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Save energy in fluid systems
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, misapplications of control valves in pumping systems offer a significant opportunity to save energy. This article explains how the pump and control valve should be selected to save pumping energy and reduce lifecycle cost.
Essentials of safety instrumented systems
This Control Essentials Guide is one of our continuing series of interactive PDFs by the editors of Control. Essentials of Safety Instrumented Systems is designed to provide process industry professionals with an up-to-date, top-level understanding of the most important SIS issues. From fundamental concepts and terminology to the ongoing debate over integrated vs. standalone safety systems, get up to speed quickly on the key technology and marketplace drivers. Download now.
Podcast: Automation Market First Quarter 2015
Allen Avery at ARC Advisory Group, talks with Jim Montague, Control's executive editor, about ARC's latest Insight report about the automation market's performance in the first quarter of 2015, which ended with a half-percent drop in revenues. Listen and learn more.
Build your architectures with the new SCADA
A growing number of industrial organizations are choosing to build their architectures with a SCADA platform that is modular, web-launched and server-centric. Attend this webinar and learn how to log and visualize data on the same server and how to manage SCADA installation, configuration and backup for an entire facility. Learn more.
Alarm management and the IIoT
Traditionally the focus has been on getting data and alarms to the operators, but with IIoT and pervasive sensing solutions, plants now have a second layer of automation that brings data from "things" that are beyond the PID to people that are beyond the control room. Read more.
Batch and continuous control with at-line and offline analyzers tips
What if you could use at-line analyzers and even off-line analyzers for control of batch and continuous processes without the need to retune the PID despite long and variable cycle times? Here is a simple solution and some guidance on how to get the most out of this opportunity.
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