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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...
November 1, 2013
Last month, this company introduced the Extensible Authentication Protocol-Transport Layer Security (EAP-TLS) as a Wireless LAN (WLAN) security feature. EAP-TLS is particularly beneficial in mission-critical applications when there is a need...
July 1, 2013
  The new Ethernet/IP WirelessHART gateway is fully integrated into Logix from Rockwell, making it the company’s default WirelessHART gateway. However, other process control systems that support communication...
December 1, 2012
This company’s MSI-4260 and MSI 3460 crane scale models have been upgraded to allow its use with a new remote display. Compatibility with the remote display product offers an added...
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...
April 1, 2012
While some initially worried that the lack of a single wireless instrumentation standard — currently WirelessHart and ISA 100 both exist — would deter end users from embracing any wireless technology, it seems that’s not the case. “The benefits of wireless technology are too great to ignore,” says Hesh Kagan, senior consultant with Invensys Portfolio Group (Foxboro, Mass.)...
March 1, 2012
With these two energy-use monitors, companies can gain insight into how, when and where energy is being expended throughout a production process. The PowerMonitor W 250 (photo) features a self-generating wireless...
February 1, 2012
The new wSeries Wi-Fi transmitter communicates on a standard Wi-Fi network, which is an economical solution for facilities with an existing Wi-Fi network as well as for new...
January 1, 2012
The new WNM Wireless Network Module is an accurate and reliable solution for sending process signals between remote field sites. The WNM provides a low-cost, wireless...
January 1, 2012
The SC950 wireless vacuum pump system combines fast and precise vacuum regulation with a flowrate of up to 50 L/min, with the benefit of total remote control. A wireless...
December 1, 2011
Pegasus is a new mobile phone and online tracking system designed for industrial applications. With protection class IP 65, the phone is suitable for use at temperatures of –20 to 60°C in the...
December 1, 2011
Today’s plant turnarounds bear little resemblance to those of the past: Last-minute preparations and procurements combined with hurried work plans penciled into a notebook often led to undisciplined procedures, incidents and equipment that still operated with defective parts. Those bygone practices have been cleaned up and replaced with clearer processes as turnarounds have become critical to a...
October 1, 2011
The new DX80DR Multi-Hop Data Radio from partner Banner Engineering extends the reach of this company’s SureCross wireless systems by repeating transmissions in 3-km “hops”. Multiple units...
August 1, 2011
The RAD-WHA-1/2NPT Wireless HART adapter simplifies and speeds up the retrofitting and expansion of systems with 4–20-mA signal cables. The adapter is connected to an existing HART device in...
May 5, 2011
Apprion, a vendor and service provider of Industrial Wireless Application Systems for the process manufacturing industry, says it has a Wireless Application Site Plan at the BASF FINA Petrochemicals LP facility in Port Arthur, Texas (BFLP). Apprion's team of wireless and industrial experts conducted the on-site survey and plan, which included comprehensive RF spectrum analysis, various grid simulation...
March 28, 2011
CVA actuators provide extremely precise control-valve operation with repeatability and resolution performance at less than 0.1% of full scale. In addition, they include, as a...
March 28, 2011
Sometimes it is complicated to access machines and equipment that has to be monitored using measuring instruments due to long distances for cables. Use of a wireless-based solution is considerably more efficient and offers greater potential savings...
March 28, 2011
Sometimes it is complicated to access machines and equipment that has to be monitored using measuring instruments due to long distances for cables. Use of a wireless-based solution is considerably more efficient and offers greater...
March 28, 2011
Wireless transmitters have been applied to a variety of applications. Some examples are monitoring temperatures in cold rooms (photo); monitoring temperatures in mobile situations, such as in railcars; and temperature measurement in harsh plant...
March 28, 2011
Last month, this firm began shipping open interoperable Wireless HART standard products from its Smart Wireless range of pressure, flow, level, temperature, pH and discrete transmitters...
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