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Optimizing drum level measurement
Optimizing drum level measurement

How can steam drum level be controlled to maximize both stability and responsiveness? The best method is to feed forward (FF) the steam flow to the level PID loop and cascade the output of that loop to the setpoint of a boiler feedwater (BFW) and flow loop. Three element (3E) steam drum level control uses level and...Read More

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FDI specification publicly released
FDI specification publicly released

Control Engineering International: FDI Cooperation LLC announced public release of the Field Device Integration (FDI) specification, making it possible for automation suppliers to develop products... Read More

7 questions for industrial wireless security
7 questions for industrial wireless security

What is the No. 1 concern when it comes to wireless solutions in the industrial world? While the answer might be debatable, it always comes down to these two questions – is it reliable enough and can... Read More

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Submersible level transducer
Submersible level transducer

Siemens' Sitrans LH100 submersible level transducer is designed for use in hydrostatic level applications and features a ceramic sensor that and housing that is made of stainless steel 316L.Read More

Digital meter for PID measurement, control
Digital meter for PID measurement, control

Otek's NTM-9 is designed to measure and control a user's process while conserving energy and includes isolated Serial I/O, isolated O.C.T. or SPDT relays and isolated analog output with P or PID... Read More

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Ethernet hardware webcast questions and answers
Webcast presenter Kurt Forster, an industrial network expert with Autopro Automation Consultants Ltd., answered questions on Ethernet network design, Ethernet switches, Ethernet protocols, network troubleshooting, network security, and Power over Ethernet-related topics.
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Assembling a startup team for success
Assembling a startup team for success

Most traditional startup teams are comprised of process engineers, controls engineers,... Read More

Integrating third-party systems with a DCS
Integrating third-party systems with a DCS

Several considerations need to be made when interfacing a distributed control system (DCS) to a... Read More

Managing CIP connections
Managing CIP connections

Properly managing your control system CIP connections can help avoid confusion and other... Read More

Using programming standards to navigate your process
Using programming standards to navigate your process

A definite set of programming and HMI standards can alleviate the burden of navigating your... Read More

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Control Engineering surveyed members of its audience who were involved in information integration projects—both current and future. The 2014 Information Integration study asked key questions on integration between manufacturing floor levels, facility data access, and benefits and challenges to information integration. Learn more.