Sigh!. There's been another one. This time the fire is in the Corpus Christi, Texas, Citgo refinery. Actually is the second one this weekend that I know about. There was a fire in a bio-diesel plant in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago on Saturday.
Just a little item I should have tied into my earlier post about safety issues. Our own Jim Montague has weighed in here. He talks to an end user about the "push the red button and we fire you" syndrome and other impediments to process manufacturing safety.
We have been informed that Control is a "finalist" for the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) Azbee Awards. We are a "finalist" in the under 80,000 circulation category, for Magazine of the Year.
Trolling in the Web waters this morning between bouts of proofing the June issue of Control and have found some goodies to share.
I am writing the July feature on Weighing and Batching and Load Cells and I want to solicit comments from you. If you don't have much to do with weighing and batching, please forward this to somebody who does.
As we're getting ready to send the magazine off to the printer on Friday, I thought you'd all be interested in a sneak preview of the cover and some of the articles we're running for May.
I'm in the middle of editing a great article, "Multivariable Control of Distillation," by Greg Shinskey. It will appear online and in print soon. As is always the case with articles like this, I have been conducting a considerable email correspondence with Greg, just dotting all the i's and crossing...
Control's March Issue is now online and ready for viewing."
Click here to read a January 2009 Control article that addresses best practices for control system migration projects. Topics covered include selection of the best new control platform, front end engineering, engineering/procurement/construction checklists, detailed cutover planning, and intermediate operability and training plans.