Articles & News on Chemical

ExperTune introduces Virtual Classroom for PID Training

  • April 18, 2012
  • News

The interactive training is provided by a live instructor, and includes hands-on practice using ExperTune’s “Virtual Classroom.”

DCS Migration & Retrofit Insights

  • April 17, 2012
  • Feature, April 2012
By Bill Lydon, Editor
There is a great deal of discussion about DCS migrations and retrofits these days, raising questions that can be overwhelming for users. Suppliers offer upgrades from their legacy systems as well as upgrades from a competitor’s DCS. I interviewed industry veteran, Paul Galeski, to get his insights on this important topic.

Flow Research says Turbine Flowmeters are hanging on

  • April 1, 2012
  • News

Turbine flowmeter revenues are forecast to increase at a rate of 0.6 percent per year through 2016 to reach $427.5 million worldwide.

BASF Benefits from Fast Implementation and Reduced Maintenance Costs

  • March 25, 2012
  • Case Study, March 2012
By Rockwell Automation
Rockwell installed three ControlLogix PACs, FactoryTalk, and a 100Mbit network with two Stratix 8000 switches to replace five old PLCs and ControlNet at a BASF shipping facility in Germany.

Fieldbus Foundation Remote Operations Management Strategy

  • March 21, 2012
  • Feature, March 2012
By Bill Lydon, Editor
The goal of FOUNDATION for Remote Operations Management (ROM) is linking people that understand the processes and equipment in a secure fashion around the world to achieve faster start-up time and reduced operating costs.

Cooper publishes Guide to the Principles of Explosion Protection

  • March 20, 2012
  • News

Guide outlines the essential principles of explosion-protection with respect to electrical equipment installed in harsh, hazardous environments.

Emerson's Float Level Switches approved for SIL 1 and SIL 2

  • March 20, 2012
  • News

Selected models of Mobrey Horizontal Magnetic Float Level Switches have been certified in accordance with IEC61508 to attain SIL 1 for a single device and SIL 2 for a pair of devices.

Honeywell to control Pucheng Clean Energy Chemical Company

  • March 15, 2012
  • News

Honeywell will supply Experion PKS control system, Safety Manager, Unisim Operator Training System and Field Device Manager for five coal chemical sites in China.

Mississippi Polymer Institute uses NVision Scanner to check parts

  • March 14, 2012
  • Case Study

MPI helps smaller companies in the polymer industry by using an NVision MobileScan laser scanning system to re-engineer or inspect parts to a high level of accuracy.

Honeywell to resell Magnetrol terminal safety equipment

  • March 13, 2012
  • News

Magnetrol’s spillage prevention and tank overfill protection products will be added to Honeywell Enraf Safety Solutions’ Alarm Scout service group.