April 2015 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.
Four years is not nearly time enough to train an engineer, and schools are long on theory and short on practice
When instruments "talk" back, their messages become priority. Don't miss the alert that saves you from a plant shutdown.
Virtual plants and online metrics can capitalize on the synergy between modeling and control to unleash engineers' imaginations to push the process control envelope
Heat, cold, humidity, electro-magnetic interference: new wireless technologies can overcome all of these.
Industry increasingly sees sustainability as critical to long-term success
Hands-on training in a work environment provides a training experience that goes beyond the simulator
These resources can help your process analyzer project stay on track
A reader asks our experts how he can prove that the actuator is large enough to handle actual process conditions. Our experts answer.
A reader says there are three reasons why companies outside the ICS realm are more vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks.
New meters can also measure volume, mass and energy flow and can receive signals for density, temperature and pressure.
Foxboro's S series stores 11 calibration points and automatically selects the right curve for an extended range of inputs.
Four main methods are available for implementing automation in hazardous areas. Here's how to select the best one for your application.
Wood Group Mustang uses all four protection methodologies for installing automation systems in hazardous areas.
Optimation combines explosion-proof wiring and intrinsically safe barriers in its installation of automation systems and process skids.
Our experts offer practical suggestions for solving these tricky problems.
SCADA systems are easier to deploy and operate now, which is good because they're being called on to manage ever larger and more widely distributed process applications.
Innovative controls, accessories, software and other techniques are enabling temperature instruments to reach in and help optimize many previously inaccessible applications. Here's how.
The workhorses of process control, PLCs and PACs, are learning some new tricks.
Here are the latest news on acquisitions, patents, cloud platforms, certifications, deals and more, happening this April 2015.
The FieldComm Group announced that the FDI Cooperation, LLC's Field Device Integration (FDI) specification, developer tools and common host components are now available for automation suppliers to develop products and host systems compatible with FDI
The technology could make treatment and reuse of oil and gas wastewater simpler, cheaper
ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer said during his March 2 keynote address at the opening of ABB Automation & Power World 2015 in Houston that software, services and an unwavering commitment to R&D by ABB will be engines of growth for years to come.
The Control System Integrators Association (CSIA) announced March 23 that it's selected José Rivera as its new CEO.