Bragging Rights - Instrumentation Tutorial Competition

Enjoy fame and admiration of your colleagues as a Control Engineering author!

If you can explain the application or workings of a process field instrument, write down your thoughts and enter it in our Bragging Rights - Instrumentation Tutorial Competition.

Do you find yourself explaining the finer points of Coriolis flowmeter installation or pressure sensor impulse line configuration to your colleagues? Maybe you wish you could find more useful nuts-and-bolts articles in Control Engineering magazine and online. Here’s your chance to become a published author and gain the bragging rights that go with it.

We’re looking for short articles related to process field instrumentation selection, installation, use, maintenance, and so on. This means flowmeters, pressure sensors, level sensors, temperature devices, and so on. The range of possible topics is very broad, but should not get into discussion of one specific product or devices from a particular manufacturer. Any advice given should apply generically as much as possible.

    Topic: Process field instrumentation
    Issue: July 2013, Control Engineering
    Length: 500 to 1,500 words + graphics/diagrams
    File requirements: Article = .doc/.docx; Graphics = .jpg/.tif/.png, 300 dpi, 3 x 5 in.
    Due: Friday, May 31, 2013

The best article(s) will appear in the print publication and/or online. For those selected, the CE team will acknowledge that the article(s) came through this competition and will include a slightly longer biography about the author (YOU!).

Submission process

When you are ready to submit your article and graphics, visit to enter your contact information and upload your materials. Any submissions will be accepted under our usual Contributor Guidelines, which means we can edit as necessary and publish the material when and how we feel is appropriate. If the CE team accepts your article for consideration you will be contacted and asked to complete the Author Agreement. We will assume that you have all the necessary clearance from your company for publication. Your submission should be original and you should not have offered it to any other publication previously. That doesn’t mean you have to be the first person ever to address a given topic, but it does mean you shouldn’t copy it from Wikipedia or a vendor’s website.


If you have any questions or if you would like to pitch your idea before you start writing, please contact Amanda McLeman, Project Manager, at or 630-571-4070 ext. 2209.


Process field instrumentation doesn't appeal to you?

No worries! Check out the Control Engineering 2013 Editorial Calendar at for other upcoming topics to be covered in print and online.

And, we'll announce the next Bragging Rights topic in early June!

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