Top 5 Control Engineering articles June 3-9
The top 5 most read articles online, from June 3-9 for Control Engineering covered the Career and Salary Survey, CNC digitalization, alarm management and process safety, process instrumentation education, and asset performance in refineries. Links to each article below.
Engineers are getting paid more, although fewer expect to get increases in 2019; top factors for determining job satisfaction are feeling of accomplishment, technical challenge, and financial compensation.
Cover Story: VDW, the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association, said the first concrete OPC UA companion specification based on a realistic set of parameters will be presented at EMO Hannover 2019 in September. The interface allows data exchange from and among machines with different control systems. See more answers in “Flexibility in a marketable standard.”
Making the connection between alarm management and process safety management can ensure a safe and productive process.
In-person training for process instrumentation and control (PIC) provides valuable training on-site for engineers, but online education can save time and money for everyone involved while giving engineers a base of knowledge they can build from.
Advanced analytics use machine learning to simplify user experience, generate process data insights.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, June 3-9, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, firstname.lastname@example.org.