The Evolution of the Process Control Engineer

Dec. 9, 2008
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.
Of all the changes in the process control industry, none may be more dramatic than the changing role of the “operator.” His (or her) job has changed numerous times in response to technological advances, but we may be looking at the greatest change since the industrial revolution – the separation of field and control from operations.