The latest expansions and contractions - September 2016

Rockwell Automation acquires Automation Control Products; Schneider Electric, Honeywell unveil new product offerings.

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Schneider Electric released Sept. 14 its Unit Performance Suite software for the oil and gas industry. Built on the firm's SimSci ROMeo platform, Unit Performance Suite combines closed-loop, real-time optimization with monitoring and workflows into one solution for refineries, and provides an easily configurable solution with intuitive dashboards. At the same time, Schneider Electric also unveiled SimSci Online, a new cloud software platform for its process design, simulation, training and optimization offerings, which will be delivered as a service. Honeywell Process Solutions launched on Sept. 8 its Symphonite portfolio of supply chain and production management…

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The latest trends in power systems

CG 1609 SOTEGFrom ensuring uninterrupted flows of clean electricity to monitoring generation and consumption throughout a facilityControl’s latest State of Technology report delves into the many aspects of power systems. Read the ebook

Béla Lipták on safety in oil & gas

bela liptak on safetyBéla Lipták discusses emerging industries aimed at exploiting unconventional fossil fuel deposits. Lipták’s critical view of the oil & gas industry explores the dangers inherent in its processes. Read the ebook

Voices: Ask The Experts

Ask The Experts: Control valve for cavitating acids?

Experts weigh in on which control valve can be used that will withstand cavitating acids.

Q: We’re facing the problem of cavitation in a control valve in very corrosive fluid (H2SO4 80% to 98%wt, or HCL 13 to 30%wt), so we’re considering PTFE-lined valves. The specific application is a level control valve for discharge into an atmospheric tank, so the differential pressure (DP) is…

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  • Special Report: Testing analog and digital I/O

    This new ebook covers testing analog and digital I/O in great detail.  Topics covered include: Troubleshooting programmable automation controller I/O at the physical level Wireless I/O still fails to communicate Programmable I/O can be a multitasking master And much more ...  Download the report.

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  • Ask The Experts: Control valve for cavitating acids?

    Q: We’re facing the problem of cavitation in a control valve in very corrosive fluid (H2SO4 80% to 98%wt, or HCL 13 to 30%wt), so we’re considering PTFE-lined valves. The specific application is a level control valve for discharge into an atmospheric tank, so the differential pressure (DP) is…

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  • Commercial off-the-shelf technology to the rescue, again

    By Paul Studebaker

    I admit, it made me a little sick to put a Pokémon GO spoof on the cover of this issue of Control, backed up with articles about IIoT and self-driving cars. It seems like we’re being awfully trendy and, for process control, irrelevant. But I think not, and here’s why. Though it’s been about…

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  • Plantman Go: The future of asset lifecycle modeling

    By Bob Sperber

    The process industries have traditionally faced chronic losses when designing plants and trying to maintain and manage asset-lifecycle data, especially during handovers from capital projects to operational plant-life phases. New solutions are available, including 3D computer-aided designs (CAD) and…

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