March 2005 Issue
According to Technically Speaking columnist Dan Hebert, PE, local condition monitors allow end users to approach asset management at their own pace, and to address the highest payback items first.
Editor in Chief Walt Boyes issues a cognitive dissonance alert! If you want to play in the big leagues and move into the process of control, you would do well to go back and concentrate on the fundamentals.
Portable, handheld calibrators save time for technicians on site, OEMs, and large industrial engineering and construction companies. Contributing Editor Wayne Labs provides an in-depth report.
Competitive pricing from Asian manufacturers has prompted market growth of power supplies and considerable cost cuts. CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt provides a Product Roundup.
In his monthly Control Report, Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt surmises that just as English is the language of international business and air traffic control, so it is with process control.
In Part III of this Lessons Learned article on recapturing our competitive edge, Béla Lipták suggests the ISA take the lead in educating the general public about the potential of process control and automation.
Actionable Items columnist Steve Kuehn notes that precision flow control is ensured with well-specified, precisely controlled valves, but for the sake of your process, a penny saved may not be a penny earned.
Control Talk columnists Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner, PE, weigh in with answers to the January Puzzler that asked why the load cell indication would shift at high noon regardless of the time in the batch sequence.
Security threats to control system networks are a fact of life. Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt shares tips and techniques he culled from end users and vendors on how you can keep the Barbarians at bay.
Process control authority Bela Liptak brings in specialists from his cadre of co-authors to answer a reader's question regarding problems with the control scheme for two variable speed pumps.