September 2019 Issue
Future professionals are still desperately needed to replace their rapidly retiring counterparts. However, the well-known brain drain is being compounded by technical changes like the Industrial Internet of things, Industry 4.0 and other forms of digitalization, which are evolving and taking over so fast that no one has enough experienced personnel or rookies with the skills to keep up and apply them in their regular operations.
Consequently, where continuing education used to be a nice enrichment option for some process industry staffers, it's quickly becoming an imperative for all technical professionals. Everyone and every organization needs to identify their increasingly widening skills gaps, and learn how to fill them.
Also in this issue are feature articles about control systems and PC-based control, as well as the latest power supply and distribution products.
Find all of this and more in the September 2019 issue of Control.
Instant gratification from Amazon and e-commerce may stress suppliers and distributors, but it's also fueling a renewed hunger for their expertise.
CEOs have noticed their sad standing in society, the stressed world they draw on for materials and markets, and the disdain of the young talent they rely on for future profits.
Analysts must beware the strategies designers used to accommodate the limits of legacy systems.
Many open-source technologies show potential to satisfy industrial requirements.
Physics and first principles lead to conclusions that point to a solution.
Reader offers insights on Doppler flow measurement applied to slurries
A ControlGlobal.com series tackling the topic of workforce development in the process automation and control industries
Workforce Week: Day 1
Workforce Week: Day 2
Workforce Week: Day 3
Workforce Week: Day 4
Workforce Week: Day 5
Forget waiting for next-generation engineers. Digitalization, IIoT and other technologies are changing so fast that current process industry personnel must get retrained now.
Control's monthly guide brings you invaluable industry information to stay up to date on the latest trends and developments.
Proper maintenance and calibration ensure precise, accurate DCO2 analyses.
PC-based control and EtherCAT improve the chemical utilization efficiency of nearly any water treatment operation
If you never turn off the firehose, you can't figure out what to do with the water
To deliver electricity and added capabilities, many suppliers are scaling down to reduce footprints and fit in confined spaces.
Will a fail-closed valve open when the downstream pressure exceeds the upstream pressure?
2019 will be the first year that fieldbuses decrease.
Dr. Dennis Ong and Dr. John Thomas to speak at 2019 conference
A comprehensive range of applications from Honeywell will boost the speed, safety and reliability of field workers
Company will install more than 90 CVL linear electric actuators and 184 ExMax quarter-turn electric actuators on U.S. fuel cell manufacturer Doosan Fuel Cell’s project at Hanhwa Total Co. Ltd. plant in Daesan, South Korea
Combined company is privately held, and will operate under the Hawk brand
Technical report, ISA-TR101.02-2019, addresses specification, design, implementation details, and management of an HMI focused on usability and performance