August 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.
"Herding" Control and LPG Problems
A Reader Asks Us if "Herding Control" Is a Theoretical Concept, or a System that Our Very Own Bela Liptak Designed. Also, What Is the Suitability of Using a Differential Pressure Cell Pressure Transmitter.
Automation Processes Are Easy to Listen To
We Have More Than 200 Podcasts on Subjects Ranging From the RS-485 Standard to How to Upgrade Your DCS. Listen and Learn
Foundation Fieldbus - Can We All Just Get Along?
A Factor Slowing the Adoption of Wireless Communications in the Process Industries Is Concern and Confusion about Standards
Wireless Comes of Age
Even in the Notoriously Conservative Process Industries, Wireless Has Moved Past the Early Adopter Stage and Into Day-to-Day Operations
Flow Like an Egyptian
Back to Basics: Measuring Flow in Open Channels
Natural Gas, Sustainability and the Far North
If You Have an Opinion About the Way Your Plant, Your Country or Your World Is Being Run, It Is Up to You to Take Action
Virtual Instrumentation Monitors Arkansas Emissions
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Says Software Sensors Are Just as Good as Hardware Sensors, With Less Maintenance and Fewer Headaches
The Case Against Lambda Tuning
Understand the Framework of Using Internal Model-Based Control (IMC) to Come Up With PID Parameters
All About Process Safety
Our Editors Tackle Process Safety Resources
Reader Tells Us We Were On the Mark Regarding the Current Job Market
Flow Transmitter, Sensors Serve Five Industries
Endress+Hauser's Proline Promass 100 Compact, Direct-Digital Input Flow Transmitter With Industry-Optimized Sensors
Input/Output: Basic Technology You Need to Run Your Operation
The Editors Take a Look at I/Os and Other Devices That Are Essentials to Your Operations
McMillan and Weiner Ask Glenn Gardner, Fluke Product Planner, to Help Them Complete Their Perspective on Calibration by Taking a Look at Future Trends
Industrial Networks: Priorities and Pigeon Holes
Nebulous Networks and Virtualized Computing Can Be Better Understood by Organizing Them into Approachable, Function-Based Segments
What Is the High-Performance HMI?
Operators Learn to Live With Design Flaws and Often Take the Easy Way Out and Live With the Less-Than-Perfect Systems They Grew Up With
WirelessHART vs. ISA100.11a -- What's the Difference?
Both Standards Contain Many Similarities and They Also Contain Many Differences
Easier Commissioning with Wireless
With a Capable System, the End User Is Mouse-Clicks Away From Knowing 99% of What He Needs to Know About the Device Without Ever Lifting a Wire
CSIA Launches New Website
New Website Designed to Serve as a Resource for Clients of Control System Integrators
Natural Gas in the Frozen North
Statoil and ABB Go Deeper and Colder for Liquified Natural Gas
Phoenix Contact's New Digs
Phoenix Contact Opens New Customer and Technology Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Productivity Through Integrated Engineering Drives Siemens' Automation Strategy
Atendees of the 2012 Siemens Automation Summit gained a broad perspective on the trends shaping the U.S. industrial sector