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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
July 1, 2013
The new three-phase 750-49x Power Measurement Modules provide voltage, current and many other measurement parameters, allowing for comprehensive grid analysis. The modules within the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Measure-energy-consumption-with-a-module-instead-of-equipment_10672.html
July 1, 2013
Security of SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and other industrial control systems (ICSs) is a complex subject, and one that has received much attention in recent years. While modern industrial control systems use many of the same computers, operating systems and networking components as conventional business networks, the two kinds of networks are managed very differently. As a result, what...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/advanced_process_control/Securing-Industrial-Control-Systems_10695.html
July 1, 2013
The Alcor JFTOT 230 Mark IV (JFTOT IV) is a new jet-fuel thermal oxidation analyzer designed for increased safety and simplicity. New safety measures in this compact model ensure minimal jet-fuel vapor-exposure to...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/This-jet-fuel-analyzer-enhances-safety-through-automation_10663.html
July 1, 2013
The LiquiSonic analyzer (photo) now complies with the increased electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements proposed under the Namur Recommendation NE 21. NE 21 requires that the devices used in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/This-analyzer-now-complies-with-NE-21_10678.html
July 1, 2013
The MR (magnetic resonance) Moisture Analyzer is capable of measuring the moisture content of virtually any bulk material, such as wood-based samples (whole-tree chips, forest residue chips...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/This-analyzer-measures-moisture-in-most-bulk-materials_10679.html
July 1, 2013
  The new Ethernet/IP WirelessHART gateway is fully integrated into Logix from Rockwell, making it the company’s default WirelessHART gateway. However, other process control systems that support communication...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/data_recording_and_transmission/Reduce-commissioning-time-with-this-WirelessHART-gateway_10674.html
July 1, 2013
The 12.5-mm wide KC Series Signal Conditioners — said to be the most compact signal conditioners available today — are now available with spring terminals to simplify and speed installation. In addition to their slim...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/data_recording_and_transmission/Spring-terminals-speed-signal-conditioners-installation_10689.html
July 1, 2013
Vega Grieshaber KG Reliable switching down to –196°C The Vegaswing 66 vibrating level switch is said to be the first of a kind for extreme temperatures. Especially suitable for cryogenic liquids, the device switches reliably in process temperatures from –196 to 450°C, and operates at pressures from vacuum to 160 bars. The level switch offers increased protection and safety for...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/level_measurement_and_control/Focus-on-Level-Measurement_10654.html
July 1, 2013
Thanks to its new automated probe-end tracking function, the VegaFlex 82 radar sensor measures the level of bulk solids even with a low dielectric constant of 1.1 and higher with unprecedented reliability, says the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/level_measurement_and_control/Guided-radar-for-measurement-certainty-of-bulk-solids_10671.html
July 1, 2013
The new BSTW II family of mechanical controllers and limiters for electric trace heating has system approval for hazardous (potentially explosive) areas (94/9/EC), which covers the self-limiting heating cables as well. The...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/temperature_measurement_and_control/A-new-controller-for-electric-trace-heating_10683.html
June 28, 2013
Process Systems Enterprise Ltd. (PSE; London, U.K.; www.psenterprise.com) 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, agrochemicals, food processing, consumer goods and minerals and mining. gSOLIDS 3.0...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/PSE-releases-major-update-of-gSOLIDS-for-solids-process-design-and-operation_10716.html
June 1, 2013
Process sensors and actuators provide a wealth of information about their status. The Namur recommendation NE 107 that proposes standardized, easily understandable status indicators was issued by the International User Association for Automation in Process Industries (Namur; Leverkusen, Germany; www.namur.de), in an effort to enable plant operators to check the current condition of their field devices...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Compliant-Remote-IOs_10587.html
June 1, 2013
With the advent of smart or intelligent field devices, a wealth of digital information has become available. However, what does the host system do with these data? The field device transmits a bucket of bits to the host system. How are these data converted into information that a human can interpret? Where is the information displayed? Should the information be stored as persistent data? These questions...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Understanding-FDI_10588.html
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