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  • 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
  • Valves Evolve

    Advances in valve-control materials, design and construction improve performance, reduce costs and simplify maintenance.

    By Sheila Kennedy, Contributing Editor, Plant Services
    12/21/2008
  • Ensure Good Coverage

    Follow these strategies for maintaining coatings of exposed equipment.

    By Thomas W. Burker
    12/21/2008
  • Consider Dividing Wall Columns

    These distillation units often can provide both capital and energy savings.

    John G. Pendergast, David Vickery, Patrick Au-Yeung and Joe Anderson, The Dow Chemical Company
    12/19/2008
  • Carving Up Security

    Many process control engineers and IT technicians are still learning to communicate with each other, but some are sitting down to define roles and divvy up security responsibilities to give their applications and organizations some much-needed peace of mind.

    Jim Montague, Executive Editor, Control Global
    12/09/2008
  • The Evolution of the Process Control Engineer

    We’ve come a long way from the days when refinery operators used flaming arrows to relight their flare systems, but even bigger changes may be ahead.

    Ian Nimmo, Control Global
    12/09/2008
  • Give an Enduring Gift

    Donating time and technical expertise can transform the lives of people in the developing world.

    Mark Rosenzweig, Editor in Chief
    12/03/2008
  • We Want To Know

    How would you characterize your site's outreach efforts to your local community?

    12/01/2008
  • Air System Enhancements

    Contributing Editor Sheila Kennedy explains how to optimize compressed air quality, moisture, energy and priorities.

    Sheila Kennedy, contributing editor, Plant Services
    11/26/2008
  • Lean on Reliability

    Reliability excellence is the foundation of Lean manufacturing.

    Darrin Wikoff, CMRP
    11/26/2008
  • Self-Regulating Reactors Promise Pluses

    Research program aims to develop nanostructures that respond to varying conditions within a reactor by changing their size, shape or structure.

    11/07/2008
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