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Control system cyber incidents have injured and killed people in medical applications

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:18:00 -0500

Unintended consequence of control system cyber issues have resulted in significant injuries and deaths in medical devices. Just like industrial applications, the root causes were not identified for months to years.




Controlling smart cars, part 3

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:10:00 -0500

Self-driving safety relies on fast computing, the right sensors and better use of GPS.



GF Piping Systems' radar level transmitter Type 2290

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:50:39 -0500

Features non-contact radar technology in a compact, economical unit.



University labs round out theoretical education with practical process control experience

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:02:00 -0500

Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner speak with Dr. Kelvin Erickson of Missouri University of Science and Technology, regarding his approach to preparing students for the future of process control.



FCI ST100 air/gas thermal flowmeters

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:14:33 -0500

Flowmeter's fast-response direct mass flow sensor offers close ratio control of natural gas and air feeds to support turbine safety and improve efficiency.



Objectives and descriptions of PID-related labs at Missouri University of Science and Technology

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:38:00 -0500

In our January 2017 edition of Control Talk, Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner speak with Dr. Kelvin Erickson of Missouri University of Science and Technology, regarding his approach to preparing students for the future of process control. Below, learn more about some of the PID-related labs offered. 



Festo VZBE two- and three-way NPT ball valves

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:02:58 -0500

Boasts a 316 stainless steel body and Teflon seats rated up to 1,000 psi and 400° F.



Reflections from Chief Editor Paul Studebaker on 25 years of Readers’ Choice Awards

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:42:00 -0500

Our awards 'would be nothing without the readers who make the choices. I hope all of you who have voted this year and over the years will accept my thanks,' Studebaker says.



Process automation systems gain flexibility, simplicity

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:55:00 -0500

Leaders from Toyo Tanso USA, Braskem Europe GmbH, and Givaudan discuss new strategies and technologies to run plants more efficiently.



Control 2017 Readers' Choice Awards

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:01:00 -0500

Automation professionals name the companies they say offer the best technology in more than 80 product categories.



Exclusive: Endress+Hauser's Proline 300/500 smart Coriolis mass and electromagnetic flowmeters

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:58:00 -0500

Equipped with aluminum, hygienic stainless-steel or cast stainless-steel housings, Proline offers flexibility for all environments including high temperatures, corrosive fluids, hygienic and sterile.



When minimizing cost compromises functionality, its price may be too high

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:10:00 -0500

One core duty of engineers is to spend their company’s or their client’s money efficiently, by understanding the function or value of an application, and seeking a way to deliver this function in the best way.



Open Process Automation Forum holds first meeting

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:00:00 -0500

ExxonMobil and friends developing standards-based, interoperable process control architecture.



Pepperl+Fuchs VisuNet GXP touchscreen remote monitor

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:27:44 -0500

Comes with RM Shell 4.1 thin client firmware, based on Windows Embedded Standard 7 and including advanced security features and plug-and-play start-up capabilities.



Schneider Electric launches RefineryWise

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:16:00 -0500

Software for the oil and gas industry aims to transform refinery operations to improve profitability, grow revenue up to 5% and cut costs up to 10%.



Digital device configuration

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 11:03:00 -0500

Supplementary functions are the reason for development of the ISA108/IEC 63082 series of documents, and they make use of intelligent devices complicated.



Product roundup: temperature and pressure

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:07:00 -0500

Temperature and pressure tools are gaining new capabilities, form factors and protections for securing and delivering their essential signals and data.



Wireless adoption to-do list

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:56:00 -0500

Each process application has its own unique characteristics and needs, but there remain some basic, common steps for getting wireless up and running in any facility or setting.



Cyberwire podcast on Vermont malware event

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 13:43:00 -0500

January 3, 2017 Cyberwire aired a podcast discussing the Vermont malware incident including my perspectives – https://thecyberwire.com/podcasts/cw-podcasts-daily-2017-01-03.html

 




Process automation professionals make a good crowd to be with at trying times

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:07:00 -0500

Paul Studebaker reflects on sharing historic and in some cases, traumatic events, with industry peers