Voices: Podcast Library
Honeywell Safety Video
Now more than ever, plant safety is on the minds of plant managers. Honeywell's integrated approach to safety and security can help keep your people, plant and the environment safe.
Honeywell Safety Video
Now more than ever, plant safety is on the minds of plant managers. Honeywell's integrated approach to safety and security can help keep your people, plant and the environment safe.
Control FutureCast: Batch Automation
Where's the batch? ISA88 was the first attempt to create a manufacturing language. Walt Boyes talks about the direction ISA88 and ISA95 are taking and what the future holds for batch and hybrid manufacturing.
Honeywell Voice of the Customer Goes Virtual
Honeywell's Peggy Hewitt talks with Control's Walt Boyes about www.letstalkprocesscontrol.com, Honeywell's new extension of its voice of the customer into the digital realm. This isn't replacing the Customer Advisory Boards, but extending and amplifying them. Peggy Hewitt explains in this seven minute podcast.
Process Analytical Technology
In this edition of the monthly Control/ARC Podcast Series, Editor in Chief, Walt Boyes, and Executive Editor, Jim Montague, speak to ARC’s John Blanchard about market forces and technology trends affecting process analytical technology (PAT). Is it just the FDA, or are there real, valid reasons to use PAT?
Honeywell Super-Hero Users
Users at Honeywell's 2008 User Group Conference describe how Honeywell’s capabilities help them improve their plants’ safety, reliability and efficiency performance.
TiPS on Alarm Management
Alarm management seems to be harder than it looks. Steve Apple, from TiPS, provides some simple, yet effective guidance to alarm management in this podcast interview with Control's Editor in Chief Walt Boyes.
FutureCast: Advanced Control
Advances in computing power and statistical analysis have made it possible for Control's Walt Boyes to peer into the crystal ball and see what the control strategies of the future will be.
Mynah's Berutti on Simulation and Training
Martin Berutti explains how simulators can be a powerful tool for training operators.
Back to the Basics: Basics of Level Measurement
We've been measuring level since the days of the Pharaohs, so why is it still so hard? Control Editor in Chief Walt Boyes talks about the basics of measuring level, and how to select the correct level technology for your applications.
Asish Ghosh on Process Safety
In This Edition of the Monthly Control/ARC Podcast Series, Walt Boyes and ARC's Asish Ghosh Talk About Process Safety and Why It Seems So Hard to Accomplish, Even After Years of Trying.
Control/ARC Podcast: Tom Fiske
Faking It Can Be A Good Thing. Control Executive Editor Jim Montague and ARC Senior Analyst Tom Fiske talk about the benefits of using sophisticated simulation software for plant design, control system checkout and employee training. The right simulation software can save millions of dollars, ease plant start-ups, improve plant safety and help the next generation of process operators develop their skills. Fiske says that, among other things, simulation software is the teaching tool perfectly in tune with the learning habits of the iPod and Wii generation.
Waterford Township Water Treatmeant
Alexi Beck Gray Visits Waterford Township Department of Public Works and Learns How They Treat and Transport Water to Its Over Seventy-Four Thousand Residents
Back to Basics: DP Flow Measurement
Walt Boyes tells it like it is in Flow Measurement: Part One-- Differential Pressure Flow Measurement, another in our Back to Basics series.
Leaving a Higher Stack of Wood
Editor in Chief Walt Boyes talks about industry ethics. He reflects on how companies used to assign a mentor to train new young employees, but now this is not a common practice. If we want to leave behind a well prepared profession once we retire, we have to take the time to train these newbees ourselves. If we don't do it who will?
Enterprise Integration with ARC's Bob Mick
Control's Dan Hebert and Walt Boyes talk about enterprise integration with ARC's Bob Mick. This is a rocket-fast tour through the world of enterprise integration by a world-class expert from both the vendor and end-user side. Mick is passionate about what the value of integration can be and informative about the perils and pitfalls too.
The process control and automation industries are loosing practical knowledge to retirement and outsourcing, and veteran engineers aren't being replaced quickly enough. Why is the U.S. not encouraging, attracting, and training the engineers it will need in the future, and what can be done about it? Control's executive editor, Jim Montague, says the magazine will explore this issue during 2008, and asks users to share their experiences and efforts to inspire junior high and elementary school students to get bitten by the engineering bug.
A Willingness to Learn, Podcast
Listen to Jim Montague's March 2008 column, A Willingness to Learn
Just Because They Haven’t, Doesn’t Mean They Won’t, Podcast
Listen to Walt Boyes's March 2008 column, Just Because They Haven’t, Doesn’t Mean They Won’t
Our Toilets Are Not for Customers!
End users now have much more power to improve or hurt a brand image, and many automation vendors are slow to realize what this means.
EAM - Is there a "there" there?
Managing editor Nancy Bartels talks about process manufacturers who are integrating EAM with SCADA or other control systems. They are taking advantage of factory floor data to optimize maintenance operations and support the transition to preventive and predictive maintenance models.
Calibrate This—Electronically, Podcast
Listen to Dan Hebert's February 2008 column Calibrate This—Electronically.
Watch Your Mouth, Podcast
Listen to Jim Montague's February 2008 column, Watch Your Mouth.
Life on the Edge of the Idea Economy, Podcast
Listen to Keith Larson's February 2008 column, Life on the Edge of the Idea Economy.
Control's executive editor, Jim Montague, tries to answer some questions about the changing nature of industrial PCs and asks for readers to contribute their thoughts as well. Many industrial PCs no longer need the keyboard and screens of the past and can run in headless configurations on DIN rails, on boards and in chips. So how is it possible to define, write about and use them? Are the enclosure-based PCs of the past still useful? All these questions prompted a variety of answers.
Peter Terwiesch of ABB
Editor in Chief Walt Boyes, asks Peter Terwiesch, chief technology officer for ABB, how the foreseen recession could affect industries serving automation businesses, automation vendors, and automation end-users.
Professional Development with Dick Hill
We Have Candidates for the Hall of Fame, but for How Long?
Top 10 and The Lost Companies
Editor in Chief Walt Boyes talks about the most popular articles of 2007 on ControlGlobal.com, and why we built the Directory of Lost Companies wiki.
Watch This Video and Find Out What Control Learned After Surveying Its Readership About Their Calibration Practices
Tips for Identifying Counterfeits
To help users identify counterfeit devices, the alliance between U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and American Council of Independent Labs (ACIL) has drafted several recommendations. These tips include looking for and inspecting certification marks, checking for inferior packaging and/or missing parts or product information, and only buying from suppliers who are well known to you.
Having A Career in Process Automation
Editor in Chief Walt Boyes talks with the 2008 inductees into the Process Automation Hall of Fame Vernon Trevathan, William M. Hawkins and Dale E Seborg. They talk about what it takes to have career in process automation.
Selling the Cool
Want kids to become automation engineers? Convince them the job is cool.
Walt Boyes interviews Dan North
North Predicts a Recession. What Would the Effects Be on the Economy, and on the Process Industries?
What About Wireless?
Back to the Basics: PC Based Control
Re-visiting the Basics of Automation
The New Web
Learn What Suggestions Bryan Singer has for Building a Reliable Ethernet Network
Why are There Fewer Engineers Every Year?
Walt Boyes Reports on Why There are Fewer Engineers Every Year
Upgrading Control Systems
Find Out Why People Upgrade Control Systems and What the are the Best Ways to Do a System Migration
A Quick Pause for Shameless Self-Congratulation, Podcast
Listen to Walt Boyes's January 2008 Editorial Column
PACs for Communications and Data Handling, Podcast
Listen to Dan Herbert's January 2008 Column, "PACs for Communications and Data Handling"
Why Companies do Well?
Walt Boyes, Paula Hollywood and Wil Chin Discuss Companies' Performances in the Readers' Choice Awards 2007
Pace Yourself, Podcast
Listen to Jim Montague's January 2008 Control Report Column
Trends in Manufacturing: Operations for Sales and Marketing Professionals
Watch this Video and Learn What the Challenges are in Sales for Manufacturing Operations
The Future of the Process Control Workplace
Walt Boyes speaks at PSUG 2007
Peter Zornio speaks at ISA 2007 Marketing and Sales Symposium
Peter Zornio has the last word at ISA's 2007 Marketing and Sales Symposium
Pulling Teeth Podcast
Listen to Jim Montague's December 2007 recorded column, Pulling Teeth.
What’s in a Name? Podcast
Listen to Walt Boyes's December 2007 column, What's in a Name?
The Road Ahead: From Content to Community Podcast
Listen to Keith Larson's December 2007 column, The Road Ahead: From Content to Community.
Yikes! Look out for that Chasm! Podcast
Listen to John Rezabek's December 2007 column, Yikes! Look out for that Chasm!
Top 50 Process Automation Companies
Walt Boyes and Larry O'Brien talk on 2007 Top 50 Process Automation Companies
The light at the end of the tunnel
More training is needed in manufacturing.
Watch this video to learn how to navigate our Directory of Lost Companies Wiki
Marketing Outside Ourselves
How to reach the C-level Customer and Why we Should
Automation Comes Alive Podcast
Listen to Jim Montague's November 2007 column, Automation Comes Alive
How End-Users Want To Be Sold To
Learn how to create customer focus organizations and meet challenges/opportunities of the 21st century.
Tell Me the Truth
What are we doing today about speed of response in process automation?
The Convergence Zone
Automation professional are worth money.
Learn what is driving process manufacturers to take a look at outsourcing.
Building Simple Automation Software
Design HMI software to work with Legos?
Safety Instrumented Systems in Process Plants
Walt Boyes discusses safety instrumented systems with Charlie Fialkowski of Siemens and Bill Goble of exida.
Talking to the Boss
Listen to this podcast and learn what Steve Huffman and Patrick Gouhin had to say to Congress in behalf of the many automation professionals.
Going wireless at the plant
Lost Pines Power Park becomes a giant wi-fi plant
Cybersecurity in Process Automation Systems
Batch Manufacturing Methods & Advantages
ISA Manufacturing Standards
Expandiendo nuestra cobertura
Katherine Bonfante, editora digital de Control, explica como los recursos que ofrece el internet expanded la cobertura de la revista.
Expanding our coverage on print and online
Katherine Bonfante, digital editor of Control Magazine, talks about how Control's online resources have expanded the depth coverage of the print magazine.
Talk to the Corner Office
Editor in chief Walt Boyes gives a ringing call to "Talk to the Corner Office" in a video speech about cybersecurity.
Fonterra Dairies of New Zealand
Walt Boyes Interviews Alice Baucke, the Advanced Process Control Team Lead of Fonterra Dairies of New Zealand and Asks How They Collect and Use Data from Their 25 Different Control Systems
The Future of Industrial Wireless
Walt Boyes sat down with Paul Sereiko to talk about the immediate future of industrial wireless.
The great engineers
CONTROL presents an Automation Minute. Walt Boyes talks about the itinerant masons who built the cathedrals in the Middle Ages, and how we might be like them.
Hesh Kagan talks on wireless
Hesh Kagan sat down to talk wireless with editor in chief Walt Boyes.
How to diffuse a demographic bomb
CONTROL Managing Editor Nancy Bartles tackles one of the biggest challenges the engineering field will face over the next few decades. The demographic bomb the process control industry is living with, with very few candidates in the pipeline to take the place of those contemplating retirement. Manufacturers need to take action to diffuse the bomb starting now -- earlier would be even better!
Process safety on the plant floor
Executive Editor Jim Montague tackles the topic of process safety and found that, although everybody may want to operate safely, few if any people want to talk openly and specifically about it.
ALON USA boosts process safety, efficiency
This six-minute videocast shows how ALON USA’s Big Springs refinery is taking advantage of the latest Honeywell technologies—including wireless, integrated safety, efficiency and asset reliability.
Boyes talks turkey with User Group leadership
In this 11-minute video update, recorded during the 2007 Honeywell User Group Americas Symposium in Phoenix, CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes discusses the evolving importance of user groups in our industry with Enterprise Products’ Randy Underwood and ExxonMobil’s Dave Otto, chair and co-chair, respectively, of the Honeywell User Group.
Videocast: OneWireless solutions
This brief video shows how companies such as Nucor Steel already are using OneWireless architecture to satisfy application needs in the most demanding of process environments.
What's it gonna take to make what we do visible?
KPIs, KPIs! If what we do as automation engineers is not visible to the financial management systems, it never happened! In this Automation Minute, CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes suggests picking projects that can show a step-change in performance and profitability, and not ones that can be overwhelmed or hidden by G&A allocations.
What causes so many plant-to-enterprise integration projects to fail?
CONTROL Managing Editor Nancy Bartels tackles relationship issues inherent in plant-to-enterprise integration projects and says it's not the complex, knotty, technical problems, but rather the “squishy” skills that can make or break your project.
OPC is on the rise in process control
In this Automation Minute videocast, CONTROL Executive Editor Jim Montague comments on a recent survey about the impact of object linking and embedding for process control. Listen and learn about OPC's present and future direction in the process industries.
In this Automation Minute videocast, CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes wonders why we as an industry don't get the respect we deserve. Afterall, we’ve been doing networking since before there was Ethernet and computers since before companies had IT departments.
Foundation fieldbus – Working today, preparing for tomorrow
This presentation, offered as an exclusive podcast for the Process Automation Radio Network, explains how fieldbus is being used today in process automation applications, how it will be used in the future, and how the unique requirements of different projects are being met.
Yon on wireless
In this podcast for the Process Automation Radio Network, Dr. Gene Yon, president of Adaptive Instruments at Accutech, provides his perspective on industrial wireless to CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes.
SCADA: Big changes – From telemtery to data to infomation management
SCADA is changing rapidly, and the end users agree. In this Automation Minute videocast, CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes notes that the technology is in fact highly volatile, with many challenges and changes coming in the next few years.
Why traditional automation marketing has to change
New to ControlGlobal.com is Automation Minute. In this videocast, Control Editor in Chief Walt Boyes notes that suppliers who aren't thinking about new ways to work with their end users risk being steam rolled over by those that do. The Internet has given us the ability for this to happen, and what can happen usually does.
Open is as open does: Upgrade and migration for DCS the Foxboro way
Betty Naylor-McDevitt has worked her way up through both the technical and engineering and sales and marketing tracks at Foxboro to become one of the recognized experts on DCS systems, and the Foxboro I/A Series system in particular. As Marketing Director for Foxboro, she shares her view of upgrading, migration, and open systems with Editor in Chief Walt Boyes.
Into the lion's den: Tata's interest in the U.S process automation market
Krishnakumar Nagarajan, head of plant automation solutions for the Engineering and Industrial Services practice of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), explains his company’s interest in penetrating the process automation market in the United States.
Suppliers are from Mars, System Integrators are from Venus
National Instruments' Jack Barber talks with Editor in Chief Walt Boyes about NI's Alliance Partner Program, what it means for suppliers to work with system integrators, and how both can benefit from the relationship.
2006 AutomationXchange PAT Roundtable
Pfizer senior manager team leaders, Lou Pillai and Martin Warman, join the company’s director of process and technology global sourcing, Jeff Miller, in a discussion on PAT with our editors.
Finesse introduces new bioreactor control OS
Walt Boyes talks with Larry West, executive vice president of California-based Finesse, LLC. Boyes and West discuss the introduction of TruBio, the first truly open configurable bioreactor control OS.
Process optimization in oilfield production
Pavilion’s Matt Tormollen, and Halliburton’s Richard Ella, join Editor in Chief Walt Boyes in a conversation about the development of a complete virtual reality simulation model for optimizing oil fields for production.
Talking MOLA with Thermo's David Faulkner
Walt Boyes revisits his old career at Texas Nuclear as he talks MOLA (moisture online analyzer) with David Faulkner, product manager with Thermo Electron Corp., the successor to the old Texas Nuclear.
National Instruments' LEGO podcast
NI's Ray Almgren and John Field talk about the company’s partnership with LEGO that will include a built-in version of LabView in every Mindstorm robotics kit shipped this Christmas.
A discussion on wireless with David Kaufman
Kaufman has been heavily involved in SP100, ISA's wireless standard committee; in the HART Wireless Working Group, and in charting Honeywell's course to creating a process automation wireless system.
Who's gonna fill those shoes?
Walt Boyes, editor in chief of CONTROL magazine, is passionate about what has to be done in order to make sure the next generation of process automation professionals is ready to provide institutional knowledge when we've retired. Boyes describes what companies currently are doing, and what companies and process automation professionals can do to help avert the upcoming demographic disaster. – recorded June 14, 2006, at the Honeywell User Group Americas Symposium.
Talking alarm management with Eddie Habibi
PAS founder and CEO Eddie Habibi discusses ways to improve your alarm management system. Habibi’s newly released book fills a void in an area within the process industries that has been kept under wraps until now.
Interview with Transpara Inc.'s Michael Saucier
In this week's featured Podcast for the Process Automation Radio Network, CONTROL Editor in Chief, Walt Boyes, interviews founder and CEO of Transpara Inc., Michael Saucier, on the company’s first new product: a Visual KPI software application that delivers rich scorecard data and trends to mobile devices.
Podcast: The ARC Benchmarking Consortium
CONTROL Editor in Chief, Walt Boyes, interviews ARC's John Wason and Dick Hill on the state of the Benchmarking Consortium after the first two quarters of data has been received.
Interview with AquaSenors' President Bruce Bathurst
In another in ControlGlobal.com's series of podcast interviews, CONTROL Editor in Chief, Walt Boyes, interviews Bruce Bathurst about the company’s unique and innovative series of all-digital, fieldbus-equipped wet chemistry parametric sensors.
ARC Benchmarking Consortium at Age 1
Hercules' Gary E. Lipson talks to CONTROL Editor in Chief, Walt Boyes, about his participation in ARC's Benchmarking Consortium in this "special to the web" podcast on ControlGlobal.com.
Podcast: An interview with Elpro Technologies' Graham Moss
Editor in Chief Walt Boyes discusses the state of wireless in industrial environments with Elpro’s general manager, Graham Moss, who has some interesting opinions about SP100, Wireless HART, the usefulness of mesh networking in process plants, and why he thinks it won't work.
An interview with Matrikon's Mike Brown
In this first ever ControlGlobal.com podcast, Editor in Chief Walt Boyes discusses the state of process optimization and real time process management with one of the people who invented the discipline, Process Optimization Guru Mike Brown.
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