FEATURED ARTICLESin Process Automation
Small change, powerful gains
Nuclear Engineering International
By Sören Künne and Wolfgang Schuch
Simple, low-cost improvements to valves, MSRs and preheaters can improve...
Don’t be a Statistic: Stay Safe with Top 5 Plant Safety Tips
By Jim Hathaway, Wildeck
Here are five things industrial plant operators could do today to create a safer work environment.
The Cutting-Edge of IoT
By Therese Sullivan, BuildingContext Ltd
This article breaks down into seven functional levels the dozens of technologies...
The Changing Workforce: How Automation is Transforming Today’s Job Market
By Gary Frank, Westfalia Technologies
As technology continues to become more sophisticated every day, companies are able to run leaner and more...
NEWSin Process Automation
- Baumer obtains UL listing for CleverLevel level switch
- Rotork to supply electro-hydraulic actuators for oil pipeline in Colombia
- AVEVA to supply CAD software to Russian refinery designer
- ASM Consortium has 20th anniversary
- Pentair to Purchase Steinhauer
- Where Have the Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Gone?
- AspenTech Opens Headquarters in Bedford, MA
- Thermal Flowmeter Market warming up
- Big Pipes Drive Coriolis Flowmeter Market
- ARC says ABB is number one in DCS
- Frost & Sullivan says Internet of Things is disruptive
- Phoenix Contact obtains safety ratings for QUINT POWER DC/DC converters
PRODUCT NEWSin Process Automation
Det-Tronics Adds Ethernet to EQP Fire and Gas Safety Controller
The Ethernet/Modbus TCP/IP interface board allows the controller to communicate with other devices on the Ethernet Local Area Network.
Rockwell Automation Adds Mobile Capabilities to VantagePoint MES
VantagePoint v6.0 software now includes VantagePoint mobile, a component that enables users to create displays and interact with data across any...
Rexroth introduces LFA pressure relief valves
The pilot-operated LFA_DB_-7X/_E 2/2 safety valves simplify hydraulic circuits and reduce inspection effort during operation.
MEDIAin Process Automation
RESOURCESin Process Automation
The software suite enables local and remote configuration and real-time HART device monitoring in remote oil and gas applications such as wellhead...
CD contains product pricing, applications, dimensions, specifications and tutorial videos.
Competency Framework helps companies combat the increasing talent shortage and achieve stronger performance from their workforce.
WHITE PAPERSin Process Automation
By Rockwell Automation and Cisco
Design and implementation guide outlines the key requirements and design considerations to help successful...
This whitepaper provides an overview of Emerson’s DeltaV virtualization solutions for both on-line production systems and off-line...
By Chris Soranno, SICK Safety Application Specialist
After safety risks have been identified, evaluated and analyzed, there will inevitably be...
CASE STUDIESin Process Automation
By Steve Beddick and Brian Sims, Moog
Entegra Power Group's Union Power Station near El Dorado, Arkansas, is one of the...
A CVL-5000 electric control valve actuator replaced an existing actuator on a blending flow control valve in a trial at the Fluxys booster station...
Heide Refinery used two weeks of planned downtime at its pyrolysis plant to migrate to new safety systems.
EVENTSin Process Automation
Mine Site Automation & Communication Africa in Rosebank, Johannesburg on 2 – 4 December 2014 focuses on creating a reliable communication network, establishing an integrated architecture and using data to determine where improvements can be made improving productivity, efficiency and safety.
The Conference will provide an excellent opportunity for automation professionals interested in enhancing one’s knowledge of industry best practices and appreciate existing/revised regulatory norms in process safety.
This forum will bring together some of the leading companies in the industry to discuss the best practices for promoting a safety culture through technology, hazard analysis and organizational discipline. Petrochemical industries will share their experience in regulations, MOC lessons learned, audit challenges and risk management for complex refineries.
TRAININGin Process Automation
This course is intended to provide an understanding of the types of computer-based devices, systems and networks used in modern industrial plants as well as the ways in which these elements can be compromised via cyber attacks. Attendees will also learn to build risk management techniques to improve their plant’s cybersecurity.
This online on-demand course covers the objectives, benefits and basic/advanced features of a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). The course discusses CMMS modules and state of the art technologies that are used with a CMMS. It explains how to develop system specifications based on your individual needs and how to justify, evaluate and implement a CMMS. It also illustrates how to...
The online certificate program in Process Instrumentation and Control (I&C) consists of three modules covering the different phases of I&C from a nonmathematical and practical point of view. It includes basic concepts, engineering, and installation of control equipment.