June 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.
At one point, SP100 nearly didn't issue a true standard. Now, HART Wireless is in trouble, too. Whats it going to take to not repeat the SP50 debacle? CONTROL Editor in Chief, Walt Boyes, comments.
Respondents to the CONTROL 2006 Salary Survey are collectively earning more money, experiencing increased job security, reporting more hiring and fewer layoffs, and even growing slightly younger.
The coming together of nanotechnology, biology and medicine, information sciences, and cognitive sciences should give traditional automation and control devices new performance and capabilities.
End users are beginning to realize that its the maintenance and diagnostic information capabilities of devices that will provide the life cycle savings and justification for installing new fieldbus technologies.
Handheld technology is growing by leaps and bounds as control engineers and operators learn they can use the wireless devices. Problem is, few vendors have taken handhelds beyond simple applications.
This article describes and quantifies the lifecycle cost impact of typical analyzer system project issues and line items, which, if addressed early in the lifecycle of the project, can result in lifetime cost savings.
Every month, CONTROL editors take a specific product area, collect all the latest, significant tools we can find, and present them here to make your job easier. This month, we take a look at loop controllers.
This three-part series for CONTROL introduces readers to the basic rules of XML, its terminology and related standards, and discusses what youll need to know to survive in the world of connected data.
CONTROL contributing editor, Ian Verhappen, takes a look at why intrinsic safety is so popular in Europe and other areas outside the U.S., and why it has never really caught on yet here in North America.
Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, takes a look at ways you can make an automation contractor selection based on project size, scope, and support requirements in this installment of Technically Speaking.
Feeling a little guilty over neglecting all their motor enthusiasts, McMillan and Weiner present an interesting case of the now you see it, now you dont in terms of a cycle in series pump system.
Today, much fruitful activity in the process automation realm is on the meaningful integration of applications with each other, so that true knowledge and informationand not just more datais the outcome.
Honeywell will supply its Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS), field instrumentation, basic design, engineering, fire detection, training simulation and installation services to the plant.