Control/ARC Process Automation Podcast Series

Process Automation Radio NetworkThe Control/ARC Process Automation podcast series library contains audio interviews of some of the biggest names in process automation. Listen to any of the podcast interviews and hear various subject-matter experts on industrial controls.

 

 

 


Podcast: STEM Spring Chickens

Oct 08, 2014
In this podcast, Dick Hill at ARC Advisory Group talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, and how process control engineers and organizations are helping to train their next-generation successors.

Podcast: Fieldbus and Greenfield Projects

Sep 10, 2014
In this combined podcast, Larry O'Brien at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control’s executive editor, about Foundation fieldbus and greenfield process control projects.

Podcast: 25 Years of Fieldbus

Jul 01, 2014
In this podcast, Larry O'Brien at ARC Advisory Group talks with Jim Montague, Control’s executive editor, about the 25-year evolution of fieldbus networking technologies in the process control industries, the struggle and failure to find a single fieldbus standard, and the more recent emergence of Ethernet and wireless technologies.

Podcast: Evolutions and Innovations in Wireless

May 27, 2014
In this podcast, Harry Forbes at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control’s executive editor, about the recent evolution and innovations in wireless, and how it goes beyond merely saving cable to gather new signals and data from places that were inaccessible before.

Developing Economies

May 7, 2014
In this podcast, Larry O'Brien at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about the challenges of implementing and running process applications in developing economies and other remote locations. Listen to this podcast now.

Podcast: Enhancing Operator Performance

March 28, 2014
In this podcast, Peter Reynolds at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about many of the new tools and methods for improving operator performance from prioritized data displays that aid situational awareness to sit-stand workstations to assist alertness. Listen to this podcast now.

Control Top 50 Companies

Jan 08, 2014
In this podcast, David Clayton at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about the companies on this year's Top 50 list, and the economic and technical trend affecting them, including the resurgent natural gas sector, process control in developing economies, and possible mega projects. Listen to this podcast now.

Virtualization and Cloud Technology

12/4/13
In this podcast, Harry Forbes at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about the latest trends and innovations in cloud-based technology and virtualized computing, and some of the best ways that listeners can safely and securely take advantage of them. Listen to this podcast now.

Podcast: Process Security

10/11/3
In this podcast, Sid Snitkin at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control’s executive editor, about the latest trends and innovations in process security, and some of the best ways that listeners can go about making their applications and facilities more secure.

Mobile Automation Professional

9/26/13
In this podcast, Ralph Rio at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control’s executive editor, about how mobile automation professionals are getting free of their control rooms, what tools they’re using, and how others can do it too.

Wireless Field Networks

9/17/13
In this podcast, Harry Forbes at ARC Advisory Group talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about some of the latest innovations and best practices in wireless field networks used by process control engineers and their colleagues.

Collaboration Tools and Platforms

8/9/13
In this podcast, Ralph Rio at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about some of the latest innovations and best practices in collaboration tools and platforms used by process control engineers and their colleagues.

Legacy DCS Renovations Possible

7/08/13
In this podcast, Harry Forbes at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about supporting legacy distributed control systems (DCSs) and related equipment, and how many new and easier-to-use tools are helping these renovation and upgrade projects to multiply.

Process Safety Puzzle

5/23/13
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.

IT Improves Process Automation

4/23/13
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.

Enhancing Operator Performance

3/28/13
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.

2013 Process Automation Hall of Fame

2/22/13
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.

Control Top 50 and Readers' Choice Awards 2013

1/24/13
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.

Advanced Process Control Podcast

11/29/2012
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.

Process Security Podcast

10/30/2012
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.

Process Simulation Podcast

9/26/2012
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.

Wireless Comes of Age

8/23/2012
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.

Staffing and Knowledge Management

7/25/2012
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.

Process Sustainability Podcast

6/18/2012
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.

Process Safety and Security

5/22/2012
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.

The Mobile Automation Professional

4/26/2012
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.

The Control Room of the Future

03/26/2012
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.

2012 Process Automation Hall of Fame Podcast

02/24/2012
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.

Readers' Choice Awards 2012

01/27/2012
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.

2011 Control/ARC Top 50 Automation Companies

12/28/2011
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.

The Asset Management and Sustainability Connection

11/28/2011
"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.

Process Security 2011 Podcast

10/17/2011
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.

Lifecycle Costs Podcast

09/26/2011
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.

Wireless Podcast

08/16/2011
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.

Process Sustainability 2011 Podcast

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.

Information Wants to Be Everywhere

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.

User-Centered Design at Work Podcast

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.

The Straight Scoop on Stuxnet

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.