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Top 50 Automation Companies of 2017: Digitalization takes over

The IIoT is transforming the Top 50 into software and services companies

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All the wells, mines, platforms, refineries, plants, columns, pipelines, sensors, analyzers and instruments are still chugging away as usual. Everything else is changing. Everything, that is, related to data acquisition, monitoring, process control, analytics, modeling, simulation and optimization, which are quickly moving into software, Ethernet-based, Internet protocol (IP) networking, and server-based data processing. This storm surge of digital transformation, driven by the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), cloud computing, advanced analytics and the push to managed services, continues to transform how the Top 50 biggest worldwide and North American automation…

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Resources

Level Measurement, Part II

The latest eBook from Control continues the conversation about level measurement. In this eBook, you will find a collection of articles covering various aspects of level measurement. Download it here.


New Quizzes! Test your control knowledge

Greg McMillan and Control Global test your process automation control knowledge in ControlGlobal Quizzes. New quizzes are released every two weeks. The first five quizzes are now live! Test your smarts.

Our latest issue: October 2018

The storm surge of digital transformation continues to transform how the Top 50 biggest worldwide and North American automation suppliers do business. Read the issue.


On demand: Live streamed panel discussion with safety experts

Now available on demand, this interactive panel of process safety experts explore profitable safety, process safety and digital strategy, IIoT and process safety, and more. Watch on demand.

Voices: Ask The Experts

How to optimize pumping cost

Use a variable-speed pump and minimize valve pressure drops.

Q: Delivery of transmix fuel to two separation towers is being upgraded. Coriolis meters were installed and are currently functioning. Two PID flow control loops currently maintain flow. The transmix liquid passes through a series of heat exchangers on its way to the towers. It is estimated that…

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