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  • Consider Cascade Control

    Such configurations sometimes offer benefits for tubular exchangers.

    Cecil L. Smith, Cecil L. Smith, Inc.
    02/01/2009
  • Look Beyond Orifice Plates

    Consider other types of elements for differential pressure measurement.

    By Greg Livelli and Steve Pagano, ABB Instrumentation
    12/29/2008
  • Call It Convergence: Software strategists raise emphasis on integration

    Allowing information to flow freely among applications and between offices and plant floors isn’t a new concept, but it appears to be reaching a new level of reality, especially for maintenance and asset-management purposes.

    By Paul Studbaker, CMRP, editor in chief, Plant Services
    12/21/2008
  • Wireless Starts to Mesh

    Plants are taking a broader view of the role of the technology

    C. Kenna Amos, contributing editor
    11/01/2008
  • Smarter PdM

    Smart instruments extend predictive maintenance beyond the controls.

    Greg Martin
    10/29/2008
  • Keep operations safe

    A four-phase risk reduction strategy can play a crucial role

    Angela E. Summers and William H. Hearn, SIS-TECH Solutions
    07/16/2008
  • Polystyrene Plant Gains Extra Output and More

    Automation upgrade also extends asset life and boosts reliability

    Adolfo Suiffet and Alberto Gorbaran, Petrobras Zarate, and Mario Blanco, Emerson Process Management Argentina
    07/14/2008
  • Improve your job security

    Professional development courses can give you an edge

    Cecil L. Smith, Cecil L. Smith, Inc.
    06/01/2008
  • We Want to Know

    How has the use of online analytical devices at your site changed in the last two years?

    05/05/2008
  • Paving the Way for Bus Technology

    CONTROL's contributing editor John Rezabek says he has had great success on projects, especially upgrades and retrofits, where he was able to get an experienced board person and/or front-line supervisor assigned to the job.

    02/25/2008
  • Build reliability in during design

    Instrumentation that promises to improve reliability may not always be what they seem. You have to consider whether a site can properly maintain sophisticated instruments.

    Dirk Willard
    12/19/2007
  • Improve control loop performance

    Specification of control valves doesn’t adequately emphasize the very basic requirement that valve position respond in a timely manner or even at all — leading to process variability.

    Gregory K. McMillan, Emerson Process Management
    10/18/2007
  • Monthly Preview: December 2007

    Here's a look at what will soon be featured on ChemicalProcessing.com. Be sure to check back for the latest articles, news and columns before you see it in print.

    10/02/2007
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