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Skkynet Cloud Systems helps Siemens enhance digitalization and remote monitoring for Argentinian power plants
December 06, 2018

Skkynet Cloud Systems helps Siemens enhance digitalization and remote monitoring for Argentinian power plants

Tricco was tasked with developing a secure and reliable way to collect data from control systems running at power plants located hundreds of kilometers from the Siemens office. The first phase was to be a pilot—to connect his WinCC OA SCADA system to a Siemens T3000 DCS running at a power plant located about 100 kilometers from Buenos Aires.

CP Automation helps enhance power capabilities for UK port
September 12, 2018

CP Automation helps enhance power capabilities for UK port

As part of a larger infrastructure investment, CP Automation recently installed a Riello 3/1 phase UPS system at 40 kVa at one bustling UK port to improve the duration of its power supply.

ABB delivers microgrid and storage system to help Jamaican power company integrate renewable energy
February 28, 2018

ABB delivers microgrid and storage system to help Jamaican power company integrate renewable energy

As part of an initiative to integrate more renewable sources into its energy mix, JPS has incorporated about 160 MW of renewable energy into the power grid, accounting for about one quarter of its total generation capacity.

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COPA-DATA helps Slovenian energy utility company enable remote monitoring capabilities
February 12, 2018

COPA-DATA helps Slovenian energy utility company enable remote monitoring capabilities

The plant control system refurbishment with zenon resulted in an operational cost reduction of 30 per cent and a 15 per cent production increase through the elimination of downtime and sub-optimal operation.

Siemens to help U.S. military base in Germany enhance energy efficiency
December 18, 2017

Siemens to help U.S. military base in Germany enhance energy efficiency

Siemens and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers signed a €7.9 million (~$9.4 million USD) contract to install, operate and maintain several energy conservation measures at the U.S. Army’s Installation Management Command (IMCOM) headquarters in Wiesbaden, Germany, 23 miles from Frankfurt.

Lighthouse Systems helps SunPower integrate MES and automation in Mexican facility
November 22, 2017

Lighthouse Systems helps SunPower integrate MES and automation in Mexican facility

The manufacturing system - combining smart equipment, improved processes, plant automation and MES software - delivered on traceability and compliance requirements as well as on efficiencies.

Emerson helps enhance process controls at Turkish power plant
September 21, 2017

Emerson helps enhance process controls at Turkish power plant

Replacing the aging controls with a unified Ovation platform is expected to improve the reliability of the plant, which supplies electricity to western Istanbul. The contract was awarded by TEMSAN, the government-owned organization leading the project.

NI works with Innovari to enhance efficiency in grid operations
September 19, 2017

NI works with Innovari to enhance efficiency in grid operations

Innovari’s Interactive Energy Platform (IEP) uses artificial intelligence, “big data” analytics, proprietary optimization routines and grid-edge hardware built on NI technology to deliver capacity and address grid demand.

ABB helps Indian railroad stations enhance energy efficiency
September 13, 2017

ABB helps Indian railroad stations enhance energy efficiency

The 750 stations are located in the busy northern Indian part of the network, one of the most used railway corridors in the world. ABB recently reached a milestone of 5 GW of solar inverters installed, supplying some 40 percent of India's solar power at approximately 13 GW.

Rotork helps automate flow control at Mexican hydroelectric facility
June 26, 2017

Rotork helps automate flow control at Mexican hydroelectric facility

The modular CK design enabled the operator to tailor the actuator specification to precisely match the requirements of the application. The selection of CK actuators complete with Centronik digital control units required only the provision of a mains electricity supply to provide automation of the previously hand operated valves.

Schneider Electric helps Philippines power company optimize smart grid operations
April 11, 2017

Schneider Electric helps Philippines power company optimize smart grid operations

NGCP is responsible for delivering safe and reliable power to customers in the Philippines over more than 21,000 circuit kilometers of transmission lines. Cost, resource and energy optimization pressure drove NGCP to invest further in their Schneider Electric solution

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Rockwell Automation helps Loparex alleviate power supply drops with sag-correction system
March 27, 2017

Rockwell Automation helps Loparex alleviate power supply drops with sag-correction system

For more than a decade, the company’s 305,000-square-foot production facility in Hammond, Wisconsin, had been experiencing voltage sags several times per year that disrupted its largest production line. To get a better grip on the voltage-sag problem, Loparex installed the Allen-Bradley i-Sense and i-Grid intelligent network system from Rockwell Automation on its largest coating line.

Advanticsys helps Welsh high school enhance wireless building management efficiency
March 10, 2017

Advanticsys helps Welsh high school enhance wireless building management efficiency

Advanticsys wireless solution supporting M-Bus and Modbus RTU / TCP was chosen by the School and Cardiff Council due to the non-intrusive nature of the installation, with little preparatory work needed resulting in a cost reduction compared to other wired alternatives.

Citelum and Paradox Engineering work to make Siracusa, Italy a 'Smart City'
March 01, 2017

Citelum and Paradox Engineering work to make Siracusa, Italy a 'Smart City'

Citelum’s project was designed to achieve four main targets: energy efficiency, city beautification, remote control and management of lighting points, data transmission systems.

Opto 22 helps Pioneer Energy enhance visibility of oil wells
February 02, 2017

Opto 22 helps Pioneer Energy enhance visibility of oil wells

Pioneer Energy faced a significant engineering challenge: how do you reproduce—and exceed—the processing capabilities of an entire gas processing plant in a single, mobile system that can fit on a truck trailer?

Emerson chosen by Stone Edge Farm to automate microgrid operation
January 25, 2017

Emerson chosen by Stone Edge Farm to automate microgrid operation

Stone Edge Farm’s microgrid project strives to not only reduce the property’s greenhouse gas emissions, but also achieve energy independence.

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Kamstrup helps Aalborg District Heating automate meter reading system
January 10, 2017

Kamstrup helps Aalborg District Heating automate meter reading system

The investment includes 38,000 intelligent heat meters and a fully automatic remote reading system from Kamstrup. This large project begins in March 2017.

Prairie Power selects OSI to implement cooperative SCADA system
November 04, 2016

Prairie Power selects OSI to implement cooperative SCADA system

Unlike traditional SCADA system deployments, PPI's system will utilize PPI's secure, private network architecture to deliver a high-performance hosted application suite to Member Cooperatives from a centralized system.

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GE to help Spirit Aerosystems forward to the Industrial Internet
October 17, 2016

GE to help Spirit Aerosystems forward to the Industrial Internet

Looking to increase production of critical aviation industry products, Spirit AeroSystems will implement Efficiency Analyzer on Predix, GE’s operating system for the Industrial Internet.

Schneider Electric to deliver automation controller for Vallejo, CA flood control
October 12, 2016

Schneider Electric to deliver automation controller for Vallejo, CA flood control

Under the terms of the agreement, Schneider Electric will implement its Modicon M580 programmable automation controller (ePAC) platform to help the VSFCD continue to improve the quality wastewater and flood control services it provides to the people of the district.

Bedrock provides SCADA RTU platform for Clarksville Light and Water
September 23, 2016

Bedrock provides SCADA RTU platform for Clarksville Light and Water

The project is part of Clarksville, Arkansas' plan to save up to $2M over the next five years through improved control, monitoring, and security of its electric grid and water treatment facilities.

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Rotork actuators support environmental improvement at Aberthaw Power Station
August 25, 2016

Rotork actuators support environmental improvement at Aberthaw Power Station

Through the use of automation that includes Rotork valve actuation, Aberthaw can efficiently generate around 1555 MW of electricity for the National Grid System, which is enough power to meet the needs of some three million households.

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Dalian Metro uses Rockwell Automation to integrate system, cuts energy usage by 12%
August 24, 2016

Dalian Metro uses Rockwell Automation to integrate system, cuts energy usage by 12%

The entire Dalian metro system includes more than 50 redundant Allen-Bradley MicroLogix and CompactLogix controllers with about 100,000 I/O points across the different stations.

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Emerson Industrial's Unidrive AC delivers power for German textile company
July 27, 2016

Emerson Industrial's Unidrive AC delivers power for German textile company

Freudenberg needed to replace an AC drive within their nonwoven production facility in Kaiserslautern, Germany. The need for a small footprint drove them to the Unidrive SP AC drive from Emerson.

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Emerson helps launch waste-to-energy plant in Poland
July 20, 2016

Emerson helps launch waste-to-energy plant in Poland

Emerson automation experts provided control system design, engineering and commissioning services that were critical to the successful and on-schedule completion of the project.

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HIMA delivers burner management systems to INPEX' Australian facilities
July 20, 2016

HIMA delivers burner management systems to INPEX' Australian facilities

HIMA is providing BMS design, engineering and integration from the office in Houston, Texas, while commissioning and additional services will be delivered by local HIMA professionals in Australia.

Swedish utility chooses Kamstrup as smart meter provider
July 14, 2016

Swedish utility chooses Kamstrup as smart meter provider

Smart metering solutions provider Kamstrup will be supplying 27,000 intelligent electricity meters to Swedish utility Västerbergslagens Elnät AB over the next three years.

ABB increases efficiency of EPCC's cement production lines in Saudi Arabia
June 30, 2016

ABB increases efficiency of EPCC's cement production lines in Saudi Arabia

The project upgraded the existing 75 MV Switchgear Panels to the latest protection relay generation, and integrated the power supply systems with the ABB 800xA automation system already in place. Commissioning was completed in February 2016.

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OSI's SCADA system selected to support Spain's hydro generation assets
June 30, 2016

OSI's SCADA system selected to support Spain's hydro generation assets

The newly acquired SCADA system will replace and merge two independent Spectrum 4.5.1 systems into one system to allow centralized control, operation and maintenance of all hydro generation assets in Spain.

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Heliatek integrates Heliafilm technology in Kandil Steel's new facility
June 23, 2016

Heliatek integrates Heliafilm technology in Kandil Steel's new facility

The project was funded and managed by Kandil Steel, a leading steel provider in Egypt. The company is working on new solutions for distributed energy generation because of rising energy prices and declining government subsidies

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CarrefourSA implements COPA-DATA's zenon for energy management
June 15, 2016

CarrefourSA implements COPA-DATA's zenon for energy management

The solution for fully automated retail markets consisted of implementing central and remote SCADA servers with the ability to handle large numbers of parameters, installing new energy meters, automation panels and PLC control panels. For CarrefourSA, zenon was the best solution.

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Tajj Group chooses Menzel to replace defective motors
May 25, 2016

Tajj Group chooses Menzel to replace defective motors

Menzel Elektromotoren GmbH was chosen to replace defective motors after an internet search. The original motors had failed after only two years of operation, because they were unable to withstand the loads and high temperatures in the pumping station.

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Emerson helps Longview power plant provide cleaner, more-efficient energy
May 17, 2016

Emerson helps Longview power plant provide cleaner, more-efficient energy

Emerson contributed to the turnaround by providing automation technologies and services that help Longview provide enough reliable, affordable electricity to power more than 500,000 homes.

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May 12, 2016

Technovision implements AVEVA’s engineering & design solution

Technovision has plans to use AVEVA’s IE&D solutions in all of its projects, to achieve its objectives of optimum engineering schedules, accurate and cost-effective design, and the elimination of clashes, errors and omissions that create costly surprises during construction.

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Rotork Midland assists Drax with Europe's largest decarbonization project
May 12, 2016

Rotork Midland assists Drax with Europe's largest decarbonization project

Rotork provided Drax Group, the largest conventional power station in the UK, with 200 automated wagons as part of Drax's conversion from coal to sustainable biomass

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Schneider partners with Univ. of Connecticut to create storm outage prediction model
May 10, 2016

Schneider partners with Univ. of Connecticut to create storm outage prediction model

UConn’s analytics model will be integrated into Schneider’s WeatherSentry Online (WSO) platform, enabling utilities to better understand the expected impacts of storms on their utility infrastructure and to make smarter decisions in preparing for storms.

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Emerson to automate Allerton, UK waste-to-energy plant
May 09, 2016

Emerson to automate Allerton, UK waste-to-energy plant

The plant, which will also incorporate biogas and recycling facilities, will produce 28 megawatt-hours of electricity per hour from 320,000 tons of waste, exporting enough energy to the National Grid to power the equivalent of 40,000 homes

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ABB to automate 13km conveyor system at Chuquicamata copper mine in Chile
May 06, 2016

ABB to automate 13km conveyor system at Chuquicamata copper mine in Chile

The belt system will deliver copper ore from the underground mine directly to the concentrator plant, 13 kilometers away from the mine site.

Areva implements Aucotec's EB software for safety instrumentation and control
May 03, 2016

Areva implements Aucotec's EB software for safety instrumentation and control

The software platform Engineering Base (EB) replaces miscellaneous previously used maintenance inflexible tools. Thus EB contributes to the standardization of the system environment and engineering workflows at Areva NP Safety I&C.

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Emerson Industrial delivers energy-saving automation solution to Tech Folien
May 03, 2016

Emerson Industrial delivers energy-saving automation solution to Tech Folien

Tech Folien turned to Emerson official partner RJW, who designed and installed a solution which delivered energy savings of over 75%.