November 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.
Finding Faults in Enterprise Asset Management Systems
Giant Swedish Mine Counts on an Integrated EAM System to Make Fault Reporting and Predictive Maintenance Easier
Connecting the Manufacturing Dots
Smaller Companies Can't Afford to Implement the Systems and Support Structures Necessary to Use Smart Manufacturing Technologies
Why You Come to ControlGlobal.com
Don't Believe Everything You Read on the Web, But Do Trust Everything You Read Here
Modifying SIL-Certified Equipment Failure Rates on the Basis of Deployment
To Identify Estimates of Equipment Failure Rates, You Must Calculate the Probability of Failure on Demand
Aero-Derivative Advanced Control
What's APC and What's Just a Collection of Clever Programming Blocks?
Advanced Process Control Ain't Easy
End Users and Suppliers Agree: Advanced Process Control Is a Powerful and Effective Tool, but Implementation and Maintenance Need to Be Simplified
Advanced Process Control-Complex Solution for Complex Problems
Recent Advances Have Reduced the Cost and Complexity of Implementation and Maintenance, Making APC a Viable Option
Enterprise Products Plans to Have APC Running All of Their Major Facilities in the Future. Learn How They'll Accomplish This
Roll Your Own APC
Vendors' Powerful Programming Environments When Mixed With Good Engineering Principles Can Yield Excellent Results
Under the Hood with MPC
MPC Is Not Designed for Abnormal Situations. Process Knowledge Is Still Mandatory for Operators
Check Out Control's Monthly Resource Guide. This Month We Cover Level Measurement Devices
Real-Time PIG Data Transmission?
How Can We Improve the Safety of the Pipelining Industry? See What Our Experts Say
Is Your Control Valve an Imposter?
Beware the Disguised Positioner
Ruel Rules for Use of PID, MPC and FLC
When Do You Need to Move Beyond PID Control?
Valero's Good Examples
Automation in the Refinery of Today It's Not Business as Usual
PLCs and Industrial Computers
What You Need When You Need the Machinery to Think and Do the Job
How Smart Can You Get? The Newest in Data Recorders
The GX and GP Products Are the First of a New SmartDAC+ Product Family
ABB Reports Solid Performance in Uncertain Market
ABB Reported Steady Orders and Higher Revenues in the Third Quarter of 2012
Ametek Buys Micro-Poise Measurement Systems
Ametek, Inc. Acquired Micro-Poise Measurement Systems for $170 Million
Automation Market Downshifts in 2Q 2012
ARC Advisory Group Sayas the Second Quarter of 2012 Saw a Paltry 2.7% Growth in Supplier Revenues
Invensys Operations Management Acquires Spiral Software
Invensys Acquires Spiral Software Strengthening Their Leadership Position in the Hydrocarbon Processing Industry
PI North America Meeting Touts Profibus Gains
The Profibus Market Expected to Grow in 2012 to Reach 44 million