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Getting into Enclosures

Housing for control and automation devices and networks is evolving right along with the devices they contain, so it's even more important now to choose the appropriate enclosure for your application. Here's how.

02/02/2007

A Return to Single-Loop-Integrity

Control in the field is becoming mainstream once again – just as the ISA SP50 fieldbus committee predicted it would be. CONTROL's regular contributor Dave Harrold looks at the integrity of the control loop.

03/19/2007

Controlling the Whole Column

In the next installment of this series, CONTROL Columnist Béla Lipták, PE, discusses the overall control strategies for optimizing the distillation column to maximize production and minimize operating costs.

06/08/2007

Process Analyzer System Safety and Ergonomics, Part I

This article is the sixth in series running in Control over the past several months.

08/01/2007

Upgrading a Wastewater SCADA System

The City of Yuma installed a SCADA system to control and monitor its water and wastewater distribution system remotely. But as the city expanded, the existing SCADA system lacked the needed support, performance and diagnostic capabilities.

08/30/2007

Caro's SP100 Report

The ISA SP-100 standards committee plans to hold a demonstration of ISA100 at the Conference and Expo to be held in Houston on October 2-4. This, to stress the readiness of the networking technology and the cooperation among the potential suppliers.

08/30/2007

Intrinsic Safety Supports North Sea Retrofit

Efficient use of intrinsic safety enables quick retrofit.

10/23/2007

Do You Know Who Made Your Valves?

Counterfeiting is a slippery business. Here’s how to minimize the risk and danger of fake process controls.

11/06/2007

Process Analyzer Reliability, Maintenance & Service

This is the 7th and last article of the series. In this article, we shall explore how the ongoing operation and maintenance phase of the analyzer system is anticipated during project engineering and construction.

12/14/2007

Semiconductor Fab Clears Air with Intelligent Motor Control

Networked Recirculation Air Handlers Save Hardwiring and Programming Costs

01/08/2008

Capital Preservation, Businesses’ Life Blood

If They Were Called ‘Instrumented Capital Preservation Systems’ Instead of Safety Instrumented Systems, Every CEO Would Insist the Company Invest in Them

02/05/2008

The Status Quo Isnt

Web Applications May Be the Next Big Thing in Computing. Are You Ready?

02/05/2008

Training and Keeping Your Employees

How to Get and Keep the Best Techies

03/26/2008

Field Calibration of Magnetic Flowmeters: Case Study

Is Not an Easy Task to Ensure That Flowmeters Function Accurately

03/26/2008

Which Way Wireless?

ISA100.11a and WirelessHART – Your Future Wireless

03/28/2008

Asset Planning vs Activity Planning

Dick Morley Becomes Resigned to Air travel, Messes Up a PowerPoint Presentation and Remembers a Valuable Lesson

03/28/2008

Safety Life-Cycle Planning

How Planning Can Provide Cost-Effective Design and Successful Project Execution

05/04/2008

Saving Energy at the Swimming Pool with VFDs

Variable-Frequency Drives Reduce Energy Costs and Protect Motors at South Windsor, Conn., Pool Complex

05/05/2008

IEC 61508 Product Approvals – Veering Off Course

Upon Close Examination It Appears That the Product Approval Process of IEC 61508 (1) Has Veered Seriously Off Course, Possibly Rendering Many Safety Instrumented System (SIS) Applications Less Reliable Than Expected or Required

06/11/2008

Process Plant 2025

One-Person-and-a-Dog Operations? Wearable HMIs? At-Home Control Rooms? Or More of the Same Ol’, Same Ol’? Here’s What May Be on the Horizon

06/11/2008