Articles & News on Chemical

Schneider Electric's Integration of Invensys

  • January 28, 2014
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor With this acquisition, Schneider Electric significantly enhanced its position to serve the process industries and now has a complete portfolio of products to serve the entire industrial and process automation industry. This article highlights a few key aspects of the integration of the two companies.

2014 Manufacturing Outlook from Siemens CEO

  • January 27, 2014
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor Helmuth Ludwig, CEO of Siemens Industry Sector USA, provided his views on the 2014 manufacturing outlook and other industry topics, including the first live display of an assembly line at the Auto Show in Detroit, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the first assembly line.

Honeywell UOP to control two petrochemical plants in China

  • January 21, 2014
  • News

Shandong Huachao Chemical will use the UOP C4 Oleflex process to produce isobutylene, while Zibo Qixiang Tengda Chemical will use the UOP Butamer process to transform normal butane to isobutane.

Metso to supply valves to Sadara Chemical in Saudi Arabia

  • January 17, 2014
  • News

The control and on/off valves, emergency shut-down valves, and ball and butterfly valves will be delivered to Sadara's fully integrated chemicals complex currently under construction in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia.

Windows XP Cyber Time Bomb set for April 8, 2014

  • January 3, 2014
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor The huge installed base of automation software running on Windows XP will be vulnerable to cyber-attacks with the end of Windows XP support April 8, 2014. More than 12 years old, Windows XP is the longest supported version of Windows ever and therefore is the most used in industrial automation systems.

AVEVA supplies Everything3D design software to EMS-CHEMIE

  • December 10, 2013
  • News

EMS-CHEMIE moved to the Everything3D (AVEVA E3D) software for design of its chemical facilities right in the middle of an ongoing project.

Cyber Security Lessons from a Military Leader

  • December 8, 2013
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor Major General Robert E. Wheeler gave a compelling and informative keynote presentation on cyber security at the ISA Automation Week conference in Nashville, TN on November 6, 2013. The cyber security challenges faced by the military and industrial automation systems are strikingly similar.

Developers of Dream Report come out of hiding

  • December 8, 2013
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor I recently had the opportunity to discuss Ocean Data Systems – a little company you likely have never heard of - with Roy Kok, their VP of Sales and Marketing. Their product, Dream Report, is OEMed by a number of well-known software providers. Here is a synopsis of my interview with Kok.

ACM signs Autopro to implement SIL safety software

  • December 3, 2013
  • News

ACM Facility Safety provides SafeGuard Sentinel SIL safety software that systems integrator Autopro Automation Consultants will help implement in process industries.

Adaptive Process Control delivers built-in, bottom line benefits

  • November 27, 2013
  • Feature

By Robert Golightly, AspenTech Adaptive Process Control provides a set of innovative, patented techniques for automatic adjustment of the controllers in real-time and elevates maintenance to a built-in and continuous part of the management process.