Top 5 Control Engineering articles September 26 to October 2: Small-scale automation projects, SIF validation, motor efficiency standards, more

Articles about small-scale automation projects, SIF validation procedures, motor efficiency standards, wireless remote monitoring advances, and measuring humidity fundamentals were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 26 to October 2. Miss something? You can catch up here.


The top 5 most read articles online, from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2 for Control Engineering, small-scale automation projects, SIF validation procedures, motor efficiency standards, wireless remote monitoring advances, and measuring humidity fundamentals. Link to each article below. 

1. Small-scale automation projects

How to get past time, money, and resource issues when executing small projects and specifying automation equipment and components.

2. Creating SIF validation procedures

Implementing safety system validation as part of the safety lifecycle is defined by IEC 61511 and ANSI/ISA-S84.01. Here’s how it’s done.

3. New regulations will improve energy efficiency beyond existing motor efficiency standards 

While motor efficiency regulations may make the news, many other energy conservation standards are involved in similar rulemaking processes. These new and updated regulations will have a strong affect on the automation industry, particularly for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end users. 

4. Advances in wireless remote monitoring

Wireless monitoring is helping users solve problems by integrating new and existing technologies across a common infrastructure to get data into the hands of those who need it—securely.

5. Fundamentals of measuring humidity

Measuring and controlling water vapor in industrial systems is critical. Temperature and pressure affect the physical behavior of materials and systems, while water vapor can also affect their chemistry.

The list was developed using CFE Media's web analytics for stories viewed on, September 26 to October 2, for articles published within the last two months.  

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media,

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