Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 20-26: Process valve safety, Engineers’ Choice finalists, wireless control, more

Articles about process valve safety, the Engineers' Choice finalists, wireless control, sensors and IIoT device implementation, and process control building blocks were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 20-26. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra November 27, 2017

The top 5 most read articles online, from Nov. 20-26 for Control Engineering, covered process valve safety, the Engineers’ Choice finalists, wireless control, sensors and IIoT device implementation, and process control building blocks. Links to each article below.

1. Using a PHA for process valve safety

A detailed process hazard analysis (PHA) has to examine the human factors involved and identify, evaluate, and control potential hazards to prevent future process valve incidents from occurring.

2. Vote now for 2018 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote using CFE Media’s New Products for Engineers platform at www.controleng.com/NP4E.

3. What’s needed for wireless control?

Think Again: Wireless control in six easy steps: Technologies can enable wireless control and mobility applications. What are you waiting for?

4. Sensors and IIoT device implementation

Sensors and networks are important to Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) implementations, according to experts at the Sensors Midwest conference. See how to turn sensor data into actions in four steps.

5. Customers need process control building blocks and standardization

Despite the demand for standardized communication protocols among manufacturers, both the manufacturers and end users face challenges when it comes to agreeing on a path.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, November 20-26, for articles published within the last two months.

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