Top 10 articles of 2019

Jan. 7, 2020
From the Top 50 Automation Companies of 2018 to Control's 2019 Salary Survey, these were the Top 10 articles on in 2019

10. Control's 2019 salary survey

Following three straight years of declines in average age and two years of decreased average salaries, the respondents to Control's annual salary survey reported their 2019 average pay actually increased from last year, even though average age continued to fall. Read more.

9. Refinery of the future less focused on fuels

Integrated refineries and petrochemical plants are the “Refineries of the Future,” said Honeywell's Carrie Eppelheimer. Integrating petrochemical capabilities helps refineries “Get the maximum value out of every drop of crude oil, and respond to market drivers." Read more.

8. Differential pressure level in a purged tank

When using a differential-pressure (DP) level transmitter, are the high and the low pressure ports reversed if the tank is purged with nitrogen? Read more.

7. How to support gender diversity

In this Control Talk column, Greg McMillan speaks with Diane Doise, an experienced automation engineer, about the importance of gender diversity. Read more.

6. Siemens debuts new DCS, organization

Attracting more than 700 delegates, the 2019 Siemens Automation Summit announced the formation of Siemens Digital Industries, an organization focused on automation and digitalization of processes, and the U.S. launch of the SIMATIC PCS neo. Read more.

5. 2019 Readers' Choice Awards

No one automation professional is an expert in every category of process control hardware, software and systems necessary to support today's plant. Where do you look to find a new source for a less familiar need in your facility? Read more.

4. Must-Have Skills for Industry 4.0

A rundown of four major skill groups that should serve as a solid blueprint for companies that want to create new positions and invest in technology. Read more.


3. Results from NREL’s Assessing the Impact of Cybersecurity on the Nation’s Wind Farms Workshop

Joe Weiss outlines the highlights from the recent "Assessing the impact of cybersecurity on the nation's wind farms" workshop, at which approximately 50 participants from wind turbine and control system suppliers, and other stakeholders participated. Read more.

2. Control and automation books: What's recommended?

Bela Liptak and other experts offer lists of recommended reading to two readers who asked what references do you recommend, and which are on your shelf? Read more.

1. Top 50 Automation Companies of 2018: Are you ready to rumble?

Is it possible to brace for a recession and forge ahead at the same time? The Top 50 biggest worldwide and North American process control and automation suppliers show how it's done. Read more.

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