July 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.
If We Have the Will...
We CAN Revitalize American Manufacturing If We Want To
Batch to the Future
Pigment Dispersions Manufacturer Plasticolors Uses Predictive-Adaptive Material Transfer Control to Continuously Tighten the Accuracy of Its Filling Batches on the Fly
A Little Curiosity and an Encouraging Government Program or Two Can Help
Keeping Up with
Sit, Relax, Read and Find Out What You've Missed.
Can You Specify "Or Equal" with Fieldbus?
Does the Fieldbus "Checkmark" Confer Some Uniformity that Minimizes the Capabilities of One Vendor's Offering Compared to Another?
Everyone Wants to Gather and Preserve the Knowledge of Veteran Process Control Engineers. However, Few Know How to Turn Expertise into Useful Information that Rookies Can Use to Make Wise Decisions
Nuclear Waste Sludge Management; MPC References
Readers Wonder What is the Best Hardware to Use When Remotly Handling Nuclear Waste. Do You Know of Any Multivariable Predictive Control Books?
Is There a PC in Your Control Systems Future?
There's No Longer Any Technical Reason Why a PLC or a DCS Should Be More Reliable Than an Industrial PC
Process Performance Improvement - Part 1
Gaining a Perspective on Tools and Metrics for Process Performance
This Month, Our Readers Respond to Our Latest Articles on Wastewater Management, Wireless Standards and Process Controls
Renewable Energy Processes, Part 2
The Control System Must Be able to Detect the Loss of the Grid and Respond by Isolating Itself from the Grid or by Tripping Offline
The Best in Valves, Actuators and Positioners
Check Out Some of the Latest and Greatest Final Control Element Solutions
Four Megatrends in Process Automation
Economic uncertainty, resource constraints, increased demands for safety/security solutions and sustainability will drive future development.
ARC Analyst Forbes Describes Smart Grid's Impact
Understanding the impact of the "smart grid" from Harry Forbes's perspective