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March 1, 2014
The Allen-Bradley Armor GuardLogix programmable automation controller (PAC) can be installed directly on-machine, simplifying wiring layouts and decreasing maintenance requirements. This controller has four megabytes of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/This-programmable-controller-is-installed-directly-on-machine_11516.html
March 1, 2014
Dilute-phase pneumatic conveying systems must be operated in a certain sequence and have sufficient instrumentation and operating controls to assure reliable operation and prevent problems. This article discusses two subjects that are important for successful dilute-phase conveying. Discussed below are design guidelines for instrumentation and controls that can prevent operating problems, such as pipeline...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Dilute-phase-Pneumatic-Conveying-Instrumentation-and-Conveying-Velocity_11537.html
March 1, 2014
The chemical processing industries (CPI) rely heavily upon the use of sensors to measure everything from weight to temperature to pH to pressure. Because sensors are used for measurements that affect critical processing elements, such as quality, efficiency and safety, it is important that sensors be placed almost everywhere in the facility, including in highly corrosive environments. Also, sensor readings...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/Sensors-Save-the-Day_11514.html
March 1, 2014
The latest models of Professional moisture analyzers from this company feature USB, Ethernet and WLAN connectivity for easy data transfer. Measurement results, displayed...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/A-moisture-analyzer-with-good-connectivity_11517.html
March 1, 2014
The Sitrans FC410 (photo) is a new Coriolis flowmeter that features a measuring accuracy of 0.1% of flowrate. Weighing only 10 lb, this compact meter communicates with all common process control systems...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/A-high-accuracy-lightweight-Coriolis-flowmeter_11515.html
March 1, 2014
The new Sitrans LG series is a flexible portfolio of guided wave radar transmitters suitable for virtually any type of industrial application. The modular design of the four basic versions, with numerous configuration options, allows for level measurement in the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/level_measurement_and_control/Application-flexibility-with-guided-wave-radar_11529.html
March 1, 2014
Effective level measurement in the chemical process industries (CPI) helps maintain material inventory at economic quantities, improves product quality and maximizes plant output by avoiding spills and process upsets. When they are incorrectly matched to their application, level-measurement devices can contribute to lower quality and poorer process consistency. No single level-measurement technology is...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/level_measurement_and_control/Level-Measurement-Device-Selection_11535.html
March 1, 2014
VibGuard Viewer (photo), the software platform for this company’s VibGuard family of online condition-monitoring systems, now comes fully geared for complex machine diagnosis. VibGuard Viewer 1.1, the new software...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/testing/Turning-vibration-data-into-knowledge_11528.html
March 1, 2014
The CP22xx Built-in Panel PC series combines the advantages of a modern multi-touch interface with high-performance multi-core processors for automation and control. Equipped with multi-core...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/This-built-in-panel-PC-offers-multi-touch-advantages_11524.html
March 1, 2014
Corrosion to the external surface of process piping and vessels that is hidden under the insulation is referred to as corrosion under insulation (CUI). Aging piping and equipment in chemical plants and petroleum refineries have made CUI detection and assessment requirements increasingly important. Because the need to detect and assess CUI is critical in chemical process industries (CPI) facilities...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Implementing-a-Corrosion-Under-Insulation-Program_11548.html
February 1, 2014
This company now offers compact monitoring relays for single-function monitoring. The new EMD-BL (basic line) monitoring relays (photo) are available with optional push-in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Why-pay-for-more-when-you-only-need-one-function_11426.html
February 1, 2014
With its strategic partner for Industrial Ethernet Mynah Technologies (St. Louis, Mo.), this company will add Profinet to its DeltaV digital automation system. Profinet will join...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Profibus-protocol-added-to-this-automation-platform_11432.html
February 1, 2014
Beginning with the early days of automated multivariable control in the 1980s, the trend has always been toward the use of larger matrices and more models. Today’s multivariable controllers commonly comprise dozens of variables and hundreds of models. But the next big advancement in multivariable control may be a shift toward the use of small-matrix, model-less multivariable control practice...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/advanced_process_control/Small-matrix-Model-less-Multivariable-Control_11446.html
February 1, 2014
The HS-20 Series of headspace samplers provide a reliable and robust headspace solution for any application analyzing volatile components in a difficult matrix. The HS-20 Series consists of two modules...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/Analyze-headspace-components-with-this-sampler_11425.html
February 1, 2014
The Sencom platform-product series now includes modules for the digital measurement of pH and ORP (oxidation-reduction potential), joining the existing FLXA21 two-wire pH/ORP transmitter...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/This-module-brings-pHORP-measurements-to-the-digital-age_11427.html
February 1, 2014
The new MCD-Series bidirectional controllers control mass and volumetric flowrate and absolute pressure of gases in two flow directions. The controller’s dual-valve design accommodates process-control requirements in many...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/A-bidirectional-flow-controller-that-also-controls-pressure_11420.html
February 1, 2014
The Sitrans FC410 (photo) is said to be the lightest, most compact Coriolis flowmeter available, and features a high measuring accuracy of 0.1%. The device has dimensions of 265-mm length, 280-mm height and 90-mm width, and a weight of 4.6 kg in the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/This-Coriolis-meter-is-compact-but-still-accurate_11424.html
February 1, 2014
Thermal dispersion (TD) mass flowmeters measure the mass flowrate of fluids (primarily gases) flowing through a closed conduit, such as a pipe. This article describes the operation and installation of TD mass flowmeters, and gives the reader information about what applications these meters are most suited for.     Background The first general description of TD mass flowmeters is attributed to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/Advanced-Thermal-Dispersion-Mass-Flowmeters_11443.html
February 1, 2014
In a culmination of more than three years of work by teams from across the globe, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO; Geneva, Switzerland; www.iso.org) on January 10 published the ISO 55000 series of standards surrounding asset management systems (AMS). The newly available standard can help companies in the chemical process industries (CPI) and other asset-intensive industries better...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/asset_mgmt/Asset-Managements-Next-Act_11399.html
February 1, 2014
Several new operator-interface touchscreen panels have been introduced for this company’s Compact control products. The Panel 800 PP882 and PP885 operator interface-panels (photo) provide improved...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/A-new-touchscreen-panel-that-improves-process-visibility_11430.html
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