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Pressure Measurement Gets Rugged, Goes Digital

Innovations place more robust instruments in demanding applications and enable processors to take advantage of the industrial internet of things Because pressure is one of the most common and important measurement parameter in a chemical processing plant, the established technology…

Digital Tools To Move Turbomachinery Into the Future

As with many industries, turbomachinery is experiencing a shift toward all things digital. The two main results of the digitalization trend are that turbomachinery providers are now able to improve how their own factories operate, but also help their customers…

Aspen Tech acquires Cipher IIoT assets from RtTech Software

Aspen Technology, Inc. (Bedford, Mass.; www.aspentech.com) has acquired the Cipher Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) cloud-native software and edge connectivity assets of RtTech Software Inc. of New Brunswick, Canada. The acquisition strengthens AspenTech’s asset optimization strategy by providing sophisticated cloud…

“Smart” couplings now available with this IIoT service

The Smart Coupling product line features this company's IIoT Smart Tag Solution, which brings increased levels of connectivity by providing on-demand information to assist with streamlining and shortening new product installation, service maintenance, troubleshooting and changeover times throughout the product's…

Simulation Software: New Applications Evolve

Optimization, advanced process control and performance monitoring are possible via simulation tools Software advances, including faster computations and ease of use, are opening new doors for simulation software applications in chemical process industries (CPI) facilities, allowing processors to extend the…

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‘Deep-learning-based’ AI quickly predicts furnace products

NTT Communications Corp. (NTT Com; www.ntt.com) and Mitsui Chemicals Inc. (both Tokyo, Japan; www.mitsuichem.com) have demonstrated the ability to predict, with a high precision, the concentration of gaseous products generated in a furnace. The predictions are produced in just 20…

Honeywell launches drone-based inspection service

Honeywell (Mmorris Plains, N.J.; www.honeywell.com) has launched its first commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or drone) inspection service, the Honeywell InView inspection service, to help industrial customers improve critical structure inspections while also helping increase employees' safety from many of…

Drones Take to the Skies in the Chemical Processing Industries

Drones are quickly entering the chemical processing space as more companies begin to embrace their use for inspection and monitoring tasks There is no doubt that drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), hold many promising opportunities for the chemical process…

BASF and SAP bring multiple business partners together in global network for technical assets

BASF SE (Ludwigshafen; www.basf) and SAP SE (Walldorf, both Germany; www.sap.com) announced the start of a project at BASF’s Ludwigshafen site to evaluate digital collaboration among business partners in the domain of engineering and maintenance. SAP Asset Intelligence Network, a…

Kuwait Paraxylene Production implements Honewell Connected Plant

Honeywell (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com) today announced that Kuwait Paraxylene Production Co. (KPPC) will use two Honeywell Connected Plant services to improve the performance of its CCR Platforming and aromatics complex, which produces p-xylene for plastic fibers and films, at…