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APRIL FEATURED PRODUCTS

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MEDIA

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Drives 101: Basic features of AC Drives

In this Automation.com interview with drives industry expert Rick Kirkpatrick, you'll learn about the production and business advantages of using AC drives to control motor speeds. To...

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RESOURCES

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Valve maintenance guides developed for combustion-turbine combined-cycle plants

Energy-Tech
Rick Roberts, Electric Power Research Institute
EPRI developed two guides for the maintenance of valves in CTCC plants:: Combustion Turbine Combined-Cycle Steam Valves Maintenance Guide and Combined-Cycle Combustion Turbine Steam Turbine Stop and Control Valve Maintenance Guide (1026587).

ISA book says automation can prevent nuclear power plant disasters

ISA publishes a book that declares that another Chernobyl- or Fukushima-like catastrophe is inevitable unless nuclear power plants across the world adopt fully automated safety systems.

WIRES Releases Report On Transmission Investment Benefits

Renew Grid
Nonprofit trade association WIRES has released a new report that its says highlights the benefits of investments in new high-voltage transmission. The report, by economists at The Brattle Group, also urges planners and policymakers to employ more systematic procedures and analysis to arrive at better transmission and non-transmission solutions.

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WHITE PAPERS

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Protecting our Water – Keep Chemicals in the Tank

By Bill Sholette and Ricardo Chavez, Endress+Hauser
Leaking or overfilled tanks can cause environmental problems, contaminate drinking water and cost a company millions of dollars. Proper instrumentation, monitoring and control can prevent these problems. This white paper explains how.

SCADA Systems Automate Electrical Distribution

By Fabio Terezinho, InduSoft
Automating electrical distribution systems by implementing a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system is the one of the most cost-effective solutions for improving reliability, increasing utilization and cutting costs.

Power Quality Monitoring and Power Metering Tutorial

By National Instruments

This tutorial provides an overview of three phase electricity basics and then discusses three of the most common power quality events: leading/lagging power, saq/swell/interruptions, and harmonics.

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CASE STUDIES

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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.

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.

DTE Energy converts coal plant to burn biomass fuel

Electric Light & Power
DTE Energy Services converted a shuttered coal-fired power plant at the Port of Stockton to operate on biomass fuel. The plant will use about 320,000 tons of woody biomass fuel annually to generate about 45 MW of renewable power — enough electricity to meet the needs of 45,000 homes

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EVENTS

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April 22, 2014
Beachwood , OH


ACP will be releasing ThinManager 7 and Relevance 1 on March 3, 2014. Because this amazing technology is "See it to Believe it," we are hitting the road and "Going Mobile" to show you how ThinManager and Relevance are paving the way for mobile devices to become a very relevant technology for the modern factory.

April 23, 2014
Pittsburgh , PA


ACP will be releasing ThinManager 7 and Relevance 1 on March 3, 2014. Because this amazing technology is "See it to Believe it," we are hitting the road and "Going Mobile" to show you how ThinManager and Relevance are paving the way for mobile devices to become a very relevant technology for the modern factory.

April 23, 2014 - April 26, 2014
San Diego , CA, USA


This year’s CSIA conference provides systems integrator members with educational and networking opportunities to help your company put on an Inspiring Performance for your customers.

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TRAINING

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April 21, 2014 - April 22, 2014
Calgary , AB, Canada


This 2-day course is designed to deliver expert instruction on how to successfully plan and execute Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Determination studies efficiently, effectively and in accordance with the IEC 61511 standard. This includes understanding the principles behind three of the most commonly used SIL Determination methods (Layer of Protection Analysis, Calibrated Risk Graph and Safety...

April 23, 2014 - April 24, 2014
Calgary , AB, Canada


This 2-day course is designed to provide students with the tools necessary to perform SIL Validation studies compliant with the IEC 61511 standard. The practical course uses real life examples to demonstrate to students how to conceptually design multiple Safety Instrumented Functions (SIFs) to meet the specified safety integrity levels. Price: $1,850 CDN

April 28, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Calgary , AB, Canada


The TÜV Rheinland Functional Safety Engineering Certification Workshop trains experienced safety engineers who wish to obtain a TÜV Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) certificate verifying their expertise. The workshop has been reviewed and accepted by TÜV Rheinland, and passing a final exam at the end of the five-day course will earn the certificate. Price: $4,300 CDN.