April 2014 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.
Who Needs Energy Incentives?
Do You See Any Value in Requiring Utilities to Prioritize Energy Efficiency in Their Business Plans, Programs and Communications With Ratepayers?
Standards for Industrial Smart Devices Are Just the Beginning
The Challenge That Remains Is the Justification or Reason for Using Smart Instruments in the First Place. How Can We Most Effectively Use the Intelligence in Smart Instruments?
Process Automation Reliability vs. Safety
Is It Possible to Have Safe Systems That Aren't Considered Reliable?
Reader Feedback: No Complete Disconnect for Nuclear Plants?
You Can't Isolate a Nuclear Power Plant from Any External Data Communications
Wireless Smart Devices: Unhand Me, Handheld!
Handhelds: What's Not to Love?
Analyze These: Process Analyzer Sites for You
Our Editors Search the Web for the Latest Resources on Process Analyzers. Here's What They Found
How to Run Your Process Control Applications Far Out in the Field
Establishing Process Automation Projects in Developing Economies and Other Remote Locations Requires Better Preparation, Stronger Supply Chains, More Accessible Expertise, Simpler Controls and Added Training. Here's How Veteran Players Make It Happen
Modular Procedural Automation Improves Operations
Using a Standard Automation Methodology Also Prevents Incidents by Allowing Operators to Share Best Practices
Intelligent Instrumentation: Smart Devices Fail to Fulfill Destiny
For 25 Years, Intelligent Instrumentation's Major Problem Has Been Being Heard
Expanding Your Process Automation Plant Requires Bigger Data Too
Foremost Farms Doubles Production and Adds Data Acquisition and Historian Functions to Its SCADA/HMI System to Find Exceptions and Improve Operations
What Are the Benefits of Advanced Process Control?
How Good Is Good? McMillan and Weiner Talk with Lewis Gordon about APC benefit techniques such as Model Predictive Control
Don't Look Back, Developing Economies May Already Be Ahead On Process Automation
It Would Be Best to Discard Many Old Assumptions -- or at Least Take Them With a Big Grain of Salt -- and Go Check Out the World as It Really Is
Can Ziegler-Nichols Equations Be Used to Tune Non-Interactive Controllers?
Our Experts Chime In and Talk about How Tuning Has Changed Since We Entered the Digital Age
RoundUp: PLCs and PACs
Looking for the Latest Innovations in Programmable Controllers? Look No Further
Dow Chemical Wins 2013 HART Plant of the Year
This award showcases end users who have demonstrated ingenuity in the application of HART Communication for real-time operational improvements.
Top 10 Chemically Engineered Inventions
The 10 inventions considered to have made the biggest impact on society were:
Global I/O Modules Market Weak in 2012
The world market for I/O modules fell 1.4% to $7.2 billion in 2012 as global economies struggled, states IHS Technology.
ABB Named Most Admired Company in Its Sector
The company moved up from sixth place in last year's survey in the Industrial Machinery category.
Asahi/America Inc. Moves Its Headquarters
Asahi/America Inc. will move its corporate headquarters to Lawrence, Mass.