In this podcast, Dave Woll at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about enhancing operator performance, and how prioritized data, simpler displays, human-factors-designed equipment, fatigue-reduction efforts, alarm planning and other tools can all improve situational awareness and performance.
Your multimeter or ordinary scope might not be enough in harsh environments. Watch this 5-minute video and learn why it's important to use the proper scope in these types of environments. Take the ScopeMeter Oscilloscope video tour. Built to solve tough problems in harsh industrial environments, the ScopeMeter Oscilloscope even has a multimeter built in.
In this podcast, Dick Hill at ARC Advisory Group talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about the four new inductees in Control's Process Automation Hall of Fame for 2013, and some of the issues raised by their experiences and the challenges they see the process control field facing in the future. The four new hall-of-famers are: Peter Martin of Invensys Operations Management, Dennis Brandl of BRandL Consulting, Ian Verhappen of Industrial Automation Networks, and John MacGregor of ProSensus.
This video explains how Coriolis flowmeters work. The Coriolis principle enables the measurement of multiple process variables such as mass flow, volume flow, density, temperature and viscosity via a single flow measurement device.
Banner Engineering can help you solve challenging factory applications or add sensing to existing industrial systems with its wireless Q45 sensors. These sensors are self-contained, wireless standard photoelectric sensor solution designed to control and monitor various applications. Watch this video and learn how you can add a single photoelectric sensor without pulling cables. See how you can create scalable, wireless sensor networks that can expand and decrease on demand.
In this podcast, Craig Resnick at ARC Advisory Group talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about some of the economic trends swirling around the Control/ARC Top 50 Companies and the 21st annual Readers' Choice Awards, and how those trends will likely affect both control and automation suppliers and readers.
Aging workforce? Talent gap? Employee recruitment, retention, proficiency Management,...Every position in plant operations is more critical to profitability today than ever before and in the search for improved profitability, companies know that the game is won or lost each day on the front lines with highly skilled, experienced, operations teams. Inexperienced and undertrained operators are a liability, risking safety and profitability. The science of human performance management, education and industrial technology have converged to create a new solution that dramatically improves human performance and reduces "time to experience." Learn more and register now.
Tom Moser, president of Emerson Process Management's Rosemount Measurement unit, believes that instrumentation is a big part of the answer to the process industries' challenges to improve productivity, safety, efficiency and asset utilization. Control's Keith Larson talked with Moser at the 2012 Emerson Global Users Exchange in Anaheim, Calif., about the ongoing evolution of instrumentation capabilities as well as the application revolution enabled by wireless technology.
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.
This 15-minute webinar will cover the most common pressure devices and their failures, testing pressure transmitters and switches, and testing and adjusting HART smart pressure transmitters. Easy to follow and a must-view for those looking for pressure calibration solutions.
In this 15-minute webinar, learn how to make the most of temperature measurements and how to avoid and troubleshoot the pitfalls of these vital measurements. Moderated by Jim Shields, Fluke's temperature solution professional with over 20 yeas of process control experience.
In this podcast, Barry Young, principal analyst at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about process security, and how to draw the line on how much security is enough for which control systems and applications.
Although a relatively small portion of the overall investment in processing plants, automation systems can have a large impact on operational performance and return on investment throughout the lifecycle of the facility. This discussion will offer expert and end-user perspective that control systems may be systematically evolved to new technologies to ensure continual performance improvements. You will learn how modernization can be more sustainable, preserving physical and intellectual assets while delivering high value to the your organization. Live Q+A follows discussion.
In these 5-minute videos, learn why the award-winning Fluke 719 pressure calibrator and 789 ProcessMeter should be the only process analytical meters you choose in your factory. See the Fluke 719 and 789 in action.
Refinery Optimization Webinar. Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Heavy feedstocks often present difficult operational challenges for refiners. To process heavy crudes safely and profitably, can require development of new equipment or major changes in operating conditions. However, innovative new methods that improve the accuracy of feedstock process models, enable refiners to adapt their process more easily and with reduced costs. Learn more about this innovative new technology.
Control's Keith Larson was on hand for the Invensys SimSci-Esscor/IntelaTrac user group meeting October 15 in Houston and talked with Matthew Webster, CEO of Spiral Software, as well as Harpreet Gulati, director, simulation and optimization, Invensys Operations Management, on what Invensys' acquisition of Spiral means for the two companies' mutual clients in the petroleum refining industry. Watch the video.
Kaizen, lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, total quality management and continuous improvement; all of these terms refer, in some form or another, to the efforts of companies as they strive to become more competitive in a global economy. While various strategies are implemented in order to improve productivity, they all have two things in common: one, the collection of key performance indicators (KPIs); and two, the communication of those KPIs to the people who can most affect improvement, the production floor personnel.
This moderated discussion webcast serves as an introduction to the concept of visual management and how it invokes the "Hawthorne Effect" to increase efficiency and reduce downtime. The various solutions for collecting and displaying KPIs and andon messages will also be discussed. We'll conclude with a real-world example of an installed solution, the effect it had on the customer's productivity, and questions and answers from our audience.
In this podcast, Dick Slansky, Senior Analyst at ARC Advisory Group, discusses process simulation with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, and whether simulations for design, configuration, training, optimization and other tasks are coming together in a new way.