March 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.
Loop Drawings for Smart Instruments
Readers Look to Our Experts for Information on Smart Instruments
Calibration Is Complicated at Best. Add Problems of Long Distance, Timing and Customs Regulations, and Things Get Really Tricky
Automation Experts: It's About Being Your Authority
The Authorities Writing for Us Have More Than 375 Man-Years of Experience in Process Automation Between Them
ControlGlobal.com Norminated for Neal Award
We Are Competing in the "Best Website" Category. We Are Proud to Be Recognized by the Neal Award Jury, Whether We Win or Not
Wireless May Make Valve Maintenance Easier
Should You Use Wireless in Managing Your Valve Assets?
Process Automation Pressure Resources
Looking for Process Automation Pressure Resources? We Got You Covered
Automation Professionals Fill the Gap With Off-Site IT Teams
Advantages and Disadvantages of Having a Remote IT Department. What Works for Your Business? Should You Manage IT from Off-Site?
Reader Feedback: Consider These for The Top 50 Automation Companies
Readers Asks Us to Consider Balluff, Sick (Optical Sensing Products) for Our Top 50 Automation Companies
Automation Could Have Saved Fukushima
Liptak Says That If the Fukushima Level Detectors Had Operated Correctly, the Hydrogen Explosions Would Have Been Prevented
Loop Controllers on Parade
Technology for the Heart of Your Processes
Model Predictive Control - Past, Present and Future - Part 2
McMillan, Winer and Darby Discuss Model Development and Tuning
Process Automation Operator Performance Gets Better
Prioritized Data, Simpler Displays, Human-Factors-Designed Equipment, Fatigue-Reduction Efforts, Alarm Planning and Other Tools Can All Improve Situational Awareness and Operator Performance. So How Much Do You Need of Each?
Automation Professionals Avoid Talking About Training
Lets Talk About Training. It Is Essential to Improving Operator Performance or the Appropriate Actions of Anyone in a Critical Situation
Power Up with a New Kind of Redundancy!
The PS3500-DM--a New Diagnostics Module for Pepperl+Fuchs' PS3500 Power Supplies Has Four Layers of Monitoring
Reader Feedback: When Will There Be an App for That?
A Reader Asks Us When Will We Have an App for iPad
Reader Feedback: Wired vs. Wireless
A Reader Tell Us About Powerline Communication
Why Industrial Couplers Aren't Commodities?
Maybe We Should Ask If Couplers Can Be Procured on the Basis of Cost Only
Reader Feedback: Process Safety
Sometimes Even the Best Maintenance Practices Fail to Manage to Keep Some of These Plants Safe
5th-Generation Thermox WDG Flue Gas Combustion Analyzer
Mounts Directly to the Process Flange, and Is Heated to Maintain All Sample-Wetted Components Above the Acid Dewpoint
ISA100.11a - Fieldbus Wars Round 2 Begins
To Directly Influence the Outcome of This Dispute, End Users Should Vote With Their Time by Participating in the Appropriate Standards Committees
CLPA Adds Energy Management to CC-Link IE
The new CC-Link IE Energy capabilities allow production managers to easily monitor energy consumption by individual machines or processes over the same networks they already use for general control purposes.
Krohne Opens Online Academy
Krohne, Inc. announces the availability of the Krohne academy, featuring web-based training on measurement technologies and other topics of interest to process measurement personnel.
Emerson Upgrades Automation at Russian Power Plant
Emerson upgraded the Unit 3 control system, instrumentation, control valves and other related equipment, as well as modernizing the controls for the fluid end of the turbine set
Fluke Recalls Digital Clamp Meters
Fluke Corporation Voluntarily Recalls Digital Clamp Meters Manufactured Between Sept. 1, 2010 and Oct. 31, 2012
Are Teens Afraid of STEM Careers? Are Parents to Blame?
46% of teens surveyed said they are afraid to fail or are uncomfortable taking risks to solve problems