Articles & News on Chemical

Pervasive Sensing highlighted at Emerson Exchange 2013

  • November 25, 2013
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor Emerson’s Sonnenberg and Zornio discussed pervasive sensing as a growing trend. They framed the discussion around the idea of pervasive sensing as the way to achieve the pursuit of actionable information to improve operations and maintenance.

Foxboro Evo System Features Multiprocessor Controller

  • November 22, 2013
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor Foxboro has dramatically stepped up the power of their controller with the Foxboro Evo process automation system introduction. This controller is a great example of the new breed of controllers that leverages the latest technology.

Yokogawa to control Chevron Phillips Petrochemicals Project

  • November 21, 2013
  • News

Yokogawa will supply control systems, safety systems, remote instrument enclosures, and the analyzer shelters and analytical systems for the USGC Petrochemicals Project.

Honeywell to Modernize Petrochemical Plants in China

  • November 14, 2013
  • News

Honeywell’s Profit Suite R400 process optimization software will be deployed at two of Maoming Company’s ethylene-cracking facilities.

New Approach for Shortening Schedules and Minimizing Risk on Automation Projects

  • October 23, 2013
  • Feature

By Paul Hodge & Joe Bastone, Honeywell The advantages of optimized project workflow can be realized at both ends of the project schedule. The benefits are essential to ensuring control systems pose the least risk to project schedule and allow for safe, efficient and reliable plant startup and operation.

Yokogawa to control Bioethanol Plant in Brazil

  • October 22, 2013
  • News

Yokogawa will supply a CENTUM VP control system to control plant facilities such as reaction tanks and distillation units, and field instrumentation and equipment including FOUNDATION fieldbus flowmeters, pressure transmitters and control valves.

Improving Processes by using Sequential Empirical Optimization (SEO)

  • September 13, 2013
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor The ability to improve manufacturing operations is growing with the application of software that can leverage lower cost computing. More than 30 years ago, ULTRAMAX Corporation commercialized an interesting software product to optimize the operating performance of industrial processes. I recently caught up with the Founder and CEO to learn more about the product and their philosophy and perspective of industrial process optimization.

AVEVA to supply PDMS software to Russian design company

  • August 29, 2013
  • News

LLC GSE-Giprokauchuk is a Russian company that does design and research for the chemical, petrochemical and synthetic rubber industries.

Metso to supply ball and butterfly valves to polyurethane plant

  • August 20, 2013
  • News

The valves will be used in an MDI integration project (diphenymethane disocyanate) and a new PO/AE integration project under construction in China (epoxy propane and acrylic ester).

Honeywell Process Solutions Shares Service Risk

  • August 2, 2013
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor At the recent Honeywell User Group (HUG) 2013 conference, Honeywell announced new services under the Assurance 360 program for owners of Honeywell systems. The overall goal of these programs is a reduction of unplanned events, faster problem resolution, and better plant performance.