June 2019 Issue
Information technology (IT) experts' know-how is becoming more crucial to users in process control/automation and other operations technology (OT) disciplines as industries are increasingly overrun by the Internet and its Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial IoT (IIoT). Buzzwords aside, as soon as software, microprocessors and wired/wireless Ethernet touched the plant floor, it
was inevitable the Internet would support and take over from fieldbuses and their protocols—just as they previously supported and took over from hardwiring. The only question now is how make it simple, effective and secure in process applications, as well as the HMI/SCADA, MES, ERP, cloud-computing and other functions that serve them.
Also in this issue are feature articles about cybersecurity and field networks, as well as the latest valve products.
Find all this and more in the June 2019 issue of Control.
Control's monthly guide brings you invaluable industry information to stay up to date on the latest trends and developments.
What may appear to be a “perfect fit” for a technology is not necessarily always so.
Reader requests back issues of Control magazine
Why there will be two Volume 2s in the Instrument Engineers' Handbook
The only question now is how make IIoT simple, effective and secure in process applications
IIoT definitions at your fingertips
IIoT requires users to shift their personal perspectives
Five key documents add up to an excellent Functional Requirements Specification
For now, until even more advances in control valves and accessories show up
Detecting hatches that are open or not fully closed reduces losses, cuts emissions and eases compliance.
Just because you’re a grown-up doesn’t mean you’re complete
Many of us also need to be more respectful of our own precious time.
Basic to advanced cyber threat detection and prevention is easier if everyone's onboard.
Jason Nations of OGE Energy Corp. detailed his cybersecurity to-do list during his presentation at ARC Industry Forum 2019.
Allan Evora, president and executive manager at system integrator Affinity Energy, provides insights.
Control systems can improve speed, reliability and safety of rarely performed procedures.
The motivations for destructive hacks are varied, and it’s worth thinking about how to prepare yourself against the common ones.
Research projects worldwide flowmeter market to reach $8.8 billion by 2023
Company to establish a software center of excellence and strengthen its software portfolio and technology
Tasi continuing to grow its flow segment business
Hoffer is the eighth MCAA member to join its hall of fame
Project modernizes PLC-based controls at power and water plants and remote sites operated by the utilities department of the City of Fremont, Neb.
New Innovative Service award honors long-time community member Tom Bruhn