SOURCE: Knovel


October 18, 2010 08:30 ET

Knovel Launches Process Design, Control and Automation Subject Area

New Offering Addresses Demand for Unbiased Information to Help Engineers Improve Profit Margins by Enhancing Process Efficiency

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) -  Knovel, the leading provider of a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools, today announced the launch of a new subject area -- Process Design, Control and Automation -- bringing the total number of areas offered to 24. Developed to help process and control engineers increase efficiency through better design and control of industrial scale processes, Knovel's Process Design, Control and Automation includes best practices for selecting, sizing and integrating instrumentation.

Businesses in the process industries strive for maximum efficiency in their operations and must adhere to ever-tightening environmental, safety and quality standards. They often adapt processes quickly to develop new products and remain optimized in order to hit profit goals. This cycle of continual innovation and use of best-in-class technologies requires companies to build in-house expertise.

Engineers need reliable access to best practices and basic know-how from unbiased sources to corroborate information from control technology manufacturers. This is particularly useful as engineers seek modeling methods and techniques to evaluate systems with different or possibly unknown parameters.

"Knovel continually seeks and adds new content to ensure engineers can keep pace with rapid technology advances and best practices in their industries," says Meagan H. Cooke, director, Content Strategy for Knovel. "Knovel's Process Design, Control and Automation addresses the pain points identified by customers in the process industries. They face tremendous opportunities, but use of cutting-edge technology and systems creates new considerations, such as data security demands, that have to be identified, understood and addressed quickly."

Process Design, Control and Automation launches with 65 reference titles from notable societies and publishers including the International Society of Automation, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Cambridge University Press, Gulf Publishing, Industrial Press, Wiley and others. Sub-topics in this subject area are:

  • Automation 
  • Control Systems
  • Control Theory and Optimization
  • Process Data Management and Security
  • Process Modeling and Simulation
  • Sensors and Instrumentation for Control and Measurement

For more information, contact the Knovel sales team by phone (866) 240-8174.

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Knovel is a Web-based application integrating technical information with analytical and search tools to drive innovation and deliver answers engineers can trust. Knovel users include thousands of engineers and applied scientists worldwide. Knovel has more than 600 customers worldwide including 73 of the Fortune 500 companies and more than 300 leading universities. Founded in 2000, Knovel is a private company headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit or call (866) 240-8174. 

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