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  • The best of the best — Part 2

    In the second installment of this two-part series, Control Talk columnists Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner, PE, bring their wits and more than 70 years of process control experience to bear on your questions.

    02/07/2007
  • The application of thermocouples

    Process control authority Béla Lipták and his cadre of automation experts answer readers' questions regarding the application of thermocouples used in fire heaters.

    02/07/2007
  • Software ensures correct SIL3 certification

    FlexiSafe software from ICS Triplex Technology provides a pre-certified environment up to SIL3, and enables faster, easier creation of SIL-certified products.

    02/05/2007
  • Temperature measurement and control resources

    Every month, CONTROL 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, temperature measurement and control is the focus.

    02/05/2007
  • Getting into Enclosures

    Housing for control and automation devices and networks is evolving right along with the devices they contain, so it's even more important now to choose the appropriate enclosure for your application. Here's how.

    02/02/2007
  • Reaching the young crowd

    It’s time the industry develops new content and new ways of delivering it to young automation professionals, the ones who are so hard to find, and who are so leery of joining professional organizations.

    02/01/2007
  • 2007 Process Automation Hall of Fame

    Each year, the top three vote getters are inducted by their peers into the Process Automation Hall of Fame. The careers of this year's class run the gamut from the theoretical to the ruthlessly practical.

    02/01/2007
  • Ghost writers on the web

    New detection software programs that generate relevant text on a given subject are getting better at identifying existing content, but a casual reading shows most of what they reveal has no meaning.

    02/01/2007
  • Still pondering whither fieldbus?

    In this month's installment of On the Bus, Contributing Editor John Rezabek predicts HART devices will work so well that your career may be over before you can justify the cost to replace them with fieldbus.

    02/01/2007
  • Real-world education

    Many newly minted control and automation engineers find they need months of training to learn how their employers apply their technologies because of lack of coordination between schools and employers.

    02/01/2007
  • Digital fieldbus networks

    It's not so easy to deploy digital fieldbus networks in existing process plants. Working to upgrade from discrete and analog connections to digital fieldbus networks presents a host of options and challenges.

    02/01/2007
  • Yokogawa shedding quiet company image

    While it’s difficult to gauge quantitatively where Yokogawa stands in its market-share quest, recent project wins reflect the aggressive moves the company is making to become a more dominant global leader.

    02/01/2007
  • Something’s fishy at the water treatment plant

    The new Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta reuses millions of gallons of water and requires constant monitoring of its complex, closed-loop filtration system, ultimately leaving only small amounts of sludge.

    02/01/2007
  • First the application, then the product

    CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes defines a range of applications and types of level measurement devices and techniques used for figuring out even the most complex level measurement problems.

    02/01/2007
  • NeSSI taxis for takeoff

    Though acceptance and networking hurdles remain, the New Sampling/Sensor Initiative (NeSSI) is starting to emerge in real-world, standardized, modular process control applications.

    02/01/2007
  • The evolution of plant automation

    Understanding the purpose of control and safety systems helps users ensure each is appropriately optimized. The duties of the SIS are to protect the people, environment and assets against unsafe conditions.

    02/01/2007
  • Pressure control optimization

    Floating pressure control means that, at minimum pressure, the heat required at the reboiler is minimized, its capacity is increased, and fouling is reduced.

    02/01/2007
  • Automation Products Bulletin

    Compiled by the editors of ControlGlobal.com and ControlDesign.com, this monthly e-newsletter will keep you up to date on the most current new products available to the market place for process, factory and machine-control applications.

    01/26/2007
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