The digital issue of Control magazine for August 2007 is now available by clicking here. The cover story is A Field Guide to Industrial Wireless. Other stories include:
Pain Relief for Open-Systems Complexity
Keith Larson sat in Honeywell Users Group Americas 2007 Symposium presentation held in June. See what he has to say.
One Man's Story - Part 1
Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner, PE bring their wits and more than 66 years of process control experience to bear on your questions, comments, and problems. Write to them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Detecting Bunker C Oil Mass Flow
"Ask the Experts," on ControlGlobal.com, is moderated by noted process control authority BÃ©la LiptÃ¡k. BÃ©la and his cadre of leading experts in process automation, recruited from among the co-authors of the Instrument Engineer's Handbook 4th Edition, are "in the box" all month answering process ...
A Too-Smart Solution?
The benefits of installing smart metering systems in the plight of utilities are clear, but implementation is complex.
NeSSI Manages Moisture in Rubber Process
Heated, smart, modular sample-handing system enables closed-loop process control in butyl plant in Sarnia, Ontario.
Distilation, Part 5: Multiple Products
In Part 5 of this series on distillation control and optimization, we find that adding a side-stream component to your process gives an additional degree of freedom, but makes it even more essential to not mismatch the variables.
Level Measurement: The Very Last Resort
How do you make the measurement that can't be made?
Survey Snapshots Wireless Users
CONTROL recently conducted its first SP100 Wireless Survey of almost 500 readers about where and how they use wireless in their plant-floor applications.
Enrique Santacana New Head of ABB US
Enrique Santacana became the new Region Manager, ABB North America and president and CEO of ABB Inc.
Justifying Fieldbus II
John Rezabek touches on "hot buttons" that can be tied to a company's fieldbus investment plan.
200 Mbit Ethernet Over Powerline Through UPS
Aboundi serial entrepreneur Hung Yu, has expanded his product line of Ethernet-over-powerline devices.
Automation, Operators and the bottom line
Automation brings operator challenges as well as benefits. Addressing them means rethinking both control rooms and training.
Action Figures of Summer
Jim Montague talks about the few process control-related heroes found in the mainstream media and in less-hyped branches of literature and the fine arts.
Invensys Completes Cimnet Buy
Invensys has completed the acquisition of Cimnet. This acquisition is now being fully integrated into the Wonderware software business unit of Invensys.
Good Control Room Alarm Management Still a Challenge
Read about how process industries resolve the issue of operator overload, human error and organizational accidents.
Oil & Gas SCADA Market to Reach $1 Billion Plus
Over the next five years, the worldwide market for SCADA systems for the oil & gas industry is expected to grow at a growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9%.
Reader Feedback: Sox for Control Systems?
Read our argument, does the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, particularly Section 302, which mandates a set of internal procedures designed to ensure accurate financial disclosure, apply to control systems?
Web Highlights: What's New This Month on ControlGlobal.com
What's new on ControlGlobal.com. Read about the latest whitepapers, automation minutes, sight highlights and more.
Europe's Best-Kept Automation Software Secret Marks 20th Birthday
Here are excerpts from the August 2007 issue of Andrew Bond's Industrial Automation Insider, a monthly newsletter covering the important industrial automation news and issues as seen from the U.K.
One Ring to Rule Them All
Recently there have been a spate of product introductions of wireless networks that let you incorporate anything and everything into your control system: hazardous gas sniffers, man-down and personnel location services, other RFID feeds, intrusion alarms, safety shower alarms, and more.
Process Analyzer System Safety and Ergonomics, Part I
This article is the sixth in series running in Control over the past several months.
August 2007 Safety Resources
Check out August's resources on Safety.
Through A Looking Glass Brightly