April 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.
Readers' Feedback April 2012
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Optimized, Small-Footprint Coriolis Flowmeter
ABB Introduces Their Latest Design to their Coriolis Mass Flowmeters, the CoriolisMaster
Addressing Control Applications Using Wireless Devices
How Wired and Wireless Transmitter Installations Differ in Closed-Loop Control Applications and What Changes Are Required in the PID
- Ten Process Analyzer Applications
A Charming New Facility
Recycled Equipment, a New Automation System, Electronic Marshalling and Remote I/O All Go into a Greenfield Sulfuric Acid Plant
Spring Is in the Air and Safety on Our Minds
Here Is Hoping for a Safe Spring and a Wonderful Summer for You and All Your Control Systems
The League of Competent People
The World Needs Saving and Only We Can Save It by Working Together. Lets Start Investing in STEM Education and Jobs
Taking on Industrial Control Security Issues
What's It Going to Take Before We Start Getting Real about Industrial Control Security Issues
The Future of Process Manufacturing
What Are You Going to Do When Your Most Experienced Operator Retires?
Distributing Production Data
Using Remote Monitoring Sites, Dart Oil and Gas Uses Flow Computers to Monitor and Record Gas Flow Data
Magmeter Maintenance, Feed-Forward Variations; Robots
What Maintenance Is Required for a Magmeter? And What's the Difference Between "Positional Feed-Forward" and "Incremental Feed-Forward" in PID Control?
New Paradigms for Lab Control Systems
What a Lab Control Systems Can and Should Do for Commercialization of Biopharmaceuticals
Saving Steam Saves Money
Matt Brewing Co. Reduced Energy Cost to Brew Beer by $230,000 per Year Using Mass Flow Instrumentation
Misplaced ICS-CERT Priorities
If Not Asked, ICS-CERT Can't Help
Microbrewery Grows Big With Micro PLC
Coastal Electric Uses Idec's Micro PLC to Automate Greenflash Brewing's New Plant in San Diego and Preserve Its Small-Batch Processes, While Brewing Five Times More Beer
Prototyping for Small and Large APC Applications
DuPont Uses Simulation and Rapid Prototyping Tools to Select, Justify and Implement Advanced Process Control (APC) in Many More, Smaller Applications
Don't Take Water for Granted. See How New Controls Maintain the Reliability of Water Production System and Read Case Studies on Water Collection and Treatment Applications
Optimizing Process Operations From Afar
AOC Resins Uses Remote Wireless Connections to Access Their Seven Process Plants Across North America from Its Corporate Headquarters
PLCs and PACs--What You Need to Know Now
PLCs and PACs 101
Process Manufacturing and Society's Current Values
Society Has Devoted the Last 40 Years to Passing the Message That Manufacturing Is Dirty, Dangerous and Unrewarding
Remote Access Goes Mainstream
Remote Access Is One of the Fastest-Growing and Most Quickly Accepted New Technologies to Ever Hit the Process Control Industry
Selling Diagnostics to Management
Managers Are Paid the Big Bucks to Make Decisions That Many Times Boil Down to "How Much Insurance Do I Want to Buy?
Maximize the Success of Your Control System Implementation with Standards-Based Object-Oriented Design
Find Out What Are the Benefits of Using Object-Oriented Design Principals in the Design of a Modern Process Control Solution
What Happened to the E and T in STEM?
Schools Today Keep Emphasizing the S and the M, but Hardly Concentrate on Teaching Engineering and Technology Areas of Manufacturing, Construction, Communications and Transportation
What's the Best PID Execution Time?
We Still Should Remember the Nyquist Sampling Theorem
- CABA and ISA sign memorandum of understanding
EtherNet/IP Now Standard in Asia
The National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China has adopted EtherNet/IP
Infinity Charter School Team Wins Nanoline Contest
Middleschoolers Win Trip to Germany, for Their Smart, Solar, Mobile Charging Station
ISA Opens Two New Membership Grades
ISA has added two new membership grades, Automation Community Member and Automation Affiliate Member, for automation professionals.
Wireless Standards a Mixed Blessing for Process Industries
Competition Between Standards Leads Automation Customers to Fear That Wireless Is Emerging as the Next Platform for the Automation Fieldbus War