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March 28, 2011
Last month, a new, physically smaller version of the CSI 6500 Machinery Health Monitor was introduced. The system — only 19 cm wide by 27 cm high — allows predictive condition...
March 28, 2011
Dresser Masoneilan The ValScope-Pro (photo) control-valve diagnostic tool helps operators identify problems by providing a scientific evaluation of valves in...
March 28, 2011
The CSI 9420 is a smart, wireless vibration transmitter that delivers detailed information for machinery analysis to vibration experts, such as direct alerts on high vibration caused by cavitation or...
March 28, 2011
As part of its wide range of control valves, this firm offers a range of electro-pneumatic positioners that allow stroke tests to be performed without disrupting the process line. For example, the...
March 28, 2011
R. Stahl Extensive capabilities for physical-layer diagnostics are now a standard integrated feature for all ISbus Series Fieldbus Power Supplies (photo). This integrated functionality enables complete...
March 28, 2011
This firm has enhanced its metsoDNA Turbine Control by integrating in fast turbine control and other features to improve its cost efficiency and ease of maintenance. The fast, redundant control handles control...
December 1, 2010
Reciprocating compressors — the most commonly used type of compressor throughout the chemical process industries (CPI) — are flexible and efficient, and they can generate high head (from several bar to several thousand bar) independent of gas density. Worldwide, the installed reciprocating compressor horsepower is approximately two times that of centrifugal compressors. However, the maintenance...
December 4, 2009
The simulator allows users to experience the benefits of ultrasonic gas leak detectors for quick leak detection in challenging conditions found in most outdoor oil-and-gas installations. The...
January 1, 2009
With the challenging global marketplace and these unstable financial times, the chemical process Industries (CPI) must do everything possible to economically maintain production while providing innovative and high quality products for their customers. To achieve both these goals, predictive and preventive maintenance programs are possibly the most important gear in any processors toolbox. Not only will...
November 1, 2008
Management is a process of managing risk; maintenance management is a process of managing risk for operational reliability. Since it is hard to manage what cannot be measured, effective maintenance management demands good data on machine health — a comprehensive condition monitoring program, carried out by skilled and determined personnel, using appropriate tools and technology. Condition-based...
August 15, 2008
As fuel prices continue to rise, energy management is everyone’s business Market trends suggest that the demand for energy resources will rise dramatically over the next 25 years with the global demand for all energy sources forecast to grow by 57% and the U.S. demand for all types of energy expected to increase by 31% (see Figure 1). By 2030, it is expected that 56% of the world’s energy use...
January 15, 2008
Corralling gigabytes of predictive maintenance data isn’t easy, but it’s essential for streamlining your process Plant maintenance is one of the disciplines in a chemical process environment that uses gigabytes of technical and operational data on a daily basis. Of course, managing an industrial plant involves a large amount of data, which can be acquired, stored and represented in numerous...
June 1, 2007
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, Md.; invites companies to license a new non-destructive test (NDT) method for evaluating the degree of cure, variations in chemical composition and defect states in resin-based composites and metal oxides — data that is currently...
March 1, 2006
    Minor components trapped in distillation columns can react to form solids that cause major problems. The conventional responses to this situation focus upon dealing with the solids after they have become formed. A better strategy consists of preventing or minimizing the solids formation in the first place, by changing the column operating conditions.   Understanding the situation The...
February 1, 2006
    Piping-flexibility and stress analysis are required in the design of most piping systems before the piping is installed in a chemical-process or other plant. It is intended to ensure the safety of the plant and thus protect the interests of the owner and the general public. Owing to the availability of powerful computer software packages, the analysis has become simple and routine. However...
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