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April 1, 2013
This article provides guidance to the designer and operator of a safety-instrumented system (SIS), with an emphasis on conducting measurements. The use of best practices to ensure the strength of the overall system design, and the use of instrument diversity to combat common causes of failure, are covered briefly. Greater detail are provided on the use of new technologies — in particular, new...
July 1, 2011
The Mobile Perimeter System (MPS) IV (photo) is a mobile gas-monitoring platform that can be rapidly deployed for temporary or remote gas-detection applications. The...
March 28, 2011
Operator Alert is the newest addition to this firm’s critical-condition-management products. Operator Alert lets plant operators easily define alerts and reminders to notify them of plant conditions, while allowing...
March 28, 2011
Visual Explorer 2.5 (CVE 2.5) is the fifth release of this firm’s Geometric Process Control (GPC) software this decade. GPC technology mathematically unites, for the first time, the three key plant applications of process control, alarm management and...
August 29, 2008
Invensys Process Systems (IPS; Plano, Tex.), a global technology, software and consulting firm, today announced that it has been selected by The Arkema Group, a leading multinational chemical manufacturer, to provide a wireless alarm-management, handheld solution for hazardous industrial areas. IPS services and technology will enable Arkema's field operations teams to keep in touch with process alarms and...
November 15, 2007
As the chemical process industries (CPI) make the transition from communication protocols and systems that are cable-ready to those that are wireless, the conversation is changing. On the plant floor and in the executive suite, terms such as mesh network and interoperability bring new meaning to the manufacturing environment. But what does it all mean? How can companies truly begin to decode this new...
January 1, 2006
An electronic nose capable of distinguishing between cigarette smoke and smoke from an office or factory fire has been developed by a consortium of nine European companies and research institutions, with funding from the EU’s IST (Information Society Technologies) program. A...

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