February 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.
Wanted: Pervasive Sensor Network Expertise
Internet of thing - A Building Operator Using Nest Thermostats Could Gain Great Insights into How Equipment Is Being Operated
The Operator's Role in Automation
Humans Can Program Equipment, but It Is Unable to Deal With Anything the Programmers Didn't Think of or Couldn't Afford
Automation Project Priorities: This Isn't Disney
How Often Is It That Project Priorities Align Favorably With Those of the Operate-and-Maintain Organization That's Expected to Run the Plant Safely, Reliably and Profitably?
An Alarming Disconnect?
The Values of Alarm Limits Are the Biggest Single Factor Governing Alarm Performance
Defending Targeted Attacks Is a Higher Bar. Focus on Prevention Alone Is Probably a Mistake
Boiler Tuning Question
What Is the Best Method to Tune PID Values for Three-Element Drum Level Control in the Boiler?
Process Analysis Powered by Pervasive Sensors
If We Want to Take Wireless Technology to the Next Level and Identify the "Killer App," We'll Have to Stop Thinking of How to Do Wired Projects Wirelessly and Instead Replace Terminations With Connections
Hot Links to More on System Programming
This Month, Our Editors Search the Web for the Latest Online Resources on System Programming. Here Is What They Found
2014 Process Automation Hall of Fame - Certifiably Famous
2014's Inductees Took Very Different Paths to Our Process Automation Hall of Fame
Fieldbuses Resource Update
Learn More About Primary Fieldbuses Used in Process Control Applications
Fieldbuses Uplift All Processes
Low-Power, Twisted-Pair Fieldbuses Are Still Replacing Old Point-to-Point Wiring, Delivering Better Data and Using Their Ethernet and Wireless Versions to Support New and Revamped Process Applications Worldwide
25 Years of Progress in Process Analyzers' Efficiency
In 25 Years, Process Analysis Has Progressed from Exotic to Ubiquitous
Field Level Instruments Reaches New Heights
Ever-Improving Instruments and Relaxed Regulations Are Allowing Workhorse Technologies to Excel in Dynamic, Sticky, Multiphase and Politically Sensitive Applications
FCC Allows Unlicensed "Level Probing Radar" in Open Air
The Rules Now Require Measuring Emissions in the Main Beam of the LPR Antenna
"Overrule" Safety Automation; Minimum Control Valve Size
A Reader Asks Our Experts to Explain "Underwater Nuclear Reactors" and "Overrule Safety." Plus, What's the Minimum Control Valve Size in an Oil Pipeline?
Robots in Manufacturing Operations and More
Everybody Agrees to Automate, but How Do We Pay for It?
Fieldbus Protocols Support All Processes
Flock of Fieldbuses - The Remaining Fieldbus Protocols May Not Be Getting Glamorous, Hollywood-Style Buzz Anymore, but They're Still Going Strong
It's All About Power Supplies
Transformers, Monitoring Devices, Switches and Sundry Power Supply Needs
Schneider Completes Invensys Acquisition
Companies Share Surprising Similarities in Culture and Spirit
Energy-Harvesting Systems Revenue to Reach $375 Million
According to a recent report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from energy-harvesting systems will grow from $283 million in 2014 to nearly $375 million in 2020