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Use RFID to improve your automation systems

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Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert, PE, addresses RFID technology and explains how RFID systems are being lnked to process automation systems to deliver process improvements.

Who should do your next project?

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Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, takes a look at ways you can make an automation contractor selection based on project size, scope, and support requirements in this installment of Technically Speaking.

Technically speaking: Will standards mesh?

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Reliability, scalability and mobility are the trump cards of wireless mesh networks and should result in triumph over other wireless topologies, according to Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert, PE.

Web mash-ups: 1+1=3

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CONTROL Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, takes an in-depth look at a new web technology that will affect how you'll use the Internet, and how this latest trend could be applied to automation.

Optimation opts for dual protection in hazardous areas

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Optimation, a systems integrator in Rochester, talks to Senior Technical editor Dan Hebert about how they combined explosion-proof and intrinsic safety methods to allow an acid recovery skid to meet the Class I, Div. 1 requirements.

Process controllers don't do windows

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Automation Engineering: Embedded operating systems dominate the process control market, but this soon could change according to Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert in his monthly Technically Speaking column for CONTROL.

An alarming situation

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Process automation & alarm management: Alarm systems of one type or another always have been part of industrial machine, robot, and skid control systems, but CONTROL Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert, PE, notes that there's more to alarm technology than meets the eye ... or ear for that matter.

Industrial PCs are all grown up

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Senior Technical Editor Dan Hebert, PE, notes that industrial PCs have matured from similar-looking, pre-packaged desktop PCs to products specifically designed for particular process automation applications.

Who should do your next project? Part 2

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In part two of this two-part series, Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, takes a look at how your company’s own internal capabilities and characteristics can affect automation contractor selection.

Welcome to the Bus Wars, Part Tres

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You may not be aware, but a new bus war is being waged in your plant — the battle of the motion networks. Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, provides analysis and commentary on the newest battle over fieldbus.

Bus War III: Process meets motion

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If you work in a process plant, you likely have a few motion applications. In this article, Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, provides a general overview of the various motion networks competing today.

User-friendly advanced control

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Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, looks at the latest advances in simulation and modeling technologies for improved loop control, including new software packages and embedded APC systems.

Getting employee training right

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In our April cover story, Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, talks about the state of the art in training for the automation profession and how it is evolving to fit the needs of process control end users.

Why calibration measurement software?

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Field calibration is faster and more accurate with digital calibrators and a CMS, but there’s a catch. Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, reports on the state of the art in calibration systems for the operator.

Do you need a single-source middleware solution?

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Process Automation: As integrated middleware solutions vie with best-of-breed products, Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert wonders if there will ever be a true integrated solution that covers the entire middleware space?

Into the mesh

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Process Automation: Senior Tech Editor Dan Hebert, PE, identifies the leading candidates for best system architecture supremacy in the wireless arena and believes software algorithms will be key for high bandwidth mesh networks.

Predicting Equipment Failures in the Process Plant

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Now You Have Option of Using Your Existing Process Historian as the Front End for a Vibration Monitoring System

Integration

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Read Dan Hebert's Article "Integration Operations to Enterprise" and other online resources on Software Management and Integration Systems

Process Automation Jobs: Help Wanted

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The Economic Doldrums May or May Not Be Over, but the Job Market in Process Control Is Booming. Is It Time for You to Jump Ship?

Clearing the Integration Hurdles

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Control System/ERP Integration Is More Profitable and Technically Easier Than Ever, but Non-Technical Challenges Remain

Is There a PC in Your Control Systems Future?

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There's No Longer Any Technical Reason Why a PLC or a DCS Should Be More Reliable Than an Industrial PC

PACs for Communications and Data Handling, Podcast

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Listen to Dan Herbert's January 2008 Column, "PACs for Communications and Data Handling"

Basic Training -- Cybersecurity Style

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Cybersecurity Is a Must-Have Skill in Your Process Automation Toolbox.

Think outside the box when PID tuning just isn't enough

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What do you do when no amount of tuning will bring the intended process value consistently back in line with its desired setpoint?

Lithium ion batteries come to UPS

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The next COTS technology waiting to take hold in process automation is lithium-ion batteries.

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