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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
The new version of this company’s asset management software, AMS Suite: Machinery Health Manager 5.5, augments the analysis of predictive diagnosis from mechanical assets by delivering advanced plot...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/asset_mgmt/Increase-predictability-with-this-new-asset-management-softtware_9560.html
July 1, 2012
Gas Turbine Engineering Handbook. 4th ed. By Meherwan P. Boyce. Elsevier Inc., 30 Corporate Drive, 4th floor, Burlington, MA. Web: elsevierdirect.com. 2011. 1,000 pages. $150.00. Reviewed by Amin Almasi, Rotating machine consultant Brisbane, Australia Gas turbines are cornerstones of modern industry and are widely used in the chemical process industries (CPI). New developments have increased the number of...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Consultant-Almasi-reviews-gas-turbine-book_9439.html
July 1, 2012
The ability to model a process to see if it meets project requirements and is economically viable enhances the conceptual design. Modeling gives engineers a means to identify the most promising processes, in terms of capital investment and return, and this can be particularly important when the project is environmentally oriented (a so-called green project). Did you ever consider producing a new product...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Evaluating-Green-Projects-Modeling-Improves-Economic-Benefits_9457.html
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...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Focus-on-Software_9365.html
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...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/CFD-Analysis-of-Heat-Transfer-From-Flares_9390.html
April 16, 2012
Aveva (Manchester, U.K.; www.aveva.com) 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...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Aveva-Laser-Modeller-reduces-3D-modeling-time-by-up-to-50-percent_9243.html
April 1, 2012
The Mesa is a handheld computer designed specifically for use in hazardous areas. It has Class I, Div. 2 certification for use in locations where potentially explosive gases, liquids or vapors may be...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/Collect-data-in-hazardous-areas-with-this-handheld-computer_9196.html
April 1, 2012
At one time, the design of distillation columns and other major components for the chemical process industries (CPI) required engineers to make one-at-a-time calculations in order to project what-if scenarios covering the processes, equipment, raw materials and capital necessary for renovation or construction. If an engineer was fortunate, he or she might have had access to central computer facilities that...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Better-Chemistry-By-Design_9181.html
March 23, 2012
Lloyd’s Register (London, U.K.; www.lr.org) says it has designed industry’s first reliability-based mechanical integrity (RBMI) software designed to address the maintenance needs of rotating and instrumentation equipment. The new modules integrate with the components of Capstone RBMI, allowing companies to combine the maintenance schedules for these types of assets into one program, driving...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/asset_mgmt/Lloyds-Register-New-software-for-monitoring-rotating-and-instrumentation-equipment_9134.html
March 21, 2012
Intergraph Corp. (Huntsville, Ala.; www.intergraph.com) today released SmartPlant FreeView, a free .VUE viewer that allows users to display and navigate Intergraph 3D models and view associated plant properties. SmartPlant FreeView will open any Intergraph SmartPlant 3D and SmartMarine 3D projects published as a .VUE file. A user then may walk through the plant, ship or offshore model and select any object...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Intergraph-introduces-SmartPlant-FreeView_9128.html
March 12, 2012
ClearEdge3D (Herndon, Va.; www.clearedge3d.com) today released EdgeWise Plant 3.0, with six major new features to optimize and accelerate 3D-modeling workflows. The software automates the extraction of complex CAD pipe geometry from 3D laser-scanned data, dramatically reducing time to create accurate as-built 3D models of process plant facilities. These new features represent a significant step...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/ClearEdge3D-releases-EdgeWise-Plan-3-0_9109.html
March 7, 2012
CAMO Software (Oslo, Norway; www.camo.com) has launched a new version of its all-in-one multivariate data analysis (MVA) and design-of-experiments (DoE) software, The Unscrambler X. The new version has greatly improved performance and is optimized for even better usability, security and reliability. The Unscrambler X Version 10.2 continues CAMO’s tradition of delivering powerful multivariate data...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/CAMO-Software-releases-new-version-of-its-multivariate-data-analysis-and-design-of-experiments-software_9100.html
March 1, 2012
Thermodynamics cannot yield any information about the intermediate states of a given reacting system. These intermediate states are the subject matter of chemical kinetics, which studies reaction rates and mechanisms. Chemical kinetics will predict what chemicals are present while thermodynamics will predict the limits of distribution of those chemicals in the different phases [1]. The design and analysis...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Thermodynamic-Analysis-Of-Electrolyte-Systems_9057.html
March 1, 2012
This company now offers an intrinsically safe Bluetooth module for wireless transmission of measured data from its laser shaft-alignment systems. Now it is possible to work wirelessly in explosive...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/predictive_and_preventive_maintenance/Intrinsically-safe-wireless-module-for-alignment-data-transmission_9067.html
February 1, 2012
Version 8 of the Simatic PCS 7 process-control system boasts a host of new functions. The new features range from improved data exchange and an easier engineering workflow, more powerful communication, redundancy-related and fault-tolerant functions to new controllers and extended...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/Extended-hardware-and-software-functions-for-this-control-system_8983.html
February 1, 2012
This supplier of online near-infrared (NIR) sensors now offers the NIRView process monitoring software. With NIRView, the measurement from the...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/computer_software_and_hardware/This-software-presents-NIR-data-in-realtime_8988.html
February 1, 2012
Last month, this company released a completely new version of its software for batch chemical reactors simulation, BatchReactor. The new software combines detailed equipment modeling, reaction engineering and advanced numerical methods to create a state-of-the-art simulation environment...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/design_simulation_and_modeling/Major-enhancements-for-BatchReactor-software_8984.html
January 23, 2012
Black & Veatch (B&V; Overland Park, Kan.; www.bv.com) announced today the launch of Smart Analytics, a set of information technology solutions that improve utility performance, reliability and service. It helps clients make better use of the data they receive from digital networks and devices. “Smart Analytics are essential for reducing costs and...
http://www.che.com/software_automation_and_control/information_technology/B-and-V-launches-Smart-Analytics-for-making-smart-utilities-smarter_8920.html
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