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April 8, 2013
The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany: www.siemens.com/industryautomation) and Bentley Systems Systems (Exton, Pa.; www.bently.com) announced today at the Hannover Messe that they are stepping up their strategic collaboration, focusing on the process industry sector in fields such as chemicals, energy, pharmaceuticals, and oil and gas. Both companies are targeting increased...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Siemens-and-Bentley-extend-collaboration-to-the-process-industry_10411.html
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...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/project_mgmt/Safety-Instrumented-Systems-Focus-on-Measurement-Diagnostics_10393.html
February 1, 2013
AvaSoft 8.0 is the latest generation of this company’s spectroscopy software. This totally new application features multi-monitor...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/See-more-with-this-new-generation-of-spectroscopy-software_10148.html
February 1, 2013
This new software version includes solids modeling Aspen Technology The latest iteration of this company’s process automation software, aspenONE V8, was recently released with new functionality, including solids modeling. The integration of the solids modeling capability eliminates the “silos” that previously existed between solid- and liquid-modeling processes. The aspenONE V8 software...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/Focus-on-Software_10149.html
January 8, 2013
Aveva Solutions Ltd. (Aveva; Cambridge, U.K.; www.aveva.com) announced today the commercial availability of its brand-new plant design software, AVEVA Everything3D (AVEVA E3D), setting a new level of performance for major capital engineering projects. AVEVA E3D drives the adoption of Lean Construction by enabling engineering, procurement and construction contractors (EPCs) to break down barriers between...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Aveva-announces-the-commercial-availability-of-AVEVA-Everything3D_10103.html
January 1, 2013
Virtually every process-plant manager pursues the commendable goals of safely extending equipment life and maximizing both the availability and reliability of plant assets. Achieving these objectives usually requires upfront effort and money — both of which can be scarce resources. But even the realistic manager who knows that reliability comes at an ufront price may not want to authorize these...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Use-Simplified-Lifecycle-Cost-Computations-to-Justify-Upgrades_10087.html
December 1, 2012
The Perspecto CP television merges a human-machine interface (HMI) with a programmable logic controller (PLC) in one package. Traditional configurations utilize separate PLC hardware and software, and HMI hardware and...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/This-display-unit-merges-an-HMI-with-a-PLC_10017.html
December 1, 2012
While almost all chemical processors employ simulation software during the early design stages of new plants or new lines, simulation vendors say best-in-class facilities take the powerful tools further and use them for improving operations and profitability. And, across the board, software providers are working hard to make their most recent applications more user-friendly and accessible, so that more...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Simulation-for-the-Masses_9982.html
December 1, 2012
The newly launched sensALIGN is an intelligent sensor system for machinery alignment. By incorporating the patented intelligent-sensor technology from a partner into its own platform, this company offers...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Accurate-machinery-alignment-in-rough-field-conditions_10004.html
November 1, 2012
SciFinder, a digital database and analysis technology for chemistry-related research, has been enhanced to improve the evaluation of reaction answer sets and to allow easier collaboration with other SciFinder users...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/New-enhancements-to-SciFinder_9943.html
November 1, 2012
Fast/Tools R9.05 is the latest release of this company’s Web-based, realtime management and visualization software. The Fast/Tools Scada suite delivers a comprehensive solution that brings together the company’s process-management...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/A-new-release-for-this-Scada-system_9936.html
October 1, 2012
This company’s software now includes non-steady-state (NSS) modeling features for integrating control loops. These tools are said to provide fast, simple modeling and tuning of level controls. Unlike...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/Level-control-is-simplified-with-non-steady-state-tuning_9804.html
October 1, 2012
With the new release, EdgeWise MEP for Autodesk Revit, users can now, for the first time, bring extracted pipes, conduits and other cylindrical mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) elements directly into Revit. This new MEP software...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/New-piping-software-slashes-time-for-modeling-workflows_9792.html
October 1, 2012
Last month saw the release of V15.18, the latest version of Gridgen software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation. Gridgen V15.18 is said to increase the recovery of...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/New-features-offered-in-this-latest-CFD-software_9797.html
October 1, 2012
In order to detect unexpected torsional and lateral vibrations in mechanical drive systems, computer simulation is crucial to determine the dynamic behavior of rotating machinery. This company offers a...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Software-simulates-vibrations-to-keep-machinery-healthy_9799.html
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
October 1, 2012
With ATEX Zone 0 and Class I, Div. 1 ratings, the CSI 9420 Wireless Vibration Transmitter can now be installed directly in hazardous areas, such as chemical, petrochemical and offshore facilities, as...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/This-wireless-vibration-transmitter-now-has-ATEX-approval_9802.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
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