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June 1, 2012
Plant-management software for increased integration, and more Siemens Industry Sector This company has expanded its Comos software solution for plant engineering and operation to include considerably enhanced functionality. Comos 10 now provides an enterprise platform for plant engineers and operators that can handle even the largest volumes of data. New functions allow project teams to collaborate with...
June 1, 2012
  A gas flare is an elevated vertical conveyance found accompanying oil wells, gas wells, drilling rigs, petroleum refineries, chemical plants, natural gas plants and so on. Although modern flare systems are specifically designed to reduce the thermal radiation, pollution and acoustic impact of a flare, a considerable amount of radiation is nevertheless emitted by an operational flare as a result of...
May 1, 2012
As in almost all other aspects of producing chemicals, processors are looking for cost-effective sensing solutions. And they won’t be disappointed by the newest offering of sensors for the chemical process industries (CPI). Gas and pH sensors, as well as spectrometers, are experiencing noteworthy advancements that allow the technologies to reduce costs via reliability, digital and intelligent design...
May 1, 2012
The continuous-emission monitor and baghouse leak detector from this company incorporates automatic self-checks (zero and span) to eliminate manual calibration audits...
May 1, 2012
The PassiFlash 3036, a portable instrument for stainless-steel passivation testing and validation, can test steel passivity in less than a second, the company says. The instrument works on all grades of stainless steel, and is designed for single-handed operation. The PassiFlash 3036 produces an immediate pass or fail signal...
May 1, 2012
The Model 6888 oxygen sensor monitors oxygen remaining in fluegas from combustion processes using boilers, incinerators, industrial furnaces, kilns and process heaters. Since the calibration...
April 16, 2012
Aveva (Manchester, U.K.; has today announced the commercial release of a brand new product in its Aveva Plant portfolio, Aveva Laser Modeller, a 3D laser scanning software solution that can reduce brownfield facility intelligent 3D modeling time by up to 50%, says the company. Key customers have over the past 12 months played an integral role in the development and testing process of this...
April 1, 2012
Instrumentation best practices that are taught in colleges and published in standards are intended to be broadly applicable, guiding users in every industry and geography. However, for outdoor applications in cold climates, where the temperature can fall below –40°C, the optimum installation may be very different from those recommended via best practices, to ensure reasonable performance...
April 1, 2012
As a result of approvals by Germanischer Lloyd and UL-listed ANSI/ISA, the Quint DC/DC converter power supplies equipped with selective fuse breaking (SFB) technology can now be used in hazardous zones. Thanks to their low susceptibility to...
April 1, 2012
A new version of this company’s monitoring, alarming and reporting software is aimed at highly controlled and regulated environments in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Known as...
April 1, 2012
The newest generation of SpectroTest mobile metal analyzers is equipped with an efficient plasma generator and a newly designed ultraviolet probe. The analyzers also feature, and the field-proven Intelligent Calibration Logic (Ical) system, which...
April 1, 2012
With the aid of the tilting table PA4240/PA3240 for the contact angle measuring systems DSA30 and DSA100, users can evaluate a liquid drop’s ability to stick or roll off of a surface. The arrangement allows measurement...
April 1, 2012
The 1260 Infinity Hybrid SFC/UHPLC system is said to be the first commercial instrument that performs both supercritical fluid chromatography (SFC) and ultra high-performance liquid chromatography...
April 1, 2012
The new Signet 9900 SmartPro Transmitter features multi-parameter capabilities, flexible modularity and an auto-sensing, backlit display with “at-a-glance” visibility, even in dark conditions. The...
April 1, 2012
Next-generation ReactIR 45P technology allows reaction scaleup to be studied under actual process conditions. Designed to operate in the laboratory as well as in classified areas, ReactIR 45P uses in situ monitoring to study the...
April 1, 2012
The MXL (photo) is this company’s latest addition to its family of loop-powered indicators operating from a 4–20-mA d.c. input. This model incorporates the LCD from the company’s EJX...
April 1, 2012
The new VLM10 inline vortex flowmeter for mass, volumetric and energy-flow measurement on steam, liquid and gas applications is available in sizes 1 to 12 in. The device combines an inline vortex meter, a...
April 1, 2012
This company has developed an adapter system for measuring instruments with hygienic connections, which meet the stringent requirements of sterile processes. The adapter consists of a...
April 1, 2012
The TVOC-2 Arc Guard System detects faults in low- and medium-voltage switchgear within 1 ms and disconnects the power provided to the arc within 30–50 ms, preventing serious injury to personnel and reducing damage to expensive equipment. Without the system, an arc flash...
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