Take control of condition information

Why centralized machinery health management isn't just for the biggest companies.

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As budgets get tighter and experienced personnel become harder to come by, organizations worldwide are looking for novel ways to optimize their machinery health management. At Hexion, we’re no different. Because we operate sites around the globe, often in remote locations, we’ve quickly become accustomed to increasing effectiveness with existing resources. Hexion is a global leader in thermoset resins. From our Columbus, Ohio, headquarters, we manage more than 50 industrial global facilities. Providing our customers with the best in high-performance phenolic, epoxy and unsaturated polyester resin technologies is the core of our business, and we're always looking for…

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State of Technology: Flow measurement

cgsot 1705 DS EGThe latest flow measurement trends, technology and implementations are detailed in this new ebook from the editors of Control. Download it here.

Our latest issue: May 2017

May Cover EGSafety takes top billing in the May issue of Control, as we explore how proponents of safety efforts are making progress in the face of denial and indifference from the industry at large.  Read the issue.

Voices: Ask The Experts

How can we connect a F&G system?

We're seeking a suitable way to monitor a fire and gas system without running cables.

Q: A petrochemical plant has a PLC-based fire and gas (F&G) system with monitoring in the control room. We need to add monitoring at the fire station. Cabling between three stations (two control rooms and one fire station) and using mimic panels is not possible because of many barriers. I’m…

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    Several important changes were made to IEC 61511, Parts 1, 2 and 3, second edition, "Functional safety—safety instrumented systems for the process industry sector," issued last year. The U.S. uses a modified, nearly identical version, ANSI/ISA 84—Parts 1, 2 and 3 (61511 modified), which is…

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  • 2017 State of Technology: Flow measurement

    The latest flow measurement trends, technology and implementations are detailed in this new ebook from the editors of Control. Topics covered include: When and how to use pulse width modulation of controller outputs Getting the most out of valve positioners Maximum rangeability of linear valves…

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    By John Rezabek

    The neighboring plant became an early adopter of fieldbus when they chose the technology for an upgrade from primarily older pneumatic controls to a modern microprocessor-based DCS. In the early years of this century, choosing fieldbus meant limiting the field of potential suppliers to a smaller…

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  • Take control of condition information

    By Michael Harmata

    As budgets get tighter and experienced personnel become harder to come by, organizations worldwide are looking for novel ways to optimize their machinery health management. At Hexion, we’re no different. Because we operate sites around the globe, often in remote locations, we’ve quickly become…

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  • Process safety delayed

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    Running in place? Starting a playground swing without touching the ground? Effective, long-term process safety? All these tasks are difficult, and can seem impossible and pointless until a little momentum starts to build. Well, despite gains in some standards and technical areas, this apparent…

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