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Data Loggers track mold at Apartment Complex
April 22, 2014

Data Loggers track mold at Apartment Complex

The monitoring project, which ran for five months, was aimed at investigating unexplained causes of moisture damage, wood decay and fungal growth found behind cladding and sheathing in ground-floor walls throughout the unnamed complex.

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Information-rich design for large-screen displays
April 17, 2014

Information-rich design for large-screen displays

Nuclear Engineering International
By Alf Ove Braseth
A new approach to human-machine interfaces has produced a radically different design of control room displays. The first of these has now been installed at the Halden research reactor in Norway.

ABB PLC controls safety at cold-rolling mill
April 16, 2014

ABB PLC controls safety at cold-rolling mill

The safety PLC provided the platform for Sandvik Materials Technology to add zoned safety guarding to a large cold rolling mill at its Sandviken plant in Sweden.

River Water Filtration - A First For Thermal Energy Installation
April 15, 2014

River Water Filtration - A First For Thermal Energy Installation

Maintenance On Line
The Open Loop Mitsubishi based Heat Pump system is the first installation of its kind anywhere in the UK that harvests naturally stored energy from the River Thames to provide thermal energy for an entire development of homes, apartments and a 145-bedroom hotel.

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First Aid Treatment for Machine Vibration Problems
April 15, 2014

First Aid Treatment for Machine Vibration Problems

Maintenance On Line
By Akilu Yunusa-Kaltungo and Jyoti K Sinha, University of Manchester
This case study at AshakaCem demonstrates the use of simple analysis of vibration spectra to detect an ID fan unbalance. Visual inspection and cleaning of the fan impeller was then conducted, which immediately enhanced fan operation, and cement production rate, by approximately 11%.

Leveraging big data in real time
April 15, 2014

Leveraging big data in real time

InTech
By Jim Petrusich
Technology today now allows companies to analyze the data in real time without copying the data into yet another database. A project at Dow Chemical set up and cultivated a powerful real-time analytics system that produced impressive results.

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Initec Plantas uses AVEVA Electrical software on oil & gas projects
April 15, 2014

Initec Plantas uses AVEVA Electrical software on oil & gas projects

Initec Plantas Industriales has successfully deployed AVEVA Electrical software on all of its Oil & Gas projects for a 40% reduction in time.

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QA Graphics Provides BAS Graphics for Residential Project
April 08, 2014

QA Graphics Provides BAS Graphics for Residential Project

QA Graphics provide all of the system graphics to New England Energy Controls for an 18,000 square foot residential project.

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Micro-Epsilon displacement sensors position synchroniser discs
April 07, 2014

Micro-Epsilon displacement sensors position synchroniser discs

Two laser line displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon are mounted to a purpose-built handling and processing machine manufactured by Behr Systems.

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Remote condition monitoring brings big savings for Spanish wind farm
April 02, 2014

Remote condition monitoring brings big savings for Spanish wind farm

By installing condition monitoring systems from Schaeffler on 56 wind turbines, Spanish renewable energy provider Geolica is making significant annual cost savings.

March 27, 2014

Goya Foods Reduces Overfilling Costs by 20 percent

Goya Foods in New York connected their ID30 terminals, eight random sampling stations, and three checkweigher and PBA429 platforms to Mettler-Toledo’s FreeWeigh. Net statistical process and quality control software to cut overfilling costs.

Inter RAO-Engineering uses AVEVA on Russian power projects
March 26, 2014

Inter RAO-Engineering uses AVEVA on Russian power projects

Inter RAO-Engineering, a Russian engineering contractor (EPC) in the power industry, will use AVEVA solutions as a platform to perform engineering and design work on complex projects.

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March 25, 2014

Portek uses Epicor ERP to monitor operations

Singapore-based port equipment engineering solutions provider Portek Systems & Equipment, has gone live with the Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.

Advanced motion control system simplifies design of modular printing machinery
March 24, 2014

Advanced motion control system simplifies design of modular printing machinery

Process Engineer
An multi-axis motion controller and high level software development environment from ABB is helping Rollem - a specialist print machinery manufacturer - to rapidly evolve its modular finishing system.

Measuring Uptime Of A SCADA System
March 24, 2014

Measuring Uptime Of A SCADA System

Pipeline & Gas Journal
By Julio Mercados and Alejandro Villalba, Promigas
Promigas is a natural gas transportation company in Colombia. It developed an online indicator that showed at the end of the day what has been the system’s uptime per node, concentrator (influence area) and, even better, the entire SCADA system.

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Early detection of gas leaks is vital
March 24, 2014

Early detection of gas leaks is vital

Oil and Gas Engineer
By Adam Walker, Inspectahire Instrument Company
The Inspectahire team is using the Flir GF320 optical gas imaging camera for maintenance inspections and for all its hydrocarbon detection jobs, in hydrocarbon production plants or for the inspection of any material that uses hydrocarbon as a fuel.

Stripped-down drive works wonders
March 22, 2014

Stripped-down drive works wonders

Packaging World
A smart servo drive from Metronix has allowed Pfankuch, a manufacturer of friction feeder systems for inserting leaflets and products into sales packaging, to increase the speed of its SmartFeeder by 50% while doubling positioning accuracy.

Blast furnace benefits from upgraded condition monitoring
March 22, 2014

Blast furnace benefits from upgraded condition monitoring

Machine Building.net
Sensonics supplied 15 Senturion proximity probes and a Sentry G3 monitoring and protection system for a project to update the condition monitoring of blast furnace turbo-blowers at the SSI steelworks in Redcar.

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On-site food waste bio-digester uses level switch
March 22, 2014

On-site food waste bio-digester uses level switch

Machine Building.net
The Mechline Waste2O bio-digester is a safe and environmentally friendly food waste management system for commercial food service operators. Mechline uses a Measurement Specialities LS403 series horizontal side entry level sensor to monitor the correct fill level.

Kistler strain sensors monitor welding of 'difficult' materials
March 22, 2014

Kistler strain sensors monitor welding of 'difficult' materials

Machine Building.net
Sciaky Electric Welding Machines is using Kistler piezoelectric strain sensors to meet the demands of the aerospace industry for precise monitoring of the welding process. A critical parameter is the force exerted by the welding electrodes.The Kistler strain sensors replace load cells previously used.

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