Articles & News on Chemical

Valve Shipments to Grow 3% in 2013

  • March 25, 2013
  • News

Shipments for the U.S. industrial valve industry will grow to nearly $4.3 billion, according to figures released by the Valve Manufacturers Association (VMA). This exceeds the industry’s previous 10-year peak in 2008.

Integrated Process Plant Management Software

  • March 8, 2013
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor Siemens COMOS 10 is an enterprise platform for the process industry that integrates functions including automation design, plant engineering, operations, and enterprise interfaces.

Software helps SABIC conform to European emission limits

  • February 26, 2013
  • Case Study

Industrial Thinking’s Chronicle software connects to flowmeters using redundant Modbus and OPC protocols to report on Hydrocarbon and Co2 emissions from all facilities, including steam boilers, superheaters, furnaces and purge to flares.

Mettler-Toledo publishes weigh module integration handbook

  • February 6, 2013
  • News

Handbook provides expert advice on the design and application of load cells and weigh modules for tanks, silos, vessels, hoppers and conveyors.

Det-Tronics Flame Detector Certified for SIL 2

  • January 21, 2013
  • News

The X3302 Multispectrum Infrared Hydrogen Flame Detector was certified as Safety Integrity Level 2 (SIL 2) capable by exida.

Tofino Security Appliance Thwarts Cyber Attacks

  • January 19, 2013
  • Feature

By Bill Lydon, Editor The Tofino Security Appliance and its management software withstood a variety of sophisticated reverse engineering attacks conducted by Digital Bond, the world's most respected sources for control system security research.

Siemens Serves Users by Adding EtherNet/IP

  • January 19, 2013
  • Feature

Automation.com, January 2013 By Bill Lydon, Editor The addition of an EtherNet/IP stack to the Siemens Sinamics drives offers another option and makes life easier for users and machine builders. The Sinamics S120 drive products now support Profibus DP, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, and Ethernet TCP/IP.

Emerson replaces valve positioners at Chinese chemical plant

  • November 15, 2012
  • Case Study

After Emerson Process Management replaced existing valve positioners with Fisher digital valve controllers, the plant gained $40,000 in annual maintenance savings.

Modernization Program with Broader Analysis of Existing Systems

  • November 2, 2012
  • Feature

Automation.com, November 2012
By Bill Lydon, Editor
Invensys Foxboro describes their Modernization Program as taking a holistic approach based on business requirements with four major goals - Reduce risk of failures, operational improvements, new & existing systems integration, and securing automation systems from cyber-attack.

Endress+Hauser Introduces Operations App

  • October 28, 2012
  • News

The free app provides mobile access to information about Endress+Hauser instruments, such as operating instructions and technical details, from a smart phone and other mobile devices.