Control Engineering hot topics, November 2019
Hot topics in Control Engineering, for November 2019, included the Engineers’ Choice finalists, control system migration, information and the cloud, profit-driven operations, the future of industrial automation, and more. These are based on the top 10 most read articles online in Control Engineering November. Links to each article below.
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Inside Process: Aging process control systems (PCSs) create nine major problems. There are three good reasons to migrate distributed control systems before obsolescence.
Modern instrumentation delivers data, but too often it serves no purpose.
Maximizing process plant profits requires close integration across all levels of an organization.
Industrial automation is on the threshold of a new revolution, moving through rapid technology changes, adoption of new systems and networking architectures and looking toward interoperability of devices and systems.
Vocabulary and concepts for the age of analytics.
Control programming tutorial: Learn about tag templates, common factory automation tag abbreviations, process control tag abbreviations, and five tag and address naming tips.
Think Again: If you’re stalled with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) implementations or haven’t begun, consider these eight expert tips.
How to determine short-circuit current rating (SCCR) and avoid misapplications. When the industrial control panel or industrial machinery does not have an adequate SCCR for the available short-circuit (fault) current, an electrical hazard exists.
Learn how Industry 4.0 incorporates the data and analytics from smart instruments to add tremendous value to an organization.
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