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July 1, 2014
Honeywell Process Solutions Ergonomic design, improved display reduces operator fatigue The Experion Orion Console is an advanced display technology that builds on this company’s flagship Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) control platform. The console features a large flexible, ultra-high definition display that provides clear status assessments of process operations in a single glance for...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Focus-on-Automation-and-Control_11908.html
June 1, 2014
Ensuring the security of industrial control systems (ICS) can be a daunting and complex task, requiring expertise and experience in several areas from a variety of contributors. The rapid pace of improvements to both technology and practice adds to the challenge. Finally, the amount and complexity of information, guidance and advice that is available can easily become overwhelming. Rather than focusing on...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Industrial-Control-Systems-Security-The-Owner-Operators-Challenge_11834.html
June 1, 2014
Electro-Chemical Devices An all-in-one sulfide analyzer helps control odor The new SMS-22 Sulfide Ion Measurement System (photo) can be quickly installed with no special tools, features user-selectable automated sequential sampling of sulfide ions in water and lowers plant technician and supply maintenance costs. The SMS-22 saves time and labor costs for municipal water operations by completing all the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/Focus-on-Analyzers_11813.html
June 1, 2014
The SC-System (photo) is a new family of signal conditioners, which was launched at the Hannover Trade Fair (April 7–11; Hannover, Germany). The SC-System uses high-quality three-way isolation between input, output and...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/data_recording_and_transmission/Introducing-a-new-family-of-signal-conditioners_11819.html
June 1, 2014
This company has developed a new IO-Link master for its Simatic S7-1200 controller, based on the current IO-Link specification V1.1. The IO-Link master connects field devices to the controller via IO-Link. The field device parameters are...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/data_recording_and_transmission/A-new-IO-Link-master-for-the-Simatic-controller_11830.html
June 1, 2014
The new FLOWave flowmeter uses a new technology based on surface acoustic waves (SAW). One of the outstanding features of SAW for inline flow measurement of liquids is that it operates without any components or constrictions inside the measuring tube. The interior surface can be manufactured with the same surface finish applied to the rest of the pipeline...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/A-new-spin-on-flow-metering_11818.html
June 1, 2014
This company’s line of LevelBest smart transmitters for application-specific level sensors feature onboard diagnostics and completely configurable alarms, providing an accurate inventory of stored products, reduced-cost support for startup and commissioning and ongoing...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/level_measurement_and_control/Smart-transmitters-for-a-variety-of-level-sensing-applications_11820.html
June 1, 2014
Pressure-relief solutions are commonly used in the chemical process industries (CPI) to ensure safe working environments for personnel and to protect equipment and assets. Relief valves (RV) and rupture discs (RD) are the most commonly used pressure-safety devices and are generally specified and selected according to application-specific requirements. For pressure-system designers looking for viable...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/pressure_measurement_and_control/Combining-the-use-of-Rupture-Discs-with-Relief-Valves_11833.html
May 1, 2014
In the past, words such as “unproven,” “risky” and “expensive” may have come to mind when chemical processors considered wireless technology. However, today’s wireless solutions address these previously perceived limitations. In fact, wireless solutions are quickly becoming a must-have technology in the chemical processing environment because they provide a...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/wireless_instrumentation_and_accessories/Wireless-technologies-get-better_11721.html
April 1, 2014
A dual-sensor temperature transmitter with HART protocols Invensys Foxboro The RTT80 temperature transmitter (photo) offers signal reliability, longterm stability, high precision and advanced diagnostics. The RTT80 is a mid-tier, two-wire temperature transmitter available with HART (and soon to be released Foundation Fieldbus) protocols, dual-sensor inputs, universal housing, diagnostics, alarms...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/temperature_measurement_and_control/Focus-on-Temperature-Measurement-And-Control_11636.html
March 1, 2014
The Allen-Bradley Armor GuardLogix programmable automation controller (PAC) can be installed directly on-machine, simplifying wiring layouts and decreasing maintenance requirements. This controller has four megabytes of...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/This-programmable-controller-is-installed-directly-on-machine_11516.html
March 1, 2014
Dilute-phase pneumatic conveying systems must be operated in a certain sequence and have sufficient instrumentation and operating controls to assure reliable operation and prevent problems. This article discusses two subjects that are important for successful dilute-phase conveying. Discussed below are design guidelines for instrumentation and controls that can prevent operating problems, such as pipeline...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Dilute-phase-Pneumatic-Conveying-Instrumentation-and-Conveying-Velocity_11537.html
March 1, 2014
The chemical processing industries (CPI) rely heavily upon the use of sensors to measure everything from weight to temperature to pH to pressure. Because sensors are used for measurements that affect critical processing elements, such as quality, efficiency and safety, it is important that sensors be placed almost everywhere in the facility, including in highly corrosive environments. Also, sensor readings...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/Sensors-Save-the-Day_11514.html
March 1, 2014
The latest models of Professional moisture analyzers from this company feature USB, Ethernet and WLAN connectivity for easy data transfer. Measurement results, displayed...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/A-moisture-analyzer-with-good-connectivity_11517.html
March 1, 2014
The Sitrans FC410 (photo) is a new Coriolis flowmeter that features a measuring accuracy of 0.1% of flowrate. Weighing only 10 lb, this compact meter communicates with all common process control systems...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/A-high-accuracy-lightweight-Coriolis-flowmeter_11515.html
March 1, 2014
The new Sitrans LG series is a flexible portfolio of guided wave radar transmitters suitable for virtually any type of industrial application. The modular design of the four basic versions, with numerous configuration options, allows for level measurement in the...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/level_measurement_and_control/Application-flexibility-with-guided-wave-radar_11529.html
March 1, 2014
Effective level measurement in the chemical process industries (CPI) helps maintain material inventory at economic quantities, improves product quality and maximizes plant output by avoiding spills and process upsets. When they are incorrectly matched to their application, level-measurement devices can contribute to lower quality and poorer process consistency. No single level-measurement technology is...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/level_measurement_and_control/Level-Measurement-Device-Selection_11535.html
March 1, 2014
VibGuard Viewer (photo), the software platform for this company’s VibGuard family of online condition-monitoring systems, now comes fully geared for complex machine diagnosis. VibGuard Viewer 1.1, the new software...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/testing/Turning-vibration-data-into-knowledge_11528.html
February 1, 2014
This company now offers compact monitoring relays for single-function monitoring. The new EMD-BL (basic line) monitoring relays (photo) are available with optional push-in...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Why-pay-for-more-when-you-only-need-one-function_11426.html
February 1, 2014
With its strategic partner for Industrial Ethernet Mynah Technologies (St. Louis, Mo.), this company will add Profinet to its DeltaV digital automation system. Profinet will join...
http://www.chemengonline.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Profibus-protocol-added-to-this-automation-platform_11432.html
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