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‘The majority of pundits agree wireless will be a critical part of IoT in whatever shape it evolves,’ says Ian Verhappen
Flow measurement techniques continue to grow and evolve, and wireless flow measurement technologies face tend to face one major challenge: power. Here, Ian Verhappen discusses how to meet the power challenge for wireless flow measurement.
Energy management and energy efficiency are key elements of the desired objective, and automation professionals can do their part by acting not only on the numerator (work required) but also on the denominator (energy supplied or inputs), says Ian Verhappen.
Ian Verhappen explores how the company is pushing IIoT ‘near the edge’
Can HART, version 6, turn your calibrator or field programmer into a primary asset management tool? CONTROLs Ian Verhappen takes a closer look at the latest and greatest in field calibration.
Ian Verhappen, Chair of the Foundation Fieldbus User Group and Vice President of Standards for ISA, offers his perspective and experience on whats happening in the world of industrial fieldbus.
CONTROLs Ian Verhappen, Chair of the Fieldbus Foundation User Group, looks at the latest battleground in the Fieldbus Wars. Is this Fieldbus Wars II or can FDT/DTM and EDDL work together?
Industrial Networking columnist, Ian Verhappen, addresses open process connectivity (OPC) and how you can use different flavors of it depending on the application and system requirements.
CONTROL contributing editor, Ian Verhappen, takes a look at why intrinsic safety is so popular in Europe and other areas outside the U.S., and why it has never really caught on yet here in North America.
Reader offers insights on Doppler flow measurement applied to slurries in response to Ian Verhappen's recent column on flow measurement in slurries.
The second edition of Foundation Fieldbus: A Pocket Guide by Ian Verhappen and Augusto Pereira has been published by ISA in a larger, easier to read format.
Ian Verhappen outlines he past 30 years of field network innovation and controversy, as has been diligently covered by CONTROL throughout that time.
Ian Verhappen continues his discussion on the importance of standards in the adoption of technology and the involvement of more automation professionals
Chinese committee introduces two new wireless standards designed specifically for process and factory automation.
As the number of intelligent devices able to communicate digitally continues to increase, which is a precursor and requirement of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), one of the challenges is managing all the resulting data. Converting data to information starts with the initial design, and ...
With the changes in processing and computing capability we’ve seen at the different levels of the enterprise, particularly Level 1, and the introduction of cloud-based systems, it is my understanding that ISA-95, as part of their regular review of the document, is revisiting the architecture ...
ISA-84, which is responsible for development of safety system standards, has taken the first step by developing Technical Report (TR) “ISA-TR84.00.08-2017, Guidance for Application of Wireless Sensor Technology to Non-SIS Independent Protection Layers,” which provides information on how to ...
We all have stories associated with power supplies and the consequences of not getting something right. That could be as simple as undersizing a power supply or forgetting to check the available capacity because we are “only adding one more loop,” or overheating because it was mounted either too ...
Many readers have at least one or more Arduino, Beagle Bone or Raspberry PI microcontrollers in your hobby shop, partly because of their low price point as compared to their capability—just the right platform for Internet of Things (IOT) devices running on open systems to maintain that same ...
Having the information to understand the current condition of your facilities and how the individual components work together to make your product is one step toward an effective asset management program.
With the increasing use of wired and wireless digital communications, technicians and field engineers are communicating with and performing maintenance on field devices from practically anywhere. Many practitioners mistakenly believe that because a digital transmitter is factory calibrated for a ...
Other than our industry’s traditional reluctance to adopt new technologies, what are some of the reasons and challenges faced by the mobile HMI?
Considering the apparent good fit for wireless in weighing applications, why are there not more wireless weighing systems? What may appear to be a “perfect fit” for a technology is not necessarily always so.
The line between IT and OT technologies continues to blur with the benefit of lower-cost, widely available technology being countered with the need to more effectively manage the boundaries between the systems. Fortunately, the developers of the Wi-Fi and 5G technologies have factored this into ...