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  • Streamline Your Sampling System

    Selecting the right stream selection assembly can improve performance.

    John Wawrowski, Doug Nordstrom and Joel Feldman, Swagelok Co.
  • Technology Targets Towers

    Innovations promise improved distillation column performance.

    Seán Ottewell, editor at large
  • Take Control Down a Level

    Sometimes you can design out the need for instrumentation.

    Andrew Sloley, contributing editor
  • Consider Cascade Control

    Such configurations sometimes offer benefits for tubular exchangers.

    Cecil L. Smith, Cecil L. Smith, Inc.
  • Look Beyond Orifice Plates

    Consider other types of elements for differential pressure measurement.

    By Greg Livelli and Steve Pagano, ABB Instrumentation
  • Full Vacuum Rating Isn't an Empty Benefit

    It often can provide important but underappreciated advantages for vessels

    Andrew Sloley, contributing editor; Sean Shepherd, principal engineer, Sasol North America
  • Keep operations safe

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

    Angela E. Summers and William H. Hearn, SIS-TECH Solutions
  • Improve your job security

    Professional development courses can give you an edge

    Cecil L. Smith, Cecil L. Smith, Inc.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Monthly Preview: December 2007

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

  • Diagnostics dig deeper

    Today’s plants come ready equipped with their own team of doctors in the shape of the many diagnostic and monitoring systems incorporated into instrumentation and other process equipment. And, like any good doctor, today’s plant diagnostics can look beyond the symptoms of poorly performing instruments and provide insights into the health of the process itself.

    Mike Spear, editor at large
  • Biomass fuel production gets sweeter

    Improved instrumentation and control strategies allow biofuel producers to reap the benefits of new processing techniques and advanced control strategies.

    David W. Spitzer, CONTROL Contributor
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