November 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.
Answer to Our Question of the Month
Would You Pay for Outside Help to Address Cybersecurity Issues?
Basics of Analyzer Systems Busted!
You're Right. Here's the Correct Wording
A Bridge to Fieldbus Upgrades
The Cost and Complexity of Running New Cabling, Especially if Fiber Is Required, Has Prevented Upgrades of Certain Applications
Chips Are Up
The Chasm Between the Plant Floor and the Data Processing Center Remains Huge, Wide and Deep
Choosing a Fieldbus Host
Selecting a Fieldbus Host Is Not an Easy Decision. It Might Be as Life-Changing as Getting Married
Controls for Scraping of the Bottom of the Barrel - Part 1
Discussing the Emerging New Industries That Are Aiming at Exploiting the "Unconventional" Fossil Fuel Deposits
Reader's Agree With Cybersecurity Article
Don't Over Look PID in APC
That Old Stalwart PID Can Do a Lot of Heavy Lifting in Your Process Control Efforts
Help Is on the Way
Consult Specification 55-1:2008 for Asset Management
Less Bang for the Buck
Intrinsic Safety Makes Protecting Field Devices Easier and Cheaper
The iPad Hits the Plant Floor
Companies Like Pfizer Have Reduced Time and Increased Efficiency by Putting Apple's Most Recent Showstopper, the iPad, to Use in Manufacturing
This Month We Talk About Level Measurement Resources
Maintenance by the Numbers
Learn About Precision Energy Management Systems (PEMS)
The Operations Key to Better Plant Performance
What Have You Done to Help the Operator Get the Most Out of a Control System?
PACs, PLCs, Industrial PCs
Big, Little, Rugged, Thin, Fast, You Name It. We Have Your PLC, PAC or PC Here
PLC Redundancy- How Much is Enough?
Is PLC Processor Redundancy Worth the Engineering Cost and Maintenance Cost? What Device Should I Use to Measure Flow of Liquid Sodium in Hazardous Environments?
Product Introductions: Alarms,Actuators Transmitters and More
Presenting You The Latest Industry Innovations in Alarms Transmitters, Actuators and More
Recession, Go Away. Come Again Another Day
Stop Depending on Your Employer to Pay for Your Training and New Expertise. You Need to Plan Your Continuing Education
Saving of the Green
Good Asset Management Yields Both More Uptime and More Efficiency, but It Also Can Be a Big Contributor to Your Energy-Saving and Sustainability Efforts
Web "Portal" is "Porthole" Misspelled
To Surf the Web You Don't Have to Be an Expert, but Finding What You Want Sometimes Is Difficult
What is PAS 55
It Provides Clear Definitions and a 28-point Requirements Specification for Establishing and Verifying an Optimized Management System
Wireless Tech for Remote Valve Monitoring
Remote Automated Control and Monitoring Reduces Valve Maintenance Issues
Automation Foundations Form Joint Company
The five major automation foundations have developed a single common solution for field device integration (FDI).
Duqu Riles ICS Security Pros
Son of Stuxnet? A Close Cousin? Variations on a Theme? The Industrial Security World Works to Sort Out Yet Another Piece of Malware Aimed at Industrial Systems
ISA Automation Week Rebounds Big Time
Under the guidance and leadership of Process Automation Hall of Fame inductee and Control columnist Greg McMillan, ISA Automation Week got its game back.