Top 10 Control Engineering articles July 8 to August 8: PID control, high-performance HMIs, oil and gas skills gap, more
The top 5 most read articles online, from Jul. 8 to Aug. 8 for Control Engineering, covered PID control and loop tuning fundamentals, high-performance HMIs, the oil and gas skills gap, improving flowmeter calibration, and selecting flowmeters for natural gas. Also see what ranked 6-10 over the last month.
PID loop tuning may not be a hard science, but it’s not magic either. Here are some tuning tips that work.
This two-part series examines the development of high-performance, human-machine interface (HMI) methodology. Part 2 focuses on accuracy versus context, accessibility, visual hierarchy, animation versus static indication, and 2-D versus 3-D screens.
In tough economic times, smart hiring is essential—and can’t be overlooked.
Instrumentation engineers should understand the common methods used in measuring viscosity and their effects on final flowmeter calibration data.
Different parts of the natural gas delivery chain require different instruments, such as differential pressure (DP), ultrasonic, and Coriolis flowmeters.
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As an online-only feature, we’re featuring the stories that finished 6-10 over the past month.
Manufacturing execution systems (MES) are becoming less and less useful with the advent of Industrie 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing. Cyber-physical systems (CPS) and cyber-physical production systems (CPPS) can help guide a new kind of MES onto the plant floor.
Wireless transmitters provide process information and increase energy efficiency in facilities.
The first step in migrating to a high-performance human-machine interface (HP-HMI) should always be storyboarding, which offers a visual representation of the layout and hierarchy of the new high-performance graphics (HPGs). This helps operators become an active part of the migration planning process.
Control system migration projects can provide significant value to industrial operations by ensuring a smooth transition to newer technology with virtually no changes to physical wiring or intellectual property.
When planning a distributed control system (DCS) migration, some of the old can be retained, but don’t go too far. Training is critical to a smooth and safe transition.
The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on controleng.com, July 8 to August 8, for articles published within the last two months.
Chris Vavra, production editor, CFE Media, email@example.com.