December 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.
Read Andrew Bonds Industrial Automation Insider, a Monthly Newsletter Covering the Important Industrial Automation News and Issues as Seen from the U.K.
Without Enabling the Companies Below $500 Million, the American and Global Economic Recovery Is Simply Not Possible
The Rule of 20: If You Select a Tech at Random from a Group of 20, Can He or She Fix the Problem in 20 Minutes?
We Asked Systems Integrators and Vendors What Distributed Control Systems Are and We Got Answers. Is It HMI/SCADA?
Looking at Three Technologies That Have Matured In Recent yearsDistributed Control Systems (DCSs), Control Software and Process Analyzers
Process Control Software Expands to Meet Todays Evolving Needs
Economists Expect Unemployment Rate to Increase Even More in 2009
A Process Engineer Has Concerns About the Standard Split-Range Nitrogen Blanketing on a Vessel Done with a DCS PID Controller with Separate Analog Outputs to Each Valve. If Everything Is Properly Sized and Tuned, There Should Not Be Any Issues, Right?
Balluff Introduces SMARTLevel Capacitive Sensors
Panic Makes for Bad Long-Term Decisions. Stay Focused on Core Values and Do Not Lose Operating Discipline
Predicting That Single-Loop Control Will (or Should) Go the Way of the Dinosaur
This Month We Study Power Quality and Conditioning Applications
Weve Come a Long Way from the Days When Refinery Operators Used Flaming Arrows to Relight Their Flare Systems, but Even Bigger Changes May Be Ahead
Users of the Two Most Measured and Most Important Variables in Process ControlTemperature and PressureAre Benefiting from Added Intelligence, Software and Other New Technologies, but Everything Still Depends on Good Old-Fashioned Sensors and Well-Maintained Thermocouples and Resistance Temperature Detectors
You Need to Know Where ATEX-Certified Products Must Be Used in Your Plants
For Kids, Connecting with the Larger World, Including Its Technology and Engineering, Means First Connecting with the People Closest to Them
What Is the Value of a Telecommunications Network
Control and ARC Advisory Group Show You Who's Hot and Who's Not on the Automation Hit Parade
The Process Industries Will Be Among the Least Affected of the Industrial Verticals by the Global Economic Meltdown
With Fuzzy Logic All of the Control Problems of the World Were to Be Easily Solved, Along with World Hunger, AIDS and Environmental Pollution.
Gains in Oil and Gas, Refining, Utilities and Pharma Keep Instrumentation and Automation Numbers Good through 2010
Cooper Industries Celebrated the Grand Opening of the Cooper Technology Center
HART 7 Technology Provides an Upgrade and Migration Path to WirelessHART Communication
New Chairman at Emerson Process Management
Wireless dominates Honeywells Berlin party despite ISA100 ballots best efforts to rain on its parade
European Honeywell Users Group
Jean-Marie Alliets Technology Update
ISA100.11a Draft Standard Progresses
Supply Chains Are Leaner. There Is a Need to Connect Directly into the Plant
MES-like modules available within Copa-Datas zenon SCADA package include the Industrial Performance Analyzer and the Industrial Maintenance Manager
Integrating Citect SCADA and MES Software
Analysts Look into the Future and Determine Which Automation Companies Will Survive the CUrrent Financial Turmoil
Foundation Fieldbus Safety Instrumented Functions Forge the Future of Process Safety