Wireless I/O systems are gaining in popularity as plant operators understand the benefits of costs, reliability and flexibility associated with switching from traditional wiring. In this video, journalist and industry expert Peter Welander shows how the WNM Wireless Network Module from Moore Industries provides a robust and versatile wireless I/O solution01/23/2014
In this podcast, Harry Forbes, senior Analyst at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about how some of the struggles over wireless networking methods and protocols are shaking out, and how end users can benefit from using wireless technologies.08/16/2011
Wireless can today lay claim to perhaps the fastest uptake of any "new" instrumentation technology in the industrial marketplace. Wireless Ethernet, broadly encompassing standard and proprietary variants of 802.11 and 802.15.4 wireless protocols, are being successfully deployed to solve a broad and growing range of industrial problems from process control to environmental monitoring.
Control's Editor-in-Chief Walt Boyes and the ARC Advisory Group's Harry Forbes explore the use of wireless Ethernet in industrial applications. They are joined by a panel of industry experts and they explore which standards are taking hold in which industries and what types of environments are best suited for which wireless options.03/08/2010
Walt Boyes explores this vital question with Bjorn Gudehus, a senior security advisor with Bell Canada, who spoke at the 2nd Annual Critical Infrastructure Conference in Calgary on Sept 28, 2009. Gudehus' paper is titled "Control System Security: Corporate and Control Resources Working Together."10/09/2009
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
Invensys Avantis EAM software guru Kim Custeau answers our questions about improvement including Web Services, Maintenance Map and Contractor Management.09/21/2009
Control ME, Nancy Bartels talks with Steve Young of Invensys and Charlie Kaprelian of Cognizant about what the implications of the new business agreement between these two companies for the companies and their customers.09/10/2009
SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) is an industrial control system at the core of many modern industries such as manufacturing, energy, water, power, transportation and many more. Learn about SCADA and what it can do for you.02/10/2014
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
This video examines the current state of cybersecurity in SCADA and industrial control networks, talks about how we got to this point and lays the foundation for discussing how to improve the security of these systems.12/16/2013
The Frame Application is a software application that enables a graphical interface or 'view' used to configure, maintain and diagnose intelligent measurement devices from different leading suppliers. A Frame functions as a "window" or "view" that displays device parameters and information by way of an installed DTM provided by the device supplier. This combination provides a simple, clear and easy-to-understand device management environment that can change your view of the device by indicating diagnostic warnings of potential problems which may help you reduce maintenance and operation costs.01/14/2014
Watch this video and learn what WirelessHART is and what you can do with it. WirelessHart is a self configuring and self healing network that can help you reduce costs and reduce downtime by preventative maintenance. Users can fit all types of transmitters into it and gain access to all data, like process values, alarms and diagnostic information.04/08/2013
This Control Fundamentals presentation by flowmeter technology and application expert Jesse Yoder, president, Flow Research, describes their strengths and weaknesses, how to decide whether or not to use a Coriolis meter, and if so, what type is most appropriate for your application.04/08/2014
Learn benefits of situational awareness for operational excellence10/16/2014
Editor in Chief Walt Boyes moderated this discussion, while Peter Reynolds used data from ARC research (and his own experience) to explain the current state of DCS migration across industries. The webcast covered the five most common issues/errors encountered in migrations as well as needs common to project engineers, project managers, operations managers, process control superintendents and others involved in DCS Migration. You can also hear Paul Galeski address these issues using real world examples of how innovation leads to increased agility, profitability and productivity.05/10/2012
Many process automation systems (DCS and PLC alike) incorporate Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) as an integral part of the system. These systems are Safety Integrity Level (SIL)-certified, exactly like older, separate systems. In order to illustrate the undiminished safety integrity of these fully integrated automation systems, they are described as "integrated, but separate."
Proponents of these systems say that they not only maintain undiminished safety integrity, but they also enhance operation by addressing additional sources of risk and providing a comprehensive platform for process safety management, including safety engineering tools, operation management tools alarm management and maintenance.
The challenge for the user is to assess how these Integrated Safety Systems can still act as a completely independent layer of protection.09/24/2009
In this on-demand webcast, VP of Content for Control and Control Design Keith Larson explains the strategies and technology that can help you dramatically reduce risk and costs on your next automation project.04/01/2015
Alexi Beck Gray Visits Waterford Township Department of Public Works and Learns How They Treat and Transport Water to Its Over Seventy-Four Thousand Residents04/28/2008
Listen to Jim Montague's February 2008 column, Watch Your Mouth.02/20/2008
OSHA requires a safe workplace, which is achieved through compliance with NFPA 70E. Schneider Electric Field Services has created a "Guided Tour" video that addresses the five steps required by NFPA 70E for Electrical Workplace Safety. In addition, valuable information is provided on arc flash mitigation strategies; all in less than five minutes! Watch this video to learn more.04/16/2014