Top 5 Control Engineering articles, April 18-24: Flow management, subsea repairs, PLCs and wind turbines, more

Articles about flow management solutions, subsea repairs, PLCs and wind turbines, data analysis and the IIoT, and sour oil and gas were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from April 18-24. Miss something? You can catch up here.


The top 5 most read articles online, from Apr. 18-24 for Control Engineering covered flow management solutions, subsea repairs, PLCs and wind turbines, data analysis and the IIoT, and sour oil and gas. Link to each article below. 

1. Flow management solution: Match the flowmeter to the application

Magnetic, vortex, and differential pressure (dP) flowmeters are the leading technologies used to measure volumetric flow or flow velocity. Know when to use each.

2. Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs

Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy.

3. PLCs can improve wind turbine performance

Installing non-OEM programmable logic controllers (PLCs) on wind turbines improves performance and reduces maintenance costs with better sensor measurements and more logical decisions.

4. Data analysis: a key requirement for IIoT

Industrie 4.0 data analytics: A proliferation of data analysis solutions are designed to help industry benefit from the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), explained Suzanne Gill, editor-in-chief for Control Engineering Europe, from the 27th Honeywell User Group EMEA event in Madrid.

5. Researchers find cause of sour oil and gas

Researchers at Rice University discovered that using biocides to prevent hydrocarbons from souring is causing an unnecessary environmental burden and offer solutions to create a more effective approach.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, April 18-24, for articles published within the last two months.  

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

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