CONTROL's Senior Technical Editor, Dan Hebert, reports: So this looks mostly like a human interest story about the employees in these plants who happen to live in the affected areas. The water damage and power losses in the plants mentioned occur frequently in LA.
This came in from Jon Worstell, a member of the Chemical Processing editorial advisory board, who works at Shell Norco in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, responding to a question of how we, as automation media, should be telling this story: i think it is a good idea, especially from the viewpoint...
DirectNIC, the Internet registrar company, is located in downtown New Orleans. One of their employees continues to blog as his world comes apart around him. This ain't process automation, but it sure is awesome technology. http://www.livejournal.com/users/interdictor/...
Here at CONTROL and at Putman Media, we want to express our concern and sympathy for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Not only do some of us have immediate family there, but also a significant part of our readership lives and works in the affected areas of Louisiana and Mississippi.
Mike Geis,director of business development at AMETEK Automation & Process Technologies Sensor Technology Division, which used to be known as Patriot Sensors back in the day, writes: "I think you have a point and believe senor manufacturers are ready to develop new products.
The Capital Hilton has been here a long time. Presidents-Elect have stayed here, Presidents have spoken in the ballroom. And the Capital Hilton has mice. How do I know this? Well, as I was getting ready to shut my computer down, just now, a mouse came out from behind the...
This is a great time to be an end-user. "Say what?" you ask. Think about it. Almost every one of the major vendors is in far better financial health, and absolutely none of them are fat, dumb, and happy like they were at the start of the 1990s.
Last night's conversation with Ron Helson, President of the Hart Communications Foundation, and others on the Yokogawa Potomac cruise got me thinking. Now I understand that this may be a dangerous undertaking, and even a Really Bad Thing (tm). So what?
The entertainment for the evening was a Potomac dinner cruise (again no sushi, darn it!!!)on the Odyssey. The Odyssey appears to be a barge with a glass conservatory built on it. It barely clears some of the bridges over the river.
A senior Emerson staff member (name witheld by me) writes: "I'm enjoying your notes from the Yokogawa Users Group. "I noted they are promoting a 7.5% investment in R&D spend. You should note that the last time they claimed this level of R&D investment was in 2003.