December 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.
All the Software Fit to Use
Remote Operations, SPC, Asset Management--We Have It All Here
Farewell to Our Editor in Chief Walt Boyes
Thank You to My Staff and My Readers, Who Made It Possible for Me to Do the Things I've Done for the Past 10 Years
How Vulnerable Is Your Safety?
Is Anyone Doing Anything to Protect Your Cybersecurity? You Betcha! The First Line of Defense Better Be You
Let the DCS Fit the Process
Distributed Control Systems (DCSs) Are Gaining New Capabilities, Such as Integrating with Safety Systems, to Match the Unique Needs of Their Process Applications
Reader Feedback: Simulation Speed-Up a Good Thing
More and More, Dynamic Simulations Are Used Before Start-Up of a New Plant for Operator Training
Reader Feedback: From the ControlGlobal Community
More Readers Chime in to McMillan's Emergency Shutdown of LPG Tank Farms Article
How to Select the Right Network
Gathering Data from Everywhere
You Want More Foolproof Fieldbus?
Should We Shut Off All the Diagnostic Messages and Risk Missing Some Valuable Intelligence During Start-Up, or Leave Them All Enabled and Deal with the Nuances of the Configuration Later?
Can Wireless Be Used for Real-Time Control?
Pressure and Temperature on the Web
This Month Our Editors Search the Web to Bring You the Latest on Measuring Instruments
Top 50 Automation Suppliers: Changing Latitudes, Changing Attitudes
Major Acquisitions and a Real Shift in Focus for the Automation Industry Going Forward
Intelligent Software Computing: Bring Steady, Smart Power
Intelligent Computing and Software are Revolutionizing All Aspects of Power Generation, Distribution and Local Consumption. Here's How Process Control Users Are Gaining, Too
Power Supplies Get In On The Reliability Act
The Demand for Increased Reliability and Global Application for Process Control Is Driving Evolution of Power Supply Design
Vibration of Valves and Piping
What Would Cause Vibration in a Gas Service, and What Protection Can Be Applied If It Occurs?
Past Reliability Enables Future Flexibility
GE's MarkVIeS Fault-Tolerant Safety Controller Is Triple-Modular-Redundant and exida-Certified for SIL 3 Applications
The Complete Automation Engineer
McMillan and Weiner Speak with Monsanto's Owen Campney and Ask Him How He Progressed Through His Career and What Type of Problems He Faced
Combining Pipeline Control and Safety
Integrated Control and Safety System for Crude Oil Transfer Pipeline
Fieldbus Moves Forward
Foundation fieldbus H1 Interoperability Test Kit and FDI Cooperation's Field Device Integration specification boost functionality and interoperability between protocols.
U of Edinburgh Student Wins UniSim Design Challenge
University of Edinburgh engineering student Dursun Can Ozcan's research focused on reducing CO2 emissions in the cement industry.
ISA Recognizes Byres for Security Work
Eric Byres was recognized for his leadership in developing numerous innovations, industry standards and best practices in industrial cybersecurity.
Advantech, Intel Plan for Smart Cities and the Internet of Things
To cooperate with Intel is a great honor for Advantech. We're now working together toward a common goal--to realize the era of the Smart City.
IChemE Confirms First Professional Safety Engineers
An automation professionals gets confirmed as Australia's first Professional Process Safety Engineers at the Hazards Australasia conference.
Yokogawa Tapped as MAC for Chevron Phillips Development
Yokogawa Electric Corp. was selected as the main automation contractor for Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. LP's (Chevron Phillips Chemical) USGC Petrochemicals Project.