Sensors, Actuators

Top 5 Control Engineering articles August 19-25

Articles about smart control valves, orifice meters, managing automation projects, managing an engineer career, and preventing burner fuel delivery accidents were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 19-25. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra August 26, 2019
Figure 1: Using this handheld loop valve tester, it takes an average of only five minutes for a technician to assess the performance of a proportional smart valve. Courtesy: Fluke Corp.

The top 5 most read articles online, from August 19-25 for Control Engineering covered smart control valves, orifice meters, managing automation projects, managing an engineer career, and preventing burner fuel delivery accidents. Links to each article below.

1. Test smart process control valves in minutes

An automated loop calibration tool can screen valves and identify which ones require more testing and should be pulled.

2. Five reasons orifice meters lead the way

Modern flowmeters are a network node too.

3. Five strategies to effectively manage and execute automation projects

Automation projects come with many challenges that seem daunting because of their complexity. Learn about six common automation project management challenges and learn about five tips to overcome them including planning ahead and leveraging available technology on the plant floor.

4. Choosing and managing an engineering career: 7 things to know

A well-managed engineering career means a lifetime career outside the rut. Apply these seven tips to manage a successful engineering career.

5. Prevent burner fuel delivery accidents

Valve safety trains require regular inspections, maintenance and training.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, August 19-25, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, cvavra@cfemedia.com.


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Chris Vavra has been production editor for Control Engineering since 2014 and has worked for the magazine since 2011. He edits articles on all automation topics and has written on topics including robotics, power generation, IIoT, AI/machine learning, and more. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature degree from North Central College and is also a self-published crime/mystery novelist on Amazon.