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Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 26 to December 2

Articles about the Engineers' Choice finalists, IoT implementation challenges and solutions, analyzing data quality, IIoT capabilities for process plants, and AR and VR were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 26 to December 2, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.
By Chris Vavra December 3, 2018
Figure 1. The network architecture supports groups of field instruments and actuators using mesh communication to support reliable data transfer. Each device acts as a data originator and potential relay point. Courtesy: Emerson Automation Solutions

The top 5 most read articles online, from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2 for Control Engineering covered the Engineers’ Choice finalists, IoT implementation challenges and solutions, analyzing data quality, IIoT capabilities for process plants, and AR and VR. Links to each article below.

1. Vote now for 2019 Engineers’ Choice Finalists

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Review finalists and vote by using CFE Media’s New Products for Engineers platform.

2. Six IoT implementation challenges and solutions

The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining acceptance, but some companies remain hesitant to implement it. Six common concerns are highlighted, along with ways teams can address any concerns from management.

3. Analyze data quality for process control systems

Data obtained from process analyzers need to be trusted and verified to help the user make an informed decision. Considerations include communications reliability, analyzer status, and logic platform.

4. Bring IIoT capabilities to refineries and process plants

The first step to bringing fieldbus networking and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) into process manufacturing plants and refineries may be changing device-level networking practices.

5. How AR and VR are transforming training in manufacturing

Augmented reality (VR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies are improving training programs in plant facilities and bridging the skills gap with more efficient training for the incoming workforce – training new workers at 30 to 40% more efficiently and reducing assembly time.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, for articles published within the last two months.

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


Chris Vavra
Author Bio: Production Editor, Control Engineering, CFE Media