The Process Analyzer Report

CONTROL’s Monthly Resource Guide

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Every month, CONTROL’s editors take a specific product area, collect all the latest, significant tools we can find, and present them here to make your job easier. If you know of any tools and resources we didn’t include, send them to wboyes@putman.net, and we’ll add them to the website.

Prevent Explosions
Website presents information about  gas detection and vapor monitoring. Subjects include gas vapors, area monitoring diffusion samples, process monitoring drawn sampling and electrochemical sensors.
Control Instruments; 973/575-9114; www.controlinstruments.com/edu.html

FT-IR Special Interpretations
Four-day training course on FT-IR Spectral Interpretation provides instruction and allows hands-on experience in the interpretation of mid-infrared spectra of prevalent classifications. New course materials, such as animated presentations and a molecular model kit, ensure concepts are easy to grasp, while a revised course book provides a comprehensive reference source.
Thermo Electron; 608/276-6196; www.thermo.com/ftircourse

IN-SITU Chemical Composition
Whitepaper presents a new process instrument design based on Raman Stokes scattering. The instrument quantifies species concentrations in liquid or gas production facilities at any point throughout a given process, from feedstock to exhaust. The Raman in-situ process analyzer is an emerging tool for measuring chemical concentration in-situ at the sampling point.
ISA; 919/549-8411; www.isa.org

Fluid Particle Analysis
This white paper from Fluid Imaging Technologies looks at the issues associated with fluid particle analysis, discusses some of the historical methods used and introduces a new technology: the continuous imaging fluid particle analyzer. It is available on the company website and in the white paper library at ControlGlobal.com
Fluid Imaging Technologies; 207/ 846-6100; www.fluimaging.com

Process Analytical training
ISA’s PAT Training and Technical Conference will be held November 6-7 at ISA headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Topics include a PAT overview, online liquid chromatography for process monitoring automation and control, sample conditioning systems, online process analyzers, process and end-point monitoring controls and tools, analyzer calibration and validation, compliance regulation for automatic systems, and more.
ISA; 919/ 549-8411; www.isa.org

Government Issue
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research website contains all the latest information on the FDA’s Process Analytical Technology (PAT) Initiative, including regulatory guidance, contact information and presentations.
USFDA/CDER; 888/463-6332; www.fda.gov/Cder/OPS/PAT.htm 

World Market
This research study covers the “World Process Analytical Instruments Markets.” It covers topics such as challenges facing the process analytical instrument industry, revenue forecasts, pricing trends, market segment analysis, market drivers and market restraints.
Frost & Sullivan; 877/463-7678; www.frost.com

Process analyzer system design
This document describes the requirements for process analyzer systems which are engineered, designed and fabricated for process measurement monitoring or control, effluent measurement monitoring or control, or  ambient atmospheric measurement monitoring or control. It is available for purchase as an individual document or as part of a subcription to a collection of documents on related process industry practices.
IHS; 800/525-7052; http://engineers.ihs.com/collections/pip/pip13.htm

Out of the Lab
An article from Control called “Stay Out of Trouble with Process Analyzers” by Wayne Labs reports that whatever the process variable or constituent to be monitored, process analyzers are out of the lab at last and ready to improve processes in real time. It continues with topics such as tracking p process chemicals, “fringe” technologies, MRI for the Process, communications and software.
Control Magazine; 630/467-1300; www.controlglobal.com/articles/2005/461.html

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