August 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.
Clean Power Regs Complex But Within Grasp
China's Not Afraid of Better Technology Benefits and There's no Need for Coal Rollers
Measurement, Control Specialists Might Neglect End Users
Our Customer Focus is not Just the Investor Who’s Financing a Project or the Project Manager Beating the Drum to Meet Cost and Schedule
Wireless Sensors Part of Tools Used to Keep a Facility Safe
Not Part of Traditional Process Safety Systems, Wireless Sensors Keep Facility Within Design Constraints and Safe
Companies Design New Devices That Make a Difference
Creativity and Risk Matter Most and How Much Genuine Usefulness Investors, Supporters Actually Achieve
Effectively Harnessing Emissions Compliance Data
Build Stakeholder Confidence Through the Creation of Timely, Accurate, Retrievable and Consistent Emissions Information
In a Crisis, Are Machines Better than Humans?
Machines Don’t Panic, and They Always Do What They’re Told, but They Can’t React to Situations for Which They Have not Been Programmed. Which Do You Want to Depend on When your Life Depends on It?
Reader Feedback: No Unified Fieldbus Standard, Ever?
Unified Standard Solely Exist Because Automation Vendors Will Always Want That Part of Their Solutions Strategy to Be Uniquely Theirs
Reader Feedback: Not Exactly PC-Based
PLCs and PACs Are More Robust and Include More Control Capabilities Than Those Offered Through PC-Based Control
What You Need to Know about I/O and Terminal Blocks
Get the Latest Information on I/Os and Terminal Blocks
Distilled Analysis of Interaction
Getting the Most Out of Your PID
Prevent Tank Farm Overfill Hazards
Catastrophic Incidents Have Led to Useful Rules for Systems That Help Avoid Them
Standardization Reigns in Automation Safety
Our First 25 Years Have Seen Arcane Systems Evolve into a Highly Standardized and Tightly Regulated Discipline
What Is the Proper Role of Automation?
Automated System Can Lead to More and More Complexity and Confusion. Until the Instruments, Automation and Controls get Extremely Reliable, We'll Still Need to Keep Humans in the Loop
Product Roundup: Loop Controllers
Manage Modest Processes With These Purposeful Devices
Automation’s Rebound from Recession
Medium and Small Companies ($10 to $30 Million) Had the Largest Growth in Revenue
Fieldbus Groups Agree to Combine
New Organization Will Continue the Development, Support and Promotion of the Two Existing Protocols
Chemical Industry Shows Modest Growth
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), posted a 0.4% increase over June, as measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA).