Control Essentials Series
Written by the editors of Control, our new Control Essentials series is designed to provide process industry professionals with an up-to-date, top-level understanding of a range of key process automation topics. Our intent is to present essential engineering concepts in a practical, non-commercial fashion, together with a review of the latest technology and marketplace drivers—all in a form factor well suited for onscreen consumption. Get in and get out quickly with just the information you need.
Tank gauging focuses on static quantity measurement of liquids in bulk storage. Measurements may be either level- or pressure-based, and usually must be converted to standard mass or volume units by correcting for temperature and/or pressure. This edition of the Control Essentials series, discusses up-to-date, top-level tank gauging information and tackles both inventory control and custody transfer issues. Download now.
Control's Essentials series, written by our editors, presents critical engineering concepts in a practical, non-commercial fashion, together with a review of the latest technology and marketplace drivers. This edition discusses modern DCS implementations and why they should enable plantwide control and optimization, scalability and modularity for engineering flexibility and faster time to market. Download now.
This next in Control's Essentials series, "Essentials of the Connected Enterprise" provides industrial automation professionals with up-to-date information on the advances in communications and computing technology. The rise of the Internet of Things, Big Data & Analytics, and the Cloud promise to accelerate the creation of what Rockwell Automation refers to as “the connected enterprise.” Learn more about essential engineering concepts in this practical, non-commercial brief, in a form factor well suited for onscreen consumption. Download now.
In this latest installment of Control's Essentials series, the editors tackle the basics of Industrial Ethernet--what it is that makes the world's leading networking technology increasingly suitable for use in plant-floor applications. We review the many protocol "flavors" of Industrial Ethernet that have evolved over the years to overcome limitations of standard Ethernet. Also discussed is the need for industrial hardening of network components such as switches, cordsets and remote I/O modules. Download now.