June 2008 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.
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Plant-Level Wireless Networks Are Already Ensuring Physical Security and Tracking People and Assets
Innovative First Movers Gain Competitive Advantage, Even as Last Barriers to Widespread Adoption Fall
Wireless Transforms the Economics of Whats Feasible and the Physics of Whats Possible
Mobile Connectivity Keeps Workers in Touch with the Information They Need
A reader wants to know about pH measurement and control systems for a biphasic (organic-plus-water-based) reaction, while another one wonders if there is ever a reason to lower the frequency of execution of the PID execution in scanning controllers (in other words, scan the PID instruction less often by increasing the loop update time).
In Which We Sort Through the Complexities of Building Intrinsically Safe Fieldbus and Ethernet Networks in Hazardous Plant Areas
Ready to Kill Some Werewolves? Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) Are Beginning to Inject Quality-by-Design (QbD), Model-Predictive Control, Risk Management and Other Well-Known Process Control Methods into Long-Resistant Pharmaceutical Applications
Expanded Coverage, Videos About Broadley-James, Audio Interviews, and PAT Stories and Other Resources from Controls Sister Publication, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Upon Close Examination It Appears That the Product Approval Process of IEC 61508 (1) Has Veered Seriously Off Course, Possibly Rendering Many Safety Instrumented System (SIS) Applications Less Reliable Than Expected or Required
One-Person-and-a-Dog Operations? Wearable HMIs? At-Home Control Rooms? Or More of the Same Ol, Same Ol? Heres What May Be on the Horizon
Jeff Harrow Talks Robots, Synthetic Biology, Nano-things and Other Developments Youll Miss If You Blink
Read Andrew Bonds Industrial Automation Insider, a monthly newsletter covering the important industrial automation news and issues as seen from the U.K.
Standard Services Make the IT Underpinnings Irrelevant, Allowing End Users to Focus on the Business at Hand
Informing the Government of the Problem Is Good, but It Might Be Better for ISA to Spend Some Serious Money Doing Something About It
Technology, Like Gasoline, Is Something We Dont Know How to Live Without Any Longer
Is Hydrogen Safer Than Gasoline?
According to AMR, 60% of Most IT Budgets Are Spent Attempting to Deliver to 2002 Expectations
FF-SIF Transcends the Limitations of Conventional Safety System Design by Introducing New and Innovative Ways of Thinking About Safety
Unrestrained Prosperity Is a Disease, so Its Tragic That Drug Manufacturers Dont Want to Take Their Medicine. Just Like The Rest of Us
CONTROLs Monthly Resource Guide
Controls 2008 Salary Survey Reveals Some Industry and Economic Shifts. Our Veterans Grow Strong Within the Process Control Industry and Their Job Roles, but Where Are Younger Professionals Going to Come From?
Cost and the Time and Skill Required to Develop an Application-Specific Model have Been Barriers to Using First-Principle Modeling Tools
Pepperl+Fuchs 6000-series Type X/EEx Purge/Pressurization System Offers Versatility to Customers
Facilities Can Integrate Machine Data into Existing Enterprise Systems
When Alls Said and Done, Exiderdome Will Have Hosted Some 200,000 Individuals from Around the World
Pressure Transmitters Add Communications, Enhanced Diagnostics and Higher Accuracy
Monitoring Wastewater Assets with OPC
Vendors Show Off Prototypes at Amsterdam Meeting
New ISA Subcommittee Addresses Options for Convergence of the ISA100
The Importance of Improving the Stability, Robustness and Performance of the Actuation System Cant Be Overstated
DPharp EJA V2.5 device Now Certified
More Power-Generation Companies Are Upgrading Their Older Control Systems