Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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Make your I/O smarter
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For years, and even decades, connecting field devices to process control systems has used essentially the same technology. Sure, there have been advances in fieldbus and even wireless networks, but for plain old wired devices, you connect a cable to a matching slot on an I/O (input/output) board at your controller.... Read More

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Cyber security advice from the field highlights
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In February, the SANS Institute held its ICS and SCADA Security Summit near Orlando, Fla. Control Engineering was able to spend some time with Michael Assante and Tim Conway, who were both on the... Read More

Do-it-yourself model-based control
Do-it-yourself model-based control

There can be situations where conventional regulatory control might not run a process optimally and your company management might want to try some variation of advanced process control (APC). While... Read More

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Compact industrial firewall appliance
Compact industrial firewall appliance

Icon Labs, a provider of embedded networking and security technology, has announced availability of its Floodgate Defender firewall appliance. This new device provides a critical layer of security... Read More

Endress+Hauser Process Training University
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In 2012, Endress+Hauser saw more than a 50% enrollment increase its Process Training University, and a greater increase is expected for 2013. Companies are sending new hires as well as experienced... Read More

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Enterprise batch records and enterprise manufacturing intelligence
Enterprise batch records and enterprise manufacturing intelligence

In past blog posts where I’ve talked about enterprise batch records, I’ve also mentioned the... Read More

Program development: How to simplify a complex system
Program development: How to simplify a complex system

"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert... Read More

Converting control systems: Take the time to improve control strategy
Converting control systems: Take the time to improve control strategy

One of the most frustrating expressions I see in scope documents is, “Convert the existing control... Read More

Operator training simulators can help meet plant-wide safety goals
Operator training simulators can help meet plant-wide safety goals

Operator training simulators (OTSs) can be a major asset to a large plant or refinery. However,... Read More

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