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  • Invensys' Webinar on Operator Training

    Aging workforce? Talent gap? Employee recruitment, retention, proficiency Management,...Every position in plant operations is more critical to profitability today than ever before and in the search for improved profitability, companies know that the game is won or lost each day on the front lines with highly skilled, experienced, operations teams. Inexperienced and undertrained operators are a liability, risking safety and profitability. The science of human performance management, education and industrial technology have converged to create a new solution that dramatically improves human performance and reduces "time to experience." Learn more and register now.

  • Q&A: Beyond the Process Variable

    Tom Moser, president of Emerson Process Management's Rosemount Measurement unit, believes that instrumentation is a big part of the answer to the process industries' challenges to improve productivity, safety, efficiency and asset utilization. Control's Keith Larson talked with Moser at the 2012 Emerson Global Users Exchange in Anaheim, Calif., about the ongoing evolution of instrumentation capabilities as well as the application revolution enabled by wireless technology.

  • Advanced Process Control Podcast

    In this podcast, Peter Reynolds, senior consultant at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about advanced process control, and how to make it simpler to implement and maintain.

    Control/ARC Advisory Group
  • Process Security 2012 Podcast

    In this podcast, Barry Young, principal analyst at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about process security, and how to draw the line on how much security is enough for which control systems and applications.

  • Control System Modernization by Continuous Evolution

    Although a relatively small portion of the overall investment in processing plants, automation systems can have a large impact on operational performance and return on investment throughout the lifecycle of the facility. This discussion will offer expert and end-user perspective that control systems may be systematically evolved to new technologies to ensure continual performance improvements. You will learn how modernization can be more sustainable, preserving physical and intellectual assets while delivering high value to the your organization. Live Q+A follows discussion.

    Honeywell Process Solutions
  • So You Think All Analytical Instrumentation Is the Same?

    In these 5-minute videos, learn why the award-winning Fluke 719 pressure calibrator and 789 ProcessMeter should be the only process analytical meters you choose in your factory. See the Fluke 719 and 789 in action.

  • Solving Heavy Oil Processing Issues with New Modeling Technology

    Refinery Optimization Webinar. Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Heavy feedstocks often present difficult operational challenges for refiners. To process heavy crudes safely and profitably, can require development of new equipment or major changes in operating conditions. However, innovative new methods that improve the accuracy of feedstock process models, enable refiners to adapt their process more easily and with reduced costs. Learn more about this innovative new technology.

  • From Crude Properties to Finished Products

    Control's Keith Larson was on hand for the Invensys SimSci-Esscor/IntelaTrac user group meeting October 15 in Houston and talked with Matthew Webster, CEO of Spiral Software, as well as Harpreet Gulati, director, simulation and optimization, Invensys Operations Management, on what Invensys' acquisition of Spiral means for the two companies' mutual clients in the petroleum refining industry. Watch the video.

  • Enhance Productivity Through Visual Management: Displaying KPIs and Messages on the Plant Floor

    Kaizen, lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, total quality management and continuous improvement; all of these terms refer, in some form or another, to the efforts of companies as they strive to become more competitive in a global economy. While various strategies are implemented in order to improve productivity, they all have two things in common: one, the collection of key performance indicators (KPIs); and two, the communication of those KPIs to the people who can most affect improvement, the production floor personnel.

    This moderated discussion webcast serves as an introduction to the concept of visual management and how it invokes the "Hawthorne Effect" to increase efficiency and reduce downtime. The various solutions for collecting and displaying KPIs and andon messages will also be discussed. We'll conclude with a real-world example of an installed solution, the effect it had on the customer's productivity, and questions and answers from our audience.

    Red Lion
  • Process Simulation Podcast

    In this podcast, Dick Slansky, Senior Analyst at ARC Advisory Group, discusses process simulation with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, and whether simulations for design, configuration, training, optimization and other tasks are coming together in a new way.

    Control/ARC Advisory Group
  • Podcast: Wireless Comes of Age

    In this podcast, Harry Forbes of ARC Advisory Group speaks with Nancy Bartels, Control's managing editor, about the state of wireless usage in process automation now, why some are still reluctant to use wireless, and the knotty question of the effect of "standards wars" on the adoption of wireless.

  • Staffing and Knowledge Management

    In this podcast, Dave Woll of ARC Advisory Group speaks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about how the market for process automation and control engineers and related professionals is staying red hot, despite the overall economic doldrums in the U.S. and worldwide.

  • Process Sustainability Podcast

    In this podcast, John Blanchard of ARC Advisory Group, speaks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about how "green" practices are multiplying in increasingly varied process applications and how listeners can adopt sustainable methods too.

    ARC Advisory Group & Control Magazine
  • How Integrated Calibration Solutions Make Calibration Easy

    The methods and practices of calibration have evolved as technology has improved over the past 30 years. However, many still use manual, time-consuming and costly calibration practices. Find out how calibration can be made an easy process through an integrated calibration solution.

  • Podcast: Networks and Wireless Standards

    Walt Boyes talks with Sean Harrigan, president and CEO of B&B Electronics, a manufacturer of industrial networking equipment, about networks and wireless standards.

    Control Global
  • Podcast: Process Safety and Security

    In this podcast, Peter Reynolds of ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about the increasingly close ties between process safety and cybersecurity, and how thinking about security as a safety and availability issue is helping engineers justify and implement it in their own organizations.

    ARC Advisory Group & Control Magazine
  • Webcast: Upgrading DCS with no BS

    Editor in Chief Walt Boyes moderated this discussion, while Peter Reynolds used data from ARC research (and his own experience) to explain the current state of DCS migration across industries. The webcast covered the five most common issues/errors encountered in migrations as well as needs common to project engineers, project managers, operations managers, process control superintendents and others involved in DCS Migration. You can also hear Paul Galeski address these issues using real world examples of how innovation leads to increased agility, profitability and productivity.

    Maverick Technologies
  • Podcast: The Mobile Automation Professional

    In this podcast, Dave Woll at ARC Advisory Group talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about the mobile automation professional, how increasingly simple and secure remote access is changing many process applications and which of these tools and methods might be most useful to listeners.

    Control/ARC Advisory Group
  • Podcast: The Control Room of the Future

    In this podcast, Peter Reynolds of ARC Advisory Group talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about the Control Room of the Future, and whether smart phones, tablets PCs, simulations and other hi-tech tools can help turn control rooms into futuristic collaboration centers, or if any other practices can help achieve that bright future.

    Control/ARC Advisory Group
  • Podcast: The RS-485 Standard

    Control's Walt Boyes talks with Advantech's I/O Communications guru Mark Lochhaas about the RS-485 standard and its relevance to today's automation professionals.

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