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  • Control/ARC Podcast: Tom Fiske

    Faking It Can Be A Good Thing. Control Executive Editor Jim Montague and ARC Senior Analyst Tom Fiske talk about the benefits of using sophisticated simulation software for plant design, control system checkout and employee training. The right simulation software can save millions of dollars, ease plant start-ups, improve plant safety and help the next generation of process operators develop their skills. Fiske says that, among other things, simulation software is the teaching tool perfectly in tune with the learning habits of the iPod and Wii generation.

  • Control FutureCast: Batch Automation

    Where's the batch? ISA88 was the first attempt to create a manufacturing language. Walt Boyes talks about the direction ISA88 and ISA95 are taking and what the future holds for batch and hybrid manufacturing.

  • Calibration Practices

    Watch This Video and Find Out What Control Learned After Surveying Its Readership About Their Calibration Practices

  • Best Practices in Manufacturing Drive the Adoption of Windows Vista (Webcast)

    This informative webcast, presented by experts from Microsoft, Aberdeen and Iconics, will review next–generation software analytics solutions built on the latest open, scalable technologies. You’ll learn how to rapidly integrate new and existing systems into a unified management platform, resulting in enormous savings and improving the bottom line. Join us at 2 p.m. EST December 11, 2008. A question–and–answer period is included at the end of the presentation. » Register Now

  • Back to the Basics: Basics of Level Measurement

    We've been measuring level since the days of the Pharaohs, so why is it still so hard? Control Editor in Chief Walt Boyes talks about the basics of measuring level, and how to select the correct level technology for your applications.

  • Back to Basics: Managing Alarms

    Editor in chief Walt Boyes talks about effective alarm management processes. Over the past 50 years many process industry disasters could have been avoided if only the proper alarm systems had been in place. The switch of alarm management systems from panel walls to display screens and DCSs resulted in system operators' loss of visual pattern recognition. This switch caused the newer generations of alarm operators to develop tunnel vision. Meanwhile lack of careful alarm rationalization causes them to be inundated with too many alarms, making it impossible to respond to the important ones. Watch this 5-minute video and learn how to design an alarm system that contributes to your plant's "inherently safe" lifestyle.

  • Back to Basics: Loop Tuning

    Control Editor in Chief Walt Boyes explains the basics of this fundamental control operation. Learn about dead band, lag time, PID control, manual and adaptive loop tuning and why your loop tuning problems can't always be fixed by software.

  • Back to Basics: DP Flow Measurement

    Walt Boyes tells it like it is in Flow Measurement: Part One-- Differential Pressure Flow Measurement, another in our Back to Basics series.

  • Asish Ghosh on Process Safety

    In This Edition of the Monthly Control/ARC Podcast Series, Walt Boyes and ARC's Asish Ghosh Talk About Process Safety and Why It Seems So Hard to Accomplish, Even After Years of Trying.

  • 2008 Top 50 Automation Vendors

    As the economy crashes, process automation is poised to ride it out. Walt Boyes speaks with ARC Research Directors Larry O'Brien and Craig Resnick on the state of the process automation economy, and the Control/ARC Top 50 automation companies.

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