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March 28, 2011
FF-Automation The AutoLog ControlMan (photo) uses existing GSM/GPRS and internet networks for communication, so users do not need to invest in their...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/A-low-cost-solution-for-remote-monitoring-and-control_6889.html
March 28, 2011
This manufacturer is launching the next level of its tried-and-tested system for monitoring reciprocating compressors, the new RecipCOM generation. In addition to continuously monitoring the status of all...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Track-compressor-health-with-this-new-monitor_6963.html
March 28, 2011
This firm has released its ATEX-approved intrinsically safe version of its alignment system, Optalign smart. This system also complies with IEC Ex requirements...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/A-popular-alignment-tool-is-now-ATEX-approved_7034.html
March 28, 2011
This company has integrated machinery condition-analysis technology into the metsoDNA CR automation system. The application, called DNAmachineAssessor, enables...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Condition-monitoring-and-analysis-integrated-in-automation-system_7116.html
March 28, 2011
Sensonics The DN8033 thrust and rod drop transmitter (photo) is designed to measure shaft axial or rod position of a range of rotating equipment. The 4–20-mA loop-powered module...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/These-transmitters-track-rotating-equipment_7176.html
March 28, 2011
Prüftechnik Alignment Systems Shaftalign (photo) is a new, laser-shaft-alignment system that combines simplicity of operation with precise measurement. The device features a...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/The-latest-in-shaft-alignment-systems-is-simple-to-use_7228.html
March 28, 2011
Emerson Process Management Machinery protection and prediction of critical mechanical equipment has been integrated into the DeltaV digital automation system (photo). This new capability directly supports users’ goals...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/A-machinery-protection-solution-thats-fast-to-setup_7361.html
March 28, 2011
Recently launched, the PumpMeter is composed of pressure sensors and an analyzing and display unit, which is attached to the pump. The system measures suction pressure, discharge pressure, differential...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Track-the-efficiency-of-your-pump-with-this-monitoring-system_7464.html
March 28, 2011
Last month, a new, physically smaller version of the CSI 6500 Machinery Health Monitor was introduced. The system — only 19 cm wide by 27 cm high — allows predictive condition...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Extending-predictive-diagnostics-to-remote-applications_7583.html
March 28, 2011
Dresser Masoneilan The ValScope-Pro (photo) control-valve diagnostic tool helps operators identify problems by providing a scientific evaluation of valves in...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Launch-of-the-next-generation-valve-diagnostic-tool_7584.html
March 28, 2011
The CSI 9420 is a smart, wireless vibration transmitter that delivers detailed information for machinery analysis to vibration experts, such as direct alerts on high vibration caused by cavitation or...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/This-vibration-transmitter-delivers-detailed-information_7612.html
March 28, 2011
As part of its wide range of control valves, this firm offers a range of electro-pneumatic positioners that allow stroke tests to be performed without disrupting the process line. For example, the...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Positioners-that-perform-partial-stroking_7635.html
March 28, 2011
R. Stahl Extensive capabilities for physical-layer diagnostics are now a standard integrated feature for all ISbus Series Fieldbus Power Supplies (photo). This integrated functionality enables complete...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Power-supplies-with-physical-layer-diagnostics_7705.html
March 28, 2011
This firm has enhanced its metsoDNA Turbine Control by integrating in fast turbine control and other features to improve its cost efficiency and ease of maintenance. The fast, redundant control handles control...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Turbine-control-and-monitoring-gets-enhanced_7716.html
March 28, 2011
With Comos PDMS Integration, this firm (formerly innotec GmbH) offers a tool for seamless integration of Comos planning in the PDMS model for the planning of chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and other complex plants in the process industries. The PDMS...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/project_mgmt/Seamless-integration-of-design-and-planning-data_6964.html
March 2, 2011
Bentley Systems, Inc. (Exton, Pa., www.bentley.com) announced today that it has acquired the SACS business from Engineering Dynamics, Inc. SACS is an integrated finite-element, structural-analysis suite of programs that provides for the design, fabrication, installation, operations and maintenance of offshore structures, including oil platforms and wind farms. Virtually all of the world’s energy...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/Bentley-acquires-SACS-software-for-offshore-structure-analysis_6457.html
March 1, 2011
Maximizing quality, minimizing cost and meeting schedule milestones are ever-present challenges in large projects. While significant progress has been made in certain areas of facility construction, the management of project-related information continues to struggle. Information received by operators tends to be incomplete and inaccurate, while the cost of producing it remains high. Common reasons for...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/Improving-Information-Management_6449.html
December 1, 2010
Reciprocating compressors — the most commonly used type of compressor throughout the chemical process industries (CPI) — are flexible and efficient, and they can generate high head (from several bar to several thousand bar) independent of gas density. Worldwide, the installed reciprocating compressor horsepower is approximately two times that of centrifugal compressors. However, the maintenance...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Optimizing-Reciprocating-Compressors-for-CPI-Plants_6208.html
November 1, 2010
One of the best ways to realize value from your process data is to use those data — both real-time and historical — in a process simulator. The many applications for doing so are generally categorized into offline and online categories. Offline applications, where the simulator is not directly connected to the control system, use process data to validate dynamic simulations of the process, or...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Connecting-Process-Simulators-to-the-Control-Room_6122.html
October 26, 2010
Ansys, Inc. (Canonsburg, Pa.; www.ansys.com) has launched ANSYS 13.0, the newest release of its engineering simulation technology suite designed to optimize product development processes — reducing the time and cost needed to foster product innovations. The advanced technology behind ANSYS 13.0 includes hundreds of new features that make it easier, faster and cheaper for users to bring new products...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/ANSYS-13-0-released_6095.html
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