January 2012 Issue
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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.
Automation Could Have Prevented Chernobyl
Bela Liptak Tells How Automatic Safety Controls Could Have Prevented the Accident at Chernobyl
All Flow Products All the Time
Check Out Some of the Latest in Flow Instrumentation Technology
Virtually Simulating the Next Generation of Clean Energy Technologies
NETL's AVESTAR Center Is Dedicated to the Safe, Reliable and Efficient Operation of Advanced Energy Plants With Carbon Capture
Industrial Computers, Part 2. Data Processing Escapes the Enclosure
Whether It Happens on a Cloud-Based Service, Virtualized Server or Plain Old Wireless, Internet or Ethernet, It's Clear That Industrial Computing for Process Control Has Moved Beyond Its Old Laptops and Desktops. So How Can You Protect Such Far-Flung Data Processing?
Scraping of the Bottom of the Barrel -- Fracking
Proponents Believe Fracking Gas Could Meet U.S. Energy Needs for a Century. Opponents Say the NG Supply Will Be Exhausted in Just a Few Decades
Gas Chromatographs Rule
What Comes First--the Analyzer or the Analyzer Application?
Hooking Up the Plant and the Enterprise
Do You Know the Benefit From Connecting Process Plant Automation, Information Systems and Higher Level Computing Platforms?
More About VFDs
Why Flow Control With a VSD on a Pump Is for the Most Part Linear
Charlie Cutler's Latest Ideas for Multivariable Controllers
Process Variable Models and Adaptive Transforms
Industrial Computers, Part 1 PID on Your Smart Phone? Maybe
Moore's Law and the Internet of Things Are Driving the Convergence of Embedded Controllers
Fresh Starts on Greener Grass
We Can Help You Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions. Find Out How
Protecting Blast Furnace Pressure Transmitters from Plugging
Installing a Pressure Transmitter for Dusty Service. Help Me Please!
Protecting the Network, Enclosing the Cloud
How Can You Protect an Industrial Network or the Cloud from Any Harm?
The Wind Power Industry Is Experiencing a Learning Curve in Safety and Accident Prevention
Shared Documents Aid Valve Repairs
Using New File-Sharing and Procedural Tools in Complex Projects Can Save You Time and Headaches
Some Standards Committees Work -- and Work Well
When Was the Last Time You Looked at the Standard for Duplex and Fourplex Convenience Electrical Receptacles?
The Usual Suspects Win the Readers' Choice Awards!
The Question Isn't Who Won, but Rather Why Do They Win and How Do They Do It
Want Open Standards? Work at It
End Users Have to Insist Their Favorite Suppliers Support Open, Interoperable Solutions, or We'll Remain Saddled With the Closed, Proprietary Ones
Linear Technology acquires Dust Networks
The acquisition will enable Linear to offer a complete high-performance wireless sensor networking solution.
ARC Sees Moderate Growth Ahead, Especially in Asia
ARC Advisory Group Sees Improving Numbers in Both the automation Space in General and Fieldbus Businesses
Fieldbus Foundation Unveils Foundation for ROM
The Foundation for ROM Initiative Is Intended to Develop a Unified Digital Infrastructure for Asset Management in Remote Applications
Marsh Bellofram Buys King Engineering
Marsh Bellofram Group Acquired the Product Line Assets of King Engineering Corp. of Ann Arbor, Mich.
Mike Caliel Is New Invensys CEO
Caliel replaces Sudipta Bhattacharya on New Year's Day
Relations Between Operations and IT Get More Complicated
Survey Respondents Predicted That Industrial Endpoints Will Increase by 50% Over the Next Five Years