CONTROL Managing Editor Nancy Bartles tackles one of the biggest challenges the engineering field will face over the next few decades. The demographic bomb the process control industry is living with, with very few candidates in the pipeline to take the place of those contemplating retirement. Manufacturers need to take action to diffuse the bomb starting now -- earlier would be even better!
At the May 2007 SP100 meeting, Executive Director Ron Helson and Chief Engineer Wally Pratt of the HART Communication Foundation gave a detailed presentation to the committee on WirelessHART. For the first time in a completely public forum, we are pleased to provide this same presentation. This is the straight scoop, without any FUD, straight from the source.
This videocast from the Process Automation Media Network shows how Catalyst's Elk Falls integrated paper mill on Vancouver Island in British Columbia uses advanced control and optimization techniques to eke out multimillion savings while simultaneously improving product quality.
Here at the annual gathering of the Honeywell User Group Americas, Leland Borgett, Jeff Strecker and Tom Clark explain how their five-person team successfully performed their covert DCS to DCS cut-over.