In this edition of Control's Back to Basic video series, executive editor Jim Montague studies calibration of field instruments. Calibration is often misunderstood and sometimes misused. This error can lead to costly lawsuits. Knowing what field instrument calibration is and what the pitfalls are can save you and your plant time and money.
Data, data, it's all about the data. Nothing makes a control system fail faster than a failure of the data acquisition system. Walt Boyes, Control's editor in chief, takes you back to the basics on data acquisition systems and software.
Learn correlation of sensor wire length with accuracy. Avoiding Long Sensor Wires video is one of six short educational videos entitled "Temperature Insights" from Emerson Process Management. The series provides insight into effectively and efficiently measuring temperature in a manufacturing process.
Control magazine surveyed its audience to find out how industry professionals obtain basic training. Watch this video report where digital managing editor, Katherine Bonfante, goes over the survey's findings. There's a big gap between what companies are saying and what they are doing to provide training for their employees. Watch this report to learn more.
Featured speaker Ed Michel, Reliability Manager at Frito-Lay, offers a unique look at how Frito-Lay is discovering new ways to improve productivity and sustainability by focusing on asset reliability. Ed explains how efforts have led to reduced downtime and less packaging material scrap.
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.
In this podcast, Peter Reynolds, senior consultant at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about advanced process control, and how to make it simpler to implement and maintain.
Dick Hill at ARC Advisory Group talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about the three new inductees in Control's Process automation Hall of Fame for 2012 -- Mark Nixon, Tom Phinney and Vernon Heath -- and some of the issues raised by their experiences and the challenges they see the process control field facing in the future.
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.
Spend 10 minutes with Tom Griffiths, global product marketing manager for analytical sensors and instruments, for answers to questions such as, what are some of the analytical measurement challenges facing process manufacturers today? What developments in analytical measurement are on the horizon? and more.