This Month's Web Highlights, Feb 2008

Feb. 4, 2008
What's New This Month on ControlGlobal.com
By Katherine Bonfante, managing editor, digital media

Control/ARC Process Automation Podcast Series
The Control Process Automation Media Network library contains audio interviews with some of the biggest names in process automation. You can listen to or save mp3 and mwv file interviews with industrial controls subject-matter experts. Listen to Walt Boyes, editor in chief of Control, and Larry O’Brien, director of research at ARC Advisory Group, speak on the ARC/Control Top 50 Process Automation Companies.

Editors’ Voices
Have you wondered what our editors sound like? Wonder no more. Our Web site now includes our editors’ columns as mp3 files. You can read as well as listen to our editors’ columns. Hear  Walt Boyes, Keith Larson, Jim Montague, Dan Hebert, John Rezabek and others. Simply log on to ControlGlobal.com and perform a search by the column’s title. Once your search engine results are generated, you will see an article and a podcast version of the column. For example, if you search Walt Boyes’ January editorial, “A Quick Pause for Shameless Self-Congratulation,” your search results will show:

  1. A Quick Pause for Shameless Self-Congratulation,
  2. A Quick Pause for Shameless Self-Congratulation, Podcast

The result with the word “podcast” links you directly to the podcast file. The article itself contains a direct link to the podcast as well.

You can also access these recorded columns by visiting our Podcast Library.

Most Popular Articles
January at ControlGlobal.com was all about keeping score. Here are the five most popular articles during January 2008.

  1. 16th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards
  2. 2007 Readers’ Choice Awards
  3. Who’s Winning?
  4. 2007 Top 50 Global Automation Vendors
  5. Do You Know Who Made Your Valves?

Tank Gauging for Increased Plant Safety
Tank gauging projects now incorporate Safety Integrity Level (SIL) requirements.

Transient Surges and Surge Suppressors
Learn how to correctly select the suppressor your project needs.

Industrial Ethernet… more than just another fieldbus system
Today Ethernet-based fieldbus systems perform basic tasks and much more.

Special to the Web
Semiconductor Fab Clears Air with Intelligent Motor Control
Networked recirculation air handlers save hardwiring and programming costs.

Control News from Europe January 2008

Control Global Online Guides
ControlGlobal works hard to get you the best informative resources in the process automation technologies. Check out the online guides we have put together for you on our most popular subjects.