July 2011 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.
Looking Through the Electronic Porthole
Take Your Hands and Put Thumb to Thumb and Forefinger to Forefinger. Look Through Your Hands. Do You See Everything There Is to See?
All About Flow
Control Global's Monthly Resources. This Month We Cover Flow Instruments
Automation Process Knowledge Management
Tribal Knowledge - New Tools Are Putting Process Know-How into Online Pools, Letting Newbies Access More Useful Knowledge, and Even Awakening Some On-the-Job Training Efforts
Bags, Batch Software and Biotech
Find Out How Shire Biopharmaceuticals Accelarated Their Construction Plans for Their Newest Facility to Accomdate the Making of Six Needed Drugs
Death of the Loop Drawing
Loop Drawings Have Become Mere "Wiring" Diagrams. Are They Needed for Fieldbus Projects?
Free Your Mind with OPC HDA ... and the Rest Will Follow
How Do I Access the Data Files/Tables on Your HDA Historian?
Improving Batch Operations with Load Cells
When Every Batch Is Worth a Fortune and Accuracy Is Paramount, Load Cells May Be the Answer
Is Smart Manufacturing Really the Answer?
The Differential Between Labor Cost in India or China and the United States and Europe Is Still There Now, but Soon It Will Be Gone
More Fun with PID Controllers
Exploring Just How Flexible and Powerful the PID Controller Can Be
Orifice Rangeability; Non-Renewable Energy Sources
Today's View on Post-Oil Energy Technology. Is the Rangeability Governed by the Orifice Characteristics?
PCs Don't Always Feel the Love
Whether Deserved or Not, PCs Have a Reputation for Being Less Robust and More Prone to Crashes Than Purpose-Built Controllers
Preventing Nuclear Accidents by Automation -- Part 2
Bela Liptak Discusses the Design and Control Errors at Fukushima, Because They Still Exist in Many American Boiling-Water Reactors (BWR) and Must Be Corrected
Readers Respond to Cybersecurity and Temperature Measurement Compensation
Readers Agree With Our Cybersecurity Coverage and Ask Why the Methods of Compensation Were Not Addressed by Our Industry Experts
The Holy Grail in Coriolis Flowmeters
This All-Plastic Coriolis Flowmeter Is for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Bio-Pharmaceutical Applications
Valves and More
Valves, Actuators, Positioners and Accessories All on Display Here
Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) Standardizes All Plant Operations on Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture
The new solution allowed CSU to remotely operate multiple gas, hydroelectric and power plants from a single central location.
Chappell and Ghosh Win 2011 WBF Awards
David Chappell and Asish Ghosh Were Honored by the WBF at Its Spring Meeting
Honeywell Shows Off New Technology at Annual User Group Meeting
New Virtualization Technology, Mobile Apps and Safety Modules Are Showcased
New EU Low-Voltage Motor Requirement
The European Union Has Introduced a New Minimum Efficiency Level for LV Motors as the New Standard
Siemens Buys Stake in Semprius
Siemens Has Acquired a Minority Share in the U.S. Pioneering Solar Company Semprius