April 2006 Issue
CONTROL is the only magazine exclusively dedicated to the global process automation market with a readership of 65,000 plus engineering, operations and management professionals. The publication reports on developing trends, illustrates successful applications, and updates the basic skills and knowledge base that provide the profession's foundation.
Just when he thought he was out, Group Publisher and VP of Content, Keith Larson, is pulled back in. Check out "Wind-up," his new monthly column positioned as a final punctuation for CONTROL magazine.
Going once, going twice. Sold! Learn how process automation professionals are saving thousands of dollars buying or selling industrial controls equipment through online auctions on the Internet.
From design to startup and beyond, operator training simulators certainly appear to be worth all the trouble, especially since they can save time and money throughout a process plant's entire lifecycle.
Theres been a huge language shift in the industry during the past 20 years which is driving end user nuts. It seems the higher you go up in the automation food chain, the harder it is to describe what you do.
As our society moves towards a more regulated work environment, choosing between the cubicle life or being self-employed has become more difficult. CONTROL contributor, Dick Morley, provides informal tips.
The big problem is that control systems dont all support OPC the same way or to the same degree, so theres often no consistent way to capture and transmit even simple items like the status bit of a transmitter.
CONTROL Senior Tech Editor Rich Merritt has found a way to solve global warming, our dependence on foreign oil, and the loss of our jobs: Turn the problems over to the NCMS.
One way to unlock control system secrets is to implement PSS, a smart performance reporting system that can dramatically help save time, money, and prevent problems with your processes.
Just when you thought there were more than enough flowmeter technologies, along comes a new kid on the block, presenting new options for gauging and measuring fluid velocity.
New requirements and regulations are constantly being foisted on you and your plant, and many of these requirements necessitate acquisition and recording of data. Compact data loggers offer a solution.
In a time-proven tradition of subjecting everything to scrutiny and ridicule, columnists McMillan and Weiner offer up the following 15 examples used to help illustrate and demystify control mythology.
The CSI must be brought into the design phase of the construction process prior to the selection of major equipment and control components in order to review them from a control system standpoint.
Process control authority Bela Liptak brings in specialists from his cadre of co-authors to answer a reader's question. Find out if they agree on a valid way to determine the ratio of chlorine to total gas mixture.
Process control authority Bela Liptak brings in specialists from his cadre of co-authors to answer a reader's question. Find out if they agree on ways to pre-test Foundation fieldbus instruments.
A Product Roundup of process analyzers finds vendors avoiding mentioning NeSSI or PAT compatibility like the plague. Whats keeping them from adopting the new standards, we wonder?
A new multi-phase flowmeter from Agar is unique in that it delivers the goods. The flow measurement system provides gauging of oil, water and gas flows simultaneously without completeley separting the phases.
Honeywells integrated security system is linked to the Geismar plants waterway and dock monitoring radar system on the Mississippi River.