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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
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
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/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Avoid-tangled-cables-with-this-wireless-alignment-module_10925.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
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
April 11, 2013
Intergraph (Huntsville, Ala.; www.intergraoph.com) announces the launch of SmartPlant Cloud, the company’s Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, a dynamic cloud-computing environment to support the entire SmartPlant Enterprise portfolio. SmartPlant Cloud removes the need for customer hardware and infrastructure and allows users to access SmartPlant Enterprise applications, project and plant...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Intergraph-launches-SmartPlant-Cloud_10417.html
April 8, 2013
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany: www.siemens.com/industryautomation) and Bentley Systems Systems (Exton, Pa.; www.bently.com) announced today at the Hannover Messe that they are stepping up their strategic collaboration, focusing on the process industry sector in fields such as chemicals, energy, pharmaceuticals, and oil and gas. Both companies are targeting increased...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Siemens-and-Bentley-extend-collaboration-to-the-process-industry_10411.html
April 1, 2013
This article provides guidance to the designer and operator of a safety-instrumented system (SIS), with an emphasis on conducting measurements. The use of best practices to ensure the strength of the overall system design, and the use of instrument diversity to combat common causes of failure, are covered briefly. Greater detail are provided on the use of new technologies — in particular, new...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/project_mgmt/Safety-Instrumented-Systems-Focus-on-Measurement-Diagnostics_10393.html
February 1, 2013
This new software version includes solids modeling Aspen Technology The latest iteration of this company’s process automation software, aspenONE V8, was recently released with new functionality, including solids modeling. The integration of the solids modeling capability eliminates the “silos” that previously existed between solid- and liquid-modeling processes. The aspenONE V8 software...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/Focus-on-Software_10149.html
January 8, 2013
Aveva Solutions Ltd. (Aveva; Cambridge, U.K.; www.aveva.com) announced today the commercial availability of its brand-new plant design software, AVEVA Everything3D (AVEVA E3D), setting a new level of performance for major capital engineering projects. AVEVA E3D drives the adoption of Lean Construction by enabling engineering, procurement and construction contractors (EPCs) to break down barriers between...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Aveva-announces-the-commercial-availability-of-AVEVA-Everything3D_10103.html
January 1, 2013
Virtually every process-plant manager pursues the commendable goals of safely extending equipment life and maximizing both the availability and reliability of plant assets. Achieving these objectives usually requires upfront effort and money — both of which can be scarce resources. But even the realistic manager who knows that reliability comes at an ufront price may not want to authorize these...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Use-Simplified-Lifecycle-Cost-Computations-to-Justify-Upgrades_10087.html
December 1, 2012
The Perspecto CP television merges a human-machine interface (HMI) with a programmable logic controller (PLC) in one package. Traditional configurations utilize separate PLC hardware and software, and HMI hardware and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/This-display-unit-merges-an-HMI-with-a-PLC_10017.html
December 1, 2012
While almost all chemical processors employ simulation software during the early design stages of new plants or new lines, simulation vendors say best-in-class facilities take the powerful tools further and use them for improving operations and profitability. And, across the board, software providers are working hard to make their most recent applications more user-friendly and accessible, so that more...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Simulation-for-the-Masses_9982.html
December 1, 2012
The newly launched sensALIGN is an intelligent sensor system for machinery alignment. By incorporating the patented intelligent-sensor technology from a partner into its own platform, this company offers...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Accurate-machinery-alignment-in-rough-field-conditions_10004.html
November 1, 2012
SciFinder, a digital database and analysis technology for chemistry-related research, has been enhanced to improve the evaluation of reaction answer sets and to allow easier collaboration with other SciFinder users...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/New-enhancements-to-SciFinder_9943.html
November 1, 2012
Fast/Tools R9.05 is the latest release of this company’s Web-based, realtime management and visualization software. The Fast/Tools Scada suite delivers a comprehensive solution that brings together the company’s process-management...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/A-new-release-for-this-Scada-system_9936.html
October 1, 2012
This company’s software now includes non-steady-state (NSS) modeling features for integrating control loops. These tools are said to provide fast, simple modeling and tuning of level controls. Unlike...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/Level-control-is-simplified-with-non-steady-state-tuning_9804.html
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