    09/07/2006
  • Flowmeter White Papers

    The Flowmeter Knowledge Center is a one-stop, educational shop for industrial manufacturing professionals, control technicians, engineering students, and researchers working and training in flowmeter technologies for process control and automation applications in the process manufacturing industries.

    09/07/2006
  • The only evil

    There are two kinds of network security. Real and imagined, and it can be hard to tell them apart, especially if you don't know how they work and the problems they're supposed to solve.

    09/06/2006
  • Welcome to the Bus Wars, Part Tres

    You may not be aware, but a new bus war is being waged in your plant — the battle of the motion networks. Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, provides analysis and commentary on the newest battle over fieldbus.

    09/01/2006
  • SP50 times two?

    CONTROL Editor Walt Boyes says we need to do more than pay lip service to the idea of user input when it comes to ISA’s SP100 Wireless Standard and proposes formation of a central, unbiased user group.

    09/01/2006
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