2005

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  • 10 principles for securing control systems

    KEMA Consultant Jay Abshier takes an unbiased and highly detailed look at where plant security really is, and what is being done to better protect our process automation systems and infrastructure. Print page Email page 10 principles for securing control systems KEMA Consultant Jay Abshier takes an unbiased and highly detailed look at where plant security really is, and what is being done to better protect our process automation systems and infrastructure.

    10/25/2005
  • 2005 Chemical Industry Salary Survey: Field of Greens

    Changing market conditions have prompted us to take a closer look at the chemical processing industry as it continues to evolve. The result is our first-ever salary survey, which has yielded some interesting insights into the workplace.

    Lisa Greenberg, managing editor
    04/12/2005
  • AMS benefits chemical plant from start to finish

    DuPont engineers chose Intelligent Device Manager software from Emerson Process Management to help manage all the data available from their instrumentation.

    Warren Way, E.I. DuPont deNemours Co.
    04/08/2005
  • An MES Reality Check

    Simple survey methodology may be used to determine real-dollar ROI for MES platforms.

    11/09/2005
  • Answering the need for Fieldbus

    This exclusive piece from the Fieldbus Foundation gives a general overview of Fieldbus technology and how it can help you in your plant.

    Joe Conklin, Fieldbus Foundation
    09/14/2005
  • Applying the pressure

    Air compressors are an integral part of any manufacturing process. Learn about the key elements that affect air-compressor performance.

    06/14/2005
  • Automated spray control pays dividends

    Just because nozzles are spraying doesn’t mean that they are spraying precisely, and precision spray performance can bring rewards in terms of throughput, quality and bottom-line profits.

    08/16/2005
  • Automation & IT: Making a HART connection

    This article is the first in a series of web-exclusive items designed to increase your knowledge about the HART Field Communications Protocol. Read here to find out the benefits of using HART Communication.

    Ed T. Ladd, Jr., HART Communication Foundation, Austin, Texas
    02/10/2005
  • Avoid confusion with air injection for fine powders

    Fine powders often need air injection to increase flow rates to an acceptable level. With entrained or injected air, powders flow like water, but when deaerated, the extremely low flow rate may be confused with a hang-up or arching condition.

    06/01/2005
  • Barriers to Industrial Energy Cost Control: The Competitor Within

    The Alliance to Save Energy conducts ongoing research of “the competitor within,” a.k.a. organizational barriers to energy efficiency. The barriers to energy management are rooted in the very complexity of modern organizations. Communications and incentives are the key to overcoming these barriers.

    Christopher Russell, Director, Industry Sector
    06/08/2005
  • Become a more efficient chemical plant employee

    Plant employees aren't all that different from plant equipment. Both need to be efficient without being over-worked. This article details the things you can do to be more effective at your job.

    Sandy Baker, P.E., Exceedance
    02/15/2005
  • Become a PSAT Qualified Pump Specialist

    The Hydraulic Institute and the U.S. Department of Energy have partnered to offer a two-day PSAT Qualification Workshop to be held September 7-8 in Dallas, Texas.

    07/18/2005
  • Boost maintenance staff efficiency

    Many plants strive to increase the efficiency of maintenance craftspeople, but find it hard to identify where to focus efforts and how to track progress.

    Timothy J. Finigan, Fluor
    10/25/2005
  • Build up agglomerate quality

    Several easy-to-use indices related to material flow properties can help to predict and improve an agglomeration process and product quality.

    Kristin O’Quest and Lee Dudley, Diamondback Technology, Inc.
    08/31/2005
  • Can you safely grandfather your SIS?

    Making a claim that an existing safety instrumented system satisfies a new ANSI standard should not be taken lightly. Before doing so, it is essential to assess several critical factors.

    Angela E. Summers, SIS-TECH Solutions, LP
    08/11/2005
  • Chemical industry and academia must move closer

    The 7th World Congress of Chemical Engineering is nearly upon us, and "industry people" need to have a larger presence at these types of meetings, says Editor in Chief Mark Rosenzweig.

    Mark Rosenzweig
    05/25/2005
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