Computer security copies nature
In the never-ending battle to protect computer networks from intruders, security experts are deploying a new defense modeled after one of nature's hardiest, hard working creatures: The ant. More...
Emerson product development: All about ease of use
At the end of the day, your product is only as good as a user makes it, and Emerson wants to make sure their systems are easy to use from top to bottom. More...
Easier to use DeltaV
Emerson's DeltaV has always been a solid, consistent system that has worked in the automation industry for years. More...
Sugar, weed killer hike fuel cell power potential
There is a new type of fuel cell that uses a common weed killer to harvest electricity from glucose and other sugars. More...
Trash talking an energy solution
Making biofuel from the trash that fills the world's landfills may be the answer to the growing energy crisis and could cut carbon emissions by 80%, said scientists in Singapore and Switzerland. More...
Energy source reaches megawatt milestone
In the search for more energy sources, there is now a pulsed spallation neutron source that can break the one-megawatt barrier. More...
EPA: Airports need to contain deicing chemical runoff
It is a cold, snowy winter's day, and you are flying out to a plant. As your plane taxies out to take off, the captain says "we are just going to go over and do the deicing procedure." More...
City report: Denver emits most greenhouse gas
Denver, the mile high city, released the largest amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) and Barcelona the smallest amount in a new study documenting how differences in climate, population density, and other factors affect GHG emissions in global cities. More...
Global perspectives: Poland eyes 2,000 biogas plants
The Polish Ministry of the Economy has proposed a draft of the project "Innovative Power Industry – Power-Generating Agriculture." More...
Job worries knock Sept. consumer confidence down
This past month, Americans remained worried about job security, causing a widely watched barometer of consumer confidence to dip unexpectedly and raising more concern about the overall economic recovery. More...
People in Automation
Producing more fresh water using less energy
Water is the one resource the world needs and is not getting enough of. So, one approach is to turn salt water into usable fresh water. More...
Pinto's Point: Decline of large companies
Schumacher's 1973 book, Small is Beautiful, was prescient. He sounded the alarm regarding globalization, asking how much further growth was possible. More...
Calendar of Events
ISA EXPO, Houston. http://www.isa.org/expotemplate.cfm.
7-9 DECEMBER Additional Calendar Events
SCADA and Control Systems Security Summit, Washington, D.C. http://scadasecuritysummit.com/Event.aspx?id=220776.
ISA Quick Links
Right from the beginning, process control strategies attempt to meet the demands placed on them. However, because of poor design or changing process conditions, loop control can degrade over time. There is now a way to modify control systems to gain significant economic benefits. More...
Alarms are crucial protective measures, but responding correctly is the key. Find out how standards, protection layers, and HMI help operators respond on time and keep plants safer. More...
Control equipment suppliers and user organizations are developing a device integration framework that will meet the requirements of diverse industry stakeholders. More...