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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
Initec Plantas Industriales has successfully deployed AVEVA Electrical software on all of its Oil & Gas projects for a 40% reduction in time.
QA Graphics provide all of the system graphics to New England Energy Controls for an 18,000 square foot residential project.
Two laser line displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon are mounted to a purpose-built handling and processing machine manufactured by Behr Systems.
By installing condition monitoring systems from Schaeffler on 56 wind turbines, Spanish renewable energy provider Geolica is making significant annual cost savings.
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, 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.
Singapore-based port equipment engineering solutions provider Portek Systems & Equipment, has gone live with the Epicor enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IniTECH incorporated the Assured Automation stainless steel angle body valve into batching systems for the flavor, fragrance and beauty care industries.