C. Kenna Amos

contributing editor

Wireless Starts to Mesh

Nov. 1, 2008
Plants are taking a broader view of the role of the technology

Grasp Maintenance’s Bottom Line

Oct. 6, 2008
Effective predictive maintenance demands more than technology.

Biofeedstocks see real growth

Sept. 27, 2007
Economics as well as increasing corporate emphasis on sustainability and environmentally friendly products are spurring the use of biofeedstocks to make chemicals and fuels.

Wireless proponents take HART

Sept. 6, 2007
More chemical plants are expected to go wireless with the introduction of the new wireless protocol for HART devices.

Better water technology is on tap

July 24, 2007
The drought in many parts of the U.S. so far this summer points out the preciousness of water supplies. There’s greater demand for waste-minimization and recycle-and-reuse technologies...

pH measurement faces acid test

Dec. 5, 2006
Quest for more reliable readings prompts development of tougher and more-intelligent sensors. While pH control often plays a crucial role in processing, achieving reliable readings...

Process analysis gains greater online role

Sept. 11, 2006
Faster. Smaller. Smarter. Modular. All express the future of process analytics. And un-stoppable describes the ongoing migration of process analytical instruments to continuous...

Plants smarten up

June 13, 2006
Smart field devices can be a smart investment to better manage assets and thus boost competitiveness. These devices are increasingly being relied for analysis as well as data ...

Wireless wins wider role

March 14, 2006
Wireless is poised for a big breakthrough in plant operations because of its ease of use, safety and potential for energy savings.

Soft sensors win hard jobs

Jan. 4, 2006
Virtual instruments are gaining increasing roles — and capabilities — for closed-loop process control.