By Marty Thomas, Rotork
Today’s typical valve actuators are intelligent and can provide information regarding torque loading changes that can be used for preventive maintenance purposes, and this information can be accessed and monitored wirelessly with ease and convenience.
The challenge of modernising the instrumentation on an old utility boiler can be overwhelming, especially when the boiler was originally commissioned in 1964. This particular tangentially fired (“T-Fired”) power boiler hosts 12 Auxiliary Air dampers and 12 Fuel Air dampers, but the drives were failing in their performance and were simply worn out beyond their service life.
By Teledyne Dalsa
Line scan technology is ideally suited to applications in which large, high-resolution, or high-speed image capture is needed, such as in a continuous web application—paper, textiles, metal, or glass tape, for example. Here’s how it works.
By Heinz-Günther Spreen, Harting
White paper describes the Han HMC connector for devices, machines and systems that require connections for more than 10,000 mating cycles.
By Adam Steele
Describes the potential applications of radio-frequency identification (RFID) in industry. An in-depth analysis of the technology, the report looks at how RFID can be used in logistics and manufacturing.
By Bernard Cubizolles and Alicia Bowers, GE
Are you running your plant with serious risk? Most industrial applications lack recommended updates, which make them a target for hackers. Outdated architectures, backups and spares can also create problems. With the number of attacks rising and the critical need for system availability, take simple steps now to minimize risk.
By Moore Industries
Details how the use of a HART interface module can serve as a simple and cost-effective method for gathering HART information that can be used for monitoring instrument status, diagnostic data, alarms, calibration values and alert messages.
By Matt Signon, Maverick Technologies
As electric utilities consider replacing aging power plant control systems, there are many strategic questions to be examined early in the planning process. This white paper offers insights and actual case study examples to assist with upgrades.
With HTML5 technology, HMI-SCADA allows users to create remote viewing screens compatible with most any tablet or smartphone, while dashboard tools speed creation of summary screens.
There are conflicting opinions on the harms and benefits of oversizing motors. Does it do more harm than good? You might be surprised.
By Chris Soranno, SICK Safety Application Specialist
To ensure an acceptable level of residual risk has been achieved prior to deploying equipment for active service, it is imperative to implement one final series of steps. This stage is necessary to confirm that all risk reduction measures applied (design and build, technological, and organizational) are working together effectively to reduce the risk of all identified hazards to a tolerable level.
By Bill Sholette and Ravi Jethra, Endress+Hauser
If you’re the person tasked with controlling the level of fly ash in collection hoppers, you know how difficult the application can be. What at first looks like a simple measurement, quickly proves to be much more demanding in actual execution. Download this whitepaper to learn how capacitance level devices can help you obtain reliable measurements in fly ash applications.
By Rockwell Automation and Cisco
Design and implementation guide outlines the key requirements and design considerations to help successful deployment of IACS 802.11 wireless networking within a plant-wide architectures.
By Clive Jones, et al, Global Heat Transfer
A properly maintained heat transfer system employing food-grade heat transfer fluids will contribute to low cost operation and efficient production.
By Cees Links, GreenPeak Technologies
The recent announcement of Bluetooth Mesh is yet another attempt of Bluetooth to get into the
networking space. Will it be successful this time?
Do you know how much money you could be saving annually with a variable frequency drive?
This whitepaper provides an overview of Emerson’s DeltaV virtualization solutions for both on-line production systems and off-line systems for development, testing and training.
By Alan Grau, Icon Labs
The Internet of Things has become a ubiquitous term to describe the tens of billions of devices that have sensing or actuation capabilities, and are connected to each other via the Internet. Until recently, security has not been a high priority for these devices. It is now time to establish The Internet of Secure Things.
By Chris Soranno, SICK Safety Application Specialist
When implementing technical protective measures (also referred to as “safeguards”) from the hierarchy of controls, each risk reduction measure will be associated with a safety function or combination of safety functions. In order for these safety functions to be designed and installed to a degree of reliability commensurate with the risk level of the associated hazard(s), the concepts of functional safety must be applied.
By Cindy Hollenbeck, SoftPLC
SDI-12 stands for serial data interface at 1200 baud. It is a standard communications protocol to interface controllers, computers or data loggers with micro-processor based sensors, typically designed to read environmental type measurements.