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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
October 1, 2012
With the new release, EdgeWise MEP for Autodesk Revit, users can now, for the first time, bring extracted pipes, conduits and other cylindrical mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) elements directly into Revit. This new MEP software...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/New-piping-software-slashes-time-for-modeling-workflows_9792.html
October 1, 2012
Last month saw the release of V15.18, the latest version of Gridgen software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation. Gridgen V15.18 is said to increase the recovery of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/New-features-offered-in-this-latest-CFD-software_9797.html
October 1, 2012
In order to detect unexpected torsional and lateral vibrations in mechanical drive systems, computer simulation is crucial to determine the dynamic behavior of rotating machinery. This company offers a...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Software-simulates-vibrations-to-keep-machinery-healthy_9799.html
October 1, 2012
The new RapidDraw3D Valve-model Generator is a free automated valve-assembly model generator that allows users to quickly generate realistic, to-scale three...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/A-Web-based-application-for-generating-valve-assemblies_9816.html
October 1, 2012
This condition-monitoring specialist company has introduced a vibration data collection-and-analysis service for industrial plant operators that aims to minimize downtime and maximize productivity. Where no fixed...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Let-this-company-collect-and-analyze-machinery-vibration-data_9793.html
October 1, 2012
With ATEX Zone 0 and Class I, Div. 1 ratings, the CSI 9420 Wireless Vibration Transmitter can now be installed directly in hazardous areas, such as chemical, petrochemical and offshore facilities, as...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/This-wireless-vibration-transmitter-now-has-ATEX-approval_9802.html
September 1, 2012
Plant operators can now see at a glance how their plant is changing over time using the new CompareMap tool, which highlights the biggest changes in plant performance, and provides drill-down into corrective actions...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/A-quick-look-will-help-operators-pinpoint-plant-problems_9674.html
September 1, 2012
Reviewed by David Hill, Chemstations Inc., Houston   The authors of this text are leaders in chemical engineering thermodynamics. Based on their status, I recommended this book in a blog entry before even seeing a review copy — and I’m glad I did. The book is aimed at both students and professionals who work with process simulators. It assumes a prior understanding of thermodynamics, and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Thermodynamics-for-process-simulation-reviewed-by-ChemStations-Hill_9615.html
September 1, 2012
Pumps are among the most commonly used machines in the chemical process industries (CPI). Condition monitoring tests and predictive maintenance can help pump operators determine when to overhaul pumps in a way that minimizes costs. Despite pumps’ ubiquity and large energy demands, however, relatively little information is available on how to apply predictive maintenance approaches and condition...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Condition-Monitoring-Methods-for-Pumps_9682.html
August 6, 2012
Information management provides a way to develop new materials, products or formulations more rapidly, on the basis of the information that a company already possesses in-house, while providing insight that can be used to guide experimentation and predict results — even when there are no experimental data available. These approaches have been successfully adopted by numerous corporations across...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/Information-Management-for-Improved-Materials-R-and-D_9568.html
August 1, 2012
The new version of this company’s asset management software, AMS Suite: Machinery Health Manager 5.5, augments the analysis of predictive diagnosis from mechanical assets by delivering advanced plot...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/asset_mgmt/Increase-predictability-with-this-new-asset-management-softtware_9560.html
July 1, 2012
Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook. 4th ed. By Meherwan P. Boyce. Elsevier Inc., 30 Corporate Drive, 4th floor, Burlington, MA. Web: elsevierdirect.com. 2011. 1,000 pages. $150.00. Reviewed by Amin Almasi, Rotating machine consultant Brisbane, Australia Gas turbines are cornerstones of modern industry and are widely used in the chemical process industries (CPI). New developments have increased the number of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Consultant-Almasi-reviews-gas-turbine-book_9439.html
July 1, 2012
The ability to model a process to see if it meets project requirements and is economically viable enhances the conceptual design. Modeling gives engineers a means to identify the most promising processes, in terms of capital investment and return, and this can be particularly important when the project is environmentally oriented (a so-called green project). Did you ever consider producing a new product...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Evaluating-Green-Projects-Modeling-Improves-Economic-Benefits_9457.html
June 1, 2012
Plant-management software for increased integration, and more Siemens Industry Sector This company has expanded its Comos software solution for plant engineering and operation to include considerably enhanced functionality. Comos 10 now provides an enterprise platform for plant engineers and operators that can handle even the largest volumes of data. New functions allow project teams to collaborate with...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Focus-on-Software_9365.html
June 1, 2012
  A gas flare is an elevated vertical conveyance found accompanying oil wells, gas wells, drilling rigs, petroleum refineries, chemical plants, natural gas plants and so on. Although modern flare systems are specifically designed to reduce the thermal radiation, pollution and acoustic impact of a flare, a considerable amount of radiation is nevertheless emitted by an operational flare as a result of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/CFD-Analysis-of-Heat-Transfer-From-Flares_9390.html
April 16, 2012
Aveva (Manchester, U.K.; www.aveva.com) has today announced the commercial release of a brand new product in its Aveva Plant portfolio, Aveva Laser Modeller, a 3D laser scanning software solution that can reduce brownfield facility intelligent 3D modeling time by up to 50%, says the company. Key customers have over the past 12 months played an integral role in the development and testing process of this...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Aveva-Laser-Modeller-reduces-3D-modeling-time-by-up-to-50-percent_9243.html
April 1, 2012
The Mesa is a handheld computer designed specifically for use in hazardous areas. It has Class I, Div. 2 certification for use in locations where potentially explosive gases, liquids or vapors may be...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/Collect-data-in-hazardous-areas-with-this-handheld-computer_9196.html
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