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Software for the Human Element

New software tools address common issues, such as disorganized data and a streamlined workforce, through the use of simplified methods of presenting information, alerts and suggested actions. These tools are designed to increase human reliability and make chemical processing facilities safer and more reliable and more efficient.   Improving safety “One of the biggest issues for processors is... More
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Honeywell Process Solutions Ergonomic design, improved display reduces operator fatigue The Experion Orion Console is an advanced display technology that builds on this company’s flagship Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) control platform. The console features a large flexible, ultra-high definition display that provides clear status assessments of process operations in a single glance for... More
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Aveva launches a new application for governing asset information

Aveva (Cambridge, U.K.; www.aveva.com) has launched AVEVA Information Standards Manager (AVEVA ISM), a software product that enables... More
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Distillation Column Thermal Optimization: Employing Simulation Software

Several market conditions, including availability of light crude oilds in the U.S., low natural-gas prices and improving macroeconomics, are driving debottlenecking projects related to columns in both petroleum refining and chemical settings. Fortunately, the process-simulation tools that can be used to perform the front-end of these projects have advanced significantly in the past several years. Distillation columns present one of the most challenging... More

Industrial Control Systems Security: The Owner-Operator’s Challenge

Ensuring the security of industrial control systems (ICS) can be a daunting and complex task, requiring expertise and experience in several areas from a variety of contributors. The rapid pace of improvements to both technology and practice adds to the challenge. Finally, the amount and complexity of information, guidance and advice that is available can easily become overwhelming. Rather than focusing on the details about security products and... More

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Electro-Chemical Devices An all-in-one sulfide analyzer helps control odor The new SMS-22 Sulfide Ion Measurement System (photo) can be quickly installed with no special tools, features user-selectable automated sequential sampling of sulfide ions in water and lowers plant technician and supply maintenance costs. The SMS-22 saves time and labor costs for municipal water operations by completing all the necessary steps to measure sulfide ions in a water... More
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