August 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.
Today's monitoring and control systems are making it easier to relentlessly reduce energy cost per unit production.
If Americans want to strengthen our manufacturing base, we need more engineering graduates who are focused on automation.
ISA TR 84.00.08 offers some important guidelines for making it work
Products shaped by the needs of expedient automation may get us bitten by the wild process beast
Variations in feedstock hardness, grade and rock size lead to fast and frequent unmeasured disturbances, calling for the best of technologies and techniques.
Managing the vapor space - System integrator Novaspect's Jeff Wolendowski shows how to accomplish total tank management.
A well-written alarm philosophy defines procedures that allow your team to get alarms under control now and for the long haul.
Both are vital to oil production, but they're not the same, and the 45-second valve close rule is there for a reason.
A collection of sites to answer some of your serious I/O and terminal block questions
A holistic perspective of process safety requires more comprehensive hazard and risk assessment methods such as process hazards analysis, mechanical integrity, safety integrity systems and emerging technologies.
How can you stem the IoT tidal wave, or at least find the few useful nuggets in it? Employ the traditional engineering skills of organization, prioritization and project management.
Here’s a look at the hardworking controllers that closely monitor and manage all the single, multiple, closed and open loops crucial to maintaining their process applications.
Keep up with what automation leaders are up to. Here's a summary of the latest expansions and contractions in the process automation world.
Honeywell reported July 28 that it's agreed to buy the Elster division of Melrose Industries plc for about $5.1 billion in first quarter 2016.
To help bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to the automation industry, CSIA reports it's collaborating with MESA
ABB reported July 15 that it's received orders for $100 million worth of electrical and telecommunication systems, which will enable Hyundai Heavy Industries complete EPC work at Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Co.'s Nasr Full Field Development Project.
The report projects that industrial and public-service sectors, such as retail, agriculture, smart buildings and smart grid applications, will be the majority of the IoT device base.
The report, "Cloud Computing: The Essential Foundation of Industry Digital Transformation—Worldwide and U.S. Cloud Forecast by Vertical, 2015–2019," predicts the number of new cloud-based solutions will triple in the next four to five years.
Bedrock Automation joins the ISA Security Compliance Institute to help support the ISASecure Cybers Security Conformance Scheme.
The worldwide supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) market is projected to grow at a 5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) and increase from $23.2 billion in 2013 to $32.70 billion by 2020