August 2013

August 2013 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.


  • How to Future-Proof Ourselves

    We Have to Stop Expecting Teachers to Be Edutainers. We Can't Do Edutainment and Expect Kids to Actually Learn Something

  • Get to Know Our Site. Here's a Cheat Sheet

    As Your Senior Digital Editor, Katherine Bonfante Knows this Website Inside and Out. Here Are Some Secret Passages to Getting to the Hidden Corners of this Site

  • Feedback: Cybersecurity and the Beltway Bandits

    What, Specifically, in the XO Evinces or Promotes a Lack of Understanding of the Different Cybersecurity Requirements for Business IT and Industrial Process Control Systems?

  • Are Industry Analysts Relevant Anymore?

    Does It Make Sense to Subscribe to Industry Research? For Most, the Answer Is the Classic Analyst Response: It Depends

  • Outsourcing SCADA - A Good Idea?

    It's Time to Look at the Pros and Cons Associated With Choosing to Effectively Outsource Your Network Backbone

  • Process Automation Generations Talk to Each Other

    A Dialog Across the Generations About Plant Operations and Each Generation's Different Ways of Looking at Problems

  • Rationalizing and Refocusing on Alarms

    Projects to Logically Renovate Alerts and Alarms in Large Applications Can Benefit from Seeing More Clearly into Their Processes with Improved HMI Tools

  • Plugged Furnace Pressure Connection

    IT and Algorithm Wizards Can Develop the Smartest Devices or Protocols, but If the Information They Work With Is Bad, It Will Do No Good

  • Wireless Measurements

    A Minute to Measure It: Hazardous-Area-Capable Multiplexers and I/O Bus Extenders and Modules Can Simplify Heat Exchanger Measurements, Providing a Quicker Method Than Routing a Cable for Process Monitoring and a More Reliable Method Than Portable Measurements

  • Links to Process Safety

    Control's Monthly Resource Guide. This Month, We Cover Process Safety

  • Workingman's Wireless

    More Routine Process Control Applications Are Adopting Wireless to Save Cable, Secure Added Signals, and Transfer Data from Spots Where Wire Can't Go. Here's How Veteran Users Do It Every Day

  • How to Get Wireless Up and Running

    While Each Application Has Its Own Quirks and Requirements, There Are Still Some Primary Procedures for Implementing Wireless in Any Process or Plant

  • State of Wireless Networking

    The Results from a 2013 Survey of 150 Industrial Networking Readers Provide Insight into Wireless Options

  • Ultrasonic Continuous Level Measurement

    Ultrasonic Level Is One of the Five Non-Contacting Continuous Level Measurement Technologies, and the One That Is Most Often Misused or Misapplied. Here's How To Do It Right

  • Communication for the Ages

    We Have Four Generations in the Work Place at the Same Time Each With Different Cultures, Skills, and Expectations

  • Chevron Manages BMA Upgrade Lifecycle

    So What's the Motivation for All These Upgrades? Well, Chevron's First Priority Is Safety and the Environment

  • Future-Proofing the DCS

    Invensys Used a Combination of New Innovation and Existing Technology to Deliver a Modern System, While Eliminating Constraints That Would Prevent the System From Being Updated or Built Upon

  • I/O and Terminal Blocks

    This Month's RoundUps Are Our Guide to the Good Stuff