September 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.
Wouldn't it be great if an organization like the AIChE could turn its attention to defining the body of knowledge required for competence in government?
An overview of processes and technology behind the brake monitoring part of the drilling process
How the oil industry could benefit from better familiarity with automation and process control
Insight to the measurements used to help the operator open up control and, ultimately, discover optimization opportunities.
Whatever your focus, keep in mind you'll need to provide not only networks and management/reporting systems, but also training, procedures and probably some form of auditing or efficacy checking
Ian Verhappen continues his discussion on the importance of standards in the adoption of technology and the involvement of more automation professionals
The editors of Control present the latest online resources to help you with temperature measurement.
Here are the benefits they can provide together.
Modern systems support a modular approach that starts with the P&ID
Developers and users are looking past their motor and drives' hard exteriors to find new, flexible and unexpectedly sophisticated capabilities
A new inflection point may be at hand in terms of databases for historians
Bela Liptak says we should consider the chaos theory in addition to process control tools when analyzing the economy
Worry less about the Dow Jones Industrial Average in real time. Worry more about investing in companies and products that users really need
Predix Cloud will drive the next phase of growth for the Industrial Internet and enable developers to rapidly create, deploy and manage applications and services for industry.
BP and Emerson have signed a global agreement for Emerson Process Management to provide automation technologies and aftercare services for BP's upstream oil and gas operations.
NIWeek speakers shed light on the networks of the future and the work they’ve been doing to create them.
EY and Los Alamos National Laboratory make new cybersecurity tools available to the private sector
"We look forward to being an even more integral part of ABB and to contributing our know-how and premium solutions for efficient operator environments," said Pierre Schäring, CEO of CGM.
FieldComm Group released FDI Package IDE and Common Host Components Version 1.1, an update to its tool featuring enhancements and general bug fixes.
Schneider Electric reported July 20 that it's agreed to combine some industrial software assets with Aveva, and pay £550 million to become the majority shareholder of an enlarged Aveva Grou
Automation suppliers saw their revenues drop by more than 3% during the second quarter of 2015 (2Q15) due to falling oil prices and a strong dollar
The technique puts trainee at key decision points to prioritize actions, objectives, or information requirements.
ISA reports it's accepting applications for its 2016 educational scholarships, which will be awarded to college and university students demonstrating outstanding potential for long-range contributions in the fields of automation, instrumentation and control.
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