2009

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  • What Is RISI and Why Is It Good for Industrial Security?

    Walt Boyes, John Cusimano of Exida and Eric Cosman of Dow Chemical talk about the newly formed Security Incidents Organization and its database of cybersecurity incidents, the Repository of Industrial Security Incidents or RISI. Find out what this organization is and how it can help secure your operations.

    09/10/2009
  • Daniel Measurement's New Ultrasonic Flowmeter Transducer

    Walt Boyes and Dan Hackett of Emerson's Daniel Measurement & Control Division talk about the new Daniel ultrasonic flowmeter transducer firmware/software design, which will debut at the Emerson Exchange meeting the last week of September.

    09/10/2009
  • Variable-Speed Drives Save Energy

    Variable-speed drives aren't new technology, but are getting attention now in the process industries because of their potential to save energy. In this podcast, Control ME Nancy Bartels talks with Ivan Spronk of Schneider Electric about VSDs, how they work and how they can save energy in process operations.

    09/10/2009
  • Back to Basics: SCADA

    What's a SCADA? Editor Walt Boyes takes you Back to Basics with Supervisory Control and Data Aquisition systems.

    08/17/2009
  • Market Intelligence Report: Circuit Protection

    Walt Boyes explains the implications of the responses received from CONTROL's 2009 survey on circuit protection. What factors determine the kind of circuit protection you use? Watch this video and get the entire report. Find out the circuit-protection procedures and practices of our audience.

    08/06/2009
  • Market Intelligence Report: Industrial PCs, PLCs and PACs

    Walt Boyes walks you through the responses received from CONTROL's 2009 survey on industrial PCs, PLCs and PACs. What kind of PC do you use? Watch this video and get the entire report. Discover what type of industrial PCs, PLCs and PAC our audience uses.

    07/29/2009
  • Saved by the Bell: A look at ISA's New Standard on Alarm Management

    This podcast reviews the new process industry standard on alarm management (ISA-18.2) focusing on what it will mean to owner/operators and how it can be used to improve safety, decrease unplanned downtime, and increase operator productivity in a process plant.

    07/17/2009
  • Why Acquisitions Happen

    Norm Gilsdorf, President of Honeywell Process Solutions talks to Walt Boyes about the strategic value and synergies he hopes will happen due to the acquisition of Regel Messtechnik by HPS. This podcast gives end users a unique "insider's look" at why acquisitions happen.

    07/16/2009
  • Alarm Management Intelligence: Special Report

    Alarm management issues have been at the core of many dangerous events and fatal accidents. Control's readers respond with their plans, beliefs and attitudes about the value of alarm management projects and processes.

    TiPS
    07/08/2009
  • Plant Manager's Number One Concern

    Now more than ever, plant safety and security are on the minds of plant managers. In this video you will learn how to keep your people, your plant and the environment safe.

    Honeywell
    07/08/2009
  • Podcast: Maximize Operation Performance

    TheOptimizedPlant.com is a process solutions resource that is aimed at helping industrial manufacturers succeed in this tough economic environment. It gives practical ways in which manufactures can sustain the life of their assets and maximize operational performance during the economic downturn. Download this podcast by Harsh Chitale, Vice President of Strategy and Global Marketing for Honeywell Process Solutions, to learn more about TheOptimizedPlant.com.

    Honeywell
    07/08/2009
  • Level Instrumentation and Tank Gauging

    Editor in chief Walt Boyes talks about the results of Control's most recent survey on level instrumentation and tank gauging systems. This video report analyzes the more than 120 responses obtained from our readers. Watch this video and learn what our survey participants had to say.

    07/07/2009
  • Back to Basics: Termination Technology

    One of the most common single points of failure in control systems is the wiring, and especially the connections. Here's a Back to Basics on termination technologies that will help you avoid common mistakes.

    05/27/2009
  • Value, Safety and Security of State-Based Control

    Walt Boyes talks with ABB's Dave Huffman about the value, safety and security of state-based control. Don't know what state-based control is? Then you should listen to this three part podcast and find out...

    05/19/2009
  • Market Intelligence Report: Safety Instrumented Systems

    Editor in chief Walt Boyes reports and interprets Control’s latest readership survey. This time we asked our readers about their understanding and usage practices concerning safety instrumented systems. Safety is one of the most important issues facing the process industries, especially as retirement takes much of the institutional knowledge and experience from plants worldwide.

    04/27/2009
  • Back to Basics: Sampling Systems

    The problem with at-line and on-line analyzers is that the analyzer is only as good as its sample. Walt Boyes gets back to the basics of sampling.

    04/17/2009
  • Podcast with Jim Dillon of Brooks Instrument

    Walt Boyes talks with Brooks Instrument product manager Jim Dillon about an industry first-- the first variable area flow meter with Foundation fieldbus technology for networking.

    04/17/2009
  • How Chemical Facilities' Anti-Terrorism Standards Impact Your Plant

    The chemical facilities' anti-terrorism standards establish risk-based performance requirements and compel any facility manufacturing, housing or distributing specified chemicals to complete a screening assessment. The assessment must determine level of risk, identify security vulnerabilities and address these vulnerabilities. Listen in as Control editor Dan Hebert and Apprion vice president of marketing and customer services Stephen Lambright discuss this hot topic.

    Apprion
    04/08/2009
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