Knowledge on demand - Part 1

Tapping into better, faster, more useful process information—for wiser decisions—can be easier than you think.

Knowledge on demand

We all know reach can exceed grasp, but at least in accessing and using process control information, many longtime hurdles are shrinking. Finally, knowledge-on-demand is closer at hand—physically, if not always mentally.The old chasms were often huge between plant-floor operations and other applications, such as utilities where production data is generated and central locations where users make decisions to improve their processes. Historically, this is because reaching many remote signals and parameters on legacy equipment was difficult, and establishing the networking and programming needed to get information back to users could be even harder.Fortunately, many…

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Industrial Networks

2018 State of Technology Report Industrial NetworksThe editors of Control have compiled the latest articles, case studies and trends on the topic of industrial networks in this new State of Technology report. Topics covered include: FDI technology, Ethernet, field-to-cloud technology and more. Download it here.


Our latest issue: April 2018

April 2018 Control Digital EditionUnlike in days of yore or in modern, but backward realms or quaint hierarchies, where crowns are inherited, bought or won by war or intimidation, new inductees to the Control Process Automation Hall of Fame are selected by their peers. Read the issue.


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Vortex flowmeter calibration and rangeability

How can we determine the best size to balance accuracy against pressure drop?

Q: I have a question regarding vortex flowmeters and hope that you can clear it up. The line size is 3 in.; the flow is minimum 6 m³/hr, normal 20 m³/hr, maximum 22 m³/hr. The vendor suggested using a 3-in. Endress+Hauser (E+H) Prowirl vortex flowmeter with minimum flow 4.03 m³/hr, maximum…

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