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Honeywell to build Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) for BP offshore platform off Trinidad and Tobago
November 22, 2019

Honeywell to build Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) for BP offshore platform off Trinidad and Tobago

As the project’s main automation contractor (MAC), Honeywell will deliver all systems, detailed engineering and lead procurement for the integrated control and safety system. The solution will be based on Honeywell’s flagship control system, the Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS)

Honeywell to enhance process control automation for Kuwaiti integrated refining and petrochemicals complex
November 12, 2019

Honeywell to enhance process control automation for Kuwaiti integrated refining and petrochemicals complex

Under the agreement, HPS will provide KIPIC with front-end engineering design and advanced process control technology for the complex, which will help KIPIC expedite production start-up and assist with reaching production targets faster and more efficiently.

Stratus announces joining of The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF)
July 18, 2019

Stratus announces joining of The Open Group Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF)

The group brings together global leaders from the process industries such as Chevron, ExxonMobil, and DuPont, as well as system integrators, suppliers, integrated distributed control system (DCS) vendors, academia and other standards organizations

Rotork to help Malaysian petroleum company enhance actuator control
July 15, 2019

Rotork to help Malaysian petroleum company enhance actuator control

Rotork’s IQ3 actuators will be used to control the flow of the products on to carriers which use a deepwater jetty with depths up to 24 metres to carry products to the two sites, and will also ensure the isolation of the hydrocarbon products to prevent contamination.

ABB announces partnership with OKEA to support field developments in offshore operations
July 09, 2019

ABB announces partnership with OKEA to support field developments in offshore operations

The MoU reflects future potential for OKEA to leverage ABB’s global digital resources and industry experience in sustaining lean and optimized operations for the future – with responsive business models to support field developments at a time of technological change in offshore operations.

AVEVA announces agreement with Canadian oil and gas company to deliver supply chain management solution
June 20, 2019

AVEVA announces agreement with Canadian oil and gas company to deliver supply chain management solution

The cloud-based solution will enable Husky to plan and schedule its enterprise value chain from crude supply to product distribution through a single and unified system.

JMP Solutions announces acquisition of Hi-Def Controls
June 03, 2019

JMP Solutions announces acquisition of Hi-Def Controls

The Hi-Def Controls team comes with relevant industry-specific experience which will not only provide synergies to the JMP Solutions organization but will also compliment the skills of the current JMP team allowing for growth, promoting learning, and ultimately resulting in the delivery of end to end customer experience.

Emerson to enhance control for Nebraska water/wastewater facility
May 21, 2019

Emerson to enhance control for Nebraska water/wastewater facility

Emerson will install 68 Ovation controllers to control and monitor various utility processes including high-voltage breakers; gas distribution network flow and pressure; water treatment plant control; water well level monitoring; and wastewater lift station monitoring.

BASF chooses Emerson to modernize automation software and controllers at German chemical production facility
May 20, 2019

BASF chooses Emerson to modernize automation software and controllers at German chemical production facility

BASF will implement Emerson’s hybrid automation solution that replaces existing programmable logic controllers (PLCs), used to control 20 reactors, with Emerson’s DeltaV PK Controller.

MCAA announces induction of Ken Hoffer into the Measurement, Control and Automation Hall of Fame
May 16, 2019

MCAA announces induction of Ken Hoffer into the Measurement, Control and Automation Hall of Fame

On Wednesday, May 1, during the Association’s Industry Forum in Tucson, AZ, the distinguished achievement award was presented to Ken Hoffer, Chief Executive Officer of Hoffer Flow Controls, Inc.

KPM Analytics announces acquisition of Sightline Process Control
May 14, 2019

KPM Analytics announces acquisition of Sightline Process Control

Sightline Process Control is a company specializing in 3D color vision and automated inspection systems for the food production process.

Emerson partners with Vayu to optimize wind farms with machine learning
May 08, 2019

Emerson partners with Vayu to optimize wind farms with machine learning

The three-year collaboration combines the power applications and networking capabilities of Emerson’s Ovation automation platform with Vayu’s cloud-computing wind energy optimization technology.

Tesco announces acquisition of Trimax Systems
May 07, 2019

Tesco announces acquisition of Trimax Systems

The union with TRIMAX is intended to provide opportunities for TESCO to increase its water/wastewater market share in Southern California and gain entry to additional industries served by TRIMAX.

Emerson to provide predictive maintenance services to BP's Clair Ridge project
May 06, 2019

Emerson to provide predictive maintenance services to BP's Clair Ridge project

Emerson’s cloud engineering services enabled global project personnel to remotely collaborate on design, development and testing in a common virtualized environment. This allowed project changes and testing to be managed efficiently and remotely.

E-Technologies Group acquires Superior Controls
April 19, 2019

E-Technologies Group acquires Superior Controls

Superior Controls Co-founder and President Rick Pierro will continue as president of Superior Controls’ life sciences solutions vertical, reporting to ETech CEO Ralph Carter, and will also join the ETech board. Superior Controls will retain its name and maintain the company’s focus in serving the life sciences industry.

Emerson and Colorado State University to collaborate on Brewing Innovation Center
April 09, 2019

Emerson and Colorado State University to collaborate on Brewing Innovation Center

Funded by a joint investment, the center will serve as the main educational hub for the Fermentation Sciences and Technology program and will reinforce advanced competencies for digital transformation as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) era continues to evolve the industry.

Emerson earns ISASecure System Security Assurance (SSA) Level 1 cybersecurity certification
March 18, 2019

Emerson earns ISASecure System Security Assurance (SSA) Level 1 cybersecurity certification

This certification, for the company’s DeltaV distributed control system, is the latest step in Emerson’s commitment to provide secure digital transformation solutions for customers. ISASecure SSA Level 1 certification covers critical standards of the family of standards, ANSI/ISA 62443 (IEC 62443).

Seeq announces addition of 50 system integration partners to enhance process manufacturing coverage
March 12, 2019

Seeq announces addition of 50 system integration partners to enhance process manufacturing coverage

Partners have been selected and certified based upon their experience and understanding of how to apply Seeq across a variety of technology solutions

Emerson to help Indian oil company modernize automation operations
March 12, 2019

Emerson to help Indian oil company modernize automation operations

The project will upgrade 14 different process units, including diesel hydro-treating units designed to reduce sulfur content and octane-boosting units either being installed or augmented with desulfurization technologies.

Wunderlich–Malec announces acquisition of Control Concepts & Case M&I, LLC
March 07, 2019

Wunderlich–Malec announces acquisition of Control Concepts & Case M&I, LLC

This acquisition is intended to strengthen both companies by providing customers a broader range of industrial engineering and system solutions to meet their needs from a single source solutions provider.

ABB and Intel to collaborate on distribution automation systems
February 08, 2019

ABB and Intel to collaborate on distribution automation systems

At the core of the agreement is ABB Ability smart substation control and protection for electrical systems, SSC600, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors.

Kistler Group announces opening of Shanghai office
February 05, 2019

Kistler Group announces opening of Shanghai office

The building strengthens the Swiss corporation's presence on the Chinese market, enabling it to offer products and services from one single source to local customers in the future.

Hannover Fairs USA names Ed Nichols as vice president of events
January 14, 2019

Hannover Fairs USA names Ed Nichols as vice president of events

Nichols will manage the commercial vehicle show portfolio, which currently includes the North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show 2019). He also will develop new North American events in the fire and safety segment of the company’s portfolio of INTERSCHUTZ exhibitions & conferences.

MonarchFx announces Warren Bishop as Operations Director
December 19, 2018

MonarchFx announces Warren Bishop as Operations Director

Previously, Bishop was the Vice President of Finance, Planning, Analysis, Reporting, and Process Improvement for Macy’s Logistics. He also has experience as the Senior Vice President of Logistics at Levitz Furniture, Vice President of Supply Chain at Giggle, and Director of the East Region Distribution at Toys R Us.

AVEVA announces competition for NAM college chemical engineering seniors
December 11, 2018

AVEVA announces competition for NAM college chemical engineering seniors

The competition will involve using SimCentral, AVEVA’s industrial simulation platform, to solve a problem created by the company in collaboration with Dr. Richard Turton, renowned author and industry expert in the field of chemical process simulation.

ABB announces commissioning of two Italian digital substations
December 07, 2018

ABB announces commissioning of two Italian digital substations

Key supplies to the substations include ABB Ability-based automation and control systems, intelligent protection equipment, transformers with sensors, digitally enabled switchgear and advanced communication systems.

ABB to help Abu Dhabi petroleum facility integrate automation and electrification solutions
November 16, 2018

ABB to help Abu Dhabi petroleum facility integrate automation and electrification solutions

The upgrade will include a fully integrated ABB Electrical, Control and Telecommunication (ECT) solution with 45 power and capacitor bank skids, as well as centralized and localized automation systems.

ABB to help Brazilian power company enhance electrical distribution
November 09, 2018

ABB to help Brazilian power company enhance electrical distribution

Power is generated by hydro plants located in the northern and western areas of the country and by wind farms located along the east coast. It is then transmitted over long distances to urban load centers located in the southeast.

Rockwell Automation introduces The Connected Mine
November 08, 2018

Rockwell Automation introduces The Connected Mine

The Connected Mine helps mining companies collect and aggregate data to gain end-to-end visibility into their operations and make informed business decisions to improve mining operations.

ABB to enhance process and power management for Philippines petrochemical facility
October 29, 2018

ABB to enhance process and power management for Philippines petrochemical facility

The scope of supply includes 69kV high voltage air-insulated switchgear, UniGear medium-voltage switchgear, MNS low-voltage switchgear, power and distribution transformers, a capacitor bank, soft starter, IS-limiters and a process power management system.

Indegy partners with RSA to enhance industrial network security
October 26, 2018

Indegy partners with RSA to enhance industrial network security

The companies have completed testing which is intended to assure customers that both solutions can bidirectionally share information to detect, respond and mitigate security threats across their entire attack surface, including industrial control system (ICS) devices.

Belden/Tripwire and Claroty announce strategic partnership
October 01, 2018

Belden/Tripwire and Claroty announce strategic partnership

Tripwire Industrial Visibility is the first integrated solution between Tripwire and Claroty that will provide visibility, monitoring and threat mitigation across the complete OT landscape.

Rockwell Automation to showcase connected water control and monitoring solutions at WEFTEC
September 20, 2018

Rockwell Automation to showcase connected water control and monitoring solutions at WEFTEC

Rockwell Automation will feature its smart solutions through a simulated digital control room where attendees will have a chance to see the latest release of the PlantPAx distributed control system and advanced production intelligence software that provides real-time visibility into operations.

ABB to upgrade process control for Belarus substation
August 29, 2018

ABB to upgrade process control for Belarus substation

As part of the upgrade, the substation will be equipped with digital technology. ABB will supply protection and control equipment, an ABB Ability MicroSCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system and a digital process bus.

Rockwell Automation to help enhance control system for Chilean copper mine
August 22, 2018

Rockwell Automation to help enhance control system for Chilean copper mine

Rockwell Automation will collaborate in the transformation of the century-old, open-pit mine into a technologically advanced “super cave” mine that uses a block-caving extraction process. This advanced method is expected to extend the life of the mine by at least 40 years, improving its asset utilization.

ISA and The Open Group announce cooperation to advance interoperable process control architecture
July 24, 2018

ISA and The Open Group announce cooperation to advance interoperable process control architecture

The International Society of Automation and The Open Group have agreed to a liaison Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate cooperation in advancing and harmonizing the development of a multivendor, interoperable, secure control architecture for application across the process industries. Activities will include sharing of best practices, document review and joint forums.

ABB to upgrade inter-island New Zealand HVDC link
July 05, 2018

ABB to upgrade inter-island New Zealand HVDC link

The link is an element of the country’s transmission system and is used as an energy-balancing system, between the two islands. ABB Ability MACH control system, which acts as the brain or nerve center of the link will be a key component of the upgrade.

OSI to help Arizona power company replace legacy distribution systems
June 29, 2018

OSI to help Arizona power company replace legacy distribution systems

The ADMS will replace the utilities’ legacy Outage Management System (OMS) with an integrated, enterprise OT solution that enables operational decisions based on information from various grid devices and automated meters.

The Open Group announces The Open Group Houston 2018 event
June 28, 2018

The Open Group announces The Open Group Houston 2018 event

The Open Group Houston 2018 - Digital Transformation in the Energy Industry - will bring together vendors and end user organizations to discuss the development of standards-based and interoperable architecture, with a particular focus on technical and business issues for process automation.

Honeywell focuses on digital transformation at Honeywell Users Group (HUG) Americas symposium
June 22, 2018

Honeywell focuses on digital transformation at Honeywell Users Group (HUG) Americas symposium

More than 1,300 delegates from across the oil and gas, chemical, pulp and paper, and metals and mining sectors are attending the event, which features numerous displays of the newest technologies along with dozens of Honeywell- and customer-led sessions and technical discussions.