Voices: Montague

Visible Data Means Operations Excellence

Coca-Cola and GE Lighting Use Proficy Workflow, Historian, iFix HMI SCADA and Portal Software to Streamline Lighting and Refreshment Production

By Jim Montague

 GE Banner/articles/2014/ge-summit/ Seeing is believing, and bringing operational information into the light makes it usable by everyone in an enterprise—allowing them all to make faster, more productive decisions.

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Solvay System Migration Doesn't Miss a Beat

The Wyoming Trona Ore Mine and Refinery Upgrade from Yokogawa Centum CS3000 to Centum VP-R5 Involved Two Domains, 21 RIO and FIO Field Control Stations, 17 Operator Stations, Six Engineering Stations and Eight Different Plant Servers

09/09/2014

Automation Suppliers Must See through the Eyes of End Users

As Industrial Facilities Take on More Complex Tasks and Lose In-House Expertise, They Ought to Be Able to Rely on Suppliers to Show the Way and Help Them Achieve Their Goals

09/09/2014

Process Control Innovations: What Future Process Plants Can Be Like

The Long Greenfield: North West Redwater Partnership Is Building One of Very Few New Refineries in North America, and Its Using the Latest Process Control Innovations to Do It. Here's What Future Process Plants Can Be

08/18/2014

Companies Design New Devices That Make a Difference

Creativity and Risk Matter Most and How Much Genuine Usefulness Investors, Supporters Actually Achieve

08/05/2014

Challenges of Covering Cybersecurity News Beat

Executive Editor Jim Montague Wonders About the Stillborn Security Stories That Got Away

07/17/2014

Process Automation, Controls Boost Production at Yogurt Plant

PC-based Controls Provide DCS Capabilities, But They Can Also be Implemented and Reconfigured More Easily than Dedicated, Hardwired, Less Software-Based Systems

07/01/2014

Podcast: 25 Years of Fieldbus

In this podcast, Larry O'Brien at ARC Advisory Group talks with Jim Montague, Control’s executive editor, about the 25-year evolution of fieldbus networking technologies in the process control industries, the struggle and failure to find a single fieldbus standard, and the more recent emergence of Ethernet and wireless technologies.

07/01/2014

Change Immigration Laws to Boost Economy

Process Control Engineers Debate How Many H-1B Visas Issued to High-Tech Workers

06/24/2014

Good Wireless Design Smoothes Path to Benefits

Despite Limitations, Wireless Fits the Bill in Many Industrial Applications

06/18/2014

Latest FactoryTalk Batch Manages, Tracks and Protects Recipes

Version 12 Adds New Capabilities for Intellectual Property Protection

06/17/2014

Process Control Engineers Needed To Distribute Their Knowledge

Advocacy is Essential to the System to Safeguard System, Develop Solutions Says Executive Editor Jim Montague in This Month's Installment of Control Report.

06/17/2014

Studio 5000 Software to Boost Collaborative Power

New Capabilities Integrate with Partner Packages

06/16/2014

Marathon Petroleum's Instrument Management Journey

Field Device and Asset Manager Software Helps Realize Predictive, Proactive Maintenance Strategies

06/05/2014

Cybersecurity Demands Continued Vigilance

Roundtable Discussion Probes Cyber-Secure Defenses and Work Practices

06/05/2014

KMCO Gains Big System Benefits on a Budget

Specialty Chemicals Producer Leverages Power of Experion HS Solution

06/04/2014

BP Renews Safety at North Slope Gathering Center

From HAZOP to Handover. How BP Reduced Risk and Achieved IEC 61511 Compliance

06/04/2014

Sleek New Console Boosts Operator Effectiveness

Experion Orion Console Makes the Complex Seem Simple

06/03/2014

Podcast: Evolutions and Innovations in Wireless

05/27/2014

Wireless Has Opened Up a World of New Process Control Capabilities

Wireless Delivers Signals That Can’t Be Secured Any Other Way

05/06/2014

Don't Look Back, Developing Economies May Already Be Ahead On Process Automation

It Would Be Best to Discard Many Old Assumptions -- or at Least Take Them With a Big Grain of Salt -- and Go Check Out the World as It Really Is

04/11/2014