Top 5 Control Engineering articles September 23-29
The top 5 most read articles online, from September 23-29 for Control Engineering covered control system design, HMI and SCADA web browsers, SCCR safety, water/wastewater applications, and process control and instrumentation productivity. Links to each article below.
Project execution using a process control system highly integrated virtual environment melds software and networking to uncouple control applications from physical equipment, and controllers from physical I/O. This reduces capital cost by shifting from customization to standardization and eliminating some non-value-added work.
New capabilities in mobile-responsive design make human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) applications more valuable on the plant floor.
How to determine short-circuit current rating (SCCR) and avoid misapplications. When the industrial control panel or industrial machinery does not have an adequate SCCR for the available short-circuit (fault) current an electrical hazard exists.
The water and wastewater industry is improving digitalization and automation with smarter sensors designed to make operations safer.
Process control productivity requires education for optimal technology specification, integration and use. Industrial suppliers are among those doing the educating.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, Sept. 23-29, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, email@example.com.