May 2010 Issue
CONTROL is the only magazine exclusively dedicated to the global process automation market with a readership of 65,000 plus engineering, operations and management professionals. The publication reports on developing trends, illustrates successful applications, and updates the basic skills and knowledge base that provide the profession's foundation.
Maximizing Control-Loop Performance
Tune Your Processes to Stop Giving Away Valuable Commodities
Control Software and Renewable Energy, Part 1
Columnist Bela Liptak Launches a Series of Articles Talking About Control Software in Need of Development for Renewable Energy Processes. Here is Article Number 1
Control Systems, Oh, No...Not Again!
The Process Industries Have Been Faced with a Continuing Series of Refinery, Chemical Plant, Mining and Even Food Plant Disasters. These Continue to Happen with Distressing Regularity. Who's at Fault?It's the Culture, Not the Control Systems
CyboSoft's MFA Technology Now Available for ControlLogix
CyboSoft, General Cybernation Group, Inc. has announced that its model-free adaptive (MFA) control technology is now available in Rockwell Automation's ControlLogix programmable automation controller (PAC) platform
Drowning in Data, Starving for Information, 4
Concluding This Four-Part Series on Data Analytics with Special Guests Modeling and Control Specialist, Brian Hrankowsky and PAT expert, Randy Reiss. How Important Is a Better Use of Data?
Let's Do One for the End Users!
We Got Us a Wireless Standards War, and End Users Really Hate Standards Wars
Fieldbus on the Web
On This Month's Control Resource Guide, We Take On Fieldbuses
IEC 61511 Implementation - The Execution Challenge
Deciding to Use the Standard is Only the Beginning
Level Measurement Technology
Radar, Switches, Embedded and Web-Enabled - They're All Here
Industrial Safety Disasters: Not Again-Again and Again
More Effective Process Safety Rules Are Good and a Good Investment. Maybe the Weight of Both will Be Enough to Make it Happen
Temperature Control with Slow Boilers
Not Sure What to Do with Tempered Water System and Heating to Exothermic Reactor. What's the Difference between Smart Actuators and Smart Positioners? Check What Our Experts Have to Say
Soft Starters versus VFDs
VFDs Provide Many Advantages Over Soft Starters, but They Cost More and Are Less Efficient
Wireless Control in the Field
Users Will Have to Exert Their Influence with Suppliers to Get Control in the Field Implemented in WirelessHART
IEC Approves WirelessHART as First Global Wireless Communication Standard
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has approved the WirelessHART specification as a full international standard
CFOs Give Economy Mixed Reviews
In a national survey of U.S. CFOs and senior comptrollers conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, only 29% plan to increase hiring in the next six months
Invensys Releases Wonderware System Platform 4.0
Wonderware System Platform 4.0 software delivers new device connectivity functions
Solar Inverters Are the Next Big Thing
The solar inverter market was $3.1 billion in 2008 and is forecasted to be over $12.0 billion in 2014, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study.