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August 1, 2014
New software tools address common issues, such as disorganized data and a streamlined workforce, through the use of simplified methods of presenting information, alerts and suggested actions. These tools are designed to increase human reliability and make chemical processing facilities safer and more reliable and more efficient.   Improving safety “One of the biggest issues for processors is...
May 16, 2014
Intergraph Corp. (Huntsville, Ala.; has released SmartPlant Fusion 2014, the latest version of its breakthrough solution for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies and plant operators to rapidly find, capture, organize, link and visualize large volumes of information through a simple web portal. Trustworthy engineering data and documentation is essential to effective...
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...
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...
February 1, 2014
As a first in the basic series of explosion-protected compact operator interfaces, this company is launching new panels for machine-oriented visualization featuring a sunlight-viewable touchscreen (photo). Even when installed outdoors and in bright daylight, the full-color 7-in. displays...
September 9, 2013
Aveva (Cambridge, U.K.; 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...
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.;, 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
March 12, 2012
ClearEdge3D (Herndon, Va.; today released EdgeWise Plant 3.0, with six major new features to optimize and accelerate 3D-modeling workflows. The software automates the extraction of complex CAD pipe geometry from 3D laser-scanned data, dramatically reducing time to create accurate as-built 3D models of process plant facilities. These new features represent a significant step...
March 7, 2012
CAMO Software (Oslo, Norway; has launched a new version of its all-in-one multivariate data analysis (MVA) and design-of-experiments (DoE) software, The Unscrambler X. The new version has greatly improved performance and is optimized for even better usability, security and reliability. The Unscrambler X Version 10.2 continues CAMO’s tradition of delivering powerful multivariate data...
February 1, 2012
Version 8 of the Simatic PCS 7 process-control system boasts a host of new functions. The new features range from improved data exchange and an easier engineering workflow, more powerful communication, redundancy-related and fault-tolerant functions to new controllers and extended...
February 1, 2012
This supplier of online near-infrared (NIR) sensors now offers the NIRView process monitoring software. With NIRView, the measurement from the...
November 1, 2011
Launched last month, the Version 12.1 release of Aveva Plant solution features enhanced reporting options, improved productivity and extended language support features. In addition, the enhancements enable effective project workflows, consistent...
October 11, 2011
Engineering software developer Aveva Group, PLC (Cambridge, U.K.; released Aveva Engineering, a new product where the full definition of tagged engineering items (including equipment, lines and others) can be developed by multidisciplinary teams of specialist engineers working concurrently. Users can benefit from more effective management, control and exploitation of data as well as a...
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