Project Management
It’s important to develop a team approach from the start of any integration process to ensure all members of the operation and controls teams have input into the final system. Courtesy: Concept Systems
Project Management December 19, 2018

A method to avoid the madness

A sound process and a main automation contractor can relieve stress for an integrator.

By Amanda Geldhof
Project Management July 8, 2018

Insurance for integration projects

Insurance can make many of a system integrator’s problems someone else’s problems. Insurance obligations are part of most system integration project contracts. Engineering projects often need multiple types of insurance to have appropriate coverage.

By Brian Clifford, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
Project Management June 14, 2018

Tips on sensor selection

Many different sensors are available to manufacturers and knowledge about the application type and basic operation conditioning requirements can create a more informed and accurate choice.

By Sandro Quintero, Festo
Project Management June 6, 2018

Project roundtable: Automation and controls

Case studies in oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and water-wastewater applications offer advice in control system integration, automation upgrades, and project management.

By N.James, Burrow Global; R.Pflum, Automation Plus; J.Palazuelos, ECN Automation
Project Management May 16, 2018

Learn from others’ mistakes in automation integration project management

Think Again: Minimize risk and maximize rewards of control system integration projects with this advice.

By Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering
Project Management May 15, 2018

Engineering advice: Education, workplace strategies, tips

Control Engineering career and salary survey advice is offered by those taking the 2018 survey and education and workplace strategies were the biggest topics, followed by engineering tips.

By Mark T. Hoske and Amanda Pelliccione, Control Engineering
Project Management April 23, 2018

Ten best practices for system integration companies and projects

Project management, system development lifecycle, services, as well as information systems and cybersecurity are among 10 best practices for system integration in a new guide for system integrators and those doing control system integration projects.

By Control System Integrators Association (CSIA)
Project Management March 5, 2018

2018 HMI Software and Hardware Study: Upward trends for HMIs

The 2018 HMI Software and Hardware study revealed several upward trends on the usage of human-machine interface software and hardware.

By Amanda Pelliccione, CFE Media
Project Management February 27, 2018

Company upgrades DCS platform to improve bottom line

Schneider Electric helped Dow Corning upgrade its distributed control systems (DCSs) to help Dow Corning's Carrollton, Ken., plant reduce its capital expenditure by 50%.

By Schneider Electric
Project Management January 9, 2018

Hot topics in Control Engineering for 2017

Think Again: Control Engineering readers choose hot topics of 2017 based on online traffic at the automation industry website. What can you learn from these top Control Engineering articles of 2017? Also see the top three covers of 2017.

By Mark T. Hoske