September 2000

Misc

Control developments

Since this is our Process Control and Information Systems issue, let's review some of the major developments at the various hierarchies. Frontline control. Few will argue that fieldbus ..

Kane, L., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Since this is our Process Control and Information Systems issue, let's review some of the major developments at the various hierarchies. Frontline control. Few will argue that fieldbus is the most significant development in frontline control in many years. We have published a lot on this subject, so I won't dwell on it too long here. Suffice it to say that the benefits are substantial and users need to begin implementation or be left behind by more progressive companies. So we ended up with an eight-protocol international standard instead of the hoped for one. It's not that big of a deal because only two of the protocols are prima

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