Production & SCM

Production & SCM November 25, 2016

Best practices to maintain and improve worker safety

Focus on engineering controls first in developing a safety plan in process plants.

By Mark Haboian, Optimation Technology Inc.
Production & SCM October 6, 2016

How to avoid control design pitfalls with dynamic simulation

Adopting multi-purpose dynamic simulation (MPDS) solutions as a design standard can help with visualization of control interactions and control pre-tuning and ease challenges in later stages of the project, including startup. Simulation is part of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

By Andres Lipinski and Dr. Ian Willetts
Production & SCM September 13, 2016

Top 10 Control Engineering articles August 13 to September 12: PID control, ladder logic, tablet-based augmented reality, more

Articles about PID control and loop tuning fundamentals, ladder logic, tablet-based augmented reality, network best practices, and control system architectures were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 13 to September 12. Miss something? You can catch up here. Also see what ranked 6-10.

By Chris Vavra
Production & SCM August 31, 2016

Generator set market projected to rebound in 2017

IHS Markit projects a return to growth in 2017 for the generator set market as oil prices rise and industrial capital expenditure (CapEx) improve.

By Greg Johnson, senior analyst, IHS Markit
Production & SCM August 22, 2016

Top 5 Control Engineering articles August 15-21: PID control, tablet-based augmented reality, process optimization, more

Articles about PID control and loop tuning fundamentals, tablet-based augmented reality, improving midstream process optimization, mechatronics efficiency, and information from wireless transmitters were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 15-21. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Production & SCM August 9, 2016

Top 10 Control Engineering articles July 8 to August 8: PID control, high-performance HMIs, oil and gas skills gap, more

Articles about PID control and loop tuning fundamentals, high-performance HMIs, the oil and gas skills gap, improving flowmeter calibration, and selecting flowmeters for natural gas were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 8 to August 8. Miss something? You can catch up here. Also see what ranked 6-10.

By Chris Vavra
Production & SCM August 8, 2016

Oil and gas industry employment remains depressed

Increases in per-well production offsets sharp drop in workers, rig counts.

By Bob Vavra, CFE Media
Production & SCM August 4, 2016

Providing flexible fire protection for offshore applications

Using rubber in place of other flammable or corrosion-prone materials is increasing to prevent fires from spreading.

By Doug Marti, Trelleborg Offshore and Construction
Production & SCM July 25, 2016

Top 5 Control Engineering articles, July 18-24: Flowmeter calibration, wireless transmitters, skills gap, more

Articles about flowmeter calibration, information from wireless transmitters, the oil and gas skills gap, oil and gas employment, and PC-based controls were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 18-24. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Production & SCM July 22, 2016

Five developing trends in the robotics industry

The robotics industry is going through major changes as costs are continuing to drop and the industry is going through changes from a business and technological standpoint. Investments include the bid by Midea to buy 49% of Kuka, KraussMaffei by ChemChina; Paslin by Wanfeng and Gimatic by Agic Capital. Five trends that are driving these changes are highlighted below.

By Frank Tobe, The Robot Report