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  • Combination Buoys Biofuels

    A fungus that normally lives on fallen trees possesses a wealth of enzymes for converting cellulosic matter to sugars

    07/19/2010
  • Membership Has Its Privileges

    Joining our online community will grant you access to exclusive features

    Traci Purdum, senior digital editor
    05/22/2009
  • Control System Migration

    Reduce Costs and Risk by Following These Control System Migration Best Practices

    Nigel James
    02/11/2009
  • Extend the Value of ERP

    Integration with manufacturing operations promises substantial benefits.

    Fred Reever, CISUG, and Frank Kochendoerfer, SAP
    01/22/2009
  • Wireless Starts to Mesh

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

    C. Kenna Amos, contributing editor
    11/01/2008
  • Pursue the perfect plant

    Look into creating the “perfect plant” by integrating product and operational management into your environment. This provides the ability to respond faster and minimize impact to the business and bottom line, driving increased yields, asset utilization and order fulfillment.

    John Harrison, SAP Canada
    11/14/2007
  • Choose the right fluid for your pressure test

    Compressed gas often makes the most sense for checking a process, according to Senior Editor Dirk Willard, in this month's Field Notes column.

    Dirk Willard, senior editor
    04/12/2007
  • Plant to enterprise – Putting the pieces together

    While improved technology has narrowed the gap, the pressure now is on to complete the plant-floor-to-top-floor link. But the path is a twisty one dogged by complex technical and cultural issues.

    Nancy Bartels, Managing Editor
    03/30/2007
  • Come together

    Integration of plant-floor, building, physical security, and enterprise network means more changes for unathorized access and more need for intelligent security, cooperation, and training.

    Jim Montague, Executive Editor
    03/30/2007
  • Equipment & Services: February

    Chemical Processing's Equipment & Services feature provides a variety of production equipment, supplier services and parts.

    02/19/2007
  • Five steps to manage Title V compliance

    Process analytics migrate to online useIf you're responsible for managing Title V at your facility, or you are in the process of securing your Title V permit, you know that the Title V operating program requires that facilities demonstrate, in one document, their compliance. A company needs more than technology to succeed at compliance.

    Greg Gasperecz, Enviance
    09/11/2006
  • Control your maintenance

    Automation systems have now reached such a high degree of reliability that many personnel at plants now take them for granted. Learn to use digital communication with your asset management tools to achieve predictive maintenance and substantial savings.

    Ian Verhappen, MTL Instruments Group
    07/12/2006
  • Effective Shift Handover Is No Accident

    A successful handover between shifts heavily depends on the organizational skills of management and the effective use of the communication tools available. Learn what these tools are and get the most out of your operators.

    Ian Nimmo, User Centered Design Services, LLC
    06/28/2006
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