Control/ARC Process Automation Podcast Series
The Control/ARC Process Automation podcast series library contains audio interviews of some of the biggest names in process automation. Click on any of the podcast below and register (for free!) to be able to listen to or save mp3 or mwv file interviews of various subject-matter experts on industrial controls.
In this podcast, Barry Young of ARC Advisory Group, talks with Nancy Bartels, Control's managing editor, about the piecing together the necessary components for process safety.
In this podcast, Peter Reynolds at ARC Advisory Group talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about how IT and data center technologies have been moving into process control and automation.
In this podcast, Dave Woll at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about enhancing operator performance, and how prioritized data, simpler displays, human-factors-designed equipment, fatigue-reduction efforts, alarm planning and other tools can all improve situational awareness and performance.
In this podcast, Dick Hill at ARC Advisory Group talks with Jim Montague, Control’s executive editor, about the four new inductees in Control’s Process Automation Hall of Fame for 2013, and some of the issues raised by their experiences and the challenges they see the process control field facing in the future. The four new hall-of-famers are: Peter Martin of Invensys Operations Management, Dennis Brandl of BRandL Consulting, Ian Verhappen of Industrial Automation Networks, and John MacGregor of ProSensus.
In this podcast, Craig Resnick at ARC Advisory Group talks with Jim Montague, Control’s executive editor, about some of the economic trends swirling around the Control/ARC Top 50 Companies and the 21st annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and how those trends will likely affect both control and automation suppliers and readers.
In this podcast, Peter Reynolds, senior consultant at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about advanced process control, and how to make it simpler to implement and maintain.
In this podcast, Barry Young, principal analyst at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about process security, and how to draw the line on how much security is enough for which control systems and applications.
In this podcast, Dick Slansky at ARC Advisory Group, Talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about process simulation, and whether simulations for design, configuration, training, optimization and other tasks are coming together in new way.
In this podcast, Harry Forbes of ARC Advisory Group speaks with Nancy Bartels, Control's managing editor, about the state of wireless usage in process automation now, why some are still reluctant to use wireless, and the knotty question of the effect of "standards wars" on the adoption of wireless.
In this podcast, Dave Woll of ARC Advisory Group speaks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about how the market for process automation and control engineers and related professionals is staying red hot, despite the overall economic doldrums in the U.S. and worldwide.
In this podcast, John Blanchard of ARC Advisory Group, speaks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about how "green" practices are multiplying in increasingly varied process applications, and how listeners can adopt sustainable methods, too.
In this podcast, Peter Reynolds of ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about the increasingly close ties between process safety and cybersecurity, and how thinking about security as a safety and availability issue is helping engineers justify and implement it in their own organizations.
In this podcast, Dave Woll at ARC Advisory Group talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about the mobile automation professional, how increasingly simple and secure remote access is changing many process applications and which of these tools and methods might be most useful to listeners.
In this podcast, Peter Reynolds at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about the Control Room of the Future, and whether smart phones, tablets PCs, simulations and other hi-tech tools can help turn control rooms into futuristic collaboration centers, or if any other practices can help achieve that bright future.
Dick Hill at ARC Advisory Group talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about the three new inductees in Control's Process automation Hall of Fame for 2012 -- Mark Nixon, Tom Phinney and Vernon Heath -- and some of the issues raised by their experiences and the challenges they see the process control field facing in the future.
Barry Young, principal analyst ar ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about some of the significant trends swirling around the 20th annual Readers' Choice Awards, and how those trends may affect respondents and readers as they choose their favorite technologies, suppliers and services in the process industries. Listen to this podcast.
Walt Boyes, Control editor in chief, and David Clayton and Preet Shoker from ARC Advisory Group reveal deep insight into the 2011 Top 50 Automation Companies.
"Sustainability" may be the Buzz Word of the Year. But it turns out that it also has great potential to be a real money saver for your operation, especially if you focus on the energy potential savings that accrue from using asset management and maintenance best practices. In this podcast, Ralph Rio, Research Director, Enterprise Software, at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Nancy Bartels, Control's managing editor, about the sustainability/enterprise asset management (EAM) connection and how it can impact both your operations and your maintenance departments -- and your bottom line.
With all the news about looming computer viruses and possible cyber attacks, it's no wonder so many process engineers are concerned their applications and facilities may be exposed to unauthorized probes and potential intrusion. In this podcast, Barry Young, principal analyst at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about the state of process security, how the U.S. government, standards organizations and suppliers are responding, and what end users can do to improve their own process security.
Process control and automation can control process plants and cut lifecycle costs. In this podcast, Paula Hollywood, senior analyst at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about how end users and systems integrators are becoming more aware of how automation can help reduce expenses over the lifetime of their application and equipment. Find out how others can do it too.
In this podcast, Harry Forbes, senior Analyst at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about how some of the struggles over wireless networking methods and protocols are shaking out, and how end users can benefit from using wireless technologies.
June 21, 2011
There's a lot more to truly going green than efficiency, which is why experienced end users are scrambling to master process sustainability. In this podcast, Wil Chin of ARC Advisory Group and Control's executive editor, Jim Montague, discuss how process sustainability is evolving, typed of applications where it's emerging, and where its going in the future.
April 19, 2011
The slick, convenient, user-friendly tablets and smart phones that are so popular on the home front are making inroads into the workplace. In this podcast, Ralph Rio of ARC Advisory Group and Control's managing editor, Nancy Bartels, discuss the trend, the vision of real-time process information on demand everywhere all the time, and the reality of making it happen in the process environment.
March 22, 2011
More process control engineers are recognizing that operational errors cause most process slowdowns and shutdowns. The March 2011 cover article explores how some innovative users are preventing these user-based problems. Executive editor Jim Montague interviews ARC's senior process analyst Dave Woll to comment on the users' preventative measures.
January 12, 2011
Walt Boyes, editor of Control, and Larry O'Brien of ARC discuss the issues and the background of the annual Top 50 report.
November 29, 2010
How big is big-time condition monitoring? Jim Montague interviews ARC Advisory Group's research director, Wil Chin, about the November cover article's assertion that unused diagnostic capabilities existing in plants can be used to start or improve a condition monitoring program, and whether doing so is actually possible. Listen to this podcast.
October 19, 2010
Stuxnet, the scary new virus in town, may make you want to rethink your control system security. Control's managing editor, Nancy Bartels, and ARC's Bob Mick sort out the hype, hysteria and hoop-la and get to the nitty gritty of what this computer worm, aimed directly at control systems, means for your cybersecurity plans.
July 27, 2010
Executive editor Jim Montague speaks with ARC's Senior analyst and expert Tom Fiske. This month's topic is knowledge management and staffing.
June 30, 2010
Control's digital managing Web Editor Katherine Bonfante, talks to ARC's Vice President Greg Gorbach on sustainability. What is sustainability? What factors influence sustainability efforts in the process industries?
May 25, 2010
Executive Editor Jim Montague talks with ARC's Research Director Larry O'Brien about process safety questions in the automation industry today. Listen to this podcast and learn more about the industry and its safety.
April 20, 2010
They've thrown off their hardwired chains, are roaming plants at will, and getting a lot more done than their cable-bound counterparts. ARC analyst Ralph Rio and Control executive editor Jim Montague talk about what wireless workers are up to, how they do it and how others can do it, too.
March 22, 2010
ARC Senior Analyst Tom Fiske and Control's Walt Boyes share a deep interest in User Centered Design. This month's Control/ARC podcast lets them discuss it with insight.
February 16, 2010
Control's Walt Boyes talks with ARC's Larry O'Brien and Tom Fiske about the top automation professionals.
December 14, 2009
ARC's Larry O'Brien and Craig Resnick talk with Walt Boyes about vendors, rankings, mergers, acquisitions, technology trends and things end users need to watch for.
November 17, 2009
Control's managing editor, Nancy Bartels, and ARC Advisory Group's research director, Ralph Rio, discuss how the advances in predictive maintenance, wireless sensing and machine connectivity are affecting EAM and the way companies now do maintenance.
October 28, 2009
Fieldbuses are maturing, cooperating better, getting easier to use, and are being adopted in new and different applications. In this podcast, Larry O'Brien and Will Chin, research directors for automation at ARC Advisory Group, explore and analyze some of these trends surrounding the recent evolution of the major fieldbuses and their likely future.
September 17, 2009
This month, Control and ARC Advisory Group's podcast series examines batch operations. The podcast includes commentary and insights by John Blanchard, ARC’s principal analyst. He is interviewed by Jim Montague, Control’s executive editor.
August 20, 2009
Most folks now believe wireless can work in their process applications, and veteran users are proving it. This month, Control and ARC Advisory Group's podcast series examines wireless in the plant. The podcast includes commentary and insights by Harry Forbes, ARC's senior automation analyst, and Wil Chin, ARC's research director for automation. They are interviewed by Jim Montague, Control's executive editor.
July 16, 2009
Walt Boyes and ARC analyst Dick Slansky discuss the effects of Web 2.0 on collaborative engineering and product lifecycle management-- a fascinating discussion, especially for everyone over 30!
June 19, 2009
PAT has shown huge promise yet Pharma has been slow to adopt. ARC's Paula Hollywood talks with Walt Boyes about the value and benefit the process industries have seen with PAT.
May 19, 2009
Boom! Factories have been going boom and managers have lied to the CSB. Walt Boyes and ARC's Larry O'Brien discuss what appears to be a crisis in process functional safety in this month's Control/ARC Podcast edition.
In the April edition of the Control/ARC Podcast series, Walt Boyes and ARC's Tom Fiske take a look at what was until only very recently science fiction, and has now become science fact–– the future of high fidelity virtual reality simulation in the process industries.
March 17, 2009
Walt Boyes and ARC's Bob Mick discuss enterprise integration: how to do it, why to do it, and what the future will be for it. Mick provides insight into standards-based integration, and what the effect of the schism in the OPC ranks will be.
Control's Keith Larson and ARC's Larry O'Brien and Wil Chin discuss the ways companies make themselves rank high in our annual Readers' Choice poll, and what end users want from those companies.
December 16, 2008
As the economy crashes, process automation is poised to ride it out. Walt Boyes speaks with ARC Research Directors Larry O'Brien and Craig Resnick on the state of the process automation economy, and the Control/ARC Top 50 automation companies.
November 14, 2008
Cybersecurity is one of the pillars of protecting our critical infrastructure. It was profiled in one of the November Special Edition stories, and Bob Mick, ARC's vice president of enterprise systems joins Control's Walt Boyes to put cybersecurity in perspective — and offer agreement and disagreement with what the article said.
October 08, 2008October's cover story in Control is the search for the "One True Network," as chronicled by John Rezabek, our intrepid On The Bus columnist. Walt Boyes, Control's editor in chief talks to Larry O'Brien, research director for process automation for ARC Advisory Group about fieldbus in this month's edition of the Control/ARC Monthly Podcast Series.
September 16, 2008
Control contributing editor Rich Merritt, conducts a wide-ranging interview with ARC Advisory Group principal analyst John Blanchard on a variety batch-related topics and trends. The interview is a follow-up to Merritt's "Domino Theory" batch cover article in the September 2008 issue of Control. The two discuss the ISA88 standard's history, whether the word "batch" can be mentioned to continuous control users, how ISA88's documentation procedures can help users, and where ISA88 and ISA95 may be headed in the future.
August 19, 2008
ARC wireless expert Harry Forbes joins editor Walt Boyes in a far-ranging discussion of wireless based on Control's August cover story.
July 16, 2008
The Control/ARC podcast features ARC Vice President Dave Woll discussing what it takes to be a 21st-century automation professional, whether as a manager or as a team member.
June 17, 2008
In this edition of the monthly Control/ARC Podcast Series, Editor in Chief, Walt Boyes, and Executive Editor, Jim Montague, speak to ARC’s John Blanchard and ask him what are the market forces and technology trends affecting process analytical technology (PAT). Is it just the FDA, or are there real, valid reasons to use PAT?
May 13, 2008
In this edition of the monthly Control/ARC podcast series, Walt Boyes and ARC's Asish Ghosh talk about process safety and why it seems so hard to accomplish, even after years of trying.
April 30, 2008
Faking It Can Be A Good Thing
Control Executive Editor Jim Montague and ARC Senior Analyst Tom Fiske talk about the benefits of using sophisticated simulation software for plant design, control system checkout and employee training. The right simulation software can save millions of dollars, ease plant start-ups, improve plant safety and help the next generation of process operators develop their skills. Fiske says that, among other things, simulation software is the teaching tool perfectly in tune with the learning habits of the iPod and Wii generation.
March 19, 2008
Control's Dan Hebert and Walt Boyes talk about Enterprise Integration with ARC's Bob Mick. This is a rocket-fast tour through the world of enterprise integration by a world class expert from both the vendor and end user side. Mick is passionate about what the value of integration can be, and informative about the perils and pitfalls too.
February 14, 2008
We have candidates for the Hall of Fame, but for how long? Walt Boyes and ARC's Dick Hill discuss professional development and how to get new, younger people into manufacturing and automation so that at the end of their careers, they will be eligible for the Hall.
January 16, 2008
Editor in Chief Walt Boyes and ARC expert analysts Paula Hollywood and Wil Chin discuss why companies do well (or not) in the Readers' Choice Awards, and what levels of service vendors need to provide for today's end users.
December 19, 2007
Listen to Walt Boyes, editor in chief of Control Magazine, and Larry O'Brien, Director of Research at ARC Advisory Group, speak on the ARC/Control Top 50 Process Automation Companies. Learn what their projections for the industry are in the upcoming years.
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