February 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.
All these sensors and machines may be able to talk in theory, but look to your home network for the reality of this multi-protocol world
Experts share advice based on preventing and solving real-world problems.
Few people recognize the vital role of control engineers. Maybe it's time we blew our own horns.
Current standards make a simple answer to the question elusive
A badly designed network is often the weakest link in the system.
Many of the most exciting advances in automation hardware configuration, operation and maintenance lead right back to the chips
Not just for operator training - Dynamic simulator improves operations and safety throughout the plant lifecycle.
Why this year's Hall of Fame inductees are all chemical engineers
Our three honorees found chemical engineering their gateway drug into process automation and a source of basic process knowledge
The University of Utah's Industrial Combustion and Gasification Research Facility (ICGRF) partners with industry to research gasifiers, combustors, pilot-scale reactors, a fluidized bed reactor, process heaters and other systems
A reader tells us "we should be more concerned about coming to the end of this 10,000 year warm period."
Cybersecurity is a technology problem that can only be addressed by technology
In our February 2015 Resources column, the editors of control turn to the web to looks for the latest on human machine interface.
Level instrumentation, peripheral technologies, networking and software are being coordinated in efforts to obtain faster, more accurate readings.
These components bring home the energy the way their applications like to consume it.
Find out what certification ABB Canada received and what B&B ELectronics' new name is.
MCAA offers suggestions for streamlining certification and lowering costs. OSHA may go along—eventually.
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) version of ANSI/ISA-18.2-2009, Management of Alarm Systems for the Process Industries, has been published as IEC 62682.
A Frost & Sullivan report, "Programmable Logic Controllers Market," finds that the market earned revenues of $10.37 billion in 2013 and estimates this will reach $14.58 billion in 2018.