March 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.
From Loop Control to Process Performance
How Do You Find Out if a Loop That Is Not Performing Affects Plant Economic Performance?
Missing Links: The Current Status of Manufacturing Technology
The Missing Technologies Are Smarter I/O, Virtualization for Hardware and Testing, the DICED Capabilities, a Third-Party Interface Solution Using Ethernet, Standardized HMI, the IEC 61850 Standard for Communications in Substations, and a Suitable Wireless System
Replacing a Field Device
Is the 3 a.m., Sunday Morning Replacement the Killer App?
Reader Feedback: Pervasive Sensing
Our Vision of Pervasive Sensors Encouraged Us to Find Innovative Ways to Not Just Power Sensors
How Is Adjusting Cascade Control Algorithms Like Herding Cattle?
Herding Controls: Why Control Engineers Should Think Like Cowboys
Can Operators Hear the Fieldbus Music?
Operators May Not Care Much About How Our "Machines" Deliver Information, What They Care About Is the Devices Work Properly and Deliver the Right Information
Feeding the Asset Management Beast
Will the Work Underway at IEC on the Digital Factory and Similar Initiatives Help Integrate All the Disparate Standards Into a Unified Whole?
Asset Management: The 25-Year Transformation
From Reactive and Preventive to Condition-Based Predictive. The 25-Year Transformation of Maintenance and Repair to Asset Management
Perfect Fit: Operator Performance
Enhancing Operator Performance Means Tailoring the Right Combination of Situation-Aware Displays, Rationalized Alarms, Ergonomic Consoles and Field-Capable Interfaces. Here's How Users Maintain Operator Effectiveness
Industrial Valves Get Better Bells and Whistles
Process Control Valves Are Adding New, Sophisticated and Intelligent Electronics, Networking and Other Innovations. Here's How Users Are Applying Them for Maximum Benefit
Calibration Can Be Condition-Based
Calibrating Industrial Devices Only as Needed Is the Better Method, and That Requires Automating the Calibration Process
Controllers: Direct vs. Reverse-Acting Control
Valve Failure Position and Controller Actions Are Independently Determined. In This Article our Experts Tackle Them Separately
Long-Term Health Problems for Industrial Operators
Sitting Dangers for Process Application and Operators. Sitting Is the New Smoking
Media Converter Puts Ethernet on Blue Hose
Over the Past 20 Years, Belden Has Produced and Sold More Than 391 Million Feet of Blue Hose--Enough to Circle the Globe Three Times--and Much of It Is Still in Use in Facilities All Over the World
Product RoundUp: The Pressure's On
Sensors, Transmitters, Controllers, Switches. Get Your Pressure Instrumentation Here
High-Tech Training Hub Now Open to Help Better Train Future Workforce
Polk State College celebrates the opening of its Polk State Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center. The 47,000-square-foot building located east of Bartow stands not only as a high-tech training hub, but also of what can be accomplished when a community comes together to turn a vision into a reality.
Emerson Opens Third Global Innovation Center
Emerson Innovation Center in Austin, Texas Provides Global Leadership for Control Systems Development, Integrated Operations Consulting, Project Execution and Human Centered Design
Hannover Fair Previews the Smart Factory
The fair, April 7-11 in Hannover, Germany, will highlight how intelligent, Internet-enabled devices will simplify and integrate future manufacturing.