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  • Wireless Starts to Mesh

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

    C. Kenna Amos, contributing editor
  • Upstairs, Downstairs

    Data Going Up, Data Going Down? Engineers and IT Shake Hands in the Middle as OPC Gives Way to XML, Web Services

    Bob Sperber
  • Upstream

    What We Think We Know About Upstream Straight Run

    Richard A. Furness and David W. Spitzer
  • A New Look for New Products

    Chemical Processing unveils its new look for new products through a resource center that covers hundreds of chemical industry must-haves.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Service Plant Soon?

    EAM is different from industry to industry. Just what is enterprise asset management?

  • 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
  • 10 Tips for Success

    Paying attention to the following points can ease implementing and improving critical plant procedures:

    Patrick Kelly, Honeywell Process Solutions
  • Help Your Operators

    Automating procedures within control systems can serve to make your operators more effective and more consistent. With studies showing more than 40% of all plant incidents stemming from some form of human error, it makes sense to give automation a larger role in day-to-day operations.

    Patrick Kelly, Honeywell Process Solutions
  • Politics, Appearances and Thinking Green

    The push to “green” energy is good for automation vendors everywhere, but U.S. government rhetoric may put companies on this side of the Atlantic at a competitive disadvantage.

  • Uncertain safety

    Users seeking appropriate process safety systems aren’t getting enough help from unspecific standards and ideal-world certifications. Here’s how to gain useful safety capabilities in a buyer-beware world.

  • The evolution of plant automation

    Understanding the purpose of control and safety systems helps users ensure each is appropriately optimized. The duties of the SIS are to protect the people, environment and assets against unsafe conditions.

    Angela Summers, PhD, PE, founder of SIS-TECH Solutions
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