Case Studies & Application Stories 

Omniflex replaces annunciator system for Shell
September 18, 2014

Omniflex replaces annunciator system for Shell

South African Instrumentation and Control
When Shell Lubricants in the UK needed to replace an aging process alarm system with SIL certified technology, it chose Omniflex to engineer a replacement solution based on the Omni16R annunciator system.

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Koeberg’s plant status system
September 18, 2014

Koeberg’s plant status system

South African Instrumentation and Control
Eskom’s Koeberg nuclear power station in South Africa uses a Wonderware System Platform, Historian and Information Manager to provide an overview as well as detailed visualisations of the plant status and KPIs (eg. nuclear core temperatures, cooling temperatures, generated power) to plant engineers as well as senior managers and executives.

Fike’s Video Fire Detection Protects UK’s Heritage
September 18, 2014

Fike’s Video Fire Detection Protects UK’s Heritage

Electrical Engineering
The SigniFire Video Fire Detection (VFD) system from Fike Safety Technology (FST) has been deployed in the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) hangar. The camera-based SigniFire VFD visually detects the presence of fire or smoke at its source. Multiple cameras were installed, covering both the floor of the hangar and the roof space.

Emerson updates burner management system at Sasol
September 18, 2014

Emerson updates burner management system at Sasol

Emerson migrated an old burner management system on a distillation column furnace to Emerson’s DeltaV during the plant’s annual scheduled shutdown this 2014.

Datapaq measures floodlight temperatures
September 18, 2014

Datapaq measures floodlight temperatures

When the sun comes out on a rainy Wimbledon match day, the roof over Centre Court can be retracted, but only after the floodlights have cooled down sufficiently. Datapaq measured how long it takes.

Ultrasonic Technology Helps City of Charlotte Pursue Increased Energy from Renewable Biogas
September 16, 2014

Ultrasonic Technology Helps City of Charlotte Pursue Increased Energy from Renewable Biogas

By Steve Milford, Endress+Hauser
The City of Charlotte, NC, uses Endress+Hauser ultrasonic flowmeters to measure the flow and methane content of biogas from anaerobic digesters that treat sludge in the wastewater treatment facility. The biogas is used to generate electricity.

Micro-Epsilon measures wheel spining at 1,100mph
September 16, 2014

Micro-Epsilon measures wheel spining at 1,100mph

Micro-Epsilon supplied sensors for a high speed (up to 10,500rpm) wheel spin test, part of the BLOODHOUND SSC Project – the 1,000 mph land speed record attempt that is scheduled to take place in 2016.

Wiley provides food for thought with innovation success
September 12, 2014

Wiley provides food for thought with innovation success

What’s New in Process Technology
JBS Australia built a biogas and water treatment plant that led to not only an improved waste management system, but also an 89% reduction in the facility’s annual greenhouse gas emissions and a saving of more than $1 million a year on natural gas costs.

Complete OEM control solution for assembly machine
September 12, 2014

Complete OEM control solution for assembly machine

Control Engineering Europe
Premier Paper in Wisconsin uses Mitsubishi PLCs, Variable frequency drives (VFDs), servo controls, and an HMI along with a single control software package in its partition assembler for corrugated and fibre chipboard strips.

Multi-camera vision system inspects engine rings
September 11, 2014

Multi-camera vision system inspects engine rings

By Russ Butchart, Puffin Automation
Vision system for an unnamed manufacturer inspects defects as small as 0.008" on all four surfaces of an engine ring with a changeover time of less than 1 min.

September 09, 2014

GE Software analyzes Cincinnati Sewers

Proficy will assist the city in bringing together information about their wastewater system from remote locations to provide a system-wide view of what’s really happening across its watersheds.

September 04, 2014

OSI manages outages at Powerco of New Zealand

OSI installed an Outage Management System (OMS) for Powerco of New Zealand, based on OSI's Spectra OMS software platform.

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Prego and INSYS connect electrical grid wirelessly
September 03, 2014

Prego and INSYS connect electrical grid wirelessly

The wireless network at Pfalzwerke Netz integrates remote substations, secondary substations, renewable energy systems, and switching points into a network control system while providing protection from unauthorised access and tampering.

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Axis thermal network cameras provide security for a solar field
September 03, 2014

Axis thermal network cameras provide security for a solar field

With 34 cameras installed along the perimeter of the photovoltaic field, Solesa can detect animals, people, objects, acts of vandalism or attempted theft in complete darkness and difficult conditions, such as dust, fog and rain.

Axis video surveillance means powerful solar protection
September 02, 2014

Axis video surveillance means powerful solar protection

Solesa chose Axis’ thermal network cameras to provide security for a solar field.

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Imaging on the right tracks
August 31, 2014

Imaging on the right tracks

Imaging and Machine Vision
A train mounted camera system is helping the UK’s rail network inspect track conditions, whilst in France a vehicle mounted Lidar system is being used for 3D laser mapping of railways.

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Cutting the costs of safety with wireless leak detection
August 31, 2014

Cutting the costs of safety with wireless leak detection

Oil & Gas Engineer
BP is using Smart Wireless technology from Emerson Process Management as part of a leak detection system that helps enhance safety at its production centre in Geel, Belgium.

Linking Labs to ERP Lifts Enterprise-level Productivity
August 31, 2014

Linking Labs to ERP Lifts Enterprise-level Productivity

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Janssen-Cilag Farmacêutica, a research-based pharmaceutical company located in São Paulo, Brazil, installed a Thermo Scientific LIMS. By interfacing the LIMS with its ERP, GPSG Brazil can expedite the data flow between the lab and the manufacturing functions, streamline data handling, and integrate data collection and reports.

August 31, 2014

Process Centralization and Automation Proves Invaluable for ISO Audit

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Due to Cytonome’s new Empower PLM centralized and automated product development processes, auditors saw that they had the proper signoff, history tracking and reporting to meet ISO compliance guidelines.

Integrated controls ease programming, troubleshooting
August 27, 2014

Integrated controls ease programming, troubleshooting

Packaging World
Axalta Coating Systems in Philadelphia, used integrated robot and programmable logic controller (PLC) controls to help facilitate its transition to a new packaging automation system.