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How Do You Keep New Engineers From Leaving Your Business?

Recently, a customer of mine who resides on the Gulf Coast (but is not an oil & gas or petrochemical company) approached me with a very interesting problem.  He had lost all of his process engineers to other companies over the past three months, taking all of his process and control system knowledge with them.  […]

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Alarm Floods and Their Connection to Plant Incidents

This session is in the Safety/Environmental Performance Track: Safety Systems: Solving Today’s Toughest Applications Presented By: Mr. Dustin Beebe, ProSys Read Bio Mr. Steve Ferrer, ProSys Read Bio Mr. Darwin Logerot, ProSys Read Bio Abstract: Investigations of many catastrophic plant events have shown alarm flooding to have been significant distractions for the operators just prior to the incident. This connection […]

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Automation IT INT-MJ12

Improve Reliability with Essential Asset Monitoring

Selecting the right asset monitoring strategy is a balancing act between implementation cost and expected reliability. Reactive maintenance represents the most costly and least reliable maintenance program. For example, some essential assets may have a spare as part of a reactive maintenance program. A common practice is to run equipment to failure and then switch […]

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Part 1: Integrating Analyzers with Automation Systems

Process analyzers have been around for some time, but its getting harder to find talented personnel who know how to use and integrate them with automation systems across different industries including oil and gas, life sciences and more. ControlGlobal provided a detailed history of analyzers in process automation back in a February issue.  They talked with Paul Pulicken […]

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Ramping Up for the 55th Annual Power Industry Symposium (POWID)

  55th Annual ISA Power Industry (POWID) Symposium 3–8 June 2012 Austin, Texas Each year, the ISA POWID Symposium brings together the best and brightest engineering minds in power generation and energy markets.  Hundreds attend this annual event to dive deep into automation problems and solutions as it relates to managing power and energy plants.  […]

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2012 AIChE Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety

In case you missed it, the 2012 AIChE Spring Meeting & 8th Global Congress on Process Safety is being held this coming week (April 1-4, 2012) in Houston, TX.  There is some great content being presented: Event Keynote: MICHAEL J. DOLAN Senior Vice President, ExxonMobil Corporation “Process Safety and Corporate Responsibility” Other Process Safety Content: Look […]

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