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Test Equipment Leverages Smart Phones & Cloud Computing

  • June 20, 2014
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor Fluke recently introduced Fluke Connect, a system which allows maintenance technicians to wirelessly transmit measurement data from their test tools to their smart phones. There is a lot of hype about the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing. To date, from what I have seen on the market, Fluke Connect is the most useful, productivity-increasing industry solution based on these technologies.

Emerson flow meters increase plant efficiency for CAROM in Romania

  • June 19, 2014
  • Case Study

Vortex and Coriolis flow measurement technologies enabled accurate and reliable measurements that reduced product loss in the MTBE plant by 150 metric tons per month, and improved boiler efficiency by 3 percent.

Opening Doors to Automation

  • June 9, 2014
  • Feature

By Keith Schmitz, Rytec High Performance Doors At MINOR’S food processing plant in Cleveland a forklift picks up a bin of their product and carries it into the next room. Unlike most facilities the forklifts here never take a break because there is no one sitting in the driver’s seat.

Honeywell UOP to control propane dehydrogenation project in China

  • May 22, 2014
  • News

Guangdong Peng Zun Energy Development selected Honeywell's UOP C3 Oleflex process technology to convert propane to propylene, a valuable petrochemical used in plastics production.

ACM Facility Safety Announces Summer Process Safety Courses

  • May 7, 2014
  • News

Training courses and workshops teach control systems designers, engineers and operators various aspects of process safety and how to meet worldwide safety requirements.

Metso to supply globe valves to Abu Dhabi Oil Refinery

  • April 28, 2014
  • News

The valves will be installed in a carbon black and delayed coker plant currently under construction in Abu Dhabi Oil Refinery Company’s chemical refining complex in in the United Arab Emirates.

ISA and MAVERICK Present Control System Migration Webinar

  • April 25, 2014
  • News

On May 29, 2014, experts will discuss the challenges, problems and common mistakes involved in a process control system migration, and show how using front-end loading (FEL) practices help smooth the migration process.

PAS to supply TuneWizard to BASF

  • April 4, 2014
  • News

BASF has decided to establish TuneWizard as a standard control loop tuning software for internal use.

Patti Engineering Opens Office in Austin, Texas

  • March 31, 2014
  • News

The company cites its partnerships with Siemens, Mitsubishi, Phoenix Contact, Matrox, Kawasaki Robotics and Indusoft as critical components to its success in the Texas region.

Inspire 2014 Conference Covers Process Safety

  • March 28, 2014
  • News

The theme of Inspire 2014, May 6-8, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is how the interaction among Culture, Safety and Technology can be used to improve safety in process plants.