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October 1, 2013
Field Device Tools gain acceptance The SAC (Standardization Administration of the People’s Republic of China) has announced the official approval of the FDT [Field Device Tool] standard as the China National Standard GB/T 29618, clearing the way for further, broad deployment of the FDT standard throughout China in all industrial and governmental control projects. The FDT standard is already approved...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/advanced_process_control/October-Letters_11040.html
October 1, 2013
Two new explosion-proof horns and loudspeakers — the GNExS1 (117 dB at 1 m) and the GNExS2 (123 dB at 1 m) — are manufactured from...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/alarms/Sound-the-alarm-with-these-explosion-proof-horns_11041.html
October 1, 2013
This company has expanded its conductivity portfolio with the introduction of the UniCond 4-E digital sensors. The new four-electrode sensors have been designed to deliver highly accurate measurements across a very wide...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/This-four-electrode-sensor-sends-a-digital-output-signal_11047.html
October 1, 2013
The new LiquiSonic food-and-pharma sensor is a concentration analyzer with 3–A approval, making it suitable for applications in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. The sensor...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/Determine-concentrations-with-this-windowless-sensor_11059.html
October 1, 2013
By means of the innovative mounting concept Flow-SMS, a variety of components for mass flow and pressure measurement and control can be assembled to constitute a very compact gas delivery system. On a...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/Space-and-cost-saving-flow-control-solution_11050.html
October 1, 2013
The Rosemount 3100 Series of ultrasonic, non-contacting level transmitters is now available with lightweight plastic (glass-filled nylon) housing with an ingress...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/A-plastic-housing-protects-this-flowmeter-from-corroson_11054.html
October 1, 2013
The new CPU6000 model range of CalibratorUnits for pressure utilize tablet technology, Bluetooth communication and new PC calibration software (WIKA-CAL). The new instrument series includes three models: CPU6000-W provides the measured values of the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/pressure_measurement_and_control/Smart-wireless-features-for-this-pressure-calibrator_11057.html
September 9, 2013
Aveva (Cambridge, U.K.; www.aveva.com) VEVA announced today that it has further strengthened its 3D plant-design software product, AVEVA PDMS. Responding to customer requests, the added enhancements further improve design efficiency on major capital projects. “The focus for this release is piping improvements and enhanced integration,” says Bruce Douglas, senior vice-president, EDS Strategy...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/AVEVA-PDMS-delivers-major-new-piping-capabilities_10976.html
September 3, 2013
Available from today, a new Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) Category Selection calculator application (app), developed by Lloyd's Register Group Ltd. (LR; London, U.K.; www.lr.org), will provide manufacturers with instant access to customized information about the E.U. directive (97/23/EC). The app also helps facilitate engineering calculations with graphical illustrations to better understand how to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/New-LR-mobile-app-saves-pressure-equipment-manufacturers-time-and-money_10967.html
September 1, 2013
The Dairy Functional Toolset (DFT) complements the Simatic PCS 7 process-control system by adding various functions for milk-processing enterprises. DFT allows specific workflows to be easily and accurately controlled via...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/A-control-system-with-features-for-dairies_10920.html
September 1, 2013
This outdoor-enclosure specialist now offers an extensive range of fire-resistant shelters, including the 1709 Models, which are designed to protect critical safety equipment from exposure to high-temperature fires in hazardous areas. The shelters are entirely...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Passive-fire-shelter-technology-provides-new-protection-choice_10936.html
September 1, 2013
Steute Industrial Controls Inductive sensors for operation in hazardous zones The new line of ATEX-IECEx-certified inductive sensors (photo) is designed for use in Zone 0 and 20 explosive atmospheres and extreme environments. Units are available in M8, M12, M18 and M30 sizes with a cable or plug-in connector. Models are also available with IP68K or IP69K ratings and for temperatures between –40 and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/Focus-on-Sensors_10940.html
September 1, 2013
The New Optisonic 3400 ultrasonic flowmeter is a three-beam, inline device that can be used for both standard and more demanding applications, in terms of process temperature, pressure and high...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/A-new-flowmeter-for-demanding-applications_10935.html
September 1, 2013
The wireless version of the ShaftAlign system is said to be the first wireless system in its segment on the market. The optional Bluetooth-based module makes measurement and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/testing/Avoid-tangled-cables-with-this-wireless-alignment-module_10925.html
September 1, 2013
Rotary equipment, such as centrifugal pumps, often represent the heart of plants in the chemical process industries (CPI). A critical factor in the longterm reliability of such equipment is a high-quality design and commissioning process, so that initially, the rotary equipment will have the maximum built-in strength to survive upset operating conditions, yet not be overdesigned in a way that leads to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/asset_mgmt/Improve-Rotary-Equipment-Reliability-with-Checklists_10945.html
August 1, 2013
This ready-to-connect oxidator box (photo) operates on the basis of a high-performance, flexibly configured mass-flow controller. The compact system can automatically regulate the gas quantity needed for...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/Save-gas-and-optimize-oxidation-with-this-system_10810.html
August 1, 2013
Modeling and simulation are at the heart of chemical engineering design and operations today, whether it is using traditional process flowsheeting tools, computational fluid dynamics, advanced process-modeling environments, or specific equipment design packages (Figure 1). However, much of this modeling is currently performed in isolated “silos” within organizations.  Figure 1. Advanced...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Modeling-Optimized-Processes_10790.html
August 1, 2013
  Last month, this company today announced the release of gSOLIDS 3.0, an integrated drag & drop graphical flowsheeting environment for process engineers and scientists in industries where particulate processes play an integral part, such as pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Major-software-update-for-solids-process-design-and-operation_10796.html
August 1, 2013
Raw materials and energy represent two of the largest expenses in the chemical process industries (CPI). Energy reduction is necessary to sustain cost-effective production and manage capacity in the ever-changing CPI marketplace. Process simulation software can prove extremely valuable in evaluating energy reduction potential. This article discusses the successful application of process simulation software...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Absorber-Optimization-Employing-Process-Simulation-Software_10822.html
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