Process Manufacturing
The system upgrade now allows for automated reports tied to a SCADA system. Courtesy: Schneider Electric
Process Manufacturing December 17, 2018

Clean water more than a pipe dream

California SI project delivers an efficient control system to provide clean and safe water for its customers.

By Annette Burak
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
Process Manufacturing December 17, 2018

Top 5 Control Engineering articles December 10-16

Articles about the 2019 System Integrator Giants, the System Integrator winners, AR and VR, and bringing IIoT to process plants were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from December 10-16, 2018. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Data Acquisition
Data Acquisition November 11, 2018

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.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Simulators, Optimizers
Courtesy: Honeywell
Simulators, Optimizers November 27, 2018

Leveraging process simulation throughout the plant lifecycle

Using simulation for plant design, process automation system validation, and operator training will help optimize plant operations.

By Scott Michel
Diagnostics, Asset Management
Chobani empowers its employees with as much data as possible. Courtesy: Inductive Automation
Diagnostics, Asset Management December 12, 2018

Yogurt plant improves active culture, technology

System integrator helps Chobani streamline operations to provide more flexibility and efficiency.

By Jim Meyers
Process Safety
Process Safety December 17, 2018

ABB to realign around digital industries

Four divisions focus on robotics, electrification, industrial automation, and motion.

By Bob Vavra
Sensors, Actuators
In addition to various RTD and thermocouple sensors, different sensor construction types also are available: standard solid sheathed elements (top and middle) or a flexible trim-to-length sensor with a shorter sensor capsule (below), designed for quicker response times and better resiliency to vibration, such as the Worm from Moore Industries. Courtesy: Moore Industries
Sensors, Actuators December 11, 2018

Temperature measurement with RTDs, thermocouples

Process sensing: The most common process sensor measurement is temperature and resistance temperature detectors (RTDs), and thermocouples are the most widely used sensors for industrial temperature measurements. See 11 summary tips for temperature sensor selection.

By Gary Prentiss