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
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
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
Saudi Aramco Sponsors ISA EMEA Automation Conference and Exhibition 2013
This five-day event will be held in Saudi Arabia from December 7 to 11 at the Sheraton Dammam Hotel and Towers
Invensys Celebrates 30 Years of Triconex Innovation
Invensys announced a year-long celebration to mark the 30th anniversary of its Triconex safety and critical control products brand as well as its Foxboro/Triconex User Group Meeting for 2013.
MESA International Now Offers Online Courses
Instructor-led courses lead to CEUs and MES/MOM Certificates of Awareness.
CC-Link Receives Three Key Manufacturing Certifications
The three new certifications are CC-Link Safety from the Chinese National Standard GB/Z 294184.108.40.206-2013, CC-Link from the Japanese Industrial Standard TR B0031, and CC-Link IE Field from SEMI E54.23-0513
Natural Gas Rig Explodes in Gulf of Mexico
Blow-out prevent may be the culprit again.
U. S. Industrial Outlook Brightens Says Longbow Research
Longbow Research's second quarter newsletter shows the outlook brightening for industrial automation but still mixed as factory automation outpaces process.
Power-One's Stockholders Approve Acquisition by ABB
ABB will acquire power generation company for $6.35 per share.