November 2014 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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Paul Murrill, a member of the Process Automation Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014, receives his award from Control editor-in-chief, Paul Studebaker at his home in Baton Rouge, Louisana
Process and Building Automation Systems Can Be Linked Using the BACnet Protocol, Either at the HMI or the Controller Level
It All Depends on Whom You Ask. You Might Not, but the One-System Approach Has Its Risks
Planning, Communication and Keeping Track of the Details Are the Secret Sauce
Two Buses, One Foundation. In 2015 Fieldbus Foundation and HART Communications Foundation Will Be One. Does This Mean You'll Be Able to Use Your HART Device for Foundation Fieldbus?
Meet Us at the Corners Because Innovation Happens at Intersections
Our Readers Back Up Our Claim That Manuals Should Be Tossed
All We Need Is for Users to Talk to Their Instrumentation Suppliers about Building Wireless Foundation Fieldbus
You Can Get More Diagnostics from Some HART 5 Devices Than from Some HART 6 or HART 7 Devices
SIS Committees Don't Like Plain English. Their work is Peppered with High-Tech Buzzwords, Abbreviations and Acronyms That Make These Documents Harder to Read and Hence Less Valuable
Protocols Such as Bluetooth Can Be Used As a Configuration Interface to Allow Maintenance Work on the Device Without Having to Remove it from Service
Combining Building and Process Automation Systems Can Ease Plant Support, but Be Prepared to Ante Up
Pig Iron Gets a Brain - Over the Past 25 Years, Valve Technology Has Consistently Outrun What You Generally Find in the Field
BP and Emerson Process Management Show How to Prevent Systemic Failures in Safety Instrumented Systems
How Can You Separate the Few Useful Truths from the Vast Cacophony of Hype and Baloney?
MACTek's New Viator+ USB HART Interface Combines a Modem, Power Supply, Load Resistor and Quick Access Points in a Rugged and Compact Package
Devices to Help Determine the Amount of Material in a Tank, Hopper or Vessel.
Immelt's message: Get with the program or get left behind.
Employees, customers and public officials celebrated in late October the official grand opening of ABB's business unit expansion in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Frank Stührenberg, executive vice president, global sales, will become chairman of the executive board of Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co KG at the beginning of 2015.