Top 5 Control Engineering articles, June 20-26: Natural gas flowmeters, Salary and Career Survey, partial stroke valve testing, more

Articles about natural gas flowmeters, the 2016 Salary and Career Survey, partial stroke valve testing, a conference focused on digital transformation, and vital tools for a "go bag" were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from June 20-26. Miss something? You can catch up here.


The top 5 most read articles online, from Jun. 20-26 for Control Engineering covered natural gas flowmeters, the 2016 Salary and Career Survey, partial stroke valve testing, a conference focused on digital transformation, and vital tools for a "go bag."

1. Selecting flowmeters for natural gas

Different parts of the natural gas delivery chain require different instruments, such as differential pressure (DP), ultrasonic, and Coriolis flowmeters.

2. Control Engineering Salary and Career Survey, 2016 

Control Engineering research shows nearly a 5% increase in salaries among respondents to an average of $94,747; analysis of salaries by years with employer shows upward salary pressure for engineering new hires. 

3. Partial stroke valve testing

Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of traditional partial stroke testing options helps when looking at how new technology enables advancement, explained Richard Harvey, in Control Engineering Europe.

4. Conference focused on digital transformation, IIoT

Industrial companies learning how to harness the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the digital trends in engineering are a major focus at the 41st annual Honeywell Users Group (HUG) in San Antonio, Tex.

5. Seven vital tools for a “go bag" in the field

For field projects, it’s good to bring a bag with tools that might come in handy for specific purposes or to prepare for any unforeseen challenges that sometimes come up.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, June 20-26, for articles published within the last two months.  

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

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