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Articles by Bob Donnelly

Shopping for solutions

Why would a salesperson want to see me?
Today’s best way to source a valve solution — like so much else in the industrial world — leverages the supply-chain coordination and communication advances following from on-going computerization, digitization and what industrial research analysts like to call “the internet of things.”
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Consider the control valve

Loops everywhere you look, if you look hard enough
A process plant is a kind of control-loop network, with multitudes of automated, semi-automated and manual control loops embedded within it. Other loops are mostly interpersonal or may be the product of one person’s thought processes, perhaps expressed by means of a spreadsheet.
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