What is XML? Why should I care? How did it become the hottest tool these days in controls? Also, what about SOAP or oBIX? How do they fit in? Who is doing all of this anyway, and where is it going? All fair questions. Whether you are new to XML as a concept or not, this article provides some background on its life thus far in our industry, on the other acronyms that pop up along the way, and on the multiple efforts to make the most of the little language that can enable big things. By Ken Sinclair
From a missing pipe hanger three floors down to steam traps past their prime, these stories show how steam system problems can originate inside the boiler room or far beyond it. Read more in February issue.