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Top 5 Control Engineering articles January 28 to February 3

Articles about process closure benefits, the System Integration Giants, the future of IIoT software, MQTT's role as an IoT message transport, and primary and secondary flow measurement were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from January 28 to February 3. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra February 4, 2019
A process closure is easily misunderstood, but it can provide a process manufacturer many potential benefits such as increased profits and safer workers. Courtesy: CRB

The top 5 most read articles online, from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3 for Control Engineering covered process closure benefits, the System Integration Giants, the future of IIoT software, MQTT’s role as an IoT message transport, and primary and secondary flow measurement. Links to each article below.

1. Four process closure benefits for a company

A process closure is easily misunderstood, but it can provide a process manufacturer many potential benefits such as increased profits and safer workers.

2. System Integrator Giants 2019

Three new companies joined the 2019 System Integrator Giants list in a year when most of the world’s top 100 integration companies saw overall business growth.

3. The future of IIoT software in manufacturing

A guide to understanding and using data distribution service (DDS), time-sensitive networking (TSN), and OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) for advanced manufacturing applications.

4. MQTT’s role as an IoT message transport

Messaging queuing telemetry transport’s (MQTT) role as an Internet of Things (IoT) message transport derives from its simple design, when it began as an industrial communicator for a pipeline supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.

5. Verifying primary and secondary flow measurement performance

This article discusses a novel method to analyze the performance of the primary and secondary flow measurements by separating repeatability and accuracy (bias shift) without having to assume the PM is always accurate and repeatable and identifies whether the issue is with the PM or with the SM.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Jan. 28 to Feb. 3, 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.