Rick’ Picks of the Web: This month on ControlGlobal.com

July 13, 2007
CONTROL’s Rick Pedraza offers his picks of what’s best on the web. Here’s what's happening this month, July 2007, on ControlGlobal.com, the online resource of CONTROL magazine.
By Rick Pedraza, Managing Editor, Digital Media

No Need to Pressure You to Download This
Newly added to ControlGlobal.com, this month is the unequaled WIKA Handbook on Pressure & Temperature Measurement. This 438-page handbook, considered one of the best comprehensive treatments of all pressure and temperature measurement methodologies, provides a reference for dealing not only with the fundamentals, but also important practical aspects of industrial pressure and temperature measurement.

This classic reference tool has been a staple in the industry for many years and is notable for its references to specialized literature and other relevant handbooks on physics and metrology, where additional reading is required to answer further questions.

View, save or download your complimentary copy of this invaluable reference book by going to ControlGlobal.com/wika.html.

“Live, From the 2007 HUG Meeting”Our e-show daily coverage of this year’s Honeywell end-user event in Phoenix yielded online reports, webcast interviews, video case studies and even real-time blog coverage of the presentations and panel discussions held during the annual tech conference for industry professionals.

Highlights included a roundtable discussion on process safety, a learning session on wireless technology and a presentation from control system security expert Eric Byres on defense-in-depth strategies for process control systems.

In an 11-minute video recorded live at the event, Control editor-in-chief Walt Boyes discussed the evolving importance of user groups in our industry with Enterprise Products’ Randy Underwood and ExxonMobil’s Dave Otto, chairman and co-chairman, respectively, of the Honeywell User Group. The next day, Boyes sat down with Kevin Staggs, Honeywell global security architect, to discuss the changing security landscape for process control systems.

You can listen to and view all these interviews online, and follow our complete coverage of the event as it happened, by going to ControlGlobal.com/hugs.html.

Blog coverage is found on ControlGlobal’s Sound Off! blog.


Control System Asset Performance
This paper lays out specific plans for establishing a control system asset performance management program.

The Evolution of 21st Century SCADA
This paper provides an overview of the evolution of SCADA systems and a SCADA system checklist you can use.

A WINA Reality Check
This paper provides a current and unbiased assessment of all things industrial wireless past, present and future.


Safety systems – Experts talk
Listen in on a group of leading process industry safety system experts as they divulge the hidden costs and side effects associated with safety systems embedded in control systems.


Process Safety on the Plant Floor
Executive Editor Jim Montague tackled the topic of process safety and found that, although everybody may want to operate safely, few, if any, people want to talk openly and specifically about it.