2008

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  • Siemens Controls Help Boost Beer Quality

    Bell’s Brewery in Comstock, Mich., recently deployed a vertical Siemens’ automation solution developed specifically for the brewing industry—for all functions from brew house to cellar. In this video, discover how this pioneering microbrewery produces 26 different beers, each with a different temperature processing profile, and is reaching new levels of quality and consistency.

    07/24/2008
  • The exiderdome’s Global Tour

    Before arriving in Chicago, exiderdome toured much of Asia and continues to work its way eastward. In this three-minute video see highlights of its past two years of touring, plus how it all comes together from 55 individual shipping containers.

    07/17/2008
  • How To Be A Contender

    The Control/ARC podcast features ARC Vice President Dave Woll discussing what it takes to be a 21st-century automation professional, whether as a manager or as a team member.

    07/14/2008
  • Honeywell Safety Video

    Now more than ever, plant safety is on the minds of plant managers. Honeywell's integrated approach to safety and security can help keep your people, plant and the environment safe.

    Honeywell
    06/25/2008
  • 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.

    06/23/2008
  • Process Analytical Technology

    In this edition of the monthly Control/ARC Podcast Series, Editor in Chief, Walt Boyes, and Executive Editor, Jim Montague, speak to ARC’s John Blanchard about market forces and technology trends affecting process analytical technology (PAT). Is it just the FDA, or are there real, valid reasons to use PAT?

    06/17/2008
  • Honeywell Super-Hero Users

    Users at Honeywell's 2008 User Group Conference describe how Honeywell’s capabilities help them improve their plants’ safety, reliability and efficiency performance.

    06/16/2008
  • TiPS on Alarm Management

    Alarm management seems to be harder than it looks. Steve Apple, from TiPS, provides some simple, yet effective guidance to alarm management in this podcast interview with Control's Editor in Chief Walt Boyes.

    06/10/2008
  • FutureCast: Advanced Control

    Advances in computing power and statistical analysis have made it possible for Control's Walt Boyes to peer into the crystal ball and see what the control strategies of the future will be.

    06/09/2008
  • 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.

    05/19/2008
  • 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.

    05/13/2008
  • 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.

    04/29/2008
  • Waterford Township Water Treatmeant

    Alexi Beck Gray Visits Waterford Township Department of Public Works and Learns How They Treat and Transport Water to Its Over Seventy-Four Thousand Residents

    Opto22
    04/28/2008
  • 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.

    04/15/2008
  • Leaving a Higher Stack of Wood

    Editor in Chief Walt Boyes talks about industry ethics. He reflects on how companies used to assign a mentor to train new young employees, but now this is not a common practice. If we want to leave behind a well prepared profession once we retire, we have to take the time to train these newbees ourselves. If we don't do it who will?

    03/17/2008
  • Early Education

    The process control and automation industries are loosing practical knowledge to retirement and outsourcing, and veteran engineers aren't being replaced quickly enough. Why is the U.S. not encouraging, attracting, and training the engineers it will need in the future, and what can be done about it? Control's executive editor, Jim Montague, says the magazine will explore this issue during 2008, and asks users to share their experiences and efforts to inspire junior high and elementary school students to get bitten by the engineering bug.

    03/10/2008
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