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2019 Control Process Automation Hall of Fame: Carlos A. Smith

New inductees shape the future of our profession.

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Our two 2019 inductees to the Control Process Automation Hall of Fame are both chemical engineers (ChEs) who have devoted almost their entire careers to a single enterprise, but they occupy the alternate realities of industry and academia. Despite disparate priorities, both have demonstrated uncommon devotion to building process control wisdom and conveying it to others.Both were also enthusiastically nominated and selected by the existing members of our Process Automation Hall of Fame. And, as you’ll see, each presents an admirable example of how one person can influence and inspire others to strive and excel in the field.A champion for the next generationOur second…

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1904 SOT ind net full small compressor2019 Industrial Networks

The latest trends, technology and implementations on the topic of industrial networks are detailed in this new eBook from the editors of Control. Topics covered include: network architectures, open systems, wireless IPL, and more. Download it here.


1905 DE tablet small compressorOur latest issue: May 2019

Many of today's data analytics tools and software are simpler and easier to use, and generate more useful information and decisions. Curiously, the main hurdle is convincing potential users that analytics isn't as difficult as it used to be. Read the issue.


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Measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide

How precise measurements are made around the clock, globe and calendar

Q: How are they measuring carbon dioxide in the atmosphere? I don’t think any method is accurate enough.Name withheldA: Your question is an important one, so I’ll answer it in some detail. CO2 (and other gases) consisting of two or more dissimilar atoms absorb infrared (IR) radiation in a…

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