Product roundup: Valve accessories getting refinements, innovations

Model BR back pressure regulatorsNAV

Back pressure regulator  Available in globe or angular porting configurations, Model BR back pressure regulators control inlet pressures up to 200 psig (13.8 Barg) in multiple spring ranges, and can be used in most industrial pressure-relief applications. Model BR is available in five sizes from 3/8 in. to 2 in., and can handle materials from 20 °F to 400 °F with the appropriate body/spring chamber and trim material combinations. Cashco Inc.; 785-472-4461.   Mobile diagnostic software ValveLink Mobile software has mobile management of control valves on a Foundation fieldbus network. It’s available on 475 Field Communicators, and offers an intuitive interface…

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Béla Lipták on safety: Oil and Gas

bela liptak on safetyProcess control guru Béla Lipták discusses emerging industries aimed at exploiting unconventional fossil fuel deposits. Take advantage of Lipták’s critical view of the oil & gas industry to gain a deep understanding of the dangers inherent in its processes. Read the ebook

A pragmatic approach to digital transformation

Special ReportAndrew Hird explains how to take a pragmatic approach to digital transformation — including an IIoT-enabled vision for process automation, cloud-based analytics and more — in a recent interview with the editors of ControlRead the report.

 

Voices: Ask The Experts

Ask The Experts: Controlling levels of parallel separators

This column is moderated by Béla Lipták, automation and safety consultant and editor of the Instrument and Automation Engineers’ Handbook (IAEH). If you have an automation-related question for this column, write to liptakbela@aol.com. We have a horizontal separator that works under…

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  • Alarm management is more than just rationalization

    By Greg McMillan and Stan Weiner

    Stan: I remember the alarm panels in the good old days of analog controllers. You had to be selective as to the type and number of alarms because there were so few windows available due to cost and space. Each alarm demanded a specific action and was well documented. “First Out” sequences were…

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  • Experion PKS now embraces electrical controls, too

    By Jim Montague

    Sometimes longtime friends become informal and even official family members, but there's usually a watershed moment when relationships change from one status to another. In the case of Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS), it has long supported electric industry applications along with its…

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  • Safety Manager simplifies shutdowns at Georgia Pacific Chemicals

    By Jim Montague

    Safety shutdowns in process control applications have always been more complex than just turning off a switch, but they've become a lot easier at Georgia Pacific Chemical's nine U.S. plants thanks to coordinated efforts between their Experion PKS and Safety Manager systems. "Five years ago, we…

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  • Meter maintenance a big hit on the small screen

    By Paul Studebaker

    Think of the Internet of Things (IoT) as simply a global infrastructure for the information society, enabling advanced services by interconnecting physical and virtual things using existing and evolving interoperable information and communication technologies. “In the consumer world, IoT…

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  • Operator training simulator opens minds at Enterprise

    By Paul Studebaker

    Starting up a new unit, facility or control system can be the thrill of a lifetime, even when everything goes according to plan. An operator training simulator (OTS) can contribute to that success by allowing operators to be trained before startup, and providing a way to test and improve the…

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