August 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.
BP's Safety Record
Readers Chime In on BP's Safety Procedures and Its Consequences
The Latest I/O Technology is Here
All You Need to Make Your Systems the Best They Can Be
Getting OPC Security Under Control
What Do You Use OPC For? How Does Your Company Use OPC in Its Operations?
Can Process Control Prevent Oil Well Blowouts?
Oil Drilling Accident in the Gulf of Mexico: What caused it? Could We Have Prevented the Blowout with Properly Designed Process Control Systems?
From Sweet to Squeaky-Clean
A New PLC System and Interface Software Lets L&S Sweeteners Customize Its Clean-In-Place (CIP) Application for Trailer Tanks to Meet the Needs of Clients and Save Time Doing It
It's the People, Not the Technology
We Need to Look Closely at the Culture of Manufacturing Now and Restore the Belief That Manufacturing Is an Honorable Profession
Process Performance Improvement - Part 2
Continuation of the Interview with Mike Brown on Performance of Process Control Tools
Why Does Your Process Sampling System Need a PC?
The Proposed Sensor Actuator Manager (SAM) Controller and Software Applets Could Help the New Sampling/Sensor Initiative (NeSSI) Succeed
Wired or Wireless - Just DO It
Why Let Another Week Slip by with All Your Smart Devices Asleep on the Couch? Just Do It
Wireless Field Devices Are Shipping, but Adoption Questions Remain
If Anything like BP's Oil Spill or the Financial Crisis Had Happened on a Smaller Scale and In a Smaller Community, the Cops Would Have Been Called, and the Perps Would Have Been Horsewhipped and Thrown in Jail
- Safety-over-EtherCAT now an international standard
ABB invests in smart grid communications company Trilliant
Stake in Trilliant expands access to unified communications for grid distribution, automation, demand management and metering infrastructure.
Malware Hits Siemens Software
News of an Ugly Piece of Malware That Has the Potential to Affect SCADA Systems in Industrial Plants and Municipal Systems Is Making the Rounds on the Internet
PLC/PAC, SCADA Markets to Grow over Next Five Years Fueled by Infrastructure Spending
In spite of the hard hits they took in 2009, the markets for PLCs, PACs and SCADA systems are expected to grow over the next five years according to analysts at ARC Advisory Group.
iRap Predicts Growth in Energy-Harvesting Sensing Devices
Electromagnetic energy harvesting kits will have the highest market share, reaching 92.8% of the market by 2014.