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October 1, 2012
The new RapidDraw3D Valve-model Generator is a free automated valve-assembly model generator that allows users to quickly generate realistic, to-scale three...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/A-Web-based-application-for-generating-valve-assemblies_9816.html
October 1, 2012
This condition-monitoring specialist company has introduced a vibration data collection-and-analysis service for industrial plant operators that aims to minimize downtime and maximize productivity. Where no fixed...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Let-this-company-collect-and-analyze-machinery-vibration-data_9793.html
September 10, 2012
The Japan Information-technology Promotion Agency (IPA; Japan;  www.ipa.go.jp) has entered into a formal collaboration agreement with the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI; Research Triangle Park, N. Carolina; www.isasecure.org) to facilitate adoption of the ISASecure industrial automation controls (IAC) certification program as a component of Japan’s initiative to secure critical...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Japans-Information-technology-Promotion-Agency-adopts-ISASecure_9725.html
September 1, 2012
  The Cleanfit CPA875 pH retractable assembly provides reliable protection against bacterial contamination of processes, thus making it suitable for safe, automated pH measurement in sterile processes. The Cleanfit assembly is made of...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/A-retractable-assembly-for-sterile-pH-measurements_9662.html
September 1, 2012
The inline analyzer, Liquisonic can be used for the reliable and economical operation of processes for cleaning surfaces. The sensor of the system continuously measures the cleaner concentration directly...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/Inline-control-of-cleaner-concentration-and-rinsing-baths_9663.html
September 1, 2012
  The modular multichannel multiCell transmitter/controller type 8619 is an individually adjustable measuring system with extended functionalities that can be used with a wide range of sensors. This...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/A-transmitter-with-two-more-sensor-inputs_9665.html
September 1, 2012
The Pamas SBBS laboratory particle analyzer system has been upgraded to be equipped with an optional, small pressure-vessel container for handling small sample volumes (1–5 mL) of high-viscosity...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/Count-and-analyze-particles-in-small-volume-samples_9668.html
September 1, 2012
A new family of network-interface modules, dubbed netJack, has been launched to quickly and easily add or change fieldbus and Industrial Ethernet protocols in automation devices. Thirteen different...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/data_recording_and_transmission/Quickly-switch-between-fieldbus-protocols-with-this-module_9669.html
September 1, 2012
Endress+Hauser A flowmeter designed for biogas The Proline Prosonic B200 ultrasonic flowmeter (photo) measures flowrate and methane content of wet biogas, landfill or digester gas, and other types of low-pressure, wet or contaminated gas. The company has optimized transit-time ultrasonic technology for biogas applications. The B200’s body is made from 316L stainless steel and is suitable for wet...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/Focus-on-Flowmeters_9659.html
September 1, 2012
The new TGT73 is the third mechatronic product of the intelliTHERM family — a hybrid concept derived from pressure measurement technology. With the new thermometers, temperatures can...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/temperature_measurement_and_control/Measure-temperature-even-if-theres-a-loss-of-power_9671.html
September 1, 2012
The portable GSP3 and GSP3 Flex (photo) gas detectors are designed for fast and reliable detection of leaks of inflammable gases at gas pipes and...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/testing/Detect-gas-leaks-at-the-source-with-this-handy-device_9656.html
September 1, 2012
Plant operators can now see at a glance how their plant is changing over time using the new CompareMap tool, which highlights the biggest changes in plant performance, and provides drill-down into corrective actions...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/A-quick-look-will-help-operators-pinpoint-plant-problems_9674.html
September 1, 2012
Reviewed by David Hill, Chemstations Inc., Houston   The authors of this text are leaders in chemical engineering thermodynamics. Based on their status, I recommended this book in a blog entry before even seeing a review copy — and I’m glad I did. The book is aimed at both students and professionals who work with process simulators. It assumes a prior understanding of thermodynamics, and...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Thermodynamics-for-process-simulation-reviewed-by-ChemStations-Hill_9615.html
September 1, 2012
Pumps are among the most commonly used machines in the chemical process industries (CPI). Condition monitoring tests and predictive maintenance can help pump operators determine when to overhaul pumps in a way that minimizes costs. Despite pumps’ ubiquity and large energy demands, however, relatively little information is available on how to apply predictive maintenance approaches and condition...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Condition-Monitoring-Methods-for-Pumps_9682.html
August 6, 2012
Information management provides a way to develop new materials, products or formulations more rapidly, on the basis of the information that a company already possesses in-house, while providing insight that can be used to guide experimentation and predict results — even when there are no experimental data available. These approaches have been successfully adopted by numerous corporations across...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/Information-Management-for-Improved-Materials-R-and-D_9568.html
August 1, 2012
Globe-style control valves are in virtually every chemical processing line where pressure and flow must be controlled. And for the most part, they perform as required, day in and day out, requiring little to no thought or attention. In short, control valves are not an everyday topic of discussion. In fact, the globe valve provides a direct contrast to today’s consumer electronics where major changes...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Control-Valves-An-Evolution-In-Design_9553.html
August 1, 2012
The XTP601 is a new, compact oxygen analyzer for applications in the process, power-generation and marine industries. The device uses thermo-paramagnetic sensor technology to provide stable percentage measurements of...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/This-oxygen-analyzer-is-compact-and-accurate_9536.html
August 1, 2012
The Hygrophil F (photo) uses a patented Fabry-Perot interferometer principle to measure trace moisture in natural gas. The sensor element of the moisture sensor type L1661 is made of a multiple layers of optically high-reflective and low refractive materials...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/Measure-moisture-in-natural-gas-lines-with-this-system_9537.html
August 1, 2012
The Kapta 2000-AC2 (photo) is a new in-line chlorine sensor for municipal and industrial applications. This new addition to the Kapta amperometric probes is based on microchip technology...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/Measure-chlorine-and-temperature-with-this-sensor_9538.html
August 1, 2012
The new four-channel universal I/O module LB104A for Zone 2 can be placed in a 16-mm wide enclosure due to a new energy-saving electrical design. This is a space saving of 50% compared to the...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/data_recording_and_transmission/Space-saving-IO-modules-with-fast-maintenance-functions_9547.html
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