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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

ASM Alarm Management Guidelines and ISA-18.2: How Do They Stack Up?

The ISA Standard and the ASM Consortium Guidelines Both Offer Important Information About Alarm Management. Although Their Approaches Differ, They Complement One Another

10/13/2009

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

Automation Project Management - Org Chart Omissions

Project Management Is as Much of an Art as It Is a Science. It Is the Art and Science of Getting Things Done

06/29/2009

Beach Blanket Control

“PlantBerries” Won’t Control Processes Any Time Soon, but They Do Break the Link Between Many Workers and Their Control Rooms

07/16/2008

Bidirectional Flow Measurement

The Right Flowmeter Is a Balance Between Technical Needs and Cost-Efficiency

05/11/2012

Biodiesel Production Can Be Safe and Efficient

See How Greenleaf Biofuels Built Its Biodiesel Production Plant Within the Fuel Storage Tank Farm of New Haven Harbor in Conn. to Provide Easy Access to Truck, Rail, Barge and Deep-Water Vessel Delivery Points

02/21/2013

Brewery in a Box?

Bringing the Benefits of Distributed Control to Non-Traditional Industries Can Be Both Tricky and Lucrative

04/06/2010

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

Cardinal Ethanol - Plant Sustainability With a Plant-Wide Optimization Control System

Achieving the Highest Levels of Process Efficiencies, Yields to Successfully Competing in the Industry

06/13/2011

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

Charlie Cutler's Latest Ideas for Multivariable Controllers

Process Variable Models and Adaptive Transforms

01/05/2012

Considerations for Selecting a Controller- or Server-Based Batch Sequencer

To Identify the Right Solution, Let's Consider the Three Types of Batch and Sequencing Solutions: Hard-Coded, Controller-Based and Server-Based

09/30/2013

Control Systems Cyber Security—The Current Status of Cyber Security of Critical Infrastructures

Testimony of Joseph M. Weiss Control Systems Cyber Security Expert before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation U.S. Senate

03/23/2009

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

Cyber Threat to Control Systems: Are Companies Expecting Too Much Info?

The Industry Uses the General Term "Threat Information," but During More Detailed Discussions, It Seems That The Information Companies Seek Is More Like the Traditional Military Concept of "Tactical Information"

01/25/2011

DTMs Enable Access to the Advanced Diagnostics

Frame Application FieldMate and NE 107-Compliant Device DTMs Enable Diagnostic Tunneling and Alarm Management

12/11/2013

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

Environment, Health and Safety: Good for Business, Good for Plants

In the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster, Plants Are Putting Increased Emphasis on the Role of Environment, Health and Safety in Both High-Level Strategy and Day-to-Day Operations, According to Recent Research by Aberdeen

07/26/2012

Field Calibration of Magnetic Flowmeters: Case Study

Is Not an Easy Task to Ensure That Flowmeters Function Accurately

03/26/2008