Control's 10 most-read articles from April 2018

May 1, 2018
From the 2018 Readers' Choice Awards to Bedrock Automation's OSA Remote release, these were the Top 10 most-read articles on during the month of April 2018.

The 26th Annual Readers' Choice Awards names suppliers of the best technologies in process control, as decided by users and Control readers. Only the strongest suppliers can generate the loyalty that leads to a place in our Readers' Choice Awards. Read more.

Control blogger Joe Weiss reflects on the 2018 RSA Conference. Weiss highlights a need for network security personnel to gain an understanding of control system cybersecurity so that the control system and network security communities can work together to maintain reliability and safety. Read more.

Control columnists Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner discuss the good, the bad and the ugly about the most common flowmeter technologies and offer insights to selecting the right flowmeter for the application. Read more.

In this Unfettered blog, Joe Weiss discusses the vulnerabilities of Level 0,1 process sensors, actuators and drives, which have no security and can directly lead to safety losses. Read more.

Understanding what the proportional, integral and derivative terms do within the PID controller is essential to choosing the appropriate actions, troubleshooting controllers, choosing the appropriate modifications or setting up advanced controllers. Read more.

MillerCoors optimized its CO2 recovery and brewing times through insights provided by readings from Rosemount Electronic Remote Sensors (ERS) from Emerson, which use two transmitters connected through a digital cable. Read more.

Hall of Fame members stand out for three qualities: the extent of their process control knowledge, their wisdom in applying that knowledge, and their success in sharing it with others. This year, the Hall of Fame welcomes Thomas McAvoy and Herman Storey. Read more.

The Open Process Automation Forum and its effort to develop and implement an open, interoperable process control standard specification has expanded. Read more.

After participating in the Spring 2018 DHS ICSJWG meeting, Control blogger Joe Weiss notes the lack of understanding of control systems and need to address sensors at the analog layer. Read more.

Bedrock Automation's new Open Secure Automation (OSA) Remote high-performance controller combines PLC, RTU and edge control, universal I/O and intrinsic cybersecurity into a compact, rugged module. Read more.

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