The global energy future – Part 3
Control's own Béla Lipták continues his series on the future of global energy, stating that in order to obtain maximum energy recovery, the various solar collectors described all need to track the sun.
Post Date: 05/07/2007
Control of the solar-hydrogen plant
Columnist Béla Lipták describes equipment and control requirements of the solar-hydrogen demo power plant and says we now are in critical need of them because the stakes are even higher.
Post Date: 03/01/2007
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.
Post Date: 02/07/2007
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.
Post Date: 02/05/2007
The power of the Sun: Part 1
In discussing global energy issues, CONTROL columnist Béla Lipták, PE, estimates that global warming damage will consume as much as 20% of the global GDP by 2020 even without energy wars.
Post Date: 01/05/2007
Jacket temp: Thermocouple multiplexers
In this installment of Ask the Experts, Bela Liptak and his cadre of automation experts suggest to a reader how to tune a reactor temperature control loop for nearly all exothermic chemical reactors.
Post Date: 10/14/2006
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.
Post Date: 09/12/2006
Can process control help stabilize global warming?
CONTROL columnist Béla Lipták, PE, continues his Lessons Learned series on Global Warming, and what the proceess control confraternity can do about predicting the timing and sizing of future events.
Post Date: 03/14/2006
Improved performance for accredited thermal processes
The move to a greater degree of furnace compliance for thermal treatments is building confidence between thermal processing equipment manufacturers and customers. This paper introduces ways you can optimize equipment to meet the need for improved performance.
Post Date: 01/18/2006
A process only mankind can control
Global warming, devastating hurricanes and rising ocean currents are all signs of a presently-out-of-control global heat balance that may result in colder winters and our summers permanently disappearing.
Post Date: 01/09/2006
Temperature instrumentation gets fancy
Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt notes that temperature sensors, recorders and controllers are warming up to new technology in this Product Roundup of temperature instrumentation devices.
Post Date: 09/28/2005
Fiber optic sensors on the horizon
The spread of fiber optic sensor technology from the laboratory into everyday use has barely begun. It's slashed the cost of communications, and may be poised to do the same for sensing applications.
Post Date: 09/27/2005
The power of Velocity Limit (VL)
This article argues that Velocity Limit (VL), which can be used to detect and take corrective action against faulty signals as part of an overall alarm strategy, is not being used as much as it should be.
Post Date: 09/26/2005
Top 10 signs a startup has gone wrong
Control Talk columnists Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner, PE, offer up a bit of humor regarding startups, and how Stan avoided being fired despite a recent Monday morning hangover.
Post Date: 07/01/2005
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.
Post Date: 05/20/2005
ISA <I>Transactions</I> abstracts on ControlGlobal.com
ControlGlobal.com is pleased to publish abstracts from one of the very few scholarly journals in the process automation field<EM>. </EM>Keep pace with technology developments and applications from the world's experts.
Post Date: 03/10/2005
Editor in Chief Walt Boyes issues a cognitive dissonance alert! If you want to play in the big leagues and move into the process of control, you would do well to go back and concentrate on the fundamentals.
Post Date: 03/02/2005
Technical reference series on measurement and control
ControlGlobal.com has partnered with Omega Engineering to make the <EM>Transactions </EM><EM>in Measurement and Control </EM>technical reference series available for free download. Add <EM>Volume I: Non-contact Temperature Measurement </EM>to your reference shelf and watch this spot to download future editions of ...
Post Date: 12/20/2004
Fine tuning the multivariable way
CONTROL Contributing Editor Wayne Labs takes a look at multivariable pressure transmitters that provide critical process information and meet regulatory specifications.
Post Date: 12/06/2004
New lab advances the state of HVAC control
<EM>Around The Loop </EM>columnist Terrence K. McMahon notes that NIST's $235 million facility will support some of the world’s most delicate experiments in nanotechnology and measurement at the atomic level.
Post Date: 11/17/2004
Author: Terrence K. McMahon
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