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March 1, 2014
Effective level measurement in the chemical process industries (CPI) helps maintain material inventory at economic quantities, improves product quality and maximizes plant output by avoiding spills and process upsets. When they are incorrectly matched to their application, level-measurement devices can contribute to lower quality and poorer process consistency. No single level-measurement technology is...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/level_measurement_and_control/Level-Measurement-Device-Selection_11535.html
March 1, 2014
VibGuard Viewer (photo), the software platform for this company’s VibGuard family of online condition-monitoring systems, now comes fully geared for complex machine diagnosis. VibGuard Viewer 1.1, the new software...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/testing/Turning-vibration-data-into-knowledge_11528.html
March 1, 2014
The CP22xx Built-in Panel PC series combines the advantages of a modern multi-touch interface with high-performance multi-core processors for automation and control. Equipped with multi-core...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/This-built-in-panel-PC-offers-multi-touch-advantages_11524.html
March 1, 2014
Corrosion to the external surface of process piping and vessels that is hidden under the insulation is referred to as corrosion under insulation (CUI). Aging piping and equipment in chemical plants and petroleum refineries have made CUI detection and assessment requirements increasingly important. Because the need to detect and assess CUI is critical in chemical process industries (CPI) facilities...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Implementing-a-Corrosion-Under-Insulation-Program_11548.html
February 1, 2014
This company now offers compact monitoring relays for single-function monitoring. The new EMD-BL (basic line) monitoring relays (photo) are available with optional push-in...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Why-pay-for-more-when-you-only-need-one-function_11426.html
February 1, 2014
With its strategic partner for Industrial Ethernet Mynah Technologies (St. Louis, Mo.), this company will add Profinet to its DeltaV digital automation system. Profinet will join...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/Profibus-protocol-added-to-this-automation-platform_11432.html
February 1, 2014
Beginning with the early days of automated multivariable control in the 1980s, the trend has always been toward the use of larger matrices and more models. Today’s multivariable controllers commonly comprise dozens of variables and hundreds of models. But the next big advancement in multivariable control may be a shift toward the use of small-matrix, model-less multivariable control practice...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/advanced_process_control/Small-matrix-Model-less-Multivariable-Control_11446.html
February 1, 2014
The HS-20 Series of headspace samplers provide a reliable and robust headspace solution for any application analyzing volatile components in a difficult matrix. The HS-20 Series consists of two modules...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/Analyze-headspace-components-with-this-sampler_11425.html
February 1, 2014
The Sencom platform-product series now includes modules for the digital measurement of pH and ORP (oxidation-reduction potential), joining the existing FLXA21 two-wire pH/ORP transmitter...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/This-module-brings-pHORP-measurements-to-the-digital-age_11427.html
February 1, 2014
The new MCD-Series bidirectional controllers control mass and volumetric flowrate and absolute pressure of gases in two flow directions. The controller’s dual-valve design accommodates process-control requirements in many...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/A-bidirectional-flow-controller-that-also-controls-pressure_11420.html
February 1, 2014
The Sitrans FC410 (photo) is said to be the lightest, most compact Coriolis flowmeter available, and features a high measuring accuracy of 0.1%. The device has dimensions of 265-mm length, 280-mm height and 90-mm width, and a weight of 4.6 kg in the...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/This-Coriolis-meter-is-compact-but-still-accurate_11424.html
February 1, 2014
Thermal dispersion (TD) mass flowmeters measure the mass flowrate of fluids (primarily gases) flowing through a closed conduit, such as a pipe. This article describes the operation and installation of TD mass flowmeters, and gives the reader information about what applications these meters are most suited for.     Background The first general description of TD mass flowmeters is attributed to...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/Advanced-Thermal-Dispersion-Mass-Flowmeters_11443.html
February 1, 2014
In a culmination of more than three years of work by teams from across the globe, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO; Geneva, Switzerland; www.iso.org) on January 10 published the ISO 55000 series of standards surrounding asset management systems (AMS). The newly available standard can help companies in the chemical process industries (CPI) and other asset-intensive industries better...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/asset_mgmt/Asset-Managements-Next-Act_11399.html
February 1, 2014
Several new operator-interface touchscreen panels have been introduced for this company’s Compact control products. The Panel 800 PP882 and PP885 operator interface-panels (photo) provide improved...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/A-new-touchscreen-panel-that-improves-process-visibility_11430.html
February 1, 2014
As a first in the basic series of explosion-protected compact operator interfaces, this company is launching new panels for machine-oriented visualization featuring a sunlight-viewable touchscreen (photo). Even when installed outdoors and in bright daylight, the full-color 7-in. displays...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/Hazardous-area-LOIs-with-sunlight-viewable-touch-screens_11431.html
February 1, 2014
Last month saw the release of COMSOL Multiphysics Version 4.4, with a number of upgraded tools for multiphysics simulations. Among the new features are: a new Desktop interface for Windows...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Perform-more-simulations-with-this-multiphysics-software_11423.html
January 1, 2014
Rising temperatures and rapid or excessive heat buildup are useful markers for determining the operational health of many types of machinery and components that are used in a wide array of industrial and manufacturing settings. The types of mechanical and electrical systems for which temperature increases often signal problems include (but are not limited to): rotating machinery, such as motors, turbines...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/temperature_measurement_and_control/Remote-Thermal-Sensing_11336.html
December 1, 2013
Siemens Communicate with iOS devices with this new app Introduced in September, the Sitrans Connection Apple iOS communication application is designed for all Sitrans F US clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeters. The Sitrans Connection enables direct communication between an Apple iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch) and any Sitrans F US clamp-on flowmeter to enhance all metering functionalities, including...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/flow_measurement_and_control/Focus-on-Flowmeters_11271.html
November 1, 2013
Siplus S7-1500 has the same performance characteristics as the latest standard controller family Simatic S7-1500, with the added benefit of operating reliably under extreme medial loads, such as humidity, corrosive...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/A-new-controller-for-extreme-conditions_11165.html
November 1, 2013
This handheld combustion analyzer comes pre-calibrated E Instruments International The new E1100 handheld industrial combustion gas analyzer features sensors for oxygen and carbon dioxide that are capable of detecting a large range of concentrations for these components. These pre-calibrated and field-replaceable sensors allow for simple diagnostics and replacements to reduce downtime and repairs. This...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/instrumentation_automation_and_control/analyzers_gages_and_indicators/Focus-on-Analyzers_11155.html
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