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November 1, 2014
Alicat Scientific This company’s new, rechargeable, portable gas-mass flowmeters (photo) feature reading accuracy of ±0.8% with 18 h of continuous...
October 1, 2014
It is good to see your magazine publishing articles highlighting the tangible benefits that process control is capable of bringing to the chemical process industries [Advanced Control Methods for Combustion, Chem. Eng. September, 2014, pp. 34–39]. While the authors seem to be up-to-date as far as new sensors in the combustion systems is concerned, they don’t seem to be aware of several issues...
October 1, 2014
The HE53 halogen moisture analyzer has been designed for simplicity to make it easy to use, for even untrained operators to use. As a critical part of many quality control...
October 1, 2014
Danray Products The Axioline F I/O system has been extended with the addition of five particularly compact analog I/O modules. The new modules, which are just 35 mm wide, each offer four...
October 1, 2014
Bürkert Fluid Control Systems The modular multichannel multiCELL transmitter/controller type 8619 is a customizable measuring system with an extended range of functionalities that can...
October 1, 2014
What are the steps to finding the best pressure sensor for a particular application? That’s a challenge faced by many a young engineer just out of school. Engineering school teaches a great deal of theory, but what is the best way to choose when so many things that affect the decision are not obvious, and not necessarily part of the formal curriculum? This article reviews a series of questions and...
October 1, 2014
Pressure transmitters are widely used throughout the chemical process industries (CPI). Although pressure in and of itself is an important process parameter, differential pressure (DP) measurements enable the inference of other important parameters as well. This article presents a concise overview of how DP transmitters can be put to work in CPI plants.   Definitions Here are some important common...
October 1, 2014
Yokogawa With a 1-m spatial resolution, The DTSX 3000 Distributed Temperature Sensor can measure the temperature along fiber-optic cables up to 50 km in length, eight times the...
September 1, 2014
The newly released Centum VP R5.04 is an enhanced version of this company’s flagship integrated production control system. This new Centum release features enhanced alarm and batch functions. With the Centum system, a prominently colored tag mark is...
September 1, 2014
Fuel-View is a compact, lightweight and cost-effective solution for measuring the fuel consumption and operating time of vehicles, tractors, river vessels or any mobile or fixed installations with diesel engines. The...
September 1, 2014
The radiometric gauge SENSseries LB 480 has been awarded SIL2/SIL3 certification, making this company the first supplier providing SIL-certified radiometric systems for both level (point level or continuous...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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