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Rockwell Automation helps Ithaca Beer enhance brewery automation process
October 30, 2019

Rockwell Automation helps Ithaca Beer enhance brewery automation process

Working with OBG, Ithaca Beer Co. upgraded to a semi-automated brewing process based on the FactoryTalk Craft Brew solution from Rockwell Automation. The pre-configured solution offers control to customize and automate a craft brewhouse. And it is pre-engineered, -programmed, -tested and -validated, significantly reducing commissioning and startup time.

Emerson helps U.K. refinery implement terminal automation system
May 02, 2019

Emerson helps U.K. refinery implement terminal automation system

The scalable, enterprise-level midstream logistics management solution based on Emerson’s TerminalManager software and DeltaV distributed control system (DCS) is working to help the terminal achieve its goals

Rockwell Automation and Rovisys help Hardy Industrial Technologies upgrade distributed control system (DCS)
February 25, 2019

Rockwell Automation and Rovisys help Hardy Industrial Technologies upgrade distributed control system (DCS)

Hardy wanted to abandon the dependency on just a few raw materials and instead use other nontraditional materials that were untapped in the marketplace. To do this, Hardy needed to overhaul the outdated controllers and distributed control system (DCS) that existed in the plant.

Rockwell Automation helps Midwest Farmers Cooperative enhance distributed control systems
January 31, 2019

Rockwell Automation helps Midwest Farmers Cooperative enhance distributed control systems

MFC worked with system integrator Wachter Inc. to design an automated facility, based on the PlantPAx distributed control system (DCS) from Rockwell Automation.

Rockwell Automation helps Arkansas Steel enhance manufacturing intelligence
January 10, 2019

Rockwell Automation helps Arkansas Steel enhance manufacturing intelligence

While updating the plant’s control layer, IT teams at Arkansas Steel began considering additional opportunities to improve operations. What they found was an issue with workforce utilization: Operators’ attention was divided between the process of creating tie plates and handling data.

Indegy helps City of Raleigh earn CSO50 Award for public utility security project
October 31, 2018

Indegy helps City of Raleigh earn CSO50 Award for public utility security project

The City partnered with Indegy to implement an industrial security solution that provides visibility, protection and control to detect and prevent threats before they can impact the operation and safety of its water supply systems and utilities.

Elite Control Systems helps Edrington facilitate integrated distillery control
September 10, 2018

Elite Control Systems helps Edrington facilitate integrated distillery control

From a controls perspective, the three-pod design meant a complex system was required. The challenge was developing a system to manage the production interfaces alongside all of the sequencing, interlocking, etc. that is required between each of the pods.

Rockwell Automation helps ECT integrate process control for shale gas producer
September 07, 2018

Rockwell Automation helps ECT integrate process control for shale gas producer

ECT was tasked with developing a turbomachinery control system for two trains, each with three parallel compressors. Because the operations will be expected to run continuously for years at a time, a redundant architecture was essential to ensure a backup system would take over and reduce the likelihood of downtime should a failure occur.

Honeywell helps Finnish waste plant enhance control room technology
May 23, 2018

Honeywell helps Finnish waste plant enhance control room technology

In addition to the Experion Orion Console, the Leppävirta site will implement Honeywell’s Field Device Manager, which uses smart instrumentation to perform device configuration and management capabilities.

Honeywell to create cryogenic gas processing plant for West Texas facility
April 18, 2018

Honeywell to create cryogenic gas processing plant for West Texas facility

The plant is designed to extract 99 percent of ethane and 100 percent of propane and heavier hydrocarbons from natural gas in the Permian basin. Honeywell’s UOP Russell solution includes design, supply and installation of a modular cryogenic plant, refrigeration, dehydration and acid gas removal units

ABB helps Bayer implement modular automation solution
April 13, 2018

ABB helps Bayer implement modular automation solution

ABB has developed a solution for modularization with plug and produce capabilities and a pilot is currently ongoing with one of the major life science companies, Bayer AG.

Rockwell Automation helps Colorado State University automate new hands-on brewing lab
April 11, 2018

Rockwell Automation helps Colorado State University automate new hands-on brewing lab

The lab is part of CSU’s Fermentation Science and Technology (FST) program. Support from both the university and members of the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork program was vital to getting the brewery operational.

Schneider Electric helps Dow Corning upgrade its distributed control systems
February 27, 2018

Schneider Electric helps Dow Corning upgrade its distributed control systems

Working in tandem, Schneider Electric experts helped upgrade Dow Corning’s existing Foxboro I/A Series control system to the EcoStruxure Foxboro DCS in phases, ensuring continuous, transparent operations

SABIC turns to Yokogawa TDLS analyzers to enhance safety function and production
October 11, 2017

SABIC turns to Yokogawa TDLS analyzers to enhance safety function and production

By Jon Moscovic, Lead Reliability Engineer, SABIC
SABIC’s situation proved to be harder than most typical applications due to a mix of specific conditions. For many years operators struggled while working with paramagnetic and electrochemical cell sensors.

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.

Bedrock Automation helps City of Lynchburg, Virginia enhance control of wastewater treatment operations
September 19, 2017

Bedrock Automation helps City of Lynchburg, Virginia enhance control of wastewater treatment operations

The City implemented Bedrock to control both de-chlorination and storm water remediation operations, and is planning other integration and control applications as part of its ongoing modernization program.

Rockwell Automation helps pharmaceutical company integrate upgraded automation systems
September 08, 2017

Rockwell Automation helps pharmaceutical company integrate upgraded automation systems

One biopharmaceutical giant recently needed to address obsolescence in two of its purification skids, and saw it as an opportunity to make some additional operational improvements in the process.

Bedrock Automation delivers automation control system for Houston oil and gas processor
September 06, 2017

Bedrock Automation delivers automation control system for Houston oil and gas processor

The Bedrock system will coordinate flow of product from partners, through the Pinnacle processing facilities and onto refiners and shippers. Pinnacle chose Bedrock system for its scalability, ease of engineering, ruggedness, cost efficiencies and intrinsic cyber security.

Schneider Electric helps bring process automation systems to Nigerian oil refinery
August 29, 2017

Schneider Electric helps bring process automation systems to Nigerian oil refinery

Under the terms of the agreement, Schneider Electric will supply its EcoStruxure system architecture and platform, comprising its EcoStruxure Foxboro distributed control system, Triconex process safety solutions, PIONIR analytical fuels blending systems and a suite of SimSci and Wonderware software solutions at Dangote’s greenfield refinery in Lagos, Nigeria.

CMR helps Singapore beverage plant install new process batch control system
August 28, 2017

CMR helps Singapore beverage plant install new process batch control system

The work, being undertaken at Yeo Hiap Seng’s (Yeo’s) tea, soft drinks and sauces production plant in Singapore, sees the development of a system using Siemens PCS7 batch technology for S-88 Standard compliance.

Schneider Electric helps New Zealand water management company built IIoT control solution
July 11, 2017

Schneider Electric helps New Zealand water management company built IIoT control solution

With Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure architecture, WaterForce developed a cloud-based IIoT solution so farmers can monitor and control irrigation pumps and pivots from their computer, tablet or smartphone.

ABB helps Italian water company improve maintenance efforts
May 26, 2017

ABB helps Italian water company improve maintenance efforts

CBV expects to reduce plant operating costs by up to 30 percent and maintenance time by up to 40 percent when ABB Ability Electrical Distribution Control System is fully implemented at other locations.

Rockwell Automation's PlantPAx DCS enhances furnace control for Minnesota glass company
April 05, 2017

Rockwell Automation's PlantPAx DCS enhances furnace control for Minnesota glass company

With so many variables, including furnace pressure, air-to-fuel ratio and controller stability, Anchor Glass knew it needed a new control system to better manage furnace operations. To help design the new system, Anchor Glass turned to Stone Technologies, a Rockwell Automation Solution Partner and member of the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork program.

Honeywell to provide process control for Chinese petrochemical company
February 14, 2017

Honeywell to provide process control for Chinese petrochemical company

Honeywell UOP will supply a range of technologies in the form of license, design, key equipment, and state-of-the-art catalysts and adsorbents, while Honeywell Process Solutions will provide the process controls and automation systems.

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Honeywell's control and safety systems selected for Turkish natural gas pipeline
December 01, 2016

Honeywell's control and safety systems selected for Turkish natural gas pipeline

The system will ensure safe operations of compressor stations along the entire length of the pipeline. The Southern Gas Corridor is a critical part of the European Union’s strategy to enhance its energy security.

Whitmore Manufacturing chooses Rockwell to automate new facility
November 08, 2016

Whitmore Manufacturing chooses Rockwell to automate new facility

In order to reduce nonconforming batches, improve quality and meet customer expectations, Whitmore decided to automate its lubricant making process and gain access to real-time information from the facility floor.

Rotork actuators deliver control for Portuguese automated wastewater treatment facility
October 24, 2016

Rotork actuators deliver control for Portuguese automated wastewater treatment facility

The Viseu Sul WWTP in Portugal’s Viseu County is the first in the country to adopt advanced membrane filtration (MBR) wastewater treatment technology.

Emerson Industrial delivers motor control to oilfield cranes
October 21, 2016

Emerson Industrial delivers motor control to oilfield cranes

A US-based specialist in the supply of complete electrical packages for oil rig cranes is using Control Techniques AC and DC drives as part of a $500,000+ order involving the upgrade of 10 LeTourneau cranes.

Elite Control Systems brings process control to Scotland whiskey distillery
October 19, 2016

Elite Control Systems brings process control to Scotland whiskey distillery

This combination of technology and 24-hour technical support will ensure that the automated control systems that Edrington uses to operate the new plant function properly, so that production remains on track

Country Maid turns to Rockwell Automation to automate production
September 28, 2016

Country Maid turns to Rockwell Automation to automate production

Country Maid had to add an additional line to help meet demand. They could either replace their mixer with a larger one, which would require expanding their facility to accommodate its size, or they could install a smaller new mixer with the new additional automated line.

MAVERICK uses DCSNext solution to move DCS migration project to final phase
August 24, 2016

MAVERICK uses DCSNext solution to move DCS migration project to final phase

DCSNext capabilities allow INEOS Styrolution to avoid any additional downtime during migration and leverage the complete benefits of the latest technology

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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.

Honeywell process automation system improves efficiency at Russian refinery
July 11, 2016

Honeywell process automation system improves efficiency at Russian refinery

Honeywell supplied the Ilsky Refinery with a complete set of services for building an integrated production control system based on its hybrid HC900 controllers.

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MedImmune Integrates Control of Distribution Center with Rockwell Automation
June 14, 2016

MedImmune Integrates Control of Distribution Center with Rockwell Automation

Vaccines are one of the pharmaceutical industry’s most perishable products. Any break in the “cold chain” could harm their potency and effectiveness. MedImmune selected the PlantPAx® process automation system from Rockwell Automation to control their cold chain distribution center's operations.

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The 'Great (DCS) Migration Project' at Emerald Kalama Chemical
May 11, 2016

The 'Great (DCS) Migration Project' at Emerald Kalama Chemical

By Daniel Visser, Istec International
The EKC "Great Migration Project' was started, with the help of Istec International and Yokogawa to replace an old DCS, during online process conditions.

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Rockwell Automation Delivers Fully Automated Control System for SAB Maltings
April 07, 2016

Rockwell Automation Delivers Fully Automated Control System for SAB Maltings

The new control system will integrate traditionally disparate, malt-production processes into a single, networked, EtherNet/IP-based solution to provide plant-wide visibility and actionable data from the malting plant’s production floor to SAB’s top floor.

High Performance Graphics Improve Gas Turbine Temperature Control
March 23, 2016

High Performance Graphics Improve Gas Turbine Temperature Control

Pigler Automation upgraded a Siemens Simatic PCS 7 used to produce electricity and steam for a paper company at one of its mills in Western Europe.

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 Benefits of an O2-based fuel controller for biomass plants
February 15, 2016

Benefits of an O2-based fuel controller for biomass plants

By Andrew Gentile and Sheldon Schultz
An O2 controller was installed in a boiler in 2010. Process data was collected in 1 minute increments on 8 June 2010. Steam flow, drum pressure percent O2, feed rate, and control mode (auto or manual) were collected. The data elements are represented as a percentage of their respective averages. This was done to compare the data on relative terms.

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Sequenced changeover yields system upgrade without production downtime
February 15, 2016

Sequenced changeover yields system upgrade without production downtime

By Marc Hunter
Recently, with the help of a consulting engineering firm and system integrator, a major Midwest steel producer successfully upgraded the main blast furnace and stove control system with no interruption in overall blast furnace or stove control system operations.

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