Production & SCM

Production and SCM January 12, 2015

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, January 5-11: Control engineers and management, PID loop tuning advice, oil recovery techniques, more

Articles about 7 things control engineers should know about management, learning PID loop turning from an expert, thermal enhanced oil recovery techniques, PLC and DCS programming, and Industry 4.0 and the IoT for factory automation were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from last week, January 5-11.

By Chris Vavra
Production and SCM January 5, 2015

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, December 29 to January 4: Control engineers and management, industrial automation video, PLC and DCS programming, more

Articles about 7 things control engineers should know about management, industrial automation video, PLC and DCS programming, gaining a production system, and MES and batch manufacturing were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from last week, December 29 to January 4. Were you out last week? Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Production and SCM January 5, 2015

Country Intelligence Report: Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan is poised to be a major provider of gas to the east via Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline (TAPI). The proposed Trans-Caspian pipeline could be a viable option to transport to the west, but due to the loggerhead over delimitation of the Caspian Sea between the littoral states, this major project remains a pipe dream for now.

By Eric R. Eissler
Production and SCM December 22, 2014

System integration insights: Oil and Gas

SI Insights: CFE Media spoke with representatives from some of the 2014 System Integration Giants to get their views on how the oil and gas market will evolve and what role their companies expect to play with automation and control system integration.

By CFE Media
Production and SCM December 19, 2014

Industry Trends

The era of cheap gasoline is here again, but it caught the industry in a precarious situation, as it may become an unprofitable business to produce oil and gas from shale formations. It could potentially turn the boom into a bust. However, production is up in the U.S.

By Eric R. Eissler
Production and SCM December 10, 2014

System Integrator of the Year: Maverick Technologies

Maverick Technologies is the 2015 System Integrator of the Year in the large system integrator category.

By CFE Media
Production and SCM November 28, 2014

Information transparency in the European oil and gas industry

Europe fears its energy ties to Russia, but most countries refuse to embrace fracking as an alternative. Will more information change hearts and minds? What is technology's role?

By Jasmit Sagoo
Production and SCM November 4, 2014

Honeywell opens its new customer demonstration center in Houston

New showcase site includes high-tech demonstrations of the company’s latest products. Video: Paul Bonner explains how the facility will be used to help prospects and customers from a variety of industries understand specialized product offerings.

By CFE Media
Production and SCM October 15, 2014

How many people will be running your plant?

Process manufacturers have to deal with basic head count challenges. The answer may be fewer people than you think, but how do you find the right number?

By Peter Welander
Production and SCM October 2, 2014

How will the Siemens acquisition of Dresser-Rand change the competitive landscape?

With the recent Siemens announcement that it will purchase gas compressor and turbine supplier Dresser-Rand Group Inc., Siemens is well-poised to stake its claim as a heavyweight rival to GE, according to IHS.

By Preston Reine, Analyst for IHS Inc.