Process Instruments, Field Devices & IO 

APRIL FEATURED PRODUCTS

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RESOURCES

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Fieldbus Foundation announces availability of FDI Developer Tools

FDI Cooperation, LLC’s Field Device Integration (FDI) specification and FDI developer toolkits are now available to beta test participants.

ISA updates its website

The web site showcases ISA’s products, services, resources and technical information.

Precision Digital offers free Flow Meter Programming Software

MeterView EX Programming Software for the Vantageview PD6730 and ProtEX Flow Rate / Totalizers provides plant operators with full control of the meter configuration.

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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.

Proof Testing Level Instruments

By Bill Sholette and Craig McIntyre, Endress+Hauser
Many manufacturers provide SIL-rated level instruments, but end user testing procedures for maintaining SIL ratings over the life of the instruments vary significantly. The end user is ultimately responsible for ensuring that partial and full proof tests are conducted to maintain the SIL rating of level instruments, but selection of the right instrument can ease compliance. Here’s how to do it.

EtherNet/IP: fieldbus and more

By Michael Robinson, Endress+Hauser
More Ethernet nodes will be connected this or any other month than will have been connected in the entire history of fieldbus. This economy of scale and the tremendous technological advancements that go along with it is what makes EtherNet/IP more capable than a fieldbus network, now and especially in the future.

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CASE STUDIES

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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.

No more waste in the dairy

South African Instrumentation & Control
The largest dairy in Costa Rica lost yogurt down the drain every day after CIPs, because it couldn’t tell yogurt from water. Installing a OUSAF11 absorption sensor from Endress+Hauser solved the problem because it detects product transitions.

Field Level Instruments Reaches New Heights

Control
By Jim Montague
Ever-improving instruments and relaxed regulations are allowing workhorse technologies to excel in dynamic, sticky, multiphase and politically sensitive applications. Here are two examples.

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EVENTS

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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.

April 23, 2014


This webinar will examine the purpose of calibrating switches and best methods for calibration. Several different types of switch testing, including example applications where pressure and temperature switches are used will be covered.

May 12, 2014 - May 15, 2014
Montevideo , Uruguay


The IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) is the most important international conference sponsored by the IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Society every year.

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TRAINING

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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
Memphis , TN


The Endress+Hauser introductory course to instrumentation will provide maintenance and engineering personnel with a basic understanding of wiring, signals, instrumentation technologies, applications and installations.

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.